Over 40 most popular best Thanksgiving main dishes from turkey, chicken, vegetarian mains, and everything else that is not turkey (like beef, lamb, or pork).
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- Plan your menu ahead of time. You can prepare some of these dishes in advance. Some can be frozen and reheated from frozen, others can be made and stored in an airtight container for a few days at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Check individual recipe for full make ahead instructions.
- Prep your ingredients as much as possible. Once you have decided the main dish that you will be serving (and all the other dishes), prepare as much as you can in advance. Whether that is chopping vegetables, marinating meat, or throwing together a salad. You can store all the prepared ingredients in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
- Set the table the night before. Take out the fancy holiday dinnerware, flatware, glasses, placemats, and napkins and set the table the night before. It's one less thing to worry about on Thanksgiving.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1-2 hours
- Category: Main Course
- Method: Various
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 325
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