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Make Ahead Recipes

Make-ahead recipes are a life savor for busy weeknight dinners, parties, potlucks, and house guests. Browse through tons of dinners, appetizers, and more!

Popular recipes The Pioneer Woman’s Twice Baked Potato CasseroleCopycat Cracker Barrel Hashbrown Casserole, and Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

A bowl with Tomato Soup topped with shaved Parmesan Cheese with a spoon.

Tomato Soup Recipe

A bowl of buttermilk biscuits with a cloth underneath.

Buttermilk Biscuits

A Pepperoni Zucchini Crust Pizza on a pizza stone.

Zucchini Crust Pizza

A hand dipping a tortilla chip into a white bowl of salsa with tortilla chips around it.

Homemade Salsa

A bowl of Tuna Noodle Casserole with egg noodles in cream sauce with peas and crushed Ritz on top.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

A bowl full of Feta Dip with a hand dipping bread into it with a garnish of basil.

Feta Dip

A white plate with ground beef casserole topped with fresh parsley and a fork on other side.

Ground Beef Casserole

A bowl with Tuna Pasta Salad with creamy macaroni, eggs, tuna, and peas.

Tuna Pasta Salad

A pot full of Ground Beef Stroganoff topped with Cheese and parsley.

Ground Beef Stroganoff

A hand dipping a Tortilla Chip into Buffalo Chicken Dip topped with cheese and chives.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

A hand dipping a Ruffled chip into a glass bowl of French Onion Dip topped with chives.

French Onion Dip

A bowl of Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup topped with crispy tortillas, diced avocado, shredded cheese, jalapenos, and cilantro.

Creamy Chicken Tortilla Soup

A white plate topped with creamy Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta with crispy bacon on top.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta

Cheesy Pasta Bake on top of a white plate with a fork and fresh parsley.

Pasta Bake Recipe

A spoon scooping up cheesy Pizza Dip with mozzarella cheese and Pepperoni.

Pizza Dip

A white plate with Chicken Noodle Casserole with with a creamy mushroom cheese sauce and broccoli.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

A skillet filled with Chicken Pot Pie topped with Golden Biscuits.

Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits

Mini Meatloaf topped with glaze on a pile of mashed potatoes with green beans.

Mini Meatloaf

A white plate topped with creamy Chicken Spaghetti topped with red pepper flakes and parsley.

Chicken Spaghetti

A hand dipping a potato chip into BLT Dip with Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomatoes on top.

BLT Dip

A casserole dish filled with creamy Chicken Divan with Broccoli topped with Ritz Crackers

Chicken Divan

A pile of mashed potatoes topped with cubed steak with brown gravy and onions with green beans on the side.

Cube Steak Recipe

A white plate with Chicken and Stuffing Casserole and green beans with a fork.

Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes in a casserole dish with a spoon in it.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

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