Use Our Free Thanksgiving Printables to Meal Prep Like a Pro!

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From grocery shopping lists to perfectly planned cooking times, our free Thanksgiving printables ensure a stress-free turkey day!

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Thanksgiving should be fun and worry-free. 🦃

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Are you cooking and hosting this year? I am! But it’s okay, WE GOT THIS!

If you want the key to a stress-free turkey day, then follow my lead as I help you plan a stress-free holiday. Let’s get organized today, so we can enjoy the special day.

To help you get set, we’re sharing these FREE Thanksgiving printables to guide you from planning and preparation to your very last bite.

free printable thanksgiving meal prep sheets

I’ve broken down the perfect Thanksgiving day into three FREE printable sheets as a fun and helpful Gobble Guide! This will help to get you organized in advance so you can pull off an incredible gathering to enjoy with your loved ones this year.

The key is to plan ahead and stay organized, so let’s start planning now so things will run smoothly on the day of Thanksgiving. You’ll be so glad you followed these tips so you can actually be able to relax & enjoy your meal and your family time this year! 😋

hand holding pen on thanksgiving printable sheet

1. Thanksgiving Menu Plan

Use this FREE printable as a plan to write out what you’re serving for your Thanksgiving menu. My printable even has plenty of space to write your entire grocery list! From sides to the main course, there’s a section for everything so nothing will be forgotten this year!

Hip Tip: Eating keto?! We have a keto Thanksgiving meal plan on our sister site, including a printable grocery list!

hand holding pen on thanksgiving timeline printable

2. Thanksgiving Prep Timeline

Use this FREE printable as a checklist to prep ahead on tasks to make sure you’re on track as Thanksgiving approaches. It’ll let you know how soon to thaw the turkey, and I even included tips on what can be made in advance. Some dishes can even be done as many as 5 days in advance, so be sure to print this one ASAP!

thanksgiving printable with portions

3. Thanksgiving Portions Cheat Sheet

Use this FREE printable to know how much food you’ll need for each dish you’re serving this year. This cheat sheet can help you plan accordingly for families and Thanksgiving celebrations of all sizes!

I’ve hosted many Thanksgiving celebrations, so here’s some additional advice I have to offer: 

three Thanksgiving side dishes from Home Chef

Get help from others.

Try to assign a few of the menu items to other family members or guests who will be joining you this Thanksgiving. Doing this will make things less overwhelming when you have fewer dishes to make. Even if it’s small details or tasks like bringing beverages or ice, this can take something off your “to-do” list.

turkey sales at Albertson's

Use coupons and check local in-store sales.

Start looking for coupons and sales early! Last year, I scored a 15-pound turkey that was on sale for just $11.49 total at my local Albertson’s store. They price-match local grocery stores for their Signature Farms frozen turkeys, and it was such a great deal.

In fact, we’re sharing tips on how you may be able to get a FREE turkey for Thanksgiving this year!

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Utilize your other appliances.

Oven space can be an issue come Thanksgiving Day, so with that said, make sure you’re using your other small appliances to help. You could use a slow cooker for warming mashed potatoes, a toaster oven for heating casseroles, and so on.

Air fryers are fabulous too! Check out my review on the Beautiful by Drew Barrymore collection from Walmart and make sure to check out our full lineup of air fryer recipes to try something new this year. Plus, watch the stores for their annual Black Friday air fryer sales, so if you don’t already have one, you can score a great deal on a new air fryer!

plate of frozen Rhodes dinner rolls at Thanksgiving dinner

Buy premade foods to lessen the load.

There’s no shame in using meal shortcuts like frozen pie dough, store-bought stuffing mix, pre-made pies, etc. In fact, my family often bakes frozen Rhodes yeast dinner rolls at Thanksgiving as they are so fluffy and actually taste homemade!

No matter what others are doing, do what works for you and your family – even if that means keeping things as simple as possible!

Hip Tip: Want to get literally everything pre-made this Thanksgiving? These places often offer entire Thanksgiving meals for pickup or delivery!

Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and side dished on the table

And remember…

Thanksgiving is a day to be thankful, stuff your bellies full of good food, and enjoy the holiday with loved ones. Don’t forget to be in the moment, stay unplugged, and try not to stress over everything being super perfect. It’s the memories your kids will remember most! ❤️

Happy Thanksgiving, Hip2Savers!

Caramelized Bacon & Green Beans

Eating low-carb or keto this year?

woman wearing thanksgiving hat pointing to keto meal plan

I’ve got ya covered for that too! If you check out our sister site, Hip2Keto, we’re sharing plenty of Thanksgiving keto recipes, more free printables for your convenience, and even a keto grocery list so shopping for your Thanksgiving food has never been easier!

Wait there’s more! Check out these additional free Thanksgiving printables

free thanksgiving printables for wine bottles
We also have free printable wine labels, coloring sheets for kids, place cards, and more! These are so fun and festive to use for Thanksgiving.

Start planning your Black Friday shopping – deals have already begun!

About the writer:

Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 11 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.

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Comments 4

  1. Ldilsaver

    Thank you for putting these together for everyone! Very helpful 😊

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh sure! Glad to. 😀

  2. BobbyAnn34

    Thanks so much!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh you’re welcome! Thanks for stopping by!

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