Thanksgiving Menus

Every Thanksgiving, it's important to remember that the menu doesn't have to be elaborate. The key is to keep it simple and tailored to the occasion.

Whether you're hosting a small gathering, a casual get-together, or a traditional feast, the focus should always be on spending quality time with the people who are important to you.

Thanksgiving is the perfect opportunity to express gratitude and appreciation for these meaningful relationships. So, as you plan your menu, remember the true essence of this holiday and embrace the spirit of thankfulness.

Here are some menu options that you can consider to suit different situations. Feel free to get inspired by the pairings or mix and match from the various menus provided. Choose whatever you're comfortable making and enjoy a day filled with gratitude!

clear glass condiment shakers on brown wooden table
clear glass condiment shakers on brown wooden table


  • Hotel Style Turkey Breast

  • Herb Focaccia Stuffing

  • Roasted Butternut and Root Veggies

  • Fresh Kale with Garlic

  • Smashed New Potatoes

  • Cranberry Sauce

This menu is designed for a cozy and intimate gathering. It is best suited for a small group of six people or less.

The carefully curated selection of dishes ensures that each guest will have a delightful dining experience.

Whether it's a romantic dinner for two or a close-knit gathering of friends, this menu caters to the desire for an intimate setting.

The dishes are thoughtfully crafted and showcase the finest ingredients, creating a harmonious blend of flavors that will tantalize the taste buds.

The small size of the menu allows for meticulous attention to detail in each dish, guaranteeing a memorable culinary experience.

So gather your loved ones or close friends and savor the intimacy of this exceptional menu.

clear glass cups on white and brown floral ceramic plate
clear glass cups on white and brown floral ceramic plate


  • Roasted Turkey Pieces

  • Mixed Bread Stuffing

  • Sauté String Beans with Almonds

  • Candied Carrots

  • Cauliflower with Cheese Sauce

  • Chunky Applesauce

For those who want a hassle-free Thanksgiving meal without sacrificing the essence of the holiday, this menu is perfect.

Instead of going through the lengthy process of preparing a whole turkey, roasting turkey pieces is a quicker alternative that still delivers the same deliciousness. This way, there won't be too many leftovers to worry about.

Of course, stuffing is a must, but even a quick and easy stuffing can be whipped up. As for the sides, string beans are not only delicious but also require minimal effort to prepare, and candied carrots add a sweet touch to replace the traditional sweet potatoes.

Finally, steamed cauliflower rounds out the menu, ensuring a complete and no-fuss Thanksgiving feast.

Traditional Thanksgiving Menu

  • Young Fresh Turkey

  • Honey Baked Ham

  • Lemon Marinated Salmon

  • Cornbread Stuffing

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon

  • QC's Mac and Cheese

  • Corn Casserole

  • Candied Sweet Potatoes

  • Sauteed Kale

  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce

The traditional Thanksgiving menu is a feast reserved for those who are hosting a large gathering of ten or more guests.

The key to a successful spread is to create a wide array of dishes that cater to different tastes. While the main dish is typically a whole roasted turkey, it is not the only protein option available. To add variety, a honey glazed ham and lemon marinated salmon are also included.

Balancing the meal is crucial, so it is important to incorporate green vegetables, orange options, and a combination of savory and sweet starches.

It is advisable to prepare enough food to offer take-home leftovers for your guests and still have sufficient amounts to enjoy in your own home.