30+ Make Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Recipes

Shannon Cairns

September 17, 2022

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These make ahead and freeze Thanksgiving recipes are the perfect way to make your Thanksgiving cooking less stressful! Choose from desserts, sides, appetizers and more!

Make Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Recipes
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Thanksgiving cooking can be so stressful – especially if you’re limited on kitchen space!

This list of make ahead and freeze Thanksgiving recipes will give you so many awesome ideas to make in advance and stick in the freezer for the big day!

If you’re hosting the Thanksgiving meal this year (have you read my tips for hosting Thanksgiving on a budget?), these recipes are the perfect way to free up some time and eliminate some stress for you so you can enjoy your holiday!

What can I make and freeze for Thanksgiving?

There are a TON of recipes you can make and freeze for Thanksgiving! Plan your cooking around what you can make and freeze in advance:

  • Sides. Lots of side dishes can be made and frozen in advance. This can free up lots of oven space and time.
  • Gravy. Gravies freeze well usually and can be made in advance and frozen to be re-heated on Thanksgiving day.
  • Desserts. Most desserts freeze well, and thinks like pies and cheesecakes really freeze well! Choose one of the awesome options below for an easy make ahead Thanksgiving dessert.
  • Appetizers. Don’t waste precious cooking time on Thanksgiving making appetizers, make them in advance and freeze them instead!

How to freeze recipes for Thanksgiving:

Each one of these recipes below can be made in advance and frozen to reheat for Thanksgiving. Click each link that you want to make, and scroll through the post to see all the tips and freezing instructions.

Not all recipes freeze the same way, so be sure to follow the tips and instructions for each recipe, and see how far in advance you can make and freeze each one.

Make Ahead and Freeze Thanksgiving Recipes

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I’m a wife, mom of three, doctor, and blogger! In 2018, I decided to turn my mom blog, into a personal finance blog so others could follow along on our journey to pay off over HALF a MILLION dollars in student loan and practice start up debt. I hope you enjoy following along, and maybe even find some inspiration along the way.

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