52 Make-Ahead Christmas Dinner Ideas That’ll Save You Stress
Dips, spiced nuts, and deviled eggs are perfect make-ahead options since they can be tucked away in the fridge and pulled up when you need them — no reheating required.
Main dishes that can be prepared in the slow cooker or fully cooked and rewarmed for dinner are your best options. Things like a pasta bake, brisket, and short ribs are especially great as they often taste better the next day.
Hearty casseroles, grain salads, and creamy vegetable dishes are always good bets when you want to get a head start.
There are plenty of desserts that can be made ahead of time, but for something extra festive, we love red and white peppermint roll cake, spiced bundt cake, or tiramisu.