The Thanksgiving turkey may be the main course of the dinner, but it's definitely not the star of the show. In fact, many people have admitted to not liking Thanksgiving Day turkey at all. If you're one of those people, there's no reason you should be getting up before the sun to roast and baste a bird you don't even want to eat.

Instead, skip the turkey altogether and opt for a non-turkey Thanksgiving. (Yes, you're allowed to do this.) We've got a gorgeous collection of recipes -- hey, even if you DO like turkey, you might want to choose one of these instead. These are all options for meat eaters -- if you're looking for vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes, we've got you covered there too.

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  • Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions And Goat Cheese

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://food52.com/recipes/3012-mashed-potatoes-with-caramelized-onions-and-goat-cheese" target="_blank">Mashed Potatoes With Caramelized Onions And Goat Cheese recipe from Food52</a></strong>

  • Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/11/buttermilk-bacon-blue-smashed-potatoes/" target="_blank">Buttermilk Bacon Blue Smashed Potatoes recipe from Gimme Some Oven</a></strong>

  • Mashed Potatoes With Scallions And Lemon Zest

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.ezrapoundcake.com/archives/15287">Mashed Potatoes with Scallions and Lemon Zest recipe from Ezra Pound Cake</a></strong>

  • Green Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/green_mashed_potatoes/" target="_blank">Green Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Aligot (French Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.annies-eats.com/2010/04/07/aligot-french-mashed-potatoes/" target="_blank">Aligot recipe from Annie's Eats</a></strong>

  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the<a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/garlic_mashed_potatoes/" target="_blank"> Garlic Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Cheesy Mashed Potatoes With Green Chile

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://barefeetinthekitchen.blogspot.com/2011/11/cheesy-mashed-potatoes-with-green-chile.html">Cheesy Mashed Potatoes With Green Chile recipe from Barefeet in the Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Smashed New Potatoes With Garlic and Chives

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/smashed_new_potatoes_with_garlic_and_chives/" target="_blank">Smashed New Potatoes With Garlic And Chives recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • 'The Very Best Mashed Potatoes'

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/21976-very-best-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html" target="_blank">'The Very Best Mashed Potatoes' recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/creamy-horseradish-mashed_n_1055090.html">Creamy Horseradish Mashed Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Caramelized Scallion Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/caramelized-scallion-mash_n_1059369.html">Caramelized Scallion Mashed Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Colcannon

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/colcannon_n_1057122.html">Colcannon</a> recipe</strong>

  • Mashed Potatoes With Brown Butter, Goat Cheese And Sage

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/mashed_potatoes_with_brown_butter_goat_cheese_and_sage/">Mashed Potatoes with Brown Butter, Goat Cheese and Sage recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>

  • Miso Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.steamykitchen.com/21223-miso-mashed-potatoes-recipe.html" target="_blank">Miso Mashed Potatoes recipe from Steamy Kitchen</a></strong>

  • Chive Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chive-mashed-potatoes_n_1059255.html">Chive Mashed Potatoes</a> recipe</strong>

  • Perfect Mashed Potatoes

    <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/perfect_mashed_potatoes/">Perfect Mashed Potatoes recipe from Simply Recipes</a></strong>