November 23, 2022| By

Thanksgiving Menu 2022

I could not be more excited to share my Thanksgiving Menu for this year's dinner! Here you'll find a nice mix of soul food, indulgent family recipes, and decadent desserts that EVERYONE will be raving about.

I've also included some last minutes and have mapped out a cooking schedule for you to follow in preparation of your thanksgiving dinner. Let's cook!

thanksgiving table set with garland, place setting, and pumpkins,

Can I just say that I've been looking forward to this day all year long. I literally adore this time of the year and cooking for my family and friends is such a treat! My thanksgiving menu this year is a nice mix of traditional soul food and as well as a nice blend of a few items that I like to call the "mix it up" bunch.

I just want to say that if you're reading this, I am SO grateful for you! For coming to my blog, making my recipes, and spending time cooking with me. Every one of you make Britney Breaks Bread possible and I'm so happy to share these recipes with you for your holiday spread.

thanksgiving menu on a dining room table.

Thanksgiving Breakfast

This is heavily debated - do you wait until dinner to eat or do you have a nice breakfast to prepare you for the dinner? In my household, we ALWAYS have a nice hearty breakfast - then the fast until dinner begins. This year, I'll be making my

Brioche French Toast

individual slices of french toast on a plate topped with whipped cream and blueberries and maple syrup.

My mom and sister came down last night so we'll more than likely be sipping on mimosas and munching on this delicious french toast. For something fruity, you have to try my Strawberry French Toast Casserole, too!

My chocolate chip banana bread has also been requested as a midday snack. It's literally everyone's favorite and is quickly becoming one of my most popular recipes, aside from my seafood boil recipe.

Appetizers

Let's start with appetizers. Dinner NEVER starts on time - it's just how things are. So, to keep my guest happy, these apps will be waiting for them on the coffee table when they arrive. I'll be making my:

Baked Brie with Jam

baked brie with jam and almonds

Caramelized Onion Puff Pastry with Bacon and Gorgonzola

Pumpkin Popovers

a pumpkin popover on a plate.

Main Course

Ok I'm not even joking, this the BEST turkey you'll ever make. However, you HAVE TO START 3 DAYS PRIOR to thanksgiving. Actually a little more than that if you include defrost time.

Herb Roasted Turkey with Citrus Gravy

a whole turkey on a serving tray garnished with citrus fruits and fresh herbs.

Creamy Dijon Braised Beef

Peanut Curry Ribs

Ribs are not a "traditional" thanksgiving dish, but each and every one of my family members has requested these ribs. So, I'm making them! This recipe was featured on Buzzfeed, too. It's a Britney Breaks Bread Classic!

peanut curry braised ribs

Side Dishes

These are my favorite items of my thanksgiving menu. Like it's not even up for debate! Thanksgiving is ALL about the sides!

Baked Macaroni and Cheese

a cheese pull from a spoon

Sourdough Stuffing

Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole

bourbon sweet potato casserole in a casserole dish.

Honey Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

Slow Cooker Collard Greens

slow cooker collard greens in a bowl with a spoon.

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Honey Roasted Carrots

brown sugar honey glazed carrots on a plate.

Cranberry Sauce

Desserts

Pumpkin Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

pumpkin pie with graham cracker crust in a pie dish topped with whipped cream.

Sweet Potato Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue

Maple Apple Pie

sliced apple pie in a pie plate with ice cream on top.

Chocolate Ganache Cake

No Bake Philadelphia Cheesecake

philadelphia no bake cheesecake on a cake stand.

Thanksgiving Prep Guide

thanksgiving table set with garland and pumpkins.

Cooking Schedule

Thursday Before Thanksgiving (a week out)

  • Begin defrosting the turkey in the refrigerator. A frozen turkey defrosts at 4lbs per day. A 16 lb turkey will need 4 days to defrost in the fridge so I start mine a week before so that I can dry brine the turkey for 2 days prior to cooking it on Thanksgiving.

Two Days Prior to Thanksgiving

  • Make the stuffing
  • Make the apple pie
  • Begin dry brining the turkey, beef, and ribs.

Store the stuffing and pie in the fridge covered with plastic wrap.

The Day Before

Do the majority of the cooking the day before so that you can relax on thanksgiving and enjoy the dinner!

  • Make the rest of the desserts - chocolate cake, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, and cheesecake and store in the refrigerator.
  • Make the ribs and the beef.
  • The night before, add the greens to the slow cooker and allow them to cook overnight. Let them stay on warm setting until dinner.
  • Make the sweet potato casserole

Thanksgiving Day

  • Prepare and cook the remainder of the side dishes.
  • Roast the turkey!
  • Set the table and enjoy!

Last Minute Tips

  • This is the time to make tried and true recipes. I do not recommend trying anything new! Leave that for next year!
  • Label your serving dishes! This helps to ensure that you know ahead of time if you need to buy anything prior to the big day It also gives your a game plan on how to set your table.
  • Try to make a grocery list and do inventory of what you have on hand and what you may need at least two days in advance!

I hope that you enjoy my thanksgiving menu!

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