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Not a Fan of Turkey? Here Are 10 Delicious Alternatives for Thanksgiving. - Recipes from The Kitchn

Not a Fan of Turkey? Here Are 10 Delicious Alternatives for Thanksgiving. - Recipes from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 7, 2017

Turkey is traditionally front and center on the Thanksgiving table, but that's just one of so many delicious ways to serve up an impressive holiday dinner. If you are not really that into cooking a whole turkey, that's okaygo ahead and give it a pass. Here are 10 turkey-free Thanksgiving mains guaranteed to still make your meal memorable.

1. How To Make Honey-Glazed Ham in the Slow Cooker

If you are game to change up the traditional turkey, but still want to bring a big cut of meat to the table, look no further than a honey-glazed ham. This meaty main is made in the slow cooker and is great for feeding a crowd.

2. Savory Stuffed Pumpkin with Sausage and Gruyre

This is the impressive seasonal dish that plays both main course and centerpiece on your table. Inspired by Dorie Greenspan's "pumpkin stuffed with everything good," this rustic holiday showstopper combines crusty bread with Italian sausage, Gruyre, greens, and plenty of herbs.

3. Thanksgiving-Inspired Lasagna

With a double dose of roasted squash (butternut and pumpkin), fall-friendly aromatics like sage and nutmeg, and a luxurious crme frache sauce, this veggie-friendly layered pasta dish is definitely worthy of a place on your Thanksgiving table.

4. Flank Steak with Bourbon Cream Sauce

A simple, quick-cooking sauce, swirled with bourbon, a splash of stock, and some cream, instantly makes flank steak a holiday-worthy meal.

5. Root Vegetable Pot Pie

Vegetarian or not, this recipe instantly turns Thanksgiving into an ultra-cozy,rustic affair. Caramelized onions, shallots, and garlic, plus plenty of fresh herbs and a rich, wine-infused sauce, join forces to really make root vegetables feel luxurious and hearty.

6. Braised Beef with Semolina Dumplings

7. Honey-Glazed Pork Tenderloin

8. How To Make Classic Spanakopita

9. How To Roast a Leg of Lamb: The Simplest, Easiest Method

10. Balsamic & Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs and Figs

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