Welcome to my Thanksgiving Series! This is a feast I made for about $95 and it serves 8-10 people. You’ll probably still have some leftovers too! I bought a whopping 19 ½ pound turkey and economized as much as I could to keep this under $100. I know staying on a budget is important. This is my first Thanksgiving as a food blogger and I hope to add new Turkey Day recipes each year.
The video below is the entire video of every recipe! I've also posted individual blog posts and videos in case you're just looking for side dishes and apple pie! Click any link in the Thanksgiving Series Essentials to take you to the full recipe.
All the Thanksgiving Series Essentials:
- Thanksgiving Turkey & Gravy
- Fantastic No-Frills Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Pepperidge Farm Stuffing with Apples & Celery
- Steamed Brussel Sprouts w/Toasted Pine Nuts & Bacon Bits
- Sautéed Butternut Squash with Caramelized Leeks & Thyme
- Killer Apple Pie with Butter Crust
Need Some Appetizer Ideas? No problem!
These are tried and true recipes that I highly recommend. I'm making the shrimp & gorgonzola dip with crostini which is my all-time favorite appetizer! All these options can be made a day or two ahead. Simply reheat the shrimp dip in the microwave and toast the crostini in your toaster oven. The Thai pork toast can be made ahead (I often have some in the freezer!) and reheated in the toaster oven as well. Serve with sriracha sauce on the side. Excellent finger food and a crowd pleaser.