Best Places to Buy Pre-Made Thanksgiving Dinner To-Go

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Stress less and enjoy more family time with a premade Thanksgiving dinner to go!

Costco turkey dinner

Thanksgiving 2024 is Thursday, November 28! 🦃🙏🍗

If cooking Thanksgiving dinner isn’t your idea of a good time, skip the stress and consider buying a fully prepared meal instead! We’re sharing restaurants and retailers that offer delicious options for a premade Thanksgiving dinner to go so you can let someone else do the cooking this year.

All you have to do is turn your oven on (required in most cases to heat up the food), set the table, light a few candles, and spend all that time you saved relaxing with your loved ones. It doesn’t get any easier than that!

Here are the restaurants & retailers that served up premade Thanksgiving dinners to go in 2023:

smoked turkey next to stuffing and gravy

Albertsons Market offered premade Thanksgiving dinners to go in 2023.

Albertson’s haf three different turkey dinners for Thanksgiving 2023, starting at just $85.99! Customers could choose from a whole smoked or baked turkey (serving 8-10), or opt for a fully-cooked turkey breast (serving 6-8).

No matter which meal you chose, it came cold, fully cooked and ready to heat.

Here’s what was included in Albertson’s Turkey Holiday Dinner:

  • Your choice of Turkey (choose a whole smoked or baked turkey, or a whole baked turkey breast)
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Giblet Gravy
  •  dozen rolls

Thanksgiving dinner plate of turkey green beans mashed potatoes

Bob Evans’ heat & serve dinners are an affordable choice.

Bob Evans’ signature Farmhouse Thanksgiving Feast always makes for an easy and delicious Thanksgiving Day meal! All you have to do is heat it up, and they even provide step-by-step directions so everything is done perfectly at the same time.

In 2023, Bob Evans’ Turkey Farmhouse Feast fed 4 people for just $89.99. You had the option to add additional bakery treats and extra sides if needed, too.

Here’s what was included in Bob Evans’ Farmhouse Turkey Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Slow-Roasted Turkey
  • Bread & Celery Dressing
  • Corn
  • Mashed Potatoes with Gravy
  • Green Beans with Ham
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie

Buca Di Beppo premade Thanksgiving dinner feast on table with to go bag

Buca di Beppo served up a piping hot Thanksgiving celebration to go in 2023.

At Buca di Beppo, their delicious Thanksgiving feasts were available to pre-order in 2023. You could choose to pick up your meal cold in advance, or piping hot on the day of your celebration.

Buca di Beppo’s prepared dinners were priced at $90 (serves 3) and $145 (serves 6). You also had the option to add any of their delicious Italian side dishes to round out your holiday dinner.

Here’s what Buca di Beppo’s Thanksgiving Feast included:

  • Caesar or Mixed Greens Salad
  • Choice of pasta (Spaghetti Marinara, Fettuccine Alfredo, or Penne alla Vodka)
  • Sliced White Meat Turkey
  • Homestyle Gravy
  • Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Spicy Italian Sausage Stuffing
  • Seasonal Vegetables
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Pumpkin Pie

thanksgiving dinner

Chart House sold hot Thanksgiving meals to go in 2023.

Chart House sells family meal packs to go, and they were available to pick up hot on Thanksgiving Day 2023! Choices included their famous Slow Roasted Prime Rib ($130) or Turkey Dinner ($105).

Each pack served 3-4 people and came with a seasonal salad, entrée, signature sides, and dessert for the whole family.

Here’s what came in the Chart House Turkey Family Meal Pack for 3-4:

  • Butter & Sage Roasted Turkey served with Pan Gravy
  • Field Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 3 Potato Garlic Mashed
  • Creamed Spinach
  • Savory Cornbread Stuffing
  • Cranberry + Citrus Compote
  • Your choice of either a Pecan Pie or Pumpkin Pie

prepared turkey dinner at Costco

Costco’s easy and affordable Thanksgiving meals returned for one week only in 2023.

Every year, Costco sells its popular Kirkland Turkey Dinners. Hip readers always love this affordable option because these meals require minimal work to get them ready to eat!

Costco also has prepared sides such as Loaded Mashed Potatoes, Mashed Sweet Potatoes w/ Brown Sugar, and their famous 58-oz. Pumpkin Pie. Costco’s sides and desserts can be another great time-saving option for anyone preparing their own turkey but wanting a little help with the extras.

Here’s what Costco’s Turkey Dinner included in 2023:

  • 1/2 Bone-in Raw Turkey Breast
  • Herbed Stuffing
  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Buttered Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving feast on table

Cracker Barrel sold a premade Thanksgiving dinner fit for a crowd.

Cracker Barrel’s Thanksgiving Heat & Serve Feast feeds 8-10 people for $154.99. For anyone keeping their celebration small, the restaurant’s Thanksgiving Heat & Serve Family Meal serves 4-6 for $104.99.

Cracker Barrel’s holiday meals were available between November 18 and November 25, 2023.

Here’s what was included in Cracker Barrel’s Heat & Serve Thanksgiving Feast:

  • Two Oven-Roasted Turkey Breasts
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecans
  • Choice of 2 Country Sides
  • Sweet Yeast Rolls
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving turkey on platter with stuffing and rolls

Dickey’s Barbeque Pit had a Holiday Feast to go.

Dickey’s had several heat-and-eat options for Thanksgiving 2023, including a Complete Feast (serves 10-12 starting at $128), à la carte holiday meats & sides, and other non-turkey options.

They also had a Holiday Big Yellow Box, which fed up to 12 and could be ordered hot and ready-to-eat for $185.

Here’s what you got with Dickey’s Complete Feast:

  • Your choice of Cajun Fried Turkey, Smoked Turkey, Prime Rib, or Spiral Cut Ham
  • Cornbread Dressing
  • Gravy
  • Baked Potato Casserole
  • Green Beans with Bacon
  • 12 Buttery Rolls

roasted turkey and side dishes

The Fresh Market had a Thanksgiving meal option for every gathering.

The Fresh Market offered a variety of fully cooked holiday meals featuring everything from prime rib to ham, to turkey breast, to whole turkeys.

The Fresh Market’s Traditional Holiday meal served 8-10 with turkey and all the sides for $99.

Here’s what you got in The Fresh Market’s Traditional Holiday meal for 8-10:

  • Fully Cooked Turkey (10–12 lb.)
  • Yukon Gold Whipped Potatoes (3 lb.)
  • Traditional Herb Stuffing (3 lb.)
  • Homestyle Turkey Gravy (30 oz.)
  • Cranberry Relish with Walnuts (16 oz.)
  • Soft Golden Dinner Rolls (12 ct.)

carving a turkey

Golden Corral had turkey dinner available for pre-order.

Golden Corral had a complete family meal for 6-8 that you could preorder up until the day before Thanksgiving 2023. Main entrées included Holiday Glazed Ham, Holiday Beef Roast, and Whole Roasted Turkey. All options were priced at $129.99.

Here’s what came in Golden Corral’s Holiday Meal:

  • Your choice of a Whole Roasted Turkey or another entrée
  • 2 quarts of Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 pints of Gravy
  • 1 quart of Stuffing
  • Your choice of Homestyle Side
  • 1 pint of Cranberry Sauce
  • 1 dozen Yeast Rolls
  • Your choice of Pumpkin or Pecan Pie

turkey dinner on table

Harry & David let you create your own gourmet turkey feast, but it was one of the pricier options!

Harry & David offered an impressive Thanksgiving dinner that you could have shipped directly to your doorstep. But at $269.99 plus shipping, this meal could end up costing over $316! 😬

Harry & David’s Create Your Own Gourmet Turkey Feast was a totally customizable heat-and-serve meal that feeds 8-10. A roasted turkey was the mouthwatering main course, and the rest of the meal was yours to customize!

Here’s what was included in Harry & David’s Gourmet Turkey Feast:

  • Whole Roasted Turkey (serves 8-10)
  • Choose 1 of 4 available appetizers
  • Choose 2 of 15 available sides
  • Choose 1 of 6 available desserts
  • Gravy
  • Cranberry Chutney

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overhead view of Thanksgiving dinner on red tablecloth

Thanksgiving meal kits from Home Chef were be available during Thanksgiving week.

During the week of Thanksgiving 2023, Home Chef offered all your favorite Thanksgiving essentials delivered straight to your door!

Last Thanksgiving, Home Chef’s Thanksgiving meal kits were available to order through noon CT on November 19, 2023.

Here are the holiday dishes that Home Chef had available to order in 2023. Each one served 6:

Read this helpful post to learn how to save on your first delivery from Home Chef!


Thanksgiving dinner

Honey Baked Ham served up a turkey feast for pick-up or home delivery.

Honey Baked Ham can ship a premade Thanksgiving dinner to go right to your home, including a fully-cooked turkey that will be ready to heat and eat upon thawing! Last Thanksgiving, you could order just the turkey or the entire Thanksgiving meal with all the sides and desserts.

Honey Baked’s Oven-Roasted Whole Turkey Feast fed 10-12 for $134.99. It required 48-96 hours to thaw in the refrigerator and then about 2 hours in the oven before serving.

Honey Baked’s Oven-Roasted Whole Turkey Feast included:

  • Oven-Roasted Whole Turkey (11-13 lb.)
  • Country Cornbread Stuffing (22 oz.)
  • Maple Sweet Potato Souffle (24 oz.)
  • Roasted Turkey Gravy (24 oz.)
  • 9-inch Southern Pecan Pie

thanksgiving dinner served on yellow placemat

iGourmet had frozen turkey dinners available to order.

iGourmet sold fully-cooked Holiday Turkey Dinners that shipped frozen to your door for $18.75 – $21.99 per person. All you had to do was heat and eat!

With iGourmet, you could order enough meals to feed a crowd or order a single serving if you were dining alone.

Note that additional shipping charges applied, as detailed in this chart.

Here’s what came in iGourmet’s Fully-Cooked Turkey Meal:

  • Roasted Whole Turkey
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Traditional Stuffing
  • Green Beans
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Mashed Potatoes

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thanksgiving dinner on marble countertop

Kroger had complete heat & eat holiday meals.

The Kroger deli partnered with Home Chef to offer a variety of heat-and-eat holiday meals, each one with your choice of protein and all the holiday sides! Customers could choose from Butterball bone-in turkey, Boar’s Head Carve and Serve Boneless Turkey, Home Chef Boneless Ham, and more!

There were three ways to order your holiday meal from Kroger: online at Kroger.com, by phone, or in person at your local Kroger deli.

Here’s what was included in Kroger’s heat & eat Butterball Bone-In Baked Turkey meal (feeds 6-8 for $80): 

  • 10 – 12 lb. Butterball Bone-in Baked Turkey
  • 32 oz. Home Chef Old Fashioned Bread Stuffing
  • 32 oz. Sweet Potato Soufflé
  • 28 oz. Home Chef Green Bean Casserole
  • 24 oz. Home Chef Mashed Potatoes
  • 13 oz. Turkey Gravy

Thanksgiving dinner served on a white tablecloth

Preorder for carryout or dine at Maggiano’s Little Italy on Thanksgiving.

Last Thanksgiving, Maggiano’s had hot and cold prepared carryout bundles that served 4-5 people. Cold-prepared bundles were $210 and available for pick-up Tuesday, November 21st, and Wednesday, November 22nd. Hot-prepared bundles were $220 and available for pick-up Thursday, November 23rd. Orders had to be placed by 8 pm the night prior to pick-up.

Maggiano’s was also be open for dine-in guests on Thanksgiving. Reservations could be made via phone, online through Maggianos.com and in the Maggiano’s app.

Here’s what you got in Maggiano’s Thanksgiving carryout bundle (feeds 4-5 for $210 – $220)

  • Caesar Salad
  • Traditional Roasted Turkey with Giblet Gravy
  • Sage & Sausage Stuffing
  • Country-Style Smoked Baked Ham with Whipped Sweet Potatoes
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Four-Cheese Ravioli
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Pumpkin Praline Cheesecake
  • Freshly Baked Bread

marie callendar's thanksgiving food spread on table

Marie Callender’s had a Thanksgiving dinner for every celebration.

Marie Callender’s sold several different types of holiday feasts, with one to fit every family’s needs. Whether you need a traditional turkey dinner or want to splurge on a ham too, they have you covered!

Marie Callender’s holiday feasts came pre-cooked and require 2-3 hours of reheating time. Marie Callender’s dinner feasts served either 4-6 or 6-8 people and ranged in price from $159.99 up to $229.99 with additional à la carte options and legendary holiday treats available at an extra cost.

Here’s what was included in Marie’s Ultimate Whole Turkey Feast (feeds 6-8 for $184.99): 

  • Whole roasted turkey
  • Apple-Sage Stuffing
  • Fire-Roasted Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Fresh Mashed Potatoes
  • Turkey Gravy
  • Chef’s Vegetables
  • Fresh Baked Cornbread
  • Whole Pumpkin Pie

serving a turkey dinner

Omaha Steaks let you build your own premade Thanksgiving dinner.

That’s right – the company famous for its juicy mail-order steaks can deliver Thanksgiving dinner directly to your doorstep too! Last year, you could select 6 of your favorites from a menu of main dishes, sides, and desserts, and have dinner for four people delivered to your home for $199.94 shipped.

Here’s what was included with Omaha Steaks’ Custom Thanksgiving Feast for 4 (one from each of the following choices):

  • 32 oz. Turkey Roulade en Croute or a 5 lb. Duroc Boneless Country Ham
  • Family Sized Smashed Red Potatoes or Family Sized Whipped Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Beans in Butter Sauce or Green Bean Casserole
  • Steakhouse Cauliflower Gratin or Steakhouse Creamed Corn
  • Caramel Apple Tartlets
  • Individual Baguettes with Garlic Butter

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publix thanksgiving meal

You could grab a premade Thanksgiving dinner from the Publix deli.

Last Thanksgiving, you could take home a quick and easy dinner from Publix for just $69.99!

Publix’s Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner served 7-10 and included a whole, fully-cooked Butterball Turkey along with some of the store’s holiday favorites!

The Publix Deli Fully Cooked Turkey Dinner for 7-10 included:

  • 10-12 lb. fully-cooked turkey
  • 2.5 lb. Publix Deli Old-Fashioned Cornbread Dressing
  • 2.5 lb. Publix Deli Homestyle Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • 32 oz. of Publix Homestyle Gravy
  • 28 oz. of Publix Marshmallow Delight
  • 16 oz. of Publix Cranberry Orange Relish

premade Thanksgiving dinner meal on table

Shoprite sold a complete Friendsgiving dinner fit for a crowd.

In 2023, Shoprite’s deli department offered a heat-and-eat Friendsgiving Bundle for $199.99. It served a whopping 15 people for just $13.33 per person!

The store required 72 hours’ notice to prepare your order, and you had to allow about 48 hours to defrost your meal in the refrigerator.

Here’s what was included in Shoprite’s Friendsgiving Bundle:

  • Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast
  • Applewood-Smoked Cider Maple-Glazed Ham
  • Green Beans with Roasted Garlic
  • Yukon Gold Mashed Potatoes
  • Fall-Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries
  • White Cheddar Mac ‘n’ Cheese
  • Country Stuffing
  • Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy
  • Cranberry Orange Relish
  • Gourmet Apple Pie

serving a citrus-brined turkey

You could order a premade Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods in 2023.

Whole Foods had a classic Thanksgiving dinner available online for easy pickup, but it cost a pretty penny! Whole Foods’ Thanksgiving Feast for 12 included two entrées, loads of classic sides, and two iconic desserts for $399.99.

In addition to Whole Foods’ Holiday Meal packages, the store also offered the option to order additional sides and desserts à la carte.

All holiday orders had to be placed a minimum of 48 hours ahead of your desired pickup date and time.

The Whole Foods Thanksgiving Feast for 12 included:

  • Classic Roast Whole Turkey with Turkey Gravy
  • Maple Bourbon Ham with Brown Sugar Citrus Glaze
  • Sea Salt & Cracked Pepper Green Beans
  • Classic Creamed Spinach
  • Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Sage
  • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
  • Traditional Herb Stuffing
  • Cranberry Orange Sauce
  • Aromatic Butternut Squash Soup
  • Brioche Rolls

Now that you have a little more free time, plan your Black Friday shopping accordingly!


About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.


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Comments 18

  1. Kimberly

    Costco near us in Maryland had the Thanksgiving meal for $3.99/pound. Picked one up and now hubby and I are ready for turkey day!

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Yay! Thanks for sharing! Glad you could snag yours from Costco! Such a great price! 🙌❤️

  2. Casey

    Our costco had the turkey dinner meal out today. I’ve been disappointed the past couple of years i’ve done it, though. The instructions for heating are frustratingly vague. Hopefully this year they’ve improved upon that, because it’s a nice idea in theory.

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing about your previous experience with the pre-made meals, Casey! Hoping that they are better this year, if you decide to snag one! 🦃❤️

  3. rn404

    would love to see some places do smaller portions for like 2-3 ppl or so or even a nice 1 person meal

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      We’ll be sure to keep an eye out for those options, rn404. If you have one of the above places available to you, you might consider giving them a call to find out about smaller portion options that may be available! ❤️

    • Susan

      If you don’t care about having a whole Turkey, the Honey Baked Ham Co. sells a holiday meal with a Turkey breast and 3 sides. It feeds 6-8 but really it’d be perfect for 3 people with leftovers.
      https://www.honeybaked.com/products/turkey-dinner-3-sides

      • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

        Thanks for the helpful suggestion, Susan! 🤗

  4. Janet

    I was going to order one of the heat and serve meals from Cracker Barrel. The heating instructions online say to heat the Turkey in the oven for a total of 70 minutes. I called and while it took the employee a while to check, she confirmed that the Turkey breast is raw, uncooked. That may not be a problem for some, just be aware it’s not a fully cooked Turkey breast that just needs reheating.

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing this helpful information, Janet! 🤗 Good to know that some of the pre-made meals may not come with a fully cooked Turkey! 🩷

    • Tracy

      That is not true the turkey is cooked I get it every year. It even says on the website where you order it is an oven roasted turkey breast. A raw turkey cannot be “oven roasted”.

      • Janet

        Thank you, Jodi and Tracy. I will call Cracker Barrel corporate. It is hard to understand why (if it is fully cooked) heat and serve takes 70 minutes in a 400-degree oven per their online instructions.

    • Jodi P

      No, the turkey breast is not raw.
      It is heat and serve, as their website and cooking instructions say.
      Restaurants cannot sell raw food, other than foods that are normally eaten uncooked, such as salads.
      The employee was mistaken. Their corporate phone number, or email, will give you the correct info.

  5. Renee

    Curious why you included a picture of the Costco meal but did not reference it in your article?

    • lou

      They did.

      • Renee

        I did not even see that! Obviously!

  6. ElleS

    I just ordered a Thanksgiving dinner (family of 4) from Saltgrass Steakhouse for just $85! I selected my date/time to pick it up – I selected 10am on Thanksgiving Day . . . it comes cold, but you just heat it up. Can’t wait! 🙂

    • Jessica (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing where you’ve ordered from, ElleS! ❤️ I love Saltgrass! Enjoy your Thanksgiving meal! 🥰

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