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37 Must-Make Thanksgiving Recipes

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts – there’s something for everyone at the table!

Happy Round Up Sunday, everyone! As you probably know, I celebrated my wedding day on Friday and it was nothing short of magical. #AmbitiousWedding was one for the books, and I can’t wait to share the full recap with you guys soon. But for now we’re in full-on #AmbitiousThanksgiving mode! You knew this round-up was coming…I rounded up 37 MUST make Thanksgiving recipes that are going to wow your whole family.

I know Thanksgiving dinners are deeply rooted in tradition, but I think introducing friends and family to new recipes is a fun way to show them some love. These recipes are broken down into apps and salads (gotta get those greens in!), mains and side dishes (which are the same thing on Thanksgiving – in my opinion), and of course, desserts. There are a number of vegetarian and gluten-free eats in here for any loved ones with dietary restrictions, along with plenty of healthier takes on your traditional favorites.

Each recipe is unique, flavorful, and DANG delicious. But don’t take my word for it – scroll through these Thanksgiving recipes and try them out for yourself! I recommend picking one in each category to add to your table. Enjoy!

Appetizers & Salads

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

1. Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

2. 15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

3. Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad with Cherries, Goat Cheese & Candied Walnuts

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

4. Butternut Squash and Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Toasted Almonds & Goat Cheese

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

5. Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

6. Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Plantains

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

7. Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Salad with Honey-Orange Dressing

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

8. The Ultimate Fruit, Cheese & Nut Salad

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

9. Honey Pumpkin Cornbread Muffins

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

10. Garlic Chili-Maple Roasted Butternut Squash & Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate & Gorgonzola

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

11. Tortilla-Chip Crusted Baked Jalapeño Poppers

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

12. Chicken Kale Waldorf Salad with Avocado & Goat Cheese

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

13. Whipped Feta & Avocado Crostini with Pomegranate

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

14. Shredded Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad with Apple, Gorgonzola & Candied Pecans

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

15. Roasted Rainbow Veggies with Chipotle Honey Yogurt Dressing

Main & Side Dishes

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

16. Gluten Free Cornbread Stuffing with Cranberries & Walnuts

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

17. Butternut Squash Quinoa Patties with Cranberry Orange Sauce

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

18. Lightened Up Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Oat Streusel

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

19. Cranberry Pecan Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Goat Cheese Crema

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

20. Whole Wheat Honey Jalapeño Cornbread Chicken Tamale Pie

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

21. Vegan White Bean & Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

22. Cheddar-Stuffed Sweet Potato BBQ Turkey Meatloaf

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

23. Broccoli & White Cheddar Quinoa Mac and Cheese

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

24. Lightened Up Chicken Pot Pie

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

25. Mom’s Ultimate Vegetarian Lentil Loaf

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

26. Brown Butter Cranberry Pumpkin Cornbread Skillet

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

27. Healthy Butternut Squash Sweet Potato Casserole with Almond Oat Crumble

Desserts

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

28. Healthy Pumpkin Pie with Chocolate Graham Cracker Crust

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

29. Feel Good Vegan Cherry Cheesecake Bars

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

30. Healthy Apple Crisp

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

31. Pumpkin Pie Bars with Brown Sugar Oatmeal Crust

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

32. Vegan Chocolate Avocado Pudding Pie with Salted Almond Date Crust

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

33. Gluten Free Pumpkin Angel Food Cake

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

34. One Bowl Fudgy Pumpkin Paleo Brownies

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

35. Lightened Up Sweet Potato Pie with Sweet and Salty Pecan Crust

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

36. Deep Dish French Silk Pie with Hazelnut Oreo Cookie Crust

I rounded up 37 must-make Thanksgiving recipes for your holiday menu. From savory sides to decadent desserts - there's something for everyone at the table!

37. Paleo Pumpkin Pie Bars with Almond Flour Sugar Cookie Crust

If you make any of these recipes leave a comment below to let me know how you liked it! Be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram so that I can see your creations. Xo!

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