The Ultimate Thanksgiving Menu / Prep Schedule

 The big day is in 1 week and we’re all almost prepared with an arsenal of recipes that will get rave reviews from everyone! So, let’s pull everything together for the most epic Thanksgiving Menu and then talk prep and making things ahead of time! 

What's Gaby Cooking Thanksgiving Menu from (@whatsgabycookin)


Thanksgiving Cheese Board

Thyme and Garlic Baked Camembert

Brie Stuffed Mushrooms

Main Course:

Herb Roasted Turkey

Homemade Gravy

Zesty Cranberry Sauce


Fall Farmers Market Salad

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Sautéed Brussels Sprouts

Spicy Garlic Green Beans

Charred Carrots with Herbs

Mascarpone Mashed Potatoes

Chipotle Mashed Sweetpotatoes

Peas and Pancetta


Apple Crisp

Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshmallow Meringue

I mean, is that not the most glorious Thanksgiving menus you’ve ever seen!! Gobble Gobble!

In terms of prepping ahead – here’s what my schedule looks like for the menu listed above! We’ll start eating around 4 so everything is timed out for me below…

What's Gaby Cooking Thanksgiving Menu from (@whatsgabycookin)


  • Clean out the fridge
  • Stock up on beer and wine
  • Make a grocery list
  • Shop for all the ingredients
  • If you buy a frozen turkey – make sure to put it in the fridge to start thawing out
  • Reorganize fridge with all the ingredients


  • Make the cranberry sauce and refrigerate until Thursday




Early Morning

Before the Feast

Have any last minute questions?? Shout them out in the comments below and I’ll respond ASAP!

Photography by Matt Armendariz / Styling by Adam Pearson / Props by Casa de Perrin / Flowers by Moon Canyon / Recipes by What’s Gaby Cooking

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