Thanksgiving may be your favorite holiday, but let’s face it: it’s a lot of work. For those who want to skip the endless hours of
cooking, mashing, basting, and baking, there are some shortcut foods that’ll fill you up without wasting your time. We’ve rounded up several alternative options for those who want to binge without having to do a sink full of dishes afterward.
If you find yourself with nowhere to go on Thanksgiving and don’t want to prep a meal for one, these will certainly fill you up – though we can’t guarantee that any of these foods will sit well in your stomach.
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Thanksgiving Flavored Foods
Turkey and Gravy Soda
A staple for many unorthodox Thanksgiving celebrations, Jones' bizarre holiday beverage combines turkey and gravy in one bottle. It debuted in 2003 and took a decade-long break, but it’s back and better (?!) than ever.
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Turkey Dinner Candy Corn
If you thought Halloween candy corn was bad, well, wait, it gets worse. This sweet and savory "treat" sounds gross enough to make us gag, but apparently there are enough people willing to try it that Brach's has stocked store shelves with it. Go ahead, we dare you to pop a few of these candy corns in Green Beans, Roasted Turkey, Cranberry Sauce, Ginger Glazed Carrot, Sweet Potato Pie, and Stuffing flavors.
Thanksgiving-Flavored Ice Cream
Combine dinner and dessert in one sweet spoonful! Salt & Straw offers a five-pint "Friendsgiving Series," featuring Parker House Rolls with Salted Buttercream, Caramelized Turkey and Cranberry Sauce, Candied Walnut Cheesecake, Sweet Potato Pie with Double Baked Almond Streusel, and Pumpkin and Gingersnap Pie flavors.
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7-Eleven is dishing up a Thanksgiving sub that includes Butterball turkey, sharp white cheddar cheese, and cranberry mayo, all sandwiched between a signature stuffing-flavored roll.
Turkey and Stuffing Seasoned Kettle Chips
For those who want to crunch their way through the biggest eating day of the year, there’s these savory kettle chips that evoke the irresistible mash-up of turkey and stuffing.
Green Bean Casserole Bites
Skip the hot dish and just dish up these tasty little appetizers instead. Trader Joe’s is the genius company behind this twist on the classic vegetable casserole with crispy onions.
Thanksgiving Dinner in a Can
Why should your dog be left out of the holiday fun? This Thanksgiving in a Can contains real USDA-inspected deboned turkey, sweet potatoes, carrots, green beans and granny smith apples. We’re not saying it’s fit for human consumption, but we’re not saying it isn’t, either.
Photo: Chuck & Don’s