Make-Ahead Recipes

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  • A white platter with an easy spring salad. Thinly sliced carrot, radish, fennel and asparagus are mixed together and mint leaves and chopped nuts are scattered around the top. The platter is on a light blue linen.
    15 min
    Healthy, Low Carb, Vegetarian
    If you’re looking for a light, healthy vegetable salad, look no further! This shaved salad is comprised of thinly sliced carrots, fennel, radish, and asparagus, all tossed together in a light citrus honey dressing. Finish it with a little Parmesan cheese and some walnuts. Swap out any of these vegetables for whatever you have on hand!
  • A horizontal image of a bowl of low carb cauliflower rice with sliced scallions and cilantro scattered on the top. A silver serving spoon is in the bowl and the bowl is set on a slate background.
    25 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Cauliflower rice with spinach and fresh herbs is a healthy, quick, and easy weeknight side or main meal. Add some extra heft to this recipe by topping it with a fried egg, adding some tofu, or using it as the foundation for a burrito bowl.
  • Ask the Team Summer Miller
    Cooking for someone else often means challenging the way you think about dinner. Check out these ideas for healthy make-ahead meals for two.
  • Close up photo of of crispy chicken thighs with cubed potatoes and greens visible in the dish. Serving fork and spoon are on the upper edge of the skillet. The chicken is sprinkled with herbs and a striped grey linen is behind the skillet.
    1 hr
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Low Carb, Paleo
    Crispy skillet chicken is cooked in a flavorful lemon broth and served on a bed of Swiss chard, potatoes, and carrots. This bistro-style oven braised chicken with vegetables has everything you love about cozy comfort food.
  • 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.
  • Broccoli Slaw with Cranberry Orange Dressing in a white bowl
    25 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Don't toss your broccoli stems! They're sweet and tender, and fantastic tossed with cabbage, carrots, and a tangy cranberry orange dressing for this delicious slaw.
  • A close up side view of a glass casserole dish with a wooden spoon scooping out the potato casserole.
    1 hr, 5 min
    Vegetarian
    Cheesy Potato Casserole without the canned cream of anything soup. This recipe relies on simple ingredients in your pantry to make a quick and easy cheese sauce. It sounds fancy, but don’t worry. It’s easy!
  • Top view of easy hash brown egg bites on a white plate.
    55 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegetarian
    Jam-packed with spinach and surrounded by crispy potatoes, this is not your average egg bite. They’re perfect for your next brunch party or just a quick grab-and-go midweek breakfast.
  • 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!
  • Bowl of easy homemade creamy tortellini soup with sausage, carrots, and spinach
    1 hr, 10 min
    This easy tortellini soup is loaded with Italian sausage, spinach, and cheese-filled pasta. The short ingredient list makes this soup the perfect weeknight dinner. It's light on the cream but rich in flavor, with an added protein boost from puréed cannellini beans.
  • Easy Stuffed Peppers baked in a casserole dish
    1 hr
    Gluten-Free
    These Stuffed Bell Peppers are such a classic. They're made with a mix of ground beef, rice, onions, tomatoes, and spices. No need to pre-cook the filling — just stuff, bake, and serve!
  • Side view of two simple breakfast quesadillas on a blue plate with a bowl of salsa to the left and a glass of orange juice above. The scrambled eggs, black beans and cilantro are visible inside the quesadilla.
    40 min
    Vegetarian
    Breakfast quesadillas are the ultimate quick, easy breakfast. Just scramble some eggs and beans, fold them into a tortilla with cheese, and cook until crispy. Make a whole batch and freeze some for a quick meal on the go!
  • Overhead view of a bowl of the best roasted red pepper hummus is topped with chopped roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Surrounding the bowl are scallions, sliced yellow bell peppers, pitas and sliced cucumbers.
    15 min
    Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
    Break out your food processor and make this creamy Roasted Red Pepper Hummus! This hummus is the perfect dip for vegetables and pita, or use it as a healthy sandwich spread. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is.
  • 11 Casseroles to Double and Freeze
    Get ahead of the game with these 11 incredible casseroles. They are freezer-friendly, make-head magic meal ideas. Keep one for yourself and give one to someone else.
  • Horizontal view of white plate with slice of small batch lasagna and garnished with chopped parsley. A partial view of the baked lasagna in the glass pan is to the right of the plate. Above the plate to the left is a small bowl of lettuce and a tumbler. A fork is on the left of the plate.
    1 hr, 5 min
    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.
  • Easy romanesco salad in a serving bowl
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Vegetarian
    Ever tried romanesco? It's a little like cauliflower and a little like broccoli, and it makes a GREAT salad! Give this vegetable a try with this simple recipe.
  • 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.
  • 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!

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