The BEST Thanksgiving Dinner Roundup

50 Ideas for a Tasty Thanksgiving Dinner

The holidays are quickly approaching, and if you’re anything like us you’re likely already planning the menu for a delicious Thanksgiving dinner feast! In true Diva fashion we’ve done our best to ease the stress by rounding up our favorite Thanksgiving dinner ideas that we’re sure you and your family will enjoy.

So sit back, scroll through these scrumptious foods that are perfect for your Thanksgiving menu, and don’t be surprised if you start to drool a little! {Wink!}

You will love these traditional Thanksgiving dinner ideas! | The Dating Divas
A family enjoying a traditional Thanksgiving dinner

8 Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Whether you’re looking to serve a more traditional Thanksgiving dinner or you aren’t quite sure what you want your menu to look like, we’ve got you! These eight main dish options cover all the bases!

1. Air Fryer Turkey Breast (Princess Pinky Girl): Air fryer to the rescue! This turkey breast looks so yummy and easy!

This Air Fryer Turkey Breast is great for your Thanksgiving dinner! | The Dating Divas
Air Fryer Turkey Breast for Thanksgiving dinner

2. Oven Roasted Turkey (iHeartNaptime): This is perfect for your traditional Thanksgiving dinner!

Your traditional Thanksgiving dinner must include oven roasted turkey! | The Dating Divas
Oven Roasted Turkey for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner

3. Turkey Pot Pie (iHeartNaptime): Everything you love about Thanksgiving dinner in one delicious pie.

A pot pie for Thanksgiving dinner is a great substitute for those who don't want to make a turkey! | The Dating Divas
Thanksgiving dinner pot pie

4. Instant Pot Turkey Breast (Love Bakes Good Cakes): Here is another easy yet tasty turkey dinner!

Make your Thanksgiving dinner a breeze by preparing your turkey in an Instant Pot! | The Dating Divas
Turkey breast made in an Instant Pot for Thanksgiving dinner

5. Shepherd’s Pie (Pass Your Plates): For those looking for something a little non-traditional, consider serving your guests shepherd’s pie!

Shepherd's Pie is a tasty main dish for your Thanksgiving menu! | The Dating Divas
Shepherd’s Pie for your Thanksgiving menu

6. Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Casserole (My Baking Addiction): Another one for you casserole lovers!

Looking for some Thanksgiving dinner ideas? Casserole is a great option! | The Dating Divas
A casserole for Thanksgiving dinner ideas

7. Meatloaf and Brown Gravy (SkinnyTaste): Here’s a tasty non-traditional Thanksgiving food.

Meatloaf and Brown Gravy is a great Thanksgiving dinner idea! | The Dating Divas
Meatloaf and Brown Gravy Thanksgiving dinner idea

8. One Pot Stuffing Chicken Casserole (Growing Up Gabel): Annnd one last casserole that would make a delish addition to your Thanksgiving menu.

This One Pot Stuffing Chicken Casserole would be a yummy option for your Thanksgiving menu! | The Dating Divas
Chicken Casserole for your Thanksgiving menu

10 Different Dinner Rolls & Breads

Some form of bread is a traditional item on most dinner tables especially for Thanksgiving dinner. We found 10 mouthwatering rolls and bread recipes that we are sure will be a hit with your guests!

9. Brie Bites (Princess Pinky Girl): You can’t go wrong with carbs stuffed with cheese!

Brie Bites are delicious and would be a yummy item on your Thanksgiving menu! | The Dating Divas
Yummy Brie Bites for your Thanksgiving menu

10. No Yeast Dinner Rolls (Spaceships & Laserbeams): Easy? Check. Delicious? Check, check!

Thanksgiving dinner isn't complete without dinner rolls! | The Dating Divas
No Yeast Dinner Rolls for Thanksgiving dinner

11. Pumpkin Dinner Rolls (Somewhat Simple): Here is an interesting (but YUMMY) twist to your traditional dinner rolls!

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls are a yummy twist on the traditional rolls for Thanksgiving dinner! | The Dating Divas
Pumpkin Dinner Rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner ideas

12. Grandma’s Famous Homemade Crescent Rolls (Pretty Providence): Grandma always has the best recipes. These rolls are drool-worthy!

Crescent Rolls are so tasty and perfect for Thanksgiving dinner! | The Dating Divas
Crescent Rolls for Thanksgiving dinner

13. Orange Cranberry Bread (Cake Whiz): Who says dinner rolls need to be savory? Try something sweet this year!

Thanksgiving dinner doesn't require savory bread! Check out this sweet Orange Cranberry Bread! | The Dating Divas
Thanksgiving dinner Orange Cranberry Bread

14. Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread (Live Laugh Rowe): Another sweet bread for your Thanksgiving table!

Here is another sweet bread to serve with your Thanksgiving dinner! | The Dating Divas
Pumpkin Pull Apart Bread served for Thanksgiving dinner

15. Easy Homemade Dinner Rolls (Love From the Oven): You can’t have too many easy-peasy recipes up your sleeve.

Look no further for Thanksgiving dinner ideas; the Divas have you covered! | The Dating Divas
Homemade Dinner Rolls for your Thanksgiving dinner ideas

16. Cheesy Crescent Roll Leaves for Your Thanksgiving Bread Basket (Hungry Happenings): We have never seen anything like this before, so we knew these HAD to make it onto our list of Thanksgiving food items!

These Cheesy Crescent Roll Leaves make a great Thanksgiving food! | The Dating Divas
Crescent Roll Leaves served with Thanksgiving food

17. Cheesy Bacon Crescent Rolls (Mandy’s Recipe Box): Something a little different for your holiday table!

Your Thanksgiving dinner needs these delicious Cheesy Bacon Crescent Rolls! | The Dating Divas
Cheesy Bacon Crescent Rolls served with Thanksgiving dinner

18. Easy Slow Cooker Bread Dinner Rolls (Growing Up Gabel): We love how these are made in the slow cooker. You can put them in and forget about them until it’s time to serve dinner!

Use your slow cooker to help with preparing your Thanksgiving food! | The Dating Divas
Easy Thanksgiving dinner food

10 Desserts for Your Thanksgiving Table

We found 10 delectable desserts that we know you are going to LOVE! The best part? No one says you can only serve one! {Wink!}

19. Impossible Mini Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes (Princess Pinky Girl): These are like a mini pumpkin pie for each of your guests!

Your Thanksgiving menu needs to include these  yummy Mini Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes! | The Dating Divas
Mini Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes for your Thanksgiving menu

20. Apple Pie (Spaceships & Laserbeams): I think we can all agree that apple pie is an all-American favorite!

Apple Pie is a traditional and tasty Thanksgiving dinner food! | The Dating Divas
Apple Pie is a tasty Thanksgiving food

21. Coconut Cream Pie (Pass Your Plates): Thanksgiving should have a second nickname… “Festival of Pies.” This particular pie looks so tasty!

22. Pumpkin Pie Twists with Cream Cheese Frosting (Lolly Jane): We love these non-traditional treats!

23. Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes (Design Eat Repeat): You’ll want to make a double batch of these cupcakes because they will be devoured within minutes!

24. Fall Dessert Charcuterie Board (Glorious Treats): This is a fun way to serve lots of different treats to your guests!

25. Apple Cranberry Crisp (Cake Whiz): Apples are made to be served as all sorts of desserts especially for Thanksgiving!

26. Apple Mousse (Hungry Happenings): Another treat for you apple lovers!

27. Cherry Turnovers (My Baking Addiction): Here is a way to serve cherries without baking a pie.

28. Pumpkin Spice Latte Tiramisu (Picture the Recipe): You can’t go wrong with anything involving pumpkin and spice!

17 Side Dishes Perfect for Turkey Day

Can we let you in on a little secret? There is no rule saying that ALL your side dishes need to be healthy. We found the perfect mix of healthy and not-so-healthy side dishes that are sure to make you drool!

29. Easy Scalloped Potatoes (Princess Pinky Girl): Potatoes are a popular side item for Thanksgiving and this dish looks like it hits the mark!

30. Sweet Potato Casserole (Spaceships & Laserbeams): In our opinion the only way to eat sweet potatoes is if they’re served in a casserole with marshmallows!

31. Oven Roasted Green Beans (Pass Your Plates): A delicious, healthy side dish that belongs on your Thanksgiving menu!

32. Creamy Mashed Potatoes (iHeartNaptime): Mashed potatoes are a classic. You can’t go wrong!

33. Everyone’s Favorite Cranberry Salad (Tastes Better from Scratch): Here is a side dish that curbs the sweet tooth!

34. Garlic Parmesan Mini Hasselback Potatoes (Easy As Apple Pie): These look scrumptious!

35. The BEST Baked Mac and Cheese (FoodieCrush): This mac and cheese looks so tasty!

36. Savory Vegetable Cheese Tart (Sally’s Baking Recipes): This dish is almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

37. Best Ever Creamed Corn (Grace & Good Eats): Corn is another popular Thanksgiving food!

38. Mashed Butternut Squash (The Melrose Family): This dish will surely become a family favorite!

39. Honey Roasted Carrots (The Melrose Family): Here is another healthy side dish for your guests!

40. Ham and Cheese Stuffed Hash Brown Balls (Strawberry Blondie Kitchen): These are a bit non-traditional but that doesn’t mean they don’t belong on your Thanksgiving menu!

41. Easy Crockpot Fried Apples (A Night Owl): This side dish is probably closer to a dessert but nobody needs to know that! {Wink!}

42. Jiffy Corn Casserole (My Baking Addiction): This looks mouthwatering!

43. Squash Salad with Kale and Roasted Garlic Dressing (Pinch of Yum): You really can’t go wrong with squash, especially for fall!

44. Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries and a Balsamic Drizzle (Picture the Recipe): This dish will definitely get those picky eaters to finally try brussels sprouts!

45. Traditional Homemade Stuffing (Love Grows Wild): We couldn’t end the list of side dishes without including stuffing!

6 Delicious Pre-Dinner Appetizers

If you have guests arriving before dinner will be served consider having a yummy appetizer ready for them! We’re sure they will appreciate having something to munch on to keep their stomachs from growling!

46. Turkey Cranberry Croissant Wreath (Somewhat Simple): This could also double as the bread dish for dinner!

47. Marinated Cheese Appetizer (Pretty Providence): All you need to complete this appetizer is a bunch of mini toothpicks and BAM! You have the perfect finger food for guests!

48. Salted Caramel Pumpkin Pie Dip (What’s Cooking, Love?): This definitely looks more like a dessert but who says you can’t enjoy something sweet before dinner?

49. Cranberry Bacon Cream Cheese Appetizers (The Melrose Family): This would be a great appetizer to serve before your delicious meal!

50. Thanksgiving Brunch Board (A Night Owl): How clever is this brunch board? For those of you who have guests staying at your home the night before, this is the perfect thing to serve them for breakfast while you’re working on dinner!

51. Maple Pecan Baked Brie (Growing Up Gabel): Baked brie is a Diva favorite. We can’t wait to try this one!

Now that you have all these scrumptious Thanksgiving dinner ideas don’t forget to save our 101 Unique Ways to Use Your Thanksgiving Leftovers post! You’ll definitely want to check this out later!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Divas!

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I am an avid DIY'er, a Disney lover, and an amateur foodie! Chips & salsa, chocolate, and Diet Dr. Pepper are a few of my favorite things. I'm married to my best friend who is literally my Prince Charming, and I'm a mommy to three darling kiddos! You'll often find me in the kitchen baking something chocolatey, or snuggled up on the couch listening to a good book or true crime podcast.

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