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10 Essential Thanksgiving Dishes

10 Essential Thanksgiving Dishes

Every family has their staples when it comes to the holidays! Take a look at these 10 essential thanksgiving dishes for some extra inspiration.

Everyone knows that when Thanksgiving comes around there is a lot of food and treats, but sometimes deciding what food to make can get overwhelming! Here’s a list of 10 great Thanksgiving dishes that are guaranteed to make everyone say “thank you” while rubbing their stomachs with satisfaction.

1. Corn

Creamed corn, corn on the cobb, corn salad, corn pudding. Corn is a classic, as it was essential to the very First Thanksgiving. If you don’t want to ruin a delicious tradition, make sure you have some type of corn on your Thanksgiving plate.


Corn on the cob is delicious!

2. Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and cheese is the perfect side item all year long, meaning it obviously has a place on the Thanksgiving table. Move aside Easy Mac, make sure this it is extra cheesy and oven baked! You will definitely want to make sure this is among your lineup of Thanksgiving dishes!

bake mac and cheese for the ultimate dish!


3. Ham

For those who want to go against the “classic Thanksgiving meal,” ham is the dish for you. While ham (especially honey baked ham) is great, make sure it’s not your only meat option.

honey glazed ham is the way to go!

4. Mashed Potatoes

If mashed potatoes had to be describe in two words, they would be fluffy and delicious. Don’t forget to load them up with butter – this is a holiday after all; indulge!


make sure to add butter to your mashed potatoes!


5. Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing, whichever you prefer to call it, is an amazing addition to your Thanksgiving buffet. Whether you prefer it to be cooked inside or outside of the turkey, we can all agree on one thing: it is delicious!

stuffing should always be on the table for thanksgiving


6. Casseroles

Green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, hash brown casserole, broccoli casserole, creamed corn casserole. The types of amazing casseroles are countless. No matter which one is your favorite, at least one (or all) of these casseroles are essential to the Thanksgiving feast.

beyond delicious!

7. Pie

Pumpkin Pie. Pecan Pie. Apple Pie. All of these are tasty, especially with ice cream on top. It’s the best way to end your Thanksgiving meal.

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pie with ice-cream is the ultimate dessert!

8. Bread

Don’t forget about those carbs. Whether it’s cornbread, rolls, biscuits, or toast; no Thanksgiving meal is complete without a helping of bread.


make sure you have cornbread

9. Turkey

Because what is Thanksgiving with out turkey? White meat or dark meat, take your pick!

what's Thanksgiving without turkey?


10. Gravy

Last, but not least – the gravy. I mean, who wants turkey without gravy? And don’t forget to put it on your mashed potatoes. You can even add it to your stuffing for an extra indulgent combination.

Gravy is essential!
What is your essential Thanksgiving dish? Let us know down below?
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