22Nov2017Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Menu This EASY Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a step by step guide on your feast cooking day – you DON’T want to miss these Thanksgiving recipes! I’m assuming that since you’ve clicked through on this post that you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’m so happy for you! Yes, yes I know it can be quite stressful with a mile-long to-do list. I can assure you that your efforts will be well worth it! Of course, I’m here to help make your cooking day go smoothly. In this post you’ll find a menu of the BEST Thanksgiving recipes here on Mostly Homemade Mom. Click on the titles of each and you’ll be able to see the full recipe. A bit further down, you’ll see a printable recipe card with instructions on the best order in which to prepare each dish. Let’s get started with the menu! Appetizer Many people forget about making appetizers, don’t make that mistake! When family & friends are busy snacking on delish apps, you’re free to take your time preparing the feast. No one’s begging to know when dinner will be done! Creamy Shrimp Dip with assorted crackers Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms Main Dish Super Moist Roast Turkey I used a large turkey breast in this recipe, but you can use the same simple seasoning mix and basting instructions with a full turkey as well. Just calculate 15 minutes roasting time per pound of turkey. Store-bought rolls Softened butter Side Dishes Homemade Creamed Corn in the Crockpot Cheddar Spinach Mashed Potatoes Layered Sweet Potato Casserole Pre-made spring mix salad with various dressings Dessert Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin) Streusel Pie Cranberry Ambrosia Salad Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious?! Even if you have a few picky eaters, I’m sure they’ll find something on this menu that they’ll enjoy. I tried to incorporate recipes that are prepared ahead of time, along with recipes that are prepared the day of Thanksgiving. I also have a side dish (Creamed Corn) that is made in the slow cooker, which frees up the oven for the rest of the dishes. You’ll find the links to each full recipe listed in the “Ingredients” section of the recipe card below. Feel free to print the recipe card, using the green button on the top right of the recipe card, to check off tasks as you go. Yield: 8 – 10 servingsAuthor: Kelly MillerPrint Recipe Easy Thanksgiving Dinner Menu This EASY Thanksgiving Dinner Menu is a step by step guide on your feast cooking day – you DON’T want to miss these Thanksgiving recipes! ingredients To make the day before:Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin) Streusel PieCranberry Ambrosia SaladSpinach Dip Stuffed MushroomsCreamy Shrimp DipTo make the day of:Super Moist Roast TurkeyHomemade Creamed Corn in the CrockpotLayered Sweet Potato CasseroleCheddar Spinach Mashed Potatoes instructions The day/night before Thanksgiving:Prepare Sweet Potato (or Pumpkin) Streusel Pie. While it is baking, prepare Cranberry Ambrosia Salad and refrigerate.Remove pie from oven to cool completely. Prepare Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms and bake.While mushrooms are baking, prepare Creamy Shrimp Dip and refrigerate.Remove mushrooms from oven and cool completely. Cover tightly with foil and place in the refrigerator. The pie is fine to leave on the counter overnight, but you may refrigerate that as well if you’d like.BEFORE GOING TO BED: calculate how long your turkey will need to cook. It takes approx. 15 minutes per pound. Give yourself an extra hour and subtract that from the time your family is arriving. WRITE THAT TIME DOWN! 🙂 Thanksgiving day prep:Prepare Super Moist Turkey Breast and get it into the oven at the time you calculated the night before. Get the Homemade Creamed Corn ingredients in the Crockpot and set it to the “Keep Warm” function after it’s done cooking.Take out appetizers (Creamy Shrimp Dip & Crackers / Spinach Dip Stuffed Mushrooms) to serve as family arrives. Mushrooms can be served hot or cold, you may warm them in the microwave if desired.Boil the sweet potatoes for the Layered Sweet Potato Casserole. While those potatoes are drained and cooling, boil the potatoes for the Cheddar Spinach Mashed Potatoes.Finish preparing Layered Sweet Potato Casserole up until baking it, cover it with foil, and have it wait on the counter until the turkey is done.Finish preparing Cheddar Spinach Mashed Potatoes. Place this is an oven-safe dish and cover with foil.When turkey tests done with a meat thermometer, remove from oven and tent with foil. Increase oven temp for Layered Sweet Potato Casserole and bake. Place Cheddar Spinach Mashed Potatoes in the oven during the last 15 minutes of the sweet potatoes baking time.Slice turkey and place on serving platter. Bring all side dishes, premade side salad, salad dressings, rolls, and softened butter to the table. Your feast has begun! https://www.mostlyhomemademom.com/2017/11/easy-thanksgiving-dinner-menu.html Copyright 2017 Mostly Homemade Mom Created using The Recipes Generator I know, I know – that looks like a BOAT LOAD of instructions, but I wanted to be detailed for you so that the prep goes as smoothly as possible! Really though, most of the stress is knowing when to make each dish and making sure the dinner is hot all at the same time. If you use my instructions above, it should go wonderfully! From my family to yours, I hope you have a blessed and happy Thanksgiving!