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Wondering what Thanksgiving food to make for dinner this year? Here you’ll find a Thanksgiving food list for the most popular Thanksgiving dishes and a printable Thanksgiving food checklist that you can use to help you when buying what you need.

Thanksgiving Food Checklist

Thanksgiving Food Lists and Checklists

Wondering how to put together a traditional Thanksgiving dinner menu? Here are classic Thanksgiving recipes that you’ll come back to year after year.

Get these free Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist printables. We have a checklist for all the dishes that you’ll want to make so you’re sure to have everything you need for Thanksgiving Dinner.

If you’re in charge of Thanksgiving dinner this year, you’ll know how intimidating it can be.

Whether this is your first Thanksgiving or you’ve been hosting for years, it can be stressful and overwhelming to plan it so it all goes smoothly.

With so many requests for different meal options, such as traditional meals like turkey, alternatives such as ham, or vegetarian or vegan options, how do you plan it all?

So how do you stop being overwhelmed this Thanksgiving? By putting together a Thanksgiving Food Checklist and making a Thanksgiving menu.

Get this printable Thanksgiving Food Checklist along with any of these Thanksgiving Food List printables to help you plan for an amazing Thanksgiving meal this year.

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Printable Thanksgiving Food Checklist

By using this Thanksgiving food checklist, you can make a traditional Thanksgiving menu that everyone will enjoy.

Simply choose a couple of Thanksgiving dinner ideas from each section of the checklist and use this to check with your guests. Having a Thanksgiving food list is a great way of getting ideas for what meals to make for Thanksgiving that your family and guests will enjoy and will help you plan everything you need to buy with ease.

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Thanksgiving Food Checklist

A Thanksgiving food checklist should contain the following items:

  1. Meat
  2. Produce
  3. Pantry
  4. Baking
  5. Dairy
  6. Frozen Food
  7. Snacks
  8. Drinks

You should also try to list any equipment and accessories that you’ll need to prepare the food that you’ll be making.

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Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist

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Thanksgiving Dinner Checklist

Here is a list of items that you should add to your Thanksgiving dinner checklist:

  1. Turkey
  2. Stuffing
  3. Gravy
  4. Potatoes
  5. Rolls
  6. Sweet Potato Casserole
  7. Cranberry Sauce
  8. Green Bean Casserole
  9. Thanksgiving Drinks
  10. Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, Apple Pie
  11. Snacks
  12. Appetizers
  13. Sides
  14. Desserts

You’ll also need to factor in any cooking accessories and equipment that you’ll need to use to make Thanksgiving dinner and desserts.

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Thanksgiving Checklist

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Thanksgiving Checklist

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Thanksgiving Grocery List

Thanksgiving Planner Grocery List
Thanksgiving Grocery List

One of the most important things you’ll need this year is your Thanksgiving grocery list. When you’ve figured out the dishes that you’ll be making this year for Thanksgiving dinner, add the list of food to your Thanksgiving grocery list so that you’re fully prepared.

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Vegetable Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Food List Vegetable Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Thanksgiving Food List Vegetable Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Here is a list of ideas for vegetable Thanksgiving side dishes:

  • Glazed Green Beans
  • Colcannon
  • Green Bean and Cheddar Casserole
  • Vanilla Roasted Sweet Potatoes
  • Spice Roasted Butternut Squash
  • Butternut Squash with Maple Brown Butter
  • Coriander Maple Glazed Carrots
  • Vegetable Torte
  • Hassleback Potatoes
  • Lime and Aleppo Pepper Green Beans
  • Shaved Carrot and Radish Salad
  • Grilled Sweet Potatoes with Lemon Herb Sauce
  • Green Beans with Sauteed Mushrooms and Garlic
  • Herbed Mashed Potatoes
  • Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash and Salad with Tahini Dressing
  • Lemony Brussels Sprout Slaw
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Thyme and Shallot
  • Creamy One-Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Brown Butter Brussels Sprouts
  • Spice Roasted Carrots

If you’re going to be having a veggie thanksgiving then this list is a great reference for ideas and suggestions.

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Be sure to pick your favorite vegetable side dishes and add them to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Food List Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts
Thanksgiving Food List Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

Here are some ideas for Vegan Thanksgiving desserts:

  • Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie
  • Carrot Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Vegan Gluten Free Cinnamon Rolls
  • Vegan Pumpkin Sugar Cookies
  • Pumpkin Spiced Apple Pie
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • Vegan Caramel Apple Apple Cheesecake Tart
  • Vegan Apple Pie Crumble Bars
  • Vegan Apple Gingerbread Cake
  • Pumpkin Cake with Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake
  • Vegan Gluten Free Pumpkin Roll
  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  • Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
  • Mini Vegan Pumpkin Pies
  • Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • Vegan Apple Cider Baked Donuts

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Be sure to pick your favorite vegan desserts and add them to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Food List Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Food List Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner

If you’re wondering what the classic thanksgiving dishes are that people enjoy each year then read on.

Here are the traditional Thanksgiving dinner ideas that are made most often:

  • Roast Turkey
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Candied Yams
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Dry Brined Turkey
  • Classic Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Cornbread
  • Cauliflower Stuffing
  • Stuffed Pumpkin
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato with Marshmallows
  • Cranberry Stuffing
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Thanksgiving Rolls
  • Holiday Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Garlic Green Beans Crispy Onions
  • Skillet Green Beans
  • Cheesy Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Grits
  • Loaded Sweet Potatoes
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Chocolate Pecan Pie

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These are the typical thanksgiving dinner options that are traditionally served each year. What is your favorite Thanksgiving meal? Let us know in the comments.

Just pick your favorites and add them to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes
Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Vegetable Side Dishes

Here are the most common Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes:

  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Air Fryer Broccoli
  • Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts
  • Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows
  • Maple Bacon Carrots
  • Holiday Roasted Vegetables
  • Lemony Swiss Chard
  • Roasted Parsnips
  • Candied Yams
  • Cauliflower Stuffing
  • Cheesy Brussels Sprout Casserole
  • Fried Mashed Potato Balls
  • Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Thanksgiving Cabbage
  • Easy Cranberry Stuffing
  • Green Bean Casserole Bundles
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Creamed Brussels Sprouts
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Loaded Green Bean Casserole
  • Thanksgiving Cauliflower
  • Roasted Delicata Squash
  • Baked Potato Casserole
  • Cheesy Baked Green Beans
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Smashed Broccoli
  • Parmesan Crusted Brussels Sprouts
  • Balsamic-Glazed Roasted Cauliflower
  • Smashed Brussels Sprouts
  • Baked Cream Corn
  • Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn
  • Garlicky Green Beans with Crispy Onions
  • Spicy-Sweet Brussels Sprouts
  • Butternut Squash Spinach Salad
  • Four-Cheese Spaghetti Squash
  • Buffalo Brussels Sprouts
  • Buttery Cinnamon-Sugar Squash
  • Caramelized Vegetables
  • Creamed Kale
  • Maple Ginger Roasted Vegetables
  • Honey Roasted Root Vegetables
  • Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Green Beans with Mushroom Sauce
  • Tricolor Roasted Carrots+Parsnips
  • Whole Roasted Carrots with Garlic
  • Warm Mushroom Salad
  • Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
  • Mashed Potatoes + Spiced Olive Oil
  • Roasted Beets+Charred Green Beans
  • Loaded Cauliflower Bake

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Thanksgiving Treats Ideas

Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Treat Ideas
Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Treat Ideas

Are you looking for a list of the most popular thanksgiving treats including snacks and cake?

Here is a list of some of the most popular Thanksgiving treat ideas that you can try this year:

  • Turkey Themed Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Apple Pie Bars
  • Turkey Themed Oreos
  • Pumpkin Truffles
  • Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
  • Apple Crisp Mini Cheesecakes
  • Pumpkin Pie Bars
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
  • Apple Crisp Cookie Cups
  • Bloomin’ Baked Apples
  • Oreo Cheesecake Bars
  • Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
  • Pumpkin Spice Pretzel Bites
  • Pumpkin Cannoli
  • Cinnamon Pumpkin Sugar Blondes
  • S’mores Pumpkin Cupcakes
  • Cheesecake Filled Snickerdoodles
  • Fudge Pumpkin Brookies
  • Pumpkin Pie Dippers
  • Spiced Pumpkin Fudge
  • Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes
  • Apple Pie Pockets
  • Mini Apple Cutie Pies
  • Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
  • Caramel Apple Crescents
  • Spiced Apple Rings
  • Sweet Potato Bites
  • Pumpkin Pie Turkeys
  • Samoa Apple Slices
  • Chocolate Filled Pumpkins
  • Sweet Potato Soufflés
  • Sweet Potato Marshmallow Bars
  • Chocolate Apple Lollipops
  • Pumpkin Pie Bombs
  • Pumpkin Pie Cups

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Be sure to pick your favorite treats and add them to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Side Dishes

If you’re looking for the best thanksgiving side dishes, we’ve put together a list that will go down well with everyone this Thanksgiving.

Here are some of the most popular Thanksgiving side dishes:

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Candied Yams
  • Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Marshmallows
  • Stuffing
  • Cornbread
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Cheesy Brussel Sprout Bake
  • Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts
  • Sweet Potato Hash
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Bean Casserole Bundle
  • Garlic Smashed Potatoes
  • Loaded Slow Cooker Potatoes
  • Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Cauliflower Stuffing
  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Fried Mashed Potato Balls
  • Cranberry Stuffing
  • Cauliflower Bake
  • Roasted Baby Carrots
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Bang Bang Brussel Sprouts
  • Holiday Roasted Vegetables
  • Loaded Smashed Potatoes
  • Cheesy Baked Green Beans
  • Creamed Brussel Sprouts
  • Sweet Potato Salad
  • Stuffin Muffins
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Vegan Green Bean Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Soup
  • Cheesy Bacon Butternut Squash
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Maple Bacon Carrots
  • Beer Cheese Mashed Potatoes
  • Crescent Roll Stuffing
  • Mini Sweet Potato Soufflés
  • White Cheddar Baked Corn
  • Vegan Mashed Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Cornbread
  • Loaded Green Bean Casserole
  • Candied Yams
  • Cheese Stuffed Cornbread
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Loaded Mashed Potato Bake
  • Bacon Ranch Brussels
  • Croc-Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Loaded Scalloped Potatoes
  • Gluten-Free Stuffing
  • Thanksgiving Cauliflower
  • Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Croc-Pot Stuffing
  • Rosemary Roasted Potatoes
  • Melting Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn Casserole
  • Garlic Butter Potatoes
  • Thanksgiving Mac & Cheese
  • Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

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What’s your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? Also, do you have a favorite thanksgiving stuffing that you recommend? Let us know in the comments below.

Remember to add these side dishes to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Corn Dishes For Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Food List Corn Dishes For Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving Food List Corn Dishes For Thanksgiving

Here are some ideas for Corn Dishes for Thanksgiving:

  • Cornbread Casserole
  • Creamed Corn
  • Southern Cornbread Salad
  • Sweet Corn and Potato Gratin
  • Corn Stuffing Balls
  • Slow-Cooker Creamed Corn with Bacon
  • Zucchini & Sweet Corn Souffle
  • Corn Spoon Bread
  • Chili Cornbread Salad
  • Makeover Creamed Corn
  • Cranberry Cornbread Casserole
  • Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
  • Creole Cornbread
  • Old Fashioned Scalloped Corn
  • Corn Pudding
  • Asian Corn Succotash
  • CrockPot Cheesy Corn
  • Corn Carrot Salad
  • Creamy Corn
  • Corn Pudding
  • Cheesy Broccoli and Corn Casserole
  • Basil Corn & Tomato Bake

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Thanksgiving Sandwiches

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Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Sandwiches

Here are some popular Thanksgiving sandwiches that you can make:

  • Leftover Turkey, Brie, Bacon Cranberry Sandwich
  • Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Sandwich
  • The Ultimate Leftover Turkey Sub
  • Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Sauce Salad Sandwich
  • Turkey Cranberry Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Turkey, Brie, & Cranberry Mustard Panini
  • Turkey and Spicy Hummus Club Sandwich
  • Buffalo Turkey Sandwich
  • Pulled Turkey Cranberry Sandwich
  • Vietnamese Turkey Sandwich
  • Turkey, Mozzarella, Kale Pesto Turkey Sandwich
  • Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Sandwich
  • Turkey, Bacon, Avocado Grilled Cheese
  • Toasted Santa Fe Turkey Sandwich
  • Turkey Monte Cristo Sandwich
  • Turkey, Grilled Cheese & Cranberry Mustard Sandwich
  • Turkey Bacon Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwich
  • Ham, Turkey, and Bacon Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Thanksgiving Desserts

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Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Desserts

If you’re looking for the best thanksgiving desserts to make this year then here you will find a great selection of things to choose from.

Here are some popular Thanksgiving desserts:

  • Spiced Pumpkin Pie
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
  • Vegan Apple Cake
  • Chocolate Walnut Cookies
  • Apple Fritters
  • Apple Pie
  • Pecan Pie Bars
  • Pecan Cupcakes w/ Frosting
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
  • Spiced Hot Chocolate
  • Chocolate Caramel Tart
  • Chocolate Truffles
  • Pumpkin Popovers
  • Chocolate Brownies
  • Chocolate Chip Blondies
  • Chocolate Caramel Cookies
  • Coconut Cream Pie
  • Pumpkin Spice Cake
  • Red Velvet Cookies
  • Lemon Meringue Tartlets
  • Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Pie & Maple Cream
  • Oreo Brownies
  • Pumpkin Spice Mousse
  • Pear and Berry Crumb Pie
  • Cranberry-Pear Lattice Pie
  • Apple Pie With Cheese Crust
  • Sticky Toffee Pudding
  • Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
  • Cranberry Cobbler
  • Maple-Pear Tart Tatin
  • Salted Caramel Mixed Nut Pie
  • Chocolate Ganache Tart
  • Pumpkin Slab Pie
  • Double Chocolate Bundt
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Spiced Parsnip Cakes
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Mini Trifles
  • Baked Apples with Pecan Stuffing
  • Harvest Pear-Blackberry Pie
  • Cookie Crust Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Cranberry Cheesecake
  • Skillet Apple Minis
  • Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble
  • Caramel Apple Skillet Pie
  • Skillet Cookie Sundaes
  • Salted Caramel Pears
  • Very Berry Apple Pie
  • Spiced Pumpkin Tarts
  • Flourless Fudge Cake
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
  • Maple Granola Pecan Pie
  • Midnight Mocha Cheesecake
  • Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Pie
  • Sweet-Potato Pie
  • Cinnamon & Currant Baked Pears
  • Spiced Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake
  • Cream Puffs With Pumpkin Pastry
  • Choc Cake W/ Pumpkin Frosting
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Mousse Parfaits
  • Pretzel-Chocolate-Pecan Slab Pie
  • Apple Blossom Tart

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Some of these are really cute thanksgiving desserts that kids will love. There’s also a range of easy thanksgiving desserts that you can make if you’re short of time or don’t want to make anything too complicated.

My personal favorites are the chocolate Thanksgiving desserts such as the chocolate hazelnut cheesecake!

Add your favorite desserts to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

Thanksgiving Casseroles

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Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Casseroles

Here are some popular Thanksgiving casseroles that you can make:

  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Holiday Potato Bake
  • Holiday Green Bean Casserole
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
  • Golden Butternut Squash Tart
  • Butternut Squash Apple Bake
  • Loaded Cauliflower Casserole
  • Loaded Red Potato Casserole
  • Loaded Baked Potato Casserole
  • Green Bean and Cauliflower Casserole
  • Swiss Corn Casserole
  • Pecan Sweet Potato Bake
  • Sweet Potato Carrot Crisp
  • Crumb-Topped Broccoli Bake
  • Potato Stuffing Casserole
  • Cheesy Cheddar Broccoli Casserole
  • Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake
  • Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread
  • Brussels Sprouts au Gratin
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
  • Broccoli Mac & Cheese Bake
  • Sweet Potatoes au Gratin

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Use the Thanksgiving food checklist and add your chosen casseroles to the list.

Thanksgiving Appetizers

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Thanksgiving Food List Thanksgiving Appetizers

Here are some ideas for popular Thanksgiving appetizers:

  • Cranberry Brie Bites
  • Cheese Gougères Puffs
  • Sweet Potato Bites
  • Parmesan Twists
  • Sausage Balls
  • Fried Mashed Potato Balls
  • Bacon-Wrapped Pickles
  • Stuffed Brussels Sprouts
  • Loaded Cheese Ball Bites
  • Cheese Stuffed Cornbread
  • Candied Walnut Brussels Sprouts
  • Bacon Spinach Dip
  • Sweet Potato Crescent Bites
  • Veggie Dip
  • Pumpkin Spice Pull-Apart Bread
  • Green Bean Casserole Bundles
  • Turkey Cheese Ball
  • Pumpkin Pie Dip
  • Fig Jam
  • Potato Gratin Stacks
  • Cranberry Brie Biscuit Dip
  • Apple Chips
  • Bloomin’ Brie Bread
  • Antipasto Bites
  • Pigs In A Pretzel
  • Parmesan Crusty Sprouts
  • Caramel Apple Cheese Ball
  • Crispy Green Bean Fries
  • Bacon Brussels Sprout Skewers
  • Maple Bacon Baked Brie
  • Bacon Pecan Cheese Log
  • Candied Pecans
  • Garlic Breadsticks
  • Pesto Hummus
  • Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Classic Deviled Eggs
  • Baked Mashed Potato Spring Rolls
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • Baked Mozzarella Sticks
  • Tomato and Mozzarella Tart
  • Mushroom and Spinach Flatbread
  • Salmon & Cream Cheese Bites
  • Biscuit and Gravy Ring
  • Caramel Apple Brie
  • Bacon Snack Bites
  • Slow Cooker Pumpkin Butter
  • Jalapeño Stuffed Mushrooms
  • Cheesy Brussel Sprout Mini Toasts
  • Salt & Pepper Sweet Potato Fries
  • Cheesy Pretzel Twists
  • Cheesy Bacon Corn Dip
  • Sweet Potato Chips
  • Bacon-Wrapped Sweet Potato Fries
  • Garlicky Bread Dip
  • Pumpkin Spice Pretzels
  • Brussels in a Blanket
  • Baked Brie
  • Baked Onion Dip
  • Creamy Pumpkin Hummus
  • Fried Mac and Cheese Balls
  • Marinated Mozzarella Balls

You’ll find that many of these are easy Thanksgiving appetizers that you can make at home. Don’t forget to add some of these appetizers to your Thanksgiving food checklist.

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Popular Thanksgiving Dishes

Thanksgiving Food List Popular Thanksgiving Dishes
Thanksgiving Food List Popular Thanksgiving Dishes

Wondering what the best thanksgiving dishes are that are popular with everyone?

Here is a list of popular Thanksgiving dishes:

  • Turkey
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Stuffing or Dressing
  • Bread or Rolls
  • Ham
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes or Yams
  • Gravy
  • Green Beans
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Corn
  • Potato Salad
  • Cornbread
  • Green Bean Casserole
  • Salad
  • Glazed Carrots
  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Broccoli
  • Deviled Eggs
  • Fruit Salad
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Broccoli Casserole
  • Rice
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Soup
  • Coleslaw
  • Peas
  • Applesauce
  • Corn Pudding
  • Beans and Rice
  • Collard Greens
  • Tamales
  • Jell-O
  • Fish
  • Duck
  • Turnips
  • Lamb
  • Blacked Eye Peas
  • Plantains
  • Tofu
  • Candied Yams
  • Stuffing
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Cauliflour Stuffing
  • Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Cranberry Stuffing
  • Cornbread Stuffing
  • Apple Pie
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Holiday Roasted Vegetables
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes
  • Sweet Mashed Potatoes
  • Pecan Pie
  • Skillet Green Beans
  • Cheesy Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Dark Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie

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My personal favorite is Thanksgiving Mac and Cheese. Do you have a favorite Thanksgiving food? Add it to the Thanksgiving food checklist.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Food List Gluten Free Thanksgiving

Here is a list of ideas for Gluten-Free Thanksgiving food:

  • Roast Turkey
  • Cheesy Baked Green Beans
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gluten-Free Stuffing
  • Cauliflower Stuffing
  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes
  • Cheesy Cauliflower Bake
  • Cheesy Brussels Sprout Bake
  • Crustless Pumpkin Pie
  • Harvest Chicken Casserole
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Crustless Apple Pie
  • Mashed Butternut Squash
  • Baked Sweet Potato
  • Bloomin’ Baked Apples
  • Gluten-Free Gravy
  • Keto Mac & Cheese
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake
  • Holiday Roasted Vegetables
  • Maple Bacon Carrots
  • Banana Bread
  • Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Cheesy Cauli Bread
  • Bacon Brussels Sprout Skewers
  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bread
  • Loaded Cauliflower Bites
  • Caprese Quinoa Bake
  • Lasagna-Stuffed Zucchini
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake
  • Sheet Pan Sweet Potato Hash
  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Bars
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts
  • Crock-Pot Sweet Potato Casserole
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
  • Honey-Glazed Carrots
  • Mashed Cauliflower
  • Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Loaded Smashed Potatoes

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You’ll also find options for gluten free stuffing too, as it’s easy to forget that when making your Thanksgiving dishes, so be sure to add these to your Thanksgiving checklist.

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Thanksgiving Food List Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts
Thanksgiving Food List Gluten Free Thanksgiving Desserts

Here is a list of Gluten-Free Thanksgiving desserts:

  • Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie
  • Gluten-Free Carrot Cake w/ Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
  • Vegan Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
  • Gluten-Free Caramel Apple Cheesecake Tart
  • Vegan Apple Pie Crumble Bars
  • Pumpkin Cake/Vegan Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Easy Baked Vegan Cheesecake
  • Vegan Gluten-Free Pumpkin Roll
  • Chocolate Zucchini Bread
  • Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Pie Bars
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
  • Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Vegan Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
  • Vegan Apple Cider Baked Donuts
  • Gluten-Free Dark Chocolate Truffles
  • Gluten-Free White Chocolate Truffles
  • Gluten-Free Banana Cream Pie
  • No-Bake Coconut Yogurt Cheesecake

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Breakfast Thanksgiving Ideas

Thanksgiving Food List Breakfast Thanksgiving Ideas
Thanksgiving Food List Breakfast Thanksgiving Ideas

Here is a list of Thanksgiving breakfast ideas:

  • Pumpkin Pancakes
  • Butternut Squash Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Bread
  • Pumpkin Muffins
  • Apple Fritters
  • French Toast Casserole
  • Pumpkin Spice Waffles
  • Sweet Potato Hash
  • Pumpkin French Toast
  • Blueberry French Toast Casserole
  • Breakfast Egg Muffins
  • Instant Pot Hash
  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Apple Cider Donuts
  • Pecan Maple Balsamic Bacon
  • Parmesan Breakfast Potatoes
  • Pumpkin Scones
  • Sweet Potato Frittata
  • Maple Pecan Scones
  • Baked Apples
  • Applesauce Cake
  • Pecan Pie Muffins

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Thanksgiving Food List

Thanksgiving Food List
Thanksgiving Food List

Here is a Thanksgiving food list:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing/Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Chicken Stock
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Corn
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tofurky
  • Bacon
  • Chicken
  • Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrots
  • Scallion
  • Bell Pepper
  • Squash
  • Milk
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Heavy Cream
  • Cheese
  • Whipped Cream
  • Candied Carrots
  • Evaporated Milk
  • Condensed Milk
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Brown Sugar
  • Pecans
  • Cinnamon
  • Bay Leaves
  • Nutmeg
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Nuts
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Cornbread Mix
  • French Fried Onions
  • Green Beans
  • Poultry Seasoning
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Rolls
  • Broccoli Rice Casserole
  • Salad
  • Tomatoes
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Wine
  • Apple Juice
  • Sparkling Cider
  • Soda
  • Chips
  • Dip
  • Vegetables
  • Honey
  • Oil
  • Apples
  • Cranberries
  • Garlic
  • Oranges
  • Squash
  • Chocolate
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Cake Mix
  • Canned Pumpkin
  • Marshmallows
  • Apple Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie
  • Baking Soda
  • Baking Powder
  • Corn Starch

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Remember to add your favorite meals, including appetizers, casseroles, side dishes, and more to your Thanksgiving food checklist so that you’re organized and ready to go this year.

Thanksgiving FAQ’s

What is the most popular food served on Thanksgiving?

The most popular food on Thanksgiving is turkey.

What are traditional Thanksgiving dinner meals?

A traditional Thanksgiving dinner consists of turkey, turkey stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, dinner rolls, cranberry sauce, along with Thanksgiving desserts that consist of pumpkin pie, apple pie, or Pecan pie

What are the most popular pies on Thanksgiving?

The most popular Thanksgiving pies are Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, or Pecan Pie.

What is time do people eat Thanksgiving dinner?

Most people eat Thanksgiving dinner in the early afternoon, between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Other Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

If the thought of planning and preparing a Thanksgiving dinner sounds too much, or you just want to change things up to make things easier then why not let someone else do the cooking for you? These ideas are great if this is the first thanksgiving food that you’ve ever made and need help with some of the preparation.

If you’re looking for delicious Thanksgiving ideas, I recommend checking out Delish which is our favorite go-to when it comes to tasty recipes. Also, check out the Julia Tries Everything videos from Delish on YouTube, but be warned, she really makes you crave all kinds of naughty foods!

Food Network Thanksgiving

We’ve included lots of great Thanksgiving food ideas but you’ll need some recipes to help you make them. Food Network has lots of great thanksgiving recipes recipe ideas for dinners and side dishes and is a great place to go when you’re looking for recipes for delicious meals.

Whole Foods Thanksgiving

Whole Foods Thanksgiving meals are a great option for getting delicious thanksgiving meals. You can get Whole Foods Thanksgiving catering by reserving your Thanksgiving dinner online and collecting it from your local Whole Foods Market store.

Although many people like cooking Thanksgiving dinner, ordering Thanksgiving dinner from whole foods is a great way of enjoying good food without needing to spend your day preparing and cooking. This way you can enjoy the day in full while letting others make the food for you.

You can even do the same at Christmas by ordering a Whole Foods holiday meal. Sometimes you might be unable to cook holiday dinners and by having this as an option should any unforeseen circumstances arise, this way Thanksgiving dinner can still go ahead.

Wegmans Thanksgiving Dinners

You could order your Thanksgiving groceries from places like Wegmans and have everything delivered to you, which would help make things so much easier. Wegman’s thanksgiving dinners are loved by many and are a great way of saving time and getting delicious and healthy food that’s perfect for Thanksgiving.

Cranberry Thanksgiving

Cranberry Thanksgiving is a wonderful book by Wende Devlin that’s full of beautiful illustrations by Harry Devlin recounting a simple story set in New England of the American Thanksgiving. It’s a great book that you can use to share the story of Thanksgiving with children.

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We’ve also created free printable Thanksgiving Place Cards that are great for using to decorate your dinner table and check our printable Thanksgiving Dinner Menu templates if you want to add a touch of class to your Thanksgiving dinner this year.

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