Thanksgiving is not only a time for family and gratefulness--it's also the ultimate foodie holiday. I tapped an amazing group of 19 black food bloggers to share their best Turkey Day recipes and inspire your feast. In black American households, certain things are staples at Thanksgiving the table every year. (Think greens and sweet potato pie.) We've got both of those items covered in our black food bloggers virtual Thanksgiving menu.
However, times and tastes are changing and we would be remiss to overlook dietary needs and technological advances in compiling a menu meant to be reflective of a people with shared experiences but varying tastes. Not only is our lineup diverse with dishes from around the country, it is inclusive with both old and new methods (Hello, instant pot!) and recipes friendly to different dietary considerations. We've got everything from fried turkey to vegan country biscuits to red velvet cake.
These are recipes favored by our family and friends and definitely worthy of sharing with your loved ones, too. This menu is made up of the best contributions of talented black food bloggers around the country and reflects our shared Thanksgiving experiences. Without further ado, let's take a look at the spread!
Black Food Bloggers Virtual Thanksgiving Menu
- How to Deep Fry a Turkey from Sweet Savant
- How to Make a Glazed Ham without a Recipe from The Hungry Hutch
- Honey Mustard Ham from Especially Southern Dishes
- Southern Collard Greens from Brown Sugar Food Blog
- Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon from Whisk it Real Gud
- Southern Cornbread Dressing from Especially Southern Dishes
- Twice Baked Sweet Potato Pudding from Marisa Moore Nutrition (Gluten-Free)
- Smooth and Creamy Mashed Potatoes from Sweet Tea and Thyme (Gluten-Free)
- Smoked Gouda Baked Mac n Cheese from This African Cooks
- Vegan Oven Baked Mac n Cheeze from Pretty Brown Vegan (Vegan)
- Balsamic Glazed Acorn Squash from PlanCookHost
- Creamed Corn from Brandi's Foodie Diary (Vegetarian)
- Maple Roasted Carrots from Jasmin Foster at Mash & Spread (Vegetarian)
- Powerhouse Brussels Sprouts from FoodLoveTog
- Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad from PlanCookHost
- Homemade Cranberry Sauce from The Hungry Hutch (Vegan)
- Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce from Marisa Moore Nutrition (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-Free)
- Southern Yeast Rolls from Sweet Tea and Thyme
- Vegan Country Biscuits from Pretty Brown Vegan (Vegan)
- Orange Popovers with Honey Butter from Jem of the South
On the Dessert Table
- Classic Sweet Potato Pie from Brown Sugar Food Blog
- Bourbon Sweet Potato Pecan Pie from Dash of Jazz (Vegetarian)
- Perfect Apple Pie from Scratch from Sweet Tea and Thyme
- Apple Cranberry Lattice Pie from The Hungry Hutch
- Sweet Potato Galette from Whisk it Real Gud
- Sweet Potato Pound Cake from Simply LaKita
- Old-Fashioned Southern Pound Cake from Jem of the South
- The Ultimate Red Velvet Cake from Dash of Jazz (Vegetarian)
- Peach Dump Cake (Lazy Man's Peach Cobbler) by Brandi's Foodie Diary (Vegetarian)
- Pecan Pie Bars from Marissa Allen at First & Full
- Sweet Potato Praline Bread Pudding from Dash of Jazz (Vegetarian)
- Banana Trifle by Black Girls Who Brunch (Vegetarian)
- Sparkling Apple Cider from Especially Southern Dishes
- Cranberry Orange Punch from FoodLoveTog
- Autumn Apple Sangria from Butter be Ready
- Cranberry Apple Spice Mules from Dash of Jazz (Vegan)
- Hot Zaddy from Meiko and the Dish
Is your Thanksgiving menu finalized? Let me know below if plan to try any of these delicious recipes. Thanks for reading!
Jewel at Eat.Drink.Shop.Love says
Great round up of recipes! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!
Wow this is amazing! I am vegetarian so its great to see some veggie dishes on here! Thank you for sharing 🙂
So many ideas to choose from! Happy Thanksgiving!
Miranda (@spkyhalloween) says
I am drooling - these all sound amazing! The twice baked sweet potato pudding definitely caught my eye.
This is a great recipe round-up! As a girl who needs collard greens at every Thanksgiving meal, I may have to try Brown Sugar Food blog's recipe this year.
Love looking at all the different recipes - gets me inspired to maybe try something new this Thanksgiving!