20 Meals To Make On Thanksgiving If You Don’t Want To Eat Turkey and Stuffing!
I’ve got your Thanksgiving dinner alternatives right here!
And they are ridiculously DELISH!
With 2020 being the crazy year that it is, I know this is the first time many of you will be cooking at home on Thanksgiving! And I also know that it’s a huge undertaking of a meal to make, especially if you’re by yourself or cooking for a small family.
Also, I know some of you don’t even care for Thanksgiving dinner! So I’m here to rescue you with some DELICIOUS meals that can still make the day feel special. They don’t take anywhere near as long as an entire Thanksgiving spread, but they still feel slightly fancy and holiday-worthy. It means that you can easily keep the day feeling special with a meal like this!
20 Thanksgiving Dinner Alternatives
This meal is incredible and tastes fabulous, plus you still get your mashed potatoes. I love to serve it with my cacio e pepe brussels. It’s complete!
One of the most popular recipes here on the site – and one that’s a bit time consuming. It’s worth every minute because this tastes like heaven. Serve this with some parmesan roasted broccoli or a house salad.
This is a classic in my family. We adore it! I suggest serving it with rice, baked potatoes or even crispy smashed potatoes.
This show stopper is indulgent and so delicious. Serve with a parmesan pistachio kale salad.
This is pure comfort food. Serve with the cauliflower rice in the recipe or make it extra delicious served on top of mashed potatoes.
A nice of change of pace in all the holiday flavors! This is a bowl meal that everyone loves.
Grab a loaf of sourdough and toast it to make garlic bread. Serve with a house salad!
This is such an indulgent incredible meal. We adore it! It’s another great meal to serve with a big greens salad.
A meal in one – or of course you could do mashed potatoes!
If you want to go really wild with flavor, make these coconut curry meatballs! Serve with jasmine rice and maybe even bread for dipping. All that sauce is divine.
These rich short ribs have lovely fall flavor! Serve them with mascarpone polenta. It’s a hug in a bowl.
To keep the seasonal flavor, try these pumpkin roll ups! Another option I love to serve with my house salad. It’s just my fave.
This is some of the best beef I’ve ever had in my life. Serve this with my twice baked sweet potatoes with pumpkin.
These lovers are over the top. Serve them open-faced on sourdough (my fave), serve them on buns as sandwiches, or serve as a main entree with this green bean salad.
And oldie but a goodie, this is wildly flavorful. Serve this with rice on the side, along with my brussels sprouts gratin.
Major comfort food coming in! Make this with mashed potatoes for the ultimate cozy meal.
This bolognese can be made on the stove and simmered all day (or in the slow cooker!) – serve it with a house salad and garlic bread.
This is another great way to keep the flavors of the season in your meal. Serve this with baked potatoes and parmesan roasted broccoli.
Make this cozy dish and you can enjoy it the day of and have leftovers! There is so much flavor here.