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Thanksgiving Day Twists: Beyond the Turkey

November 15, 2016 –Whether you or your guests have diet restrictions or just looking for a way to switch up your Thanksgiving fare, try one of these main dish alternatives in this week’s Thanksgiving Day Twists. And if you missed how we’re taking on Taters and Desserts this Thanksgiving, be sure to check out our tips there!

For the guest asking for meatless alternatives…Savory pastry filled with mushrooms.

Mushroom Galette
Try serving this savory pastry filled with a mushroom ragout (stew). Even the non-vegetarians will be asking for more.

Creamy Butternut and Pesto Lasagna
Only six ingredients to make and 10 minutes to prep make this recipe a holidaytime go-to. It may be easy to make, but it packs some serious flavor with the delicious combination of Alfredo and pesto sauces and cheese.

Vegetarian Butternut
Squash Lasagna

This isn’t just any lasagna. Get lost in the tasty layers of butternut squash, kale, cheese and caramelized onions.

For the pescatarian at the table…Crusted salmon with lemon and parsley garnish.

Crusted Salmon
Easily whipped up in five steps, these salmon fillets are crusted with your choice of ingredient mixes. Whether you’re feeling citrusy, spicy or cheesy, all are great for a different take on flavor.

Broiled Holiday Tilapia
If you’re serving lots of guests, this quick and easy tilapia dish may be for you. You can have a plateful of perfectly seasoned tilapia and parmesan zucchini noodles prepped and cooked in 25 minutes.

For the lactose-free guest…Dairy free chicken pot pie with herb biscuits.

Dairy Free Chicken Pot Pie with Herb Biscuits
Believe us, this recipe is so rich and delicious, you won’t miss the cream or butter. And no need for everyone to fight over who gets the bigger serving! Each guests gets their own perfectly, portioned personal pot pie.

For those looking for a little something more than turkey… Savory meat pie with beef, pork, and mushrooms.

Meat lovers, this one is for you! Another savory pie, this French Canadian classic filled with ground beef, pork tenderloin and mushrooms will give any turkey dish a run for its money.

Spicy Orange Soy Glazed Ham with Winter Vegetables
After you try this recipe, you may never have Turkey for Thanksgiving again! A mouthwatering combination of garlic, ginger, soy sauce, marmalade and sriracha are glazed over a juicy ham. 

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