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Our Thanksgiving Family Feast - A delicious collection of recipes that we make every year for our own family's Thanksgiving dinner!

As food bloggers, Jack and I get questions all the time asking what we make for our family’s holiday meals!  So today, we thought it would be fun to share with you a collection (all in one place) of some of the different recipes that make a regular appearance on the menu at Our Thanksgiving Family Feast!

We’ve included links to recipes for everything from appetizers and salads, the turkey (of course!), tons of side dish ideas, and last but not least – desserts!!  And next weekend, we’ll be sharing a collection of Thanksgiving leftover recipes – so be sure to come back for that!


 Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Mascarpone

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms with Mascarpone - A Family Feast

Mixed Greens Salad with Pears, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries and Spiced Pecans

Mixed Greens Salad with Pears, Goat Cheese, Dried Cranberries and Spiced Pecans - A Family Feast

Favorite Vinaigrette

Favorite Vinaigrette


Perfect Roast Turkey

Perfect Roast Turkey - A Family Feast

Turkey Stock

Turkey Stock - A Family Feast


 Perfect Turkey Gravy

Perfect Turkey Gravy - A Family Feast

Perfect Mashed Potatoes

Perfect Mashed Potatoes - A Family Feast

Sausage Cornbread Stuffing

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing - A Family Feast

Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry Sauce - A Family Feast

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Boursin Cheese

Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Kale and Boursin Cheese - A Family Feast

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon - A Family Feast

Green Beans with Tarragon

Green Beans with Tarragon - A Family Feast

Fresh Carrots with Butter and Dill

Fresh Carrots with Butter and Dill - A Family Feast

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips

Roasted Carrots and Parsnips - A Family Feast

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce

Pearl Onions in Cream Sauce - A Family Feast


Jordon Pond Popovers

Jordan Pond Popovers - A Family Feast

Parmesan Pull-Apart Rolls

Parmesan Pull-Apart Rolls - A Family Feast


Fresh Apple Torte

Fresh Apple Torte - A Family Feast

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes - A Family Feast

Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp - A Family Feast

Indian Pudding

indian pudding

Best Apple Cake Ever

Best Apple Cake Ever - A Family Feast

New England Pumpkin Caramel Pudding

New England Caramel Pumpkin Pudding - A Family Feast

Oatmeal Cranberry Cheesecake Bars

Oatmeal Cranberry Cheesecake Bars - A Family Feast

Pumpkin Cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake

Pumpkin Apple Cinnamon Delight Cupcakes – Whisk Upon A Dream

Pumpkin Caramel Apple Cupcakes - Whisk Upon A Dream


POM Fresca Cocktail

Pomfresca Cocktail


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  • Gretchen Anderson wrote:

    Do you respond to questions? I’m hosting Thanksgiving & would like to prepare items ahead. Is it possible to make the turkey & gravy the day before without jeopardizing texture & flavor?

    • Jack wrote:

      Hi Gretchen, this is Jack.

      I did this a few times with limited success. As soon as the turkey and gravy were cooked and cooled, I refrigerated them overnight overnight then carved the turkey the next day cold. To reheat the sliced turkey, I laid the slices out overlapping in a roasting pan along with sections of the dark meat and poured some hot stock over, then covered them with a piece of parchment and a clean wet dish towel. I put them in a low oven (250 F) until they were serving temperature and served. Our guests didn’t really notice, but I could could tell that it wasn’t freshly carved. You need to be very careful doing it this way. A few minutes too long in the oven to reheat and the meat will get tough and dry so watch closely. The gravy was easy to reheat but may need to be thinned down a bit if too thick, but that shouldn’t be a big deal.
      If I was going to do anything the day before, it would be the sides and not the turkey, but that’s just me.

      Wish you luck,

  • Gretchen Anderson wrote:

    I’d like to roast the turkey a day or two before & prepare other foods ahead. Can you make suggestions?

    • Martha wrote:

      Hi Gretchen – We often roast a turkey ahead of time too, especially if we are feeding a large crowd. We slightly undercook the turkey and then reheat it in a pan of turkey or chicken stock so it stays moist as it reheats. Hope that helps!

  • Terri wrote:

    Everything looks so AMAZING!!! What a wonderful variety! Thanks for sharing all of these delicious recipes!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Terri!

  • Mary wrote:

    WOW!!!!! Food looks fantastic. Photos are stunning. Will be using some of your recipes this year. Thanks for sharing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Mary!

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