#make-ahead Recipes

Betty's apricot chicken

Not overly sweet and with no jam this meal is a regular in our home. ...

Betty's strawberry pie

A sweet and crunchy pie packed with plump strawberries. I make this when strawberries are ...

Pecan Stickies

When I was doing the bake sale at church, people lined up, craning their necks ...

Sausage Pizza Dough Rollups - SUPER FAST MEAL!

This is SOOOOOOOOO quick and easy, It was done start to finish in 25 minutes!! ...

Sesame Napa Pasta Salad

This salad is crunchy and delicious. You can make it ahead of time and is ...

Turkey Gravy In The Instant Pot

I've been using a make ahead gravy recipe for a while now, and it took ...

Sweet Pecan Blondie Bars

This is a sweet bar that is best served cold. Toasting the pecans steps up ...

Raspberries Romanoff

My mother in law's recipe. It is a very elegant yet simple dessert. It's my ...

Baked Green Chili Chicken

This is a great make ahead dish. Make the night before and put in the ...

Pizza Margherita

This super easy pizza is probably one of the most traditional of the Italian style ...

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Bake

Served this casserole for breakfast on New Year's Day after preparing a day in advance. ...

Beefy Cheesy Mac

Everyone in the family seems to like this casserole. I like that I can make ...

Elaine's Rotkohl (Red Cabbage)

May be cooked on stove top for 30 - 35 minutes. Tastes even better on the ...

Elaine's Creamed curried chicken and mushrooms

I made this dish to use just what was in my fridge that day. The ...

Elaine's Mediterranean Chickpea Stew

I use my home canned or frozen tomatoes for this. They have no additives or ...

Dreamy Dessert Cloud

I have been making this dessert since the early 1970s and am not sure where ...

Night Before Taco Bake

Prepare the night before, then pop in the oven for dinner tonight. A great help ...

Picnic Rice Salad

Great cold salad, which makes it perfect for summer picnics. Make ahead and refrigerate overnight. ...

Three Meat BBQ Baked Beans

These are ALWAYS a hit. The slow cooker makes them easy to have ready for ...

Melt In Your Mouth Sugar Cookies

These are a family favorite. They are always requested during holidays, special events and cookie ...

Chicken Tres Quesos (Layered Chicken Enchiladas)

This dish is a family favorite and comfort food at its best. It can ...

Best Ever Macaroni and Cheese

This recipe is a treasure. Don't let the list of ingredients put you off. It ...

Make Ahead Mashed Potatoes

These are the best potatoes we have ever had! Perfect to eat right away, or ...

Chipotle Chicken Pasta Bake

This pasta can be made ahead of time and should serve 8 to 10 people.

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