Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas To Impress Your Guests

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In the United States and Canada, Thanksgiving is considered an important day. It is marked for the 4th Thursday of November every year. In 2021, it will get celebrated on November 25. Here are some delicious Thanksgiving menu ideas to add more flavours to the dinner table.

Bread and the rolls

Yeast Rolls

A perfect evening snack that you must include in your dinner menu for Thanksgiving. Easy to make, fluffy and buttery rolls with some basic ingredients. Also, there is no need for additional mayonnaise, sauce or cream.

1 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt
2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
3 cups flour
Coarse salt (for taste, optional)

How to make:
– Mix milk and butter on the flame, add sugar and salt. Sprinkle yeast and leave the mixture for 10-15 minutes.
– Make a flour dough and cover it for 1 hour
– Take a 9*13 baking pan, arrange 30 equal parts of dough in it and allow them to get fluffy. Make sure they do not touch each other.
– Brush the dough with egg wash, put coarse salt and bake for 30mins in oven temp. 375° F.

Other BREAD suggestions for Thanksgiving day
– Brioche bread
– Tomato basil bread
– Garlic knots

Side dishes

Cranberry Chicken

The easiest way to seize compliments is to serve Cranberry Chicken. Juicy chicken with a pinch of cranberry flavour will grab all the attention on the dinner table.

1 1/2 pound boneless chicken thighs
1 cup frozen cranberries
1 inch chopped Ginger
1 tsp Garlic powder
1 tsp Onion powder
1 tsp Curry powder
2 tbsp Coriander leaves
1 tbsp Red chilly powder
1 1/2 to 2 tsp Salt

How to make it
– Make a paste of frozen cranberries; add all the spices and mix well.
– Cut the chicken into pieces and mix with the past. Marinate the chicken for min. 30mintes or overnight (If possible)
– Grease cast-iron pan with oil. Skewer the chicken with a bamboo skewer; grill for about 4-5minutes. And it is ready to serve!

Other Thanksgiving side dish ideas
– Crab Cakes
– Mashed Potatoes
– Dill Cucumber Salad
– Roasted garlic mashed potatoes
– Roasted Brussels sprouts

Main dish

Roasted Turkey Breast

It feels incomplete if you do not have Turkish dishes on the Thanksgiving menu. So here we are with the recipe of tempting and juicy roasted Turkey Breast. It’s a myth that you will have to roast the entire turkey for the tradition’s sake. You can simply roast Turkey breasts. Its juicy meat and crispy outer skin make it deliciously unique.

– 2 tsp olive oil
– 2 tsp dried oregano
– 2 tsp dried crumbled rosemary
– 2 tsp salt
– 2 tsp paprika
– 1 tsp dried thyme
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1 tsp onion powder

How to make
– Pre-heat oven on 375° F. Place breast side on roasting pan at the rack side.
– Make a paste by mixing olive oil, paprika, oregano, rosemary, onion powder, garlic, salt thyme altogether.
– Brush the paste in and out on the meat’s skin so it will become smooth
– Roast it in the oven for around 20mins. Per pound until meat reaches the internal temperature of 160°F (use a thermometer to measure the temperature accuracy). Boneless Turkey Breasts may get cooked faster than the bone ones.
– Remove it from the oven and wrap it in a loose aluminium foil until it reaches 165°F.
– Slice it and serve it.

Other recommended main dishes
– Herbed Turkey with Gravy
– Grilled Citrus and Spiced Turkey
– Broccoli Garlic Pasta
– Black Bean Burger



It is the meringue origin dessert that tastes like marshmallows and is quite crispy from the edges. Its icing gets done with cream and seasonal fruits as it is a gluten-free dessert.


3 Egg whites
1 tsp White vinegar
2 tsp Cornstarch
1 tsp Vanilla extract
3/4 cup sugar

Whipped cream
2 cups whipping cream
4 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
8 chopped Strawberries
3 Kiwi
10 Grapes

How to make
– Heat the oven around 50 degrees F.
– Mix sugar and cornstarch and put them aside.
– Add 1/4 cup of sugar mixture in egg whites and stir well. Repeat until all sugar gets mixed with egg white and becomes thick. Add vinegar and vanilla extract now.
– Spread the mixture on parchment paper (6-7 inches wide, 3-4 inches thick. Bake for 1hour and then turn off the oven. Open the oven door to let the mixture get cool.
– Whisk cream, icing sugar and vanilla extract form soft peaks.
– Your Pavlova and cream are ready. Do icing with the cream and fruits on Pavlova. It is ready.

Other Dessert ideas for Thanksgiving
– Pineapple Butter Cake
-Chocolate Zucchini Bread with Chocolate Chips
-Apple Cheese Danish


Jungle Juice

If you want an instantly made juice for Thanksgiving, you must try Jungle Juice this year. It will get ready in just 5 minutes.

2 bottles of red wine
4 cup ginger ale
3 cup cranberry juice
2/3 cup whiskey
2 cup frozen cranberries
1 orange
1 apple
2/3 cup Fireball

How to make
Just blend them and, you are done. Isn’t it the easiest yet quickest cocktail for Thanksgiving?

Other Cocktail Ideas for Thanksgiving
– Pecan Pie Martini
– Pumpkin Pie Moscow Mule
– Spiced Cranberry Hot Toddy
– Cranberry Apple Sangria

Enjoy this festival season with these mouth-watering dinner ideas for Thanksgiving 2021.

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