20 Recipes for the Ultimate Thanksgiving Feast

The countdown to Thanksgiving has begun! Have you started creating your perfect Turkey Day menu? Whether it’s your first time preparing Thanksgiving dinner or you’re a seasoned pro, chances are you probably haven’t added sorghum to the menu. Perhaps you haven’t heard of sorghum before or don’t know where to start? Don’t fret – sorghum is a creatively delicious ingredient that can enhance the wow factor of your Thanksgiving feast.

Sorghum is a unique ingredient in the fact that it can be used as a whole grain, gluten-free flour, syrup and much more – giving you a lot of flexibility to get creative in the kitchen. Make a fall-flavored risotto with the grain, a decadent pecan pie with sorghum flour or a vinaigrette with the syrup. No matter what recipe you incorporate it into – sorghum is a tasty addition.

We’ve rounded up 20 sorghum Thanksgiving recipes to help make your feast a delightful success.

20 Thanksgiving Recipes

Main Course

Buttery Turkey with Warm Sorghum Vinaigrette  
Add a new flare to a Thanksgiving day favorite. Not only will this Warm Sorghum Vinger Sauce from the Local Palate add a distinctive flavor, it’ll help keep your turkey moist.

Sorghum Basted Ham
Are you a fan of Thanksgiving ham? Add some sweetness to your holiday ham from Taste of the South made with sorghum syrup.


Sweet Potato Rolls with Sorghum and Brown Butter  
Everybody enjoys a roll with their Thanksgiving fare. Whip up these Sweet Potato Rolls with Sorghum and Brown Butter from the Wall Street Journal.

Gluten-Free Stuffing 
Mix things up this holiday season by making this Gluten-Free Stuffing from Wondergrain. It’s made with whole grain sorghum.

Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts
Dress up your green beans with this Garlic Green Beans with Sorghum and Walnuts recipe from Naturally Ella. It’s simple and flavorsome.

Sorghum Sweet Potatoes 
If sweet potatoes are a staple on your dining table, then you have to give these Sorghum Sweet Potatoes from Country Living a try.

Beet Sorghum Risotto
Add some color to your Thanksgiving menu with this Beet Sorghum Risotto Chef Michelle Bernstein. It’s nicely seasoned with fennel, dill and is full of beets.

Bacon, Beet, Butternut Squash Sorghum Salad
With pops of beautiful color, this Bacon, Been and Butternut Squash Sorghum Salad from Cooking with Books is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Cheesy Sorghum Shaved Squash Pilaf
Porcini mushrooms, butternut squash, shallots, gruyere cheese and sorghum come together wonderfully to create this rich pilaf from Cooking Light.

Bourbon Sorghum Glazed Brussels Sprouts with Bacon
Excite your taste buds with this Bourbon Sorghum Glazed Brussels Sprouts Recipes with Bacon recipe from Endurance Zone. You can easily make it at home and roast it to holiday perfection.

Asparagus, Mushroom Sorghum Risotto
This Asparagus and Mushroom Sorghum Risotto created by Triad to Wellness could be a new side dish to add to your Thanksgiving fare. You can cut down the cooking time by using a pressure cooker.

Kale, White Bean and Tomato Sorghum Soup
This Kale, White Bean and Tomato Sorghum Soup is a light, yet tasty addition to your holiday menu. You can even make it ahead of time, freeze it and thaw it when you are ready to serve.


Cinnamon Sorghum Custard Pie
Nothing says Thanksgiving like a good pie. Give his Cinnamon Sorghum Custard Pie from the Pastry Chef Online a try.

Pecan Cobbler with Sorghum Syrup
This Pecan Cobbler with Sorghum Syrup from Homesick Texan is a sweet twist on a pecan pie. Pair it with vanilla ice cream for the perfect dessert. 

Caramel Apple Rose Pie
This Salted Caramel Apple Rose Pie from the Sassy Kitchen is a piece of culinary art. It is sure to liven any Thanksgiving dessert table.

Apple Cinnamon Raisin Sorghum Bake
If you’re watching your waistline this Thanksgiving, this Apple Cinnamon Raisin Sorghum Bake created by Lauren Pincus-Harris is the perfect sweet treat.

Pumpkin Bundt Cake  
Who doesn’t love pumpkin flavored desserts at Thanksgiving? This Pumpkin Bundt Cake from Nu Life Market would be perfect topped with a sweet glaze.

Pumpkin Cookies
Kids will love these Pumpkin Cookies topped with a decadent icing from Nu Life Market. They’re easy to make.


Sorghum Cider Punch
Fizzy hard cider and sweet sorghum syrup from Southern Living can add a unique twist to your Thanksgiving beverages.

Twisted Sorghum Cider
Top your Thanksgiving feast off with this Twisted Sorghum Cider. It’s simple to make and tastes delightful.

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