Thanksgiving Without Turkey: 7 Alternatives (Slideshow)

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Turkey alternatives for your Thanksgiving meal

Bison Prime Rib

Cherry, Almond, and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin

This dish tastes as amazing as it looks: This pork loin stuffed with wild rice, sausage, dried cherries, and roasted almonds takes the different components that result in a sweet, earthy, crunchy filling. 

Click here to see the Cherry, Almond, and Wild Rice Stuffed Pork Loin Recipe

Grill-Roasted Whole Boneless Bison Prime Rib

For a healthy red meat alternative to turkey, carve up a boneless bison prime rib.

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Porchetta

This Italian inspired dish is a perfect swap for turkey at the Thanksgiving table. 

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Honey-Glazed Fresh Ham

Valaer Murray

Ham is another holiday favorite, which makes this substitution ideal for serving as a main dish on Thanksgiving. 

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Cast Iron Skillet Roasted Game Hen

This easy-to-make one pot meal is complete departure from carving a turkey. However, served with roasted brussels sprouts and fingerling potatoes, this meal screams Thanksgiving. 

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Cranberry Lacquered Capon

Chef Philippe Gaston of Cove in Huston, TX give us a recipe using the unusal capon bird, for Thanksgiving dinner. 

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Cape Cod Turkey

Ben Pollinger, executive chef at New York City's Oceana restaurant, shares his aquatic take on Thanksgiving featuring cod with stuffing. Whether or not you're eating turkey with your Thanksgiving meal, you should definitely include one of these delicious Thanksgiving pies for dessert!

Click here to see the Cape Cod Turkey Recipe