Is this your first Thanksgiving of being the one in charge of preparing the meal? Preparing a delicious feast doesn’t need to be hard or stressful! In this delicious collection, you will find simple and basic Thanksgiving Recipes perfect for your menu!
40+ Basic Thanksgiving Recipes For A Simple Thanksgiving Menu
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and it may look a little different this year. As we prepare for fewer people around the table and hosting zoom dinners, we’re sharing a roundup of simple Thanksgiving recipes. In the past, maybe you spent your Thanksgiving at another family member’s home. Maybe you have even taken a side dish or dessert for the occasion.
However, this year, getting together may be harder than in the past. Or, maybe this is the first year, where YOU are responsible for cooking the Thanksgiving meal. If this is your first time hosting and creating a Thanksgiving menu, we’ve gathered recipe ideas that are simple to follow.
For example, if this is your first time making mashed potatoes, this step-by-step shows you how to make the perfect mashed potatoes that will come out right every time.
You can also check out our other mashed potatoes which have a creamier taste and one of my favorite side dishes.
Basic Thanksgiving Recipes are just what we need in 2020
These Easy Thanksgiving Recipes require common basic ingredients, as in nothing super fancy and certainly no words you can’t say or spell and are all super easy to make. In this collection, you will find a variety of ways for making your turkey, potatoes, dressing, carrots, green beans, and even a few of the simplest of desserts. Just pick your favorites and create a menu that will make everyone drool!
Before we move on to the collection, we wanted to share a few basic go-to recipes of our own. These yummy recipes may be basic but they sure make up for it in deliciousness!
Not interested in making a big turkey this year, or just want something different? Our Cornish Hens recipe is simple to follow, and these hens are juicy and delicious. Plus, you won’t have to worry about a ton of leftovers, and using Cornish Hens are great for a small crowd. You can also check out this roundup for more Cornish Hens recipe ideas.
Another alternative recipe idea instead of turkey is lamb. Here’s a simple recipe for grilling lamb chops.
This collard greens recipe has a few steps in it, but so worth it. If you’re feeling confident in the kitchen and want to try this twist on collard greens, check out the recipe for our creamy collard greens.
Another recipe to try this year for Thanksgiving is our Au Gratin Potatoes with Bacon. It’s a few more steps than a regular potato recipe, but so worth it!
Keep reading below for more easy Thanksgiving recipes
In our yummy collection below, we have several “basic” and “easy” recipes that will help you put on a spread that will leave others wondering where you have been hiding such mad cooking skills!
Easy Desserts Perfect For Your First Thanksgiving Feast
We hope you find one or a few recipes to try for Thanksgiving. If you’re hosting for the first time, or just having a simple dinner at home, you can still make it special. Also, if you’re hosting for the holidays, be sure to check out our entertainment hosting tips.
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