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All the Recipes You Need for a Very Ambitious Thanksgiving (+ a printable menu!)

All of the recipes you need for an epic, delicious Thanksgiving! These healthy Thanksgiving recipes are unique twists on the traditional ones that you know and love. From appetizers and mains to amazing side dishes and desserts, these recipes will be your new favorites to share with family & friends.

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Thanksgiving might just be the greatest holiday ever (hello, pumpkin pie 4 life) and I’m so excited to share all of my healthy Thanksgiving recipes with you. I included a delicious mix of appetizers, salads, mains, sides, and desserts for you to pick and choose from for the big day, PLUS a printable menu for you to write in your recipes!

Whether you’re hosting for the first time or heading to a family member’s house, these unique, healthy twists on traditional Thanksgiving recipes are guaranteed to impress.

Take a scroll, pick out your favorites, and be sure to leave a comment to tell me what you think! I’d love to see your Thanksgiving creations, so share any photos in our Facebook group and be sure to tag #AmbitiousThanksgiving on Instagram.

All of our Thanksgiving resources

  • All of our best tips for hosting Thanksgiving
  • Our FREE printable checklist for planning your Thanksgiving 2-3 weeks in advance up until the day-of
  • And your printable menu at the bottom of the post!

Sign up for our FREE Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide

I’ve been hosting or helping to host Thanksgiving for years now and when I say this Ultimate Thanksgiving Guide email is for everyone, I truly mean it. Sign up here to get one comprehensive email with:

  1. Our best recipes: all of my go-to appetizers, sides, main dishes and desserts that guests are guaranteed to swoon over.
  2. A FREE checklist: a downloadable, printable checklist to help you prepare for Thanksgiving whether you’re 1 week or 1 day out. Take what you need for your holiday to make it amazing!

There are just days until Thanksgiving, sign up here to be fully prepared!

GF = Gluten Free

V = Vegan

VT = Vegetarian

** = Monique’s favorites

Thankful for all of you each and every day. Enjoy, xoxo!

slow cooker bbq cranberry turkey meatballs on a platter with toothpicks


warm brussels sprouts salad with bacon on a platter with serving utensils


maple roasted turkey on a platter with fruit


sourdough mushroom stuffing in a baking dish with a wooden spoon


slice of tart cherry pie topped with ice cream


Printable Thanksgiving menu from Ambitious Kitchen


And don’t forget to grab our FREE printable checklist for hosting!

I hope you love these delicious Thanksgiving recipes! If you make anything from AK, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram. I love seeing your creations and featuring followers!

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