Thanksgiving is looming, and for some of us that means carefully curated grocery shopping and prep lists, broken down by aisle, in order to produce a beautiful spread for family and friends. But for those of us who can barely tell the difference between a skillet and a stock pot, there are choices: Dine out, order takeout or order a Thanksgiving meal delivery kit that removes the stress and hassle of planning, shopping — and sometimes even cooking— for this beloved holiday meal. Considering that the average Thanksgiving meal is going to be about 13.5% higher this year as a result of inflation, a mail-order meal delivery kit may be more economical than shopping and cooking everything on your own, and certainly less wasteful. There's a meal kit for every budget, dietary need and level of kitchen skills, so go ahead and check out our thorough list of the best Thanksgiving meal kits of 2022.
Classic Thanksgiving Box$130
Sour Cream and Onion Biscuits$5
Gourmet Turkey Feast$250
Turkey and Sides Box$190
Ultimate Ham and Turkey Thanksgiving Dinner$860
If you could open your door to find a box filled with all of the pre-measured ingredients and recipes you need to cook a lovely Thanksgiving dinner, you might just want to go for it. And if cooking is completely out of the question, there are delicious heat-and-eat options as well.
Classic and comprehensive
Select the Blue Apron's Classic Thanksgiving Box and you’ll be ready to serve up all the holiday highlights. Your box will arrive packed with recipes for a butter-roasted turkey breast, homemade garlic and herb gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts and white cheddar mashed potatoes, plus apple crumb pie.
Everything but the turkey
When you want to host, but you feel overwhelmed by the need for everyone to have their favorite appetizer, side dish or dessert, order dishes a la carte from Dinnerly. Choose from favorites like sweet potato casserole, sour cream and onion biscuits and herbed sausage stuffing, and new takes on dessert including Pecan Pie Brownies — better make it a double order.
Prepare to put your feet up and watch a lot of football while your beautiful Harry & David spread heats up in the oven. Enjoy all-natural turkey, apple sausage stuffing, green beans with sliced almonds in black truffle oil and brown-sugar sweet potatoes Plus, there’s turkey gravy, spiced cranberry chutney and a pumpkin cheesecake to round out the meal. Note that the fully-cooked turkey arrives frozen and will need to for thaw two to three days in the refrigerator before reheating and serving.
Turkey Legs and All
If your crew likes the whole bird, including the dark meat, and you might want to throw in a brie and charcuterie platter (an extra $18.99) for all-day nibbles, this Hello Fresh Turkey + Sides Box is the kit to choose. You’ll find recipes and all the fixings for a home-cooked roast turkey, creamy mashed potatoes, ciabatta stuffing with chicken sausage, classic gravy, fresh cranberry sauce, broccoli cheddar gratin and apple ginger crisp. Note that the turkey arrives frozen and will need to thaw in the refrigerator for approximately 3 to 4 days.
This uber-popular Purple Carrot kit sells out every year, so reserve yours ASAP if you’ve got guests who prefer plant-based dishes that are anything but basic. The lineup of vegan delights includes cashew cheese stuffed sweet potatoes, ciabatta stuffing with root vegetables and herb "sausage", plus roasted Brussels sprouts with oyster mushrooms and garlic kimchi butter. Don’t worry, you will also find recipes and ingredients for classic gravy, fresh cranberry sauce and a sweet ending of pear cranberry crisp.
Go All Out for a Crowd
If your crowd has high expectations, hearty appetites and a break-the-bank budget, this Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving meal kit is for you. There's no need to spend countless hours shopping and cooking when you can order a fully-cooked Willie Bird turkey and Kurobuta bone-in ham, plus five classic sides (including bacon mac-and-cheese!), gravy, cranberry sauce, Parker House rolls, two pies and two hot appetizers for all-day noshing. No one will leave this meal hungry!