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Make Ahead Meals

Save time with our top make ahead recipes and meal ideas, including casseroles, soups, and even dessert! Casseroles are the classic make ahead dish, and we have casserole recipes for any night of the week. Try our ethnic-inspired casseroles to introduce world flavors in familiar ways to picky eaters. Or turn to our best-loved casserole recipes for classics the family is sure to love. If you're keeping a close eye on budget, casseroles can be inexpensive and wholesome; try our ideas that all cost under $10. Putting your slow cooker to work is another great make ahead method. Prep your meal in the morning, and come home to a savory, filling dinner. If you have an entree already in mind, you also can use your slow cooker to make a tasty side dish. It might seem difficult to get ready in the morning and make your lunch, too, but a dozen easy-prep, make ahead lunch ideas will quickly convince you otherwise. For a delicious dessert, try our make ahead bar cookies perfect for potlucks and gatherings.

Our Best Casserole Recipes

Make one of these hearty casserole recipes ahead of time to reheat for a quick...

Healthy Casserole Recipes

It's true: You can get all the home-cooked flavor and warmth of a casserole...

Our Best Potluck Casseroles

It's a fact: Everyone loves casseroles. So if you have a potluck coming up, tr...

Fabulous 5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Recipes

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Satisfying Slow Cooker Side Dishes

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How to Make Lasagna in a Slow Cooker

No need to cook the lasagna noodles! Make a classic lasagna in a slow-cooker;...

The Ultimate Make-Ahead Breakfast: Chicken Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Serve a crowd with this easy and delicious one-dish meal. This low-fat slow...

Slow Cooker Chicken with Greek Yogurt

Wonderfully seasoned chicken breast is cut-with-a-fork tender when you make it...

Make-Ahead Freezing Foods

Helpful hints on making the most of your freezer.

Moms' Cooking Club

Cook with friends and make chicken, beef, or vegetarian main course recipes to...

12 Mouthwatering, Make-Ahead Lunch Ideas

These super-easy sandwich, wrap, salad, and pasta recipes are ideal for hectic...

Quick and Easy Party Foods

Who says it takes all week to plan and prep for a party? With a few easy...

Quick and Easy Casseroles

Looking for a quick casserole recipe that's sure to impress? We have you...

35 Fantastic Freezer Recipes

The workweek is busy enough without having to whip up dinner from scratch. Wit...

13 Rice Recipes

Rice can be a simple side dish or a whole lot more. Mexican rice, fried rice,...

Toss-Together Side Dish Casseroles

These hearty and delicious side-dish casseroles are so convenient and pair wel...

18 One-Dish Beef Recipes

Ideal for busy weeknights, these fuss-free dinners will quickly become recipe...

Ethnic-Inspired Casserole Recipes

For a fuss-free dish with a fresh twist, try one of our simple make-ahead...

How to Make Pork in a Slow Cooker

Make a flavorful pulled-pork sandwich with the help of your slow cooker. The...

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