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.

 

 

THANKSGIVING HOW-TOS

 

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

 

 

ULTIMATE THANKSGIVING GUIDE

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

 

 

MORE THANKSGIVING TIPS

 

Serving up Party Appetizers

 

Baking Made Easy

 

How to Serve Leftovers