Favorite Winter Make-ahead

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  • Horizontal view of white plate with slice of small batch lasagna and garnished with chopped parsley. A partial view of the baked lasagna in the glass pan is to the right of the plate. Above the plate to the left is a small bowl of lettuce and a tumbler. A fork is on the left of the plate.
    1 hr, 5 min
    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.
  • Duchess Potatoes
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
  • Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup in a bowl
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This easy homemade cream of mushroom soup is creamy without a lot of cream! It's made with loads of mushrooms and that's about it. So quick and easy, you'll never buy the canned version again.
  • 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.
  • Red Lentil Dal
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    This easy Indian dal is ready in under an hour, and makes a satisfying vegetarian lunch or dinner. Serve with rice or naan. This soup also keeps well and can be frozen for up to three months.
  • 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.
  • spiced mulled wine recipe for christmas
    30 min
    Mulled wine is a must-have drink for the holidays – spicy, warm, perfect for parties, and super easy to make, especially if you use a slow cooker! This one is simmered with ginger and brandy for a little extra oomph.
  • 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.
  • A bowl of creamy potato soup recipe
    50 min
    This Easy Potato Soup with Bacon is so rich and creamy, you'll think there's cheese in it, but there's not! Top your bowl with bacon and crispy skillet croutons for a delicious weeknight meal.
  • 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.
  • Easy healthy shepherd's pie recipe
    1 hr, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    This Healthy Shepherd's Pie calls for olive oil instead of butter, extra-lean ground beef, lots of vegetables, and a cauliflower-potato mash topping for a lighter take on the classic that's still FULL of flavor!
  • 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!
  • Bowl of easy homemade creamy tortellini soup with sausage, carrots, and spinach
    1 hr, 10 min
    This easy tortellini soup is loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, and cheese-filled pasta. The short ingredient list makes this soup the perfect weeknight dinner. It's light on the cream but rich in flavor, with an added protein boost from puréed cannellini beans.
  • 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.

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