On a typical Thanksgiving morning, I often find myself trying to cook/bake/prep an entire spread at once, and this year I’m determined that the holiday will feel more like an actual restful holiday, and less like the frantic final round of Iron Chef…
Don’t panic, because this Thanksgiving you don’t need to run around all morning making 12 recipes at once! This week’s meal plan is devoted to make-ahead recipes so you can spread the work out, and get your Thanksgiving homework done ahead of time. That’s right, get to these recipes one-by-one whenever you can find the time, and then put them on ice until the big day arrives.
These simple homemade crescent rolls are buttery, soft, and just a touch sweet. They're easy to make ahead or freeze, and they are SO worth it!
This bright and festive Cranberry Jello Salad is a favorite for holiday dinners. Made with raspberry jello, crushed pineapple, and fresh cranberry relish, this sweet and tangy side dish is easy to love.
This Corn Souffle recipe is a fluffy, subtly sweet corn custard that's a perfect side dish for the holidays!
Perfect Easy, Quick Weeknight Side Dish or Holiday Side Dish in Your Slow Cooker! Packed Full of Garlic and Parmesan Flavor!
Refrigerated crescent rolls serve as a crust and are filled with cheesecake and apples, baked until golden, and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.
Layered Salad is an awesome crowd-pleasing make-ahead salad great for holidays, potlucks or family gatherings. Bacon, cheese, and veggies; what's NOT to love?
You are going to fall in love with every layer of this No Bake Pumpkin Toffee Icebox Cake! Everything from the cinnamon spiced pumpkin, to the cheesecake layer, to the crunchy toffee chips make perfectly luscious dessert!
Three Cheese Mashed Potatoes are creamier, cheesier, and more decadent than you can imagine! And, they can be made ahead of time! I love recipes that save me hassle right at meal time!
Maple Glazed Carrots is one of those side dishes that could almost pass as dessert! These carrots are gorgeous served with Thanksgiving Dinner, Easter, or even weeknight meal!
Sweet Potato Casserole is the yummiest Thanksgiving side dish. Smooth and creamy mashed sweet potatoes topped with a crunchy pecan crumb topping. Everyone wants seconds of this sweet dish!
This Slow Cooker Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing knocks the socks off anything you’d buy from a box at the grocery store, yet is just as easy to prepare.
These Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Bacon will become a Thanksgiving dinner staple. A simple, yet satisfying, holiday – or anytime! – side dish.