Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes

From Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breasts to Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing, these are the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes on the food blog WhitneyBond.com!

Next week will mark the third annual “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog. A week dedicated to delicious new twists on classic Thanksgiving recipes!

I’m so excited for what’s to come next week, with everything from Cajun Roasted Mashed Potatoes and Bundt Pan Stuffing, to Chili Roasted Sweet Potato and Cranberry Salad and Sparkling Pomegranate Pear Punch, but first I wanted to share some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes from the past 5 years of blogging!

I rounded up the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes by page views, and with everything from turkey to gravy, and stuffing to sangria, you’ll be able to plan your entire Thanksgiving menu on just this page!

While the key to planning a great Thanksgiving menu is filling it with delicious recipes, you’ll also need to be armed with great kitchen tools to pull off the big dinner!

I remember throwing my first Thanksgiving dinner in California and running out every hour on the hour to pick up things like meat thermometers and baking pans when trying to prep for the dinner! (Which is really not convenient, especially since at the time I was living in LA!) That’s why I created this handy dandy “Top 15 Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools List” to save you all the hassle, and give you a list of everything you need, which can be ordered on Amazon to arrive before Turkey Day!

I went through every recipe on the Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes list and pulled every kitchen tool you’ll need to make the each recipe!

Top 15 Thanksgiving Kitchen Tools

  1. Roasting Pan –  you’ll need one of these babies to roast your turkey! Remember to base the size of your roasting pan on the size of the turkey you’ll be cooking!
  2. Electric Carving Knife – a standard carving knife will do, but seriously an electric carving knife will change your life! I don’t just use mine on Thanksgiving, I use it every week throughout the year to slice bread, steak, pork and any other meats I’m cooking up!
  3. Large Cutting Board – if this is not something you already own, grab one now, so you’ll have somewhere to slice the turkey!
  4. Sauce Pan – a necessity for making cranberry sauce, gravy and more!
  5. Mesh Strainer – I use a strainer to make the cranberry glaze for my Cranberry Glazed Turkey. They’re very inexpensive and great to have around all year!
  6. Basting Brush – another very inexpensive tool that you’ll use to baste the turkey, brush egg wash on the Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry, and continue to use throughout the year!
  7. Glass Pitcher – you might need two of these to double up on the Cranberry Apple Sangria! I promise it will be quick to go! 😉
  8. Microplane Zester – probably one of the most underrated kitchen tools! I use my zester almost every day! I use it on Thanksgiving to grate fresh parmesan cheese on the Portobello Mushroom Brussels Sprout Casserole and to grate fresh orange zest into the cranberry glaze for the turkey!
  9. Baking Sheet – it never hurts to have 3 or 4 baking sheets available on Thanksgiving to roast sweet potatoes, butternut squash or brussels sprouts!
  10. Meat Thermometer – a must have kitchen tool for knowing when your turkey is done!
  11. Slow Cooker – A slow cooker can help free up space in the oven on Thanksgiving, use it to make Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing or Slow Cooker Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Brownies for dessert!
  12. Skillets – you’ll need a couple of good skillets on Thanksgiving to saute vegetables for the stuffing, puff pastry and brussels sprout casserole!
  13. Baking Dish – you’ll need a 9″ x 13″ baking dish to prepare the Caramel Apple Bread Pudding, a must-make Thanksgiving breakfast or dessert recipe in my book!
  14. Mixing Bowls – you’ll basically need mixing bowls for everything, make sure you have a few on hand!
  15. Food Processor – a blender can be used instead, but I love having my food processor on hand to make everything from pesto to salad dressings!

While you’re online, picking up all of the tools you need for your Thanksgiving recipes, might as well grab some of the items on your grocery list as well! The less items on your list, means less time at the grocery store fighting the crazy crowds the week of Thanksgiving! #Winning

Top 15 Foods To Buy On Amazon Before Thanksgiving

  1. Olive Oil
  2. Balsamic Glaze
  3. Maple Syrup
  4. Balsamic Vinegar
  5. Vanilla Extract
  6. Caramel Syrup
  7. Chicken Broth
  8. Walnuts
  9. Corn Starch
  10. Premium Gold Gluten Free Flour
  11.  Baking Powder
  12. Bay Leaves
  13. Cinnamon
  14. Kosher Salt
  15. Ground Black Pepper

Now that you’ve got your tools and pantry staples covered, let’s get cooking!

Top 15 Thanksgiving Recipes on WhitneyBond.com

1. Cranberry Glazed Turkey Breast

A boneless Turkey Breast is brined in a combination of white wine, orange juice and ginger, then rubbed with spices including paprika, thyme, oregano and garlic powder. The turkey is then roasted in the oven and glazed with a combination of cranberries, brown sugar and triple sec.

2. Bacon Wrapped Turkey Breast

This bacon wrapped turkey breast is covered in a balsamic garlic herb rub then wrapped in a bacon weave for a flavorful, juicy turkey recipe!

3. Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta

Butternut Squash Apple Bruschetta Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

4. Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry

Cheesy Mushroom Spinach Puff Pastry Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

5. Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

This fall inspired Caramel Apple Bread Pudding recipe is easy to make and delicious for breakfast, brunch or dessert!

6. Sausage Stuffing Balls

Sausage, potato bread, celery & sage are combined for a little taste of Thanksgiving all rolled up in these Sausage Stuffing Balls, perfect as a side dish or party appetizer!

7. Cranberry Apple Sangria

Cranberries and apples give this delicious sangria recipe tons of great fall flavors, mix up a pitcher to celebrate the holidays with friends and family!

8. Sweet Potato Skins with Sage Pesto & Bacon

Vitamin packed sweet potatoes are filled with healthy, paleo, sage walnut pesto, crispy bacon and fresh arugula for delicious Paleo Sweet Potato Skins.

9. Portobello Mushroom & Brussels Sprout Casserole

Portobello Mushroom Brussels Sprouts Casserole Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

10. Gluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls

Gluten Free Sweet Potato Sausage Balls Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

11. Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Apples

Maple Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Apples Recipe

12. Roasted Butternut Squash Spinach Kale Salad

Spinach & kale are tossed with an avocado vinaigrette, roasted butternut squash, pistachios, dates & quinoa in this vegan & gluten free kale salad recipe.

13. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing

Let this delicious sweet potato stuffing recipe slow cook while preparing your Thanksgiving meal, leaving extra space in the oven & saving you time!

14. Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

15. Roasted Turkey Breast with Blue Cheese Mushroom Gravy

Roasted Turkey Breast with Blue Cheese Mushroom Gravy Recipe

With so many delicious recipes to choose from, you’re sure to have leftovers!

Pin these 5 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers!

1. Turkey Tostadas with Pomegranate Guacamole

Turkey Tostada with Pomegranate Guacamole Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

2. Mashed Potato Bacon Pizza

Mashed Potato & Bacon Pizza Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

3. Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Casserole

Thanksgiving Leftover Breakfast Casserole Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

4. Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry

Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

5. Mushroom Spinach Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust

Mushroom Turkey Quiche with Stuffing Crust Recipe - WhitneyBond.com

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