Whether this is your first Thanksgiving or you are a Thanksgiving veteran, this guide to cooking Thanksgiving from start to finish will be a great resource for your whole meal. These are recipes that I have been using for years for my own Thanksgiving table, and I hope that you enjoy these recipes as much as my family and I have enjoyed them.
Now I know that my blog typically focuses on healthy recipes, but you’ll see here that I don’t cut corners when it comes to butter, cream, or indulgence during the holidays. I personally believe that the healthiest thing you can do during the holidays is enjoying your family, friends, and meals without counting calories or points.
How to cook a Thanksgiving Turkey from start to finish
Turkey is the centerpiece for Thanksgiving. You can overcook the stuffing, you can drop a pie, and you can even burn your crescent rolls, but serving a dry Thanksgiving turkey? In 2020? The year's been hard enough. Let's do this right.
Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board - Trader Joe's Charcuterie
I only serve one holiday appetizer, and that's my Thanksgiving Charcuterie Board with homemade sweet hot mustard. It is a family tradition, and it makes my life easier because I don't have to cook anything the day of. Who has the time or oven space? Check out my full Charcuterie Board Guide here for my recommendations for an easy and affordable charcuterie board.
Thanksgiving side dishes guide
While I love Thanksgiving Turkey, I live for the sides. As you may know, this is predominantly a healthy food blog. I eat turkey all the time. I don't however, eat mashed potatoes, candied sweet potatoes, fresh cranberry sauce, or stuffing. Thanksgiving has the best side dishes. Below you can find the recipes to what I'm serving this Thanksgiving and a few healthy Thanksgiving recipes already on my blog.