Some Low-Temperature Options for a Splendid Thanksgiving

Slow cook and Hold

If you're already planning your Thanksgiving table (and honestly, who isn't?), then now is a good time to consider some low-temperature options. From meats to sides to desserts, most of your dishes can be prepared low and slow, giving you more time than ever to enjoy your family and friends. 


If you're going for the classic turkey, then one good slow cook option is to roast overnight. Not only does the meant have plenty of time to rest before being served, but you also get a chance to rest as well, sleeping tight all night while your meal slowly prepares itself. 

If you're planning to host a small dinner, or if turkey just isn't your thing, you might want to consider slow roasting pheasants to tender perfection. The prep is quick and easy—only twenty minutes—but after five hours simmering in the slow cooker, this dish is an absolute delight. 


Where would your Thanksgiving dinner be without stuffing? Unfortunately, depending on what else you're cooking, sometimes it's difficult to find space in the oven for everything. Fortunately, there's a fantastic slow cooker stuffing option. About three hours before dinner, toss your ingredients into the slow cooker. You'll then be free to focus on other matters. 

For the classic green bean casserole with a twist, try it in the slow cooker. The best part? You can let it sit in the slow cooker as long as you want after it's ready. That way, if dinner is delayed for any reason, you won't risk burning the crispy onion topping!


For a little something sweet at the end of the meal, we suggest this Very Vanilla Slow Cooker Cheesecake. Perhaps best of all, these treats can be chilled and stored for up to six days before serving, freeing you up to work ahead and ease pressure on the day of your Thanksgiving meal.

We Can Help

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Thermodyne Foodservice Products, Inc.

We provide quality food warmers for commercial, industrial, and institutional kitchens. If you have questions about our premium products, or if you would like to chat about anything else, please feel free to contact us at any time.

commercial food warmer

Posted in: Cooking Tips & Recipes