Everyone deserves a plate of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy for the holidays.
I got you. I’ve been scaling down recipes for years. And it’s about time I put it all together as a comprehensive menu for cooking Thanksgiving For Two.
This isn’t meant to be a full menu; rather, I’m giving you choices to pick and choose. It’s like one of those build your own adventures books but with food!
Thanksgiving dinner is practically synonymous with turkey, but when it’s only two of you, roasting a whole turkey is way too much food; the smallest whole turkey is about 10 pounds if you’re lucky.
However you can still have your turkey and eat it too by serving smaller pieces, such as turkey breast, turkey legs, or even turkey wings.
Love the presentation of roasting a whole bird complete with stuffing? Cook a Cornish hen, which are much smaller. One hen is plenty for two people, although if you have your heart set on leftover chicken salad, you can always roast two.