Look no further for great Thanksgiving potluck recipes, including casseroles, gratins, easy vegetable side dishes, and desserts. All of these recipes can be prepared ahead of time and brought to the holiday gathering. Many only require a bit of assembly or reheating in the oven, while others can be served right from the refrigerator or at room temperature.
This warm salad isn't typically found on a Thanksgiving table, but that doesnâ€™t mean it won't be a hit with party guests. Roasting brings out great flavors from the veggies.
The topping of sliced pears and fresh cranberries caramelizes in a mixture of brown sugar and butter while baking. This cake can be made the day before Thanksgiving; turn it out of the pan within 15 minutes of removing from the oven and then keep in in a tightly sealed container until ready to serve.
Wild rice salad with apple, dried currants, red onion, celery, carrots, and toasted almonds makes a nutritious, refreshing alternative to some of the heavier Thanksgiving fare. This salad is perfect as a make-ahead potluck dish because it's easily transportable and can be served at room temperature.
Spiced pumpkin cheesecake is swirled with melted semisweet chocolate atop a chocolate cookie crust in this popular seasonal dessert. It's easy to create the pretty marbled pattern by simply dragging the blade of a paring knife several times through the pumpkin and chocolate mixtures.
A simple side dish of steamed green beans is dressed up with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette. This easy Thanksgiving dish can be prepared a day in advance: simply cook the beans and make the dressing, then toss together up to one hour before serving. If you are transporting this dish, carry the vinaigrette separately and toss with the green beans before dinner.