Although it's possible to spend days, even weeks, preparing the Thanksgiving feast, it's equally possible to create a totally homemade and completely delicious Thanksgiving spread in far less time. Pick a few timesaving dishes or create a whole menu from our favorite quick Thanksgiving recipes, all of which take less than an hour to prepare.
Stock your pantry with the long-lasting ingredients for these tasty appetizers so you can whip up a snack at a moment’s notice for drop-in guests and spontaneous get-togethers throughout the season. With cheese, salami, and smoked salmon in the fridge, olives, peppers, and crackers or chips in the pantry, and baguettes or pita bread in the freezer, you’ll be ready to party at a moment’s notice.
Start the year off right with a laid-back party where friends and family can drop in throughout the afternoon. These snacks, hearty mains, and sweets will stand up to all-day grazing, and the quantities are easily multiplied, so you have something delicious to offer all comers.