TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING – Fourth Thursday in November

TURKEY FREE THANKSGIVING – Fourth Thursday in November
(Last Updated On: November 9, 2022)


Turkey Free Thanksgiving is observed annually on the fourth Thursday in November.

There are several supportive perspectives for the removal of the turkey from the Thanksgiving feast. From the foodie point of view, there are many more scrumptious proteins than the humble gobbler.  There are also vegetarian and animal rights viewpoints, which are self-explanatory.

Regardless of your perspective, choices abound for a delicious spread without a turkey on Thanksgiving Day. When you keep the yams, sweet corn casserole, pumpkin pie, and mashed potatoes, there are only a few other items left to fill the table. Proteins come in a variety of forms. Chickpeas and quinoa pack a lot of protein. Stuff them along with cheese and seasonings into bell peppers for a colorful centerpiece. For those who need meat on the table, roast a leg of lamb or serve tender prime rib.

HOW TO OBSERVE #Turkey Free Thanksgiving

Enjoy Thanksgiving without a turkey. We’ve provided a few recipes to try, but be sure to share your favorite turkey-free Thanksgiving options, too!

Curried Potato and Lentil Soup
Sweet Potato and Tatertot Hotdish
Chickpea and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Use #TurkeyFreeThanksgiving to post on social media.


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