whole foods thanksgiving 2018
Whole Foods is selling Thanksgiving dinner packages this year. Pictured: A Whole Foods Market sign in Washington, DC on June 16, 2017. SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Whether you have two people or 20, making a full Thanksgiving meal is a lot of work. Luckily, restaurants and grocery chains understand the hassle and are offering you a different and much easier way: Just purchase one of their pre-made Thanksgiving dinners.

Make your 2018 Thanksgiving easier and skip the prepping, shopping, cooking and most of the cleaning. Instead, pick up one of these dinner kits. Most of them come with a main dish, sides and a dessert and only need to be heated up. Below, find the option that’s just right for you.


If you’re going to have 14 to 18 mouths to feed this holiday, Publix’s Thanksgiving dinner package is available to make it all a bit easier. Just order online 48 hours in advance, or call the store if you need it sooner, and you’ll be all set with a 16-to-18-lb. Butterball Fully Cooked Turkey, 5 lb. of dressing, 5 lb. of mashed potatoes, 64 oz. of Publix gravy, 56 oz. of Marshmallow Delight and 32 oz. of Publix cranberry orange relish.

It currently costs $89.99, although the price is subject to change.

Whole Foods

No matter the size of your Thanksgiving party, this grocer has just the right option. For $59.99, you can grab a turkey breast dinner for two, or you can choose packages for four, eight or 12 people. There are even ham or prime rib options if you prefer those meats over turkey.

Boston Market

Get a complete turkey dinner, including sides and dessert, for 12 people for $119.99. Smaller party? Choose the smaller option, which serves four to six people and costs $84.99 for a full meal or $69.99 for just the essentials. Somehow, pie isn’t considered an essential item.


Select Walmart delis are selling a Thanksgiving dinner kit for just $47.88 — in both turkey or ham options. The package also includes a green bean casserole, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes with gravy and stuffing. The box feeds up to eight people.

Cracker Barrel

Looking for something hot and ready to eat? Pick up their Homestyle Turkey n' Dressing Family Meal To-Go for $67.99, which serves up to six people. If you have a few more people and don’t mind heating up the food yourself, they also have a $109.99 option that feeds 10.

If you’re looking for an easy way to kick your Thanksgiving meal up a notch after buying a pre-made kit, a unique dessert is a perfect way to go. In keeping with the desire to not have to make your own, look for a specialty dessert shop in your area, like New York City’s Little Pie Company, to spruce up your overall meal. Let the bakery’s seasonal Ruffino’s Salted Caramel Prosecco Pie be an inspiration, or simply order one from them now.