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Thanksgiving Menu 2022

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Enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with these delicious menu ideas that will please everyone at the table. With our handy recipes, the planning is already done for you!

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Are you looking for some new and exciting Thanksgiving menu ideas? If so, you have come to the right place! Here’s a list of various delicious recipes that will make your Thanksgiving dinner unforgettable.

From tasty appetizers to savory dishes, we have something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Get cooking!

Make Thanksgiving Dinner Special

Thanksgiving is a time to come together with family and friends and enjoy a delicious meal. It’s also a time to give thanks for all the blessings in your life.

Whether you’re celebrating at home or traveling to be with loved ones, Thanksgiving is a special time that everyone looks forward to.

That’s why we’ve put together a list of Thanksgiving menu ideas to help make your dinner more special.

From traditional turkey and stuffing to more unique dishes like tater tot appetizers, there’s something for everyone on this list.

So, whether you’re looking for Thanksgiving dinner ideas or want some inspiration for your holiday menu, check out our list below. And happy planning!

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Ideas

Tater Tot Appetizer

These appetizer bites are perfect for Thanksgiving! They’re bite-sized, easy to make, and will be loved by kids and adults alike.

Made with tater tots, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and bacon, these delicious bites are sure to be a hit at your Thanksgiving feast.

loaded tater tots placed in a wood serving tray.

Loaded Tater Tots Appetizer Recipe

Loaded Tater Tot Appetizers – with just the twist of a glass, tater tots are transformed into a cheesy, crispy, delicious appetizer. Let me introduce you to Loaded Tater Tots Appetizer!

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

These wonton cups are the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving feast. Filled with cream cheese and jalapeno popper filling, these tasty bites are sure to hit the spot.

Crispy yet soft, these wonton cups are easy to make and can be made ahead of time. So, if you’re looking for an appetizer to please everyone, be sure to try these.

a hand holding Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cup and a serving tray full of Jalapeno wonton cups, tongs, and dipping sauce in the background.

Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups

These Jalapeno Popper Wonton Cups are a fun and easy appetizer that are perfect for game days of your next event! Made with cream cheese, jalapeños, and wonton wrappers cups, they are always a hit. Make a meal out of them!

Sourdough Stuffing

This stuffing recipe is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. Made with sourdough bread, celery, onions, and a variety of herbs, this stuffing is the perfect mix of savory and flavorful.

a casserole dish of sourdough stuffing

Sourdough Stuffing

Although this recipe calls for dried sourdough bread cubes, you can substitute regular bread cubes for this. 

Cornbread with Self Rising Flour

This cornbread recipe is a must-have for your Thanksgiving feast. Made with self rising flour, this cornbread is light and fluffy yet still has a crispy crust.

Featuring a variety of flavors, this cornbread is the perfect side dish to accompany your Thanksgiving meal.

a white plate with a slice of cornbread with self rising flour with butter on top and a skillet with cornbread, striped red kitchen towel, bowls of sliced butter and honey at the back.

Cornbread with Self Rising Flour

A delicious southern-style cornbread made with self rising flour and cornmeal, so you are practically guaranteed to get a perfect rise and fluffy, tender, delightfully crumbly texture every time!

Buttermilk Brined Turkey Breast

This turkey recipe is perfect for those who want to try something different this Thanksgiving. Made with a buttermilk brine, this turkey breast is juicy and flavorful.

Roasted to perfection, this turkey recipe is sure to be a new family favorite.

a casserole dish with buttermilk brined turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.

Buttermilk Brined Turkey Breast

Soaking the turkey in a saltwater brine produces tender, juicy meat. This brine includes buttermilk, which adds flavor to the turkey breast and helps keep the meat incredibly moist.

Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin

This turkey tenderloin recipe is a delicious and easy alternative to traditional turkey. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this dish is perfect for those who want to save time in the kitchen.

This turkey tenderloin is juicy, flavorful, and perfect for a smaller Thanksgiving gathering.

sliced oven roasted turkey tenderloins.
a serving plate of turkey tendeloins with a striped cloth and roasted potatoes in the background.

Oven Roasted Turkey Tenderloin

Lean, juicy roasted turkey breast tenderloins are perfect to marinade and oven roast in less than an hour. Serve these at a small Thanksgiving gathering or pair them with your favorite sides for a family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

Mashed Potatoes

Nothing says Thanksgiving like a big bowl of mashed potatoes. This classic dish is a must-have for your holiday feast.

Made with Yukon gold potatoes, butter, milk, and garlic, these mashed potatoes are creamy and full of flavor. They’re the perfect side dish for any Thanksgiving meal.

a bowl of mashed potatoes

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Easy, No Drain Method)

The Instant Pot was made for mashed potatoes! Pressure cooking produces the fluffiest, absolutely best mashed potatoes. And, you’ll see this recipe is lower in fat and calories than stove top recipes but is a no peel and no drain method!

Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

Casserole, meet mashed potatoes. This dish is the perfect combination of two classic Thanksgiving staples.

Made with Yukon gold potatoes, cheddar cheese, bacon, and green onions, this casserole is creamy, cheesy, and full of flavor. It’s the perfect side dish for your holiday feast.

serving bowl of loaded potatoes with cheese, bacon bits, and green onion

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole

If you’re looking for a dish that’s ultra creamy and delicious, then this is the one! Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole is all that with cheesy goodness, crisp bacon, and green onions. Plus, the Instant Pot makes it quick and easy, so it’s on the table in a flash. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, see the recipe to make this without one!

Hash Brown Casserole

Who doesn’t love hash browns? This tasty potato dish is a must-have for your Thanksgiving feast.

Made with shredded potatoes, cheddar cheese, sour cream, and butter, this casserole is creamy, cheesy, and hearty.

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

Hash brown casserole loaded with savory sausage, eggs, and cheese is the delicious, hearty comfort food you want for breakfast or brunch. This easy gluten free recipe is even great to make ahead and freeze!

Instant Pot Green Beans

Healthy and delicious, these green beans don’t require any pre-cooking, making them the perfect side dish for a busy Thanksgiving.

Made with fresh green beans, mushrooms, onions, and garlic, these green beans are flavorful and healthy. So, if you’re looking for a side dish that is both easy to make and nutritious, you’ll love this.

instant pot green beans on a bowl with shake and bake chicken tenders and yellow cloth in the background.

Instant Pot Fresh Green Beans

This Instant Pot Fresh Green Beans is a quick, easy, and budget-friendly recipe you can make in your pressure cooker. This recipe is perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a fast and healthy vegetable side dish.

From all of us here at The Feathered Nester, have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving this year.

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