Turkey Alternatives To Serve This Thanksgiving

Suzy Strutner

A Thanksgiving turkey isn’t everyone’s game. This year, it might be nice to let another meat like beef, lamb or pork shine instead. 

These carnivorous entrees look just as momentous as an imposing roast turkey, but without the “I-eat-this-meat-every-day-for-lunch” vibes. They’ll have you and your guests gobbling for more.

1 Roasted Rack of Lamb with Basil Goat Cheese Sauce

(Half Baked Harvest)

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2 Crock-Pot Bacon Wrapped Beef Tenderloin With Balsamic Glaze

(A Spicy Perspective)

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3 Slow-Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast

(Cafe Johnsonia)

Get the Slow-Cooker Herbed Balsamic Pork Roast recipe from Cafe Johnsonia

4 Coffee Rubbed Prime Rib Roast with Roasted Garlic Gorgonzola Butter

(Half Baked Harvest)

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5 Mini Beef Wellingtons

(I Am A Food Blog)

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6 Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

Get the Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze recipe from A Spicy Perspective

7 Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken

(Cafe Johnsonia)

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8 Cranberry Pot Roast

(Feasting at Home)

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9 Roasted Game Hens

(A Spicy Perspective)

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10 Stuffed Pork Tenderloin

(Chaos in the Kitchen)

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11 Raspberry Balsamic And Pecan Encrusted Rack Of Lamb

(Adventures in Cooking)

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12 Bourbon Honey Glazed Ham

(Goodie Godmother)

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13 Roast Chicken with Yams, Oranges and Blue Moon

(Adventures in Cooking)

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14 Rabbit In Mustard Sauce

(Simply Recipes)

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15 Beef Wellington With Green Peppercorn Sauce

(Eat Little Bird)

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16 Pork Tenderloin With Thyme-Fennel Spice Rub And Cider Cream Sauce

(Cafe Johnsonia)

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17 Classic Prime Rib

(Simply Recipes)

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18 Sticky Glazed Asian Ham

(Foodie Crush)

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19 Stuffed Flank Steak With Prosciutto And Wild Mushrooms

(A Spicy Perspective)

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20 Roasted Beef Tenderloin with Mushrooms and White Wine Cream Sauce

(Half Baked Harvest)

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21 Prime Rib Roast With Red Wine Jus

(Steamy Kitchen)

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22 Chipotle Pineapple Jerk Glazed Ham

(Half Baked Harvest)

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23 Pancetta Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

(Half Baked Harvest)

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24 Roast Chicken With Persimmons And Sage

(Adventures in Cooking)

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25 Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin

Get the Slow Cooker Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin recipe from Damn Delicious

26 Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Jus

Get the Coffee-Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Red Wine Jus recipe from The Crepes of Wrath

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