Make-Ahead Recipes

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  • Easy Turkey Brine Recipe
    15 min
    This simple turkey brine is infused with sage and citrus and makes a super moist, flavorful Thanksgiving turkey! Brine for 12 to 24 hours before cooking.
  • Baked Ziti
    1 hr, 5 min
    Baked Ziti - classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses. So EASY and so good!
  • Best ever dry brined turkey after roasting
    2 hrs, 15 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo
    Want the most perfectly moist, flavorful, and juicy Thanksgiving turkey? Try dry-brining! All you do is rub the turkey with salt and let it hang out in the fridge for 24 to 72 hours. No muss, no fuss. The best turkey you'll ever eat will soon be yours!
  • Make Ahead Sweet Potato Casserole with Marshmallows
    1 hr
    Vegetarian
    Sweet potato casserole topped with gooey marshmallows! Have you ever made this holiday classic? You should! Roast the potatoes first—it deepens their flavor and makes them easy to peel. Easy to make ahead, too!
  • How to Cook Steak Sous Vide
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo
    The EASIEST and BEST way to make steak is cooking it sous vide. It's precise and will cook the steak exactly to your preferred doneness. A quick sear on a skillet to finish, and you’ve got the best steak EVER.
  • Best Deviled Eggs
    30 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    It's not a party without deviled eggs! Deviled eggs are a classic for all kinds of gatherings, whether it's an Easter brunch or a summer picnic or just because.
  • BBQ Spice Rub for Ribs - bbq spice label on jar
    5 min
    This BBQ Spice Rub isn't just for ribs! It also goes great on pork chops, pork loin, and pork shoulder! You can even add it to your favorite BBQ sauce for an extra kick.
  • Two Glasses of Coquito
    40 min
    Think of Coquito as the Puerto Rican version of eggnog! It's made with a blend of coconut ingredients, cinnamon, and rum. One batch makes plenty for a party.
  • Lemon Curd Cheesecake - whole cheese cake with lemon curd on top and someone is about to take a slice out of it
    9 hrs, 30 min
    This is the creamiest, most delectable, most lemony cheesecake! It's speckled with lemon zest and topped with tart, luscious lemon curd. It's just what you need to satisfy that sweet-tart craving.
  • Sloppy Joes with Turkey Recipe
    36 min
    These Turkey Sloppy Joes are family-tested and kid-approved, plus lean ground turkey is a great healthy option for weeknight dinners. Embrace the mess and your kids will, too!
  • Turkey Chili ready to serve
    1 hr, 30 min
    Gluten-Free
    Easy Turkey Chili, great for turkey leftovers! With shredded turkey meat, kidney beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes and chili.
  • Biscuits and Gravy Bake
    1 hr
    The Southern favorite, biscuits and gravy, gets the casserole treatment! Assemble the gravy ahead of time; make this for a hungry brunching crowd, and you'll taste why it's a classic!
  • Chicken Freezer Meal with Chicken Tenders-close up of chicken, potatoes, olives and swiss chard
    2 hrs, 50 min
    One pan? Yes, please! This French Herbes de Provence skillet chicken uses chicken tenders, potatoes, olives, and spinach make quick work for this weeknight, freezer friendly meal.
  • Make Ahead French Toast Casserole
    55 min
    This EASY French toast casserole has a super crunchy cinnamon-sugar top! Bake right away, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Give your family a treat this Saturday morning!
  • Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
    35 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Bruschetta with tomato and basil! Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.
  • Best homemade hummus in a white bowl
    5 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.
  • How To Make Cold Brew Coffee
    12 hrs, 10 min
    Make cold brew coffee at home! It's so easy, and your iced coffee will never taste watery or bitter again.
  • Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl - Bowl with sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and spinach
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Need a good make-ahead meal? These Quinoa Bowls are loaded with creamy black beans, vitamin packed sweet potatoes, wilted spinach, and crunchy pepitas! Make everything on a Sunday and you have work-day lunches ready for the week!

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