These make ahead holiday side dishes will give you one less thing to do for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, freeing up important time and energy. You know so that you can make more food! Or visit with family or do that puzzle or watch football. Whatever it is you want to spend your time doing, making side dishes probably isn’t at the top of the list.
Make Ahead Holiday Side Dishes
These are the perfect accompaniment to any holiday meal.
No one has to know that you just pulled these out of your freezer just before cooking.
Make Ahead Southern Cornbread
This goes with just about any meal.
Having side dishes such as this one in the freezer allows me to pull out a main and a side dish together and have supper completely done ahead.
Who doesn’t love a good mac and cheese?! It’s the ultimate in comfort food.
This is a classic make-ahead stuffing mix you can prep entirely the day before.
These sautéed green beans with bacon, cranberries, and almonds are delicious and go well alongside anything at your Thanksgiving and Christmas meals.
These are simple, fresh tasting and surrounded by puff pastry, which always makes everything better.
The potatoes are cooked to tender perfection in a creamy, cheesy sauce with a golden crunchy top.
Did someone say “make ahead gravy”? Yep! Make it weeks ahead of time, then just thaw and warm it up in a saucepan on the big day. Having it pre-made takes the pressure off.
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