Monthly Menu and Recipes for Meal Planning (November)

Evenings are so much easier when they are planned in advance. This monthly menu with recipes is great for your November meal planning.

Monthly Menu for November

What is a Monthly Menu/Meal Plan?

Here are the monthly menu dinner ideas and recipes for November’s meal plan.  This menu includes main dish recipes with a few mentions of side dishes for the entire month of November.  I do my menu planning for weeknights only, and Friday nights are usually something quick and easy.  Just add in the sides you desire, and you are set.  I hope this guide is helpful for you and your whole family. 

Since we will celebrate Thanksgiving this month, there will be lots of cooking and planning this month (lots of comfort food). I will share some Thanksgiving menu plans in the coming weeks.

I will also send out reminders of the weekly menu plan each Monday in my weekly newsletter. If you would like to receive these reminders, along with other recipes and information, please join here.

Menu Tips

Tips for Using This Monthly Menu:

  • Print the November meal plan and keep it visible.
  • It is a great idea to keep certain staples on hand (baking items, seasonings, etc.)
  • Buy in bulk when possible.
  • Look at the monthly meal plan and make a shopping list of all items you can get in advance. If possible, buy all of these items once instead of making multiple grocery trips.
  • Set aside time at the beginning of the month to prepare food (cut vegetables, divide bulk items and freeze when necessary, etc.)
  • Look at your weekly meal plan over the weekend, and write out your weekly shopping lists so you can make one trip to the grocery store or farmers markets to get fresh items you will need.
  • Remember that this is just a guide with recipe ideas – use what you want and skip the rest.



Monthly Menu for November

sour cream enchiladas
Jay’s Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Date MealInformation or Link
11/1Spanish Chicken & RiceLink to the Recipe
Crock pot or Oven
2Shrimp ScampiLink to the Recipe
3Cauliflower Pizza
6BBQ ChickenLink to the Recipe
7Baked SalmonServe with Green Beans & Couscous.
8Pepper SteakServe over white or brown rice.
9Red Beans & Hot LinksWith Homemade Cornbread
13Grilled ChickenDirections
14Steak & Baked PotatoesI like Baked Sweet Potatoes with mine.
15Pan Fried TilapiaWith Bell Pepper Salsa
16Sour Cream Chicken EnchiladasLink to the Recipe
17Hot Dogs
20 Pork Roast & Vegetables
21Pulled Pork Sandwiches
22Stouffer’s Chicken Alfredo
24Next Day Leftovers
27Cilantro ChickenLink to the Recipe
Easy Chicken Dish
28Tater Tot CasseroleLink to the Recipe
You can use ground beef or ground turkey.
29Green StewLink to the Recipe
Great in an Instant Pot
30Chicken FajitasEasy with chicken breasts
12/1Corndogs & Macaroni & Cheese

Favorite Cooking Products

Here are some of my favorite cooking items I will be using this month. I will add links below if you want more information.

As we move into the holiday season, we are going to need all the extra time we can get. I hope this monthly menu planner for November saves you a lot of that planning time.

Please share your suggestions, feedback, and any other quick and easy favorite recipes you love.  I love to try new ideas!


There are such a wide variety of meals and ideas on Pinterest. I have found so many wonderful new recipes this way and have pinned many of them on Pinterest boards. If you are looking for other ideas, here is a link to my Main Meals Board.

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Until next month,

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  1. Great tips–I am a big believer in meal planning as well. I usually do a week at a time, but I bet doing a whole month at once would be smart! Love the chicken enchiladas photos–looks delicious. 🙂 Thanks for sharing this post at the Will Blog for Comments #13 linkup! Hope to see you there again next week.

  2. Your menu offerings look yummy. I keep saying I need to do this but so far I haven’t. I know it would be so much easier if we planned our meals. Thanks so much for linking up at the #UnlimitedLinkParty 136. Pinned.

  3. Another month of fabulous meal ideas, Susan! Meal planning has made such a big impact on our lives too. I love that you give yourself the weekends off. It leaves the days open to try new places and discover new foods. Can’t wait to try these out – I’m already dreaming of the Thanksgiving leftovers. Hugs, CoCo

    1. Yes, I love the weekends off. We usually have leftovers on those days, especially on the weeks that we can actually stick to the meal plan. We enjoy trying new restaurants out as well. You inspired me to make a Decision Jar to use on those occasions when we can’t decide. 😄

  4. Visiting from the Senior Salon Pit Stop – I love your meal plans. I often find new things to try and I’m inspired by your offerings!

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