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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!

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Stuffed Bell Peppers in a Casserole dish with meat and cheese.

Stuffed Bell Peppers

A plate of Jalapeno Poppers with chives and bacon on top.

Jalapeño Poppers

A skillet filled with Chicken Fried Rice with spoons in it.

Chicken Fried Rice

A white bowl filled with creamy Macaroni Salad with a spoon on the side.

Macaroni Salad Recipe

A glass bowl filled with Chicken Pasta Salad with bacon, tomatoes, cheese, and peppers.

Chicken Pasta Salad

A glass bowl filled with BLT Pasta Salad with creamy Ranch dressing.

BLT Pasta Salad

A big bowl of Chicken Salad with grapes, cranberries, sliced almonds, and more.

Best Chicken Salad Recipe

A glass bowl filled with Greek Pasta Salad.

Greek Pasta Salad

A white plate with a stack of egg salad sandwiches with chips in the back.

Egg Salad Recipe

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

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