60 Best Thanksgiving Recipes

Here are all the best Thanksgiving recipes to add to your table! These fresh and healthy spins on the classics are absolutely full of flavor.

Thanksgiving is the top cooking holiday of the year, and we take it very seriously around here. We’ve put together a list of the best of the best Thanksgiving recipes to make your table shine. The approach? Our recipes are full of colorful vegetables, seasonal flavors and cozy vibes. You’ll find ideas for all types of diets: vegetarian and vegan Thanksgiving ideas, gluten free spins, and overall healthier spins on classics. The theme? Each recipe is undeniably delicious.

Looking for something specific? Go to these lists of Thanksgiving side dish recipes, salads, desserts and cocktails. Otherwise, scroll to the list below: your family will thank you later!

And now…our top Thanksgiving recipes!

More recipe ideas

We’ve got lots more lists of great ideas for Thanksgiving entertaining! If you didn’t see something that fits your fancy, pick from one of the following:

20 Thanksgiving Cocktails All the best signature drinks to add!15 Easy Thanksgiving Appetizers Great ways to start the meal.10 Thanksgiving Salad Recipes The best sides are brilliant, vibrant salads.15 Thanksgiving Desserts to Wow Everyone Showstoppers that will please everyone at the table!Vegetarian Thanksgiving Main Dishes Want to skip the turkey? Pick from these tasty main dishes, from risotto to pot pie. Easy Thanksgiving Side Dishes Ditch the lifeless mashed potatoes and brown mushy stuffing. These Thanksgiving side dishes are drop dead delicious!Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes Some of the best, tastiest holiday recipes can be plant based and vegan! Instant Pot Thanksgiving Recipes The Instant Pot is a genius extension of your kitchen for holiday cooking!


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60 Best Thanksgiving Recipes: Mashed Sweet Potatoes & More!

Sonja Overhiser

Prep Time:
15 minutes

Cook Time:
15 minutes

Total Time:
30 minutes

6 to 8


These mashed sweet potatoes are at the top of our Thanksgiving recipes! Go savory with garlic and fresh chives. For the remaining Thanksgiving recipes, scroll up!


pounds sweet potatoes
pounds Yukon gold potatoes
½ cup milk (or dairy free milk for vegan)
1 garlic clove, grated
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Fresh ground black pepper


Peel and dice the potatoes.
Place the Yukon gold potatoes in a large pot and cover with 3 to 4 inches of water; add a generous amount of kosher salt. Bring to a boil, then add the sweet potatoes after 5 minutes. Boil 10 to 15 minutes more until both types of potatoes are tender. Drain and reserve ½ cup of the water. Return the potatoes to the pot. 
In the pot, pour back the ½ cup water to potatoes. Add the grated garlic (you can grate it right in), milk, kosher salt, chopped chives, and fresh ground black pepper. Mash until the desired consistency is reached. Serve immediately.

Category: Side DishMethod: StovetopCuisine: AmericanDiet: Vegetarian

Keywords: Thanksgiving recipes

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