12 Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Sides for a Stress-Free Day

Few things are more rewarding than hosting close friends and family for a homemade Thanksgiving feast, but the leadup to the meal can be stressful. After all, most Thanksgiving dishes involve baking and are best served straight from the oven, so the hours before guests arrive are often rushed. 

If you'd rather spend more time with loved ones than slaving away in the kitchen, make sure you add some make-ahead dishes to your Thanksgiving menu. Though fall salads are an obvious option, there are a few other dishes that can be prepped the day before or the morning of Thanksgiving. From a crockpot mashed potato dish that basically cooks itself to hearty soups that can be prepped in advance and heated when guests arrive, these are the best easy side dishes for Thanksgiving. 

What are you making for Thanksgiving? Tag your Instagram posts #MyDomaineEats to share your recipes.