Thanksgiving Swap: 5 Dishes That Are Surprisingly Flavorful Without Butter

Can you really do Thanksgiving dinner without butter? Yes—and the results are more delicious than you’d expect.

Thanksgiving Swap: 5 Dishes That Are Surprisingly Flavorful Without Butter

Thanksgiving and butter traditionally go hand in hand, but you won’t be disappointed if you decide to ditch all of that saturated fat this year. These 5 classic dishes get a flavor boost from better-for-you oils instead of butter.

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Get a Little Nutty with Turkey

Basting with butter isn’t the only way to get a juicy turkey with crisp skin. Before roasting, rub your bird with peanut oil instead; it imparts a nutty, toasty flavor. Even better? Peanut oil contains heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids, vitamin E (an antioxidant) and phytosterols, which may help heart health by reducing levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.

When preparing your turkey, use peanut oil to cover the bird both over and under the skin. As it roasts, the turkey will create it’s own juices, which you can use to baste the bird and keep it moist.

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