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

My Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu | @hbharvest

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 | @hbharvest


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


*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


*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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  1. I’m going to make your Carmelized Onion and Brussel Sprout Nachos with Brie and Fontina as an appetizer. Can’t wait!!!!

  2. Your photographs are absolutely stunning. Are those twig and leaf salad servers from the same place as the feather cheese knives? Because WANT. 😀

  3. You are a wonder woman, Tieghan! The spread looks incredible and how in the world did you manage to cook massive amounts of gorgeous food and then photograph it all?!! Well done!! I am so impressed! P.S. The pecan pie looks so cute.

  4. Beautiful!!! Thank you so much for sharing all of your gorgeous recipes! I cannot tell you how much I have been loving everything I’ve made so far 🙂

  5. All looks delicious and perfect. Sounds like you have a good plan for Thanksgiving and know what you’re doing, I wish I was as together as you are! You have some really delicious sounding side dishes that I would love to try and honestly, I am always happy to have an excuse to eat more butternut squash, cranberry and turkey!

  6. What an awesome menu Tieghan, well, no-one will be hungry after that meal. Everything looks so amazing. Love that a lot can be prepped before hand to make things easier. I definitely will be using some of your ideas for our Christmas 🙂

  7. Tieghan, this is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Everything is styled and photographed to perfection – as usual!

  8. Hey Tieghan,
    What a gorgeous spread! I will definitely try the buttered cheesecloth tip with my cider-brined fresh turkey. I also plan to try your crescent rolls and mashers recipe. On the potatoes do you incorporate the garlic into the final mashed potatoes or just in the cooking ? I was thinking of making the mashers early in the day, keeping them on low in my crockpot, then adding the browned sage butter before serving – Do you think that would work?
    Thanks so much!

    1. Hey Beth!

      I do include the garlic in the potatoes (like in the final mashed potatoes) and YES, that is exactly what I do. The crockpot works great. Let me know if you have any other questions and I hope you love all the recipes! 🙂
      Happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Awe! Thank you! I have to say, it was hard to get all the recipes on the table before the sun set. ahh!!

      Happy week of Thanksgiving!!

  9. I am drooling just from looking at those photos xD
    That’s a very, very long menu… How do you even have time to do all this? Is multi-tasking so many dishes even possible? Haha

  10. Tieghan! This is one stellar list of Thanksgiving yum! Everything looks delectable…I’m adding your brown sugar and pineapple roasted acorn squash to my menu…but geez, I wish I could make it all! :)_

  11. Why is it that every-time that you take pictures of what you cook, I so desperately want to eat my computer´s screen? I especially was very very very surprised reading your “soup list”. I mean Maple Cream Sweet Potato Soup with Cinnamon Sugar Twist?? Does it even exist? I am so going to cook everything: thank you so so so much for the tips!