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21 Tasty Dishes that AREN’T Turkey!

Tired of seeing all the turkey and holiday side dishes? Do something different! From the sizzling Garlic Chicken Skillet that dances on your taste buds to the sophisticated and hearty Seafood Stuffed Salmon, these dishes promise big flavor and no turkey!

Always easy to make and delicious to eat, bring the family around the table for a delicious meal that’s short on time and big on flavor!

A top-down horizontal image of air fryer honey garlic chicken on a platter.
Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

Garlic Chicken Skillet

A sizzling skillet dish featuring tender chicken breasts infused with rich, aromatic garlic, cooked to golden perfection and served with a flavorful herb sauce.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Chicken Skillet

Pork Chops with Tomato & Green Onion Relish

Juicy pork chops topped with a vibrant relish of fresh tomatoes and green onions, offering a refreshing contrast to the savory meat.
Get the Recipe: Pork Chops with Tomato & Green Onion Relish

Oven Baked Chicken Thighs with Creamy Onion Gravy

oven baked chicken with creamy onion gravy on a platter
Oven Baked Chicken Thighs. Photo Credit: Cook What You Love.

Succulent chicken thighs baked to a perfect golden-brown, draped in a luxuriously creamy onion gravy that adds a rich, savory depth to the dish.
Get the Recipe: Oven Baked Chicken Thighs with Creamy Onion Gravy

Mediterranean Chicken Bake

A hearty bake combining chicken with Mediterranean flavors, including olives, tomatoes, and herbs, creating a colorful and flavorful one-dish wonder.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Chicken Bake

Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes

A simple yet delightful pasta dish, where creamy ricotta meets the tangy sweetness of tomatoes, creating a light, fresh, and utterly satisfying meal.
Get the Recipe: Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes

Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

A robust pasta dish featuring spicy sausage and bitter broccoli rabe, creating a harmonious balance of flavors that’s both comforting and invigorating.
Get the Recipe: Sausage & Broccoli Rabe Pasta

Smoked Pork Belly Tacos

Soft tacos filled with smoky, succulent pork belly, garnished with fresh toppings that add a burst of flavor and texture to every bite.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Pork Belly Tacos

Chicken & Corn Chowder

add cream, milk, and thicken. serve and enjoy chicken corn chowder!
Chicken and Corn Chowder. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

A rich and creamy chowder brimming with tender chicken and sweet corn, offering a comforting and heartwarming bowl of goodness.
Get the Recipe: Chicken & Corn Chowder

Chicken Tinga

A traditional Mexican dish of shredded chicken in a smoky, spicy tomato sauce, perfect for tacos or served over rice for a flavorful feast.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Tinga

Seafood Stuffed Salmon

Luxurious salmon fillets stuffed with a savory blend of seafood, herbs, and spices, baked to perfection for a truly elegant dining experience.
Get the Recipe: Seafood Stuffed Salmon

Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto

Large pasta shells generously filled with seasoned turkey and smothered in a vibrant pesto sauce, a perfect blend of comfort and flavor.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Stuffed Shells with Pesto

Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

A top down shot of air fryer chicken cordon bleu with tomato salad in a bowl nearby.
Chicken Cordon Bleu. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A classic dish made simple in the air fryer, featuring chicken breasts stuffed with ham and cheese, crispy on the outside, gooey and flavorful on the inside.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Chicken Cordon Bleu

Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Chicken thighs air-fried to a perfect crisp, coated in a sweet and sticky honey garlic sauce that’s irresistibly savory.
Get the Recipe: Air Fryer Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells

Jumbo pasta shells filled to the brim with a rich, creamy cheese mixture, baked until bubbly and golden, a true cheesy delight for any pasta lover.
Get the Recipe: Giant Cheese Stuffed Shells

Chicken Al Pastor Quesadillas

Flavor-packed quesadillas filled with chicken al pastor, melted cheese, and a hint of pineapple, offering a perfect blend of sweet and savory in every bite.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Al Pastor Quesadillas

Greek Spaghetti

Greek spaghetti with tomatoes, feta, and kale.
Greek Spaghetti. Photo credit: Cook What You Love

A delightful fusion of spaghetti with classic Greek ingredients like feta, olives, and tomatoes, creating a light yet satisfying dish bursting with Mediterranean flavors.
Get the Recipe: Greek Spaghetti

Beef & Broccoli

A classic combination of tender beef and crisp broccoli, stir-fried in a savory sauce, offering a simple yet deliciously hearty meal.
Get the Recipe: Beef & Broccoli

Sausage Parmigiana

Savory sausage patties topped with rich tomato sauce and melted cheese, a comforting dish that’s both hearty and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Sausage Parmigiana

Garlic Steak & Mushrooms

Juicy steak cooked to perfection with a garlicky crust, accompanied by sautéed mushrooms, a combination that’s rich in flavor and texture.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Steak & Mushrooms

Korean Beef Bowl

Korean beef bowl in a white bowl.
Korean Beef Bowl. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

A flavorful bowl of tender beef, marinated in a sweet and savory Korean sauce, served over rice for a quick, easy, and delicious meal.
Get the Recipe: Korean Beef Bowl

Cuban Casserole

A flavorful casserole inspired by Cuban cuisine, layering meat, beans, and spices, baked to create a melting pot of comforting, rich flavors.
Get the Recipe: Cuban Casserole


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