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Restaurant Thanksgiving Meal Kit Inspiration

Looking for recipe inspiration for your restaurant’s Thanksgiving meal kit? Look no further! The culinary experts at Land O’Lakes have developed several ideas that you can easily work into your holiday menu offering.

auther_image by Land O’Lakes Culinary Center 11/10/2020

With the holiday season fast approaching, you may be considering doing something special for your customers, especially since we can expect that holiday events, such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, are likely to be different this year as consumers trade larger get-togethers for more intimate gatherings1.

Holiday meal kits are not only perfect for intimate gatherings but can also be an enticing way to help your customers make the holidays easier while also giving them a unique experience to share with their loved ones. In a recent study done by Datassential, of those that have tried take-and-bake meals OR family meal bundles, 80% would purchase again2!  
Let Land O’ Lakes help you put together a takeout meal that your customers will give you thanks for!

Restaurant Meal Kit Ideas For Thanksgiving

Our culinary experts are here to help provide product solutions and recipe inspiration for whatever your takeout solutions are, including meal kits.
Thanksgiving Restaurant Meal Kit featuring various dishes made with Land O Lakes Products

Meal Kit Main Course

For a Thanksgiving meal kit, take your turkey menu options to the next level by putting Land O Lakes® Signature® Spread Garlic & Herb under the skin of the breast. The result is a flavor-packed turkey that is self-basting, juicy and, of course, buttery. And no turkey is complete without gravy. Put a twist on yours by incorporating Extra Melt® White Cheese Sauce. You’ll end up with a signature gravy sauce that is savory, cheesy and silky smooth with a flour-free texture.

Land O'Lakes Foodservice Stand Out Sides - Green Bean Casserole and Chicken Gravy with Cranberry Sauce Side
Our Green Bean Casserole and Cheesy Chicken Gravy recipes use our Ultimate White Cheese Sauce but that can easily be swapped for our Extra Melt® White Cheese Sauce.
 

Meal Kit Side Dishes

Although turkey is the main course, we all know that side dishes can easily steal the spotlight. Adding our Extra Melt® Monterey Jack cheese sauce can take traditional sides like mashed potatoes and green bean casserole from ho-hum to better-than-Grandma’s with ease. For stuffing, our Garlic and Herb Signature® Spread is a one-stop-shop for getting the perfect amount of garlic and herb flavor, and no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without dinner rolls. Provide your customers a classic roll with unique compound butter-with-oil options using our Spreadable Butter with Canola Oil or offer up something fun like cheesy dinner rolls! Simply fold Extra Melt® Cheese Shreds into your dinner rolls before baking and you’ve got another plus-up option for a classic dinner side.

Land O'Lakes Cheesy Roll Up Dinner Rolls

Perfect for Thanksgiving Leftovers

Need an easy add-on for your Thanksgiving meal kit? Include the option to add a package of our Extra Melt® Sharp American Cheese Slices. They’re premium, thick-cut American Cheese slices that will take leftover turkey sandwiches to a whole new level.

Land O Lakes ® Extra Melt® Sharp American Cheese Slices vs. stand cheese slices

Bring A Resaturant Meal Kit to Life

These are just a few examples of how Land O’Lakes can support your take-out business, so let your imagination run wild! Whatever menu style your operation has, Land O Lakes® Performance Dairy products are an addition your customers, and your bottom line, will love.

Land O'Lakes Foodservice Banner - Get the Stats on why Restaurants should consider meal kit this holiday season
 

  1. Cleveland Research September 2020
  2. Datassential August 2020

 

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