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Thanksgiving Menu 2021 (each recipe you want!)

Our 2021 Thanksgiving menu is right here and my oh my is it scrumptious. We’re sharing each recipe you want in your Thanksgiving desk in addition to our week-of guidelines to depart you feeling ready and stress-free going into Thanksgiving Day.

woman placing turkey on a thanksgiving table

Hellooooo, 2021 Thanksgiving

Glad Thanksgiving, mates! This yr we’re taking issues up a notch with some wonderful new recipes so as to add to your Thanksgiving desk. We’re speaking a SMOKED turkey, wonderful sides and probably the most lovely apple tart you’ve ever seen.

Regardless when you’re internet hosting this yr or heading over to a member of the family or pal’s home, we’ve acquired you coated with the final Thanksgiving menu and our go-to suggestions that can assist you really feel ready and stress-free going into Thanksgiving Day. Let’s get into it, lets?!

5 women sitting at a thanksgiving table

Desk of Contents

  • Thanksgiving Menu 2021
  • Week-Of Prep Information
  • Cheap Decor Concepts
  • Extra Fashionable Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Menu 2021

What we’re making

Ultimate Smoked Turkey w/ Smoked Turkey Brine (serves 15)

Our smoked turkey recipe is exceptionally juicy. It’s brined overnight and seasoned with a scrumptious turkey seasoning. It might take a little bit of time, however it’s so price it.

Please word that the variety of servings for this dish will rely upon the dimensions of your chicken!

man carving a turkey at a thanksgiving table

Delicious Mushroom Gravy (serves 8)

Our mushroom gravy is a MUST at your Thanksgiving desk. It’s tremendous wealthy and flavorful, and might be made shortly forward within the days main as much as Turkey Day after which reheated on the day of. What’s to not love?!

Smoked Turkey Gravy — you can even put together a fast and straightforward gravy utilizing the drippings and yummy juices that the turkey makes throughout smoking, the leftover basting liquid (when you have any), and 1 cup of broth.

mushroom gravy in a gravy boat on a thanksgiving table

Crockpot Mashed Potatoes (serves 16)

Mashed potatoes – is there actually a greater Thanksgiving aspect dish? I believe not. These 7 ingredient Crockpot mashed potatoes are amazingly creamy, buttery, and oh-so simple to make! 

Please word that these Crockpot mashed potatoes serve 16, so be at liberty to 1/2 the recipe when you’re serving much less individuals (except you’re seeking to have ample leftovers like we’re!).

crockpot mashed potatoes in a serving bowl

Green Bean Casserole with Bacon (serves 6-8)

Our green bean casserole with bacon is a selfmade model of a basic inexperienced bean casserole, however as an alternative of utilizing a cream of mushroom soup it options a tremendous bacon roux. Sure, we stated BACON ROUX.

green bean casserole with bacon in a casserole dish

Smoked Mac and Cheese (serves 6)

Our sister web site, The Cheese Knees is comin’ in clutch with an unbelievable smoked mac and cheese recipe to serve at your Thanksgiving desk. Your smoker is already up and working in your turkey, so why not whip up this smoked mac and cheese that includes The Cheese Knees’ FAMOUS mac and cheese sauce.

smoked mac and cheese in a casserole dish

Favorite Thanksgiving Salad (serves 4-6)

This Thanksgiving Salad has been our go-to for YEARS. This scrumptious salad options massaged kale, apple, walnuts (this yr we’re utilizing pecans!), goat cheese, dried cherries, and our favourite French dressing! You really can’t go fallacious with this salad.

thanksgiving salad in a bowl

Lemon Ginger Cranberry Sauce (serves 6)

Why make boring ol’ cranberry sauce when you can also make lemon ginger cranberry sauce from scratch?! We’re utilizing contemporary cranberries, grated ginger, lemon zest, and maple syrup for sweetener.

lemon ginger cranberry sauce in a bowl

Beautiful Apple Tart (serves 9)

This apple tart recipe is made with a scrumptious gingersnap crust and a stunning apple rose within the center. It’s baked to perfection and brushed with a easy honey butter discount.

apple tart in a tart pan

Week-of Prep Information

Since we’re Thanksgiving obsessed AND we care about *you*, we did a bit check run for week-of Thanksgiving preparation!

Try our Monday – Thursday preparation information to make your 2021 Thanksgiving as stress-free as might be.


PS: for this information, we’re assuming you’re making every part from this menu in order that we can provide you a day-by-day breakdown!


  • Make grocery record.
  • Go to the grocery retailer.
  • Turkey >> in case your turkey is frozen, be certain to start out thawing it at present when you haven’t already.



Thursday – Thanksgiving Day!

You can be reheating a lot of your dishes from the previous couple of days. We advocate heating all dishes at about 350ºF for 20-40 minutes relying on the recipe.

plate of thanksgiving dinner food

Cheap Decor Concepts

Ornamental Vases + dried flowers

Now we have been obsessive about small ornamental vases that we are able to put dried flowers in. These actually fill any gap in your thanksgiving desk and are so fairly!

Candles, candles, candles

Candles could make any meal really feel particular. We love candle sticks, tea candles, and large candles! This yr, preserve issues easy and use little jars you already personal with tea candles or candle sticks from round your own home.

jar with candle

Gown up your chicken!

There’s no motive why you possibly can’t end off your wonderful smoked turkey by dressing it up a bit earlier than serving in your Thanksgiving desk. We opted for orange slices, contemporary cranberries and contemporary herbs for a stunning and straightforward end surrounding our turkey on its serving platter!

whole smoked turkey on a thanksgiving table

Extra Thanksgiving Recipes

You could find all of our hottest Thanksgiving recipes here, however we thought we’d record out our favorites from over time.





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