Top 10 Bloggers’ Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Recipes

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If Thanksgiving is your favorite holiday, you should start your holiday menu planning as early as possible to ensure the best results. No need to wait until the last minute to prepare your favorite Thanksgiving dishes because you can save time and effort on actual Thanksgiving day with these make-ahead recipes. Discover the best Thanksgiving make-ahead recipes to truly enjoy the holiday.

1. Herb-Infused Mediterranean Turkey Breast

A finished Herb-Infused Mediterranean Turkey Breast laying on a cutting board with two slices laying at the front of the breast.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This Herb-Infused Mediterranean Turkey Breast recipe features a juicy, herb-roasted turkey breast with golden, crispy skin and plenty of amazing Mediterranean spices. This herb-infused turkey has a delicious blend of Mediterranean flavors and aromas. It’s a great option for the holidays and can be a great make-ahead recipe by marinating the meat overnight so you can just toss it into the oven.

2. Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole

A spoon lifts a scoop of Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole towards the camera.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

This healthy sweet potato casserole is the perfect side dish for any holiday table. It’s a great addition to your list of holiday side dishes, and it’s easy to make! Bonus: you can make it the day before Thanksgiving.

3. Vegan Lentil Loaf

An overhead view of a vegan lentil loaf sliced and covered in sauce.
Photo Credit: My Pure Plants.

This recipe is a plant-based twist on a classic Thanksgiving recipe that will delight even picky eaters. Made with wholesome ingredients, Vegan Lentil Loaf combines savory flavors and nutrient-dense ingredients. You can make it ahead for a stress-free Thanksgiving prep.

4. Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Casserole

Three bowls on a tabletop filled with cranberry squash casserole.
Photo Credit: Champagne And Coffee Stains.

Are you looking for the perfect Thanksgiving side dish? Here it is: Butternut Squash and Wild Rice Casserole. This side dish is loaded with healthy ingredients, such as butternut squash, wild rice, and cranberries. It’s the ultimate holiday dish that is easy to make and can be prepped a day before.

5. Green Bean Casserole with Cream Cheese

A white casserole dish filled with green bean casserole.
Photo Credit: Urban Farmie.

You can add this Green Bean Casserole with Cream Cheese to your list of must-make side dishes for Thanksgiving. It’s a classic but with a twist, thanks to the addition of cream cheese. Your whole family will love digging into this dish.

6. Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

A closeup of a quinoa stuffed bell pepper.
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

This recipe looks more complicated than it really is, so don’t feel intimidated. In fact, you can make the Southwestern Quinoa Stuffed Peppers ahead to save you time and stress planning your Thanksgiving menu. It is protein-packed and gluten-free, too.

7. Roasted Fall Vegetables

An overhead view of a white platter filled with roasted fall vegetables.
Photo Credit: Lavender And Macarons.

Roasted vegetables are a classic holiday side dish. But this make-ahead Roasted Fall Vegetables recipe for Thanksgiving takes advantage of the seasonal harvest by utilizing fall vegetables. Some vegetables you can use for this recipe are butternut squash, broccoli, beets, and sweet potatoes.

8. Vegan Cornbread Dressing

A white bowl filled with vegan cornbread stuffing on a marble surface.
Photo Credit: Lavender And Macarons.

The sweet and savory flavors of this Vegan Cornbread Dressing make it the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Use homemade or store-bought cornbread for this, along with herbs, pine nuts, and cranberries. Make this ahead of time to enjoy its deliciousness on Thanksgiving day!

9. Honey Pear Muffins

An overhead view of a muffin pan filled with honey pear muffings.
Photo Credit: Delish Knowledge.

Sweeten up your Thanksgiving holiday table with this Honey Pear Muffins recipe. It’s the perfect recipe to make use of overripe pears. It is made extra delicious with what flour, oats, pecans, and walnuts.

10. Naturally Sweetened Pecan Pie

A slice of naturally sweetened pecan pie on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

No Thanksgiving feast is complete without a dessert. And here is a perfect holiday treat that you won’t feel guilty indulging in Naturally Sweetened Pecan Pie. It’s a healthy pecan pie recipe that makes the perfect holiday dessert!

Planning Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving Dinner Planner
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

It’s never too early to start planning for the big meal this year. Thanksgiving takes careful planning, especially if you are the one cooking. Here is an entire outline of dishes you can make for the big day.

20 Clean Eating Thanksgiving Side Dishes

The topping sprinkled over the top of the Healthy Sweet Potato Casserole, in a white casserole dish.
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Want to keep it healthy this Thanksgiving? Tired of feeling like you have a brick in your tummy after Thanksgiving dinner? Try one of these 20 healthy side dishes. Nobody will know the difference.

Recipes For Turkey Leftovers That You Won’t Get Tired Of Eating!

Traditional Leftover Turkey Sandwich
Photo Credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Do you always have leftovers that go bad after Thanksgiving dinner? Don’t let that happen this year. Use some of these recipes to make sure nothing goes to waste.

This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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