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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 glass bowl filled with Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad with Lemon wedges on the side.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Taco Stuffed Shells on a white plate with cheese, black beans, and avocado.

Taco Stuffed Shells

A white plate with Lasagna on it with a fork in the background.

Easy Lasagna Recipe

A pot of Split Pea Soup with a ladle in it and fresh thyme on top.

Split Pea Soup

Baked Mac and Cheese on a white plate with a fork on the side.

Baked Mac and Cheese

Baked Beans in a white bowl with a spoon and bread on the side.

Baked Beans Recipe

A Lasagna Roll Up on a white plate with sauce and cheese.

Lasagna Roll Ups

A soup pot filled with White Chicken Chili with a ladle in it.

White Chicken Chili

A pot filled with Chili with a ladle in it and Fritos on the side.

Easy Chili Recipe

Spaghetti topped with Meat Sauce on a white plate with a fork and parsley on top.

Meat Sauce

A round dish filled with Chicken Shepherd's Pie with a spoon in it.

Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

A white casserole dish with Baked Ravioli with a wooden spoon in it.

Baked Ravioli (No Boil!)

A green Dutch oven filled with Pinto Bean Soup with a soup ladle in it and fresh parsley on the side.

Pinto Bean Soup

A skillet filled with Ricotta Meatballs in marinara sauce with herb ricotta on top.

Ricotta Meatballs (4 ways!)

A red Dutch oven filled with Cabbage Soup with vegetables and Kielbasa.

Cabbage Soup

A white plate filled with Taco Salad topped with ground beef, avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips, and vegetables.

Taco Salad Recipe

A red Dutch oven filled with Hamburger Soup with a wooden spoon.

Hamburger Soup

Crab Rangoon Recipe

A wooden spoon scooping up ham and bean soup from a pot of soup.

Ham and Bean Soup (Stove Top, Slow Cooker, or Instant Pot!)

A wooden spatula holding up a slice of Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole with sausage, peppers, and cheese.

Hashbrown Breakfast Casserole

A pot of Spaghetti and Meatballs with a wooden spoon on the side and parsley in the background.

Spaghetti and Meatballs Recipe

A casserole dish with sweet potato casserole in to with marshmallows on top.

Sweet Potato Casserole With Marshmallows

A skillet filled with cheesy Stuffed Shells with mozzarella cheese and parsley on top.

Stuffed Shells

A Dutch oven filled with Cheesy Chili Mac.

Chili Mac

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