Make-ahead Side Dish

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  • 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.
  • Best homemade hummus in a white bowl
    5 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.
  • Red Lentil Dal
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    This easy Indian dal is ready in under an hour, and makes a satisfying vegetarian lunch or dinner. Serve with rice or naan. This soup also keeps well and can be frozen for up to three months.
  • Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
    1 hr
    Vegetarian
    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!
  • 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!
  • Gluten Free Cornbread Sausage Stuffing Recipe
    1 hr
    Gluten-Free
    Thanksgiving stuffing with toasted cornbread, sausage, and sage is a great gluten-free side dish for Thanksgiving. Plus, you can make it ahead!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Creamy Polenta
    30 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Creamy polenta! This light and fluffy polenta is perfect for serving with ribs, chicken, pork, lamb, or veal, and is also great with roasted veggies.
  • Creamed Corn Recipe - creamed corn with herbs and spoon
    20 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Make the most of sweet corn season by serving up this creamed corn at your next backyard BBQ. This dish also freezes beautiful and can be made with frozen corn (hello, Thanksgiving side dish!).
  • French Ratatouille in a bowl
    1 hr, 50 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan
    This luxuriously smooth and flavorful ratatouille recipe is well worth the effort. Vegetables are first browned, then roasted, then cooked in a tomato sauce. This ratatouille dish includes onion, garlic, zucchini, squash, bell peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
  • Best Deviled Egg Salad Recipe
    25 min
    Vegetarian
    Deviled eggs on their own are great, but turning them into a salad brings the flavors of paprika, hot sauce, onions, and salt and pepper together for a versatile, transportable, end-of-summer dish.
  • 3 bean salad recipe
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Who doesn't love an easy three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks?! This classic American picnic salad has cannellini beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, red onion, parsley, and a sweet and sour dressing.
  • Asian Coleslaw dressing
    15 min
    Vegan
    Quick and delicious, this Asian coleslaw is great with burgers, fish, or any Asian-inspired dish. A creamy dressing with peanut butter and rice vinegar brings it all together.
  • 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.

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