All Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

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  • Best ever dry brined turkey after roasting
    2 hrs, 15 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo
    Want the most perfectly moist, flavorful, and juicy Thanksgiving turkey? Try dry-brining! All you do is rub the turkey with salt and let it hang out in the fridge for 24 to 72 hours. No muss, no fuss. The best turkey you'll ever eat will soon be yours!
  • Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
    1 hr
    Sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows! Have you ever made this holiday classic? You should! Roast the potatoes first—it deepens their flavor and makes them easy to peel. Easy to make ahead, too!
  • Easy Turkey Brine Recipe
    15 min
    This simple turkey brine is infused with sage and citrus and makes a super moist, flavorful Thanksgiving turkey! Brine for 12 to 24 hours before cooking.
  • A Vegetarian Breakfast Casserole with Butternut Squash, Kale and Sage in a casserole dish with some pieces removed and a silver serving utensil in the casserole dish.
    1 hr, 25 min
    Vegetarian
    This breakfast casserole is the perfect fall dish. Earthy sage balances butternut squash between layers of crusty bread, eggs, kale, and cheese. Assemble it the night before and bake the next day to serve for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
  • Overhead view of a homemade coconut cream pie with a slice removed and set on a plate to the right.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Toasted coconut and creamy custard in a perfectly flaky pie crust topped with pillowy whipped cream: this is all you need to make any day feel like a day at the beach. This toasted coconut cream pie will become a family favorite in no time!
  • Turkey Chili ready to serve
    1 hr, 30 min
    Gluten-Free
    Easy Turkey Chili, great for turkey leftovers! With shredded turkey meat, kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes and chili.
  • Side view of a flaky spring pie on a large blue platter. One slice of the pie is missing and the cheesy artichoke filling is visible on the plate. The lower left has a pile of forks on a white plate. A grey linen tablecloth is on the table and a glass is in the upper left corner.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Canned artichokes, lemon zest, and parsley combined with a cheese trifecta of Ricotta, Swiss, and Parmesan make this surprisingly light, cheesy artichoke pie. It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and less than an hour in the oven!
  • A pan of Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are being frosted.
    1 hr, 20 min
    It’s pumpkin spice season and that means Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are on your weekend breakfast menu! In addition to being easy-to-make, fluffy, and delicious, these rolls use a whole can of pumpkin puree! It’s about time to make that kitchen smell like fall.
  • Duchess Potatoes
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
  • Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes
    1 hr, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Don't stress over mashed potatoes, make them ahead! These extra-rich make-ahead mashed potatoes can be kept refrigerated or frozen, and then reheated when you're ready to eat.
  • Cider Roasted Root Vegetables
    1 hr, 5 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Beautiful roasted root vegetables—garnet yams, parsnips, carrots, beets—tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette and roasted until tender and caramelized.
  • Holiday Spiced Sweet Potatoes
    1 hr, 7 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Mashed sweet potato yams with butter, brown sugar, and holiday spices. Perfect for Thanksgiving!
  • Butternut Squash Apple Cranberry Bake
    1 hr, 10 min
    Vegetarian
    Simple EASY butternut squash, apple, and cranberry bake recipe! Perfect for a holiday feast.
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
    1 hr, 5 min
    Classic green bean casserole with fried onion topping, from scratch! Easy to make ahead. So much better than canned!
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Sauté
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Great side dish for the holidays! Roasted cubes of butternut squashed tossed with balsamic sautéed onions, kale, pecans, dried cranberries.
  • Easy Pecan Pie Bars
    1 hr, 35 min
    Pecan Pie Bars are easy to make for the holidays, easy to transport, and even easier to eat. They're just like pecan pie, but no need for the knife and fork!
  • A whole chocolate pie topped with shaved chocolate.
    5 hrs, 13 min
    Chocolate, pudding, and pie—the best of all possible worlds! Make the pie filling in the microwave and pour into a pre-baked crust. This make-ahead chocolate pie sets up in a few hours in the fridge, just in time for dessert.
  • Chocolate penaut butter pie topped with whipped cream and peanut butter cups.
    35 min
    Peanut butter lovers, this one's for you! It's the most decadent and indulgent peanut butter pie EVER, made with extra peanut butter in the filling, peanut butter cups on top, and a drizzle of melted peanut butter and chocolate. We warned you!

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