5 Classic Dishes To Try This Thanksgiving

As soon as Halloween is over, it’s time to start thinking about Thanksgiving. More specifically Thanksgiving food.

Thanksgiving lands on the 4th Thursday in November and for many families is the one time of year that they all get together. It is a time to get together with those you love and give thanks for everything that you have.

As well as the sentimental reason to love Thanksgiving, it is also a time to eat too much food.

Thanksgiving dinner is a feast of different flavors and textures that all get served with a large roasted turkey.

In this article, we cover 5 classic dishes you can make this Thanksgiving to serve with your turkey.

You can find more information about Thanksgiving food such as the truth about Stouffer's stove top stuffing here.

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It seems that every family has its own special recipe for cornbread, and this is one of the reasons why it is so good to serve at Thanksgiving. It is a great way to give thanks to the people who created it and all those who have baked it.

If you don’t have a family cornbread recipe, Thanksgiving is a great time to debut your own. Start a tradition that will last generations.

Cornbread is one of the most straightforward baked goods you can make and results in warm fluffy bread with flavors that can complement any part of a Thanksgiving meal.

Green Bean Casserole

The green bean casserole recipe was invented in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company with the cream of mushroom soup being the first to be advertised as a sauce as well as a soup.

Campbell states that roughly 40% of the sales of cream of mushroom soup go towards making green bean casserole. This is probably because it tastes so good.

Green bean casserole is a great way to get greens on the Thanksgiving table that don’t taste bland.

The dish is simply green beans and mushroom soup that has been topped with French-fried onions. Variations of the dish include replacing the green beans with broccoli or asparagus.

Pumpkin Pie

The quintessential Thanksgiving dessert is pumpkin pie. In fact, many believe that no Thanksgiving meal is complete until they get a slice of pumpkin pie

You get a crisp pie crust that perfectly complements the creamy pie filling. The pie filling can be made with canned pumpkin but tastes a lot better with fresh pumpkin.

Pumpkin is a staple flavor of fall, with pumpkin spice being a particular fan favorite. Pumpkin pie also has pumpkin spice in it with notes of cinnamon and nutmeg throughout.

Of course, you need to serve yourself up a large slice with a dollop of whipped cream in order to have the perfect Thanksgiving.


When it comes to side dishes, none go faster than the stuffing. It is always the dish that people serve second on their plate (after the turkey) to ensure they get enough.

This is because it is so flavorful with a variety of herbs like rosemary, parsley, thyme, and sage. There are also onion and garlic in there, which are the ultimate savory food flavors.

Sometimes cranberries have been included in the stuffing which makes it pair beautifully with another Thanksgiving staple, the cranberry sauce.

Most of the texture comes from the type of bread you use to make the stuffing, so you want it to be fluffy and able to melt in the mouth.

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet and savory is a classic flavor combination, which is why sweet potato casserole is so good on a Thanksgiving plate. It goes great with the more savory side dishes on the table

The creamy sweet potato is usually topped with either pecan streusel or toasted marshmallows. The most decadent sweet potato casseroles are topped with both.

Sweet potato casserole is a great way to prepare your pallet between the savory turkey, and the sweet pumpkin pie dessert.

Final Thoughts

There are so many different Thanksgiving dishes out there, that no matter whose house you go to you can be sure to get a unique meal. Many of these meals can be altered to suit different dietary requirements as well such as making them meat-free or gluten-free.

No matter how well you plan, Thanksgiving will always end with leftovers. People usually leave a meal with a container of leftovers for them to enjoy the next day. Sharing food is another way that people give thanks and show their love.

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