- Cracker Barrel is offering “heat and serve” Thanksgiving meals.
- You can pick them up from a local restaurant, refrigerate them, and prepare them in less than two hours.
- They’re also serving Thanksgiving turkey dinners in the restaurant.
Thanksgiving is all about stuffing your face — but it’s not always worth days of preparation and cooking in the kitchen. That's why Cracker Barrel is offering an option that only takes two hours to prepare. The restaurant chain is offering prepared Thanksgiving meals you can pick up from the store between November 17 and November 25. All you have to do is put them in your refrigerator and heat them up at home.
The Heat n’ Serve Holiday Family Meal To-Go serves 10 people and costs $109.99, which comes out to a little more than $10 per person. It features two turkey breasts, cornbread dressing, turkey gravy, cranberry relish, sweet yeast rolls, a pumpkin pie, and a pecan pie. You can also pick three sides from a pretty extensive menu: the choices are green been casserole, green beans, fried apples, cornbread dressing, hash browns, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, carrots, and corn.
If you have a smaller group, or just want to cook some elements yourself, you can also opt for the smaller Homestyle Turkey n’ Dressing Family meal, which feeds up to six people and sells for $67.99. It comes with turkey, gravy, a sample of ham, three sides, cranberry relish, and a choice between biscuits, corn muffins, or sourdough bread. If you pay a little extra, you can upgrade one of the sides to green bean casserole, add another side, or buy a gallon of spiced apple tea. Both options are available to order online at .
And if you’d rather just skip the kitchen altogether, you can get Thanksgiving dinner at Cracker Barrel from 11 a.m. until the restaurant closes. Those meals are $12.99 for an adult and $7.99 for a child. But keep in mind Thanksgiving is Cracker Barrel’s busiest day of the year, so it could get crowded.
You can also stop by from October 29 through December 24 for a chocolate pecan, pecan, apple pecan streusel, or apple pie, or come in from November 17 through November 25 for a pumpkin pie. If you come in to buy a pie on November 18, Cracker Barrel will donate half the proceeds to Operation Homefront, which provides holiday meals to military families.