No-Cook Recipes for the Night Before Thanksgiving

Give your oven – and yourself – a break on Thanksgiving Eve and whip up these no-cook recipes for your holiday crowd.

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Jeff Mauro’s monster Muffaletta sandwich feeds 8, so just double it if you’ve got a large crew descending upon your house for Thanksgiving. All it takes is a little assembly of deli meats, cheeses and olive salad to serve up a taste of New Orleans.

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Armando Rafael Moutela, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved.

If your crowd prefers to eat light the night before Thanksgiving, Bobby’s chicken salad is the perfect dinner solution. The chicken is a rotisserie, so it couldn’t be easier to throw together.

Make a big batch of this creamy no-cook oatmeal the night before and refrigerate overnight. Your family will wake up to a satisfying, but not-too-filling breakfast on the morning of the feast, and you don’t have to lift a finger!

FNK HEALTHY NOBAKE PEANUT BUTTER CHEESECAKE BARS, Food Network Kitchen, Semisweet Chocolate, Unsalted Butter, Graham Crackers, Unflavored Powdered Gelatin, LowFat Cream Cheese, Buttermilk, Peanut Butter, Light Brown Sugar, Vanilla Extract, HoneyRoasted Peanuts

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Before you binge on Thanksgiving pie, snack on these peanut butter cheesecake bars that require zero bake time. They’re even on the lighter side – made with low-fat cream cheese and buttermilk – but don’t bother telling the skeptics. These bars are so delicious, they’ll never notice the difference!

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Prefer not to cook at all the night before Thanksgiving? Check out our pizza guide for the best delivery pies near you.

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