What's Your Thanksgiving Personality? 5 Thanksgiving Menu Ideas for Every Palate


What’s your Thanksgiving personality? Do you like small, intimate dinners, or big feasts with all the classics? No matter what type of Thanksgiving celebration you’re planning to have, it’s sure to be over-the-top delicious with one of these tailor-made menus for every palate.

So head below for 5 tasty Thanksgiving menu ideas and cook up dinner according to your family’s Thanksgiving food personality!

  • 5 Delicious Thanksgiving Menu Ideas 1 of 31

    From classic to easy to sophisticated, five incredible Thanksgiving menu ideas to suit every palate.

  • An Easy Thanksgiving Menu 2 of 31

    An easy menu so even the busiest among us can have a great Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Slow Cooker Turkey 3 of 31

    Want an incredibly moist bird with almost no work? Try this simple crock pot turkey!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie VanRosendaal 

  • Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Sauce 4 of 31

    Harness all the best flavors of the season with this tasty take on cranberry sauce that you can make in your slow cooker!
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis 

  • Easy Last-Minute Stuffing 5 of 31

    Pressed for time? Not only does this easy stuffing recipe come together in minutes, but you can also customize it with your favorite savory flavors!
    Babble food has the recipe
    Image: Shaina Olmanson 

  • Pecan-Topped Sweet Potato Casserole 6 of 31

    Easy and totally delicious, this pecan-studded sweet potato casserole "recipe" has no measurements! Just add the layers as you see fit, bake, and serve.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis 

  • Gluten-Free Apple Crisp 7 of 31

    A perfectly delicious and totally simple dessert, this wholesome, gluten-free apple crisp with blackberries is a great way to end a relaxed Thanksgiving celebration.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • A Classic Thanksgiving Menu 8 of 31

    Traditionalists will love this classic Thanksgiving menu.

  • Classic Roasted Turkey with Butter and Herbs 9 of 31

    Get the scoop on Ina Garten's gorgeous 5-step roast turkey recipe. A stand-out bird with a crisp skin and juicy interior is surprisingly simple to make. Garten's recipe calls for tenting to protect the breast and trap moisture.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Shaina Olmanson 

  • Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce 10 of 31

    A deliciously tangy and sweet homemade cranberry sauce can be yours with this simple recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Jane Maynard 

  • Chicken Sausage and Apple Stuffing 11 of 31

    Fall flavor saturates this incredibly tasty homemade stuffing recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis

  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows 12 of 31

    If your family waits all year for a sweet and gooey, marshmallow-studded sweet potato casserole, then this is the one for you. Simple and delicious, it just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without it.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Perfect Pecan Pie 13 of 31

    In my house, pecan pie is a holiday staple. This version is every bit as classic and delicious as you'd imagine, and will be the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving feast.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooke McLay 

  • A Local Thanksgiving Menu 14 of 31

    Stay close to home with this menu inspired by local foods and simple, from scratch cooking.

  • Heritage Breed Roast Turkey 15 of 31

    Gallons of ink have been spilled explaining ways to achieve an evenly cooked Thanksgiving turkey. Stop stressing! An overnight salt rub, also known as a dry brine, and a simple flip midway through cook time yields a perfectly browned and juicy roasted turkey.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Concord Grape Cranberry Sauce 16 of 31

    This sweet, fragrant homemade cranberry sauce recipe features the bold flavor of Concord grapes, along with fresh orange and brown sugar.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Kathy Patalsky 

  • Roasted Lemon, Fennel, and Pine Nut Stuffing 17 of 31

    I am a sucker for a bright, lemony stuffing recipe, and this savory beauty fits the bill perfectly. This simple recipe is made with gluten-free bread, though you can sub in any kind of bread crumb.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Shauna Ahern 

  • Hasselback Sweet Potatoes 18 of 31

    Give your sweet potatoes a savory edge! These hasselback roasted sweet potatoes feature lots of surface area, for crispy delicious sweet potatoes every time.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper

  • Pumpkin Pie from Scratch 19 of 31

    This recipe makes a smooth and silky, sweet and spicy pumpkin pie. And, because it's made with fresh sugar pie pumpkins, that great pumpkin flavor shines through beautifully.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • A Sophisticated Thanksgiving Menu 20 of 31

    Adventurous eaters will love this creatively classic spin on the Thanksgiving feast.

  • Bone-In Roast Turkey Breast 21 of 31

    If you're looking for something simpler than a whole bird, but still want the drama of a gorgeous roast, then a bone-in roast turkey breast is for you! To make, rub the turkey with salt the night before and then roast for under an hour. Easy, gorgeous, done.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Gluten-Free Wild Rice Stuffing 22 of 31

    This gluten-free stuffing with apples, cranberries, and pecans is perfect for a gluten-free Thanksgiving menu, but is also a great option for those in search of something a little bit healthier on the big day.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie VanRosendaal 

  • Roasted Squash Wedges 23 of 31

    Bring a hint of bold flavor and color to your Thanksgiving table with these beautiful roasted squash wedges with grapefruit and pomegranate.
    Brooklyn Supper has the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Ruby Port Cranberry Sauce 24 of 31

    Take your cranberry sauce to the next level with the complex flavors of port wine. This cranberry sauce will quickly become a Thanksgiving classic.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie VanRosendaal 

  • Brandied Caramel Apple Pie 25 of 31

    Serve up a Thanksgiving dessert to remember with this incredibly decadent brandied caramel apple pie recipe.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Sandra Lee 

  • An Intimate Thanksgiving Menu 26 of 31

    This menu is perfect for a small Thanksgiving celebration.

  • Turkey for Two 27 of 31

    Looking forward to an intimate Thanksgiving? Try this easy recipe for a roasted split turkey breast that's perfect for two or three people.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Angie McGowan 

  • Chorizo Sausage Stuffing 28 of 31

    Get a little spicy this Thanksgiving with this piquant stuffing recipe featuring chorizo sausage, pistachios, and fresh pear! Everyone will be begging for seconds.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Nicole Presley 

  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar 29 of 31

    This tasty roasted sweet potato is finished with a dollop of butter and brown sugar, making for a sweet and savory treat that's a cinch to make.
    Babble Food had the recipe
    Image: Brooklyn Supper 

  • Foolproof Cranberry Sauce 30 of 31

    New to homemade cranberry sauce? In just one easy step you can make this tangy, sweet, and savory cranberry sauce.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Stacie Billis 

  • Old-Fashioned Sweet Potato Pie 31 of 31

    Try your hand a an authentic old time recipe with this sweet potato pie recipe that dates to 1913. This tasty pie is just as delicious today as it was one hundred years ago.
    Babble Food has the recipe
    Image: Julie VanRosendaal 

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