Small-Sized Traditions: A Thanksgiving Menu for Two

updated May 2, 2019
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You might decide to pass on the 22-lb turkey if it’s just two of you, but the upside is a lot more room to play with the menu. It’s much easier to please two people than a dozen, after all! And these recipes look very pleasing, indeed. Are you having a small Thanksgiving this year?

Admittedly, many of these recipes serve up to four people. But even a Thanksgiving dinner for two needs leftovers, right?

Rolled Turkey Breast with Sausage Pecan Stuffing from Martha Stewart – The turkey breast by itself cooks much more quickly than the whole turkey, plus it stays moist and tender in a dish like this.

Roasted Corn Pudding in Acorn Squash from 101 Cookbooks – One half for you, the other half for me.

Kale and Ricotta Salata Salad from Kim Severson – We reviewed – and loved – this recipe a while back and have always thought its fresh flavors would make a nice balance to heavier holiday dishes.

Fingerling Potatoes with Chives and Parsley from Orangette – Teeny fingerlings are perfect for a small-sized meal.

Individual Croissant Bread Puddings with Dried Cherries, Bittersweet Chocolate, and Toasted Pecans from Epicurious – We might have to double this recipe so there’s some leftover for breakfast.

What dishes do you recommend for a smaller Thanksgiving?

Related: Take Two! Best Meals to Make with Leftovers