What to Bring to Thanksgiving Dinner When You Can’t Cook

Some people love to cook. When given the chance, they’re happy to roll up their sleeves and spend all day in the kitchen. But that’s not everyone. Others hate having to spill sweat and tears over a dish, while others still may like the idea of cooking but have never been properly taught.

If you’re in one of those two groups, you may struggle when it’s time to bring something to Thanksgiving dinner. Thankfully, you still have options without having to spend too much time in the kitchen.guests talking at thanksgiving dinner table


No one says you only have to bring food to a Thanksgiving dinner. People need something to drink as well! And the best part is that you won’t have to step on foot into the kitchen to accomplish this. Just go to the store and buy a mixture of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks that will keep everyone happy.

Bread and rolls

Who doesn’t love warm, buttery bread straight out of the oven? While ambitious cooks will make their rolls or bread from scratch, not everyone has to. There are a wide variety of crescent rolls, biscuits, and more that be baked from a simple package. In fact, most packages you buy from the store just require you to spread out the dough and put it in the oven. And even if you don’t want to do that, you can always buy pre-made bread from the store.

Baked potatoes

Baked potatoes are nearly fool proof. Poke a few holes in them, wrap them in foil, and then bake them for one hours in a 350-degree oven and you’re done. You can also bring along some toppings like sour cream, bacon bits, and butter so guests can create their favorite loaded potato.


If you do have to bring some sort of food, then offer to bring the appetizers. Appetizers are simple and easy to make, and many of them can be bought pre-assembled from the grocery store. At worst, you may have to cut up some veggies and meats, or make up a dip to go with your appetizers. If you’re looking for some ideas, check out our previous blog post.

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