Recipe Round Up | 30 Thanksgiving Recipes and Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes

by Natalie on November 18, 2011

I think I say something similar to this at each holiday, but gracious, how is Thanksgiving?! I feel like this holiday has really snuck up on me. I am just now beginning to figure out my recipes that I plan to make. And since I am now a “food blogger” everyone has really high expectations.

This year I am making a Thanksgiving Day breakfast for one family and chipping in on lunch with another family. S0, I’ve been combing the internet for some new ideas and recipes and I have come up with some that I think you will really enjoy and will really impress the kinfolk. Some of these recipes are gorgeous so be sure to click over to take a peek. Some of these recipes are once a year indulgences and some are on the healthy side. Either way I think you’ll find real inspirations for your own Thanksgiving meal.

Gingerbread Crepes with Eggnog Whipped Cream
Pumpkin Pie Waffles
Cranberry Orange Bread Pudding
Pumpkin French Toast
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Crepes
Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Muffins with Candied Bacon

Appetizers and Salads
Cranberry Pear Salsa
Fennel, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad
Pumpkin Pie Dip
Warm Spinach Mascarpone Dip
Jalapeno Bacon Stuffed Mushrooms 

Main Course and Veggies
Easy Roasted Turkey with Herb Butter
Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole
Roasted Green Beans with Cranberries and Walnuts
Chipotle Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin and Potato Patty Cakes
Cheesy Skillet Scalloped Corn
Sausage Fig and Cranberry Stuffing

Velvet Spice Cake with Candied Pumpkin Seeds (Super Cute)
Thanksgiving Cookies (The kids will love)
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie with Coconut Crust and Pecan Praline Topping
Apple Pie Cookies
Coconut Pecan Pie
Black Bottom Maple Pumpkin Pie
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes 

Thanksgiving Leftovers Recipes
Thanksgiving Sandwich
Thanksgiving Leftovers Casserole (This is my all time favorite holiday recipe)
Turkey Rillettes
Cranberry Turkey Enchiladas 
Leftover Cranberry Sauce Muffins

If you know of a great Thanksgiving recipe online leave a comment and share your fabulous find with us.

And to close, I’d like to offer my thanks. There have been many of you out there that have supported my whacky blogging adventure. My husband who has eaten many meals and offered an honest critique. He has waited patiently while I prepare a never ending dinner and then proceed to take 100 pictures of it. He has been my biggest cheerleader and shared my recipes with all his friends.

The rest of my family has been great as well in helping spread the word and letting me air their dirty laundry on my very public blog. I don’t mean to tell other people’s stories so often, they just seem more interesting than my own! But, everyone has been so kind in sharing my site across Pinterest, Facebook, and just word of mouth. I’d also like to thank my sister for calling me every morning to notify me of my grammatical errors. She’s should really be the writer of the family.

And I’d also like to thank you, oh faithful reader. I’ve been blogging for almost a year now and have managed to draw in a nice little crowd. You guys have come back again and again and shared the things you like with your friends. You’ve left encouraging comments and messaged me on Facebook. I never would have imagined how quickly my little online family could have grown. In fact, within the last 30 days, I’ve had visitors from over 50 countries (Countries from Australia to Latvia to Saudi Arabia, all the way to Venezuela). It kind of leaves me breathless to know that the love of food and the love of family is shared across all boundaries.

So I hope as the season continues and things get busier you’ll continue to stop by for a few recipes and stories and share some of yours with me.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Lauren November 18, 2011 at 10:08 am

Thanks for including one of my recipes!


Natalie November 18, 2011 at 12:56 pm

You are welcome! I can’t wait to try it myself!


Jennifer November 18, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Those cupcakes sound amazing! I putting a few of these recipes on my menu. Thanks!


Robyn November 18, 2011 at 1:38 pm


thanks for including one of my recipes in the line up. I hope you have a great thanksgiving yourself!


Natalie November 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

Well thanks for the great idea! I was looking for breakfast ideas for my own Thanksgiving when I came across your recipe. Sounds delicious!


Vicky November 18, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Thank you for getting this together. I picked up some really great ideas. I am adding a few of these to my grocery list.


Natalie November 18, 2011 at 3:04 pm

You are welcome! You’ll have to let us know how they all turn out!


Robin Donovan November 18, 2011 at 3:06 pm

Thanks for inlcuding our Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie in your round-up! So many of these other recipes look fabulous and are going on my must-try list!


Natalie November 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

You are welcome! So many of my friends are readers are going gluten free that I wanted to include a few recipes for them. It can be hard to find decadent recipes like yours that they can eat.


Sabera November 18, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Thank you for including my post in your roundup, Natalie! The recipe isn’t mine though. Some great dishes here! Hope to make some of them soon :) And for some reason I can’t put in my website name! Here is it:


chefRob November 18, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Thanks so much for the props and including my recipe in your list. I can’t wait to check out what the others have been working on…
Hope you and your have a great holiday season.
Bon Appetit!


Natalie November 18, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Thanks for stopping by. I think you’ll find some great recipes for your Turkey Day!


Maria November 19, 2011 at 10:03 am

Great round up! Thanks for including our recipe!


Nicole Gamble November 21, 2011 at 6:04 am

Oh these look amazing!! I’m bookmarking this for Thanksgiving. YUM


Natalie November 21, 2011 at 8:33 am

So many great choices makes it hard to decide what to make.


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