20 Delicious Thanksgiving Food Ideas (From Main Dish, Side Dishes To Dessert)

With Thanksgiving around the corner, it never hurts to learn a few new recipes and bring creativity to the table.

I will be presenting a Thanksgiving food list with recipes that everyone can make, so don’t worry if you don’t have the best cooking skills.

You’ll be able to make them with little effort and in no time.

Surprise your friends and family with a new Thanksgiving food recipe and bring your cooking skills to the next level.

1. Watch this to cook a perfect Thanksgiving turkey

You probably know that turkey represents a traditional meal for Thanksgiving.

And if you celebrate this holiday, it never hurts to learn a fail-safe recipe on how to make the perfect turkey and bring creativity to the table.

And who’s to ask how to make a delicious turkey if not the famous Jamie Oliver.

One of his best tips, before you start cooking, is to bring out the turkey out of the fridge at least 2 hours before you cook it. It’s an easy recipe to follow because Jamie has covered all the details in this video.

2. Try this side dishes

If Thanksgiving is one of your favorite holidays because of the tasty food and family gatherings, learn new recipes on how to decorate the table better and how to surprise your loved ones with new dishes.

I’m suggesting these three side dishes you can make this year without much effort.

The first one is flavorful orange glazed carrots.

The second is a twist on a classic side dish, roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and maple syrup. And the third is roasted parsnips. All three will become your family’s favorite.

3. Let's make the best-mashed potato

If you’re looking for the most luxurious and most delicious mashed potato recipe for Thanksgiving, look no further because Sarah Carey will help you cook it today.

Although turkey is one of the main food on the table that everyone’s most excited about, have you noticed that the mashed potatoes are actually the first to be finished off?

If you want to learn how to make the best and most delicious mashed potato that will impress your family and friends this Thanksgiving, follow these tips and give this recipe a try.

4. Let's make a bacon cornbread stuffing

Are you looking for a delicious new recipe for stuffing to make this Thanksgiving?

If so, Sarah Carey has you covered on this too.

She will show you how to make the best bacon cornbread stuffing you’ve ever tasted in your life.

It will bring your cooking skills to the next level and add some creativity to your holiday table.

As you may or may not know, bacon makes every dish much better. So, why not add it to your stuffing today?

5. This cake is such a beauty

If you’re bored of the traditional desserts you make every year for Thanksgiving, give this recipe a try.

It’s called the Matcha mousse cake and will definitely surprise your friends and family on Thanksgiving.

I don’t have to add any comments for this recipe because it speaks for itself.

It makes the ideal dessert and it looks like a piece of art.

6. Here is another 10 recipes

If you want to make this Thanksgiving special, I recommend you add some of these 10 delicious recipes to the menu and share delicious food with your friends and family.

You have parmesan potato stacks, dinner rolls, roasted turkey breast, a cranberry sauce, macaroni and cheese, honey roasted carrots, homemade crescent rolls, baked parmesan sweet potato fries, roasted brussels sprouts, and potato gratin.

Plenty to choose from.

7. Classic creamy corn pudding to surprise your family with

If you haven’t added creamy corn pudding to the table on Thanksgiving, you don’t know what you’re missing.

It’s prepared with water, stewed corn, and optional texturing and flavoring ingredients. It’s one of the best desserts ever.

And if you want to learn how to make it, watch this video. It provides an easy recipe on classic creamy corn pudding.

8. Let's try this sweetcorn fritters recipe from Gordon Ramsay

Gordon Ramsay is one of the most respected and most trusted cooks around the world with a reputation that’s hard to outmatch.

So, there’s no reason to doubt his recipe on sweetcorn fritters and yogurt dip.

He proves that canned food may be used to create Thanksgiving food to die for.

He’ll show you how to make the best delicious sweetcorn fritters. It’s really a nice dish made with fresh herbs and store-cupboard ingredients.

9. Chicken and mushroom pie

Another delicious recipe from the cooking master, Jamie Oliver I will present today is the chicken and mushroom pie.

It’s an easy and quick recipe your friends and family to enjoy on Thanksgiving. It goes perfectly with mash and greens and it’s a mouthwatering warmer.

Follow his steps and tips on how to make it and outmatch yourself this year.

10. Let's try this cauliflower cheese

Another recipe on macaroni and cheese that’s just as delicious as the previous one is the Keto Mac and Cheese by Headbanger’s Kitchen.

He says that it’s a very dear dish of his because it’s made by his mother’s recipes.

And we all know mothers make the most delicious meals, especially for holidays like Thanksgiving.

So, if you’re looking for an old-fashioned recipe for mac and cheese, you will fall in love with this one at first bite.

11. Have you tried this Spanish omelet?

I just can’t get enough of Jamie Oliver and his mouthwatering recipes.

Just looking at his videos, it makes me hungry.

Not to imagine how his dishes taste like in person.

So, if you’re also a fan of his work, and you want to make an omelet in a different way, this is the recipe for you.

It’s a recipe for Spanish omelet you can add as a side dish or main dish to the table for this Thanksgiving.

It’s made with only 3 ingredients. Find out how.

12. Let's try these recipes

If you’re not very good at cooking but you still want to prepare tasty food and surprise your loved ones on Thanksgiving, don’t worry because I have you covered with these 7 easy Thanksgiving recipes.

They don’t require cooking skills and they’re easy to make.

You have loaded cheese-stuffed mashed potato balls, roasted vegetable salad, loaded sweet potato skins, a deep-fried turkey, apple spice cake, and apple pie bread pudding.

13. Try these recipes from Bobby 

Another list of easy Thanksgiving recipes you will love is the next one consisting of 5 best recipes to add on your table this year.

They’re perfect for Thanksgiving but you can also prepare them for other holidays and occasions too.

So, as I mentioned before, this holiday is all about the turkey, but that doesn’t mean you have to focus on cooking turkey only but also a side dish.

You have cranberry sauce, skillet cornbread and three other foods you can learn how to cook if you watch this video. They’re all easy to make.

14. Need Thanksgiving desserts recipes?

Don’t just focus on cooking the best turkey for Thanksgiving this year.

Pay attention to the desert too and give your Thanksgiving dinner a nice and delicious finish.

You will be presented with many recipes for desserts including chocolate hazelnut souffle, cracker candy, cinnamon sugar cheesecake bars, chocolate banana bread pudding, a chocolate almond braid, Hasselback apples, salted s’mores truffles, and tasty red velvet churros.

15. Looking for vegan food recipes? Try this

If you’re a vegan and you want to surprise your vegan friends with new vegan recipes, watch this video.

It will teach you how to make the perfect and most delicious feast in less than 2 hour.

You can use these recipes for Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving.

The dinner includes mashed potatoes, gravy, stove top stuffing, tempeh cutlets, a pumpkin pie.

If you like what you’re hearing, jump to the video immediately and give this dinner a try.

16. Yummy vegan dessert!

If you’re a vegan and you want to take your vegan cooking to the next level, this is the video for you.

It features the recipes for the best vegan desserts you can add to your vegan Thanksgiving table.

You will learn how to make the most delicious pumpkin pie, an apple tart with an amazing walnut crust and pecan pie.

You’ll absolutely adore all three.

17. Try this delicious apple and cranberry crumble

One more dessert recipe coming from the master of cooking, the one and only, Gordon Ramsay.

In this video, he will teach you how to make the perfect apple and cranberry crumble.

You can add it to your Thanksgiving table and allow your friends and family to enjoy the best dessert you’ve ever made.

It’s the ultimate British recipe for cranberry and apple crumble, but you’ll notice some Gordon Ramsay twists.

A delicious must-make.

18. Have you tried fried green tomatoes?

Inspired by the movie of the same name, fried green tomatoes will definitely spice up your Thanksgiving table this year.

If you want to boost your Southern side, this deep-fried dish will do the job.

It’s nothing like you and your family have ever tasted before.

19. Looking for drinks recipes?

If you’re in the mood for a margarita jungle juice, I’ve got this epic recipe that will blow your mind.

Keep in mind you don’t have to spend all the money they have spent on making this drink unless you have a lot of people coming over for Thanksgiving this year.

You’ll need tequila, triple sec, peach schnapps, freshly squeezed lime juice, orange juice, pineapple juice, mangoes, pineapples, watermelons and limes to get the party started.

20. Let's make tamales from the movie Coco!

Inspired by the movie of the same name, these Coco tamales make the ideal Oscar party snack. It’s one of the must-make recipes on the list and also my favorite.

It will take you time to make them, but they’re worth the time and effort. In the end, you’ll wish you have made more because they will vanish the minute you place them on the table.

They can even take the place of the turkey as a traditional Thanksgiving dish.

Which one of these are you going to cook?

Well, there you go, folks. I hope I’ve helped you find your next favorite Thanksgiving food recipe.

I’ve provided a lot of recipes suggested by cooking masters such as Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsay, and many others respectful cooks.

So, don’t hesitate to try the ones you like best and surprise everyone with bringing something unseen to the table.