75+ Large Family Thanksgiving Recipes (+ free Thanksgiving Household Planner)

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Large Family Thanksgiving Recipes



I hope you enjoy this collection of large family Thanksgiving Recipes! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite times of year full of good food and family gatherings. You know we always cook to feed a crowd around here but at Thanksgiving our large family style cooking really comes in handy. 

I’ve put together for you a list of large family Thanksgiving recipes that will feed a big gathering. There are classics like dressing, cranberries, and turkey and also some twists on old classics like four flavor sheet pan pie. You’ll also find some slow cooker, freezer-friendly, and make-ahead recipes to help your holidays go more smoothly. 

Most of these large family Thanksgiving recipes serve 12+ guests. However, a few will need to be doubled to feed your brood. In such cases it has been noted in parenthesis.

Large Family Thanksgiving Recipes

Main Dishes


Herbed Turkey Breast Recipe (Serves 12)

Crisp-Skinned Butterflied Roast Turkey With Gravy (Serves 10-12)

Company’s Coming Turkey (Serves 14)

Roasted Turkey with Italian Sausage Stuffing (Serves 12)

Creole Roasted Turkey with Holy Trinity Stuffing (Serves 16)


Side Dishes

Stuffing and Dressing

Traditional Holiday Stuffing (Serves 24)

Sausage, Apple and Cranberry-Nut-Bread Dressing (Serves 12)

Classic Sage and Sausage Stuffing (Serves 10-14)

Grandma’s Cornbread Dressing Recipe (Serves 12)

“Simple is Best” Dressing (Serves 10)

Granny’s Homemade Thanksgiving Dressing


Yams and Sweet Potatoes

Aunt Margaret’s Sweet Potato Casserole (Serves 12)

Sweet Potato Soufflé (Serves 12)

The Best Roasted Sweet Potatoes (Double to serve 12)

Sweet Potato Crostini (Serves 24)

Coconut Pecan Sweet Potatoes (Serves 12)

Thanksgiving Sweet Potato Casserole


Green Beans

Slow Cooked Green Beans (Serves 12)

The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole (Serves 8-12)

Orange Scented Green Beans (Double to serve 16)

Balsamic Green Bean Salad (Serves 16)

Sauteed Green Beans and Mushrooms

Green Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker (Double to serve 12)


Brussels Sprouts

Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries (Serves 10)

Easy Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe (Double to serve 12)

Brussels Sprout Hash with Caramelized Shallots (Serves 8-10)

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts (Double to serve 12)

Brussels Sprout Gratin (Double to serve 16)



Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole (Serves 12)

Mashed Potatoes with Crispy Shallots (Serves 12)

Ultra-Fluffy Mashed Potatoes (Serves 8-12)

Browned Butter Red Potatoes (Serves 12)

Mashed Potatoes with Roasted Garlic and Marscapone Cheese

Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes



Cranberry, Clementine and Pumpkin Seed Conserve (Serves 12)

The World’s Easiest Cranberry Sauce Recipe (Serves 8-12)

Cranberry Pineapple Salad (Serves 12)

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Creamy Cranberry Salad (Serves 16)

Cranberry Celebration Salad



Thyme-Roasted Carrots (Serves 12)

Sauteed Carrots with Dill (Double to serve 12)

Slow Cooker Cinnamon Sugar Glazed Carrots (Double to serve 16)

Carrot and Sweet Potato Casserole (Serves 12)

Glazed Carrots (Double to serve 12)


Misc Veggies

Butternut Squash Bread Pudding (Serves 10)

Honey-Glazed Roasted Root Vegetables (Serves 12)

Creamy Parmesan Spinach Bake (Serves 12)

Cheesy Corn Spoon Bread (Serves 15)

Broccoli and Grape Salad 



Cheese and Garlic Biscuits (Serves 30)

Oatmeal Rolls (Serves 24)

45 Minute Yeast Rolls (Serves 12)

Parker House Rolls (Serves 24)

Creamed Corn Cornbread (Double to serve 16)




Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Apple Cranberry Slab Pie (Serves 15)

Extra-Smooth Pumpkin Pie

Classic Pecan Pie

Four Flavor Sheet Pan Pie (Serves 16-18)



Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes (Serves 24)

Pumpkin Pudding with Mile-High Meringue

Rum Glazed Pumpkin Cake (Serves 12)

Nantucket Cranberry Tart (Serves 12)

Cranberry Layer Cake

Pumpkin Pie Squares (Serves 16-20)

Pumpkin Crumble Cake


Make Ahead and Freezer Friendly Recipes

Deep Dish Apple Pie (make up to one month ahead!)

Squash Soup (Double to serve 16) 

“You can make it and freeze it weeks in advance — just leave out the cream. When your guests look like they’re starting to make their way to the table, run a little hot water over the container to loosen the frozen block of soup and place it directly in the pot. Melt it over a low flame, stir in the cream and heat till steaming.”

Classic Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes (Serves 12) 

Freeze it: Easy Pie Crust

Cranberry and Orange Relish

“The sauce can be prepared and refrigerated up to 4 days in advance, but do not add the cilantro. Serve chilled or at room temperature. Mix in the cilantro just before serving.”

Make Ahead Gravy

3 Ingredient Sweet Potato Casserole with Maple Pecans (Serves 8-10)

Mashed Sour Cream and Scallion Potatoes (Double to serve 16)

“The mashed potatoes can be made and left at room temperature up to 2 hours in advance or refrigerated up to 1 day in advance. Reheat in a large saucepan, covered, adding milk as necessary to adjust the consistency.”

Cheese Sausage and Sage Stuffing (Serves 12)

Dinner Rolls (Serves 30)

“Once the dough is shaped, it can be wrapped tightly and frozen for up to two months before Thanksgiving. When ready to bake, simply add two hours to the second rising.”


FREE Thanksgiving Household Planner

This lovely Thanksgiving household planner set includes free printable grocery shopping list, weekly menu planning pages, kitchen gift tags, and recipe cards. You can use this free household printables set to make the weeks leading up to the Thanksgiving holiday run smoothly. The beauty of this free household printables set is you really can adapt it for any time of year!

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