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A Collection of Thanksgiving Recipes

by Magnolia
Published on November 20, 2021

Thanksgiving is a time to sit across from family and friends and express gratitude—for each other, for the chance to gather together, for all the good things we don’t want to take for granted. And, of course, for the food. While a classic turkey may still be at the center of many tables, this holiday also gives us an opportunity to create dishes that bring new flavors and ingredients to share with the people we love. We’ve pulled a few of our favorite recipes—both traditional and unexpected—that will be right at home on any Thanksgiving table.

Snacks and Starters

Cheese Balls, 4 Ways

Magnolia Table Cheese Balls

From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and Tried-and-true Appetizers EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a base cheese ball recipe with 4 coating options—minced fresh parsley, freshly cracked black pepper, toasted sesame seeds, or finely chopped walnuts

Prosciutto-Wrapped Apples

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and A Night In EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

sliced apples, arugula, and white cheddar cheese wrapped in pieces of salty prosciutto and drizzled with a balsamic reduction

Baked Brie

Magnolia Table Baked Brie

From Magnolia Table Cookbook and Tried-and-true Appetizers EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

melted brie topped with a sweet, crunchy nut topping

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip with Garlic Toast

Magnolia Table Spinach Dip and Garlic Toast

From Magnolia Table Cookbook and Tried-and-true Appetizers EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a creamy mixture of cheese, spinach and artichokes baked until golden brown and served with crunchy, buttery toast or your chip of choice

Tried-and-True Sides 

Mashed Potatoes

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and Tried-and-true Appetizers EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

potatoes cooked to perfection, mashed and blended with butter and milk

Southern Sweet Potato Casserole

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and Holiday Sides EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a mashed sweet potato base topped with brown sugar, pecans, and marshmallows, and baked until golden brown

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and Holiday Sides EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

creamy, baked green bean mixture topped with homemade, crispy fried onions

Becki’s Mac and Cheese

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From Magnolia Table Cookbook and Holiday Sides EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

classic baked mac and cheese blended with three cheeses: cheddar, gruyere, and cream cheese

Dinner Rolls

Freshly-baked dinner rolls on paper.

From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab

buttery, from scratch dinner rolls

Main Dishes

Sunday Pot Roast

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From Magnolia Table Cookbook and Sunday Pot Roast Episode—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

slow-cooked, tender beef with potatoes, carrots, and onions

Beef Tenderloin with Horseradish Sour Cream

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FromA Night In Episode—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

savory, rich, and tender meat marinated in a homemade brine

Friendsgiving Casserole

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and A Friendsgiving Feast Episode—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

served with Holiday Cranberry Sauce

shredded chicken + pieces of french baguette layered in a rich cream sauce

Desserts

Pecan Bars

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From Holiday Sides EpisodeMagnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

flaky and buttery crust with a gooey center and a pecan mixture on top

Apple Pie

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From Sunday Pot Roast Episode—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a sweet and flaky homemade pie crust, filled with apples and topped with a crunchy, buttery crumble

Chocolate Souffles

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From Magnolia Table, Volume 2 CookbookOpens in new tab and Italian Episode—Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines

a light and airy dessert topped with fresh whipped cream and berries

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