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Thanksgiving Recipes and PRO TIPS

If you are wanting the perfect Thanksgiving meal, then look no further than our Thanksgiving Recipes! Everything from Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Main Dishes, Sides, Rolls to Desserts, we have the recipes you need to build your perfect Thanksgiving menu and the pro tips so that you get it done in style without the stress!

100+ Thanksgiving Recipes collage with deviled eggs, turkey, stuffing, ham, green bean casserole and pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving Meal Tips

Whether you are a first timer or a pro, review our tips to have you ready to go on Turkey Day!

Planning in Advance of Thanksgiving

Who is coming for dinner? Whether you are sending out formal invites or calling and texting your family and friends, make sure you know how many adults and kids are coming so you can plan you menu accordingly.

Buy the Thanksgiving products that you will need: Double check your cookware, dinnerware, tablecloths and Thanksgiving decorations and make sure that you have what you need. Do you need more wine glasses, a gravy boat or a serving tray? Shop for new or replacement items in advance. If you will have a kids table, buy a wide roll of paper where you can make a paper runner that doubles as a coloring sheet and a throwaway tablecloth that is easy for cleaning up messes. Get some fun decorations for the kids table too.

Plan your menu: Plan your menu in advance and choose the Thanksgiving Recipes you will make. Here are some tips to help you plan your menu.

If you are unsure where to start, we recommend planning one or two appetizers, one or two main dishes, one potato dish, one or two vegetable dishes, rolls and a few desserts. If you are hosting a large group, then you can add more appetizers, more sides and consider adding a soup or salad. Also plan out your drink offerings, from water, coffee, tea, juices, soft drinks, to wine and cocktails. Here are our specific suggestions per course:

Appetizers

When choosing appetizers, we like to have a mix of healthy and comfort food options, so we always include a raw veggie tray and ranch dressing as a healthy option. You will want to have enough appetizers for each person to get about 3-5 bite-sized servings. We recommend making 2 different appetizers for up to 10 people, and then adding another appetizer dish for each additional 5-10 guests.

Soup and Salads

As your guest list grows, consider adding a soup or a salad or both. Since much of Thanksgiving dishes are heavy, having a light salad is a great addition to your menu.

Main Dishes

While turkey is the star of the show, and ham is the best supporting main dish, you can also have roasted chicken or pot roast as a main dish.

Side Dishes

We always have a potato dish and a vegetable dish (our homemade green bean casserole is a favorite), but it is so easy to add more vegetable dishes with honey glazed carrots and asparagus adding some variety.

Desserts

Plan for at least two or three desserts, so everyone can sample multiple desserts and get a belly full of sweetness.

Say Yes: When your guests ask if they can bring anything. If they ask what they can bring, then give them an assignment from your menu or have them bring a special dish that they love to share for Thanksgiving. For your non-cook friends, ask them to bring drinks, including wine or a cocktail to share, a store-bought dish or flowers for the table.

Plan your Main Dishes: Plan the main dishes you will serve and how much of each you will need. Go ahead and buy these in advance. If turkey is your main dish for Thanksgiving, then plan on about 1.25 lbs. of turkey for each guest. If you are also serving ham, then you can lower the amount of turkey for each person. If you are serving turkey, consider making some turkey gravy and cranberry sauce.

Put up your Fall and Thanksgiving Decor: Make your gathering a little more special by putting up your fall and Thanksgiving decorations! You can even put up a Thanksgiving Selfie Background for you and your guests to use!

Test New Recipes: If you are feeling a little nervous about certain items you have on your menu, give them a test run and see how it goes, so that your Thanksgiving is a little less stressful.

Stock your Pantry in Advance: Make sure that you buy what you need for Thanksgiving dinner a couple of weeks in advance for non-perishable items, as some of them will be sold out in your local grocery store a day or two before Thanksgiving. Don’t forget these items that a recent survey found many forget for Thanksgiving: cranberries, fragrant spices, napkins, beverages, and pumpkin pie spices.

A Few Days Before Thanksgiving

Finish Shopping for Thanksgiving: Now is the time to get your fresh produce for your Thanksgiving menu including, potatoes, salad greens, fresh veggies, and fruit. Do you need more ice? If so, add that to your list.

Make More Ice: Another option to buying ice is to make more ice in your freezer and store it in your freezer in advance of Thanksgiving.

Prepare the Pie Crusts: If you are making homemade pies – which you should – then make the pie crusts in advance and wrap the dough in plastic wrap and keep it in your fridge for a few days.

Defrost the Turkey: If you have purchased a frozen turkey, then defrost it in your refrigerator up to three days in advance of cooking it so it is ready to go on Thanksgiving.

Make a Plan, Cooking Schedule and Checklist for Thanksgiving: Don’t wait until the it gets so busy the day before Thanksgiving to get a plan, cooking timeline and checklist made. Make sure you know what Thanksgiving Recipes you are cooking, what others are bringing. Think through cooking times for each item and how you will use your stovetop, oven, microwave, slow cooker, etc. to get each dish cooked and ready to go by your desired mealtime. It really helps to create a cooking schedule that you can use on Thanksgiving. For example, if your dinner is at 2pm, then your schedule might include putting the turkey in a 10am to give it 3.5 hours to cook and 30 minutes to carve it to have it ready by 2pm. Bake the potato and green bean casseroles at 12:30pm, so they are out at 1:30pm, so you can keep them warm and then bake the rolls from 1:45pm to 2pm. When creating your schedule, it helps to overestimate the time you will need to get everything done so that you can handle any unexpected challenges Thanksgiving Day.

The Day Before Thanksgiving

Bake the Desserts: This is an easy win to lower the amount of work on Thanksgiving by baking your desserts the day before. If you are including some cookies or candy, a little test sampling for extra energy is highly advised!

Prepare the Sides for Baking Tomorrow: If there is any prep work you can do in advance for side dishes, do that today. Cut any vegetables in advance so that you don’t have to do that work on the big day.

Make or Prepare the Appetizers: Many appetizers can be made in advance and if needed, heated up for Thanksgiving.

Set the Table(s): Save time on Thanksgiving by setting the dinnerware, silverware, and stemware the day before. Make sure you have room for all the serving dishes you are planning. It helps to set out all the serving dishes on the table in advance and label them with each dish. Don’t forget a dish for the rolls! If you have a kids table, make it fun with the decorations and paper tablecloth you bought.

Chill the Beverages: Make sure any wine, champagne or other adult beverages are chilled and ready to go, but also chill any juices and soft drinks so that you don’t have to use so much ice.

Setup a Self-Serve Beverage Station: You will be busy enough on Thanksgiving Day, so save some time, by allowing your guests to serve themselves the beverage of their choice. Make sure you have plenty of ice available for them.

Make the Day Before into a Party: Don’t go it alone on this Wednesday! Invite a few friends and/or a few family members over the night before to bake the pies and desserts, prepare the sides for cooking tomorrow and set the table. Many hands make light work. Enjoy some delivered pizza for a job well done.

Thanksgiving Day

It is the big day, so make it an awesome experience for you and your guests!

Fuel Up: Take some time for yourself to fuel up with breakfast and coffee to get energized for the day!

Review the Plan and Checklist: Take some time after breakfast to review your plan and checklist and make sure you know when every Thanksgiving Recipe that you are cooking goes into the slow cooker, onto the stovetop, in the microwave and in the oven. Set timers and alarms to keep you on track.

Get the Slow Cooker Going: Get the slow cooker recipe(s) going early so they will be ready on time.

Start Cooking the Turkey: Most turkeys take several hours to cook, so keep to your plan and get the turkey in the oven on time. It can take 3-4 hours to cook a 15 lb. turkey, so get it going early.

Time for the Side Dishes: Now is the time to start working on the side dishes, like the stuffing or mashed potatoes, etc. If they are ready ahead of time, then keep them warm in the oven, warming tray or a slow cooker.

Start the Instant Pot: If you have some recipes that cook fast in the Instant Pot, then get them going now to be ready on time.

Appetizer Time: Now work to get your appetizers ready. Hopefully, it is just setting them out for your hungry crowd or warming them up if needed first.

Don’t forget the Rolls: Last, but not least, when everything is about ready, put the rolls in the oven to get them done when everything else is done.

Final Details: Carve the turkey in the kitchen not at the table to have more room and not make a mess on the table, serve the wine, make sure all the dishes are on the table with the proper serving utensils and ready to go. Then, relax and enjoy the time with your guests!

What are You Thankful For? Many people have a great tradition to go around the table and share what you are thankful for in the past year. If you have never done this, give it a try and share from your heart and you will find it a very meaningful time!

Enjoy the Conversation: We find it great to learn more about our family and friends using this conversation starter game: TABLETOPICS Family Gathering: Questions to Start Great Conversations. Use this game to give everyone a chance to speak and you might just learn something new about each other!

Say Yes to Help Cleaning Up and Doing the Dishes: Again, if your family and friends ask to help, say yes to them. We have had some of our best times working side by side with friends and family and keeping the conversation going.

Thanksgiving Appetizers

These Thanksgiving Appetizers will help keep your crowd pleased while you are putting the final preparations together for your Thanksgiving meal. For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Appetizers.

Smoked Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Appetizer Smoked Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe
This smoked bacon ranch cheese ball is a great party appetizer! It's creamy, cheesy and loaded with tons of flavor!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.67 from 3 votes
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Easy Antipasto Kebobs | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Appetizer Easy Antipasto Kebobs Recipe
These easy Italian antipasto kebobs take minutes to make and can be customized without a whole lot of fuss. They’re the perfect party appetizer!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.80 from 20 votes
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Appetizer, Snack Artichoke Dip Recipe
This Artichoke Dip is irresistibly creamy and incredibly easy. It's the ultimate party dip. 
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Classic Cheese Ball
Appetizer Cheese Ball Recipe
It's a tradition in my family to whip up a cheese ball for the holidays. This one is so easy to make and is perfect for snacking on in between big meals, or for party spreads!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.89 from 9 votes
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Dangerously Good Deviled Eggs | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Appetizer Best Deviled Eggs Recipe
These dangerously good deviled eggs are a tasty twist on a springtime classic. They've got a few secret ingredients that make them extra addictive!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.85 from 26 votes
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Warm, cheesy, slightly spicy jalapeño popper dip.
Appetizer Jalapeño Popper Dip Recipe
This creamy, cheesy jalapeño popper dip is loaded with peppers, bacon and topped with buttery breadcrumbs. Serve it warm with your favorite chips.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Thanksgiving snack mix.
Candy & Snacks Thanksgiving Snack Mix Recipe
Thanksgiving snack mix is a sweet and salty treat. It only takes 10 minutes to make and can easily feed a crowd! Perfect for little kids and adults too!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.22 from 19 votes
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Thanksgiving Soups

In addition to appetizers, soups provide another course and variety to your Thanksgiving Menu. Here are a few of our favorites. For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Soups.

Delicious, cheesy cauliflower soup.
Recipes Cheesy Cauliflower Soup Recipe
Easy, cheesy cauliflower soup is packed full of veggies and ready to go in just 45 minutes. This delicious soup will keep you warm all winter long!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.59 from 117 votes
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This Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe is creamy, cheesy and filled with veggies to warm you up on a cool day!
Soups Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe
This Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe is creamy, cheesy and filled with veggies to warm you up on a cool day!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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This Instant Pot Potato Soup recipe is creamy, cheesy, and filled with potatoes in every bite! It is so good that you will want to lick the bowl clean.
Main Course, Main Dishes, Soup, Soups Instant Pot Potato Soup Recipe
This Instant Pot Potato Soup recipe is creamy, cheesy, and filled with potatoes in every bite! It is so good that you will want to lick the bowl clean.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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h a bowl of this delicious Sweet Potato Soup. It is loaded with sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and spices that all perfectly meld together in one dish!
Soups Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Warm up your day with a bowl of this delicious Sweet Potato Soup. It is loaded with sweet potatoes, onion, garlic, and spices that all perfectly meld together in one dish!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 1 vote
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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Candied Bacon
Soup Roasted Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
This silky roasted butternut squash soup with maple candied bacon is perfect for fall! It's warm, cozy and bursting with flavor!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Soup Pumpkin Soup Recipe
A little sweet and a little savory, this pumpkin soup is sure to get rave reviews at your fall gathering! Served hot or cold, this soup is great for Thanksgiving or for any cold weather.
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 14 votes
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Cheesy Vegetable Chowder | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Soup Cheesy Vegetable Chowder Recipe
This Cheesy Vegetable Chowder is thick, cheesy and loaded with all kinds of veggies. Even without meat, it's hearty and plenty filling!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.79 from 28 votes
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Main Dishes, Soup Instant Pot Tomato Soup Recipe
Savory Instant Pot Tomato Soup is thick, creamy & delicious. It's an easy and comforting family meal perfect for any night of the week.
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Creamy Sausage and Tortellini Soup | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Soup Creamy Sausage Tortellini Soup Recipe
Creamy sausage and tortellini soup is a bowl full of comfort! It's loaded with veggies, sausage and cheese tortellini- plus it comes together in just 45 minutes!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.82 from 196 votes
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Thanksgiving Salads

Thanksgiving salads bring some additional flavor to your Thanksgiving Day Menu. Consider adding one of these delicious fall salads to your feast! For more Thanksgiving Salad recipes, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Salads.

eas, cheese, bacon, onions, all coated in a creamy mayo and vinegar dressing.
Salad, Side Dish Pea Salad Recipe
This Pea Salad recipe is packed with peas, cheese, bacon, onions, all coated in a creamy mayo and vinegar dressing.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Salads & Sides Sweet Potato Salad Recipe
This mouth watering Sweet Potato Salad makes the perfect side dish, but is also substantial enough to serve on it’s own as a meal!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 5 votes
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Salad, Salads & Sides Greek Pasta Salad Recipe
Fresh and flavorful Greek pasta salad is perfect for lunch or dinner. It's filled with veggies and smothered in a light lemon vinaigrette. 
Total Time: 1 hour 26 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Salad, Salads & Sides Pear Salad Recipe
Sweet and juicy pear salad is filled with the flavors of fall. It is tangy, crunchy, and lightly dressed for a tasty dinner or side! 
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Cucumber Dill Salad | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Salads & Sides Cucumber Dill Salad
Use up your garden’s summer bounty in this fresh cucumber dill salad. It’s sweet, tangy and makes the perfect side to just about any dish!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.79 from 23 votes
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Salad Beet Salad Recipe
This roasted beet salad is so easy to prepare. It is earthy, bright, and filled with complimenting flavors and textures!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Apple Harvest Salad
Salad Apple Harvest Salad Recipe
Light, healthy and packed full of fiber and protein, this apple harvest salad is perfect for lunch or dinner. Fall has never tasted so fresh!
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Healthy and easy cranberry apple pecan kale salad.
Salads & Sides Cranberry Apple Pecan Kale Salad Recipe
I know kale gets a bad rap, but I promise this salad will have the biggest kale haters swooning over it! It’s topped with chunks of apple, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and my favorite part – bacon!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Almond Bacon Brussels Sprouts Salad | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Salad Almond Bacon Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe
This almond bacon brussels sprouts salad can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Its sweet and tangy dressing will have you coming back for more!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Salad Broccoli Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing
Crisp, crunchy and full of flavor, this broccoli salad with lemon poppy seed yogurt dressing is the perfect summer side salad. It only takes 15 minutes to whip up!!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Whether you are a traditional Thanksgiving Turkey and Ham kind of person, or if you enjoy a pot roast or roasted chicken, we have the Thanksgiving Main Dish recipes for you! For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Main Dishes.

Main Course Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe
A moist and flavorful oven roasted turkey is so incredibly delicious! Just a few steps and key ingredients will create a beautiful and delectable bird.
Total Time: 2 hours 50 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Take away all of the hassle of baking a turkey and make the holidays easy with this Instant Pot Turkey recipe! A perfect and moist turkey that cooks in an hour!
Main Course, Main Dishes Instant Pot Turkey
Take away all of the hassle of baking a turkey and make the holidays easy with this Instant Pot Turkey recipe! A perfect and moist turkey that cooks in an hour!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Blackberry Dijon Ham | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Main Dishes Blackberry Dijon Ham Recipe
This fool-proof blackberry Dijon ham has been a family favorite for over 10 years! The sweet and tangy glaze caramelizes as it bakes.
Total Time: 5 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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Main Course Glazed Ham Recipe
The perfect glazed ham is tender and juicy on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. And the brown sugar, honey, and Dijon mustard glaze make your ham completely delicious!
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 6 votes
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Main Course Pork Roast Recipe
Tender pork roast with baked apples and onions is simple yet decadent. It is easy to make and full of flavor.
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Perfect Pot Roast | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Main Course Perfect Pot Roast Recipe
A simple yet perfect pot roast with carrots, potatoes, onions, fresh herbs and roasted garlic. It's tender, flavorful and requires just one pot!
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes
4.79 from 38 votes
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Main Dishes Rotisserie Chicken Recipe
Make your own oven roasted rotisserie chicken with just a few simple ingredients! It's fall-off-the-bone tender and oh so flavorful!!!
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Thanksgiving side Dishes

Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving is ALL about the side dishes and providing a variety for your group! We have everything from the classics to something new! For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Side Dishes.

Dips, Dressings & Sauces Turkey Gravy Recipe
This Turkey Gravy Is One Of The Easiest, Yet Yummiest Recipe Around! It Can Be Made From Your Turkey Drippings Or From Chicken Broth, Which Makes It A Great Gravy For Not Only Thanksgiving Dinner, But Any Time Of Year!
Total Time: 16 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Side Dish Instant Pot Stuffing Recipe
Our Classic, Buttery And Herb Topped Bread Stuffing Is Delicious And Is The Favorite Of Many Thanksgiving Connoisseurs. This Instant Pot Stuffing Is Quick And Easy And Will Help Free Up The Much-Needed Oven Space! 
Total Time: 1 hour
4.15 from 70 votes
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Slow cooker stuffing, a classic holiday side dish!
Salads & Sides, Side Dish Slow Cooker Stuffing Recipe
This easy, fool-proof slow cooker stuffing is a holiday staple. It can be made in a tradition slow cooker or the Instant Pot. Just set it and forget it!
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
4.56 from 9 votes
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Cranberry-Orange Sauce
Side Dish Cranberry-Orange Sauce Recipe
A holiday classic with a twist! This cranberry-orange sauce is ready to go in under 30 minutes and tastes 100x better than the canned stuff!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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A spoon full of homemade creamy green bean casserole.
Side Dish Creamy Green Bean Casserole Recipe
A homemade spin on on a Thanksgiving classic. This creamy green bean casserole is made from scratch and baked to golden brown perfection. It's absolutely delicious!
Total Time: 1 hour
4.89 from 17 votes
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Side Dish Green Beans Almondine Recipe
Salted Butter Green Beans Almondine is a quick and easy show-stopping side perfect for weeknights and parties!!
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Side Dish Candied Yams Recipe
Warm and deliciously spiced candied yams are sure to steal the show at your next dinner or family get together.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Side Dish Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes Recipe
Ditch the casserole and make these twice baked sweet potatoes instead! They're topped with a dollop of butter, toasted pecans and a dash of cinnamon.
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Side Dish Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Creamy homestyle garlic mashed potatoes are cheesy and delicious. They are the perfect side dish for any occasion.
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Whipped Potatoes | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Side Dish Whipped Potatoes Recipe
These light and fluffy Whipped Potatoes are a unique and delicious alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. Great taste, great texture!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Oooey Gooey, and Cheesy is precisely what you get with this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole recipe!
Breakfast Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe
Oooey Gooey, and Cheesy is precisely what you get with this Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole recipe!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Side Dish Hasselback Potatoes
Hasselback Potatoes Are Potato Perfection! This Potato Has A Crispy Outer Crust, Soft And Flavorful Inside And Its Fancy Appearance Will Impress Everyone At Your Kitchen Table! 
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.36 from 14 votes
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Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Side Dish Loaded Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe
These loaded twice baked potatoes are a great side dish, especially for special occasions. They're stuffed with bacon, cheese and topped with fresh chives.
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Side Dish Au Gratin Potatoes Recipe
Au Gratin Potatoes Are Thinly Sliced Potatoes, Covered In A Creamy Cheese Sauce And Then Topped With More Cheese And Baked In The Oven Until They Are Soft With A Crispy, Cheesy Crust! It’s The Perfect Side Dish For A Holiday Meal Or Really Any Meal For That Matter! 
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
4.70 from 79 votes
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Side Dish Instant Pot Asparagus Recipe
Perfectly steamed asparagus is easy in the Instant Pot! Bring this basic recipe up a notch by adding a hint of lemon to send your taste buds soaring!
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Creamy Corn Casserole | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Main Course Creamed Corn Casserole Recipe
Ditch the canned stuff and use fresh corn in this creamy corn casserole. This easy, delicious recipe will have your guests wanting seconds and thirds!
Total Time: 1 hour
4.75 from 4 votes
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It only takes 5 ingredients to turn plain carrot sticks into sweet caramelized goodness that would be the perfect side dish for any occasion!
Side Dish Honey Glazed Carrots Recipe
It only takes 5 ingredients to turn plain carrot sticks into sweet caramelized goodness that would be the perfect side dish for any occasion!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 2 votes
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Skillet Mac and Cheese | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Main Dishes Skillet Mac and Cheese Recipe
Gooey skillet mac and cheese is rich, cheesy and oh so comforting. This cozy dish is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Casseroles, Side Dish Brussel Sprout Casserole Recipe
Brussel sprouts, bacon & cheese are the perfect combination in this delicious brussel sprout casserole. It's sure to steal the show!
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Side Dish Maple Roasted Butternut Squash Recipe
Sweet and savory maple roasted butternut squash has become a staple side dish for dinner and holidays. It's flavorful, simple and beyond delicious!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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Side Dish Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe
Easy oven roasted broccoli is tender and full of flavor. This delicious side dish is made with only a handful of ingredients and is ready in no time!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Lightened Up Broccoli Casserole | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Side Dish Healthy Broccoli Casserole Recipe
This Healthy Broccoli Casserole is bound to be a new favorite! It's a lightened up version of a classic, and completely made from scratch.
Total Time: 1 hour
4.54 from 15 votes
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Rolls

Homemade rolls hot out of the oven are a holiday must! Choose from these delicious recipes to have hot rolls that will soak up the butter and make your guests smile. For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Breads.

1 Hour Soft & Fluffy Dinner Rolls
Bread 1 Hour Dinner Rolls Recipe
Warm buttery 1 Hour Dinner Rolls from scratch. These 1 hour soft & fluffy dinner rolls are so easy to make they're sure to become a family favorite!
Total Time: 1 hour
5 from 15 votes
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Soft, tender potato pull-apart rolls.
Breads & Muffins Potato Rolls Recipe
These soft, fluffy tender potato pull-apart rolls are a family favorite. They’re perfect for special occasions and are a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
4.55 from 20 votes
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The Best 100% Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls
Bread Whole Wheat Dinner Rolls Recipe
These are hands down the BEST 100% whole wheat dinner rolls! They're light, fluffy and incredibly delicious!
Total Time: 2 hours 37 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Easy Homemade Crescent Rolls
Bread Homemade Crescent Rolls Recipe
This recipe for light, flakey, and buttery homemade crescent rolls is sure to become a family favorite. They're easy to make and taste so much better than store bought tubes of dough!
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 7 votes
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Pumpkin Honey Butter Crescent Rolls | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Rolls Pumpkin Honey Butter Crescent Rolls Recipe
These soft & fluffy pumpkin honey butter crescent rolls will be the talk of your Thanksgiving table! They're buttery and oh so delicious!
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Buttery Pull-Apart Rolls | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Rolls Buttery Pull Apart Rolls Recipe
These buttery pull-apart rolls are perfect for any occasion! Not only are they easy to make, but they're fun to eat. Kids and adults alike will love these!
Total Time: 3 hours
4.92 from 12 votes
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Thanksgiving DESSERTS

What is Thanksgiving without desserts? We have some many great dessert recipes, we had to categorize them into sections! So, have some fun and pick a few Thanksgiving dessert recipes from the categories below. For more ideas, here is our complete list of Thanksgiving Desserts.

Thanksgiving Pies

Thanksgiving is not complete without a pie or two. Choose from the many delicious options below.

A close up of the perfect coconut cream pie with a slice missing.
Dessert Perfect Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
This fool-proof perfect coconut cream pie made completely from scratch is cool and creamy with whipped cream and toasted coconut on top.
Total Time: 6 hours
4.70 from 42 votes
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Perfect Pumpkin Pie
Pastries, Pies & Tarts Pumpkin Pie Recipe
This recipe for homemade pumpkin pie is the only one you will ever need. A few secret ingredients make this pie absolutely perfect!
Total Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
4.65 from 14 votes
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Apple Slab Pie | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Pastries, Pies & Tarts Apple Slab Pie Recipe
This massive apple slab pie is baked in a jelly-roll pan. It's perfect for feeding a crowd! Think Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, or even Christmas!
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
4.75 from 12 votes
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Double Chocolate French Silk Pie | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Double Chocolate French Silk Pie Recipe
This double chocolate French silk pie is a chocolate lover's dream. It has a chocolate pie crust, rich & silky chocolate filling, and of course, lots of freshly whipped cream!
Total Time: 5 hours 40 minutes
4.82 from 22 votes
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Dessert Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Light & luscious sweet potato pie brings back feelings of nostalgia. It is sure to become a favorite with your family and friends!
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Brownies & Bars, Dessert Pecan Pie Bars Recipe
Pecan pie bars stack pecan pie filling atop a buttery shortbread crust. They are easy to serve and share!
Total Time: 2 hours
5 from 1 vote
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Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
This rich and decadent chocolate coconut cream pie is bound to be a hit! It's absolutely dreamy!
Total Time: 47 minutes
4.93 from 13 votes
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Classic Apple Pie | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Classic Apple Pie Recipe
This classic apple pie has a sweet, spiced filling and the most flaky pastry crust ever. It is absolute perfection!
Total Time: 2 hours 40 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie.
Dessert, Pastries, Pies & Tarts No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie Recipe
Creamy and rich no-bake peanut butter pie has a nutter butter crust, peanut butter filling, and nutty topping. It's perfect for any time of the year!
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 4 votes
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Thanksgiving Cakes, cupcakes and Cheesecakes

Serve up slices of these delicious cakes and cheesecakes for your Thanksgiving guests to enjoy!

Spiced Pumpkin Crumb Cake
Cakes & Cheesecakes Spiced Pumpkin Crumb Cake Recipe
Spiced pumpkin crumb cake is moist, tender, and bursting with fall spices. It has a thick, sweet, pecan crumb topping that's to die for!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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This Spice Cake recipe is a moist and rich cake topped with a creamy and tangy cream cheese frosting that really captures the coziness of fall.
Cakes & Cheesecakes, Dessert Spice Cake Recipe
This Spice Cake recipe is a moist and rich cake topped with a creamy and tangy cream cheese frosting that really captures the coziness of fall.
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Cakes & Cheesecakes Apple Cake Recipe
Moist & Delicious Apple Cake topped with creamy caramel sauce is perfectly spiced for an amazing fall treat or decadent breakfast!
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Dessert Classic Pumpkin Roll Recipe
Delicious pumpkin roll that is made from a pumpkin cake filled and cream cheese filling all rolled and sliced as a perfect fall dessert. It's great for holidays or any fall celebration.
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
4.91 from 20 votes
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Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting
Cupcakes Pumpkin Spice Cupcake Recipe
Pumpkin spice cupcakes are a new fall favorite! The salted caramel cream cheese frosting pairs perfectly with the pumpkin flavored cake crumb.
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Perfect Pumpkin Cupcakes
Dessert Perfect Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe
Moist, tender and full of fall spices, these classic pumpkin cupcakes are great all fall long! They're also topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting that is thick.
Total Time: 33 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Buttered Pecans
Cupcakes, Dessert Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes Topped with Maple Buttered Pecans Recipe
The most perfect cupcakes EVER! These pumpkin pie cupcakes topped with maple buttered pecans are so moist, tender and flavorful, they just scream fall!
5 from 1 vote
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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Cakes & Cheesecakes Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Recipe
This thick, rich and creamy pumpkin pie cheesecake with gingersnap crust is a fall favorite! Perfect for special occasions and holidays!
Total Time: 7 hours 55 minutes
4.67 from 6 votes
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No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Dessert No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe
Our No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake is the perfect Thanksgiving dessert! It is quick and easy and doesn't compete for oven time with all of our other holiday dishes!
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
4.89 from 26 votes
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Dessert Pecan Pie Cheesecake Recipe
Two of my favorite desserts, Cheesecake and Pecan Pie, combine to make the most decadent and delicious dessert ever! This might not be the fastest recipe to make but it is worth every minute! 
5 from 6 votes
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Perfect New York Cheesecake
Dessert New York Cheesecake Recipe
Thick, dense and ultra-rich, this perfect New York cheesecake is so easy it's fool-proof!
Total Time: 8 hours 5 minutes
4.89 from 35 votes
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Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars
Cakes & Cheesecakes Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe
These rich and creamy pumpkin pie cheesecake bars are sure to become a fall favorite, and if you’re like me a year round favorite as well! 
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Cakes & Cheesecakes Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Bars Recipe
You're going to love these layered pumpkin pie cheesecake bars. They've got a graham cracker crust, a layer of cheesecake and a layer of pumpkin pie on top!
Total Time: 1 hour
4.61 from 38 votes
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Thanksgiving Cobblers and Crisps

Add some fruity goodness to your Thanksgiving feast with some cobblers and crisps.

Dessert Pumpkin Cobbler Recipe
With only 15 minutes of prep time this This delicious Pumpkin Cobbler couldn’t be easier. It’s sure to become a fall favorite! 
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Brown Butter Pear Crisp
Dessert Browned Butter Pear Crisp Recipe
Fall in love with this cinnamon spiced browned butter pear crisp. It's warm, cozy and perfect for special occasions or chilly fall evenings!
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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The Best Apple Crisp | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Pastries, Pies & Tarts Apple Crisp Recipe
This is the best apple crisp and the only recipe you'll ever need! It's loaded with tender, spiced apples covered with a crisp, crumbly oat topping.
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
5 from 15 votes
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Blueberry Crisp | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Blueberry Crisp Recipe
Quick and easy Blueberry Crisp is bursting with sweet blueberries paired with a crunchy golden oat topping. It's a delicious dessert any time of year!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.64 from 19 votes
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A bowl of the best cranberry apple crisp.
Pastries, Pies & Tarts The Best Cranberry Apple Crisp Recipe
This is the best cranberry apple crisp out there! It’s sweet, slightly tart, and has a hint of orange zest. Best served straight from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Absolutely perfect for fall! 
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Thanksgiving Cookies, Bars and Candy

It was hard to choose our favorites from such a big list of recipes. We are sure you will find something you like, but if you need more to choose from, check out all of our cookies, bars and candy.

Reese's Cookies are perfect peanut butter cookies wrapped around a Reese's peanut butter cup. It is a peanut butter lovers dream dessert!
christmas cookies, Cookies, Dessert Reese’s Cookies
Reese's Cookies are perfect peanut butter cookies wrapped around a Reese's peanut butter cup. It is a peanut butter lovers dream dessert!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Recipe for Caramel Apple Blondie bars using fresh apples.
Brownies & Bars Caramel Apple Blondies Recipe
Soft and chewy caramel apple blondies are full of apple chunks, caramel chips, and warm spices. They are best served with vanilla ice cream!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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An overhead view of easy microwave toffee. No stovetop required!
Candy & Snacks Microwave Toffee Recipe
Forget the stovetop! This easy microwave toffee recipe can be made in just 15 minutes. Your holiday goodie trays will never be the same!
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
4.39 from 21 votes
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Copycat Harmons Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
These copycat Harmons pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are a fall favorite. They're soft, thick and studded with mini chocolate chips.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4.91 from 31 votes
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Cookies Chewy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Chewy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies are far from cake-like! Thick, chewy and extra crispy pumpkin cookies have never tasted so good!
Total Time: 1 hour 18 minutes
4.87 from 15 votes
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Pumpkin Lofthouse Cookies | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Cookies Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Recipe
These perfect, tender pumpkin sugar cookies are topped with cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of cinnamon! Sweet, simple and perfect for fall!
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Brown Sugar Butterscotch Pecan Cookies
Cookies, Dessert Brown Sugar Butterscotch Pecan Cookies Recipe
Thick brown sugar cookies made with browned butter and filled with butterscotch chips and pecans. These cookies are THE BEST!!
Total Time: 2 hours 27 minutes
4.62 from 13 votes
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Fall Spritz Cookies | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Cookies Fall Spritz Cookies Recipe
Classic pressed cookies perfect for autumn. These delicious fall spritz cookies are fun, festive and come together in under 30 minutes.
Total Time: 26 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Dessert No-Bake Peanut Butter Bars Recipe
These no bake peanut butter bars taste just like peanut butter cups!! They are so simple to make and are simply decadent.
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
4.67 from 6 votes
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Microwave peanut brittle is an easy, festive holiday treat.
Candy & Snacks Microwave Peanut Brittle Recipe
Microwave peanut brittle is a sweet, salty, nutty treat. This holiday classic can be made in the microwave in just a few minutes. No candy thermometer required!
Total Time: 1 hour 23 minutes
4.75 from 8 votes
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Easy Homemade Holiday Fudge | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Dessert Homemade Fudge Recipe
Nothing beats a slice of fresh chocolate fudge! This easy homemade fudge is perfect for holiday parties, gift giving, or Santa's cookie plate!
Total Time: 15 minutes
4.84 from 6 votes
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Thanksgiving Ice Creams

Why not try something new and serve a homemade ice cream in the middle of winter? Try it, you will like it! And, you can make it days in advance!

Dessert, Ice Cream & Frozen Treats Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe
5 from 1 vote
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Ice Cream & Frozen Treats Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
This Butterscotch Pecan Ice Cream Recipe is so delicious and so good!
5 from 1 vote
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Dessert, Ice Cream & Frozen Treats The Best Homemade Pistachio Ice Cream Recipe
This is hands down the BEST homemade pistachio ice cream you'll ever eat! It's thick, creamy and loaded with chunks of pistachios.
4.72 from 42 votes
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Brownie Fudge Swirl Ice Cream
Ice Cream & Frozen Treats Brownie Fudge Swirl Ice Cream Recipe
This rich, decadent brownie fudge swirl ice cream is loaded with brownie chunks and swirled with hot fudge!
Total Time: 5 hours 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Caramel Cashew Ice Cream | lifemadesimplebakes.com
Ice Cream & Frozen Treats Caramel Cashew Ice Cream Recipe
Ultra creamy homemade ice cream studded with roasted cashews and swirled with salted caramel. It's rich, decadent and absolutely delicious!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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