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Thanksgiving Inspiration

Thanksgiving may look a little different this year, but the big meal will be as delicious as ever! Whether you’re cooking a whole bird for a family feast or just looking for a few small sides to celebrate the holidays, check out our favorite tutorials and recipes to make this year’s Thanksgiving one to remember!

Thanksgiving feast tablesetting

Heinen’s Selection of Premium Turkeys & Complete Turkey Dinners

No matter who or how you’re entertaining this holiday season, we make it easy with our selection of premium birds, gourmet sides and desserts and complete turkey dinners. From turkey to gravy to pies, we invite you to preorder all of your favorite holiday dishes today.

How to Prepare the Perfect Thanksgiving Bird

There are countless ways to prep and cook a turkey, but we’ve gathered the fundamental tips and tricks to help make holiday cooking a breeze.

Carved turkey in bowl
Brined and cooked turkey

How to Brine a Turkey

With the holidays on the horizon, Chef Billy Parisi is demonstrating just how simple and delicious it is to brine a whole turkey!

How to Make Gravy From Scratch

Whether you’re preparing for the holidays or simply want to sauce up steak, chicken or pork chops, gravy is a fantastic way to enhance the flavor of your meals and is so simple to make at home!

Gravy in white gravy boat

Holiday dessert spread

Heinen’s Holiday Shopping Tips

As you build your holiday shopping lists, we kindly request that you follow these simple shopping tips:

• Shop early in the season.
• Place holiday orders early.
• Best hours to shop? Try the morning and evening.
• If possible, shop alone.
• Wear a mask.
• Respect social distancing.

Thanksgiving Recipe Inspiration

Homemade Apple Pie

There’s nothing more classic than a fresh-baked apple pie! With apples in peak season, Chef Billy shares how to make a crowd-pleasing homemade apple pie with the help of Heinen’s premade dough.

Pumpkin Pie Bites

These sweet treats are little bites of heaven. Not too small but not too large, they’re just the right size for a delicious treat.

Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffed Mini Pumpkins

We’re well into fall, and there is no better way to celebrate than with Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffed Mini Pumpkins. This recipe is as delicious as it is adorable!

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

Roasted to perfection and finished with a pinch of sweetness from cranberries and candied pecans, these roasted Brussels sprouts are a delicious addition to any winter meal.

Mashed Potato Balls

Take traditional mashed potatoes to the next level by rolling them into balls with wild rice, garlic and pickles and deep-frying for a delicious poppable bite.

Roasted Turkey Breast with Pomegranate Balsamic Glaze

If your Thanksgiving gathering is on the smaller side, it’s easy to serve the beloved seasonal turkey without buying the whole bird.

Pumpkin Pie Energy Bites

Treat your taste buds to delicious seasonal pumpkin pie flavor while treating your body to long lasting energy.

Everything Bagel Sweet Potato Bites

These little bites have just the right amount of everything bagel spice! We’re always looking for ways to use everything bagel seasoning, and have discovered that mini sweet potato rounds are the perfect pair.

Grab and Go Charcuterie Cups and Crackers

Each personalized charcuterie cracker and puff cup comes with all the fixings of a traditional charcuterie board in one mini treat.

Apple Cider Sangria

Turn our delicious local apple cider into a festive fall cocktail with this Apple Cider Sangria recipe.

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