Make-Ahead Marsala Turkey Gravy
The Thanksgiving Day kitchen is a busy, hectic scene that can intimidate even the most experienced cooks. By doing your gravy ahead of time, you make that last-minute production a lot easier. That's not to say I want you to throw away all those lovely turkey pan juices sitting in your roasting pan. Time permitting, strain them into a saucepan, boil them down, and add them to this sauce.
Creamy Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes
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.
10 Places to Order Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner
First things first: have you reserved your turkey yet?
Yummy Sweet Potato Casserole
A delicious mashed sweet potato casserole with a crunchy pecan topping. Easy to make ahead, this recipe bakes in only 30 minutes.
This is a delicious stuffing recipe that can be made up to 3 days ahead. Just mix the ingredients together and store in the fridge.
Thanksgiving Day Salad
A time-honored Thanksgiving salad that's at our table every year. Sweet and slightly tart, it is a colorful addition to any feast.
9 Make-Ahead Sides For The Freezer
Cut down on Thanksgiving Day stress — freeze these sides ahead of time.
Make-Ahead Turkey Gravy
I discovered this excellent Thanksgiving gravy recipe years ago! It is gravy that, unlike most, can be made AHEAD of time. The gravy will keep for 3 months when frozen in an airtight container.
Mom's Pie Crust
This freezes beautifully; no well-equipped home is without a ball of pie dough in the freezer!
Tips for Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Side Dishes
Nicole McLaughlin, aka NicoleMcmom, shares her best tips for making Thanksgiving side dishes ahead of time for a stress-free holiday.