Host a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving -20 Great Meal Ideas

A few years ago I hosted Thanksgiving at our house, but didn’t want to do the standard Thanksgiving Turkey, so I made cornish game hens instead. With Thanksgiving coming up next month I figured you guys might be looking for some non-traditional Thanksgiving meal ideas, whether it’s the main course, delicious sides, or yummy desserts!

  1. Barbecued or Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash
  2. Wild Mushroom Pâté
  3. ADOBO TURKEY WITH RED-CHILE GRAVY
  4. Grilled Jerk Turkey Recipe
  5. Individual Roasted Cornish Game Hens
  6. Cheddar, Chive, and Bacon Popovers
  7. Flan de Coco
  8. Seafood Lasagna
  9. Lobster Newburg
  10. Spiced Pumpkin Mousse
  11. carrot tart in a glaze of glory
  12. Salmon en Croûte
  13. Colcannon with Leeks and Kale
  14. Apple Cranachan
  15. Apple Pie Bites on a Stick
  16. Turducken Oven Roasted
  17. Seared Tofu with Gingered Vegetables
  18. Pear Cranberry and Gingersnap Crumble
  19. Cranberry, Almond, and Cinnamon Tart
  20. Hasselback Potatoes


    Have a great non-traditional Thanksgiving meal idea?? Leave a link in the comments and I will add it to the list!

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6 thoughts on “Host a Non-Traditional Thanksgiving -20 Great Meal Ideas

  1. See this is awesome ive been thinking about doing duck are something but with my family being so traditional when it come to the holidays ive been scared to change it up

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  3. I really enjoyed this list of non-traditional dishes. It looks like I’ll be hosting Thanksgiving this year, and frankly the traditional Thanksgiving cuisine kinda bores me. I might have to try some of these recipes instead!

  4. I grew up in a house that did Thanksgiving in a non-traditional way. Since we lived many states away from the rest of my parent’s families, my mom cooked seafood. We had shrimp, scallops, crab legs, ocean fish, lobster, or anything that caught her eye at the fish market or was on sale. To this day, I would rather have seafood than a turkey.

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