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Thanksgiving Main Dishes

Looking for Thanksgiving main dishes? Get easy to make Thanksgiving main dishes. Taste of Home has main dish recipes for Thanksgiving including Thanksgiving turkey main dishes, stuffed turkey, and more Thanksgiving main dishes.

Turkey & Spinach Stuffing Casserole

Turkey & Spinach Stuffing Casserole

Turkey & Spinach Stuffing Casserole

I know dried cranberries may seem like an odd ingredient to include in this dish, but they add just a hint of sweetness that makes this easy casserole so special. —Gilda Lester, Millsboro, Delaware

Leftover Turkey Croquettes

Leftover Turkey Croquettes

Leftover Turkey Croquettes

I grew up with a family that looked forward to leftovers, especially the day after Thanksgiving. But we didn’t just reheat turkey and spuds in the microwave—we took our culinary creativity to a new level with recipes likes these croquettes. Serve three per plate along with a crisp green salad for an unforgettable meal.

Stuffin' Muffins

Stuffin' Muffins

Stuffin' Muffins

If you love stuffing, you won’t be able to get enough of these fun muffin cups that not only make use of leftover stuffing but also green beans, turkey, mashed potatoes, cheddar and gravy. It’s a taste of Thanksgiving in every bite! —Pauline Porterfield, Roxboro, North Carolina
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Roasted Turkey a l'Orange

Roasted Turkey a l'Orange

Roasted Turkey a l'Orange

My niece says this is THE best turkey she’s ever had—she even requests it in the middle of summer! —Robin Haas, Cranston, Rhode Island

Turkey Mushroom Sandwich Bowls

Turkey Mushroom Sandwich Bowls

Turkey Mushroom Sandwich Bowls

My grandmother was an amazing cook, who brought new life to leftovers. I've tried to do the same here in these creamy, mushroom-packed sandwiches.—Angela Leinenbach, Mechanicsvlle, Virginia

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

Tangerine-Glazed Turkey

A technique passed down from generations—drenching cheesecloth in melted butter and oil, then draping the cloth over the turkey before roasting—helps give the bird beautiful golden-brown skin. The technique also results in juicy, moist breast meat.—Jeanne Horn, Duluth, Minnesota

Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Turkey Puffs with Cranberry Cabernet Sauce

Caramelized onions and mushrooms revitalize leftover turkey, while sweet and savory cranberry sauce balances the rich pastry and cream cheese. This is quick and easy way to end a day of Black Friday shopping!—Suzanne Clark, Phoenix, Arizona

Momma’s Turkey Stew with Dumplings

Momma’s Turkey Stew with Dumplings

Momma’s Turkey Stew with Dumplings

I love my slow cooker, especially during the holidays. My mother used to make this turkey stew every year with our Thanksgiving leftovers. The recipe is simple and really celebrates the natural flavors of good, simple ingredients. To this day, it is one of my favorite meals. — Stephanie Rabbitt-Schapp, Cincinnati, Ohio

Stuffing Crust Turkey Potpie

Stuffing Crust Turkey Potpie

Stuffing Crust Turkey Potpie

Here's a wonderful, stick-to-the-ribs dish that slices well since the filling is thicker than that of traditional potpies. Prebaking the crust makes it crunchy.—Tamara Furda, Naperville, Illinois

Triple-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Triple-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Triple-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

My kids go for sweet potatoes stuffed with leftover turkey and dressing. We enjoy being in the kitchen together, each of us making our own potato boats. —Ane Burke, Bella Vista, AR

Spinach & Turkey Turnovers

Spinach & Turkey Turnovers

Spinach & Turkey Turnovers

Never toss anything from a fancy meal when you can make turnovers using the turkey, gravy and cranberries. We serve them as a quick meal or appetizer. —Anjli Sabharwal, Marlboro, New Jersey
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