Turkey may be the center of your Thanksgiving feast’s attention, however, there are plenty of other main dishes to choose from. These dishes can be made along with the turkey, giving your guests another main course alternative. Alternatively, these main dishes can replace (yes, replace) the turkey dinner if you wish. While it can be difficult imagining ‘Turkey Day’ without an actual turkey, the National Resources Defense Council shared that there are over 200 million pounds of turkey tossed out each Thanksgiving holiday. By preparing one of these main dish alternatives, you’re not only trying something new, you’re lessening your environmental impact!
Along with main dish alternatives, it’s important to provide vegetarian options for the meat-free eaters among your friends and family. One question people frequently ask is:
What is the most popular vegetable dish served at Thanksgiving dinner?
For the vegetarians, the most popular vegetable dish served at Thanksgiving dinner is, of course, mashed potatoes. However, there are other healthy vegetable recipes you can include for yours, or your relatives, vegetarian diet.
One of our favorite vegetable dishes is garlic herb roasted vegetables, a flavorful but light side that pairs well with all of the other dishes on the table. Another classic vegetable dish for your Thanksgiving dinner is roasted brussel sprouts. You can explore our favorite variations of these recipes in this post.
Each recipe comes with its own ready-to-go grocery list as well as other items you may need for preparing and serving the dish.