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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

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

A pile of turkey meatballs on a white plate with parsley.

Turkey Meatballs (Oven Baked or Slow Cooker!)

A bowl filled with Beef Vegetable Soup with a spoon in it.

Beef Vegetable Soup

A spoon scooping up Chicken Alfredo Bake from a casserole dish.

Chicken Alfredo Bake

Tender Beef Tips and Gravy on a plate with Mashed Potatoes and fresh parsley.

Beef Tips and Gravy (Stove Top or Crock Pot!)

A hamburger bun filled with homemade sloppy joes on a wooden plate with chips in the background.

Homemade Sloppy Joes (Crock Pot Friendly!)

Slices of turkey meatloaf on top of mashed potatoes with green beans.

Turkey Meatloaf Recipe

A hand dipping bread into a bowl of cream of broccoli soup.

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Potato Skins on a plate topped with cheese, bacon, and green onions.

Potato Skins

A wooden spoon scooping condensed cream of mushroom soup up from a pan.

Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup

A mug of French Onion Soup topped with 2 slices of cheesy baguettes.

French Onion Soup

A wooden spoon scooping up Corn Casserole from a skillet.

Paula Deen’s Corn Casserole

A spoon pulling up a cheesy baked meatball in marinara sauce from a casserole dish.

Baked Meatballs

A white plate with a fork scooping up Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole with ham, chicken, and rice.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

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