The Best Recipes for a Thanksgiving Feast

With a month left until Thanksgiving, it’s time to start planning your turkey day meal! We’ve consulted our friends at They Draw & Cook for some of their favorite feast-approved recipes. The brother and sister duo, Nate and Salli, started They Draw & Cook to showcase their love for food and art and to share treasured family recipes with their friends.

Head over to their site and browse delicacies from around the world. For delicious Thanksgiving dishes, check out these six recommendations from Nate and Salli below!

thanksgiving recipes to try

1. Holiday Ham Loaf by Kenton Visser

ham loaf recipe

If you’re not a huge fan of Thanksgiving turkey, this holiday ham loaf by Kenton Visser might just be your new go-to. Plus, the mustard and jelly glaze makes for the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. Yum!

2. Turkey Curry by WEEF

turkey curry recipe

Thanks to Weef, an illustrator from London, we know exactly what to do with our leftover turkey this year. If you find yourself in the same dilemma, try whipping up this turkey curry recipe. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed — this creative dish won fourth place in They Draw & Cook’s challenge!

3. Mashed Potato Mountain by Nate Padavick

mashed potato recipe

There aren’t many things better than mashed potatoes (in our humble opinion). With the addition of cream cheese, Nate Padavick’s mashed potato recipe is hard to beat. Try it out as a Thanksgiving side dish or make it alongside your turkey leftovers.

4. Cranberry Sauce by Monika Roe

cranberry sauce recipe

Cranberry sauce is a Thanksgiving favorite for many. Switch it up this year and surprise your guests with a homemade twist on the traditional topping. Monika Roe’s recipe is the perfect sweet compliment to your savory sides. And better yet, it’s quick and easy to make!

5. Pumpkin Pie by Daniel Heywood

pumpkin pie recipe

Pumpkin pie is a fall (and Thanksgiving) must. Try out Daniel Heywood’s recipe for a classic dessert that’s sure to please your guests. The best part — it calls for less than 10 ingredients!

6. Maple Butter Tarts by Kim Fleming

Maple Butter Tart Recipe

Even if you already have go-to Thanksgiving desserts that you bake each year, you won’t want to miss out on these maple butter tarts by Kim Fleming. You don’t have to wait until Thanksgiving to whip these up, either. With the weather cooling down, these make for a perfect warm treat!


Looking for more dishes to add to your Thanksgiving feast? Head on over to They Draw & Cook for ideas and inspiration!