For Thanksgiving dinner this year, you might find yourself wanting to make a smaller meal, perhaps even just for two people. This post will provide you with a fantastic way to make a small Thanksgiving menu for two.
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Thanksgiving is one of those meals that are often served for multitudes of people, but there’s no rule that says you have to cook for more than two people.
With our recipes for turkey, stuffing, green beans, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin cheesecake mousse, you can have a wonderful meal without tons of work or too many leftovers.
Create a Streamlined Menu
One of the best things to do when creating a Thanksgiving menu for 2 is to focus on the dishes you really like and skip the rest.
A streamlined menu is important for not overdoing it. So pick your 4 top dishes and one dessert and focus on making those dishes spectacular.
With just two people, it’s not necessary to serve a large turkey, so we always make a roast turkey breast, instead. The recipe for this is below.
- Turkey (a small turkey or a turkey breast)
- Mashed Potatoes & Gravy
- Green Beans
- Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse
Thanksgiving Menu for Two
This Thanksgiving dinner menu serves 2-4 people. We like to have some left overs from the meal that we can eat the next day, or to create other dishes from (like leftover turkey casserole).
With this minimal Thanksgiving menu, you’ll have more than enough food and variety, but not so many left overs. There’s no need to do all the cooking and cleaning when it’s just the two of you!
Share with us what your favorite Thanksgiving dish is, and give us your tips for a Thanksgiving for two in the comments.
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Laura is a home cook who loves making new recipes and finding new favorite things to eat, whether at home or abroad. She also runs a popular travel blog and spends a lot of her time traveling for food.