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20 Thanksgiving Foods to Buy at Kroger

From the side dishes to the turkey, Kroger has you covered.

As one of America's biggest grocery retailers, Kroger will have everything you need to prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday. From pantry staples to prepared dishes and baked goods, the beloved chain is a one-stop-shop to get everything you need for fall's most anticipated meal. Whether you're planning a big gathering or a lowkey dinner at home, here are the Thanksgiving foods to buy at Kroger.

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Kroger Tender & Juicy Whole Frozen Young Turkey

fresh thanksgiving turkey from kroger

Per serving: 90 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g trans fat), 530 mg sodium, 1 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 21 g protein

Well, come on. It's simply not Thanksgiving without the turkey! By opting for a frozen bird, you can prepare it however you'd like, which is half the fun of Thanksgiving. Kroger offers multiple sizes, but this larger one is a great choice for feeding a large crowd.

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Simple Truth Organic Sweet Potato Dices

bag of frozen diced sweet potatoes from kroger

Per 3 oz: 90 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg sodium, 20 g carbs (1 g fiber), 2g protein

Whether you're popping these in the oven to roast or mashing them up and topping them with marshmallows, buying diced sweet potatoes will save you valuable time in the kitchen.

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Home Chef Cornbread Stuffing

homemade stuffing with rosemary on top
Per 1 serving (100 g): 179 calories, 8.8 g fat (1.755 g saturated fat), 526 mg sodium, 21.9 g carbs (2.9 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 2.9 g protein

Kroger's selection of prepared foods makes it easy to enjoy a delicious meal without sweating it out in the kitchen all day. All of the Home Chef sides—including this cornbread stuffing—ring up at just $7.

Halved Brussels Sprouts

bag of kroger halved brussels sprouts

Per 1 cup (85 g): 45 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 20 mg sodium, 8 g carbs (3 g fiber, 2 g sugar), 3 g protein

If you have the option to save some time, why not take it? We love the idea of buying Brussels sprouts already halved. Simply spread these out on a sheet tray, season, roast, and done!

Unsalted Butter Sticks

kroger unsalted butter sticks

Per 1 Tbsp (14 g): 100 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 0 mg sodium, 0 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0g protein

For all of your cooking and baking needs, you'll need to stock your fridge with high-quality, affordable butter. Many chefs agree that the unsalted variety makes it easier to control the flavor in your recipes, especially when you're baking.

Sweet Corn Cobs

kroger corn cobs in package

Per 1 ear (102 g): 87.72 calories, 1.3777 g fat (0.332 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 15.3 mg sodium, 19.074 g carbs (2.04 g fiber), 3.335 protein

Corn is pretty much foolproof to cook because its flavor is perfect on its own. With just a little butter, it makes a sweet addition to any Thanksgiving menu without being too filling.

Turkey-Flavored Gravy Mix

kroger turkey gravy mix

Per 2 tsp dry mix (6 g): 20 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 350 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

Instantly add flavor to your homemade turkey with this inexpensive gravy packet. It's the perfect cheat if you're not sure how to season the meal's main event.

Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce

can of ocean spray jellied cranberry sauce
Courtesy of Ocean Spray
Per 1/4 cup (70 g): 110 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 10 mg sodium, 28 g carbs (1 g fiber, 25 g sugar), 0 g protein

Though many are divided in the war between homemade cranberry sauce versus canned, it would behoove you to have some of this stuff for the canned fans at your table. After all, you want all of your guests to be happy!

Buttermilk Biscuits

canned biscuits from kroger

Per 3 biscuits (64 g): 160 calories, 2 g fat (0.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 550 mg sodium, 31 g carbs (1 g fiber, 3 g sugar), 4 g protein

Biscuits are always a fan-favorite on the Thanksgiving table. And when they're priced at just $2.29, you can grab several rolls of Kroger buttermilk biscuits without breaking the bank. That way, everyone can have plenty to scoop up all of that delicious gravy.

Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese

kroger shredded cheddar cheese

Per 1/4 cup (28 g): 110 calories, 9 g fat (6 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 190 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 6 g protein

Whether you're sprinkling this on top of baked potatoes or making a creamy macaroni and cheese dish, shredded cheddar will almost certainly make its way into your meal. Plus, pre-shredded means it'll melt more easily and evenly.

Green Beans

green bean casserole
Per 100 g: 31 calories, 0.22 g fat (.05 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 6 mg sodium, 6.97 g carbs (2.7 g fiber, 3.26 g sugar), 1.83 g protein

Getting some greens on the table will make for a balanced meal. (Of course, if you decide to throw these green beans in a casserole with fried onions, we won't tell.)

Boneless Ham

holiday ham
Per 100 g: 165 calories, 7.66 g fat (2.61 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 1,385 mg sodium, 0.5 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 21.97 g protein

It's always nice to have more than one meat option, and Kroger's boneless ham is sure to please. (After all, why wait until Christmas?) This ham comes already prepared, so all you'll have to do is heat and enjoy it.

La Terra Fina Spinach, Artichoke, & Parmesan Dip & Spread

la terra fina spinach artichoke dip package

Per 2 Tbsp (30 g): 50 calories, 4 g fat (2.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 110 mg sodium, 2 g carbs (0 g fiber), 3 g protein

Keep your guests from getting antsy while you put the finishing touches on the big meal with this spinach and artichoke dip. It'll whet their palate without filling them up.

Marie Callender's Deep-Dish Pastry Pie Shells

marie callenders pie crusts
Marie Callender's
Per 1/8 crust (28 g): 130 calories, 8 g fat (3.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 50 mg sodium, 13 g carbs (0 g fiber, <1 g sugar), 2 g protein

If you're looking for a way to make a homemade pie that won't take all day, these ready-to-bake crusts are the answer. They'll work perfectly with your choice of filling, be it pumpkin, apples, or berries.

Dole Premium Romaine Salad Mix

bag of dole romaine lettuce

Per 3 oz (85 g): 20 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 15 mg sodium, 4 g carbs (2 g fiber), 1 g protein

Salad on Thanksgiving? Someone will appreciate this hearty mix of romaine, leaf lettuce, carrots, and red cabbage in the sea of carbs. Dress it simply with olive oil and balsamic vinegar, or opt for a seasonal dressing.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies

box of kroger white chocolate macadamia cookies

Per 1 cookie (43 g): 260 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 105 mg sodium, 27 g carbs (1 g fiber), 2 g protein

Fresh from the Kroger bakery department, these cookies are as gourmet as it gets. We think it's great to have smaller dessert options for those who may just want a nibble as opposed to an entire piece of cake or pie.

Kroger Sweet & Delicious Apple Cider

jug of kroger apple cider

Per 8 oz (240 mL): 130 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 40 mg sodium, 32 g carbs (0 g fiber, 27 g sugar), 0 g protein

For the non-alcohol drinkers, consider a seasonal beverage like apple cider. It can be poured over ice or heated on the stove. Bonus: It'll make your entire house smell like an orchard.

Canned Pumpkin

kroger canned pumpkin

Per 1/2 cup (120 g): 40 calories, 0 g fat (0 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 5 mg sodium, 10 g carbs (3 g fiber, 4 g sugar), 1 g protein

Whether you're planning a pie, loaf, or pancakes, having canned pumpkin in your pantry is a must around Thanksgiving. This stuff flies off the shelves at just over $1 per can, and you'll want some of them to fly right into your cart.

French's Original Crispy Fried Onions

frenchs crispy fried onions

Per 2 Tbsp (7 g): 45 calories, 3.5 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 50 mg sodium, 3 g carbs (0 g fiber, 0 g sugar), 0 g protein

Fried onions are a Thanksgiving classic! French's fried onions add a little flair to everything from green bean casserole to mashed potatoes. We challenge you to see how many dishes you can top with them this year.

Bakery Fresh Goodness Cornbread Squares

cornbread in basket wrapped in cloth
Per 1/9 (50 g): 190 calories, 10 g fat (1.5 g saturated fat), 210 mg sodium, 23 g carbs (1 g fiber, 9 g sugar), 3 g protein

Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like warm cornbread with a buttery spread. At just $3.99, this variety from Kroger's bakery department will crisp up nicely in the oven just in time for dinner.

From the variety to the unbeatable prices, Kroger has everything you need to whip up an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner.

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Rebecca Strassberg
Rebecca Strassberg is a Brooklyn-born and based writer/editor who's worked for Us Weekly, Thrillist, and more. Read more about Rebecca
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