Make-Ahead Recipes

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  • Peach Blueberry Pie Recipe
    2 hrs, 35 min
    Crumb-topped pies are fast and fuss-free! Make this peach blueberry crumb pie and you may never go back to traditional double-crust pies again.
  • Honey buffalo chicken wings cooked in a crock pot and served with blue cheese dressing
    10 min
    These Slow Cooker Honey Buffalo Wings are savory, sweet, and spicy! Easy to prep and cook, they're perfect for everything from football parties to movie night.
  • Horizontal view of stacked lime refrigerator cookies coated in powdered sugar and sitting on a pink linen. A small wooden bowl of powdered sugar and small sifter are to the left. Limes on their branches are in the background.
    1 hr, 30 min
    Keep these soft, tart, citrus-flavored refrigerator cookies on hand for unexpected guests or hungry kids. Slice and bake when the need or craving for a cookie arises. Lime Icebox Cookies are freezer-friendly too!
  • Freeze Rice
    Frozen rice is so convenient for weeknight meals, but there's no need to buy it at the store! It's easy to do yourself at home. Here are instructions for freezing, reheating, and using homemade rice.
  • 1 hr, 45 min
    Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is loaded with cheese, fresh sage, and roasted red peppers. This vegetarian casserole makes a rich, decadent main dish or the perfect vegetarian holiday side.
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    Keep these make-ahead breakfast recipes in your repertoire and you're sure to have delicious morning meals ready to go in no time.
  • Easy Skillet Chicken - close up of chicken tenders with black beans, corn, and red and green bell peppers
    35 min
    Low Carb
    Need something quick and delicious for dinner? This Southwest Skillet Chicken is easy, freezer-friendly, and ready in 35 minutes. Make it with beans, corn, and bell peppers!
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • pita chips with 7-layer goat cheese bacon raisins dates dip
    20 min
    Gluten-Free
    Need a festive make-ahead appetizer for your holiday party? Try this Whipped Goat Cheese 7-Layer Dip, topped with pistachios, dates, raisins, bacon, sunflower seeds, and honey. Yum!
  • 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!
  • Instant Pot Chicken Stock - jars filled with chicken stock in front of an Instant Pot
    1 hr, 20 min
    Low Carb, Paleo
    Pressure cooker chicken stock is fantastic, and if you save up bones in the freezer, budget-friendly! It cooks in a fraction of the time of other methods, and the results are amazing.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Snickerdoodle Bars
    40 min
    These frosted snickerdoodle bars are loaded with cinnamon. They taste like snickerdoodle cookies, except BETTER because of that thick layer of frosting! Make them for your next potluck or office party, and prepare for compliments.
  • 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!
  • Lemon Bars Recipe - lemon bars on blue plate
    10 min
    If you LOVE lemon, these Classic Lemon Bars are for you! Tart, velvety lemon curd is balanced by a crisp, buttery shortbread crust. Happiness is only 45 minutes away!
  • Dry rub for chicken - jar with leaf lid and label
    5 min
    This premade All-Purpose Chicken Spice Rub is great on every part of the chicken! You can even sprinkle it on roasted potatoes or vegetables.

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