The holidays are the happiest and most stressful time of year. Make your meal prep a lot simpler with these 5 make-ahead holiday recipes.
Apple and Pomegranate Cranberry Salsa 1 of 6Forget cranberry sauce from a jar — this cranberry salsa features crunchy apples and juicy pomegranates with a zing of orange. No one will suspect this fresh-tasting side dish was made ahead of time.
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Leek and Mushroom Wild Rice 3 of 6This nutty wild rice paired with leeks and mushrooms is the side dish that keeps on giving — not only can you make it ahead of time, but leftovers make a great addition to homemade soups post-holiday.
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Sweet Potato Casserole 4 of 6This sweet and crunchy holiday classic is sure to get your guests going back for seconds. They’ll never know it only took you seconds to put together.
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Apple Tartlets 5 of 6Forgo the plates and forks but not the classic apple pie. These kid-approved tartlets can be prepared up to two weeks before the holiday and are just the right size for tiny hands. Make Apple Tartlets »
Pumpkin Pie with Cardamom Cream 6 of 6The addition of cardamom cream sets this pumpkin pie apart from the rest. Make the pie two days ahead of time and then pipe on the cream for an extra-special presentation.
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