Turkey Dinner Alternatives

 Thanksgiving, Dinner, Holidays, Recipes
on November 1, 2009
Mark Boughton Photography; styling by Teresa Blackburn

Lots of people fantasize about serving something other than turkey for Thanksgiving—especially after cooking (and cleaning up) a full dinner with all the trimmings for years on end. But the yearning for something tastier, easier or more exotic usually gives way to tradition.

This year, we're featuring three alternatives to traditional turkey. The roast pork provides a large roasted centerpiece on a platter, and the chicken has flavors reminiscent of turkey and dressing. The cabbage rolls, on the other hand, are the antithesis of turkey dinner, for those of you who really want a new tradition.