Favorite Winter Make-ahead

  • Duchess Potatoes
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
  • Cream of Mushroom Soup
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    Easy homemade cream of mushroom soup. Creamy without a lot of cream! Cremini mushrooms, stock, cream, shallots, butter, tarragon
  • Beef and beans chili
    1 hr, 45 min
    Everyone needs a recipe for classic beef chili. Make this one your go-to! It's made with corn, peppers, tomatoes, and beans, and makes enough to freeze for later!
  • Borscht
    2 hrs, 50 min
    Gluten-Free
    Delicious borscht soup made with fresh red beets, beef shank, onions, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, dill, and sour cream.
  • Roasted Butternut Squash Sauté
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Great side dish for the holidays! Roasted cubes of butternut squashed tossed with balsamic sautéed onions, kale, pecans, dried cranberries.
  • Homemade Chicken and Rice Soup
    45 min
    Gluten-Free
    One-Pot Chicken and Rice Soup! Throw bone-in chicken, rice, and vegetables together in a pot and simmer until they're done. It's the easiest soup ever, ready in under an hour.
  • Mushroom Barley Soup
    1 hr, 45 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Vegan Mushroom Barley Soup! Add soy sauce, balsamic, a mix of dried and fresh mushrooms, and spinach for a modern take on this classic recipe.
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    3 hrs, 40 min
    Say goodbye to last minute holiday stress with our simple make-ahead turkey gravy! Friends and family will be asking for the recipe for days to come, and you'll be patting yourself on the back for planning ahead.
  • Close up of the best chocolate cheeescake with dripping ganache frosting on a white background.
    14 hrs
    Calling all chocolate lovers! This Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is rich, creamy, and decadent. The chocolate cookie base is the perfect crisp foundation for the luscious, creamy filling. The whole thing is topped with none other than chocolate ganache. Make this chocolate cheesecake for a rainy day or your holiday table.
  • Single slice of easy dutch apple pie with a scoop of ice cream
    1 hr, 25 min
    Let the scent of apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove fill the air while this crumble-topped Dutch Apple Pie bakes away in your oven. Fall has never tasted so good. You can also freeze and bake this pie when you’re ready.
  • Perfectly tender pot roast piled onto a gray plate with carrots and potatoes and covered in gravy.
    8 hrs, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    Pot Roast with gravy is comfort food at its finest. Put it in a slow cooker to make all of your chilly winter dreams come true. Carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms cook low and slow along with the roast while you’re at work. Dinner is ready when you are!
  • Pork and Beef Meatballs - skillet with meatballs and sauce
    40 min
    Pork and beef meatballs stuffed with melty, gooey mozzarella, swimming in a rich tomato sauce makes for a filling weeknight meal! The best part? This recipe is on the table in 40 minutes.
  • Best Tomato Soup Recipe - bowls of tomato soup on table with bread
    40 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    This Classic Tomato Soup is rich with a velvety texture. It’s easy to make with canned tomatoes, and perfectly suited for all of your grilled cheese dipping needs. Better than a can of Campbell's and just about as easy!
  • A baking dish with classic Thanksgiving sage, sausage and apple stuffing.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Classic Thanksgiving stuffing is the perfect dish to serve alongside your holiday bird. It’s easy to make with sausage, toasted sourdough, and just a touch of sweetness from diced apples. This is the stuffing recipe to end all stuffing recipes.
  • 1 hr, 45 min
    Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is loaded with cheese, fresh sage, and roasted red peppers. This vegetarian casserole makes a rich, decadent main dish or the perfect vegetarian holiday side.
  • Homemade Vegan mushroom gravy poured over a pile of mashed potatoes on a white and brown plate with a fork.
    45 min
    Dairy-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Vegan Mushroom Gravy is rich with the earthy flavor of cremini mushrooms and intensified with an umami kick from soy sauce and miso. Pour this vegan gravy over mashed potatoes on your Thanksgiving table. Freezes well, too!
  • Chicken Stew Recipe
    1 hr, 15 min
    When it's cold and you need to warm up from the inside, this Hearty Roasted Vegetable and Chicken Stew is precisely what you need. It's creamy and thick with chunks of carrot, potato, and mushroom. A sunny blend of spices (turmeric, cumin, and harissa) perks up the whole pot.