Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It’s a chance to let our family and friends know how thankful we are for them—while enjoying lots of warm, delicious comfort foods. Here are five classics—and five ways to spice those classics up for a creative twist to this year’s Thanksgiving dinner!


Stuffing is a Thanksgiving dinner staple! For a traditional stuffing, try the always reliable Martha Stewart’s recipe. For a creative twist, check out this wild rice stuffing from Tidy Mom!

Mashed Potatoes

Another must-have at any Thanksgiving feast is a big pot of mashed potatoes! We’re big fans of taking the classic route for this dish with buttery potatoes from the New York Times Cooking. But it’s always worthwhile to try something new, like this recipe for spicy horseradish mashed potatoes from Real Simple.

Dinner Rolls

Dinner rolls are great at Thanksgiving dinner, but we have to admit—they’re even better for making sandwiches with delicious leftover turkey. Here’s a recipe for simple dinner rolls from Martha Stewart and here’s one for a unique sweet potato dinner roll from The Kitchn.

Cranberry Sauce

You can’t have Thanksgiving dinner without this tangy turkey topping. The traditional version (like this one from Simply Recipes) is super easy to make, and easy to customize! This creative Food Network recipe makes for even sweeter sauce with the addition of pears.

Pumpkin Pie

When it’s time for dessert, you just have to have a pumpkin pie. Williams Sonoma offers a recipe for a perfect classic. But if you want to surprise your guests with a fun twist, try these mini pumpkin pies from Home is Where the Boat Is!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner! (And make sure it all look fabulous by de-wrinkling your table linens with your Jiffy Steamer!)