Let’s Cook! November’s Thanksgiving Menu

It’s my favorite meal of the year…

You guys… it’s here! I’m so excited. I just looked at the calendar and Thanksgiving feels like tomorrow?! I can’t believe it, but I’m ready for the planning, buying, baking, making! The Thanksgiving menu below feels both elevated yet simple, and definitely doable.

I’ve been bookmarking so many recipes (and even went back to a few of my tried-and-true) to put this together for us. I think it’s a really good one! What are your Thanksgiving menu staples?

I can’t wait to gather round the table to give thanks… so let’s get to it, shall we?!

P.S. As always, everything will have a gluten- and dairy-free option if it isn’t already GF/DF friendly, so you can proceed with confidence.


November’s Thanksgiving Menu

It’s time to gather with grateful hearts!

Fall Sangria

the forked spoon

Pears, apples, oranges, oh my! You guys, this fall sangria is calling our names. Love the addition of cinnamon sticks, too. And it’s so easy to make ahead and let chill as you prepare the rest of the feast.

Recipe Here

Acorn Squash Soup

Love & Lemons

I always forget about lunch on Thanksgiving, but wouldn’t this be so good to make ahead and have on hand? I’m thinking about just letting it simmer on the stove and everyone can help themselves as the day goes on.

Recipe Here

Roasted Carrots With Farro & Chickpeas

This side! Roasted rainbow carrots with warm whole grains, protein-rich chickpeas, spiced pepitas… sounds delicious! I love a good hearty side dish for Thanksgiving, and this is the perfect companion.

(Omit the sauce for a dairy-free option and sub farro for quinoa to keep it gluten-free.)

Recipe Here

Butternut Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

Minimalist Baker

Yum! I love sweet potatoes, and this mash up (ha!) is even better by adding butternut squash. With only 10 basic ingredients and an hour to prepare, this will definitely be making an appearance on our table!

(Note: Recipe call for vegan butter, so it’s gluten- and dairy-free.)

Recipe Here

Stuffing Muffins

Skinny Taste

This is my go-to stuffing recipe, and I just love how it’s made in a muffin tin! Genius. It’s made with pancetta, celery, shallots, parsley, sage, and whole wheat French bread… everything good Thanksgiving is made of!

(This year I’ll use my favorite sour dough from The Daley Trade as a gluten-sensitive option!)

Recipe Here

Thanksgiving Turkey

Tastes Better From Scratch

Here’s my Thanksgiving pep talk: You can make the turkey! You can, I promise! This recipe walks you though it step-by-step, images and all, for a simple, beautiful meal centerpiece.

(Rule of turkey thumb is to buy about 1.5 pounds of turkey per person… which leaves room for leftovers!)

Recipe Here

Pumpkin Pie (Gluten-Free)

Mama Knows Gluten Free

I’ve made this one before, and I can attest it’s simple and delicious! (And don’t worry, there’s a dairy-free option in the recipe that I use.) And pumpkin pie is just a classic for Thanksgiving, right? Gotta go for it!

Recipe Here

P.S. We always have leftovers, so I’m bookmarking this recipe (grain-free skillet turkey pot pie!) to make a few days after the big day.


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