Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes | Allrecipes

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes | Allrecipes

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Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy

Rating: 4.69 stars
16

The Thanksgiving Day kitchen is a busy, hectic scene that can intimidate even the most experienced cooks. By doing your gravy ahead of time, you make that last-minute production a lot easier. That's not to say I want you to throw away all those lovely turkey pan juices sitting in your roasting pan. Time permitting, strain them into a saucepan, boil them down, and add them to this sauce.

Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 4.62 stars
115

Mashed potatoes can be made almost completely ahead. Do nearly everything - boil, peel and mash; stir in milk and salt - up to two days ahead. Before serving, reheat. Adding butter at the last minute makes them taste freshly mashed.

Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole

Rating: 4.78 stars
3934

My family begs me to make this creamy baked dish every Thanksgiving and Christmas. What makes it so good is the pecan topping! Try it and I'm sure it will become your new tradition!

Do-Ahead Stuffing

Rating: 4.71 stars
28

This is a delicious stuffing recipe that can be made up to 3 days ahead. Just mix the ingredients together and store in the fridge.

Thanksgiving Day Salad

Rating: 4.65 stars
26

A time-honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Rating: 4.66 stars
448

I discovered this excellent Thanksgiving gravy recipe years ago! It is gravy that, unlike most, can be made AHEAD of time. The gravy will keep for 3 months when frozen in an airtight container.

Mom's Pie Crust

Rating: 4.64 stars
350

This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer!

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Inspiration and Ideas

Great Make-Ahead Side Dishes To Freeze

Cut the holiday stress by prepping a few side dishes ahead of time. Just stash them in the freezer, and you'll have even more to be thankful for on Thanksgiving.

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