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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes

Find the best make-ahead Thanksgiving recipes (that are also easy) to share with your family this year.

With just a handful of nutritious ingredients, we love to make these and enjoy them each fall for breakfast, snack time, or as a simple side dish for dinner.

Healthy Pumpkin Muffins

Make these healthy (and so easy) Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins to share with the kids for breakfast or snack—with or without chocolate chips!

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

You can quickly stir together this Healthy Pumpkin Bars recipe (with oatmeal and low added sugar) for breakfast, snack time, or even dessert.

Healthy Pumpkin Bars Recipe

This bread has the classic flavor and moist crumb of a traditional Pumpkin Bread, but with half the sugar.

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Combine a handful of simple ingredients into fresh Cranberry Orange Muffins to share with the kids come breakfast or snack time.

Cranberry Orange Muffins

Filled with bright cranberry and citrus flavors, this Cranberry Orange Bread is a perfect breakfast, snack, or make-ahead holiday side for this time of the year.

Fresh Cranberry Orange Bread

Transform fresh pumpkin into a perfectly smooth pumpkin baby food. Serve it as is, combine with other flavors and nutrients, and learn tips for freezing it too!

Pumpkin Baby Food

Learn the easiest way to turn fresh acorn squash into Acorn Squash Baby Food—as both a puree and a baby-led weaning finger food.

Acorn Squash Baby Food

Perfectly creamy Sweet Potato Puree is one of our very favorite easy side dishes (and baby foods!).

Sweet Potato Puree

Learn how to roast pumpkin to use as pumpkin puree in pie, in baked goods, and in other seasonal recipes. With freezing tips too!

Roasted Pumpkin Puree

Learn how to make quick and flavorful Green Bean Baby Food as a baby-led weaning food or as a Stage 1 or 2 puree.

Green Bean Baby Food

With a super simple, lightly sweetened dough, these Thanksgiving Cookies are such a fun dessert to make and share with the kids.

Spiced Thanksgiving Cookies

With a simple stir-together method, these easy Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are a perfect fall dessert to share with the kids!

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Bake up a tender and flakey double crust Cranberry Apple Pie that’s bursting with fresh flavor and festive colors to share with the family.

Cranberry Apple Pie

With an easy stir-together method and a naturally sweet flavor, this delicious Sweet Potato Cake is a festive holiday dessert!

Sweet Potato Cake

With an easy technique and a simple reheat-to-perfection method, these are a great way to get ahead for holiday meals when you’re busy with all of the things.

Make-Ahead Mashed Potatoes

With a super easy method and perfectly tender results, this easy side dish can be on the table in 10 minutes to share with the whole family!

Best Boiled Green Beans

Learn the easiest way to make Roasted Acorn Squash to share with the kids as a side dish at family dinner.

Easy Roasted Acorn Squash

These quick stove top Cinnamon Apples cook in under 10 minutes, are perfectly tender, and can be served with or without added sugar.

Quick Cinnamon Apples

You can quickly make a batch of Cranberry Orange Sauce with this simple 30-minute recipe.

Cranberry Orange Sauce

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Tip: Make 1 or more recipes ahead of time to reduce the work you need to do on the actual holiday. Visit the blog for even more tips and tricks!