Our Top Thanksgiving Recipes With 1,000+ Reviews

Sweet Potato Pie I on a white and blue plate
Photo: Mackenzie Schieck

When it comes to cooking the biggest meal of the year, you can't go wrong with these boast-worthy recipes that have already been battle-tested by your fellow home cooks at their own Thanksgiving feasts. Each of these delectable options has earned 1,000 reviews (and often a whole lot more) on Allrecipes — making them the best of the best. Scroll through to take a look at our most popular Thanksgiving recipes.

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Perfect Turkey

Perfect Turkey on a white dish with faux leaves and cranberries
Cynthia Taylor

Allrecipes user Shelly White credits her friend from France for this "perfectly seasoned and juicy" version of the Thanksgiving centerpiece, fragrant with fresh thyme and white wine. "She never measures anything so use your own judgment for vegetable amounts," Shelly writes. "I usually err on the side of more is better!'" No room in your fridge for a bucket to brine the bird? Allrecipes user redamber recommends you pop your turkey and brine into an oven bag, squeeze out the air, tie it shut, then chill it overnight in a well-iced cooler.

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts in a white dish

If you never imagined you'd eat a Brussels sprout willingly, Allrecipes user BAYSIDE used to agree — until she tried this simple recipe. "These yummy, salty, nutty, crunchy, caramelized Brussels sprouts were SO good. No bitterness whatsoever!" Her advice: Halve the sprouts to avoid "mushy middles" and cut away the "sprout" part to avoid bitter flavors.

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Cranberry Sauce

Fresh Cranberry Sauce in a glass bowl
baking nana

Sometimes, keeping it simple is simply the best. With just four ingredients, this recipe comes together easily on the stove and can be made ahead for ease and to let the flavors meld. "This was the best cranberry sauce I have ever had!" writes Allrecipes user LEXI, JACK and COOKIE. "I used to just resort to canned because I never seemed to be able to make a 'good' cranberry sauce."

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Homemade Mac and Cheese

Homemade Mac and Cheese
Valeria Eastham-Santos

"Very creamy and yummy" writes Allrecipes user Julie Olsen. "If you think your sauce is too runny before pouring it over the macaroni, it's not. I was very nervous that my sauce was not thick enough, but once I poured it over the macaroni and baked it, the dish turned out wonderful!"

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Sweet Potato Pie I

Sweet Potato Pie I on a white and blue plate
Mackenzie Schieck

"People who have eaten sweet potato pie all their lives say this recipe is the best they've ever tasted," writes Allrecipes user SL, who has baked this dessert three Thanksgivings in a row. What puts SL's version of this classic recipe over the top? She swaps evaporated milk for the standard and replaces half the white sugar with brown.

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Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll

Granny Kat's Pumpkin Roll topped with powdered sugar

If you're a jelly roll novice, it's your lucky day. The comments below Granny Kat's masterpiece are a treasure trove of tips to ensure your efforts won't wind up a #PinterestFail. Key wisdom: use a bigger pan than you think you need and don't attempt to cram in every last bit of filling. You'll find the work is worth it. "I wish there were more stars available because I'd give this recipe ALL of them," writes Allrecipes user Christie. "My husband, who has something to say about EVERYTHING, said 'Well, I just can't find one thing that I'd improve about this.'"

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Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast With Gravy on a white plate

We know what you're thinking: would anyone really fix the centerpiece of Thanksgiving dinner in a slow cooker? The answer is definitely yes. "I was skeptical about cooking turkey in the Crock-Pot but was pleasantly surprised that it came out so moist," writes Lori, who also notes clean-up is easy. Plus, just think of all the extra oven space you've created to bake more pies!

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Cream Corn Like No Other

Cream Corn Like No Other in a glass bowl
House of Aqua

Sure, you can always eat creamed corn from a can. But Allrecipes user LINDA MCLEAN writes that even her husband and youngest daughter couldn't believe the difference after tasting this recipe. "My older daughter can't stand creamed corn but decided to give this a taste. Guess what? Her plate had a huge helping!"

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Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing

Awesome Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing in a casserole dish

"This is my favorite recipe on this site," writes Allrecipes user StephanieM. After just a few years of serving this stuffing, "it's demanded of me at every family get-together." She advises you to experiment with different types of bread until you find your favorite combo (she recommends sourdough and potato bread). And if you have them handy, reach for fresh herbs over dried for best results.

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Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Secret Recipe in a white bowl

Whether you're fixing mashed potatoes for your entire clan or a party of five, Allrecipes user AUSTAD's recipe offers garlicky joy. For a less intense but still enjoyable garlic-ness, heed the wisdom of fellow cook Z and use roasted garlic rather than raw.

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Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole recipe topped with chopped nuts in a serving dish
Tamara B.

"My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas," writes Allrecipes user TinaB. "What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!"

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Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Grandma's Green Bean Casserole in a green dish
Allrecipes Magazine

The key to rocking this recipe: fresh, steamed green beans, writes Allrecipes user momma_s. "I am not too big on veggies, but I CRAVE this dish!" For that familiar consistency, fellow Allrecipes user KIMAR recommends sauteeing the onion in butter until translucent, reducing the salt and flour by half, and adding half the cheese into the beans mixture.

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Apple Pie by Grandma Ople

a lattice-topped apple pie with a slice cut out of it on a red, orange, and yellow tablecloth
Holiday Baker

With 10,000+ reviews, this prize-winning recipe from the grandmother of MOSHASMAMA is a gift that keeps on giving and a highlight of holiday meals. The stand-out ingredient? Pleasingly tart Granny Smith apples. Review after review sings the praises of this straightforward pie. "Henceforth I am eschewing all other apple pie recipes," writes wee red. "Truly spectacular."

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Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing on a white plate

If you're running out of time to concoct the dressing for this fresh and flavorful salad, substitute your favorite store-bought poppyseed dressing. Many reviewers also changed up the nuts or cheese to suit their personal tastes. "One word of caution," writes Allrecipes user KOALAGIRL. "This fed three hungry adults (two helpings for the men). So don't be fooled by the 'serves 12.' Your family and guests will go back for seconds, trust me!"

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Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread

Grandmother's Buttermilk Cornbread on a baking rack

When in doubt, trust Grandma. This recipe from the grandmother of Allrecipes user BETHANYWEATHERSBY turns out reliably moist and tender. It also calls for sugar, as a heads up for those on the savory side of the great "should sugar exist in cornbread" debate. The correct answer: it depends on how your own grandma makes it!

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Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

a loaf of pumpkin bread, partially sliced, on a white dish with fall decor in the background
My Hot Southern Mess

If you're looking for a treat other than pie this Thanksgiving, try this spicy pumpkin bread. Recipe creator Laurie Bennett says this bread is even better the day after it's baked, so you can make it ahead of time and have one less thing in your oven on Thanksgiving. "I cannot believe how delicious this recipe was! I have never tasted such a rich, soft, and filled with flavor, pumpkin bread in my life," says reviewer Kenna Pomeroy.

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Sweet Dinner Rolls

Sweet Dinner Rolls
Sweet Dinner Rolls | Photo by Dianne. Dianne

These are the soft, pillowy Thanksgiving dinner rolls you remember. Don't have a bread machine handy? Follow the lead of Allrecipes users K PRAPER and summer_lover for tips to get your dough rising on the stovetop and countertop.

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Butternut Squash Soup II

Butternut Squash Soup II in a white bowl
Ernestina Sanchez

Smooth, creamy, decadent … and yes, we're talking about soup, people! Make this ahead and freeze to have one less task to tackle on turkey day. To save even more time, skip the hassle of hacking apart a raw squash and make it like Allrecipes user JINGSHI: "The easiest way to prepare butternut squash is to pierce it with a fork and bake it, whole, at 400 degrees F for one hour. Let cool, then halve lengthwise and remove the seeds. The flesh scoops out easily with a spoon. No cutting or dicing required." Save even more time by buying pre-diced, frozen butternut squash.

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Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake

a slice of cheesecake with a plain layer and a pumpkin layer, garnished with a rosette of whipped cream, on a white plate

Warning: this cheesecake is so good, it may very well walk right away from you. So cautions Allrecipes user bonniejo roberts, who took it to work, went to answer the phone, came back 10 minutes later, "and the whole cheesecake was gone! I couldn't believe it!" The moral of this story: let the call go to voicemail.

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Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms

Mouth-Watering Stuffed Mushrooms on a white plate
Alberta Rose

This is the perfect recipe to delegate to one of your guests who really wants to make something simple but impressive. Take them to the next level with these tips from Allrecipes user (and repeat stuffed mushroom-making master) Stephanie G.: add crabmeat to the mixture to boost the savory quotient, use smaller mushrooms to create a better balance between mushroom and filling, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese just before baking, and bake them in mini muffin tin pans to keep the mushrooms from tipping over and rolling around in the oven.

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White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies on a white plate
Pictured: White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies by AngieCooks.

Allrecipes user Carla Brown recommends doubling this recipe and adding a ½ cup of chopped pecans. Fellow baker LongIslandBorn echoed many other reviewers with her advice to swap vanilla extract for the brandy: "What can I say? I've now found a family tradition that I will make for Thanksgiving and Christmas forever!"

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Awesome and Easy Creamy Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole in a blue dish
My Hot Southern Mess

This slightly sweet and extra creamy corn casserole only requires a few ingredients but will be a hit at Thanksgiving dinner. It's easy to throw together and, if you double the ingredients, you can make the casserole in a 9x13-inch baking dish. "I've made this casserole for Thanksgiving the last two years. There is never a crumb left! Everyone loves it," says home cook IRISHMAIDEN.

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Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Brown Family's Favorite Pumpkin Pie on a cake stand

What makes this pumpkin pie a real winner? The walnut streusel topping. "There aren't enough stars for this pumpkin pie! Everyone raved about it! The streusel topping is incredible and the pie itself makes a great presentation," says reviewer Jillian.

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