All Make-ahead Comfort Food

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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • Sloppy Joe
    40 min
    Best Ever Sloppy Joes! These cook in one pot, with ground beef, onions, garlic, carrots, and celery, in sweet-and-sour tomato sauce. Served messy on purpose, over hamburger buns.
  • how to make twice baked potatoes
    1 hr, 45 min
    Gluten-Free
    When is the last time you had Twice Baked Potatoes? Here are two variations on a classic recipe: one with a cheddar cheese and bacon stuffing, the other with a blue cheese and chives stuffing.
  • Easy Stuffed Peppers baked in a casserole dish
    1 hr
    Gluten-Free
    These Stuffed Bell Peppers are such a classic. They're made with a mix of ground beef, rice, onions, tomatoes, and spices. No need to pre-cook the filling — just stuff, bake, and serve!
  • Classic Green Bean Casserole
    1 hr, 5 min
    Classic green bean casserole with fried onion topping, from scratch! Easy to make ahead. So much better than canned!
  • Three Cheese Lasagna
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy lasagna with pesto and greens! Great make-ahead meal for the fridge or freezer.
  • 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.
  • A dish of macaroni salad with tuna and celery on a marble surface
    30 min
    This family favorite tuna macaroni salad is made with canned tuna, elbow mac, bell peppers, parsley, green onion, iceberg lettuce, and mayonnaise. Try it for your next potluck, BBQ, or family gathering.
  • Paleo Thanksgiving Stuffing
    1 hr, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Paleo
    Gluten-free and Paleo Thanksgiving stuffing! Sweet potatoes, ground pork, and onions with a crunchy nut topping. Make-ahead!
  • Onion Potato Gratin
    1 hr, 5 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Onion potato gratin with sliced Yukon Gold potatoes, baked with onions, with heavy cream and Gruyere and Parmesan cheeses.
  • 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.
  • Close up photo of of crispy chicken thighs with cubed potatoes and greens visible in the dish. Serving fork and spoon are on the upper edge of the skillet. The chicken is sprinkled with herbs and a striped grey linen is behind the skillet.
    1 hr
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo
    Crispy skillet chicken is cooked in a flavorful lemon broth and served on a bed of Swiss chard, potatoes, and carrots. This bistro-style oven braised chicken with vegetables has everything you love about cozy comfort food.

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