10 Easy-to-Make Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menus 2018


This year, we're giving thanks for these simple Thanksgiving dinner menus.

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Build the best feast ever this year with our easy Thanksgiving menus. From vegan and vegetarian ideas to make-ahead menus and traditional Thanksgiving dinners, there's something for everyone, no matter what flavors you crave. Whip up one of these Thanksgiving dinner menus from start to finish, or mix and match recipes for appetizers, desserts, and everything in between.

1.Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Menu

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Believe it or not, you can make almost every Thanksgiving course in your trusty slow cooker. Save yourself time and effort by letting a few of these dishes cook while you work on other recipes.

Main Course:

Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels


Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Cooker Stuffing

Cooker Green Bean Casserole


Cooker Pecan Bread Pudding

2.Vegan Thanksgiving Menu

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Guests who forgo all animal products can still enjoy a decadent Thanksgiving dinner. Our vegan menu makes going meat-, dairy-, and egg-free easy for everyone at the table.


Vegan Stuffed Mushrooms

Thanksgiving Harvest Salad

Main Course:

Whole Roasted Cauliflower


Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Mac and Cheese


Vegan Pumpkin Pie

3.Friendsgiving Menu

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Host a laid-back feast with your small town community, like Erin and Ben Napier of HGTV's Home Town. This BYOCACD ("Bring Your Own Chair and Covered Dish") party features lots of delicious sides that everyone can share.

Main Course:

Red Chile and Orange-Glazed Turkey


Erin Napier's Skillet Cornbread

Grape Salad

Cheesy Rice

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Squash Casserole

Braised Greens


Bourbon-Pecan Pie

4.Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu

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Who said you need turkey to have a delicious Thanksgiving?! Ditch the meat and opt for these classic meatless dishes instead.


Corn Fritters

Ricotta and Strawberry Toast

Main Course:

Tofurkey Roast

Mushroom Herb Gravy


Asparagus, Peas, and Tomato with Herb Butter

Anchor Steam Mac and Cheese

Pepper Jack Corn Muffins

Ricotta Mashed Potatoes


Apple Blossom Tart

Fall Apple Cranberry Pie

5.Easy Thanksgiving Menu

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This year, do yourself a favor with blessedly simple recipes that deliver on flavor while still allowing you time to, say, sneak a nip of bourbon with grandpa (don't forget the glassware and whiskey stones!). Woven placemats look elegant yet fuss-free. Roll out a runner, light some candlesticks, and add a bouquet to complete the quick and easy table setting.

Main Course:

Turkey Roulade Three Ways


Rosemary Monkey Bread Stuffing

Brussels Sprouts Gratin

Slow-Cooker Mashed Potatoes

Sweet Potato-and-Cauliflower Salad


Sweet Potato Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Cookie Crust

Grape Slab Pie

6.Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Menu

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Whether you have a gluten intolerance or have decided to give it up for other reasons, these recipes prove you don't need gluten to have a delicious Thanksgiving.


Creamy Feta Stuffed Peppers

Rosemary-Infused Wild Rice Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Course:

The Perfect Roast Turkey

Crispy Garlic Smashed Baby Potatoes

Pull-Apart Dinner Rolls

Green Bean Casserole

Cinnamon Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Cranberries

Pumpkin Roll

Maple Pumpkin Pie

7.Grandma's Thanksgiving Menu

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Pull out the vintage china! We added a few fresh twists to time-tested staples, from green bean casserole to cranberry sauce, for a retro meal rooted in nostalgia. Oh, and don't forget to queue up an old-school playlist to match.

Main Course:

Herb and Citrus Butter Roasted Turkey


Apple-Walnut Stuffing

Maple Meringue Sweet Potato Casserole

Green Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots

Rosemary-Port Cranberry Sauce


Chocolate Brown Sugar Butter Cake with Spiced Pumpkin Frosting

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Fudge Pie

8.Rustic Thanksgiving Menu

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This down-home gathering with a hint of Texas twang (deep-fried turkey! cranberry salsa!) is perfect for the casual, potluck kind of crowd. Opt for simple dishes (serve the chili spoonbread straight out of the cast iron skillet!) and use wood slices instead of chargers.

Main Course:

Fried Turkey


Pickled Peach-and-Cranberry Salsa

Jalapeño-Green Chili Spoonbread

Baked Kale Gratin

Sorghum-Glazed Sweet Potatoes


Apple Crostata

Maple Granola Pecan Pie

9.Elegant Thanksgiving Menu9 thanksgiving-elegant-food

This spread celebrates the season's bounty with crowd favorites taken up a notch. A simple white table runner and fresh flowers set the scene beautifully.

Main Course:

Pear-Thyme Brined Turkey


Buttermilk-Boursin Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Acorn Squash with Maple Bacon Drizzle

French Green Beans with Garlicky Almond Breadcrumbs

Shaved Brussels Sprout-and-Chestnut Salad


Toffee Crunch Cake

Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake

Lemon-Coconut Tart

10.Over-the-Top Thanksgiving Menu


This tasty menu will guarantee every single guest experiences a post-dinner food coma.

Main Course:

Easiest Salt-and-Pepper Turkey

Rosemary and Bourbon Gravy


Fresh Herb Spoon Rolls

Apricot-Wild Rice Stuffing

Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

Baked Two-Cheese Rigatoni


Pumpkin Pie with Oat-Pecan Crust

Mocha Cream Pie


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