Turkey-Shaped Foods to Add Some Humor to Your Holiday

updated May 1, 2019
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Sometimes it’s important to remember that Thanksgiving is about the chance to have fun with family and friends, and not stress about it being a big meal that can be complicated and overwhelming to achieve.

With that spirit in mind, allow us to present some of our favorite turkey-shaped food displays that will add a bit of humor to your holiday. Whether you make them to serve to guests, bring them to a potluck to surprise an unsuspecting host, or just flip through the photos here to marvel at just how many foods can be made to look like the noble bird — here are 10 examples of turkey-shaped foods.

  • Pretzel Rod Turkey – Inside Bru Crew Life: This sweet display is sure to dominate the dessert table.
  • Meat & Cheese Tray – Also That’s It: The only way this could be better is if the salami was replaced with thinly sliced turkey sausage.
  • Cinnamon Roll Turkeys – Pillsbury: These cinnamon roll and bacon turkeys are the perfect treat to eat while watching the parade.
  • Nutter Butter Turkeys – Betty Crocker: Set out the supplies and let this be the activity for any kids (or kids at heart) between dinner and dessert.
  • Fruit Platter – Steve Dembo on Flickr: The sky is the limit on which fruits you can include on this turkey treat. Just make sure it doesn’t end up looking like a peacock.
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Pretzel Rod Turkey – Inside Bru Crew Life (Image credit: Inside Bru Crew Life)
  • Veggie Platter – Lindsay Ann Bakes: There are a lot of turkey-shaped veggie platters out there, but we love that this one uses the dip for the body.
  • Rice Krispie Treats – Shugary Sweets: Another fun activity for the kids’ table, these can make great treats for little ones to take home with them.
  • Turkey-Shaped Cheese Ball – Taste of Home: We’re starting to think you could have your entire pre-dinner snack table be shaped like turkeys. They do travel in flocks, after all.
  • Turkey Cupcakes – The Kitchn: You knew we couldn’t skip cupcakes on this list!
  • Leftover Turkey Sandwich – Arts & Crackers: And just so your fun lasts until Black Friday and beyond, you can always turn your leftover turkey sandwich into … a turkey as well.