Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and OH NO you have been asked to host! Have no fear because Fancy Hands is here! Here is a collection of some great recipes we found for you to ensure you will impress all of your company this year!

First, and probably the staple of your feast is Turkey. Check out this recipe we found from All Recipes!


  • 1 whole turkey (neck and giblets removed)

  • 2 cups kosher salt

  • 1/2 cup melted butter

  • 4 stalks chopped celery

  • 2 sprigs of fresh thyme

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 2 large onions (peeled and chopped)

  • 4 carrots (peeled and chopped)


Rub your turkey inside and out with your kosher salt and place your turkey in a large stockpot, and cover it with cold water. Place in the refrigerator and allow the turkey to soak for around 12 hours.

Preheat your oven to around 350 degrees. Rinse your turkey and dump the brine mixture. Then brush your turkey with the 1/2 melted butter and place it breast side down on a roasting rack in a shallow roasting pan. Stuff the turkey cavity with 1 onion, 1/2 carrots, 1/2 celery, 1 sprig of thyme, and the bay leaf. Scatter the remaining vegetables and thyme around the bottom of the roasting pan and cover with your white wine. Roast your turkey uncovered for 3 1/2 to 4 hours (this is for an 18-pound turkey) until the internal temperature reaches 18- degrees. Turn the turkey breast side up about 2/3 through the roasting time and brush it with the remaining butter. Let the turkey cool for about 30 minutes before you carve it. 

Who doesn’t love a good Sweet Potato Casserole? Check out this recipe we found from Cooking Classy.


  • Sweet potatoes

  • Light brown sugar

  • Unsalted butter

  • Milk

  • Eggs

  • Vanilla

  • Flour

  • Cinnamon

  • Pecans

Directions: Start by preheating your oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Pierce each of your sweet potatoes twice on two different sides. Place them on your baking sheet and bake until cooked through and soft (about 60 to 75 minutes). Then reduce your oven to 350 degrees. Peel your potatoes and transfer them into a large mixing bowl and mash them with a potato masher. Let them cool for about 5-10 minutes. Add your brown sugar, 1/2 cup melted butter, milk, eggs, vanilla, and season with 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Using an electric hand mixer blend mixture to combined well (it is okay if it is a little lumpy. Pour into a greased casserole dish and spread into an even layer. 

To make your topping, in a separate medium mixing bowl stir together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans. Pour butter into your mixture and stir until the mixture is evenly moistened. Sprinkle your mixture evenly over sweet potatoes. Bake in preheated until heated through (about 40 minutes) while tenting with foil during the last 10 to prevent excessive browning. 

Another Thanksgiving favorite is none other than the classic Pumpkin Pie.  Take a look at this recipe we found from All Recipes.


  • 1 can pumpkin (15 ounces)

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk (14 ounces)

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1 unbaked pie crust (9 inches)

Directions: Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Whisk your pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices, and salt in a medium bowl until smooth. Pour it into your crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and continue baking for 35 to 40 minutes or until the knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool and garnish as desired. Leftovers should be stored covered in the refrigerator. 

Need help with more recipes? Our Fancy Hands Personal Assistants can send you all the recipes you need to make your Thanksgiving Feast something your family will be thankful for in the years to come. No time to cook? That’s okay! We can also help find the best holiday caterers to do the cooking for you. No matter what you need help with this holiday season Fancy Hands has you covered!



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