Thanksgiving dinner is not just any get-together; it’s a tradition. A tradition that lets us take a break from our busy schedules to meet our loved ones and share a delicious meal together. For all those who have been preparing Thanksgiving dinners for a while know just how overwhelming it can be. And, there are always guests who prefer something different from a traditional Thanksgiving menu. So this Thanksgiving 2020 let’s give our guests something different and delectable! Here’s to bidding adieu to this morbid year of Covid by soaking in the Thanksgiving spirit and enjoying a scrumptious dinner! So, here’s our list of delicious Thanksgiving dinner ideas (including vegan options) to make you forget all your worries!

Traditional Thanksgiving dinner menus that’ll make you forget all about Covid

1. A classic Thanksgiving menu

If your roommates or your family love a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, then this menu is for you!

We’re talking a juicy stuffed turkey with a flavorsome white wine gravy for the main course that’s bound to steal everyone’s heart. All of this combined with an array of delicious sides and a touch of seasonal treats for dessert. Just because the Covid pandemic is going on, doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal!

Main course:

Seasoned Roasted Turkey served with White Wine and Rosemary Gravy



2. Slow Cooker– the star of Covid Thanksgiving

Don’t have an oven at home? No worries -you can still make a fantastic thanksgiving dinner by using a trusty slow cooker. Humble but handy! Also, the plus of using a slow cooker is that it allows you to save time and work on other recipes while the food cooks slowly in the pot. Honestly, these slow cooker recipes will save a lot of Covid Thanksgiving dinners!

Main course:

Herbed Chicken With Beets and Brussels



Slow Cooker Pecan Bread Pudding

Non-traditional (covid) Thanksgiving meal ideas

3. Balsamic Cranberry Roast Chicken

Not everyone loves a turkey roast, which is why we need chicken! This roast combines the sweetness of cranberry with the aroma of fresh herbs. Juicy, flavorful, and oh so seasonal! The best part is that you can make this in a cast-iron skillet. Get this recipe here! Covid has already made sure this Thanksgiving will be very different, so why not lean into it?


4. Spicy Orange Honey Glazed Ham

An easy fuss-free delicious alternative to traditional turkey! You will be cooking this all year long. Get this recipe here!


5. Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken With Roasted Carrots

Brined in buttermilk for tenderness with a golden-brown crust. This is not a recipe; it’s a beauty to behold. Get this beauty here!


6. Texas Sheet Cake

There’s only thing that Covid Thanksgiving needs, and this is chocolate. So, ditch the traditional pumpkin, pecan and apple pies with a gooey chocolate cake! Rules are meant to be broken, get this sheet cake recipe here!

Make way for some delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving dinner ideas!

7. Roasted Winter Vegetable Platter With Miso Aioli And Romesco Sauce

There’s nothing that describes fall better than this platter. Fuss-free preparation and delicious results – get this recipe here! Trust us, you’ll forget all about Covid with this Thanksgiving favorite!


8. Cranberry-Brie Pie Crust Bites

Step aside dull appetizers; we’re upping the ante with these gourmet Pie Crust Bites. Covid Thanksgiving just got a whole lot better! Pssst… use store-bought pie crusts to save time! Get this recipe here!


9. Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Sriracha & Lime

No Thanksgiving feast, even during Covid, is complete without a hearty portion of sweet potatoes. These roasted sweet potatoes are a sensation courtesy of the zingy lime and fire from the Sriracha. Get the recipe here!

10. Forget all about covid with our vegan Thanksgiving menu

Here’s a vegan menu for all of those who’ve chosen the plant-based life. You have our respect, it’s not easy being vegan during Thanksgiving, especially during Covid. You deserve only the most delicious of meals! So, This vegan Thanksgiving menu promises plenty of flavors and guests coming for seconds!


Main Course:

Whole Roasted Cauliflower


Dairy-Free Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Mac and Cheese


Vegan Pumpkin Pie

Related: 10 Amazing Plant-Based Recipes To Try Today

In our next blog, we will share some delicious ways to use up all the Thanksgiving leftovers creatively. So, stay tuned!

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