Thanksgiving Dinner is something that everyone looks forward to as soon as the Holiday season is here! Your guests look forward to Roasted Turkey, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Savory Gravy, Herbed Stuffing, and Pie! You want to make sure you have your Traditional Thanksgiving Menu planned and ready to go.
If you need a few tried and true recipes or this is your first time hosting Thanksgiving or you want some new recipes to add to your menu, this is a great resource with all the Thanksgiving recipes you need!
Feeding Your Thanksgiving House Guests
You may be hosting friends and family in your home for more than just Thanksgiving Day. Most likely they are staying for a couple nights over the long Holiday weekend.
You will obviously want to feed then while they are staying with you… to make that task as easy as possible check out this post Easy Meals for House Guests, it will help you feed everyone during their stay!
It includes 4 breakfast menus, 4 lunch menus, 12 dinner menus with recipes, store bought and make ahead items.
Breakfast Before Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a day of EATING. Generally we start with a big breakfast and then don’t eat again until the main event, which tends to be mid-day. Here is an amazing breakfast menu to serve your crowd:
Here is the main event, Thanksgiving Dinner… Below are all the recipes you need from turkey to dessert, and even some ideas for your leftovers!
Don’t forget to grab this FREE THANKSGIVING PRINTABLE for your place settings, asking everyone what they are thankful for on Thanksgiving!
Choose one option for your turkey. If you are serving 10 people you will want to have a 10-12 lb. turkey. If you are buying a frozen turkey, make sure you set a reminder to take it out of the freezer about 3 days in advance and pop it in the fridge for thawing.
Some people like to have two potato options; mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes. You can choose to have both or choose to just have mashed potatoes.
When you make mashed potatoes you want to have ½ lb. of raw potatoes per person. Most of these recipes are for 3 lbs of potatoes, I would double the recipes for 10 people, that way you have leftovers too!
If you are having turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, there better be some gravy. Don’t worry about making sure you have enough drippings to make the gravy. I have an easy (and super flavorful) gravy recipe that doesn’t need drippings.
Both of these recipes will make about 3 cups, I would recommend doubling the recipe for 10 people. You can freeze any leftovers too!
Stuffing or Dressing
Is it stuffing or dressing?! Whatever you call it, make sure you have at least one variety on your holiday table.
I would recommend doubling any of these recipe for 10 people, that ensure some leftovers too!
We are mildly obsessed with cranberries here at Mom’s Dinner. Choose one of these cranberry recipes for your Thanksgiving table. 1 recipe will be plenty for 10 people.
Choose one veggie to have as a side dish.
Extra Side Dish
Isn’t abundance the name of the season. Choose one or two extra side dishes to add to your Thanksgiving menu.
Bread & Rolls
If you love to bake, by all means make some homemade rolls! But store bought or bakery rolls are also great, this is a great place to save some time and energy in the kitchen.
You will want to plan on 2 rolls per person, so for 10 people make sure you have 20 rolls. Don’t forget the butter, and don’t forget to put it out to soften!
Some say this is the part of the mean anyone remembers, so make it really really good! Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and Pecan Pie are traditional, but here are some other options:
We love a good cocktail, especially at the holidays. These drinks are prefect for the winter weather and flavored for the holidays.
Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes
Our very favorite leftover turkey recipe is Turkey Pot Pie, hands down!
Or you can swap out the chicken for shredded turkey in any of these recipes:
- Chicken Enchiladas or Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas
- Chicken Poblano Soup
- Creamy Chicken and Noodles
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Hot Chicken and Artichoke Salad
Leftover mashed potatoes can be dressed up to make Twice Baked Potato Casserole.