THANKSGIVING RECIPES | Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Options


For hosts who love to feed family and friends, a crowd-pleasing spread that will surely simplify your menu planning and turn your Thanksgiving entertaining into a memorable day.

{ links to recipes and sources included under photos }


Southern Thanksgiving Turkey, by Mandy Kellogg Rye of Waiting on Martha


pan-roasted Thanksgiving turkey, fried turkey,

stuffed boneless turkey roast and more


  7 secrets to the Juiciest Thanksgiving Turkey, via Lindsey Johnson | Turkey Dinner via Valerie Rice and Elizabeth Messina

Spice-Rubbed Fried Turkey, via Williams Sonoma

Mayonnaise Roasted Turkey, via Amy Johnson

One-Pan Thanksgiving Turkey, via Catherine Johnson

Maple brined ancho-scallion Boneless Turkey Breast with apple-butter pecan stuffing, via Parsley, Sage & Sweet


baked bone-in Thanksgiving ham,

glazed ham, and more


Roasted Marmalade Ham, via Jamie Oliver

Honey & Mustard Glazed Ham, via Chantelle Grady | Roasted Pork Belly with Orange & Star Anise, via Ottolenghi

Rosemary & Marmalade Glazed Ham, via Jules Clancy of The Stone Soup


slow-roasted leg of lamb,

stuffed lamb shoulder and lamb cutlets


  Slow-Roasted Lamb with Citrus & Herbs, via Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine | Leg of Lamb with Basil Stuffing

Slow-Cooked Lamb with Garlic & Rosemary, via Donna Hay

Roast Boneless Shoulder of Lamb with lemon, caper and anchovy stuffing, via Simply Beef and Lamb

Boneless Leg of Lamb Stuffed with Goat Cheese and Fresh Herbs, via Carol Bentley

Parmesan-Crumbed Lamb Cutlets, via Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine | Rosemary Lamb Popsicles with Mint & Panko Breadcrumbs Gremolata, via  Kiss my Spatula


stuffed pork roast,

slow-roasted pork shoulder, chops and more


Pork Roast Stuffed with Spinach, Gorgonzola & Toasted Pine Nuts, via Michelle Donn

Greek-Stuffed Pork Loin, via no reEATS

Pork Chops in Brown Butter with crispy sage , via Inside a British Mum’s Kitchen | Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder, via Donna Hay

Grilled Pork Loin with apple, sage, serrano and hard cider sauce, via Sylvia Fountaine

Pork Tenderloin with caramelized garlic and orange salsa, via Ottolenghi | Pork Rolls with Sun-Dried Tomatoes & Smoked Ham, via Kwestia Smaku


alternative options,

chicken, brisket, ribs, veal and seafood


Poussins en Cocotte with Bacon and Mushroom Sauce, via Saveur magazine | Roast Chicken, via Imen McDonnell of Farmette

Brisket with Mushroom & Root Vegetables, via Marlene Samuels

Beef Short Ribs with Black Garlic & Urfa Chilli, via Ottolenghi | Pork Ribs, via Jen Laceda

Ginger & Coriander Marinated Fish, via Donna Hay magazine | Prawns with Citrus-Garlic Butter, via White On Rice Couple

Prawns and Corn with Tamarind-Coriander Dressing, via Ottolenghi

Veal Stew with Potato Dumplings, via Saveur magazine | Meatballs in Romesco Sauce, via Williams-Sonoma


This is PART THREE of a week-long mini series.  Check out the remaining posts for other thanksgiving menu planning ideas.

ONE: Starters, Small Bites + Salads | TWO: Breads + Rolls | THREE: Turkey, Ham, Lamb, Pork + Alternative Main Courses | FOUR: Side Dishes| FIVE: Pies, Tarts + Galettes| SIX: Desserts + Sweet Treats | SEVEN: Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian + Gluten-Free


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