Thanksgiving Comfort Food Recipes to Try

The leaves are falling and the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air. It’s that time of year when family and friends gather to give thanks and, of course, eat delicious food. Get ready to celebrate this Thanksgiving with mouth-watering recipes that are so good you’ll want to eat them all year round:

Half Baked Harvest Cranberry Brie Tarts

These little cranberry brie pies are the best appetizers for any occasion, especially Thanksgiving. Red cranberries add a festive touch to the delicious sweet and savory snack, and Brie brings out a subtle yet buttery taste. They’ll be gone as soon as you take them out, so give these pastry pies a try this holiday season.

New York Times Garlic Brussels Sprouts

New York Times Brussels Sprouts are crispy, delicious, and a perfect combination of flavors. With only six ingredients, this Thanksgiving dish is the best solution for anyone who needs a simple recipe. The combination of balsamic vinegar and garlic fills your mouth with incredibly unique yet delicious flavors. Once you try these caramelized Brussels sprouts, they will become your favorite recipe for years to come.

Bon Appétit Butter Buns

Rolls are the perfect addition to almost any Thanksgiving dinner, and these roll-up rolls from Bon Appétit are an essential. These fluffy, buttery rolls take a while because they’re made from scratch, but believe me, the process is worth it. The end result will leave you and your guests wanting more.

Classic Epicurious Prank

What is Thanksgiving without stuffing? Stuffing can be tricky to master, with so many different ingredients to choose from and ways to cook the dish. This recipe from Epicurious simplifies the process and creates the perfect combination of bread, celery, onion and herb flavors. Try this classic vegetarian stuffing and wow your guests with your cooking skills.

Smitten Kitchen Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin

While it’s not a dish you always see at Thanksgiving, Smitten Kitchen’s Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Gratin is a fan favorite and the ultimate side dish if you’re looking to make something more unique. Swiss chard isn’t the easiest item to make, but it’ll be worth it once you try the gratin. The fusion of sweet potato and Swiss chard creates an unusual yet delicious fall dish that will keep you coming back.

Spend with Pennies Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple – you hardly ever see a table without a big dish of appetizing and creamy mashed potatoes. If you’re on mashed potato duty this year and feeling the pressure, this recipe from Spend with Pennies will solve all your kitchen worries. This dish goes well with all sauces as well as gravy, so feel free to keep it simple or add extra spices or cheese to add a splash of flavor.

Allrecipes Green Bean Casserole

You can’t celebrate Thanksgiving without a delicious casserole of green beans on the table. The dish is the perfect way to add vegetables to your meal. Allrecipes makes it easy with just four ingredients in this scrumptious dish: green beans, canned soup, cheese, and fried onions. Try it for Thanksgiving.

Smitten Kitchen Martha’s Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is always a comfort food, and during Thanksgiving, it adds a warm and intimate touch to the meal. Smitten Kitchen Martha’s Mac and Cheese is a cheesy and delicious addition to any holiday festivities. This flavorful pasta, along with its crispy bread filling, pairs well with everything from broccoli to bacon. Trust me, this mac and cheese will disappear as soon as you put it down.

Apple Crumble from The Chunky Chef

Snuggling up in a blanket and watching a movie while eating a hot apple crisp with ice cream sounds like the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving. This Old Fashioned Apple Crisp recipe from The Chunky Chef is an easy and decadent dessert to make after a long day of festivities. The smell of apples and cinnamon coming out of the oven will be enough to make you want to cook another batch.

Sally’s Baking Addiction Big Pumpkin Pie

When I think of fall or Thanksgiving, pumpkin pie is one of the first things that come to mind. Dessert is the perfect way to end your Thanksgiving holiday, and this recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction will top off the meal and wow your guests. Although they’re so full they can’t eat any more, the combination of cinnamon, nutmeg and baked pumpkin in the pie will keep everyone coming back for a second slice.