These simple and crowd-pleasing recipes can all be made-ahead (up to five days!), so you'll have less to do on the big day and more time to enjoy family. But if you do need Thanksgiving dinner ideas, don't let us hold you back.
Bake the granola on Tuesday, dress the cheese log on Wednesday, and then scarf it all down on Thursday (if you can wait that long).
If you haven't used butternut squash in place of sauce, then Turkey Day is the perfect time.
Instead of tucking into a wheel of brie cheese, dress it up with apples and pomegranate seeds in this gorgeous tart.
Green beans are arguably the most popular green during the holiday season. So why not surprise your guests asparagus this year?!
This isn't your traditional tomato bruschetta. Nope, this warm version is loaded with cheese and earthy flavors.
Don't underestimate the power of a warm soup on a chilly day — especially when you can make it in a matter of minutes.
Skip the shrimp cocktail and serve these savory Asian toasts instead.
Whip together homemade butter (it's easier than you think!) and add your favorite flavors like red pepper jelly and Sriracha. Serve with a fresh baguette.
Nothing beats a home-baked biscuit. When served with an assortment of jams, cheeses, and honey, these flaky biscuits are as good as it gets.
Bring a jar of these zesty, tangy olives as a hostess gift. Or keep it in the pantry so you're always prepared for a last minute party — just serve with sharp cheese!
Za'atar is the Middle Eastern spice that has been missing from your life — until now.
Introducing perfect little bites that won't weigh you down before the big course.
Refresh this classic soup by making your own spice shake with cumin, pepitas, and other quintessential fall flavors.
Half sweet, half savory, and totally Thanksgiving-appropriate.
Because we clearly need more potatoes on our Thanksgiving menu.
This is basically what happens when you put garlic bread in a bundt pan — and cover it with Gruyere cheese. SO. MUCH. YES.
Since these tarts are miniature that means we can eat all of them in one sitting — isn't that how it works?!
You won't even need butter for these flavor-packed biscuits. (But we all know there's a difference between want and need.)
Give guests a preview of the big meal. These three-bite sliders feature Thanksgiving's best flavors: turkey, sage, and cranberry.
Throw a few onions on the grill to use in this crazy-delicious dip that can sit in the fridge a few days before serving. Too cold? Roast the onions inside instead.
These meatballs are good enough to make your Nonna proud. Assemble them without the sauce and freeze for up to three months.
Psst, you might want to save this cheesy mustard sauce for your main course.
Butternut squash is a holiday go-to. Follow this step-by-step guide to learn how to properly peel one of the sweetest winter squashes.
Who doesn't love a plate of cheese? You can make these mini cheese balls two days ahead and keep them in the fridge — if you can go that long without popping 'em all in your mouth.
Spiked with rum, this pecan-crusted cherry cream cheese log is a surefire way to get the Thanksgiving party started.