6 Thanksgiving Meal Kits to Make Cooking Dinner Easier
Take some of the work (and stress!) out of Thanksgiving!
There are many elements to preparing a Thanksgiving dinner that can be stressful, including the shopping, planning and, of course, the actual cooking. With the help of a meal-kit delivery service, you can take away two of those major points of stress by having all the pre-portioned and prepped ingredients you need to craft a delicious meal delivered straight to your door. If you've subscribed to a meal kit service before, you know how easy it is to follow along with the recipes while cooking with the exact measurements of ingredients you need. This year, more brands than ever are offering that same ease on Thanksgiving with meal kits that have everything you need to make a classic turkey day feast. Be sure to order early, though, as most services are only accepting Thanksgiving orders up until about a week before the holiday. Below, we've rounded up a few meal kits that have us eager to dig in on Thanksgiving.
HelloFresh’s Thanksgiving feast offers everything you need to prepare a delicious and well-rounded meal. You have two main-course options are roast turkey with a garlic-herb butter rub and classic gravy, which is good for about eight to 10 servings, or a peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin with sherry thyme jus, which serves between four and six. Both are accompanied by side dishes of mashed potatoes with garlic and sour cream, maple Brussels sprouts, ciabatta stuffing with chicken sausage and cranberries and cranberry sauce. You’ll also get an apple ginger crisp with cinnamon pecan crumble for dessert. The deadline to order the Thanksgiving feast is November 19, and customers can expect to start receiving their boxes between November 17 and 24, according to the company.
If you’re looking to customize your Thanksgiving dinner while also taking away the hassle of meal prep, Home Chef is a great meal kit option. With a roast turkey breast, these meal kits include a variety of sides for you to mix-and-match that will serve eight to 10 people. The options include mashed potatoes with bacon, cheddar and green onions; white cheddar and sage biscuits with honey butter; pecan, cranberry and sage stuffing; caramelized onion and green bean casserole; and apple cranberry crumble or dessert.
To make cooking small gatherings a little easier this year, Martha & Marley Spoon are offering a kit that gives customers a selection of sides and desserts in addition to an appetizer. Side options include Thanksgiving Cheesy Sausage Stuffing and Martha’s Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, and desserts include Cream Cheese-Swirled Pumpkin Pie and Pink Lady Apple Crisp. Having everything but the main protein taken care of will make putting together Thanksgiving dinner a little more stress-free, plus, you could also opt for a Sidesgiving and skip the main course altogether.
For their Thanksgiving meal kits this year, Blue Apron partnered up with James Beard award winner Chef Edouardo Jordan to create a true feast. Inspired by his own traditions, these kits include ginger-honey roasted carrots and mushroom-braised greens, pork roast with sides of cheesy mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberry relish, and apple-peanut crumble for dessert.
To make Thanksgiving as budget-friendly as possible, Dinnerly offers meals that come in at $5 per serving. For the Thanksgiving dinner kit, you’ll get cranberry-glazed turkey meatloaf with mashed potatoes and green beans, which serves between two and four people. If you’re still planning on making a turkey but want a little help with sides, you can also opt for the Herbed Sausage Stuffing with Onion and Celery side dish and Spiced Apple Oatcrisp with Dried Cranberries for dessert.
Get a taste of fine dining in your home with Better Than Your Mother’s fancy – but mind bogglingly easy – Thanksgiving meal kit. Prepared by chefs Aurelien Dufour and the brand’s founder, Iman Kawa, the ultra-luxurious box gives you an upscale restaurant take on a traditional American Thanksgiving meal. Turkey is tucked into a roulade, butternut squash soup gets a jewel-toned pumpkin seed oil drizzle, stuffing is served in a baby gourd and the pumpkin pie? Deconstructed, of course. All parts of the meal need only re-heating and assembly – so you’ll spend less time cooking per se, and more time digging into dishes you won’t believe came out of your own kitchen.