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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

by Nina L. Palmer – Updated Nov 24, 2023
22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner -#thanksgiving #dinner #recipes #eatwell101 - Try our Thanksgiving main dishes, with turkey of course, but also chicken, pork, lamb, and beef. Get inspired for your holiday feast and make this Thanksgiving a meal to remember!

Main Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner – Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and share a bountiful meal and we know for sure that a delicious, traditional Thanksgiving turkey is the centerpiece of choice for any holiday dinner. But if you’re looking to add more variety to your Thanksgiving dinner, we have got you covered. We are sharing 22 of our most popular and best Thanksgiving main dishes, with turkey of course, but also chicken, pork, lamb, and beef. From classic roasted turkey to unique twists on traditional Thanksgiving dishes, our list of Thanksgiving main courses has something for everyone to enjoy. All of these Thanksgiving main dish ideas are a great way to switch things up for a change. Enjoy!

Thanksgiving Main Dishes: 22 Creative Main Dish Recipes for Thanksgiving Dinner

1. Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

Roasted Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roasted-turkey-breast-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

These roasted turkey breasts with herb butter make an epic Thanksgiving holiday meal loaded with flavor.

Cooking time: 90 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

2. Perfect Roast Beef & Potatoes with Herb Garlic Butter

Perfect Roast Beef & Potatoes with Herb Garlic Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roast-beef-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

A tender roast beef on top of rich fingerling potatoes with incredible flavors. This roast beef recipe is a perfect weekend or Holiday dinner!

Cooking time: 90 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

3. Garlic Herb Butter Steak in Oven

Garlic Herb Butter Steak in Oven - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-herb-butter-steak-in-oven-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This melt in your mouth roasted steak recipe is just what you need to celebrate the holidays this year!

Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

4. Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter

Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Herb Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/instant-pot-turkey-breast-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe with garlic Herbed butter is the best way to save time preparing Thanksgiving dinner! Yum!

Cooking time: 40 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

5. Baked Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Spiced Butter

Baked Pork Tenderloin with Vegetables and Spiced Butter - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/baked-pork-tenderloin-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Our baked pork tenderloin is a flavorful and nourishing dish made with simple ingredients, fresh herbs, and vegetables. This pork tenderloin recipe is easy to make and will have everyone asking for seconds!

Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

6. Juicy and Tender Roast Turkey

Juicy and Tender Roast Turkey - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roast-turkey-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This is the best roasted turkey recipe you'll ever need for the perfect Thanksgiving dinner!

Cooking time: 120 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

7. Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Easy Chicken Cacciatore - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/chicken-cacciatore-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Easy and healthy whole chicken recipe with fantastic Italian flavors!

Cooking time: 65 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

8. Juicy and Tender Pork Tenderloin Roast

Juicy and Tender Pork Tenderloin Roast - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/pork-tenderloin-roast-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Best roasted pork tenderloin recipe - This baked pork tenderloin is rich with holiday flavor - Incredibly tender, juicy and delicious. The best easy pork tenderloin recipe ever! A creative twist on the classic Thanksgiving recipe!

Cooking time: 40 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

9. Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb with Butter Sauce

Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb with Butter Sauce - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roasted-rack-of-lamb-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Easy Rack of Lamb Recipe - This Garlic Roasted Rack of Lamb is the most elegant family holiday dinner ever!

Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

10. Red Wine-Braised Pork Stew

Red Wine-Braised Pork Stew - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/pork-stew-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

The rich flavor of this braised pork stew recipe is going to become a new family favorite!

Cooking time: 120 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

11. Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic

Slow Cooked Turkey Leg with Honey Glaze & Garlic - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/slow-cooked-turkey-leg-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This slow-roasted turkey leg is definitely what you want if you're feeling like eating Thanksgiving dinner anytime!

Cooking time: 240 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

12. Garlic Butter Herb Roast Beef

Garlic Butter Herb Roast Beef - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/garlic-butter-herb-beef-roast-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Tender and juicy Roast Beef - Your guests will go crazy for this garlic butter herb roast sirloin!

Cooking time: 75 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

13. Oven-Roasted Cornish Hens with Grapes

Oven-Roasted Cornish Hens with Grapes - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roasted-cornish-hens-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This oven roasted cornish hens recipe packs a maximum of flavors with only few ingredients. The baked cornish hens will be your new favorite recipe for holiday dinners or to impress your dinner party guests.

Cooking time: 60 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

14. Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken

Mayonnaise Roasted Whole Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/oven-roasted-whole-chicken-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Crisp and juicy, roasted to perfection with an incredible mayonnaise rub everyone will love.

Cooking time: 60 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

15. Creamy Garlic Chicken

Creamy Garlic Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/creamy-garlic-chicken-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Creamy garlic chicken is ready in less than 30 minutes and perfect for any weeknight dinner… Even on special occasions! This chicken breast recipe is a total crowd-pleaser!

Cooking time: 20 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

16. Easy Crockpot Lamb Shank

Easy Crockpot Lamb Shank - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/crockpot-lamb-shank-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Slow-cooker lamb shank is simmered with apricots, cinnamon and raisins and topped with cilantro just before serving. This lamb shank in the Crockpot results in a main dish dish brimming with rich flavors, textures and colors.!

Cooking time: 480 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

17. Roasted Duck a l’Orange

Roasted Duck a l’Orange - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roasted-duck-a-l-orange-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

Roasted duck a l'orange has the crispiest skin and best flavor, with an incredible savory-sweet orange sauce. This orange duck recipe is perfect for a memorable Holiday dinner!

Cooking time: 100 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

18. Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Honey Garlic Pork Tenderloin - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/honey-garlic-pork-tenderloin-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

How to make pork tenderloin cooked with the most incredible honey garlic sauce! The best easy pork tenderloin recipe for an easy dinner idea.

Cooking time: 30 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

19. Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter SpatchCock Chicken

Roasted Lemon Garlic Butter SpatchCock Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/lemon-garlic-butter-spatchcock-chicken-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This roasted spatchcock chicken is crisp and juicy at the same time.

Cooking time: 35 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

20. Tuscan Baked Chicken

Tuscan Baked Chicken - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/tuscan-baked-chicken-recipe
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Crisp and juicy, these Tuscan baked chickens make for a marvelous main course that is sure to impress on your holiday table.

Cooking time: 50 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

21. Baked Ham with Honey Garlic Glaze

Baked Ham with Honey Garlic Glaze - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/honey-garlic-baked-ham
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This baked ham is dripping with flavor and perfect for the holidays or a Sunday supper!

Cooking time: 100 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

22. Cilantro Salt Crusted Salmon

Cilantro Salt Crusted Salmon - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/baked-salmon-in-salt-crust-recipe
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

A fast, healthful dish ready in 15-minute for an elegant dinner.

Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

23. Spicy Roast Chicken For Holiday Dinners

Spicy Roast Chicken For Holiday Dinners - #recipe by #eatwell101 - https://www.eatwell101.com/roast-chicken-recipe-with-orange-and-cinnamon
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22 Creative Main Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

This orange roasted chicken is another healthy, beautiful, vibrant dis, perfect to prepare on Holidays for a family dinner.

Cooking time: 0 minView recipe >> Save to recipe box

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