Thanksgiving is practically here. It’s time talk about my My Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu.

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When it comes to Thanksgiving (okay and Christmas), I get pretty serious about the menu. Like I simply cannot leave a thing out, I have to make it all! See, I have this thing where I feel the need to please EVERYONE, and when it comes to Thanksgiving, there’s no exception. This year all six of my siblings will be in town, along with two girlfriends, (Caitlin you will be missed, BUT we’ll see you at Christmas!) and my cousin Abby and her roommate Sarah. So far there’s a grand total of twelve, but I guarantee that will change and there will be last-minute additions. So I always make a FEAST.

Granted we don’t typically eat until six or seven PM, but I feel that’s OK if we have tons of really good food, you know? Plus, it just would not be a Gerard family meal if it wasn’t on the later side.

So anyway, here is my menu for this year. I have a few last-minute recipes coming your way this week, so look out for those too!

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The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

Breakfast

TIP: I always serve a good breakfast on Thanksgiving morning since we tend to eat on the later side. If you do the same, I highly recommend a delicious hearty breakfast. It keeps people full until dinner. Then all of a sudden… they’re starving!

Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes with Candied Bacon

Chocolate Cinnamon Swirl Pumpkin Brioche Bread

Sweet Potato Pie Cinnamon Rolls with Butter Whipped Meringue Frosting

Appetizers

*TIP: Prep the appetizers in advance and then bake/warm in the oven before serving. For the hummus, prepare each hummus recipe in advance and then add toppings just before serving.

Crispy Prosciutto Baked Brie Bites with Honey Pears + Walnuts

The Big Holiday Hummus Board with Roasted Root vegetable Chips

Goat Cheese Stuffed Phyllo Swirls with Pomegranate Honey + Pistachios

Simply Salty Sweet Potato Skin Chips

5-Ingredient Cranberry + Brie Cinnamon Sugar Puff Pasty Swirls

Main Course + The Bread

Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey

White Wine Pan Gravy

Cranberry Chutney

Easy Home Crescent Rolls

Easy Fully Pull-Apart Buttery Dinner Rolls

Sides + Soups + Salad

Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cinnamon Sugar Twist

Brown Butter and Sage Mashed Potatoes

Brown Sugar and Pineapple Roasted Acorn Squash

Lighter Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Toasted Marshmallow

Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Nutty Wild Rice and Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

Harvest Cranberry, Persimmon and Burrata Salad

Desserts

*TIP: all of these desserts can be made up to two days in advance, so do yourself a favor and start prepping them now! It will save you so much time come the big day!

Salted Bourbon Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Caramelized Condensed Milk Mini Apple Pies

Fudge Brownie and Chocolate Liqueur Creme Brulee Pie

Slice ‘N” Bake Vanilla Brown Butter Pecan Cookies…dipped in Chocolate

Chocolate Covered Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels

The Leftovers

Green Chile Butternut Squash and Turkey Enchiladas with Crispy Sage

The Thanksgiving Leftovers Croque Madame

One-Pot Cheesy Turkey Tamale Pie

Turkey, Smashed Avocado, Cranberry, Brie and Mashed Potato Waffle Melts

BONUS: 4- EASY Meals to serve this Week

Chipotle Quinoa Sweet Potato Tacos with Roasted Cranberry-Pomegranate Salsa

Crockpot Honey Harissa Chicken with Chickpeas, Feta and Jeweled Pomegranate Rice

Cranberry Pot Roast

Crockpot French Onion Soup with Cheesy French Toast

Umm, is it Thanksgiving yet? I am starving!

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