Make-Ahead Recipes

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    20 min
    Worms in dirt chocolate pudding is a Halloween classic for a reason: it's delightfully ghoulish and just so happens to be incredibly delicious! Get in on the fun with our from-scratch recipe made with real chocolate milk.
  • Perfectly tender pot roast piled onto a gray plate with carrots and potatoes and covered in gravy.
    8 hrs, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    Pot Roast with gravy is comfort food at its finest. Put it in a slow cooker to make all of your chilly winter dreams come true. Carrots, potatoes, and mushrooms cook low and slow along with the roast while you’re at work. Dinner is ready when you are!
  • How to Make Stuffed Mushrooms - mushroom with melted cheese on top sitting on a bed of greens.
    40 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    Spinach-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms are a vegetarian delight that even a die-hard meat eater will enjoy! They’re also gluten-free and suitable for anyone on a keto plan.
  • 7 Layer Bars with Peanut Butter and Pretzels
    4 hrs, 20 min
    These Peanut Butter Pretzel Magic Bars are a MUST for your next party! Think: Super Bowl, office party, or birthday. They have a pretzel crust with layers of peanut butter, chocolate, coconut, and sweetened condensed milk topped with more pretzels.
  • Stollen Christmas Bread filled with rum-soaked dried fruit coated with powdered sugar and sliced on a platter with a fine mesh sieve with powdered sugar in it nearby.
    5 hrs, 15 min
    German Stollen is a rich, buttery bread packed with almonds, citrus peel, and rum-soaked raisins and dried fruit and typically enjoyed around Christmas time. The bread can be made weeks ahead of time and just gets better with each passing day. This makes it perfect to give as gifts or to bring as hostess gifts for parties.
  • Overnight French Toast Casserole - slice of french toast casserole with raspberry sauce on white plate
    1 hr, 20 min
    Creamy vanilla custard poured over layers of tender brioche and juicy peaches, baked, and served with a just-barely-sweet raspberry sauce. This baked French toast casserole is one for the breakfast record books!
  • Falafel air fryer recipe
    24 min
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Falafel made in the air fryer is crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. Stuff them in a pita packed with veggies and tahini sauce for an easy, quick meal!
  • 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!
  • Homemade Chicken Stock
    10 min
    There's something so satisfying about making your own chicken stock, and doing it in the slow cooker is a total set-it-and-forget-it exercise. Use it in soups and risotto, sip it from a mug, freeze it for future use—the possibilities are endless.
  • Grits Casserole - grits casserole
    1 hr, 10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Grits casserole meets soufflé! It's a puffy, cheesy favorite at the dinner table. Serve with ham for Easter dinner, as part of a spread for brunch, or as a side to any meal. Unlike most soufflés, this one is EASY.
  • Mac and Cheese Add-Ins - mac and cheese in bowl with basil leaves and breadcrumbs on top
    25 min
    Vegetarian
    This mac and cheese with fresh basil and artichokes takes the classic to new heights! The sauce is infused with basil and made with a blend of melted cheeses. No roux! (P.S. Your kids will love this, too!)
  • Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie Recipe -- top down shot of shepards pie scoop taken out, golden and crispy edge mashed potatoes on top. Blue check table cloth, and a plate with some sheperd'e pie serve on top of it.
    1 hr, 15 min
    Vegetarian
    This Shepherd's Pie is vegetarian comfort food at its best. Carrots, mushrooms, peas, and green beans bathed in a creamy sauce and topped with cheesy mashed potatoes make a diner's delight!
  • 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.
  • 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.

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