21 Stellar Thanksgiving Side Dishes You Can Make Ahead Of Time

The early bird gets to relax!
11/13/2017 12:07pm ET | Updated November 18, 2017

Thanksgiving can quickly turn from an enjoyable holiday into a hectic cooking marathon if you don’t prepare ahead.

Thankfully, these savory side dishes keep well in the fridge, so you can prepare them beforehand and save yourself a headache on the big day. You’ll breeze through Thanksgiving Day.

1
Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Well Plated
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2
Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
Half Baked Harvest
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3
Vegetarian Gravy
Umami Girl
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4
Beet Braised Lentils
Feasting at Home
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5
Nutty Wild Rice And Shredded Brussels Sprout Stuffed Mini Pumpkins
Half Baked Harvest
6
Maple Cranberry Sauce
Two Peas & Their Pod
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7
Farro with Dried Cherries and Pistachios
Cravings of a Lunatic
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8
German Potato Salad
A Spicy Perspective
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9
Creamy Brie Four Cheese Mac and Cheese
Half Baked Harvest
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10
Cranberry Applesauce
Simply Recipes
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11
Herbed Black Beluga Lentils with Garlic Scapes and Yogurt Sauce
Dolly and Oatmeal
12
Green Goddess Mac and Cheese
Simply Recipes
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13
Cauliflower Couscous Salad
Cafe Johnsonia
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14
Orange Cranberry Almond Rice Pilaf
Oh Sweet Basil
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15
Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Two Peas & Their Pod
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16
Cauliflower Gratin with Ham Breadcrumbs
Dinner Was Delicious
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17
Corn Remoulade
The Crepes of Wrath
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18
Carrot Raisin Quinoa Salad
Aggies Kitchen
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19
Balsamic Roasted Beets
Macheesmo
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20
Wheat Berry and Fig Salad
Macheesmo
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21
Perfect Gravy Without the Bird
The View from Great Island
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