Easy Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Easy Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and you may be asking yourself: What should I cook? What can I cook in an apartment? Do I have enough time?

Well, you have come to the right place! Below are some Thanksgiving favorites that will satisfy your taste buds and have you feeling like you’re at grandma’s with a home cooked meal!


There is one thing everyone can agree on about thanksgiving and that is the amount of food consumed. To get the day started, enjoy some light snacks and appetizers while the main course is still cooking. We have put together a few ideas to get you started!

Turkey Snack Board

If you enjoy charcuterie boards, then this Turkey Snack Board is for you. All you need is your favorite crackers, cheeses, half a pear, some veggies, fruits, nuts, and a variety of deli meat!


Cranberry Brie Bites

These bite size cranberry bites are so simple and will for sure be a favorite with your thanksgiving guests. All you need is three simple ingredients, brie, cranberry sauce and puff pastry. These ingredients can be found at any local grocery store. Tip: make sure to do your thanksgiving shopping prior to the day so you can avoid sold out shelves!

How to make Cranberry Brie Bites Recipe

Cranberry Meatballs

First, who doesn’t love a saucy meatball? If you watch football on Thanksgiving Day, then these meatballs will WIN over your guests. They’re so easy and you can start them the night before and have them ready in time for kickoff.



If you are looking for a festive and easy drink for guests either under or over 21, these could be up your alley!

Non-Alcoholic Spicy Pear Punch

A delicious punch can be a hit among guests, especially when its fits into the season. This Spicy Pear Punch will not only satisfy both kids and adults who are looking for a refreshing beverage but also work with your thanksgiving starters and meal.

Click here for the recipe.

Caramel Apple Cider Mimosa

Mimosas, the perfect brunch drink but now to be the perfect Thanksgiving adult beverage!

In this recipe, you substitute champagne and orange juice for apple cider and vodka. Add a fun rim and you will be toasting in no time!



The main player in the Thanksgiving Meal!

No Fuss Turkey

If you are looking for a step by step recipe how to cook a turkey, then this recipe is for you!

Easy Thanksgiving Turkey

Crock Pot Cranberry Turkey

Looking for a no stress turkey. Then the crock pot recipe is your answer to success!



Can’t forget the potatoes! Do you even live in the mid-west if potatoes aren’t part of the main course?

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

A classic dish with a twist! An added flavor of garlic can take your potatoes from tasty to delicious is no time.

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Creamy, Garlicky & Buttery!)

Cheesy Potatoes

Don’t worry, we included the classic cheesy potatoes dish!

The Best Cheesy Potato Casserole


For some, vegetables are a tough sell. These recipes will insure a serving of vegetables on every plate.

Roasted Carrots

These roasted carrots are not only savory but also sweet! If you like to cook with family or friends, this one is easy to pass off to the sous chef.


Green Bean Casserole

Once again, the title says it all! A true Thanksgiving Classic that will insure no leftovers for the next day.

Green Bean Casserole

Other Sides


You either are a fan or not of stuffing! If you’re a fan- be sure to check out this unique stuffing recipe with added sausage and herbs that may turn the non stuffing fans into stuffing fans!

Stuffing Recipe


The finishing touch to the main course! There are many ways to make gravy but if this is your first time at it, a recipe cant hurt.

How to Make a Simple Turkey Gravy | Recipe


Apple lovers


Pumpkin Lovers


Click here for a link to Mini Pumpkin Pies!

Pecan Lovers

No Corn Syrup Pecan Pie