Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Our make ahead Thanksgiving recipes will help ease the burden of cooking on this busy holiday.

All of these “Make ahead Thanksgiving” recipes can be prepared ahead of the feast day, so that your main concern on the day itself is simply the “ruling roast” or the “big bird.”


Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese Ball

Individual Party Quiches

Crab Dip

Creamy Smoked Salmon Tart

Soups and Salads

Vermont Butternut Squash Soup

Cranberry Star Salad

Side Dishes

Mashed Potato Casserole

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Green Bean Casserole

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sweet Potato Souffle


Indian Pudding

Pumpkin Satin Cheesecake

Caramel Turtle Tart

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Steamed Cranberry Pudding

See all of our traditional Thanksgiving Recipes, including classic turkey recipes!


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