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How to create the perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

Updated on November 27, 2013

Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

- Turkey

- Mashed Potatoes, Yams, or Sweet Potatoes

- Green Bean Casserole or Squash

- Stuffing or Dressing

- Biscuits, Dinner Rolls, or Bread

- Cranberry Sauce

- Pie and Ice Cream

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner is usually turkey, with delicious side dishes and pie for desert!

On this page you will find recipes for many of these great Thanksgiving dinner dishes, as well as tips to follow to make a delicious dinner!

Whether this is your first time or 20th time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I hope that you find a delicious recipe or learn a new cooking tip on this page!

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    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      5 years ago

      My grandmother made it look so easy!

    • Rangoon House profile image


      6 years ago from Australia

      I love that butter cutter! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

    • Coffeebreak9am profile image


      6 years ago

      Not quite ready..but I am very last is more exciting that favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner is the homemade cranberry sauce and the apple pie.

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      6 years ago

      mashed potatoes!

    • Michey LM profile image

      Michey LM 

      6 years ago

      I am almost there, decorations are in place, but cooking didn't start yet... at least I created my "to do list".

      Happy Thanksgiving

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      6 years ago

      Almost Ready! My favs are my mashed potatoes and the Turkey.

    • WindyWintersHubs profile image


      6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in October and I usually cook a turkey (or my mom does). Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Essentially Ind profile image

      Essentially Ind 

      6 years ago

      Wowwwww lovely. thank you so much for sharing these lovely ideas..........:)

    • Elsie Hagley profile image

      Elsie Hagley 

      6 years ago from New Zealand

      No Thanks giving in New Zealand, but I would like a piece of your pumpkin pie please.

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      C A Chancellor 

      6 years ago from US/TN

      I'm not ready at all! I wish it wasn't so early this year.

    • eccles1 profile image


      6 years ago

      You put it together very well you covered it all, great job! I love cooking also and when Thanksgiving comes around I am ready for it all ! Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Jo-Jackson profile image


      6 years ago

      We don't have Thanksgiving in Australia but you make the food sound delicious!

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      6 years ago

      Great ideas. Thanks!

    • bgassociate profile image


      6 years ago

      great recipes. nice lens. thanks.

    • delia-delia profile image


      6 years ago

      Thanksgiving is everyday for to speak! I like having my family over and cooking. We have a traditional meal, but we add some Puerto Rican food that my husband is used to eating on Turkey day.

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      6 years ago

      I like celebrating anytime, wonderful recipes.

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      food monkey 

      7 years ago

      sour cream and raisin pie! and about half the recipes you have on this lens :)

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      7 years ago

      pumpkin pie. but I'm finicky about my pumpkin pie and I have yet to come across a recipe that suits my taste and I'm hoping that yours will be The one! I'm sure it is because the rest look great!

    • Coffeebreak9am profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Lens just in time...than you...

    • l-may profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      To all of you, thank you for your congratulations. Happy Thanksgiving too!

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      7 years ago

      Congratulations for being included on the Best of Lists, 75 Lenses You Shouldn't Miss This Thanksgiving by SquidTeam, and Happy Thanksgiving! - Kathy

    • funcook profile image


      8 years ago

      I love pumpkin pie, cornbread stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce...well, all of it! Great job!

    • W3i-RK profile image


      8 years ago

      This is such a fun lens. On my lens, Free Thanksgiving Screensavers, one of the screensavers actually rotates recipes along with the Thanksgiving images. I love learning new recipes. Thanks for posting so many great options for the holiday.

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      June Campbell 

      8 years ago from North Vancouver, BC, Canada

      Your Thanksgiving recipes look amazing. I will certainly be back later to check them out.

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      9 years ago

      I actually love hosting Thanksgiving at my home. It is fun to prepare the menu and welcome everyone into your home.

    • Kiwisoutback profile image


      9 years ago from Massachusetts

      This all looks delicious. Thanks for the tips!

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      BusyMOM LM 

      10 years ago

      Wonderful lens and informative too. Check out my complimentary lens on Thanksgiving Appetizers. All the best and happy turkey day!

    • SpicySun profile image


      11 years ago

      Hi! Great lens! I can't wait to read more.....Please visit my new lens Spicy Sun Rubs and Dips! It is soooo delicious! Your friend, SPICY!

    • DogWhisperWoman1 profile image


      11 years ago

      I have a friend who eats her desert and then her dinner on holidays! 5* Dog Whisper Woman

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      Gatsby LM 

      11 years ago

      Boy that turkey looks tasty! 5* Solve Dog Behavior Problems

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      11 years ago

      Great job, really well done, I've lensrolled yours as well! Thanks for dropping by mine. - Kathy

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      Robin S 

      11 years ago from USA

      Yum, I can't wait for the big day. I love turkey. Thanks for a great lens!

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      11 years ago

      Lots of great help here for a great Thanksgiving meal! Thanks! I've given you 5 stars and a lens roll!


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