With Thanksgiving right around the corner, it’s time to start planning the holiday feast! Instead of going for those old recipes that everybody knows, how about making this year’s dinner extra special with more delicious and modern options? Here are the best dinner recipes that will make this year’s Thanksgiving feast unforgettable!

"Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude." Nigel Hamilton

Porchetta Style Roast Turkey Breast

Drooling yet?
Drooling yet? Source: Bon Appetit

What’s better than Thanksgiving turkey? Bacon-wrapped Thanksgiving turkey, of course. Take this year’s feast to a whole new level with this delicious porchetta style roast turkey recipe by Bon Appetit! With that gorgeous picture above, I don’t think I have to say anything else to convince you, right?

Roasted Garlic Gravy

This delicious gravy recipe will be a hit!
This delicious gravy recipe will be a hit! Source: Nomageddon

Gravy is one of the most important dishes at Thanksgiving, so it deserves some attention. Instead of that common recipe you always use, give a try at this roasted garlic gravy by Nomageddon. It’s so delicious and flavorful that it can seriously transform your dinner!

“Seriously Amazing Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

This is the best mashed potatoes you'll have!
This is the best mashed potatoes you’ll have! Source: Little Spice Jar 

Forget that classic mashed potato recipe - everybody does that. Here, soft and fluffy potatoes are blended together with a party of flavors:

  • sharp cheddar
  • sour cream
  • mashed garlic cloves
  • chives

Doesn’t it sound delicious? Check out the full details at Little Spice Jar!

Oil-Free Rainbow Roasted Vegetables

Beautiful and delicious!
Beautiful and delicious! Source: Simple Vegan Blog 

A side dish of roasted vegetables is a must at any Thanksgiving dinner, and this recipe by Simple Vegan Blog is everything you’re craving! The rainbow colors are a result of lots of tasty veggies:

  • Red and yellow bell peppers
  • Carrots
  • Zucchini
  • Broccoli
  • Red onions
  • Thyme

And it gets better:

You can make the dish ahead of time and store the veggies in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 4 days! Not only it is super delicious and beautiful, it also saves you time on the hectic big day.

Make-Ahead Cornbread Stuffing

This stuffing recipe is a must at your holiday celebrations!
This stuffing recipe is a must at your holiday celebrations! Source: Sally’s Baking Addition

Yep, here is another delicious make-ahead recipe that can make your dinner preparations a little easier!

The delicious cornbread stuffing featured above is 100% make-ahead, which makes it taste even better, bringing out the savory herb flavors and making the toasted cornbread absorb a little of the liquid ingredients.

Get the full details over at Sally’s Baking Addiction!

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

This cranberry sauce can easily be made ahead!
This cranberry sauce can easily be made ahead! Source: Cleverly Simple

Cranberry sauce is always a hit at Thanksgiving, especially when it’s slowly cooked to perfection like his recipe from Cleverly Simple. But don’t worry, your slow cooker won’t be busy on the hectic day: you can make this a day or two before, and then just add some fresh citrus zest when reheating!

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

Doesn't it look delicious?
Doesn’t it look delicious? Source: Half Baked Harvest

If there is one day to go all-out, it’s Thanksgiving, and this recipe by Half Baked Harvest does exactly that. The dish has a phenomenal combination of candied bacon and pecans, buttery brown sugar sweet potatoes, and bourbon, which feels like it’s the perfect match. You just have to try it!

Make-Ahead Butternut Squash Soup

A crowd-pleaser!
A crowd-pleaser! Source: Braised and Burnt

Craving that delicious butternut squash flavor? Then you have to try this tasty soup recipe by Braised and Burnt. The fall favorite also has a place at Thanksgiving dinner, as it’s an easy crowd-pleaser that can’t go wrong.

Here’s the best part:

You can also make the dish ahead! It will stay fresh in the fridge for several days or in the freezer for longer.

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad

This tasty salad is a fall favorite.
This tasty salad is a fall favorite. Source: Le Creme de la Crumb

Let’s add some nutrients to the table with this beautiful salad by Le Creme de la Crumb! The dish is super easy to prepare, and it has a delicious party of flavors:

  • Crisp apples
  • Dried cranberries
  • Feta cheese
  • Hearty walnuts

And for the dressing, a tasty mix of apple juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, and seasonings. Doesn’t it sound delicious?

To make the dinner preparations easier, you can assemble the salad and the dressing a few days ahead, and store them separately. On the day, simply slice the apples and you’re good to go!

Rosemary Dinner Rolls

Rosemary makes the classic dinner rolls even better!
Rosemary makes the classic dinner rolls even better! Source: Cooking Classy

Fresh homemade rolls are many people’s weakness, but you can make them even more dreamy by adding rosemary to the mix, like in this recipe by Cooking Classy. The rolls aren’t any more work, but they look fancier, a little more festive, and definitely more delicious.

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole

A green bean casserole like you've never seen!
A green bean casserole like you’ve never seen! Source: Spicy Southern Kitchen

This recipe by Spicy Southern Kitchen makes the traditional green bean casserole even more special! The dish combines fresh green beans with sautéed mushrooms, crunchy fried onion and lots of shredded cheddar to make it extra cheesy. It’s a must at any family gathering!

No-Bake Frozen Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

This pie will be your new favorite thanksgiving dessert!
This pie will be your new favorite thanksgiving dessert! Source: Chelsea’s Messy Apron

The classic pumpkin pie is already super delicious, but if you want to bring a modern take on the dessert, try this yummy option from Chelsea’s Messy Apron. The classic seasonal dessert is transformed into a delicious pumpkin pie cheesecake with a cinnamon crust, ready to amaze your family.

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