I seriously have no idea how it’s already Thanksgiving. I feel like I just taught my last SUP Yoga class of the season yesterday, and in just a few days we’ll be saying grace, giving thanks, and gobbling up turkey. Speaking of which, that turkey can totally monopolize your oven on Thanksgiving Day when you’re trying to get so many other parts of the meal done too. That’s why I reached out to my dietitian friends to get their best no oven Thanksgiving recipes.
No Oven Thanksgiving Recipes
When it comes to a huge meal like Thanksgiving, the biggest challenge is getting everything on the table at the same time and at the appropriate temperatures. A turkey taking up tons of space in your oven can create a challenge for getting any other oven-dependent recipes done. That’s where you have a few options:
- Use other appliances like stovetop, convection oven, microwave, slow cooker, and Instant Pot
- Put your guests in charge of the oven recipes and have them bring the dishes to dinner
- Put two ovens in your house (most of my Italian relatives have this, absolutely no one my age does)
- Find some no-bake options
Fortunately you have 25+ recipes here provided by registered dietitians that help provide some inspiration for no oven Thanksgiving recipes.
Appetizers & Salads
Brussels Sprout Slaw by Judy Barbe
Epic Kale Salad With Grapes, Toasted Walnuts, And Blue Cheese by Healthy Inspiration
Fall Farro Salad With Pomegranate Seeds And Maple Apple Cider Dressing by Chelsey Amer Nutrition
Make-Ahead Cranberry Orange Kale Salad by Grateful Grazer
Shaved Brussels Sprout, Pear And Pomegranate Salad With Orange Ginger Dressing by Chef Catherine Brown
Southwestern Greek Yogurt Dip With Veggies by Amy Gorin
Turkey Veggie Platter by Amy Gorin
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Easy Pumpkin Soup by Jessica Ivey
Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup by Create Kids Club
A Better Cranberry Sauce by Food Coach
Cranberry Orange Ginger Relish by Nutrition Starring You
Cranberry Pear Sauce by Triad to Wellness
Potatoes, Squash & Whole Grains
Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Mash by Nutrition Nuptials
Citrus Quinoa With Apricots, Pistachios, Almonds And Mint by Katie Cavuto
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes – by Sinful Nutrition
Mashed Sweet Potatoes by Triad to Wellness
Veggie Side Dishes
Easy 5 Ingredient Marsala Mushrooms by Dishing Out Health
Easy Green Beans Almondine by Lively Table
Garlicky Sautéed Baby Kale by Kelly Jones Nutrition
Green Beans Gremolata by Tasty Balance
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Parfait by Krolls Korner
Creamy Pumpkin Pie Dip by Healthy Inspiration
Healthier No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake by Lively Table
No-Bake, Chocolate-Dipped Pumpkin Cookies by Edwina Clark
Pistachio Stuffed Dates by Kelly Jones Nutrition
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