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 3/11 Sweet Potato & Apple Gratin Cooking this dish two days ahead allows the sweet potatoes and apples to soak up the flavors of the onion sauce. It's a win-win for all! Get the recipe! Get our best 30-minute dinner ideas now!