Menu Planning Monday #164 – Thanksgiving Edition!

Welcome to another Menu Planning Monday!

This week is all about Thanksgiving, and I have rounded up some tried-and-true recipes that you all have recommended. So they must be good, right?! Let the drooling begin!

Cranberry Salsa

This recipe was raved about by my friend, Jenna, and my gosh! I want in my belly right now!

Cooking with Curls

cranberry salsa

Spinach and Artichoke Dip 

Suzi loves this recipe and says she uses canned brined artichokes!

Alton Brown

spinach dip

Cranberry Goat Cheese Log 

SO EASY and Ashley says you’ll need to make two because they are THAT good!


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Buttermilk- Brined Turkey

Kelley has made this turkey for seven straight years and says it is raved about! Plus, can Williams Sonoma really go wrong?!

Williams Sonoma


Chorizo and Cornbread Stuffing

THIS STUFFING IS AMAZING! Friends, I am not a stuffing person. But this….. THIS is amazing.

Food Network Magazine

Chorizo Stuffing

Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole

Thank you, Brittany, for this recipe! I am drooling!

Spend with Pennies


Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Amritha loves these mashed potatoes, and I can’t blame her! They look creamy and delicious!

Pioneer Woman

mashed potatoes

Crispy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Lauren recommended this deliciousness and oh my goodness! So beautiful and I bet it tastes as good as it looks!

The Comfort of Cooking

roasted sweet potatoes

Sweet Potato Casserole 

Kallie made this TWICE last year and there weren’t any leftovers! Now that says something!

Chef in Training

sweet potatoe casserole

Whiskey-Glazed Carrots

We made these last year as well and they were a HIT!  Thank you, Ashley, for recommending them!

The Pioneer Woman

glazed carrots

Green Bean Casserole 

My friend, Natalie is a big fan of this recipe and sent it my way! Love the new spin on an old favorite!

Pioneer Woman

green bean casserole

Mama Marsh’s Sweet n’ Sour Green Beans 

For a lighter option, my friend, Jessi couldn’t recommend these enough! She uses real bacon (recipe calls for Turkey bacon)

Spokane Dinner Club

green beans

Butternut Mac and Cheese

This recipe was sent by Natalie and it looks SOO stinkin’ tasty!

The Pioneer Woman

mac ahd cheese

Homemade Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

I made these rolls myself last week and they are DELICIOUS! And what a cute decoration for the table, too!

Beyond Kimchee and Adapted by Lady’s Little Loves

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Whipped Cranberry Butter

My friend, Taylor, adds a little bit of her cranberry sauce to their butter to make this and I think it is genius! Looks so good!

Good Life Eats


Apple Crisp

This one was raved about by my friend, Megan!

Joy the Baker

apple crisp

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

This one looks straight-forward and delicious! I am giving it a try!

I Wash, You Dry

pumpkin pie

Thank you all SO MUCH for sending me your favorite recipes! Truly, these all look so fantastic and I wish I could make them all! I hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving and fill those bellies full!


  1. eek i love this- esp having a good week for all the fun and yummy things that everyone will be making for thanksgiving! looks like a great plan my friend, esp that apple crisp!

  2. These all look amazing, although I really want to try the cranberry salsa. That’s so creative and fun for an appetizer before the big meal!

  3. Wow, these look fabulous. Thanks for sharing so many ideas.

  4. Oh my goodness!! These all look so
    Yummy!! I’m thinking I have
    To try a few for Thanksgiving!

  5. Love love love the cranberry salsa and that gorgeous sweet potato dish!

  6. Kristy Bullard says:

    These all look amazing but that cranberry salsa with cream cheese is my favorite! That will be the perfect appetizer when my family visits.

  7. All of this looks so delicious, its making me hungry just looking at them.

  8. Yum, you found some really delicious looking recipes. I think I will try the Copycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrowns this year. Thanks for sharing!

  9. When I make mash potatoes, I make the Pioneer Woman’s version, they are fantastic. The sweet potato casserole looks great, so I pinned that. I’m looking for a new recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  10. This looks like a crazy yummy Thanksgiving line-up! Everything looks so delicious.

    Kasey Ma

  11. I can’t wait to eat all the goodies! I love the look of that cranberry salsa! I bought extra cranberries so I may try this!

  12. All of this looks so so delicious and so good. -Must try

  13. Apple Crisp is one of my families absolute favorites! I made it when my children were little, and now they make it and share it with their families.

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