10 Thanksgiving 2021 Recipes

All the recipes for Thanksgiving you could need, from an easy Thanksgiving turkey to stuffing, side dishes, dessert, holiday brunch and a leftover recipe!

Thanksgiving marks the official start of the holiday season. And every year, we celebrate by eating ourselves into a deep, turkey-induced slumber.

From Thanksgiving brunch to — what else — the turkey, here are some simple recipes geared at keeping you out of the kitchen as much as possible so you can spend more time with family.

Thanksgiving Turkey In 30 Minutes + Stewed Veggies (Instant Pot Recipe)

Of course, a traditional Thanksgiving meal wouldn’t be complete without the bird. This super easy Thanksgiving turkey breast recipe is ready ultra-fast in 30-minutes thanks to the use of a pressure cooker, but you can pop it in the oven for that golden, crispy skin.

The turkey meat is falling off the bone, seasoned with herbs, steamed in ale, and comes with a built-in side of stewed carrots, onion and celery. Thanksgiving dinner has never been easier!

Chorizo Fig Sourdough Stuffing

This Thanksgiving stuffing recipe is a sweet, smoky and tangy twist on a classic, with familiar flavors like sage and celery. herby, savory, moist and a little bit sweet

Bonus: You can make it ahead and reheat the day of serving!

Vegan Spiced Pumpkin Banana Bread

Sliced pumpkin banana bread sits in a pan, on a cutting board.

This heavenly spiced pumpkin bread is naturally vegan and perfect for Thanksgiving brunch, a sweet treat or a snack for guests to nibble on while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner.

Jazz it up with walnuts or chocolate chips, or even try making the muffin version of this recipe!

Magic Maple Mustard Tahini Salad Dressing

Maple mustard dressing tahini sauce in a jar with spoon dripping sauce. Lemons, maple syrup and tahini are in the background.

If you’re serving a side salad, look no further for the perfect autumnal dressing! This 4-ingredient, 5-minute dressing adds tangy-sweet flair to everything from salad to vegetables, chicken or salmon. No special equipment needed.

The Best Pumpkin Pancakes Ever

Maple syrup is poured onto a stack ricotta pumpkin spice pancakes.

These super fluffy, moist pumpkin ricotta pancakes are pillowy and thick, and flavored with spices and maple syrup. They’re so easy, but taste like an item on a fancy guest menu.

Perfect for entertaining holiday brunch guests!

Cinnamon Baked Apples + Salted Caramel, Hazelnuts

Cinnamon baked apples with hazelnuts and caramels in the middle lined up on a sheet pan

These easy maple syrup-drenched baked cinnamon apples with a salted caramel in the middle and toasty hazelnuts are a super cozy, healthy-ish dessert at 110 calories apiece! Perfect for guests looking for lighter dessert fare other than the traditional pumpkin pie.

Hot Spiced Caramel Apple Cider

A ladle hovers over a pot of hot spiced apple cider with star anise and cinnamon sticks inside.

Apple cider is a holiday season staple for a reason, and your guests will love sipping on this 4-ingredient stovetop cider while lounging around.

Bonus: Make this into a cocktail, spiced cider, or iced cider drink!

Easy Roasted Garlic + Rosemary Bread

It never hurts to have a loaf of bread lying around on Thanksgiving, whether it’s for a charcuterie board or to soak up all the delicious drippings pooling on your plate. This simple loaf with roasted garlic and dried rosemary is a flavorful crowd-pleaser.

Loaded Butternut Squash Boats

These festive loaded butternut squash halves are piled high with a buttery sage-hazelnut stuffing and topped with pomegranate seeds. Butternut squash is too good to be relegated to ravioli and soups!

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie

We’ve all been there: It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’re saddled with more turkey than you would ever like to eat. Break out of your leftovers rut with this quick and comforting pot pie.

There’s a good chance that you’ve probably got all the ingredients you need lying around the kitchen! Making pot pie from scratch isn’t nearly as complicated as you might think.

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