All Make-ahead Side Dish

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  • Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven
    6 hrs, 25 min
    Vegetarian
    Tender, chewy freshly made naan, an Indian flatbread, is delicious on its own or served alongside your favorite Indian dish. Eat it plain or season it with herbs and spices!
  • How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms - mushroom with melted cheese on top sitting on a bed of greens.
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a vegetarian delight that even a die-hard meat eater will enjoy! They’re also gluten-free and suitable for anyone on a keto plan.
  • Mac and Cheese Add-Ins - mac and cheese in bowl with basil leaves and breadcrumbs on top
    25 min
    Vegetarian
    This mac and cheese with fresh basil and artichokes takes the classic to new heights! The sauce is infused with basil and made with a blend of melted cheeses. No roux! (P.S. Your kids will love this, too!)
  • Grits Casserole - grits casserole
    1 hr, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Grits casserole meets soufflé! It's a puffy, cheesy favorite at the dinner table. Serve with ham for Easter dinner, as part of a spread for brunch, or as a side to any meal. Unlike most soufflés, this one is EASY.
  • Glazed Carrots in the Slow Cooker
    10 min
    Vegetarian
    Put your slow cooker to work during the holidays and make these Honey-Dijon Glazed Carrots! This is a blissfully hands-off side dish when you're busy doing other things in the kitchen.
  • Make-Ahead Rolls Recipe
    50 min
    Soft, buttery dinner rolls are a must for the holidays. Make these ahead of time, pull them out of the freezer on Thanksgiving, and you are good to go. Save one for a turkey sandwich the day after!
  • A close up side view of a glass casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooping out the potato casserole.
    1 hr, 5 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!
  • Matzo Casserole with Apples and Sweet Potatoes
    1 hr, 35 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegetarian
    Need a make-ahead dish for Passover dinner? Let this sweet and satisfying matzo bake with apples and sweet potatoes be your saving grace! Serve it on the side with brisket or roast chicken.
  • 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!
  • Skillet broccoli with crispy and browned edges on a plate for a side dish.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Got broccoli? This is the perfect veggie side dish for every occasion! Use it as a layer in veggie bowls or serve it with nearly any meat or seafood main.
  • Homemade Vegan mushroom gravy poured over a pile of mashed potatoes on a white and brown plate with a fork.
    45 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Vegan Mushroom Gravy is rich with the earthy flavor of cremini mushrooms and intensified with an umami kick from soy sauce and miso. Pour this vegan gravy over mashed potatoes on your Thanksgiving table. Freezes well, too!
  • Side view of no-knead dutch oven bread on a cutting board. The crust is deep golden brown and a second loaf is behind the first.
    55 min
    No need to knead! Only five minutes of hands-on time will yield a delicious, crusty, bakery-style loaf of bread. A long, slow rise builds flavor and texture so all you have to do is pop it in your Dutch oven, bake, and enjoy!
  • A baking dish with classic Thanksgiving sage, sausage and apple stuffing.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Classic Thanksgiving stuffing is the perfect dish to serve alongside your holiday bird. It’s easy to make with sausage, toasted sourdough, and just a touch of sweetness from diced apples. This is the stuffing recipe to end all stuffing recipes.
  • Overhead view of vegetable fried rice with turmeric with a fried egg on top and a fork in the bowl. A second bowl is to the left.
    30 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    This quick and easy dinner is Chinese fried rice with an Indian spin. Make it with ginger, cumin, and turmeric, toss in some kale and tomatoes, then top it with a fried egg and you have dinner served in 30 minutes.
  • 1 hr, 45 min
    Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is loaded with cheese, fresh sage, and roasted red peppers. This vegetarian casserole makes a rich, decadent main dish or the perfect vegetarian holiday side.
  • Fluffy quinoa in a bowl.
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    Tired of clumpy, wet quinoa? Worry no more! Cook the lightest, fluffiest quinoa in 20 minutes; then add it to salads, bowls, and wraps. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a big batch, and use this gluten-free, protein-rich “grain” all week!
  • Perfect white rice in a metal pan with a wooden spoon full of cooked white rice.
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Making white rice is easy! Avoid crunchy, mushy, or burned rice with these simple steps. Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Pickle slaw with cabbage, carrots, and pickle juice in a bowl
    10 min
    Dairy-Free
    If you love traditional coleslaw, try this pickle slaw! Made with pickle juice in place of the vinegar, it makes a fantastic addition to pulled pork sandwiches and fish tacos. Serve it alongside your backyard summer favorites!

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