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Make Ahead Recipes

Whether or not you enjoy the time and creativity involved in cooking and baking, there are times when having a meal, a dessert, or a snack ready in advance is necessary. That's where our Make Ahead Recipes come in handy. These recipes can all be prepared and cooked or baked ahead of time, leaving you one less thing to do. Now, doesn't that sound nice?!


Apple-Walnut Coleslaw

Apple-Walnut Coleslaw

This is the perfect side dish, or condiment, for a sandwich or our Best Black Bean Burger. It's healthier than fries, chips, or potato salad, but it still packs a flavor...
Shortcut Homemade Salsa

Shortcut Homemade Salsa

If you’re tired of jarred salsa but don’t have time to chop tomatoes for fresh salsa, this recipe, which uses canned tomatoes as a time saver, is a delicious alternative!...
Vegetable Salsa

Vegetable Salsa

This dip really has it all: It's chock full of vegetables, made with heart-healthy canola oil, and sooo easy to make. It's a perfect summertime appetizer and a great dish...
Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes

Strawberry and Mascarpone Filled Cupcakes

Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Crock-Pot Meaty Pasta Sauce

Making a few recipes on Saturday or Sunday to store in the fridge or freezer means a lot less cooking to do during the week when life gets overwhelming. This recipe is quick...
Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed Peppers

These peppers are delicious, and quick to make using boil-in-a-bag rice, which takes just 10 minutes to cook. Stuffed peppers are yummy as a healthy dinner, lunch...or as...
Quick Meatball Soup

Quick Meatball Soup

This dish is terrific when you need something hearty and quick.
French Bread Bake

French Bread Bake

Since this recipe must chill in the refrigerator for at least one hour—or overnight—it's perfect to assemble in advance and then place in the oven to bake just in time...
Chicken Pesto Pasta

Chicken Pesto Pasta

This Chicken Pesto Pasta is one of those meals that's seriously fast. It's even faster if you buy rotisserie chicken from the supermarket. And to save even more time, purchase...
GoodNCrazy Chinese Cabbage Salad

GoodNCrazy Chinese Cabbage Salad

This delicious, oh-so-easy salad can be made ahead of time. Serve it dressed with with the topping and dressing, or serve the topping and dressing in separate dishes alongside...
Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce

Carissa’s Good ‘n Crazy Simple White Sauce

This sauce is so versatile that it can be used to simply garnish mashed potatoes. It's best, however, when used in recipes like these: Creamy Chicken Enchiladas; Family-Friendly...
Homestyle Chicken Potpie

Homestyle Chicken Potpie

This delicious time-saving recipe begins with a batch of Carissa's Simple White Sauce, and uses a purchased rotisserie chicken as well as a pre-made pie crust. Make this...
Applesauce in the Slowcooker

Applesauce in the Slowcooker

Great for family dinners and can be saved for lunches!