Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes - Allrecipes.com

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving

Sponsors

Make-Ahead Thanksgiving 31

Amazing Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

Amazing Shrimp Stuffed Mushrooms

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 16
"These shrimp-stuffed mushrooms are made ahead of time, chilled, then baked just before serving. " — by Kara Smith 
Apple Cranberry Relish

Apple Cranberry Relish

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 21
"This tasty and colorful dish combines oranges, cranberries, apples and celery. It needs to be refrigerated overnight, so plan ahead!" — by Karen Dunn 
Apple Pie Filling

Apple Pie Filling

  • Rating
"When your favorite apple is in season, pick up a bunch and make this luscious pie filling that freezes beautifully. Sliced apples are partially cooked on top of the stove with water, sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg. Then they 're ladled into containers and frozen. You 'll have enough for five 9-inch pies." — by Terri 
Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

Chef John's Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 58
"This make-ahead turkey gravy frees up valuable kitchen time for Thanksgiving, plus it will look and taste even better than those frantic, last-minute versions." — by Chef John 
Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 88
"Use a pre-baked pan of corn bread in this stuffing for turkey, chicken or pork loin chops. You can freeze what you don't use for future meals." — by Barbara 
Cranberry Dip

Cranberry Dip

  • Rating
"Easy and pretty, this bright cranberry dip can be made ahead of time and just poured over cream cheese to serve." — by ELIZRA 
Cranberry Jell-O(R) Salad

Cranberry Jell-O® Salad

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 6
"A cranberry gelatin salad is made with fresh cranberries, mandarin oranges, and pecans for a tangy, fruity flavor and a nutty crunch." — by Valry1980 
Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

Downeast Maine Pumpkin Bread

  • Rating
"The classic moist pumpkin bread from Down East is spiced with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and cloves. This bread improves with age, so plan to make it a day ahead if possible." — by Laurie Bennett 
Festive Cheese Dip 'Slaw'

Festive Cheese Dip 'Slaw'

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 8
"Shredded Swiss cheese dip served in a hollowed out red cabbage looks just like cole slaw! The easy-to-make dip is flavored with green onions and mildly spicy peppers. Serve with crackers or chips." — by NKW 
Festive Cracker Spread

Festive Cracker Spread

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 50
"Pimento stuffed green olives, cream cheese, and Cheddar cheese join forces in this festive dip. Your guests are sure to gobble it up!" — by Kelly 
Festive Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

Festive Fresh Blueberry and Cranberry Relish

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 14
"Blueberries add a new spin to the traditional cranberry relish." — by Karen 
Fresh Sweet Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

Fresh Sweet Cranberry Sauce with a Twist

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 2
"This is an easy, homemade cranberry sauce recipe." — by aunt tilly 
Joe's Turkey Brine

Joe's Turkey Brine

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 9
"This brine, made with vegetable broth, apple juice, and plenty of seasonings, will make your holiday turkey extra moist and flavorful. Marinate your turkey overnight for the most flavorful meat." — by SNOH8R 
Make Ahead Cookie Mix

Make Ahead Cookie Mix

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 13
"This is a make ahead mix that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks." — by Lynn 
Make Ahead Pie Crusts

Make Ahead Pie Crusts

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 15
"This is an easy crust to make ahead and the amounts match the package sizes so there is no need to measure anything! These freeze great. Making pies is easy as all you have to do is thaw the crust and roll." — by SUPERMOMOF4 
Make-Ahead Garlic Toast

Make-Ahead Garlic Toast

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 6
"Parmesan garlic butter is spread over sliced Italian bread, then quickly frozen and stored so you'll have garlic toast ready whenever you're in the mood." — by cook205 
Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy

Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 4
"Lessen the stress of your Thanksgiving dinner preparation by making this delicious Marsala turkey gravy a day ahead of time." — by Chef John 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

  • Rating
"You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first. Originally submitted to ThanksgivingRecipe.com." — by Carol Evans 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

  • Rating
"You can make these ahead several days and store in the fridge. If baking cold, let stand 30 minutes first." — by Carol Evans 
Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

  • Rating
  • Reviews
  • 55
"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." — by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson 
 
ADVERTISEMENT
Go Pro!

In Season

Fresh Summer Meals
Fresh Summer Meals

Enjoy the bright days of summer with easy recipes.

Do Healthy Your Way
Do Healthy Your Way

Low-fat, low-carb, paleo, vegan. Get recipes for your lifestyle.

Subscribe Today! Only $7.99
Subscribe Today! Only $7.99

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and helpful cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for just $7.99!

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
 
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States