If you’re looking for some Canadian Thanksgiving recipe ideas, these are the tried and tested Thanksgiving recipes that have served me well over the years, from soup, to salad, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie and more!
The Thanksgiving Basic Recipes
Let’s start with the basics – beyond a perfectly roasted turkey, there’s the homemade turkey stuffing (or dressing). Then there’s dinner rolls and make-ahead potatoes, that are on every Thanksgiving dinner table at my home. And don’t forget the easy homemade cranberry sauce. My easy recipe for cranberry sauce is in the Recipe Card below.
Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes
Thanksgiving vegetable side dishes tend to change up a bit from year to year, but these are the ones that have made the most appearances.
Thanksgiving Soup Recipes
I always think it’s lovely to add a soup course to a Thanksgiving meal. These are the soups I have served in the past.
Thanksgiving Salad Recipes
There’s always a place for a salad at my Thanksgiving table. Here are my favourites.
Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes
Even though it’s hard to save room for dessert at Thanksgiving, we always manage to find room. I always have pumpkin pie, then I usually add another dessert. Here are some great ideas for Thanksgiving dessert recipes.
Extras for Thanksgiving Weekend
There’s usually more to Thanksgiving than just the main meal. If you have a house full and are looking for special treats for the weekend, here are few ideas for you.
Get the Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce
- 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 teaspoon orange zest, optional
- 12 oz (340 g) fresh or frozen cranberries
- Add all the ingredients to a saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring regularly, until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens, about 10 minutes. Let cool then refrigerate or freeze up to 3 months.
Web story for Canadian Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas
Hi! I’m Jennifer, a home cook schooled by trial and error and almost 40 years of getting dinner on the table! I love to share my favourite recipes, both old and new, together with lots of tips and tricks to hopefully help make your home cooking enjoyable, stress free, rewarding and of course, delicious!