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14 Holiday Casserole Make Ahead Recipes
By: Jessica Farris, Editor, RecipeLion.com
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Your Christmas to-do list is growing ever longer, and so much of that time is spent in the kitchen. 'Tis the season to be jolly, not to slave over a hot stove while everyone else has all the fun! If you treasure your family, you probably don't want to spend the entire day cooking on Christmas Eve. But then, how will you finish dinner if you're playing with the kids?
With this list of 14 Holiday Casserole Make Ahead Recipes, you can have your cake—or, more accurately, your favorite Christmas casserole recipes—and eat them too! These delicious make ahead casseroles are savory and nutritious side dish recipes that will satisfy your family and leave you with enough time to join in the Christmas festivities. Make ahead recipes are the best option for busy hosts and hostesses who want to have fun this holiday season. With all of the extra time you'll save making these Christmas dinner casseroles, you can get down to more important things like wrapping presents, trimming the tree, building snow sculptures, singing carols and sipping eggnog. Have a happy, stress-free holiday!
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This delicious Acorn Squash Casserole with Garlic-Herb Crust is the epitome of gourmet recipes for Christmas. Acorn squash smothered with Parmesan cheese and Italian spices and surrounded by a warm, crumbly crust will melt in your mouth. You'd never know that winter squash recipes like this one are absolutely packed with essential vitamins. Make an unforgettable impression with this extremely easy make-ahead squash casserole recipe.
When I was little, I used to help my grandmother prepare hundreds of cans of green beans in the spring. Once the holiday season arrived, we would pull out a few cans and prepare about four creamy green bean casserole recipes to give as gifts and serve to the family. Canned green beans are the perfect casserole base because they taste great all year round. If you're making a green bean casserole this year, try one of these great make ahead casseroles. Once they're prepared, you can forget about them and then simply pop them in the oven before dinner! These green bean casserole recipes are also a great way to help kids get their vitamins. These Christmas casserole recipes are so good, you would never guess they are healthy too!
In my humble opinion, no holiday meal is complete without the warm, soothing spices of smooth sweet potato casserole recipes. After all, it tastes just like dessert for dinner! Sweet potatoes are inexpensive, nutritious and so simple to prepare. Add a few cooked sweet potatoes to a bowl and get mashing for everyone's favorite Christmas side dish recipes. These sweet potato casseroles are impossibly easy, and each one offers something new and different. Choose among the creamy, crunchy and classic flavors of these easy recipes, or make all three in no time!
In the midst of breads, rolls, mashed potatoes and cookies on the Christmas menu, the carbohydrates can become a bit overwhelming. Add a little more protein to the dinner table with these great chicken casserole recipes. These make ahead recipes will add a new spin to classic casseroles. Stuffing need not be a bland affair, and after all, who doesn't love chicken?
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