Recipes to Make for a Smaller Thanksgiving Feast

November 16, 2020

So you’re not having the usual crowd of relatives over for Thanksgiving this year. That means you can pare down your feast and tailor it just to the members of your household! Here are a few ideas if you’re having a low-key Thanksgiving this year. 

Cranberry Salsa [Mel’s Kitchen Cafe]
Skip the canned cranberry sauce and start your meal off with homemade cranberry salsa! A mix of finely diced cranberries, apple, sugar, and lime juice, this salsa also features red onion for an unexpectedly savory twist. Dunk crispy tortilla chips into the salsa for a sweet-and-salty starter.

Roasted Turkey Breast [The Kitchn]
If it’s just you and your roommates or immediate family for Thanksgiving, it doesn’t really make sense to cook an entire bird. Instead, follow these guidelines to roast a turkey breast. It’s much easier (and faster), and you can slather it with butter and your favorite autumn herbs and spices.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts [Well Plated]
As an adult, you know by now that Brussels sprouts certainly didn’t deserve the bad rap they got when you were a kid. Incorporate them into your modest Thanksgiving meal with the help of this recipe. It incorporates pine nuts, parmesan cheese, a dash of balsamic vinegar, and fresh herbs into the mix.

Mini Pumpkin Pies [Dessert for Two]
Making a full-sized pie requires a lot of time and effort. These mini pumpkin pies are a much easier option (but equally as enticing). Using a muffin tin, you’ll craft a handful of bite-sized pies using creamy pumpkin and flaky crusts, just like the larger version.

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