9 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Dishes

by Food52

Whether it’s hosting a houseful of guests or cooking a feast for a select, lucky few, Thanksgiving is inevitably a busy, food-filled day. And we think it should be enjoyable, as opposed to anxiety-provoking—say, from waiting around until 9 pm for the turkey to reach temperature (if it happens, just have a steady stream of this flowing). So let’s clear out some freezer and fridge space and plan ahead to get a few sides out of the way—letting the bird take up as much time as it likes. You’ll wake up on T-Day with time to watch that new balloon in the parade and mentally stretch to the Rockettes’ high kicks.

Check out the following dishes below and read the original article on Food52.

Sour Cream Dinner Rolls by AntoniaJames

Josh Besh's Green Olive Tapenade by Merrill Stubbs

Parsnip and Potato Mash by Merrill Stubbs

Spinach Gratin by Lizthechef

Creamy Butternut Squash Soup With Sherry by Merrill Stubbs

April Bloomfield's Lemon Caper Dressing by Genius Recipes

Butternut Squash, Brussels Sprout, and Bread Stuffing with Apples by Gena Hamshaw

Canal House's Cranberry-Port Gelée by Genius Recipes

Spiced Maple Pecan Pie with Star Anise by Merrill Stubbs