It’s the time of year when Thanksgiving menus are consuming everyone’s minds, and classic holiday recipes are being searched for every second online. Having what home cooks are looking for on your food website can create significant traffic on your page during the holiday season, and beyond!
It’s important to remember that Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming, so it’s best to make things as simple as possible for your readers.
By having a separate landing page for all your Thanksgiving recipes, your reader will be taken to where they need to go on your website right away. This is bound to increase traffic on your website, but it’s imperative you have the right content too.
That’s why you need to have your take on the recipes that everyone is looking for. Here are the top ten Thanksgiving recipes all food websites should have this holiday season.
- You can’t go wrong with a juicy roast turkey. It’s the main course that everyone looks forward to. Some visitors on your website might be looking for a new way to dress up their bird, or maybe it’s their first time in charge of the main dish. Whether you put a spin on a classic recipe or share a very basic turkey recipe, you are sure to get some traffic from the most seasoned of cooks to fresh beginners in the kitchen.
- Do you already have a signature casserole? If you already have a casserole in your repertoire, why not make it accessible for Thanksgiving? This can easily be done by making a post on your website for the holidays, and linking your favorite casserole that is already on a separate landing page.
- Cranberry Sauce. Cranberry sauce is a simple recipe to include on your website, and it will help to balance out some of the more difficult ones featured on your page. It’s an item that everyone wants on their tables this holiday season.
- Don’t forget a unique stuffing and classic dressing. Stuffing or dressing are other examples of some dishes that can spice up on your website for the holidays. Check out this example from Home Made Interest, their Apple Pecan Stuffing is a great take on a traditional dish.
- The Must-Have salad. Salads might not be the first thing to pop into your when you think of a Thanksgiving feast, but having a leafy option on your website is a must. A beautiful harvest salad is a great addition to anyone’s table, especially for the vegetarian or vegan that might be looking for an ideal dish to bring to dinner this year.
- Macaroni and cheese. A simple and rich mac and cheese will always entice a browser looking for a fan favorite to bring to Thanksgiving dinner. So why not share your favorite mac and cheese recipe for the holiday season?
- Everyone is looking for something new when it comes to sweet potatoes. Google Trends released a list of the most searched for Thanksgiving recipes in America last year, and it’s no surprise that sweet potato recipes were number one in almost ten states. You are bound to gain some traffic on your website if post your favorite variation of a sweet potato dish for the holiday season. Sweet potato pie, roasted sweet potatoes, or candied sweet potatoes are all great options. You can get creative with this one!
- Roasted Brussel sprouts. Another practical option for your readers is a dressed up version of roasted Brussel sprouts. This dish is a great way to provide a vegetarian or vegan option for your readers.
- Mashed potatoes. Another must-have on your website and on the Thanksgiving menu. With classic dishes like mashed potatoes, there’s room to get experimental. That way your mashed potato recipe will stand out from the rest online.
- Don’t forget about dessert, pumpkin or pecan pie. Pie is an essential at Thanksgiving, but it can be one of the most difficult things to make if you’re not accustomed to pastry dough. It’s important to make this one easy to follow and not too fussy. This is the dish that ties the whole meal together, so have it stand out from the rest. Don’t forget to include a mouthwatering picture in your post!