Thanksgiving Dinner
Thanksgiving Dinner

Setting the Table for Thanksgiving Dinner


From cooking the turkey and making Thanksgiving side dishes, to baking desserts and packing up leftovers, Save-A-Lot is here to make your turkey day a little easier. With our holiday recipes, we'll show you how to save time and put together a delicious holiday meal for your family.





Dividing the Plates

How many people can a 15-pound turkey feed? How many Thanksgiving side dishes are enough? These are the questions to ask yourself before the holiday begins. Use our convenient portion chart for serving recommendations.


Portions for 5, 10, or 20 people



Thawing that Turkey

It's not turkey day without a little turkey, but this bird needs some care. Not sure how long it will take to thaw your turkey? Follow our guide to see how many days in advance you should start the process based on the size of your turkey.

10 lb Turkey


Size: 8-12 lbs.

Thaw: 2-3 days


14lbs Turkey


Size: 12-16 lbs.

Thaw: 3-4 days


18lbs turkey


Size: 16-20 lbs.

Thaw: 4-5 days


24lbs. turkey


Size: 20-28 lbs.

Thaw: 5-6 days



Cooking the Turkey

After you've removed the giblets from the cavity and stuffed it (optional), place it on a shallow roasting pan in an oven preheated to 325 degrees F. Use our guide to determine how long to keep your bird in the oven. Your turkey is done when the skin turns a light brown. Let it cool for 30 minutes before carving.


How long to cook your turkey




Take some of the stress out of the holidays with our guide to the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner. Here's everything you need to know.

Guide includes:

  • How much food to serve for Thanksgiving
  • How long to thaw a turkey
  • How long to cook a turkey



Ultimate Guide Preview


Turkey Day Menu Planner Preview

Turkey Day Menu Planner

Organize your turkey day with our printable menu plan and grocery list.


Thanksgiving Place Mat

Print this out for a fun Thanksgiving for the kids.


Coloring Sheet Preview





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