Traditional Thanksgiving Menu 2019

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians!

This year, I went all out and cooked a delicious Thanksgiving dinner to celebrate the holiday. I mean, do I never not go all out for holiday cooking?! Our dinner consisted of two appetizers, three side dishes, one main, and one dessert.

Now I know you must be thinking that that’s a lot of food for just David and I, but this year we had some help from a few special family members that were visiting us on Vancouver Island. Plus, we ate leftovers for about 4 days afterwards!

If you are curious as to what we ate, and to get some ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner (especially my American friends), read on down below OR watch my YouTube video to see how to make these recipes and get some helpful entertaining tips!


Miso-Kabocha Squash Dip

Apart from being vegan and gluten-free, this appetizer was absolutely delicious! The combination of the sweet squash and salty miso are a perfect pairing–especially this time of year. I served this dip with a garnish of toasted pumpkin seeds, black sesame seeds, and a side of yummy gluten-free crackers!

Get the recipe here!

Parmesan & Herb Palmiers

Palmiers are typically served as sweet desserts at the end of the meal, but they also work incredibly well with savoury ingredients too! I used a combination of parsley, sage and Parmesan cheese in these Palmiers and they were a total hit! I also love this recipe since you can make it a few days in advance, freeze it, and bake from frozen! This is a handy recipe to have up your sleeve for any occasion!

Get the recipe here!

Main & Side Dishes

Herbed Chicken with Roasted Vegetables and Gravy

While turkey is the traditional food to eat on this holiday, it can be a little too much food for just two people! That’s why this year, I opted to make a chicken! I kept all the traditional Thanksgiving flavours in the chicken and roasted it alongside some carrots and onions. This combination made the perfect roast chicken and amazing gravy as well!

Get the recipe here!

Traditional Bread Stuffing

I can’t do Thanksgiving without my famous Traditional Bread Stuffing recipe! Instead of stuffing the bird with it, I like to bake the stuffing in a separate dish to get a nice crisp top and soft inside. This recipe is so delicious, no wonder I make it again and again!

Get the recipe here!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

Move over mashed potatoes, these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are here to steal the show! I thinly slice Yukon gold potatoes and layer them in a baking dish with lots of cheddar and Parmesan cheese before topping everything off with cream and chicken stock. This recipe is incredibly rich and definitely can’t be eaten too often, but it’s perfect for special occasions!

Get the recipe here!

Green Beans with Bacon

If you love the combination of sweet and salty flavours, then this recipe is for you! I combine fresh green beans with chunks of salty bacon, sweet brown sugar, and savoury red onion to make this incredible side dish. This whole dish comes together on the stovetop in just a few minutes, making it perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!

Get the recipe here!


Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving just isn’t Thanksgiving without a traditional pumpkin pie! This pie filling gets a spicy kick from a dash of ground pepper and loads of festive spices. This pie is so good that you can serve it plain, or if you want, go all out with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream– it’s the holidays after all!

Get the recipe here!

And that was my delicious (and incredibly filling) Thanksgiving menu for 2019!

If you want to make this same full menu that I did this year, I have a FREE printable grocery list! Click the link to print the PDF and take it to the grocery store with you! You will stay on track and organized when shopping during this busy time of year!

I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Let me know what some of your favourite Thanksgiving recipes are in the comments below!

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