This post has been sponsored by Del Monte®, Land O Lakes, Inc. and McCormick®. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
This easy Thanksgiving menu is the perfect way to entertain a small group of friends or family this holiday season. This scrumptious meal includes a perfectly cooked and seasoned turkey breast, buttery mashed potatoes, and a sweet and savory twist on green beans! All the ingredients for this simple Thanksgiving menu were purchased at my local Safeway store and everything was super easy to find! So gather your loved ones and share this comforting holiday feast!
I bet you didn’t know…whipping up a delicious and impressive Thanksgiving meal can be easy and hassle-free! Using quality ingredients and keeping the food simple, yet flavorful is the key! For this easy Thanksgiving menu, I got a little help from some quality ingredients such as Land O Lakes® Butter in Half-Sticks, McCormick® Ground Thyme, McCormick® Garlic Powder, McCormick® Ground Black Pepper, McCormick® Turkey Gravy Seasoning Mix, and Del Monte® Deluxe Gold® Pineapple Chunks.
I picked up everything I needed for this entire meal (including some gorgeous fresh fall flowers, too!) at my local Safeway store.
Safeway is a one-stop shop for all of your holiday shopping needs, whether you’re planning a small holiday dinner like this one, or just an easy weeknight meal between the hustle and bustle of the holidays. I even clipped a few coupons on the mobile app to save a few bucks on my Thanksgiving dinner!
HERE’S YOUR EASY THANKSGIVING MENU
Air Fryer Roasted Turkey Breast: Cooking a turkey breast in the air fryer is life changing!!! This air-fried turkey breast is rubbed with softened Land O Lakes® Butter, salt, McCormick® Thyme, McCormick® Black Pepper, McCormick® Garlic Powder and a few more spices then air-fried to perfection. The turkey breast is juicy and tender and cooks in no time at all!
Pineapple Glazed Green Beans with Bacon: An unexpected, delicious twist on your typical holiday green beans! Fresh green beans are tossed in a sweet and savory bacon and pineapple glaze, then topped with almonds and more bacon for the perfect bite! For an even easier dish, use Del Monte® Green Beans.
Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Gravy: Creamy, buttery mashed potatoes mixed with a little sour cream, and a secret ingredient! McCormick Turkey Gravy Seasoning Mix makes rich, delicious gravy that’s an absolute cinch and comes together in about 2 minutes!
Turkey Breast: pre-seasoned turkey breasts are all the rage right now, but do your best to look for an UNSEASONED turkey breast. The pre-seasoned ones are way too salty in my opinion and we’ll be adding our own amazing spice blend!
Spices: Speaking of spices…McCormick® spices have been seasoning up meals for over 130 years! To season the turkey breast, I used McCormick® Thyme, McCormick® Garlic Powder, McCormick® Rosemary and McCormick® Pepper. Such a perfect Thanksgiving combination!
Green Beans: I love getting pre-washed, pre-trimmed green beans in a 16 oz. bag which is perfect for this recipe…and saves a lot of time!
You can also use 3-4 cans of Del Monte® canned green beans, whole or cut.
Butter: I used Land O Lakes® Butter in Half Sticks for my perfect mashed potatoes. Land O Lakes® is the butter I love and trust, and I just adore the little half-sticks for smaller batch recipes and baking!
Pineapple: I LOVE using Del Monte® Deluxe Gold® Pineapple (black label!!)! If you haven’t tried it, it’s naturally super sweet but with no added sugar or preservatives! The sweetness goes perfectly with the savory bacon in the green beans dish! Divine!
Gravy: One of the secrets of hosting a hassle-free small gathering is taking a little help from the store. This McCormick® Turkey Gravy is done in 2 minutes flat!
Air Fryer Turkey Breast
Air Frying a turkey breast is life-changing when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner! In just over 30 minutes, you get a perfectly cooked, juicy turkey that everyone loves! Turkey breast is perfect for small gatherings and could not be easier to make!
Perfect Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Everyone has their recipe for perfect mashed potatoes, and this is mine! I start with simple russet potatoes, high quality Land O Lakes® Salted Butter, throw in a little sour cream and my powerhouse “secret ingredient,” McCormick® Seasoning Salt…along with a heavy pour of McCormick® Turkey Gravy! I have a few tips and tricks, too, to get your taters perfect every time.
Green Beans with Pineapple and Bacon
These green beans are such a beautiful, unexpected combo for your Thanksgiving table! The green beans are tossed in a sweet and savory bacon, rosemary and pineapple glaze, then topped with more crisp bacon and slivered almonds for crunch! A little sweet, a little savory, and 100% delish!
TIPS FOR YOUR SMALL THANKSGIVING GATHERING
1. Mix homemade and store bought ingredients: Taking some “shortcuts” from the store can make your holiday dinner hassle-free. For example, the McCormick® Gravy Mix is a godsend, as well as a store bought pie from the Safeway bakery. Such HUGE time savers! Less time in the kitchen, means more quality time with your guests!
2. Prep ahead of time: The green beans can be washed and prepped ahead of time, the bacon can be chopped and the table can be set the night before, making Thanksgiving day a breeze! You can also use 3-4 cans of Del Monte® canned green beans, whole or cut.
3. Dress up your table: Simple decorations from the dollar or craft store can go a long way when dressing up your holiday table! I also love fresh flowers from my local Safeway floral department!
4. Give thanks: **THE** most important part of the holiday! Don’t forget to take a few moments throughout the day to give thanks for health, family and friends, amazing food and whatever else makes your heart happy! We still have a long-standing tradition of going around the holiday table and saying what we’re thankful for!
Well doesn’t that all look YUMMY!! I have been looking at air fryers- what do you recommend? I would like something that is big enough to cook a turkey breast or a roast!
Casey Rooney says
Thanks! I have TWO air fryers! LOL! So I cooked this turkey breast in my Cosori L501 which is s drawer-style air fryer. I LOVE the way it cooks things so easily. We also have the Cosori 12 in 1 which we use EVERY SINGLE day for air frying, baking, toasting, etc. It’s bigger, so it works if I am cooking for my whole family. In most of my air fryer recipes, this is the one I use. Feel free to message me with any other questions, Mary! xo