Don’t Want To Cook? Where You Can Order Prepared Thanksgiving Dinners

The traditional Thanksgiving meal is oh so delicious, but let’s face it, with all the preparation, cooking and cleaning, it can be a lot of work.

If this holiday you’d like to enjoy the tastiness of the holiday meal, but not interested in all the effort, look to one of the valley dining establishments to do the work for you. Placing an entire Thanksgiving meal and picking it up may be what just you had in mind for this week’s holiday.

For $179.99 you get a complete Thanksgiving Day meal that feeds 6 to 8 people.  You pick the order from your nearest AJ’s Fine Foods, take it all home, follow the provided preparation and reheating instructions and simply serve.

Here is what the dinner includes:
*16 to 18 lb. roasted turkey (precooked weight)
*3 lbs. herbed dressing
*4 lbs. mashed potatoes
*3 lbs. candied yams with marshmallows
*2 lbs. green beans almandine
*2 quarts gravy
*1 pint cranberry relish
*1 dozen dinner rolls
*cute holiday butter shaped like a turkey
*your choice between an apple or pumpkin pie
You can also order a ham a la carte for $89.99.

Whole Foods
Choose from a full thanksgiving meal that serves 4, 8 or 12 or simply order sides, add ons or desserts. Ordering is simply and done online. Make sure to get your orders in by today, Nov. 23rd. Prices vary depending on the order placed. Visit this link to place your order at your local location.

Buca di Beppo
Want to celebrate Thanksgiving with tasty Italian food this holiday, try Buca di Beppo’s prepared holiday dinner that involves delicious sliced turkey, gravy, roasted garlic mashed potatoes, spicy Italian sausage stuffing, green beans, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie. This meal comes in various sizes, with a serving for three people running $78.99 ($26 per person), and a feast for six going for $148 ($24 per person). Expecting a lot of people? They also offer options for gatherings of as many as 20 people.

Costco always comes to the rescue for holiday needs and this Thanksgiving it is no different. Costco sells a complete meal for 8 for under $100, which includes everything from turkey breast to roasted potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn, and green beans. There’s even homemade biscuits, pumpkin pie, apple pie and ice cream, too. Diners need to remember that Costco is closed on Thanksgiving Day, so make sure to pick up your order the day before.

Boston Market
Boston Market is a great place to turn to for comfort food and this Thanksgiving they are offering complete meals that include entrees, appetizers, sides, and pies for groups ranging from six to 12 people for as little as $10.99 per person. Their meals are fully cooked and can be picked up at any Boston Market location the week of Thanksgiving. There’s also an option for a Complete Whole Roasted Turkey Meal for 12, which costs just under $150 and includes whole roasted turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetable stuffing, spinach artichoke dip and crackers, cranberry walnut relish, dinner rolls, one apple pie and one pumpkin pie. Boston Market also offers a la carte options for those who need additional sides.

Cracker Barrel
Cracker Barrel may be known for their delicious breakfast offerings, but turkey dinners are their specialty too.  Cracker Barrel is offering a prepared Thanksgiving meal option.  Their Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal (starting at $139.99) comes with turkey breast, cornbread stuffing, gravy, cranberry relish, and even dessert — and feeds up to 10 people. There’s also a Thanksgiving Heat n’ Serve Family Dinner option which serves four to six people (starting at $89.99), and both are available for pick up Nov. 20-27, 2021. Get your orders placed, while supplies last.


Denny’s is offering their Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Pack, which serves four and includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, cranberry sauce and choice of side. This dinner plan is offered at just under $40, and a pie can be added to the order for just an additional $10. The meal includes carved turkey breast, savory stuffing, turkey gravy and cranberry sauce and will be available to order November 19 through November 24, exclusively on and the Denny’s app.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
Want to spice up the Thanksgiving meal this year. Barbecue lovers will enjoy what Dickey’s has to offer between their two packages this season. The Complete Feast (serves 10-12) or Dinner Feast (serves eight to 10) allows diners to simply heat and eat and is a completely customizable meal. You can choose everything from the type of meat to sides, and it’s paired with gravy, buttery rolls and dessert.

Looking for a little something more casual, with a kick? The Cajun Style Turkey at Popeyes has made its much-awaited annual return. This spicy turkey is hand-rubbed with Louisiana-style seasonings, precooked, allowing you to simply reheating at home. While this offering is just the turkey and not a complete dinner like many other dining options, Popeyes does offers traditional, Southern sides such as mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, biscuits and more to order with your turkey.  To claim your turkey, pre-order by calling your local restaurant or visiting in person.

Don’t forget to count your blessings this holiday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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