What To Do Besides Turkey

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Often feels like it’s assumed that turkey will be sitting front and center as the main course on Thanksgiving. Sure, it’s traditional, and the homemade turkey stock that follows cannot be beat, but it’s just one of so many great holiday options. It’s worth talking about, especially again this year as you may be forgoing the large celebration in favor of something smaller, or simply staying home with your family. Perhaps a big turkey is far too much food for a couple people, feels like too much work after what feels like cooking nonstop for the past several months, or maybe this is the year you’re simply ready for a new tradition.



Ready to skip the turkey this year? From ham to braised short ribs to hearty vegetarian pot pie, and more, here are a few alternative to Thanksgiving turkey that make for a totally special holiday dinner.

Mustard and Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and ShallotsMustard and Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs with Mushrooms and Shallots

Thanks to ample hands-off cook time and a totally luxurious result, this braised chicken is the ultimate dinner party main. Learn More






Roast ChickenRoast Chicken

Absolutely anyone can roast a chicken, and it's arguably more delicious than the classic Thanksgiving bird. Learn More






Vegetarian Stuffed PumpkinVegetarian Stuffed Pumpkin

Whether you're vegetarian or not, this stuffed pumpkin is guaranteed to be the star of the table. The center bakes up like a bread pudding; it's mixed with cornbread, mushroom, greens, and herbs, and topped off with a layer of melted Gruyere.
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