This Thanksgiving dinner recipe for one will delight your taste buds and lift your spirits. Alone for the holidays? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying a great turkey dinner. Simple to make with many ingredients you already have in your kitchen. Budget friendly too!
They say there is nothing sadder than being alone on the holidays. I say “Hogwash”.
Birth of Turkey Dinner for One recipe
I will be honest. This recipe is born out of sadness and depression. During holidays, I have few invitations and little opportunity to interact with family and friends. In years past, I defiantly march into the kitchen, grab a frozen pizza, toss it into the oven and call it Thanksgiving dinner. One year, I open the freezer and find a pound of frozen ground turkey on top of the pizza. Thanksgiving dinner recipe for one is born. Perfecting this recipe is a labor of love. Now I actually look forward to the Holidays.
Maybe this year, someone will join me. ( Hint, hint )
Flavoring Turkey Meat
For those who may not know, turkey is a difficult meat to work with in the kitchen. Turkey is dry, has no distinct flavor and does not absorb flavors well. This recipe blends a few simple ingredients producing flavorful and juicy turkey. Maybe I got lucky with my choices of ingredients. Maybe not. Either way, you will enjoy the results.
Making Thanksgiving Dinner
Chop up onion, hot peppers, and two dill pickle spears. Spread the ingredients into a 9 x 13 baking pan, along with a 1/2 cup of Italian dressing.
Place frozen turkey “brick” on top. Pour 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce on top of the turkey. Add 1/2 cup of water around the edges of the pan. Place pan in oven at low temperature for 20 minutes. (Note: I find 200° is the perfect temperature.)
After 20 minutes, remove the pan and flip the turkey over. Add 3 cups of fresh cauliflower. This IS a special dinner, so please use fresh cauliflower. Add Yukon Gold potatoes cut into quarters. Drizzle another 1/2 cup of Italian dressing on top of cauliflower and potatoes. 1-2 Tbsp of Worcestershire sauce on the turkey. Add water until potatoes and cauliflower is half covered. Place pan back into oven at higher temperature for 30 minutes. (350° is a good choice.)
Remove from oven, let cool for 5 minutes, and serve hot.Print
Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe for One
Alone for the holidays? Don’t let that stop you from enjoying this Thanksgiving dinner recipe for one. Simple ingredients, easy to make, budget friendly and OH SO delicious. Check out the How-To video.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
- Yield: 4
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: Classic
- 1 lb of ground turkey (frozen)
- 10 Yukon Gold potatoes (quartered)
- 1 head cauliflower (broken down)
- 1 onion (minced)
- 2 hot peppers (minced)
- 2 dill pickle spears (minced)
- 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 cup of Italian dressing
- Add onions, peppers, 1/4 cup Italian dressing to 9 x 13 baking pan. Spread it out with fork.
- Place frozen turkey on top of the mixture. Pour 1/4 cup of Worcestershire sauce on top of the turkey. Add 1/4 cup of water around the edges of the pan.
- Place the baking pan in the oven at 200 degrees for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and flip the turkey over.
- Add fresh cauliflower and potatoes to pan. Drizzle remaining Italian dressing on top of cauliflower and potatoes.
- Pour remaining Worcestershire sauce on turkey. Add water until cauliflower and potatoes are half covered.
- Place pan back in oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. (Note the higher temperature)
- Remove from oven, let cool 5 minutes, and serve hot.
Yes, this recipe is delicious and it is healthy too. Take a look at the nutritional label. This recipe is packed with vitamins and nutrients. It is even friendly on the calorie count!