One of the first rules of Thanksgiving is that there really are no rules! Make what you and your family like and enjoy. Add an old family recipe to your menu, or try something new. After all, Thanksgiving is all about celebrating family and friends and eating a meal together in a festive setting.
Easy Thanksgiving Menus
- Quickest and Easiest Thanksgiving Dinner Menu
This menu employs just about all of the shortcuts and tricks in my repertoire. Make-ahead recipes and cooking turkey from the frozen state, along with help from the slow cooker, makes this menu (almost) a breeze.
- My Family's Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
This is the classic menu my family makes (and devours!) every Thanksgiving. The stuffing is so good it can be served all on its own, and it's converted everyone who ever tried it! Yum.
- Rustic Thanksgiving Menu
A gorgeous turkey stuffed with a bacon, cornbread, and cranberry mixture is the centerpiece for this homey menu. It's a great choice for a slightly different and, well, rustic meal.
- Classic Thanksgiving Menu
A turkey stuffed with a chestnut filling is the perfect centerpiece for this classic and delicious menu. Traditional gravy and mashed potatoes round out the feast.
- Turkey Breast Menu
Unless you're serving eight or more people, a turkey breast is a great idea for Thanksgiving dinner. This menu hits all the high spots, but is super easy to make.