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Thanksgiving For One Recipes

Dining solo this Thanksgiving? You will love these wonderful Thanksgiving dinner menu ideas for one. These Thanksgiving for one recipe ideas include recipes for turkey, dressing, side dishes, and desserts. Perfect for one or two. Your complete Thanksgiving menu!

Thanksgiving for one recipes including turkey, dressing, side dishes and desserts

Whether by choice or by circumstance, enjoying a Thanksgiving meal without a crowd can indeed be a blessing to be thankful for. No special Thanksgiving menu to think about, no spirited talk of politics, just a peaceful meal.

Thanksgiving For One

When you think of a Thanksgiving menu, you most likely think about cooking a turkey. If you're cooking for one, you won't want to cook a whole turkey. Instead, consider cooking a turkey breast, or turkey cutlets. Both will yield the perfect amount for one (or possibly two).

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You might also want to consider making a turkey roast. This will leave you with some leftover turkey, but what's Thanksgiving without a few leftovers, right?

Also key to a wonderful Thanksgiving for one are the sides. Don't worry, we've got you covered here too. From a traditional sweet potato casserole to mashed potatoes and dressing to everything in between, we've got personal sized recipes galore.

Last but certainly not least are Thanksgiving desserts. Perhaps the most important part of all Thanksgiving recipes - we're sharing single serving pecan pie, apple pie, and of course, pumpkin pie.

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So you see, you can still enjoy the turkey and all the trimmings in single serving sizes. So scroll down to see the entire Thanksgiving dinner menu with all of our Thanksgiving for one recipes.

From the turkey to the dessert, we’ve got you covered.

Here are the Thanksgiving for One Recipe categories (click to go to category):


Thanksgiving Dinner For One Recipes

Easy Roast Turkey Breast For One

Easy turkey breast recipe showing how to cook a juicy herb-crusted turkey breast. No basting necessary for this turkey recipe. A turkey breast is perfect for serving one or two people, it’s easier to make and less expensive than roasting a whole turkey.
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Roast Turkey Breast Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Herb Crusted Turkey Roast

Whether you're cooking for one this Thanksgiving or cooking for a small number, this flavorful Herb Crusted Turkey Roast For One needs to be on your menu.
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Herb Crusted Turkey Roast | One Dish Kitchen

Juicy Turkey Cutlets For One

This turkey cutlets recipe is so easy! Perfectly seasoned turkey cutlets are cooked in one pan along with onions and garlic and served with a flavorful pan gravy. A wonderful single serving meal that can be ready in minutes.
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Turkey Cutlets Recipe | One Dish Kitchen

Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes For One

How To Make Mashed Potatoes For One

This is the best homemade mashed potatoes recipe! Two Gold potatoes cooked in garlic infused milk and cream, mashed, and blended with butter, a touch of olive oil, and tangy stone-ground mustard. An absolutely delicious single serving mashed potatoes recipe.
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mashed potatoes for one | One Dish Kitchen

How To Make Cranberry Sauce For One

Easy to make Cranberry Sauce recipe for one. This simple, classic Thanksgiving side dish is made with only 4 ingredients! It's fresh tasting and absolutely delicious.
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cranberry sauce | one dish kitchen

Sausage Pine Nut Dressing For One

This dressing recipe is the perfect one to use when planning your Thanksgiving meal or any meal! Soft sourdough bread is flavored with sausage, sage, onions, and toasted nuts.
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thanksgiving dressing | one dish kitchen

Sweet Potato Casserole For One

This classic single serving Sweet Potato Casserole recipe can be made using cooked or canned sweet potatoes. Filled with spices, pecans, lightly sweetened with brown sugar and topped with marshmallows, this traditional sweet potato casserole is the perfect size for one!
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Sweet Potato Casserole with toasted marshmellows in a white ramekin

Roasted Carrots For One

This is the best roasted carrots recipe and makes the perfect amount if you're cooking for one. Two carrots seasoned simply with olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper then oven roasted to perfection and tossed with melted butter. The perfect side dish to any meal.
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carrots in a dish with napkins and raw carrots | One Dish Kitchen

Rice Pilaf For One

Rice pilaf is a wonderful side dish that is so easy to make. See just how using these simple steps with just a few flavorful ingredients can transform a side dish of rice. Made with broth, onions, garlic, and butter, this wonderful rice pilaf can be ready in minutes!
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Rice Pilaf For One | One Dish Kitchen

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Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes For One

Pumpkin Pie For One

Pumpkin Pie For One - All the wonderful flavors and ingredients you'll find in a traditional pumpkin pie recipe can be found in this perfectly rich and smooth single serving pumpkin pie!  
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Pumpkin Pie For One | www.onedishkitchen.com

Pecan Pie For One

This Single Serving Pecan Pie has all the flavors you love in a pecan pie. This single serving dessert is made with a buttery shortbread crust and a rich, pecan filled filling.
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Finished Pecan Pie shown in a baking dish

Sweet Potato Pie For One

Sweet Potato Pie For One - This popular Southern dessert starts with a buttery graham cracker crust and is filled with perfectly spiced sweet potato custard. Top this tasty pie with a spoonful of maple whipped cream and you've got an amazing single serving dessert.
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Sweet Potato Pie For One | One Dish Kitchen

Apple Pie For One

A classic recipe for Homemade Apple Pie made with a flaky crust and one sweet juicy apple. This single serving apple pie recipe provides you with a scrumptious dessert without leftovers!
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Apple Pie For One | One Dish Kitchen

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