As we all know, preparing a delicious Thanksgiving dinner can be quite stressful and overwhelming. And the day before Thanksgiving Dinner can be especially stressul because you don't want anything too heavy, and you want something that's quick, easy and won't leave the kitchen a mess.
That's why I've put together this collection of easy recipes that are perfect for the days leading up to the big feast.
Whether you're looking for quick and easy meals or want to get a head start on your Thanksgiving dinner prep, I've got you covered!
These recipes are designed to save you time and effort while still delivering great flavor.
I've carefully curated this selection of recipes to cater to all tastes and dietary restrictions, so no one is left out.
Need a vegetarian option? I have plenty of plant-based recipes that are sure to impress.
Looking for one pot dishes to keep the mess contained? I have plenty of Instant Pot, Sheet Pan and Slow Cooker recipes.
And with easy-to-follow instructions, even novice cooks can whip up these dishes with confidence.
So forget about the stress and panic of last minute meal planning. Let our easy recipes guide you through the days before Thanksgiving, so you can spend more time enjoying the holiday with your loved ones.
And who knows? You might even discover some new family favorites along the way! So don't wait any longer
Day Before Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
The week of Thanksgiving is a busy time for many people as they prepare for the big feast. With so many tasks to take care of, it's easy to get overwhelmed and stressed out.
That's why planning easy dinners in advance can be extremely beneficial.
Having a plan for dinner each night takes the guesswork out of meal planning and can help save time and energy. Instead of trying to come up with ideas on the spot, you already have a list of delicious and convenient recipes to choose from.
This means less stress for you and more time to focus on other important tasks leading up to Thanksgiving.
Benefits of Meal Planning Before Thanksgiving
Planning easy dinners in advance allows for better utilization of fresh ingredients and reduces food waste. By planning out meals for the week, you can make sure to use up any perishable items before they go bad.
This not only saves money but also helps reduce food waste and promotes sustainability
Having easy dinner ideas on hand can provide a break from all the heavy and rich foods typically enjoyed during Thanksgiving week. It's important to have some lighter and more nutritious options in the mix to balance out the indulgent holiday meals.
Plus, it's always nice to have something quick and easy to prepare on those busy days leading up to Thanksgiving.
So don't stress over last minute meal planning during Thanksgiving week. Plan ahead with our collection of delicious and convenient recipes for a stress-free and enjoyable holiday season
Quick Dinner Tools
One of my favorite ways to get an easy meal on the table with no mess is to make one pot meals. I've put together a list of my favorite kitchen tools that can be found on Amazon (these are affiliate links):
More Easy Dinner Ideas
When you're in the mood for a cozy meal, my Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup will hit the spot! It's an easy one dish meal that's delicious any time of year.
Put a fun twist on Taco Night with Chicken Taco "Cupcakes". Wonton wrappers make tacos into cute little cupcakes. Kids love these!
Here in Minnesota, when the weather starts to cool down it means it's time for Wild Rice Soup. It's a cozy and easy dinner that's perfect for fall or winter.
We love casseroles in our house and one of our family favorites is Butternut Squash and Wild Rice casserole. It's a one pan dinner that's so easy to make!