Turkey is the star when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, but no feast would be complete without some delicious sides. That’s why we’ve rounded up our favorite Thanksgiving sides recipes. The best part? All of these dishes can be fully or partially prepared ahead of the big day, helping you spend more time with your loved ones — one more thing to be thankful for!

Macaroni Corn Pudding Casserole 

This comforting macaroni corn pudding casserole is super easy to make, only requiring you to mix everything together in a bowl before popping the mixture in the oven. Visit I Wash, You Dry for the directions and tips for prepping this casserole up to two days in advance.


Roasted Butternut Squash With Sage


Roasted butternut squash is a fall staple, so why not make it part of your Thanksgiving table? You can peel, cut, and roast your butternut squash the day before Thanksgiving, and store it in the fridge overnight. Finish up your recipe before serving with some sautéed garlic pine nuts. Visit Recipe Girl’s site for the full recipe.


Dairy-Free Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin

You can’t go wrong with potatoes as a side dish. These creamy potatoes au gratin are so satisfying and “cheesy” that you won’t even miss the dairy. You can assemble the potatoes and sauce the night before, so all you have to do is pop it in the oven before serving. Visit Mary’s Whole Life for the full recipe.


Deli-Style Pasta Salad

Fresh veggies, colorful pasta, and savoury salami mingle in this deli-style pasta salad that you can make ahead and store for up to three days. Check out the recipe from Taste of Home


Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet like dessert but hearty like a meal, this sweet potato casserole will be a hit with the whole family. In this original recipe from Live Well Bake Often, mashed sweet potatoes are topped with a crunchy pecan crumble. Check out the recipe for tips on making this casserole in advance.


Cornbread Sausage Stuffing 

Mix things up with this cornbread sausage stuffing that’s loaded with cranberries and pecans. Although completely assembling this stuffing ahead of time is not recommended, you can prep all the ingredients and keep them separate. Check Carls Bad Craving’s recipe and tips for prepping your ingredients in advance.


Ready to get organized for Thanksgiving with these make-ahead sides? Add the ingredients you’ll need to your Flipp shopping list to make sure you get everything on sale!

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