A collection of 20 faster, shorter, and make-ahead recipes for the ultimate stress-free and delicious Thanksgiving
How to Plan
There's only so much oven space. So plan your menu accordingly, knowing that the turkey will hog the space for a few hours. While it rests, another dish or two can bake—but don't plan for more than that. In our sample menu, shown at left, the muffins and soufflé bake together at the same temperature, and everything else is made ahead or cooked on the stovetop.