All Make-Ahead Recipes

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  • Pumpkin Chili
    1 hr
    Pumpkin Chili! Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day.
  • A whole chocolate pie topped with shaved chocolate.
    5 hrs, 13 min
    Chocolate, pudding, and pie—the best of all possible worlds! Make the pie filling in the microwave and pour into a pre-baked crust. This make-ahead chocolate pie sets up in a few hours in the fridge, just in time for dessert.
  • A pan of Homemade Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are being frosted.
    1 hr, 20 min
    It’s pumpkin spice season and that means Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls are on your weekend breakfast menu! In addition to being easy-to-make, fluffy, and delicious, these rolls use a whole can of pumpkin puree! It’s about time to make that kitchen smell like fall.
  • A loaf of Moist Pumpkin Bread cooling on a rack with a second loaf in the pan behind it.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Dairy-Free, Healthy, Vegan
    Get all the flavors of fall with this vegan, dairy-free, egg-free pumpkin bread. This recipe makes two loaves so keep one for yourself and give one to a friend. Top it with pepitas to make it extra special, pop it in your oven, and let the scent of cinnamon fill the air.
  • A pot pie with a golden crust is in a ramekin with some of the crust removed to show the filling.
    1 hr, 55 min
    This from-scratch Chicken Pot Pie is adapted from Marshall Field's classic recipe. With a slow-cooked chicken, a creamy vegetable filling, and a handmade pie crust, this pot pie is the ultimate comfort food.
  • Perfectly tender crock pot roast piled onto a gray plate with carrots and potatoes and covered in gravy.
    8 hrs, 25 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb
    Slow Cooker Pot Roast with potatoes and mushrooms is comfort food at its finest. Let it cook all day in the slow cooker or Crockpot. Dinner is ready when you are!
  • Cauliflower Bolognese on a plate with spaghetti and a fork.
    1 hr
    Healthy, Vegetarian
    Vegetarian Bolognese is a rich, luscious won’t-miss-the-meat pasta sauce. Roasting cauliflower and mushrooms deepens the flavor of this satisfying dinner. Double the recipe to eat some now and freeze some for later.
  • Homemade Chicken Pot Pie with a golden crust has a serving removed and set on a white plate to the right.
    1 hr, 35 min
    Homemade chicken pot pie is comfort food at its best. This easy-to-make version lets you prep the pie and make the gravy while the chicken roasts in the oven. Make it even easier on yourself by using frozen vegetables, rotisserie chicken, and store-bought puff pastry rather than pie dough.
  • 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!
  • Side view of a flaky spring pie on a large blue platter. One slice of the pie is missing and the cheesy artichoke filling is visible on the plate. The lower left has a pile of forks on a white plate. A grey linen tablecloth is on the table and a glass is in the upper left corner.
    1 hr, 20 min
    Vegetarian
    Canned artichokes, lemon zest, and parsley combined with a cheese trifecta of Ricotta, Swiss, and Parmesan make this surprisingly light, cheesy artichoke pie. It only takes 30 minutes to assemble and less than an hour in the oven!
  • Three images side by side. On the left is a skillet with Easy Pork Fried Rice with Frozen Vegetables. The center image is two loaves of no knead bread. The image to the right is on overhead view of Turkey Meatball Soup with Spinach and Orzo.
    Weekday meals need to be quick, family-friendly, and delicious! Plan ahead and prep breakfast, lunch and dinner options on the weekend to stash in the freezer! It’s a true time saver (and stress reducer) for busy work weeks.
  • Horizontal view of rimmed grey plate with heaping portion of Puerto Rican Cod Fish. White rice and sliced avocado are on the plate along with a fork. Another plate is to the upper right and a dutch oven is partially in view in the upper center. A blue casserole dish is heaped with white rice and is above the plate to the left. A pink and blue patterened linen is under the plate and rice dish.
    1 hr, 25 min
    Dairy-Free
    Bacalao Guisado is a traditional Puerto Rican stew of salt cod in a rich tomato broth with bright, vibrant herbs, potatoes, onions, peppers, and garlic. Serve it over a bed of white rice with a few slices of avocado. A favorite for Lent!
  • Easy chocolate mousse in serving glasses and set on a tray.
    8 hrs, 35 min
    Classic chocolate mousse makes any dinner feel a little more fancy. It's great for a dinner party because it looks so pretty, everyone gets their own serving, and you can make it ahead.
  • Fluffy quinoa in a bowl.
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    Tired of clumpy, wet quinoa? Worry no more! Cook the lightest, fluffiest quinoa in 20 minutes; then add it to salads, bowls, and wraps. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a big batch, and use this gluten-free, protein-rich “grain” all week!
  • 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.
  • Side view of turkey club with garlic mayo on a plate. The bread is toasted and the mayo, avocado, bacon, tomato, lettuce and turkey are visible in the sandwich.
    1 hr, 40 min
    What makes this Club Sandwich the ULTIMATE? Oven roasted turkey, crispy bacon, fresh veggies, and a homemade garlic aioli! This layered turkey club sandwich takes a little time to build, but it’s worth every step.
  • A casserole dish with six yellow bell peppers to show how to make stuffed peppers.
    1 hr, 10 min
    Healthy
    These stuffed bell peppers are festive, flavorful, and good for you. The filling is a combo of chicken, garlic, onions, and bright, fresh herbs — a riff on Middle Eastern kofta. Pop them into the oven to bake, then serve with a minty yogurt sauce on the side.
  • Easy Greek Salad tossed with greek salad dressing in a bowl
    15 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    This easy Greek Salad is made with plum tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, kalamata olives, and crumbled feta cheese. Tossed with a lemon and red wine vinegar vinaigrette dressing, it's ready for a summer picnic!

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