Make-Ahead Recipes

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  • Make Ahead French Toast Casserole
    55 min
    This EASY French toast casserole has a super crunchy cinnamon-sugar top! Bake right away, or make it ahead and refrigerate overnight. Give your family a treat this Saturday morning!
  • Perfect white rice in a metal pan with a wooden spoon full of cooked white rice.
    Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Making white rice is easy! Avoid crunchy, mushy, or burned rice with these simple steps. Ready in under 30 minutes.
  • Best homemade hummus in a white bowl
    5 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Love hummus? It's so easy to make your own! Homemade hummus only takes 5 minutes, and it's so much better than store-bought. All you need are a few cans of chickpeas, some tahini, olive oil, some seasonings, and a food processor.
  • Sweet Potato Quinoa Bowl - Bowl with sweet potatoes, black beans, quinoa, and spinach
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Need a good make-ahead meal? These Quinoa Bowls are loaded with creamy black beans, vitamin packed sweet potatoes, wilted spinach, and crunchy pepitas! Make everything on a Sunday and you have work-day lunches ready for the week!
  • Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Cheese
    45 min
    Vegetarian
    Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Southwestern toppings are the BEST! Black beans, corn, bell peppers, and creamy queso fresco make this a colorful and filling main dish all on its own. Score!
  • Broccoli Cheddar Bites
    45 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy baked broccoli snacks, great for a brunch, kid-friendly lunch, or party!
  • 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.
  • Indian Flatbread fresh from the oven
    6 hrs, 25 min
    Vegetarian
    Tender, chewy freshly made naan, an Indian flatbread, is delicious on its own or served alongside your favorite Indian dish. Eat it plain or season it with herbs and spices!
  • 37 min
    Break out your skillet tonight for this Italian-inspired chicken dish! Spinach, tomatoes, red onion, and capers combine to make this super simple meal a flavor superstar. Freezes well, too!
  • Cinncinnatti Chili
    3 hrs, 40 min
    Authentic Cincinnati Chili is a meaty, rich, and uniquely spiced chili from (you guessed it!) Cincinnati, Ohio. It's served over hot spaghetti with your choice of toppings. Don’t forget the cheese and oyster crackers!
  • Best fruit cake on a serving platter
    2 hrs, 15 min
    This easy Christmas fruitcake is perfect for the holidays. It's light, tender, and full of dried fruits and nuts. Sprinkle the loaf with brandy, or leave it out! Either way, this fruit cake is a welcome addition to the holiday table.
  • Best Bread Pudding served on a plate with bourbon sauce
    2 hrs, 10 min
    This best-ever Bread Pudding is so easy to make. Just soak bread cubes with eggs, sugar, and milk, then bake. Add bourbon-soaked raisins and spices to make it extra-special. This New Orleans dessert is a classic for Christmas, Mardi Gras, or any special meal.
  • 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.
  • Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
    1 hr, 25 min
    We LOVE this pork loin roast stuffed with chopped apples, walnuts and cranberries. So festive, perfect for holiday entertaining!
  • Duchess Potatoes
    55 min
    Gluten-Free
    Classic Duchess potatoes, mashed with butter, nutmeg and cream, then baked until the tops are golden brown.
  • Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup in a bowl
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    This easy homemade cream of mushroom soup is creamy without a lot of cream! It's made with loads of mushrooms and that's about it. So quick and easy, you'll never buy the canned version again.
  • Beef and beans chili
    1 hr, 45 min
    Everyone needs a recipe for classic beef chili. Make this one your go-to! It's made with corn, peppers, tomatoes, and beans, and makes enough to freeze for later!
  • Tiramisu
    45 min
    Here's how to make a classic tiramisu, step-by-step. Made with whipped egg yolks, sugar, rum, mascarpone, and whipped cream, layered with coffee-dipped ladyfingers. Great make-ahead dessert for Christmas, Thanksgiving, and holiday parties.

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