My Top 5 Thanksgiving Dishes


Bryce Ritchey

  1. Pumpkin Pie

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a generous slice of pumpkin pie. Bursting with flavor, this pumpkin pie recipe is velvety, moist, and tastes incredible. The pie filling is creamy, rich, and just sweet enough to balance some spice from cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. This classic pumpkin pie is garnished with cranberries but can also be topped with a dollop of softly whipped cream. Because pumpkin pie has to be stored in the fridge, it makes an excellent make-ahead dessert.

  1. Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is an essential component of every holiday meal. It’s fresh, it’s vibrant, and actually pretty healthy. This sauce – a harmonious combination of sweet and tart – is perfect with Thanksgiving turkey. The flavors just seem to be made for each other. And the sauce is excellent to spread over turkey in your leftover turkey sandwiches. 

  1. Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts

This Brussels sprouts recipe from The Kitchen will become a staple on your Thanksgiving dinner table once you try it. It hits all the right notes thanks to perfectly charred vegetables dressed in smooth honey and tangy balsamic vinegar.

  1. Mashed Potatoes 

Is there anything more comforting than enjoying a bowl of creamy mashed potatoes? Making the perfect mashed potatoes is essential to a holiday meal, especially if you want to impress your guests. To make sure everything goes as planned this holiday season, we’ve put together some simple tips and tricks for making the ultimate mashed potatoes. 

  1. Roasted Turkey 

We’ve already filled you in on how to carve a turkey like a chef. But have you chosen your Thanksgiving turkey recipe yet? Here’s a simple roast turkey recipe that’s delicious and easy to make so that your bird is cooked perfectly. You’ll need just a handful of ingredients: butter, salt, pepper and turkey.