All 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!
  • A close up side view of a glass casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooping out the potato casserole.
    1 hr, 5 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!
  • 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
    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.
  • Fluffy quinoa in a bowl.
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    Tired of clumpy, wet quinoa? Worry no more! Cook the lightest, fluffiest quinoa in 20 minutes; then add it to salads, bowls, and wraps. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a big batch, and use this gluten-free, protein-rich “grain” all week!
  • 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.
  • Two homemade peach cobbler ice cream cones are set on either side of a cone with sliced peaches.
    20 min
    No ice cream maker? No problem! Get ready to enjoy summer peaches at their best with this No-Churn Peach Cobbler Ice Cream. It’s easy and only takes 20 minutes to make. The hard part is waiting for it to freeze!
  • 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.
  • Italian zucchini recipe of two sausage stuffed zucchini on a platter.
    1 hr, 15 min
    Have a few extra-large zucchinis? Stuff them with Italian sausage, onions, garlic, tomato, and fresh breadcrumbs, and bake. (Swap in medium-sized zucchinis, too!)
  • 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.
  • 3 bean salad recipe
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Who doesn't love an easy three bean salad, perfect for summer picnics and potlucks?! This classic American picnic salad has cannellini beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, celery, red onion, parsley, and a sweet and sour dressing.
  • Overhead view of a homemade coconut cream pie with a slice removed and set on a plate to the right.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Toasted coconut and creamy custard in a perfectly flaky pie crust topped with pillowy whipped cream: this is all you need to make any day feel like a day at the beach. This toasted coconut cream pie will become a family favorite in no time!
  • Rib rub recipe in a jar with a bbq spice label on jar
    5 min
    This BBQ Spice Rub is fantastic for ribs, but it's also 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.
  • The best cinnamon rolls frosted with cream cheese frosting.
    9 hrs, 50 min
    These Homemade Cinnamon Rolls taste like they came from a bakery! They're soft and fluffy, and topped with a thick layer of cream cheese frosting. A make-ahead dough breaks up the work.
  • 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.

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