Need a little extra Thanksgiving meal planning inspiration this year? Look no further – my favorite Thanksgiving recipes are all right here.

In the spirit of I-can’t-believe-it’s-almost-Thanksgiving, I decided there was no better time to put together a list of all the Thanksgiving recipes I’ve created over the past six (!) years. Who knew I loved testing and perfecting Thanksgiving recipes so much! If you’ve been looking for some menu planning inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. I’ve got apps, soups, salads, sides, mains, and of course, desserts. Happy cooking!

Appetizers

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Hemp Crostini 

Sweet Potato Polenta Bites with Thyme-Marinated Mushrooms 

Wild Blueberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta 

Soups and Salads

Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash Soup 

Kale Salad with Pomegranate

Harvest Kale Salad with Pumpkin Seed Oil Dressing 

Fall Harvest Salad Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate

Mains

Vegetarian Stuffed Acorn Squash 

Butternut Squash and Kale Slow Cooker Lasagna 

Stuffed Acorn Squash with Curried Lentils 

Sweet Potato Kale Mac N’ Cheese with Sage Breadcrumbs 

Sweet Potato Noodles with Sage Cashew Cream Sauce

Tempeh Pumpkin Hash 

Sides

Naturally Sweetened Cranberry Sauce 

Slow Cooker Mushroom Stuffing 

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole 

Gram’s Irish Raisin Bread 

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Risotto

Desserts

Slow Cooker Baked Apples 

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake 

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Quick Caramel Sauce 

Apple Pie Nachos

Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie 

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18 Comments

  1. RD Lauren

    Kara, thank you! You’ve just inspired what I’ll be brining to offer some healthier options to my family. Can’t wait to try the Sweet Potato Polenta Bites, Roasted Beets Salad, and Kale and Pumpkin Seed Salad!

  2. Hey with the wild blueberry and pomegranate bruschetta are you thawing the frozen blueberries at all or just letting them thaw on their own? I’m going through this roundup now, nailing down my menu tonight ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. It’s crunch time for Thanksgiving recipes! I’ll be sure to show these to my clients, thanks for including my buttermilk mashed cauliflower!

  4. So many drool-worthy recipes in this round-up I just can’t handle it!! This has me ready for Thanksgiving even more than before. Thanks for including my smoked Brussels sprouts, Kara ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. This is epic! So much delicious fall inspiration. Thanks for including my tempeh recipe, Kara! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. So many delicious, healthy recipes here! Need more than thanksgiving day to try them all! Thanks for including my squash flatbread!

  7. Wow, this is a great round-up! So many healthier dishes to choose from! Thanks for including my broccoli apple salad recipe!

  8. What an amazing roundup! Thanks so much for including my recipes! Happy Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Love this round up of healthy holiday food! Especially your kale and sweet potato mac n’ cheese look good. Love pasta bakes – especially if they are healthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. What a gorgeous collection you’ve curated, Kara. Thanks for including my recipes. Happy (early) Thanksgiving.