Thanksgiving Turkey Main Course Alternatives

For many of you, cooking a whole turkey for Thanksgiving may be out of the question. Whether it is because you are hosting a very small Thanksgiving gathering, are vegetarians or vegans, or just don’t want to go through the trouble, there are many alternatives out there for you to substitute the turkey from the menu without sacrificing the important main course.

Today, we’re going to share with you some alternatives you can serve at Thanksgiving this year instead of turkey. This is definitely not to say that turkey can ever be substituted, but it’s always great to have other options, right? For more information on the pictures, be sure to click the accompanying link to be lead back to the original site!

From Good Housekeeping

Pot roast is a savory alternative to turkey. Not only will you still get the protein, the recipe can be altered to feed as many people as you need.

From Cook Nutri

For smaller families, a baked chicken is perfect! Prepare it the same way as you will a turkey, but cut down a portion of the ingredients!

From My Recipes

Try a quick an easy vegetable risotto. Use any vegetables you like (the picture above has eggplant and tomato), and garnish with a few herbs for decoration! Quinoa is also another healthy alternative.

From Blog Chef

If you don’t want to cook a whole turkey, turkey pot pie is also great! This is also great for Thanksgiving leftovers.

Just for kicks, here’s a little popcorn stuffed “turkey”!

From Kitchen Corners

Will you be serving turkey this Thanksgiving, or will you be opting for an alternative? Let us know in the comments below! To us, Thanksgiving isn’t just all about the food. It doesn’t matter whether you’re serving a 15 pound Butterball for a large group of family and friends, or enjoying a small pot roast with a few of your closest relatives. It’s all about the company and being thankful! Have fun!


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