Thanksgiving, Your Way

From hosting the entire extended family with a Cub-crafted turkey dinner to packing up and traveling to grandma’s house, there’s no wrong way to do Thanksgiving. And whether you’re dining with a small army or just a cozy few, we’ve got everything you need to swap and scale accordingly so you can have your feast, your way.
the main event

Thanksgiving Main Course

No matter if you’re planning a classic Turkey dinner to pass around the table or if you’re looking to switch things up, we’ve got a main course recipe to suit your style. These center-of-the-plate options follow tried and true traditions, but each features a new-to-you spin.

Olive Oil-Roasted Chicken with Lemon and Potatoes

Roasted Sweet Potato Pecan Lasagna

Tangerine-Glazed Ham

Standing Rib Roast

Maple Sage Roasted Turkey

Turkey Buying, Thawing & Roasting Tips

Whether it's your first time hosting or you're an old pro, use this handy guide for choosing, thawing, and cooking any size turkey for any size gathering.

Cub has many brands of whole turkeys and turkey breasts to choose from this Thanksgiving. So whether you are cooking for a crowd or just a few, we've got options to suit your needs. From Butterball to Jennie-O and Honeysuckle to Essential Everday, find your perfect bird in-store or online

What size turkey do I need?
Plan for 1¼ pounds of per person when buying a
whole turkey. If that seems like a lot, it's
because it contains bones and such.
Size-up if you like leftovers.
  • 5 lb turkey serves 4
  • 8-10 lb turkey serves 6-8
  • 13-15 lb turkey serves 10-12
  • 16-24 lb turkey serves 16-24
  • 25-30 lb turkey serves 20-24
How long does a frozen turkey take to thaw?
To thaw a turkey safely, we're talking days, not
hours. So clear a space in the back of your
refrigerator and plan for:
  • 1 day of thawing per 4 lbs of turkey
  • 2 days for an 8 lb turkey
  • 3 days for a 12 lb turkey
  • 4 days for a 16 lb turkey
  • 5+ days for a 20+ lb turkey
What's the roasting time for a turkey?
Exact times depend on whether your turkey is stuffed or unstuffed and on your oven's true temp. In a 325° oven expect to roast yours for: 
  • 2 - 2¾ hours for a 6-7 lb turkey
  • 2½ - 3½ hours for a 7-10 lb turkey
  • 3 - 4½ hours for a 10-18 lb turkey
  • 3½ - 5 hours for  a 18-22 lb turkey
  • 4 - 5½ hours for a 22-24 lb turkey
  • 4½ - 6¼ hours for a 24-30 lb turkey

Order A Complete Thanksgiving Dinner from Cub

This year, simplify your Thanksgiving feast by letting the Cub Deli make your turkey dinner so you can focus on making memories.

Order one of our heat-and-serve feasts, complete with turkey and 7 classic (and delicious) sides! Reserve your meal at least 48 hours in advance. Available for pickup starting November 11, 2023, while supplies last.

side dish remix

Thanksgiving Sides

We can talk turkey all day long, but we know that sides are the superstars of Thanksgiving. Start from scratch or skip a few steps with seasonal sides from our deli. We’ve cooked up some clever shortcut options to save time while still delivering big flavor.

Wild Mushroom Risotto

Parmesan Hasselback Potato Casserole

Creamy Caramelized Peas & Onions

Bacon, Mushroom & Fresh Sage Muffins

Cheesy Cauliflower Gratin

Maple Bourbon Roasted Carrots

Wild Rice Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apple Salad

Easy Checkerboard Dinner Rolls

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ultimate Green Bean Casserole

Cracker-Crusted Baked Corn Pudding

Halfway Homemade Mashed Potatoes

Meet your new favorite way to dress up your mashed-ups! These three recipes will take your taters over the top, without taking much effort.

No Thanksgiving spread is complete without a pillowy mountain of mashed potatoes, but with so many dishes competing for space on the stovetop, why not save time with pre-made potatoes from the Cub deli? Keep your cooking credentials with these easy upgrades without starting from scratch.

Recipes Pancetta, Gouda, and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Sage Mashed Potatoes

Chipotle, Green Chili & Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

the sweet finale thanksgiving desserts

Thanksgiving Dessert

Save room, because the only way to top off a feast is with something sweet!

Layered Pumpkin Streusel Cake

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Toffee Bread Pudding with Brown Sugar Toffee Sauce

No-Bake Pineapple Cheesecake

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

Next Level Pies with Next to No Work

With oven space at a premium, and the mental math required to time all the pieces of the meal, it only makes sense to take a few shortcuts when it comes to Thanksgiving dessert. One trick is to start with a fresh pie from Cub (pumpkin, apple, cherry…you choose!). Then it’s just a matter of topping things off, which you can do ahead of time or before serving. Here’s a few ideas to get you started.

White Chocolate Pecan

Toasted Marshmallow

Caramel and Toffee

amusing apps

Fast and Fancy Starters

Grazing has never looked so glamorous or been so simple! Whip up these quick bites to fuel the cooking frenzy, keep guests out of the kitchen, or to enjoy as small snacks throughout the day.

Cheesy Pizza-Stuffed Peppers

Spinach Phyllo Roll-Ups

Cheddar Cheese Roll-Ups

Garam Masala Spiced Crispy Chickpeas

Corn Fritters with Honey Chipotle Sauce

Cranberry Pecan Cheese Bites

Bacon-Wrapped Club Crackers

Mini Popcorn Shrimp Rolls

Tortellini Skewers

Sizzling Scallion Dip

Cheese-Stuffed Apricots

Roast Beef & Swiss Cheese Wraps

toasting & hosting

Thanksgiving Drinks & Hosting Tips

Raise a glass this Thanksgiving to family, friends, and great food! We’ve assembled a collection of hosting tips and cocktail recipes so you can put your best hosting foot forward.

Sparkling Apple Holiday Punch

Cranberry Bubbler

Tipsy Caramel Gingerbread Shake

Hawaiian Holiday Punch

Champagne & Chambord

Cider Bourbon Cocktail

Holiday Simmer Pots

There's nothing like the sights, sounds and smells of the holidays. They signal the return of holly jolly and stay with us long after the season’s end—especially the smells. A scent’s ability to conjure up a memory and transport to a time and place is pure magic.

Enter simmer pots, a fun and festive addition to your holiday traditions. More art than science, they’re easily made with ingredients you likely have on hand: whole spices and extracts, herbs, fruit and even sprigs from evergreen trees. Add water, set to simmer, and let the yummy smells fill your home and memories.

Cinnamon Citrus Spice

  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves
  • 1 knob ginger, sliced

Gingerbread Cookie

  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole allspice
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 5 ginger slices
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Coffee Shop

  • 1/4 cup whole roasted coffee beans
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon cardamom pods
  • 4 stars anise
  • 1 teaspoon allspice berries

Cranberry Citrus

  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 lemon, sliced
  • 1 cup cranberries
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 teaspoon whole cloves
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg