50 Farmhouse Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)

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50 Farmhouse Thanksgiving Recipes (1)Camille BerryUpdated: Jan. 14, 2022

    Add a cozy farmhouse feel to your Thanksgiving this year. From starters to sweets, here are all the recipes you need for a country kitchen-inspired Thanksgiving.


    Cornmeal Pan Rolls

    These delightful golden rolls are always requested at Thanksgiving and Christmas. The recipe is one we’ve enjoyed for years. —Vivian Eccles, Gridley, Kansas

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    Creamy Mushroom-Potato Bake

    The day I first made this, we'd invited a neighbor—a bachelor farmer—over, and I wanted to fix something hearty. It was a hit instantly. These days, our three sons enjoy it as a change from regular mashed potatoes. We've found that it's best served with beef...either with or without gravy. —Kathy Smith, Granger, Indiana

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    Gingersnap Sweet Potato Praline Pie

    This luscious mix of sweet potatoes, spices and nuts is like serving pecan pie and sweet potato pie together. Bake it and watch everyone devour it. —Emily Hobbs, Ozark, Missouri

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    Roasted Sage Turkey with Vegetable Gravy

    There’s no prep like home-style when roasting the big bird. Instead of sage stuffing with turkey, fill this bird with fresh sage and thyme sprigs for the same delicious flavors. —Beth Jacobson, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Apple, Butternut and Sausage Dressing

    I'd heard about using squash in dressing, so I combined four things I love into one dish: apples, butternut squash, bacon and maple sausage! Now, it's one of the most requested dishes during the holidays. —Brenda Crouch, Ansley, Nebraska

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    I love creating dishes with few ingredients and easy steps, like squash with Brussels sprouts. Maple syrup adds a slight sweetness, and pecans give it a toasty crunch. —Angela LeMoine, Howell, New Jersey

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    Apple Cider-Glazed Ham

    When I wanted to try something new with our holiday ham, I created this cider glaze. It's slightly sweet but still has the spicy flavor my family craves. —Rebecca LaWare, Hilton, New York

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    Browned Butter Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

    How do you make good old-fashioned apple pie even better? Enhance the crust with shredded cheddar cheese and stir browned butter into the filling. Wonderful! —Kathryn Conrad, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Blue-Ribbon Herb Rolls

    These rolls have been a favorite of ours for nearly 25 years. I even baked them in an old wood stove when we lived on a farm. I developed the recipe using several techniques I learned while studying the art of bread making. The recipe won a blue ribbon at our county fair. —Mary Ann Evans, Tarpon Springs, Florida

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    Country Chuck Roast with Mushroom Gravy

    This tender, savory roast practically melts in your mouth. It looks a bit complex, but the hands-free oven time makes it my go-to company recipe on a cold day. —Mary Kay LaBrie, Clermont, Florida

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    Turkey Lattice Pie

    With its pretty lattice crust, this cheesy baked dish looks as good as it tastes. It's easy to make, too, since it uses ready-to-go crescent roll dough. —Lorraine Naig, Emmetsburg, Iowa


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    Spicy Applesauce Cake

    This picnic-perfect cake travels and slices very well. With chocolate chips, walnuts and raisins, it's a real crowd pleaser. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

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    Warm Tasty Greens with Garlic

    My farm box had too many greens, so I had to use them up. This tasty idea uses kale, tomatoes and garlic in a dish that quickly disappears. —Martha Neth, Aurora, Colorado

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    Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar

    Who doesn’t love fluffy, homemade mashed potatoes? Make them even better with sharp cheddar cheese. To get them really creamy, my mother's secret was to add whipping cream instead of half-and-half. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

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    Turkey Biscuit Skillet

    My mother always made this while I was growing up. Now I make it for my husband and kids. I cut the biscuits into smaller pieces so they will brown nicely on top. I also sometimes add mushrooms to this recipe because my family likes them so much. —Keri Boffeli, Monticello, Iowa

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    Fried Sweet Potato Pies

    With my dad being a farmer who grew them, sweet potatoes have graced our table for as long as I can recall. This recipe, however, resulted from an experiment for a church bake sale when we had excess pastry. People couldn't get enough of these pies! —Marilyn Moseley, Toccoa, Georgia

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    My biscuits won the prize for best quick bread at my county fair. One of the judges liked them so much, she asked for the recipe! These buttery, savory biscuits go with just about anything. —Gloria Jarrett, Loveland, Ohio

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    Cranberry Pecan Upside-Down Cake

    At our house, cranberries are a favorite. I made this dessert for the first time in the 1990s. It started out as a pineapple upside down cake—I just changed a few things around! It keeps and travels well, so it’s perfect for taking to church dinners. And we love to share it with our son and grandchildren. —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

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    Skillet Hasselback Sweet Potatoes

    Treat your sweet-salty tooth! Sweet potatoes dressed with buttery, herby, garlicky goodness make for a stunning, delicious side dish. —Lauren Knoelke, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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    Butternut Squash Rolls

    With their cheery yellow color and delicious aroma, these appealing buns will brighten your buffet table. Plus, I've found this recipe is a wonderful way to use up squash from the garden. —Bernice Morris, Marshfield, Missouri

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    Tillie's Ginger Crumb Cake

    This recipe goes back at least as far as my grandmother, who was born in the early 1900s. Our sons and I enjoy eating it in a bowl with milk poured on it—much to the dismay of my husband, who prefers it plain! —Kathy Nienow Clark, Byron, Michigan

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    Roasted Autumn Vegetable Soup

    Roasting sweet potatoes, carrots and parsnips brings out their best features. Blend them, and you have a warm, healthy soup for a cool fall night. —Stephanie Flaming, Woodland, California

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    Deluxe Cornbread Stuffing

    When my husband and I were newlyweds and far from family, we invited friends over for a traditional Thanksgiving feast. I searched for stuffing recipes and combined the best aspects of several to create this one. Everyone liked it, and I still make it for holidays. —Pamela Rickman, Valdosta, Georgia

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    Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

    Everyone who has tasted these cheesy mashed potatoes asks how to make them. Since this comforting casserole bakes at the same temperature as my chicken bundles, I get it started in the oven and pop in the entree a little later.—Brad Moritz, Limerick, Pennsylvania

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    In the Pacific Northwest, we make a savory pie with mushrooms and leeks. We prefer chanterelle, but baby portobello or oyster mushrooms will also delight your diners. —Vickie Woods, Salem, Oregon

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    Super Simple Scalloped Potatoes

    I’ve made many types of scalloped potatoes but I always come back to this rich, creamy and fail-proof recipe. This is a dish where the bottom gets scraped clean. —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

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    Skillet Sausage Stuffing

    To make this sausage stuffing, I dressed up a package of stuffing mix with pork sausage, mushrooms, celery and onion. It impressed my in-laws at a family gathering and has since become a popular side dish with my husband and children. —Jennifer Lynn Cullen, Taylor, Michigan

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    Herbed Pork Roast with Gravy

    The classic mix of herbs topping this roast add a flavor to the pork that my husband just loves. It’s his favorite dish! —Jean Harris, Central Point, Oregon

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    Roasted Honey Sweet Potatoes

    Cinnamon and honey bring out the natural earthy sweetness of sweet potatoes in this simple, elegant side dish. —Laura Mifsud, Northville, Michigan

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    Roast Chicken with Vegetables

    Love a moist and tender chicken but not the mess of actually roasting one? Use an oven cooking bag to keep a chicken and veggies easily under control. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Bourbon-Glazed Ham

    Smoky and sweet flavors come through in every bite of this Kentucky-style ham. Since I found this recipe, it’s the only ham I make. —Sue Schiller, Tomahawk, Wisconsin

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    Turkey Bundles

    This recipe is definitely a must-try, and all you do is bundle up creamy turkey filling in crescent dough. I usually double the recipe so I have extra for lunch the next day. —Lydia Garrod, Tacoma, Washington

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    I also call this "my grandson's mac and cheese." Zachary has been to Iraq and Afghanistan with both the Marines and Navy, and I've been privileged to make his favorite casserole for him for over 20 years. —Alice Beardsell, Osprey, Florida

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    Apple Cider Chicken 'n' Dumplings

    I came up with this recipe one fall when I had an abundance of apple cider. Adding some to a down-home classic was a delectable decision. —Margaret Sumner-Wichmann, Questa, New Mexico

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    Farmhouse Pork and Apple Pie

    I've always loved pork and apples together, and this recipe combines them nicely to create a comforting main dish. It calls for a bit of preparation, but my family and I agree the wonderful flavor is well worth the effort. —Suzanne Strocsher, Bothell, Washington

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    Potato Stuffing Casserole

    I adapted this recipe from a Pennsylvania Dutch cookbook, and it's indicative of the fine German cooking found in this area. If you're looking for an alternative to mashed potatoes, try this dish. —Elsa Kerschner, Kunkletown, Pennsylvania

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    Potato Pan Rolls

    My family loves these rolls and requests them often. They don't take long to make because you use quick-rise yeast. —Connie Storckman, Evanston, Wyoming

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    Herb Buttermilk Dinner Rolls

    When I couldn't find a recipe for dinner rolls, I created my own using a variety of herbs for extra flavor. —Sue Friesen, Thorold, Ontario

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    Homemade Pear Pie

    I entered this pie in a local baking contest and ended up winning! Bartlett pears hold up well when baked, adding a nice layer of texture. —Darlene Jacobson, Waterford, Wisconsin

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    Turkey Biscuit Stew

    This chunky stew makes a hearty supper, especially in the fall and winter. It'salso a great way to use extra turkey during the holidays. —Lori Schlecht, Wimbledon, North Dakota

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    Plum Crisp with Crunchy Oat Topping

    Made with fresh plums and a crunchy oat topping, this crisp is a lighter alternative to classic fruit pie. It goes over well with the women in my church group.—Deidre Kobel, Boulder, Colorado

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    Skillet Herb Bread

    We had a lot of family get-togethers while I was growing up. My grandmother, aunts and mom were all good cooks, and each had her own specialty when it came to bread. Mom's was my favorite—she created this recipe more than 40 years ago. The flavors call to mind the taste of cornbread stuffing! —Shirley Smith, Yorba Linda, California

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    Aunt Margaret's Sweet Potato Casserole

    My great-aunt made an incredible sweet potato casserole for our holiday dinners. I’ve lightened it up a bit, but we love it just the same. —Beth Britton, Fairlawn, Ohio

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    Cinnamon Apple Tart

    I got the idea for this delicious fall dessert from a lovely Italian woman who’s also a fabulous cook. It’s so simple to make—and cleanup is just as easy! —Stacie Blemings, Heath, Texas

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    Pecan-Cornbread Dressing

    Plenty of pecans and bacon give this stuffing a unique flavor, while using a packaged mix cuts down on the preparation time. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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    Spiced Sweet Potato Soup

    This Thanksgiving serve your spuds as soup. It makes a unique first course, and guests will love the creamy texture and flavors of ginger, cinnamon and curry. —Lisa Speer, Palm Beach, Florida

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    Triple Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry fans will ask for this sauce again and again. It's loaded with their favorite fruit—in fresh, dried and juice form. Orange and allspice make it awesome. —Arlene Smulski, Lyons, Illinois

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    Originally Published: October 11, 2019

    50 Farmhouse Thanksgiving Recipes (49)

    Camille Berry

    With nearly a decade of freelancing under her belt (six with Taste of Home), Camille regularly taps into her background to write about about all things food and drink. Part of the third generation in a family of restaurateurs, Camille was born with a passion for cooking and food. She embarked on a career in hospitality where she excelled as a sommelier and wine director. This hospitality experience has given her a wealth of first-hand knowledge about how to pair all manner of drinks with food—plus some serious kitchen skills. These days, she's hung up her wine key in favor of a keyboard and covers all aspects of food and drink.

    50 Farmhouse Thanksgiving Recipes (2024)


    What are the top 10 Thanksgiving foods? ›

    Top 10 Thanksgiving Dishes
    1. Turkey.
    2. Stuffing/Dressing.
    3. Pumpkin Pie.
    4. Sweet Potato Casserole.
    5. Mashed Potatoes.
    6. Ham.
    7. Green Bean Casserole.
    8. Cranberry Jelly.
    Nov 22, 2023

    What are 5 traditional Thanksgiving foods? ›

    Southern-cuisine expert and cookbook author Diana Rattray has created more than 5,000 recipes and articles in her 20 years as a food writer. The classic Thanksgiving dinner includes old-time favorites that never change: turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and pie.

    How many dishes to make for Thanksgiving dinner? ›

    How many dishes should I serve with the turkey? For 4 people, choose 1-2 appetizers and 3 sides. For 8 people, choose 1-3 appetizers and 3 sides. For 16 people, choose 2-3 appetizers and 3 or more sides.

    What are the 5 most common sides served on Thanksgiving Day? ›

    The Most Popular Thanksgiving Side Dishes in the U.S.
    1. Mashed Potatoes.
    2. Stuffing/Dressing. ...
    3. Mac & Cheese. ...
    4. Sweet Potatoes/Yams. ...
    5. Green Bean Casserole. ...
    6. Root Vegetable Dishes. ...
    7. Breads. Dotdash Meredith Food Studios. ...
    8. Salads. Allrecipes Magazine. ...
    Nov 1, 2023

    What are the 3 traditional foods Americans eat during Thanksgiving? ›

    Millions of people across the United States will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving meal, including turkey, potatoes, squash, corn, and cranberries. These foods have become synonymous with Thanksgiving, but how did they end up on tables from Maine to California?

    What are 4 commonly consumed foods at Thanksgiving other than turkey? ›

    Cornish game hen, goose, duck, ham, beef, salmon, and mushroom recipes make worthy centerpieces for holiday meals.

    What to bring to a Thanksgiving dinner? ›

    Be a gracious guest and show up with something thoughtful or — in the spirit of the holiday — something edible!
    • #1 An appetizer, side dish, or dessert. ...
    • #2 Wine, whiskey, champagne, cider, or [insert your favorite drink]. ...
    • #3 Flowers or centerpieces. ...
    • #4 An edible treat for the next morning.
    Nov 21, 2013

    What is a typical African American Thanksgiving dinner? ›

    This is usually a mix of traditional Thanksgiving food and Black culture. You'll see the classic Thanksgiving dishes like turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing paired with collard greens, yams, mac and cheese, and other traditional Black dishes.

    How to create a Thanksgiving menu? ›

    A Classic Thanksgiving Menu to Feed a Crowd
    1. Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy. ...
    2. Basic Cranberry Sauce. ...
    3. Classic Sage and Sausage Stuffing (or Dressing) ...
    4. The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole. ...
    5. The Best Roasted Sweet Potatoes. ...
    6. Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts. ...
    7. Ultra-Fluffy Mashed Potatoes. ...
    8. Butternut Pumpkin Pie.

    How much gravy for 60 people? ›

    In general, aim for at least 1/3 cup of gravy per person, with about an extra cup for every six people.

    What are 3 main foods on Thanksgiving? ›

    The 10 Most Popular Thanksgiving Dishes
    • Roast turkey. We've already filled you in on how to carve a turkey like a chef. ...
    • Stuffing. Good stuffing is key to a successful Thanksgiving dinner. ...
    • Mashed potatoes. ...
    • Green bean casserole. ...
    • Corn casserole. ...
    • Sweet potato casserole. ...
    • Honey-glazed Brussels sprouts. ...
    • Cranberry sauce.
    Nov 2, 2022

    What do most Americans eat on Thanksgiving? ›

    Traditional foods are a large part of Thanksgiving celebrations. Many families include the entire family in the food preparation. Traditional foods include turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, cornbread, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Many people serve pie for dessert at the end of the meal.

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