Thanksgiving Preparations Made Easier with DG

Nov 23, 2020

DG is here to provide customers with a one-stop-shop for all Thanksgiving necessities and last-minute supplies to make meal preparations easier!

At every DG, customers can find all the essential components of Thanksgiving family-favorites, which includes dairy items, frozen vegetables, proteins, canned fruits and vegetables, grains and more. Plus, consider trying a new dish this holiday with help from , DG Easy Meals, which can be a great tool to search for a variety of tasty recipes from appetizers to main dishes.

Customers can also find new, dietician-reviewed Better For You recipes on the DG Easy Meals platform.  Made with ingredients fully sourced from DG, Better For You recipes include healthier options on appetizers, main dishes and even desserts that can complement the quintessential Thanksgiving meal.  Find three examples of healthier holiday dishes below!

Don’t forget the savings when shopping for holiday necessities and consider signing up for DG’s digital coupons that provides an easy-to-use platform and additional savings. Sign up today by visiting or through the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem at checkout.

Also, most Dollar General stores are open on Thanksgiving Day. To find the closest store near you, please visit our store locator here.

Sweet Potato Bake


DG Test Kitchen Tip: At this year’s holiday dinner, consider swapping out the ooey-gooey marshmallow-topped sweet potato casserole recipe with a sweet potato bake that promises to get you rave reviews. No worries, it’s still packed with all the taste, and since we cut it into squares it almost feels like you’re eating dessert with dinner. This bake offers less than 1/3 the carbs and less calories than the traditional classic.


  • 3 (4-ounce) containers Gerber™ sweet potato baby food
  • 4 tablespoons Clover Valley™ butter, melted
  • 3 Clover Valley™ eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Clover Valley™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup packed Clover Valley™ light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Clover Valley™ vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Clover Valley™ baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Clover Valley™ baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Clover Valley™ ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sweet potato baby food and butter; mix well. Add remaining ingredients; mix until well blended then pour into baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cut into 16 squares and serve warm.

Green Bean Casserole

Better-for-You Tip: Nothing is more of a staple on a holiday table than the classic green bean casserole. And we feel there is no better way to say “I love you” to your family and friends than serving up their favorite, yet with a lighter twist. This version replaces the canned soup with an easy homemade cream sauce that helps cut back on sodium and fat. Instead of the traditional fried onion topping, consider topping with protein-packed walnuts.


  • 1-3/4 cups Meadow Gold™ 1% lowfat milk
  • 1 tablespoon Clover Valley™ butter
  • 3 tablespoons Clover Valley™ all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Clover Valley™ black pepper
  • 2 (10-ounce) bags Birdseye™ frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 (6.6-ounce) can Clover Valley™ sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1 tablespoon Clover Valley™ dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup Clover Valley™ shelled walnuts, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, heat milk and butter until hot. Whisk in flour, paprika, salt, and pepper.Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, stir in green beans, mushrooms, and minced onion. Pour green bean mixture into an 8-inch-square baking dish and sprinkle with walnuts.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.

Pear & Apple Crisp

Better-for-You Tip: When it comes to the fall, nothing is more fitting than a hot-from-the-oven fruit crisp that fills the whole house with a sweet, comforting aroma. This crisp is packed with lots of apples and pears, half the sugar compared to grandma’s old stand-by recipe, and offers a hearty source of fiber in the buttery-tasting oatmeal topping. If you’d like, you can swap out the bit of sugar it has with your favorite sugar substitute. Check the conversion amount recommended on the package.


  • 1/4 cup Domino™ granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lawry’s ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers Green Acres™ pear slices in light syrup, drained and pears cut into thirds
  • 2 (0.53-ounce) packages Good & Smart™ freeze-dried apple crisps 
  • 2 tablespoons Ocean Spray™ dried cranberries
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon Clover Valley™ cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup Clover Valley™ instant oats
  • 2 tablespoons Clover Valley™ all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Clover Valley™ light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Clover Valley™ cold butter


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine granulated sugar, cinnamon, and 1 cup water; bring to a boil. Stir in pears, dried apples, and cranberries.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and remaining 2 tablespoons water. Pour into fruit mixture and cook 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened, stirring constantly. Spoon fruit mixture into 6 individual ramekins.
  3. In a small bowl, combine oats, flour brown sugar, and butter. Using a fork, mix until crumbly. Sprinkle oat mixture evenly over pear mixture. 
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and heated through.