Photo Above: Elizabeth’s Stuffed Pork Loin from Guilty Kitchen.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and maybe you forgot to thaw the turkey, or your grocery store was out of them, or maybe the thought of another dried out turkey just wasn’t that appealing. But that’s no reason to just forget about Thanksgiving, you can always change the rules, and make whatever your favorite recipe is. One of my readers says she’s making her famous Jambalaya tomorrow. No one says you have to make the standard Thanksgiving recipes. You can do whatever you want, it’s your celebration!
If your trying to think of something elegant, that would impress your friends and family, I have assembled a list of 15 amazing non-turkey Thanksgiving dinner ideas below.
Glazed Game Hens w/ Apple Sage Wild Rice 1 of 15These little stuffed game hens are elegant and tasty.
Find the recipe here at Inspiring the Everyday
Cornish Game Hen with Rice, Mushroom and Dried Fruit Stuffing 2 of 15These game hens look so fancy and delicious.
Find the recipe here at 2 Stews
Beef Wellington 3 of 15This is an oldie, but a goodie.
Find the recipe here at Wright Food
Roast Leg of Lamb 4 of 15Roast leg of Lamb would be a great alternative to turkey.
Find the recipe here at IDrizzle and Dip
Honey-Lemon Rack of Lamb 5 of 15This rack of lamb is impressive and delicious.
Find the recipe here at Quay Po Cooks
Easy Rib Roast 6 of 15Rib Roast isn't just for Christmas.
Find the recipe here at SucrÃ©e
Apple Almond Stuffed Pork Loin in a Bacon Blanket 7 of 15A stuffed pork loin in a bacon blanket, yes please!
Find the recipe here at Rock Recipes
Southern Fried Quail 8 of 15Quail may sound fancy, but it's actually a very Southern dish.
Find the recipe here at Lana's Cooking
Felafel Stuffed Spiced Quail with Salata El-Raheb 9 of 15This is a great example of a fancier take on quail, looks amazing.
Find the recipe here at Heneedsfood
Glazed Quail and Potato-Turnip Puree 10 of 15Here's another fancy take on simple quail.
Find the recipe here at Cooking in Sens
Roast Duck with Crispy Skin 11 of 15This is a great recipe for roast dusk or goose.
Find the recipe here at Hunter Angler Gardener Cook
Orange Glazed Cornish Game Hens 12 of 15These orange glazed cornish hens are so easy.
Find the recipe here at Valley & Co.
Pork Wellington 13 of 15Pork Wellington made with pork loin is a great twist on traditional Beef Wellington
Find the recipe here at Pig Pig's Corner
Salmon Wellington 14 of 15If your a fish lover, you'll fall in love with this Salmon Wellington.
Find the recipe here at My Recipes
Stuffed Pork Loin 15 of 15This stuffed pork loin is easy and looks so good!
Find the recipe here at Guilty Kitchent
And of course, you can always do a ham too. Have you ever had anything other than turkey for Thanksgiving? If so share in the comments below!