These community-favorite make ahead Thanksgiving recipes save effort on the big day and free us up to enjoy more of our favorite holiday traditions.

Rely on a few of these tried-and-true recipes that get the work out of the way days, weeks, and even months in advance. Don't forget about using your crock pot on Thanksgiving to make things easier, too.

Does your family have any go-to make ahead recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes, appetizers or desserts? Review your favorites below!


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