If you're wondering what you should make for Thanksgiving dinner, you're in the right place! There are tens of thousands of recipes to choose from to make your holiday feast memorable, but we'll help you narrow it down to suit your tastes, dietary restrictions, and traditions…

Thanksgiving Turkey & Main Dishes

While turkey is the traditional main dish for the holiday, there are many variations on the typical roast turkey recipe and, of course, you don't have to serve turkey -- there are many vegetarian and vegan options that are worthy of being the center of the Thanksgiving table. If you like the traditional roasted turkey, you can make it different from last year by using a brine, deep-frying it, or smoking it. You can also play with the seasonings -- add Italian or Mexican spices for something different. Meat-free options are abundant as well. There are Thanksgiving recipes for tofurkey, but there are also nut loaf and lentil loaf recipes that use savory ingredients to craft hardy spins on traditional Thanksgiving flavors.

Thanksgiving Side Dishes

For some, side dishes are what the best Thanksgiving meals are made of. Mashed potatoes are a must and while green bean casserole with french-fried onions has been a favorite Thanksgiving dish since the 1950s, but you can deviate from customs with healthier recipes for vegetables like roasted Brussels sprouts. And if sweet potato casserole is too heavy, you may opt for spicy roasted sweet potatoes. And no Thanksgiving is complete without dinner rolls, but not everyone can eat regular bread, so you may want to experiment with gluten-free bread for your feast -- and you can double the recipe to make a gluten-free stuffing recipe to complete the meal!

Thanksgiving Desserts

Everyone has an opinion on what desserts should be served. Pumpkin pie and Southern pecan pie are regulars at most holiday dinners, but you don't have to stick to that custom. You can try a less sweet cranberry apple pie if you don't want to overdo it with sugar, or if you don't want to bother with a pie crust, a spiced pumpkin roll might be a good alternative to keep the Thanksgiving menu simple.

However you want to celebrate with food this holiday season, Yummly has thousands of recipes to give you ideas and inspiration for a memorable meal!

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