Turkey may get the spotlight when it comes to Thanksgiving main dishes, but there are many reasons to incorporate a less traditional dish. Here are our favorite recipes that will put a twist
in your Thanksgiving dinner or simply round out your meal. Choose from recipes for pork and beef roasts, chicken, lasagnas, salmon, and more.
Sour cream and horseradish add bold flavor and bind fresh herbs and breadcrumbs to a juicy seared rib-eye, which is then baked until the steak is cooked and the topping is golden and crunchy. With only 15 minutes of prep time, this recipe will make Thanksgiving dinner a snap.
Stuffing a chicken with fresh parsley and thyme and adding white wine to the pan infuses the whole bird with flavor, as well as the carrots, potatoes, and leeks cooked next to it. Roasting at a high temperature seals in the chicken's juices and makes the skin crispy.
This flavorful roast can be marinated overnight and come out of the oven up to two hours before serving, making it a perfect main course for a busy Thanksgiving cook. The beef is marinated with horseradish and garlic, then seasoned with fresh rosemary and thyme before roasting at a high temperature to give it a crust without overcooking the meat.
Roasted butternut squash and sauteed spinach are layered with a super-simple roasted tomato sauce, three different cheeses, and no-bake lasagna noodles to make this rich and luxurious vegetarian lasagna. Use the leftover vegetables and cheese to make Roasted Vegetable Salad with Mozzarella for lunch the day after Thanksgiving.
Why not make fish the main attraction at Thanksgiving dinner? A broiled side of salmon glazed with brown sugar and mustard will feed a crowd and can be on the table in only 20 minutes. For a more economical option, use eight 6-ounce striped-bass or halibut fillets.