Thanksgiving Dinner - Basic Grocery List & Menu Ideas

Easy Thanksgiving Shopping List & Meal Ideas

The season to give thanks is a special time -- friends, family, and... football! That means, there's so much to do, so much fun to be had, and A LOT to manage. Keep it simple, yet effective this Thanksgiving season with our basic grocery list template and simple, yet unconventional meal ideas to maximize the experience and the menu. Enjoy this food list for your main course, sides, appetizers and desserts. We broke the shopping list down into categories, so you can make Thanksgiving count!

Thanksgiving Meal Ideas for Dinner, Appetizers & Sides:

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce
  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Cheese-Stuffed Mushrooms 

Basic Thanksgiving Grocery Shopping List

The Basics

  • Turkey
  • Flour
  • RussetPotatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • White Bread

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Sage
  • Garlic
  • Celery
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Cranberries
  • Oranges
  • Baking Apples


  • Milk
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Cream


  • Chicken Stock
  • Eggs
  • Honey
  • Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Ground Cinnamon

Thanksgiving Dinner Menu Grocery List