You don’t need more stress over cooking your Thanksgiving feast. Instead, throw together something quick and simple for dinner the night before, whether you’re feeding just your normal crew or a houseful of guests. Read on for some fast-and-easy, no-fuss ideas for Thanksgiving Eve.
This rich and creamy meal is incredibly healthy, easy to customize, and comes together in a flash. Don’t skip Gathering Dreams’ recommendation to include a tablespoon of freshly grated ginger; it adds a zingy sweetness that can’t be replicated by dried ginger powder.
Diethood brings everything you love about chicken enchiladas into this comforting soup. No complicated prep work needed here—just grab those extra cans from your pantry, toss everything in your slow cooker, and forget the mess. This soup also freezes nicely, so you can make it a few days in advance.
Skip the takeout for this one-pan cheesy taco bake from Goodtaste! Just 5 ingredients makes for the perfect Thanksgiving Eve family-style feast. Simply assemble the tacos in a baking dish and bake until the cheese is melted and the shells are crispy and warm. Customize with your favorite toppings for endless possibilities!
This sheet pan meal from Crunchy Creamy Sweet is so easy to throw together while you’re prepping for Thanksgiving Day. Pick and choose from the veggies you already have in your fridge, and if you’re not in the mood for some heat, use chicken sausage for a lighter alternative. You can even save the leftovers to cook with eggs for a filling Thanksgiving breakfast.
This salad from Grandbaby Cakes doesn’t call for any extra fuss and makes for a crisp fall dinner. Feel free to get creative here and toss in your favorite seasonal additions, like pumpkin seeds, roasted sweet potatoes, or leftover roast chicken.
We love an easy cleanup, especially around Thanksgiving! This one-skillet dinner takes only 30 minutes to make and produces golden-brown chicken with a silky mushroom sauce. Martha Stewart brings this restaurant-worthy dish to a new level with fresh thyme and white wine, which cuts beautifully through the heaviness that comes with certain mushroom sauces—it’ll be an impressive Thanksgiving Eve meal!