Seasonal November Dinner Menu Ideas to use as inspiration and a starting point for your own family menus. All simple, healthy recipes with the warm and comfort factor northern Novembers call for - plus a Thanksgiving Day meal plan!
Not sure why to menu plan? Check out all the great reasons here!
November is the month we usually see the weather change to be more consistently winter-like, so our dinners this month are full of our favorite warming soups, stews and casseroles.
Isn't it interesting how we eat with the seasons even when we don't plan it?
When the summer starts I can't wait for grilled foods, salads, and easy finger foods.
Mmm, just about perfect.
November is also the beginning of the holiday season where we look forward to indulging in all the traditional foods of Thanksgiving.
Because of that, I've tried to make this seasonal menu have quite a few lighter, healthier options.
Warm and comforting for November is the name of the game, but comfort food and healthy really can go hand-in-hand.
There is also our favorite Thanksgiving menu in the last week - it's literally the menu we have every year!
I hope you'll find some dinner menu ideas here to help you plan your family’s menu this month.
November Dinner Menu Ideas
Creamy Pesto Tortellini with Red Peppers, spinach salad
Mediterranean Fish Bake, green salad
PRO TIP: you'll want to make these for the holidays, too - here's a video tutorial to help them turn out beautifully
Stir-fry on baked noodles (using chicken & vegetables)
Cheesy Baked Pasta, green salad
Week 4 - Thanksgiving Menu
November Dessert Ideas
Pies, of course!
- Crumb-Topped Apple Pie (that you froze earlier to be ahead of the holiday game)
- Quick & Decadent Chocolate Chip Walnut Pie Recipe
- Black Bottom Maple Pecan Pie Bars (for a different option with the same pie flavor)
BONUS: Leftover Turkey Dinner Ideas:
Creamy Turkey-Rice Soup (using leftover turkey & rice), green salad
Thai Inspired Turkey Vegetable Curry (leftover turkey), rice
WHAT ABOUT SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS?
Our family’s menu always has a couple of standards for the weekends - it's one of the ways I make menu planning easier!
For more easy menu planning ideas, check out these articles:
- Menu Planning 101 - 5 steps to easy meal planning
- Seasonal cooking through the year
- Monthly dinner menus
I hope you enjoy and are able to use some of these favorite family meals of ours. You can follow me on Pinterest for even more simple, seasonal and from scratch dinner ideas!