If you’re hosting Thanksgiving dinner, it’s likely that you’ll be hitting the grocery stores in the next few days. Although the cost of a Thanksgiving meal is usually a lot higher than your average family meal, that is mainly due to the quantity of food you’ll be cooking (especially if you have guests), and not because the ingredients themselves are particularly expensive. It is possible to save money on Thanksgiving dinner if you follow the simple tips we’ve shared below.
Add turkey dinner on the cheap to your list of things to be thankful for this year.
So what is the average cost of the typical Thanksgiving meal? According to Farm Bureau’s 2019 survey of classic items found in a traditional turkey dinner, the average cost of the Thanksgiving meal for 10 people is around $50.
That’s actually pretty affordable, as it averages out to $5 per person.
What is included in a typical Thanksgiving feast? Dishes will vary a lot depending on your family traditions and what part of the country you’re from, but in general, the holiday dinner includes the following:
- Roasted turkey or turkey breast
- Cranberry sauce
- Mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes or sweet potato casserole
- Green beans or green bean casserole
- Corn or sweet corn
- Dinner rolls
- Pumpkin pie with whipped cream for dessert
Feel free to leave anything out your family doesn’t love. After all, you’ll probably be eating Thanksgiving leftovers for a few days.
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