Thanksgiving is right around the corner for Canadians. Have you planned your meal? There are so many options from the traditional dinner of turkey, stuffing, side dishes, cranberry sauce and pie, or you can dress up each of the dishes into something completely new. Who knew there were so many ways to prepare this holiday meal?
Rolls & Biscuits
These homemade rolls and biscuits are great to soak up all the extra gravy and cranberry sauce and if you still have leftovers the day after, you can use them to make delicious turkey sandwiches.
- Buttery Make Ahead Dinner Rolls – The Baker Chick
- Honey Dinner Rolls – Averie Cooks
- Whole Wheat Rolls – Foods for the Soul
- Cheddar and Bacon Biscuits – Cook and Be Merry
- Pumpkin Dinner Rolls – Foodess
Whether or not you decide to stuff your bird or make it separately (better from a food safety perspective!), stuffing is a must for every Thanksgiving meal. You can get creative and add in a variety of ingredients to make it extra special.
- Traditional Stuffing Recipe – Savory Sweet Life
- Gluten Free Quinoa Stuffing – In Sonnet’s Kitchen
- Sage Cornbread Stuffing – The Little Kitchen
- Apple, Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing – Fork Knife & Swoon
From the fancy to the ordinary, potatoes are just down right satisfying no matter how you serve them. They’re a must on the Thanksgiving table.
- Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes – Jelly Toast
- Smashed Potatoes with Rosemary – Picture Perfect Meals
- Roasted Honey-Dijon Potatoes – Inspired Edibles
- Scalloped Potatoes – The Kitchen Runway
- Scalloped Hasselback Potatoes – Tracey’s Culinary Adventure
- Potatoes Rissole – Southern Boy Dishes
- Duchess Potatoes – The Endless Meal
Love mashed potatoes, but looking for something less carb heavy, here are some options:
- Mashed Butter Beans – A Zesty Bite
- Parmesan Polenta – That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Mashed Cauliflower – Slim Palate
- Celery Root Puree – Food52
- Parmesan Garlic Mashed Turnips – Cookin’ Cowgirl
Yams or Sweet Potatoes
You have a lot of options when it comes to the sweeter alternative to regular potatoes. You have yams or sweet potatoes, or you can even opt for the purple sweet potatoes for something completely different.
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecan and Maple – Drizzle & Dip
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Goat Cheese – Domesticate Me
- Traditional Sweet Potato Casserole – Some Kitchen Stories
- Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes – Barbells & Bellinis
- Sweet Potato Gratin – Fork Knife Swoon
The classic Thanksgiving meal vegetable. Serve it in a casserole as tradition or mix it up.
- Green Bean Casserole – Closet Cooking
- Roasted Parmesan Green Beans – Skinny Taste
- Green Beans with Brown Butter – In the Know Mom
- Green Bean Mushroom Tart – A Spicy Perspective
These vegetable dishes make an out of the ordinary addition to your Thanksgiving table, but they’re guaranteed to impress and become a family favorite.
- Pomegranate Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Red Grapes – Taste Food
- Sauteed Kale with Apple, Onion and Bacon – Culinary Colleen
- Butternut Squash and Chickpea Tahini Salad – Perfecting the Pair
- Roasted Cauliflower with Apple and Dill – A Couple Cooks
Sometimes you need to have vegetarian options and these are some tasty gravies that don’t use any meat drippings.
- Easy Vegetarian Gravy – Five Euro Food
- Shiitake Mushroom Gravy – Umami Girl
- Miso Gravy – Pharm Fatale
A sweet and tangy way to accompany your Thanksgiving meal these recipes are guaranteed to be better than anything store bought.
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce – The Foodie Army Wife
- Spiced Orange Cranberry Sauce – In Sonnet’s Kitchen
- Cranberry Pumpkin Relish – Nosh and Nourish
- Cranberry and Pear Relish – Macaroni and Cheesecake
- Cranberry Sauce with Vanilla Bean and Cardamom – Tartlet Sweets
And something sweet to end the meal? Check out our roundup of delicious pies.
What are your favorite Thanksgiving meal ideas? Share your recipes!