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.
thanksgiving main event

Thanksgiving Main Course

Whether you love the classic roasted bird or want to switch things up, we’ve got a main course recipe to fit your fancy. These four center-of-the-plate options follow old Thanksgiving traditions, but each one features a brand-new spin.

Maple Sage Roasted Turkey

Standing Rib Roast with Horseradish Sauce

Tangerine-Glazed Ham

Roasted Sweet Potato and Pecan Lasagna

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  a18-22 lb turkey
  • 4 - 5½ hours for a 22-24 lb turkey
  • 4½ - 6¼ hours for a 24-30 lb turkey
all the appetizers

Thanksgiving Starters

Snacks to fuel the cooking frenzy, appetizers to keep guests out of the kitchen or small bites to enjoy later in the day, no matter how you define them, some (or all) of these plates are worth having on hand come Thanksgiving Day.

When your fridge is stocked with blocks of cheese, you’re just steps away from fast, fun, and easy appetizers. Try these five to kick off your day of feasting.

Cheese-Stuffed Apricots

Salami, Cranberry, Cheddar Bites

Marinated Cheese Cups

Ranch Cheese Crisps

Roast Beef and Swiss Cheese Wraps

Take a Dip

Chocolate-Dipped Fruit

During the season of cookies and turkey and carbs galore, is there anything more thrilling than the sight of chocolate-dipped fruit in the center of a buffet table? Nope, and you can be that hero. Best of all the ingredient list is blessedly short: Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels, vegetable shortening, fruit, and if you’re feeling extra festive, sprinkles. That makes for a real quick Cub trip.

sweet finale

Thanksgiving Dessert

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

Layered Pumpkin Streusel Cake

Chocolate Pecan Pie

Toffee Bread Pudding with Brown Sugar Toffee Sauce

No-Bake Pineapple Cheesecake

Old-Fashioned Gingerbread

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

side dish remix

Thanksgiving Sides

Even though turkey is considered king, we all know that sides are the superstars of Thanksgiving. Make them all from scratch or let us help with seasonal sides from our deli. We’ve also cooked up some clever shortcut options that save time while 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

Thanksgiving Sides Fresh From Cub Deli

You can never have too many sides. But you can run out of time to make them. That’s where we come in. From seasonal salads to all the classics done right, we offer a wide array of sides, plus a variety of sizes to choose from.