Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

What to Make Ahead for Thanksgiving

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All of these 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.” 

Reduce stress with these make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes, including appetizers, soups, side dishes, and desserts! 

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers

Stuffed Mushrooms

Cheese Ball

Individual Party Quiches

Crab Dip

Creamy Smoked Salmon Tart

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Soups and Salads

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Vermont Butternut Squash Soup

Cranberry Star Salad

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Sides

Mashed Potato Casserole

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Green Bean Casserole

Apple-Stuffed Acorn Squash

Sweet Potato Souffle

Make Ahead Thanksgiving Desserts

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Pumpkin Satin Cheesecake

Indian Pudding

Caramel Turtle Tart

Easy Chocolate Mousse

Steamed Cranberry Pudding

See all of our traditional Thanksgiving recipes, tips, and crafts, including classic turkey recipes!

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