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56 Best Non Traditional Dinner Ideas For Thanksgiving


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Twice Baked Potato Casserole - Far less labour intensive than traditional twice-baked potatoes, but with all the cheese, bacon and green onion flavours you love. This side dish pairs well with everything!

Twice Baked Potato Casserole

Far less labour intensive than traditional twice-baked potatoes, but with all the cheese, bacon and green onion flavours you love.

This side dish pairs well with everything like traditional Thanksgiving turkey or hearty stuffed butternut squash.


This homemade Instant Pot Dak Dori Tang is the perfect meal to make for dinner! Chicken drumsticks are cooked in a sweet and spicy marinade with onion, potatoes, and carrots. This classic Korean soup is cozy, delicious, and easy! One pot, dairy free, 35 minutes.

Instant Pot Dakdoritang (Spicy Korean Chicken Stew)

This homemade Instant Pot Dak Dori Tang is the perfect meal to make for dinner! Chicken drumsticks are cooked in a sweet and spicy marinade with onion, potatoes, and carrots.

A classic Korean soup that is cozy, delicious, and makes the perfect appetizer for your Thanksgiving party!


Two bowls of rice with chicken curry.

Vietnamese Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga)

This easy Vietnamese Chicken Curry is packed with flavor!

It has very tender chicken thighs and a delicious stew made with coconut milk and fresh lemon zest. Cozy, hearty, and so delicious!


Cornish game hens with root vegetables and sweet apples apple roast together in the same pan for an easy Thanksgiving feast.


Vegan Mac and Cheese Shepherd's Pie in cast iron pan.

Vegan Mac and Cheese Shepherd’s Pie

A classic vegan shepherd’s pie but topped with creamy mac and cheese.

Packed with veggies yet it’s so comforting and so fun to put on your Thanksgiving menu!


Vegan gnocchi bake with creamy white sauce on top. Portion of gnocchi is removed showing bolognese sauce.

Vegan Gnocchi Bake with Bolognese Sauce

Vegan gnocchi bake with a lentil bolognese sauce and creamy bechamel sauce!

This baked gnocchi is easy to make and the perfect vegan Thanksgiving main dish.


Pan seared pork chops recipe.

Juicy Pan-Seared Pork Chops

Rub the pork chops with plenty of homemade seasoning, then cook until caramelized on the edges and perfectly tender. You can substitute the pork chops with lamb chops.

Pair with traditional thanksgiving stuffing or mashed potatoes and your family will be going up for seconds and thirds this Thanksgiving!


Lodge cast iron skillet with grated potato kugel garnished with scallions on a white background.

Cast Iron Baked Potato Kugel

Cast Iron Baked Potato Kugel is an easy potato casserole that is hearty and filling. Perfect with Roast Chicken, Ribeye Steak, or Meatloaf.

Its a great alternative to any mashed potato recipe!


Delicious stir fry green beans with coconut - also called South Indian Beans Poriyal, this dish is flavor packed. It's vegan, gluten-free and super nutritious. Comes together in just 30 minutes!

Stir Fry Green Beans with Coconut (Beans Poriyal)

Green beans stir fried with coconut, and rich Indian spices – this South Indian dish is a healthy way to enjoy a stir fry with some rice or flatbread and comes together in just 30 minutes.

Its a great alternative to the traditional green bean casserole served on Thanksgiving!


bacon wrapped brussels sprouts it in a serving tray with a bowl of ranch dressing in the center and topped with crumbled feta cheese

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Make everyone a fan of Brussels sprouts by wrapping them in bacon and add a hint of sweetness.

These crispy bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts make the perfect starter for your Thanksgiving dinner!

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