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Time-Saving Make-Ahead Dishes

Knocking out some dishes ahead of time will keep you sane on the big day. We designed these recipes to pack lots of flavor without the last-minute fuss.

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Scalloped Potatoes

Classic scalloped potatoes are great for the holidays, but a slimmer, quicker ve…

Fluffy Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls

We wondered if we could make fresh, homemade dinner rolls ahead of time, freeze …

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

We wanted a sweet potato side dish that is savory enough for an adult's palate,…

Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy

Restaurant kitchens manage the bustle of Thanksgiving dinner by cooking the turk…

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

Being able to make a large batch of mashed potatoes a day ahead of time without …

Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy

With multiple side dishes commanding your last-minute attention just as guests a…

Extra-Crunchy Green Bean Casserole

Our latest take on this holiday stalwart is like an old friend in a new suit.

Perfect Pecan Pie

After patiently scouring dozens of recipes, we finally create a pie with silky …

Classic Bread Stuffing for a Crowd

Not only does this stuffing serve 16, but it can also be made ahead of time.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

The classic combo of green beans, condensed soup, and canned onions isn't bad. …

Cream Cheese Biscuits

Everyone told us that cream cheese made the lightest, fluffiest biscuits ever. T…

Apricot-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

Apricot preserves and ginger give this tired side dish a kick in the pants.

Cranberry Chutney with Pear, Lemon, and Rosemary

For a standout sauce, we needed to do more than just fine-tune the sweet-tart cl…

Maple Syrup Pie

We wanted to take this classic New England pie back to its roots, with real mapl…

Slow-Cooker Classic Butternut Squash Soup

Our aim: A simple squash soup that tastes deeply of (wait for it) squash.

Modern Cauliflower Gratin

Who says a gratin needs to be stodgy and rich to be satisfying? The unique attri…

Duchess Potato Casserole

For potatoes that are elegant yet easy, we revamp a fussy French classic.

Coffee Cake with Pecan-Cinnamon Streusel

Could we streamline the process for this breakfast treat and still produce a sof…

Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Double-Crust Pie

Our ultimate pie dough. It uses all butter, it’s dead easy to roll, and it bake…

Foolproof All-Butter Dough for Single-Crust Pie

Our ultimate pie dough. It uses all butter, it’s dead easy to roll, and it bake…

Virginia Peanut Pie

One bite and you’ll go nuts for this Old Dominion pie.

Make-Ahead Pumpkin Pie with Maple-Cinnamon Whipped ...

What we wanted: a pumpkin pie we could freeze whole. What we got: an excellen…

Three-in-One All-Butter Pie Dough

It took us more than 80 attempts, but we created a recipe for a tasty all-butte…

Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits

For layered, ultraflaky biscuits, you’ve got to know when to fold them and when …

Homemade Stuffing Mix

Stuffing mix from a box is predictably bad but convenient. By making our own, co…

Make-Ahead Garlic Green Beans

We wanted to make a great green bean dish that we could reheat right before serv…

Caramel Apple Cake

For an awesome dessert to showcase fall's bounty of apples, we sandwiched slight…

Salted Butter

Transform heavy cream into bread-ready butter in four simple steps.