Make ahead Thanksgiving recipes- reduce your stress on Thanksgiving by preparing some of the dishes ahead of time!
You know I’m all about the make ahead meals on Sweet Peas & Saffron, so it should be no surprise that I also like to cook as much of my Thanksgiving meal ahead of time, too!
Cooking some of your Thanksgiving recipes ahead will reduce so much stress on Thanksgiving day. No more running around the kitchen like a crazy person, and you can actually visit with your guests!
This make ahead Thanksgiving recipes round up has something for everyone: side dishes, dessert recipes and main course options as well. Some of these are healthy, some of them…not so much. My mantra is let’s just enjoy our food on Thanksgiving. You can find my healthy Leftover Turkey Detox Soup Recipe which is perfect for a healthy reboot.
Let’s check out all these make ahead Thanksgiving recipes!
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1. Brussels Sprouts Gratin with Butternut Squash by Sweet Peas and Saffron
2. Freezer-Friendly Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese by The Girl On Bloor
3. Herb & Garlic Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes by Sweet Peas and Saffron
4. Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping by The Cookie Rookie
5. Make Ahead Apple Crisp by Sweet Peas and Saffron
6. Skillet Brussel Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes by Evolving Table
7. Make Ahead Honey Roasted Carrots by Sweet Peas and Saffron
8. Broccoli Casserole From Scratch by Kristen’s Kitchen
9. Cranberry Almond Rice Pilaf Recipe by Sweet Peas and Saffron
10. Honey Roasted Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Feta by Peas and Crayons
11. Maple Cinnamon Roasted Butternut Squash by Sweet Peas and Saffron
12. Healthy Pumpkin Pie Bars by Fit Foodie Finds
13. Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Pomegranates by Sweet Peas and Saffron
14. Cheesy Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes by The Recipe Rebel
15. Make Ahead Sage Apple Stuffing by Sweet Peas and Saffron
16. Mini Pecan Pies by Live Well Bake Often
17. Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce by Sweet Peas and Saffron
18. Cheddar Green Bean Casserole by Healthy Seasonal Recipes
19. Creamy Parmesan Instant Pot Mashed Cauliflower by Sweet Peas and Saffron
20. Instant Pot Turkey Breast with Garlic Butter Gravy by Recipes from a Pantry
21. Instant Pot Wild Rice Pilaf with Mushrooms and Pine Nuts by Sweet Peas and Saffron
22. Pumpkin Cornbread by The View from Great Island
23. Maple Orange Sweet Potato Casserole with Oat-Pecan Streusel by Flavor The Moments
24. 5 Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce by Running to the Kitchen
25. Wild Rice and Sweet Potato Salad by Sweet Peas and Saffron
26. Vegan Stuffed Acorn Squash by FoolProof Living
27. Our Staple Kale Salad by Sweet Peas and Saffron
28. Fennel & Pomegranate Quinoa Salad by Sweet Peas and Saffron
29. Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Mushrooms by Peas and Crayons
30. Healthy Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole by Kristine’s Kitchen
31. Sausage Cranberry Apple Stuffing Muffins by Running to the Kitchen
32. No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake with Praline Sauce by Homemade in the Kitchen
33. Quick and Easy Mashed Rutabagas Recipe by Fearless Dining
34. Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts by The Food Charlatan
35. Scalloped Sweet Potatoes by Food Faith Fitness
36. Crispy Onion Corn Spoonbread by Meals Heels & Cocktails