All Make-Ahead Dinner Recipes

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  • Fish Cakes with Herb Mayonnaise - fish cakes with herbs and lemon
    1 hr, 37 min
    Make leftover fish sing with these fish cakes seasoned with fresh herbs, capers, mustard, and scallions. Don't skip the tarragon mayo -- it's the perfect sauce for these cakes. Leftovers never looked so good!
  • Boneless Skinless Chicken in the Instant Pot cook the chicken
    Yes, you can take frozen chicken directly from the freezer and cook it in the pressure cooker! Just add some water, turn it on, and let it cook. Dinner is on the way.
  • 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!
  • Baked Sweet Potatoes with Chorizo
    1 hr, 35 min
    Gluten-Free
    Check out these Chorizo-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes! That's right: Russets aren't the only potatoes worth stuffing! Here, we're stuffing roasted sweet potatoes with a mixture of spicy chorizo, tangy cotija cheese, peppers, and onions.
  • Cheesy, broccoli, bacon loaded baked potato on a white plate with a salad of spinach and tomato behind it on a white plate. The potato is sliced down each side and the top and bottom. Chopped bacon, broccoli, scallions and shredded cheddar cheese are on the potato. A spoonful of sour cream is in the middle of the potato. A fork is to the right of the plate.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    These LOADED baked potatoes turn a standard side dish into a full-on entrée. Packed with steamed broccoli, bacon, cheddar, sour cream, and chives, they are a meal on their own! They are quick to toss together, have a variety of different flavors and ingredients, and are economical to make in bulk.
  • 4 Skillet Chicken Freezer Meals
    Busy weeks call for freezer meals and skillet dinners! Southwestern, Italian, Herbes de Provence, and Chinese 5-Spice—each one of these skillet chicken dinner is packed with vegetables and on the table in about 35 minutes!
  • Dips vegetables fruit and olives for mediterranean mezze platter
    20 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    A mezze platter is an easy, fun, and family-friendly dinner! Use the ingredients listed as a starting point, with room to swap in other dips, vegetables, or fruits depending on what’s in season and what you have on hand.
  • Best Tomato Soup Recipe - bowls of tomato soup on table with bread
    40 min
    Dairy-Free, Healthy, 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 golden brown baked reuben casserole is cooling on a rack. A metal spatula is in the lower right hand corner. A matte grey plate has a side salad and black fork in the upper right. A dark teal linen is under the plate.
    1 hr, 15 min
    Reuben casserole is a great way to use up leftover corned beef or to make a quick weeknight meal using pastrami from the deli. It has all the flavor of a Reuben sandwich, but very little hands-on time. Just mix it together, and pop it in the oven!
  • How to Make Chili without Beans
    50 min
    Chili, without the beans—just beef, tomatoes, onions, and lots of great spices. Make it ahead, freeze the leftovers, eat it for days.
  • Bowl of buffalo chicken chili with toppings
    40 min
    This Buffalo Chicken Chili is the best of two game day classics: buffalo chicken wings and chili! Top your bowl with sour cream, tortilla chips, chopped green onions, cheese, and extra buffalo sauce for a new Super Bowl favorite. (Slow cooker and Instant Pot directions, too!)
  • Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
    45 min
    Served on a bed of thin rice noodles and wrapped in lettuce, these curried beef patties make for a bright, flavorful meal that's easy to make and fun to eat.
  • Skillet Chicken Dinner Recipes-close up of chicken in a skillet with green beans and orange bell peppers with wooden serving spoons on the side.
    49 min
    Low Carb
    Need dinner in a hurry? Chinese 5-Spice Skillet Dinner to the rescue! Lean protein, loads of colorful vegetables, and on the table in about 30 minutes!
  • Leftover turkey pot pie in a large casserole dish with serving spoon
    45 min
    Leftover Turkey Pot Pies are a great way to use Thanksgiving leftovers like turkey, carrots, onions, celery, even pie crust. Make them whatever size you want; we like small ramekins for mini-size portions for the kids!
  • A white bowl of pressure cooker tortilla soup with a spoon and grey patterned linen napkin to the left. The top right corner has a partial view of a second bowl of the same soup.
    50 min
    This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, and beans. It's ready so fast in the pressure cooker! Don’t forget to garnish this weeknight soup with avocado, lime, and, of course, tortillas.
  • Best Recipe for Chicken Korma - bowl of chicken korma with plate of Naan
    2 hrs, 55 min
    This sped-up version of chicken korma saves time without sacrificing flavor! Boneless chicken thighs are gently simmered in a rich, creamy sauce to create layers of sweet and spicy flavors.
  • Stuffed pasta shells with ricotta and summer squash
    1 hr, 15 min
    Vegetarian
    It's summer squash season! Try these Stuffed Shells with Yellow Squash and Ricotta for an easy and delicious summertime meal. Easy to make ahead and also freezes well!
  • Chicken freezer burritos with jalapeno avocado
    40 min
    Chicken Freezer Burritos are your answer to a quick, family-friendly weeknight meal! They're easy to make and delicious (when reheated correctly!). Here's everything you need to know about how to make freezer burritos you'll actually want to eat!

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