Make-Ahead Side Dishes

Stress less and celebrate more by doing the prep for these sides in advance.

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes
Prep these cranberry-studded potatoes up to a day in advance, then heat before serving.
Sausage and Tortellini Soup
Smoked sausage stars in this easy slow cooker soup that's perfect for large celebrations.
Butterhead Salad with Smoky Ranch
Prep the dressing a few hours in advance for an almost-instant side dish at dinner.
Savory Butternut Squash Dressing
Butternut squash, cranberries, shallots, and sourdough bread give this dressing incredible flavor.
Basic Potatoes Au Gratin
Serve this hearty side dish the classic way or try our yummy suggestions for jazzing it up.
Creamy Cranberry Salad
Perfect for Christmas, this creamy gelatin mold boasts a delicious blend of bright fruit flavors.

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