Cooking for Thanksgiving dinner is a huge endeavor. Anything we can do to make the day more enjoyable and less stressful is a good thing. I’ve found 21 best make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes to help you have a wonderful holiday meal.
Do you think that every dish on your Thanksgiving menu has to be made the day of Thanksgiving? If you are lucky, guests will bring a side dish or dessert. Or family members may offer to help prepare the meal.
Ideally, you are able to plan your meal preparations so that you can make several dishes ahead of time.
You want to be able to enjoy hosting your own Thanksgiving celebration.
These 21 make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes are a mixture of appetizers, side dishes, vegetables, potatoes, condiments, and a make-ahead pie crust. Don’t miss my instructions for brining your turkey ahead of time.
Do you need some ideas for ideas for Thanksgiving recipes that you can make ahead? Then join me as I show you great recipes to celebrate our most iconic holiday.
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Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Recipes
These make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes come from my search on Pinterest. You can see more holiday ideas on these Pinterest Boards:
Breakfast Casserole to Make Ahead for Thanksgiving Breakfast
Thanksgiving dinner isn’t the only meal of the day. Breakfast for guests is important, too. Sally of Sally’s Baking Addition shares this delicious make-ahead breakfast casserole to get the day started right.
Before sitting down to turkey and all the fixin’s, have some simple bites for your company. This variety of pretty little cheeseballs from BH & G is the perfect little bite to whet everyone’s appetite.
These little bites of pumpkin flavor have a crunchy texture on the outside and creamy on the inside. You can make batch weeks before Thanksgiving and freeze them, then finish for guests to snack on while the turkey is roasting.
Mashed potatoes are a Thanksgiving must-have, but they do take a lot of time to prepare. I’ve never thought about making them ahead. Jessica of Good Cheap Eats shows you how really easy it is to make them ahead of Thanksgiving.
You can’t have Thanksgiving without gravy. Turkey, dressing, and mashed potatoes, and gravy are the perfect pairing. Usually, we wait until the turkey is done to make gravy. Southern Living shares how to make a delicious version ahead of the turkey.
Most people are hesitant to make homemade pie crust. These days most people use pre-made pie crust. What if you had a super easy way to make a wonderful pie crust homemade pie crust ahead of time for your favorite Thanksgiving pie.
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I'm a Texas girl who loves all things about home decor and creating DIY projects for the home. I'm married, have 4 kids, and 3 grandkids. Former English teacher and culinary instructor. I'm a content creator who enjoys teaching readers the process of creating pretty things. I love using photography to show the process of a project. As a former cooking instructor for 15 years, I include tested recipes and party ideas on my blog.