Thanksgiving Make-Ahead Recipes Share Print Who wants to be cooped up in the kitchen when you could be spending time with family and friends? Try our favorite make-ahead recipes that'll give you more time with your loved ones without sacrificing a tasty turkey dinner. Prev Next 2/11 Walnut & Cranberry Broccoli Salad Two days ahead, make this light salad by prepping the broccoli. Then, toss in walnuts and cranberries the following day. It's that easy! Get the recipe! Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!