Whether you’re hosting a micro Thanksgiving or a crowd this year, we’ve got you covered with the best last-minute Thanksgiving Menu recipes that are easy to make and promises to impress!

Use these simple Thanksgiving recipes for easy appetizers, main entree dishes, side dishes, and more! The more easy Thanksgiving recipes, the better!

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Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner

With a little multitasking, you can create a quick, last-minute Thanksgiving dinner with these easy apps, sides, and dessert recipes that can come together in 30 minutes or less!

From main dishes and side dishes to desserts…here’s our TOP holiday recipes to fill your buffet with tantalizing treats!


While you’re getting things ready in the kitchen, set out a few appetizers to keep them happy!

buffalo chicken dip
Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe
This Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipe is the perfect easy appetizer to enjoy in the crockpot or oven! Filled with chicken, buffalo sauce, ranch, and cheese for the ultimate Buffalo Chicken Dip to enjoy anytime!
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Spicy Sausage and Cheese Crock Pot Dip
This Sausage Cheese Dip full of two kinds of cheese, black beans, corn, tomatoes and green chilis that is sure to please any crowd! 
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Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? Try this perfect baked, hot spinach artichoke dip. #dip #spinach #appetizer #allthingsmamma | allthingsmamma.com
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Ever wonder how to make spinach artichoke dip perfectly creamy? I'll share my secrets to flavorful and perfect baked spinach artichoke dip. 
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Avocado Dip
Avocado Dip made with only 3-ingredients – avocados, greek yogurt, and ranch!  This easy dip recipe will be one of your go-to party appetizers in no-time! 
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cheese ball served with crackers in a white shallow bowl.
Cheese Ball Recipe
This easy Cheese Ball Recipe comes together with a handful of ingredients and a minimal prep time of just 15 minutes! Bacon, cheese, and chopped nuts combine to create a taste and texture everyone will love. It's perfect for holidays, game days, and any time really!
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Cooked sausage balls.
Sausage Balls
Sausage Balls are the perfect easy appetizer made with just 4 simple ingredients - sausage, Bisquick, shredded cheddar cheese, and milk.
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million dollar rolls ups
Million Dollar Tortilla Roll Ups
Million Dollar Tortilla Rolls Ups are about to become your latest appetizer craze. With just 6 ingredients - mayonnaise, bacon, cheddar cheese, green onions, almonds, and tortillas - they'll be a favorite appetizer in no time!
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Main dishes

If you’ve run out of time to find a turkey at the store or defrost one if all you can find are frozen, that’s okay! These main dishes will still be perfect!

Crock Pot Ham with two pieces sliced.
Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze
This Crock Pot Ham with Maple & Brown Sugar Glaze is quick, easy, and will make for a show-stopping Christmas or Easter Meal!
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instant pot whole chicken
Instant Pot Whole Chicken
Check out this super simple recipe for Instant Pot Whole Chicken.
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Crock Pot Ham with two pieces sliced.
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baked ham recipe with glaze
Baked Ham with Maple Dijon Glaze
Baked Ham with Maple Dijon Glaze is an easy spiral baked ham recipe glazed with brown sugar, maple syrup, and honey for a delicious dish any time of year!
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slow cooker turkey breast with carrots and celery in a slow cooker
Crockpot Turkey Breast
Say goodbye to dry turkey and hello to this juicy Crockpot Turkey Breast recipe! It turns out perfect every single time. So easy too!
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slow cooker turkey stuffing casserole in a crock pot
Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole
This easy Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Casserole recipe requires only 5 ingredients to make! Perfect for a low-key Thanksgiving meal.
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Classic Thanksgiving Side Dishs

We all know that the side dishes are really what everyone wants – so why not make a few of these classic side dishes?

broccoli casserole
Broccoli Casserole
Creamy, Cheesy Broccoli Casserole! With its cheesy broccoli goodness & buttered Ritz cracker crumb topping this delicious broccoli casserole side dish recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, potlucks, or Sunday Dinner!
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Cheesy Potatoes in a baking dish with a scoop missing.
Cheesy Potatoes Recipe
Cheesy Potatoes is a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes by many different names but never has any leftovers! Comfort food at its best!
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easy sweet potato casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe With Marshmallows! This classic Thanksgiving side dish is the ultimate holiday side that is sweet, savory and comforting!
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roasted brussel sprouts
Roasted Brussel Sprouts
These Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts are easy to make with only 4-ingredients! A simple side dish for dinner or Thanksgiving and Christmas!
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Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese
Creamy Bacon Mac & Cheese
This Creamy Bacon Mac and Cheese makes the perfect side dish for any meal and its simple to make at home with only a few ingredients!
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Corn Casserole
Whole kernel corn, cream-style corn, sour cream, butter, and Jiffy Corn muffin mix makes this yummy Corn Casserole Recipe amazingly good...and EASY!
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Cornbread Casserole
This easy Cornbread Casserole recipe is creamy, cheesy, and made with 3 different types of corn! Perfect for a Thanksgiving side or a potluck.
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Cauliflower Casserole
This creamy, cheesy cauliflower casserole recipe is perfect for a potluck or a weeknight dinner! Who knew cauliflower could taste so good!
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Squash Casserole
Squash Casserole is a crowd-pleasing side dish made with summer squash, onion, cornbread stuffing mix, and sour cream. It’s perfect for a potluck and excellent for holiday dinners!
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Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole - the easiest cheesy potato dish made with leftover ham that will have you going back for seconds!
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Corn Pudding
Easy Corn Pudding is a perfect classic side dish for everyday meals or holiday dinners that will take you back to grandma's house every time!
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Creamed Spinach
This easy creamed spinach is a simple side dish that’s just as perfect for a weeknight dinner as it is for a holiday celebration!
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creamed corn
Homemade Creamed Corn
Homemade creamed corn is so easy to whip up, you’ll never want to buy the canned version again! This sweet, creamy side dish can be made on the stovetop or in a crock pot.
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Scalloped Potatoes
This easy scalloped potatoes recipe is a family favorite! Tender Yukon Gold potatoes in an easy creamy, cheesy sauce make the best potato side dish! These thinly sliced potatoes covered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce bake up creamy on the inside with a cheesy crusty on top.
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cranberry sauce
Cranberry Sauce
Easy 15-Minute Cranberry Sauce! This fool-proof recipe is easy to make and only uses 4 whole ingredients. Real cranberries, orange juice, sugar, and maple syrup give this fresh side dish its amazing flavor that is perfect for your Thanksgiving or Christmas meal!
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A bowl of pea salad.
Pea Salad
Simple Pea Salad is a delicious southern side dish that is filled with frozen peas, bacon, chopped red onions, and cheddar cheese.
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Bow Tie Pasta Salad Recipe
This easy bow tie pasta salad recipe is quick and pleases everyone! It’s perfect for potlucks, picnics or as a side dish to any weeknight meal.
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mashed potatoes with butter in a grey bowl
Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are a must-have for Thanksgiving dinner and this recipe is creamy, buttery, and fluffy, just like grandma used to make!
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brussels sprouts salad served in a white bowl
Brussels Sprouts Salad/ Fall Harvest Salad
This Brussels sprout salad is packed with flavor! With tender roasted butternut squash, Honeycrisp apple, pumpkin seeds, and pomegranate, you can see why I call this a fall harvest salad!
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turkey gravy on turkey served on a plate
Turkey Gravy
This easy turkey gravy recipe is the classic version you probably grew up eating every Thanksgiving! Simple and full of flavor!
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Easy Desserts Ready in under 30 mintures

Easy desserts are key to an easy meal. These recipes are easy to make and ready in no time! Pick a couple to round out your meal!

This quick and easy pumpkin dump cake is your next go-to fall dessert. Dump cakes recipes are so versatile and are perfect for serving a crowd or whipping up a quick dessert to feed your family as a treat. An easy pumpkin recipe that is a no-fail recipe. Just mix, dump, and bake. It's that easy. 
Pumpkin Dump Cake
Pumpkin Dump Cake is your next go-to pumpkin fall dessert. 
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No Bake Pumpkin Pie
No Bake Pumpkin Pie - Made with a graham cracker crust and layers of cream cheese, spiced pumpkin filling, pudding, and Cool Whip - a perfect fall dessert!
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No Bake Peanut Butter Pie
 This No Bake Peanut Butter Pie is a quick and easy no-bake dessert that only requires a premade graham cracker crust and 4 ingredients!
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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting
This Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe is a favorite fall dessert and best of all, you probably have the ingredients on hand!
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This apple dump cake is the easiest dump cake recipe, with three basic ingredients. If you are looking for an easy fall dessert, this recipe is just that.  Tender bits of apple in every bite covered with a spiced cake that is delicious, down to the last bite. An easy apple dessert you can whip up any time of day. #apple #dessert #dumpcake #falldessert #appledessert #easydesserts| allthingsmamma.com
Apple Dump Cake
The best Apple Dump Cake! Apple Pie meets apple cake with only 3 ingredients. Simple cake mix recipe in under an hour!
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This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients - just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat! #dumpcake #cake #dessert #cherry #allthingsmamma | allthingsmamma.com
Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
This Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake is the most delicious and easy dump cake recipe you’ll ever try! Made with only 4-ingredients - just dump all the ingredients into a baking pan, bake and eat!
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Homemade Cranberry Bliss Bars on a plate.
Cranberry Bliss Bars
These Copycat Starbucks Cranberry Bliss Bars have everything you love about the original, but they’re homemade so they’re even tastier! They feature a buttery blondie base loaded with cranberries and white chocolate and an irresistible cream cheese frosting.
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oatmeal cranberry cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry Cookies
Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are the perfect cookie for the holidays! You'll love this cookie for gift giving and cookie exchanges, too!
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Cranberry Cream Cheese Dessert
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slice of pumpkin pie with whipped cream served on a white plate
Pumpkin Pie
If you’ve never made pumpkin pie from scratch before, this recipe is the one to try! It’s easy, delicious, and far better than store-bought pies.
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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
This recipe for Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting couldn't be easier! I have a shortcut that makes them a cinch to whip up.
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Cake Mix Pumpkin Roll
Make an easy pumpkin roll recipe using cake mix. It’s a light and moist pumpkin roll swirled with cream cheese frosting that’s sure to be a fall favorite.
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stack of three pecan pie bars served on a tan plate
Pecan Pie Bars
This Pecan Pie Bars recipe has everything you love about pecan pie, in convenient handheld form. Make a batch and watch them disappear!
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Snowball Cookies
Snowball Cookies are the most magical Christmas cookies as it combines butter, sugar, vanilla extract, flour, and pecans that is then baked and rolled in powdered sugar to create a soft buttery, melt in your mouth cookie to enjoy this holiday season or anytime throughout the year. 
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bread pudding in a casserole dish
Bread Pudding
This old-fashioned bread pudding recipe is the best way to use stale bread! It’s a cinch to make and when it’s done, you have a dessert that’s both cozy and decadent.
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Waldorf Salad
Waldorf salad is a traditional favorite made with sweet fruits like apples, grapes, and raisins. Add chopped grilled chicken for a light meal.
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Don’t forget the butter!

1-Hour Soft Dinner Rolls.
One-Hour Dinner Rolls
1- Hour Dinner Rolls! The best soft and fluffy dinner rolls that are tasty enough for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners yet easy enough to whip up any night of the week. Serve them warm with all your favorite main courses!
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Homemade Cornbread
Try this easy homemade cornbread recipe made using cornmeal, sugar, flour, butter, milk, and eggs for a southern-style side dish ready in 30 minutes or less! It's easy, inexpensive, and perfect for holiday meals.
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