Thanksgiving, at its core, is about gratitude, spending time with loved ones, and enjoying delicious food. A traditional roasted turkey is the centerpiece at most American dinners, but it is far from the only option. Whether the aim is to explore a different culture's dishes, to include non-carnivores in the meal, or to explore other protein options such as pot roast, pork loin, baked ham, or even roasting a whole fish, there are more main dish recipes than ever for an inexpensive star on the Thanksgiving table besides the usual whole roasted bird. Here are 25 main course alternatives to roast turkey. Just can't give up on tradition? Check out these 16 Creative Thanksgiving Turkey Recipes.