Non-traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here and it’s hard not to get excited for this holiday. Along with seeing family and friends, it’s a chance to eat some really delicious food as well. But for some, the traditional menu of turkey and stuffing may not be appealing – or it may not be available if you are living abroad. Luckily for you, there are still plenty of menu options that’ll get you into the Thanksgiving mood.

Here’s a look at some non-traditional Thanksgiving recipes that everyone is sure to love.

Whipped Feta with Sweet & Hot Peppers

This appetizer will kick things off like never before. This recipe is light so that it won’t fill you up before the main meal, but still incredibly tasty. Complemented with a flatbread for dipping, this whipped feta offers the perfect mix of sweet and hot flavor. Your guests will love the mix of flavors, as well as the new taste it adds as a non-traditional Thanksgiving menu item.

Shrimp & Pork Potstickers

PotstickersAnother option for finger food includes these shrimp and pork potstickers. They do take some time to prepare, so you’ll want to make sure that you plan accordingly. Once you’ve finished, you’ll really enjoy these flavorful dumplings. You can even add a bit more cooking time for an extra crisp taste with even more flavor.

Roasted Cornish Hens

Cornish hens are a great alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving. While it’s not as non-traditional as others on the list, roasted Cornish hens are still the perfect meal this holiday season. This specific recipe puts the hens in a Riesling sauté before cooking, which adds even more taste. Cornish hens are the perfect alternative to turkey this Thanksgiving.  

Smoked Pork Sausage with Hard-Cider Sauce

This meal will warm your belly as much as it will fill it. With a mix of pork sausage and broccoli, you’ll then sauté everything together in a sweet-tart cider. Not only is there a lot of flavor, but this meal is also very filling as well. Sausage is a great alternative to turkey and this meal is sure to spark your taste buds.

Ahi Tuna Poke

Finding the perfect side dish can be hard when looking for a non-traditional Thanksgiving menu. This Ahi Tuna Poke is a good starter, but it also will go really nicely with the smoked pork sausage from above. It’s a lighter option with a sweet mix of flavors, adding a unique Polynesian flavor to your menu. If you’re looking for a non-traditional menu to have flavors from around the world, consider this Ahi Tuna Poke as a side dish.

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to spend time with those you care for most. But if you’re looking to break from tradition and add some new flavors to your menu, then you have a plethora of options to choose from. For a solid mix of non-traditional thanksgiving recipes, consider the choices here this upcoming holiday season.

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