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A Menu for Your Intimate Thanksgiving Dinner

With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it’s likely that Thanksgiving celebrations will look a lot different than most of us are accustomed to. Instead of big gatherings with extended family, dinners will be smaller and more intimate. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy all of the traditional dishes you love.

We’ve crafted a menu to help you celebrate this untraditional Thanksgiving with traditional flavors, just on a smaller scale.

Appetizer: Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels

These puff pastry pinwheels are the perfect snack to curb your hunger while waiting for the main meal.

Main Dish: Rock Cornish Hen Stuffed with Sausage

Don’t skip the poultry just because you’re not making a whole turkey! This recipe that serves 4 makes right-sized portions of the stars of the show: the bird and the stuffing!

Side: Skillet Green Bean Casserole

You don’t have to skip your favorite side – but you don’t have to have a giant baking dish of it, either. This stove-top version is not only smaller, but healthier, too!

Side: Risotto with Sausage and Wild Mushrooms

The mushrooms give this creamy risotto an earthy flavor that’s perfect for the holiday. This recipe serves 4-6 and is easily halved if you want an even smaller dish.

Side: Sweet and White Mashed Potato Swirl

No need to make two dishes when one will do! This recipe blends two of your Thanksgiving tabletop favorites into one savory dish.

Salad: Mixed Greens with Dried Cranberries and Toasted Pecans

Salad sprinkled with the flavors and textures of the season is a perfect way to round out your meal.

Dessert: Easy Apple Tarts

Think you’ll have room for dessert? Make a tray of these!

Isernio’s is proud to be crafted with premium ingredients to make your holiday dishes shine. Check out our full line of products including traditional pork and chicken sausage, mild or hot Italian, and specially-seasoned ground sausage and chicken options. Though Thanksgiving won’t be the same, we hope you don’t let the small celebration temper your gratitude. COVID may have taken our gatherings, but it hasn’t taken our blessings.

Happy Thanksgiving. We’re grateful for you.

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