Make-Ahead Recipes & Meal Ideas

With these quick and easy make-ahead recipes, we've got every aspect of your meal handled. Prep your weekly work lunches to fit your diet and budget. Get holiday sides and desserts complete days (or even weeks!) before the guests arrive. Put your slow cooker to work so your family can gather around the dinner table minus the prep time. Whatever the occasion, this is the place to find delicious, timesaving recipes.

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Make-and-Take Breakfasts for People Always On the Go

Breakfast skippers, we're looking at you. Thanks to these quick and easy breakfasts (most of which can be made the night before), starting your day with a meal you can feel good about is no problem. Try granola bars, overnight oats, breakfast sandwiches, and more breakfast-to-go ideas all workweek long.
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Our Best Casserole Recipes

Make one of these hearty casserole recipes ahead of time to reheat for a quick and easy weeknight meal, or serve one for Sunday dinner with friends and family. With recipes like gooey macaroni and cheese, classic chicken casseroles, bubbly breakfast casseroles, and more, there's a casserole recipe for every occasion.
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8 Homemade Road Trip Snacks to Keep You Fueled

When I'm on a road trip, I want fun snacks to make the drive even more enjoyable. However, I reach my destination with more energy if I keep things on the wholesome side. These homemade road trip snacks are portable, nourishing, and most important, feel like treats.
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Chicken Recipes That Freeze Beautifully

Stock your freezer with these amazing make-ahead chicken recipes, featuring freezer recipe favorites like burritos, mac and cheese, stuffed chicken breasts, and of course, casserole recipes! With these preplanned chicken recipes, you've got dinner ready in no time.
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Toss-Together Side Dish Casseroles

These hearty and delicious side-dish casseroles are so convenient—and they pair well with your favorite entrees. Check out our variations on green bean casserole, potato gratin, and macaroni and cheese. Every easy recipe in our collection features fuss-free cooking methods and simple pantry ingredients for even your busiest days.
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Double-Duty Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow cookers do most of the work, and all of these recipes are two-for-one deals. Each recipe is made with leftovers in mind, and shows you how to repurpose those leftovers into another equally satisfying (yet totally different) meal.
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More Make-Ahead Recipes & Meal Ideas

Healthy Casserole Recipes

It's true! You can get all the home-cooked flavor and warmth of a casserole recipe without all the calories and fat. Clocking in under 400 calories and 15 grams of fat per serving, these healthy casserole recipes prove comfort food actually can be good for you. If you're looking to save time, we also have a few rotisserie chicken casseroles that can help you put your leftover chicken to good use!
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Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Appetizers for a Low-Stress Holiday

These Thanksgiving appetizers will get your feast started with minimal fuss. Get a head start—from a few hours to a few months—with help from these easy ideas. Our collection includes kid-friendly Thanksgiving appetizers, such as hot dips and cheese straws, and more sophisticated bites, such as marinated cheese, stuffed dates, and mini quiches.