One thing is for sure: this will be a Thanksgiving to remember! From our fun new ideas that do things differently, to our traditional heat-and-serve deli meals, we’re making it easy to swap and scale accordingly so you can have your feast, your way.
Even though turkey is considered to be king, sides are the secret superstars of any Thanksgiving spread. If your guest list is looking a little shorter than it has in the past, or this is your first time figuring out Thanksgiving on your own, don’t worry—we have the help and substitutions you’ll need.
Discover a New Recipe to Bring to the Mix
Staying put this Thanksgiving and want to make it extra special? Take this year as an opportunity to flex your baking muscles. Change up the traditional sides and try your hand at one of these tasty recipes:
Try a Clever Halfway-to-Homemade Idea
Making myriad sides dishes for your Thanksgiving spread might be a big ask if you're scaling back this year, or cooking solo. Try a few of these halfway-to-homemade recipes to lighten your baking load, like easy Checkerboard Dinner Rolls made with frozen dinner roll dough. Save energy by swapping regular time-intensive mashed potatoes with instant Idahoan® potatoes—be sure to make with milk instead of water for an extra rich dish. Or try this playful take on sweet potato casserole by making Loaded Sweet Potato Fries—they come together in a jiffy thanks to frozen sweet potato fries.
See What's Fresh From the Cub Deli
Take a break this Thanksgiving season and let us handle the sides for you. Our deli is on standby with everything you need to make your Thanksgiving Day spread complete, from classics like Twice-Baked Potatoes to flavorful dishes like Gold Beet Carrot Slaw or a Caramel Apple Crunch Salad—and that's just for starters. From classics like mashed potatoes and stuffing to seasonal salads featuring fresh new flavors, you can order as much or as little as you like. Stop in to see our incredible variety, you're guaranteed to find a few favorite.
The Main Course
If you’re enjoying the company of your family over a Zoom call and not around your actual table, you might be looking for solutions to serving traditional turkey—unless leftovers are your favorite part of Thanksgiving, that is! From beef tenderloin to turkey breast, there are plenty of ways to make your main dish shine.
And now to the best part of the feast—dessert! If you’re in charge of the menu this year, you might be looking to shake things up. Or maybe you want to enjoy the traditional but just not serve so much. Here are a few ways to mix and match while still making the season feel special.
Pumpkin pie is a Thanksgiving staple your spread can’t be without. Go traditional or mix things up with these substitutions: Bake some pumpkin bars to enjoy the same flavors you love served as a moist and yummy tray bake. Don't feel like baking? Cub's bakery offers Pumpkin Cupcakes with a smooth creamy cheese frosting. If you’re worried about overdoing it, we’ve got you covered with half-sized versions of your favorite pies, including pumpkin, or stop by the freezer section for a pre-made pie. And if you’re feeling like going way outside the box, pick up a box of limited time Pumpkin Spice & Cream pops from Jonny Pops or bake up some Pillsbury holiday cookies.
Find More Inspiration in Our Holiday Magazine
Stop by your local Cub to pick up our Holiday magazine, full of festive ideas and cozy inspiration for your perfect Thanksgiving. Plus, view our magazine online to access exclusive digital coupons so you can save big on seasonal essentials. In our magazine you'll be able to find tips, inspiration and recipes like these:
Discover More Deals in the Dairy Aisle
Your perfect Turkey Day feast doesn't have to put a hole in your wallet. Take advantage of deals like these all season long so you can make this holiday feel special. This week, save big on: