5 Delicious Menus for However You Do Thanksgiving
From a vegetarian Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving, we have a menu that everyone around your table will love this holiday season.
Thanksgiving is about getting together and enjoying the company of those you love, reflecting on the year (almost) in the rear view mirror. However, we get that in food-focused holidays, it can get stressful. Not to worry—we have so many Thanksgiving dinner ideas, we made five menus to accommodate everyone at your table: a traditional menu, one for vegetarians, one for vegans, one with a little spice and one for a get-together with friends. No matter who you are, we have a Thanksgiving menu for you. Mix and match or make a whole menu. We've also included drink pairings for each. For more ideas, browse all of our Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes.
1 Traditional Thanksgiving Menu
It is tough to beat a traditional Thanksgiving meal. For this reason, we have this modern Thanksgiving menu with the tried-and-true classic flavors. These recipes will make your holiday delicious, nutritious and memorable. Check out our recipes and wine pairing suggestions below:
2018 Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, Oregon ($20)
2017 Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon ($18)
2 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu
Not into the turkey on Turkey Day? That's fine with us. We have created this vegetarian Thanksgiving menu that holds the meat but spares no flavor. You may even make a few carnivores jealous. See our recipes and wine pairing suggestions below:
2019 De Wetshof Limestone Hill Chardonnay, Robertson, South Africa ($18)
2019 Domaine Dupeuble Beaujolais, Burgundy, France ($18)
3 Friendsgiving Menu
Yes, it is possible to have a low-lift Thanksgiving with your friends. These simplified Friendsgiving recipes will save you time so you can focus on enjoying your night with your second family. With flavor combinations like this your friends will be seriously impressed. Read our Friendsgiving menu with drink pairings below:
NV Mumm Napa Brut Prestige, Napa Valley, California ($20)
2017 Ben Marco Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina ($17)
4 Vegan Thanksgiving Menu
What do vegans eat on Thanksgiving, you may ask? Well, we have answers... and it's good news to all the plant-based people out there. This vegan Thanksgiving menu is decadent, savory and satiating. Check out our menu and wine pairing suggestions below:
Red: 2017 Frey Biodynamic Zinfandel, Mendocino, California ($20)
White: 2016 Astrolabe Province Pinot Gris, Marlborough, New Zealand ($24).
5 A Little Bit of Spice
Kick your Thanksgiving menu up a notch with a little heat from red chile peppers.
2018 Pascal Janvier Jasnieres, Loire, France ($23)
2017 Quinta do Crasto Douro Red, Douro, Portugal ($19)
Regardless of your dietary restrictions (or lack there of), Thanksgiving should be enjoyable and grounding. These Thanksgiving menu ideas with wine pairings will let you focus on the quality time. From the meat eaters to the herbivores in your life, everyone will be impressed with these Thanksgiving dinner ideas.
Thanksgiving Menus | EatingWell November 2020