Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

33 Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

November 16 , 2017 by: Jessica Pinney Reviews & Roundups

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

11) Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad - Thanksgiving Make Ahead Side Dish Recipes

This beautiful side dish is packed with Fall flavors and can be made and stored in the refrigerator up to 4 days in advance.

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12) Make Ahead Cornbread Stuffing

Make Ahead Cornbread Stuffing Recipe

Sally, the queen of baking, brings us this amazing Cornbread Stuffing that can be made the day before Thanksgiving.

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13) Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Thanksgiving Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

This easy recipe for classic mashed potatoes can be made the night before, then popped into the oven and heated up right before you eat.

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14) Make Ahead Turkey Thanksgiving Gravy

Make Ahead Turkey Gravy - Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

Since you’re going to need some gravy with those mashed potatoes, why not cook this make-ahead gravy from Noble Pig?

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15) Chopped Broccoli Salad with Balsamic, Walnuts, & Cranberries

Chopped Broccoli Salad with Balsamic, Walnuts, and Cranberries - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

This chopped broccoli salad is a healthy Thanksgiving side dish choice that can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator until time to eat.

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16) Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole

Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole Recipe - Thanksgiving Recipes That You Can Make Ahead

Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving staple and this recipe allows you to make it in the morning, up to 4 hours before serving.

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17) Apple Cranberry Bacon Candied Walnut Salad with Apple Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

Apple Bacon Cranberry Salad - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizer Recipes

There are so many heavy foods during the holidays, why not lighten it up with this beautiful salad from Carlsbad Cravings? The dressing can be made up to a week in advance.

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18) Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dish Recipes

Corn Casserole is one of our all-time favorite holiday side dishes. Follow this recipe and make the casserole 1-2 days in advance. Simply reheat right before serving time.

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19) Easy Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole

Easy Apple & Sweet Potato Casserole - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Sweeten your potato casserole up with apples in this twist on the classic Thanksgiving dish. Prepare the day ahead, then toss in the oven & bake right before dinner time.

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20) Make Ahead Creamy Vegetable Casserole

Make Ahead Creamy Vegetable Casserole - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

This hearty make-ahead veggie casserole has plenty of room for substitutions so you can adjust it to suit your families tastes. Make the day before and put in the refrigerator, or prepare weeks in advance and freeze instead.

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21) Make Ahead Sweet Potatoes

Make Ahead Sweet Potatoes - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Instead of a casserole, why not give everyone their own individual stuffed sweet potato? Prep & stuff a day in advance for a hassle-free side dish.

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22) Make Ahead Biscuits Recipe

Make Ahead Biscuits - Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Ahead

As far as I’m concerned, the bread can make or break a Thanksgiving feast. These make-ahead biscuits from Add A Pinch don’t disappoint and can be prepped the day before.

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23) Make Ahead Green Beans with Garlic Bread Crumbs & Almonds

Make Ahead Green Bean Casserole - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Looking for a lighter veggie side dish? Toast the almonds and breadcrumbs two days in advance for this recipe, then assemble, add herbs, and bake on Thanksgiving day.

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24) Brown Butter Brioche Dinner Rolls

Brown Butter Brioche Rolls - Make Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Brown butter and brioche??? Invite us over already! You can prep these rolls halfway the day before by proofing, or bake the whole way and serve at room temperature on Thanksgiving.

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