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Everything You Need To Make An Easy Thanksgiving Meal For Two People

21 Stress-Free Thanksgiving Recipes For Just Two People

Just because you’re sharing your holiday meal with fewer people doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy great food.

Hosting Thanksgiving for two this year?

These simple recipes are a great place to start — from classic main dishes, to sides and desserts, to much-needed drinks — all scaled down or easily adaptable for two people. That way, you don’t have to deal with endless leftovers or spend a fortune on ingredients upfront. 🥧

Glasses of cranberry bourbon fizz

Loaded sweet potato

Thanksgiving Dinner on Two Sheet Pans

Thanksgiving Dinner on Two Sheet Pans

skillet turkey with bacon and white wine

skillet turkey with bacon and white wine


thekitchn.com

You can definitely whip up buttery mashed potatoes without making a giant pot full — and this ultra-practical version doesn’t even require a masher or ricer.

Get the recipe: Mashed Potatoes for Two People

Walnut tartlets

Walnut tartlets

roasted carrots

roasted carrots

Cranberry white chocolate pudding

Cranberry white chocolate pudding


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You can easily halve the portions of this recipe — which requires only three ingredients (white chocolate, heavy cream, and cranberry sauce). Pro tip: make this a day ahead so the pudding has time to chill in the fridge and so you have fewer things do to on T-day.

Get the recipe: Cranberry White Chocolate Pudding

blistered green beans

blistered green beans


alexandracooks.com

All you need to make this delicious side is 20 minutes and five ingredients – green beans, garlic, red pepper flakes, capers, and olive oil.

Get the recipe: Blistered Green Beans

homemade cranberry sauce

homemade cranberry sauce


ambitiouskitchen.com

If you prefer homemade cranberry sauce to the canned variety but also don’t want to spend too much time in the kitchen, this is a great option. The recipe makes a ton of sauce though, so make sure to halve the quantities when you make it.

Get the recipe: 15-Minute Homemade Orange Cranberry Sauce


James Ransom / food52.com

You can still roast a whole bird even if you’re not feeding a crowd – you might just need to reconsider its size. This roasted chicken with garlic and bread will make for an impressive centerpiece to your meal and it might be even more delicious than your traditional turkey.

Get the recipe: Roasted Chicken With Garlic and Bread

scalloped potatoes

scalloped potatoes

stuffed acorn squash

stuffed acorn squash

roasted brussels sprouts

roasted brussels sprouts

Squash toasts

Squash toasts

duck confit

duck confit


alexandracooks.com

The good thing about cooking for fewer people is that you can fancy things up a bit. Instead of turkey, why not make this amazing French duck specialty?

Get the recipe: Duck Leg Confit

vegetable pot pies

vegetable pot pies

Apple frangipane galette

Apple frangipane galette


alexandracooks.com

This French galette is a great alternative to the traditional apple pie. The portions will be smaller but the taste just as satisfying – especially with the addition of frangipane to the recipe.

Get the recipe: Apple Frangipane Galette

crispy sweet potato roast

crispy sweet potato roast


Lindsay Hunt / Jenny Chang / buzzfeed.com

Did you know you could make cake by mixing ice cream with flour? Well, you can! And this recipe shows you how.

Get the recipe: Marshmallow Pumpkin Cake

Source: Everything You Need To Make An Easy Thanksgiving Meal For Two People

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