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A Small Thanksgiving Menu: for 4 people or less

A Small Thanksgiving Menu | Thanksgiving Dinner for 4 | Thanksgiving Meal Plan | @simplywhisked

If you’re celebrating Thanksgiving with just a few people, like we will, it’s hard to decide what to cook. I’m often torn between making everything I want, and making only the essentials. It makes planning pretty difficult because I just don’t want to miss out on anything.

Over the years, I’ve figured out an easy way to make sure I don’t have to sacrifice the holiday spirit without going overboard. There are just some basics you don’t want to miss out on, like stuffing and turkey, and there are a few things you’ll have to let go, like having a selection of pies to choose from.

For those of you who are in the same predicament as me, I’ve planned out a small, but still full menu for your Thanksgiving this year. Make one item from each section of the menu, or tailor it to suit your needs. Either way, I’ve got you covered.


Easy Pumpkin Hummus | Thanksgiving appetizer, Dairy Free Thanksgiving, Dairy Free Appetizer, fall appetizer, dairy free dip | @simplywhisked

Pumpkin Hummus (inspired by: Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus) or try some Cranberry Salsa.

Main Dish:

Molasses Soy Brined Turkey Breast | Thanksgiving recipes, thanksgiving turkey, dairy free Thanksgiving, panko stuffing, dairy free stuffing, stovetop stuffing from scratch | @simplywhisked

Molasses Soy Brined Turkey (or try this Simple Brined Turkey Breast)


Dairy Free Green Bean Skillet Casserole | dairy free green bean casserole, green bean casserole recipe, vegan green bean casserole, dairy free Thanksgiving recipes | @simplywhisked

Green Bean Skillet Casserole (or make these Simple Skillet Green Beans)

Homemade Stuffing with Savory Herbs and Cranberries (or try this Herb Panko Stuffing for something a little different)

Cranberry Relish, Cranberry Applesauce or Mulled Wine Cranberry Sauce

Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes (or try these Roasted Fennel and Rosemary Mashed Potatoes for something more fancy)


Maple Bourbon Apple Tarts | Gilmore Girls recipe | @simplywhisked

Salted Caramel Apple Crisp or try these super easy Maple Bourbon Apple Tarts.


Leftover Thankgiving risotto


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