With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we’re thinking about the fall dishes we need to bring out of the back cupboards and to our table instead! There’s no holiday quite like Thanksgiving; it’s a holiday full of family and loved ones surrounding a table, giving thanks, and celebrating time together. And what makes it better (in our minds at least)? A table that is decorated with Thanksgiving dishes to match our grateful, warm, cozy spirits.
You can always count on honest kitchen appliance reviews from us at Home Kitchenary. As your product review website, we aim to provide you with unbiased kitchen appliance reviews, especially as the holiday season ramps up. Of course, there’s more to our review website than just recommendations on appliances. For example, Thanksgiving dishes are probably coming to the forefront of your mind this holiday season!
Check out our recent Thanksgiving posts, and then keep reading to learn more about our top recommendations for serving dishes you’ll actually want to use around your in-laws in just a few weeks.
Thanksgiving Dishes: Charcuterie Boards
Cheese and meat? Veggies? Fruit? Crackers? Olives? Say no more. Here are our favorite cheese and meat boards for Thanksgiving.
1. All-You-Could-Need Cheese Board
What can’t this cheese board do? It has four magnetic boards so that there’s actually enough room for all of your cheese board goodies, it has divets for crackers and dips, and it comes with all the bells and whistles you actually want: cheese knives, wine opener, labels with markers, server forks, bowls, and plates. Seriously, this cheese board can do it all. The drawers also don’t interrupt use of the board itself, which is a feature we love. Keep everything organized and together when you’re not using it, and it’ll be the star of the show when you are using it! This piece is perfect for Thanksgiving snacking and appetizers.
2. Statement-Making Cheese Board Set
We love the unique circular design of this cheese board, and the hidden compartment for the cheese knives is just right! Every time we go to make a cheese board, we never have just the right number of bowls for nuts, fruits, olives, or jams; this Thanksgiving cheese board eliminates that problem completely — in the most fashionable way possible. The four bowls that come with it perfectly fit into the design of the board and help this piece be such a statement maker.
3. Cheese Board with Separate Fruit Platter
Can you tell we’re really into the cheese boards with hidden compartments for cheese knives right now? I mean, they just make sense. This cheese board is fantastic for all the reasons we’ve already highlighted the other ones — down to labels and knives being included. However, this one really made the list because we’re obsessed with the additional fruit board that comes with it! Sometimes it’s so hard to get everything that you want on the actual board and spreading it out helps, especially with a separate board that is both as cute and as functional as this one is. This board also boasts an impressive number of 5-star reviews and is currently a bestseller.
4. Valhalla Wood Creations
Another one of our personal favorites that we can’t help but feature is Valhalla Wood Creations. Veteran owned and operated, this local business creates truly one-of-a-kind cheese boards that stand the test of time. You can use them year-round for a variety of purposes, and each of these pieces will look stunning just sitting on your kitchen counter or table when not in use. Valhalla Wood Creations also does incredible custom work, so be thinking about this option for holiday gifts as well!
Thanksgiving Dishes: Turkey & Serving Platters
There’s no turkey without a beautiful dish to serve it on! Here, you’ll find our favorite serving platters for turkeys and other foods for this Thanksgiving season.
Traditional Turkey & Serving Platters
1. Gold and White “Thankful” Platter
Why mess with a classic? If you’re looking for a large Thanksgiving platter that is also simple and cute, look no further. This serving platter is 9 x 15 inches and is high-quality, hand-painted stoneware. Because of this, be sure to not wash it in the dishwasher. This is sure to become a family favorite!
2. Pfaltzgraff Plymouth Turkey Platter
Hellooooo, turkey. This traditional Thanksgiving turkey platter is the perfect platter for your festive table setting. The embossed pumpkins, acorns, and ears of corn subtly stand out against the cream background and the slightly scalloped edges will frame the masterpiece of the day. The oval platter measures 21 x 17 inches; though hand washing is recommended, it is listed as dishwasher safe. There’s nothing more annoying than your turkey not fitting on its dish, so do yourself a favor and get Thanksgiving dishes that will actually fit!
3. Pfaltzgraff Autumn Berry Small Oval Platter
This is the same company as the one listed just above, and it’s just as delightful on the eyes! Please note that it’s significantly smaller than the other one; it’s 10.5 inches long and 8.25 inches wide. While it won’t work for serving your turkey necessarily, it’s perfect for any other dish you’ll be placing on your table come Thanksgiving day. The stoneware is both dishwasher and microwave safe.
4. Mud Pie Watercolor Turkey Platter
Wondering how a turkey platter could be so stinking cute? Us, too. We’re obsessed with this large white platter with a watercolor turkey in fall colors and debossed minimalist cursive reading “happy thanksgiving” along the edge. At 14 x 20.5 inches, it’s just the right size for your large, 15- to 18-pound turkey this holiday season. This piece is so pretty that you’ll want to have it out for more than just Thanksgiving day — and we happen to think it would look great on your table supporting a mound of cookies so you can do just that.
5. Spode Woodland Rectangular Serving Platter
Looking for a more traditional option even than what we’ve featured so far? This is the large turkey platter for you if so! This porcelain platter is 17.5 x 11.5 inches. Spode, a well-known dish designer, makes dishes that are microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and warm oven safe. The large turkey scene inside the dish is reminiscent of the long lasting traditions of hunting for game, and the British Flowers border dates back to 1831. Elegant with a touch of country? This is the dish for you.
6. Leaf-Shaped Appetizer Tray
This unique serving dish is begging to be filled up with appetizers before your big meal! The possibilities are endless: veggies and dressing, chips and salsa, fruit and dip, nuts and chocolate, rolls and cranberry… the list could go on! We love that this hors d’oeuvres serving dish is separated into compartments while still maintaining the leaf shape that will make it stand out on your table this Thanksgiving. This set includes a bamboo tray as well; the serving dish is 10.6 x 7.9 inches and the tray is 7.5 x 7.5 inches.
Versatile Serving Platters
Versatile doesn’t have to be boring. Though these serving platters may not have patterns and designs like the other ones we’ve featured so far, they’re high quality, can be used year-round, and will allow the rest of your table to shine.
1. DOWAN Serving Platters, Set of 2
Measuring in at 16 x 8.7 inches, this large oval serving platter in white is excellent for festivities throughout the year. Bonus: the porcelain serving trays are deep enough to prevent food from spilling! Clean these dishes easily with warm, soapy water, or go ahead and stick them in the dishwasher — they’re dishwasher safe. Dress up the rest of your table in fall colors and Thanksgiving decor, and let the food do the talking with these dishes.
2. LIFVER Large Serving Platter, Set of 3
The embossed rim design stands out and makes these serving platters a little different than all the other white ones out there. These platters also feature easy-to-grasp handles on either side, which is especially useful when filling your table with lots of platters full of hot food. This set of three offers three different sizes: 15.6 x 8.8 inches, 13.8 x 7.5 inches, and 12.2 x 6.5 inches. This is perfect for meeting the needs of all your different foods while still creating a cohesive flow and design with your Thanksgiving dishes.
3. Bruntmor Oval Ceramic Deep Dish, Set of 4
These deep dishes with handles will be your favorite dish year-round. You can both serve and cook a variety of foods in here — from oven to table, these oval serving dishes can do it all. And if you’re not loving the white? That’s OK. This bakeware is also available in black, grey, red, and teal. We think the red and teal would both look great for your Thanksgiving tablescape. Don’t just stop with color, though! You also have options for sizes: 8 x 5 inches and 10 x 6 inches are both available.
4. Bamboo Serving Trays, Sets Vary
Bamboo is also another wonderful option for versatile Thanksgiving dishes. We especially like this set from PAFREWOG because you can mix and match the pieces you want! The big rectangle option has handles, making it ideal for carrying to the Thanksgiving table or for surprising your partner with breakfast in bed. You can create a fun look on your Thanksgiving table with the natural wood showing through the rest of your fall decor and colors.
Thanksgiving Dishes: Pitchers
From punches to ciders to simply water, drinks are a big part of the feast. By choosing a Thanksgiving-themed pitcher, you’ll set your table apart from the rest and really take it to the next level.
1. Co-Op Stoneware Pitcher
This pitcher is covered in fall colors that will look beautiful as part of your table setting. As luck would have it, though, you can also use this in other seasons! The fall colors will stand out this Thanksgiving, but they won’t stand out too much the rest of the year and prevent you from using it. In fact, there are cute little butterflies and ladybugs that will pop a little extra come spring. We also love the wrapped handle for a little more unique texture.
2. Mud Pie Harvest Pumpkin Pitcher Set
Can you even handle how cute this pitcher set is? We love the modern, rustic design of the pumpkins, and the wooden spoon coming with it is really just the cherry on top — you can keep your juice or drink mixed together with minimal effort on your part. With the cute typeface reading “give thanks,” this is clearly a Thanksgiving pitcher, but it could really be used for all of the fall season. This pitcher holds 60 fluid ounces.
Loving this design? There are two matching platters: 7 x 15 inches and 7 x 10.5 inches.
3. Boston International Holiday Harvest Ceramic Drink Pitcher
How cute is this little pitcher? We’re loving the pattern in a ring on the bottom of the pitcher, and the detailing in the middle makes this a swoon-worthy addition to your Thanksgiving table. Of course, this pitcher is too cute to just have serving drinks for one day out of the year. For all of November, this holiday pitcher would look lovely on your table holding some of your favorite fall flowers. Boston International is a woman-owned company that focuses on beautiful design — which also means you can find matching serving platters, nesting bowls, ceramic mugs, and more.
4. Bico Red Spring Bird Pitcher
Why are we so obsessed with this one? Well, the colors will pop this Thanksgiving, but they work so well together that you could legitimately use this pitcher any time of the year. We mean it! Christmas? Spring? Summer? This pitcher can do it all. This large ceramic pitcher holds up to 80 ounces, and it’s dishwasher safe. There are matching sugar and cream sets, plates, platters, and more. Bico is a well-known brand with more than 30 years of experience, and it shows in their stunning designs.
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