How To Make a Solar Thanksgiving Feast

How To Make a Solar Thanksgiving Feast

Solar cooking is a revolutionary form of food preparation that uses sun ovens to make food for any occasion. You can use them for something as simple as cooking hot dogs all the way up for an event as labor-intensive as a Thanksgiving feast.

Don't believe us? In this post we will discuss how to cook a turkey with a solar oven along with traditional Thanksgiving sides. We will even throw in a recipe for solar-cooked mulled wine. Scroll down to learn more. 

Cooking a Turkey in a Solar Oven

The cornerstone of any Thanksgiving meal is a delicious turkey. Cooking one, however, takes hours in an oven. Those with little familiarity with solar cookers could easily assume they don't have the ability to properly prepare the bird.

But solar cooking a turkey is no different than cooking it the conventional way. While you cannot cook the entire turkey at once in the GoSun's solar vaccum tube, the cooking tray of the Fusion can hold enough cut-up turkey to feed six.

According to Merry Bevill, cooking turkey breast is very similar to cooking int the kitchen oven. She adds:

Baking a turkey breast is really the same as baking it in your oven. Except it will be moister. It won’t dry out like it does when cooked in the oven...The time it takes to cook in a solar oven will depend on many things, including the type of food, the weather, and how hot the oven temperature gets.

Side Dishes for your Solar Thanksgiving

Solar Savory Stuffing

Kick off your Thanksgiving with this savory, delicious solar stuffing! Our friends at Glenergy have shared a recipe that's fun, easy and guaranteed to satisfy. Just prepare, solar cook, and enjoy with friends!

Yield: 4-6 Servings

PrepTime: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes on a sunny day

Click here for cooking instructions.


Pumpkin Pie

This recipe tastes like it was made for your solar cooker. Enjoy this Thanksgiving class with this simple-to-make recipe. 

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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Curried Sweet Potatoes with Sausage

A modern twist on traditional yams that unites the incredible spices of India with the taste palette of America. If you’re feeling adventurous, mix it up with a variety of flavored sausages.

Yield: 2 Servings

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 Minutes

Total Time: 40 Minutes

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Green Bean Casserole

This traditional American classic is a fantastically easy recipe for the GoSun Grill.  

Yield: 4 Servings

Prep Time: 15 Minutes

Cook Time: 30 Minutes

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Dessert: Mulled Wine

Mulled wine is in the solar cooker is awesome, a perfect way to top off your Thanksgiving feast.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: Varies depending on how drunk you want to get

Click here for cooking instructions.



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