With multiple appetizers, an epic array of side dishes, and an assortment of pies to prepare -- not to mention the great big bird at the center of the table -- making Thanksgiving dinner can be overwhelming to even the most seasoned cooks. That's why we like to make as many dishes ahead of time as we possibly can. Here are our best make-ahead recipes for appetizers, side dishes, and desserts so you can have more time to enjoy your guests on Thanksgiving Day.
Rich, savory custard, flecked with delicious things like bacon, cheese, and fresh vegetables and baked in a buttery crust: What’s not to love? Quiche is the perfect make-ahead dish for company’s-coming brunches, lunches, and dinners.
If you're looking for easy comfort foods, try Martha Stewart's slow-cooker recipes! From loaded baked potatoes to beef stew, Martha Stewart's slow-cooker recipes make easy, satisfying all-in-one meals. Slow-cooker recipes also mean quick cleanup!