The Ultimate Classic Thanksgiving Dinner

Only a few days left to prepare for your Thanksgiving Day feast! While there are thousands of recipes and side dishes that can accompany your turkey on the table this week, we just love the classics. Photo Booth of the Stars decided we’d put together the ultimate classic menu for you to enjoy this Thursday.

Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart


When it comes to cooking for the holidays and special occasions it is best to leave nothing to chance. That’s why for the turkey we are trusting Martha Stewarts Perfect Roast Turkey recipe to please our guests palettes.

This recipe includes brining your turkey for 24 hours, so be sure to allow plenty of time to prepare this bird. For those who may not know, the sole purpose of brining is to moisten your meat whereas marinating is used to flavor meat.

Photo: Courtesy of Betty Crocker

Green Bean Casserole

Even the pickiest kids we know that usually avoid the green beans on their plate like the plague delight in green bean casserole. It’s creamy, crunchy goodness will have you coming back for seconds, thirds, and possibly even fourths if you are so inclined.

We trust in the age old Betty Crocker classic recipe for this casserole is the way to go.  This simple 4-ingredient recipe is a cinch to make but is likely to be the first to disappear come meal time.

Photo: Courtesy of Food Network

Mashed Potatoes

Putting together classic mashed potatoes could not be made easier with this recipe from Barefoot Contessa.   The most challenging part of this recipe will be peeling all the potatoes. You’d better call in for backup with this task! It sounds like the perfect task for little helping hands to keep busy while you are keeping busy preparing the rest of the menu.

Photo: Courtesy of Food Network

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

You can’t have a Thanksgiving dinner without having a delicious stuffing to eat along with that turkey. This recipe from the Food Network courtesy of The Neelys uses store-bought cornbread to help cut your work load. That is always fantastic news when you have enough on your plate already – pun intended!

Photo: Courtesy of Taste of Home


The key to the perfect gravy is the proper proportions of your ingredients. With only a few ingredients it is no wonder why knowing the correct formula will either make or break your gravy. We love Taste of Homes recipe for a classic Turkey Gravy Recipe that you can find and make here.

Photo: Courtesy of Martha Stewart

Cranberry Sauce

We are going to leave the cranberry sauce to one of our favorites, again Martha Stewart. You can get the recipe here and make it in a snap. With only 4-ingredients this dish will be on the table being gobbled down in no time.

Photo: Courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens


Flaky, buttery biscuits are always cherished at our dinner table and we know they will be at yours at well. This recipe from Better Homes & Gardens will be on the table in less than 30 minutes!

Classic Pumpkin Pie Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Pumpkin Pie

Of course last, but not least, pumpkin pie! You are going to love this classic recipe from Taste of Home. It comes complete with adorable little leaf cutouts!


Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Photo Booth of the Stars!

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