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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

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…

Roast Turkey and Gravy

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

Fluffy Make-Ahead Dinner Rolls

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

Turkey Gravy

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

Candied Sweet Potato Casserole

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

Mashed Potatoes

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

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 s…

Classic Green Bean Casserole

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

Cream Cheese Biscuits

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

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.

Virginia Peanut Pie

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

Apricot-Ginger Cranberry Sauce

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

Pumpkin Pie with Maple-Cinnamon Whipped Cream

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

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…

Torta Caprese

Flourless chocolate cake often trades on cloying fudge-like density and one-note…

Turkey Thigh Confit with Citrus Mustard Sauce

The hands-off, naturally make-ahead confit technique transforms turkey thighs in…