30 November Dinner Ideas That Are Low-Lift, Holiday-Ready and Delicious
We consider November the Olympics of cooking, since the biggest food holiday looms at the end of the month. If you’re anything like us, cooking fatigue is very real this time of year, but no one wants to run out of steam before they reach the finish line (can you believe there are 29 other days that you’ll need to make dinner before and after Thanksgiving?). That’s why we’ve got you covered with 30 November dinner ideas that are as fuss-free as they are delicious. We’re talking slow cooker dishes, sheet-pan meals and make-ahead recipes that are destined for your holiday table.
November 2: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs
We love meatballs and we love chicken tikka masala…so what could be better than a combo of the two? This has layers of flavor but requires minimal effort on your end.
November 20: Sheet-Pan Chicken and Rainbow Vegetables
Real talk: We could make this mind-blowingly simple main in our sleep. Just brush the chicken in sesame-soy glaze, add the veggies to the sheet pan and wait.
November 23: Green Bean Casserole Galette
Face it: This iconic holiday side was way overdue for a makeover. Trade the canned stuff for buttery, garlicky homemade creamed mushrooms, fried shallots and flaky pastry dough. (P.S.: You can make the dough and filling ahead, then assemble and bake the galette on the big day.)
November 25: Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast
It’s Thanksgiving, so duh. The slow-cooker trick makes for the moistest turkey of your life, promise. (Oh, and while you're at it, try our make-ahead mashed potatoes, stuffing muffins, vegetarian gravy and five-ingredient red wine cranberry sauce on for size too.
November 30: Spinach and Three-Cheese Stuffed Shells
We’re now entering baked pasta season. Best to get a head start with this dish that’s oozing with ricotta, mozzarella and Gouda cheeses.
For even more great recipes, check out our first cookbook, Only the Good Stuff.