Food,  Holiday

Under $100 Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is a highly underrated holiday. There are no costumes, trick or treating and parades like Halloween and there isn’t the pressure of a million gifts and obligations like Christmas. Thanksgiving is about getting together with those closest to you, making your yummiest food and eating it until your pants pop….and then eating leftovers the next day (or three hours later). I think we actually need more holidays like Thanksgiving if you ask me!

Thanksgiving does require some planning and prep work, so if you know me at all…there’s a list involved. Here’s my menu and shopping list to save you some time this year.

BONUS – the entire menu is under $100 (not including the turkey – I get that FREE at my local store for being a rewards member and shopping throughout the year. Check yours to see if they have a similar offer.) This meal feeds approximately 6-8 people, depending on how hungry you are. Many of these items you already have in your pantry, so the entire menu is going to be way under $100.

Menu & Recipes

Turkey from Food Network / Gravy from Center Cut Cook / Stuffing from Bon Appetit / Mashed Potatoes from Natasha’s Kitchen/ Baked Corn Casserole by Unsophisticook (I add bread crumbs to the top)

Brown Sugar Sweet Potatoes from Yummly / Roasted Carrots from Garden in the Kitchen/ Grandma’s Cranberry Sauce / Green Bean Casserole from French’s (I like this better than fancy recipes) / Parker House Rolls from NY Times / Pumpkin Pie from Iwashyoudry / Evie’s Cherry Crumb

Shopping List

  • Turkey (I get mine free at our local grocery store)
  • Turkey or Chicken Stock (2 – 32ounce)
  • Orange
  • Lemons (3)
  • Onions (3)
  • Fresh Sage (dry will work too)
  • Bread Cubes (2 bags)
  • Celery
  • Butter (2lb)
  • Green Beans (2 cans)
  • Mushroom Soup Mix (1 can)
  • Fried Onions
  • Milk
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Bread Crumbs
  • Corn (regular can)
  • Corn (cream can)
  • Eggs
  • Potatoes (5 lbs)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Marshmallows
  • Brown Sugar
  • Carrots (1 lb)
  • Yeast
  • Cherry Pie Filling (2 cans)
  • Pumpkin (1 15 ounce can)
  • Evaporated milk (1 can)
  • Pumpkin pie spice
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Thyme
  • Cool whip / Whipped Cream
  • Cranberries (fresh)
  • Cranberry sauce (can)
  • Crushed Pineapple (can)


Turkey Roaster / Turkey Baster / Pie Pan / Casserole Dish Set / Cookware Set/ Rolling Pin