Our Top Make-Ahead Recipes

Make meal planning easier, and spend less time in the kitchen, with smart, make-ahead recipes. Food is less stressful when you have a plan. Try making a big batch of soup on a Sunday to eat throughout the week, freezing leftovers, keeping a cookie dough base on hand, and building casseroles to freeze and bake later.  This page gives you the tools you need to conquer any cooking occasion, from a busy work week to entertaining during the holidays.

Staff Picks

20 Make-Ahead Salad Toppers for Quick Lunches and Dinners

These make-ahead salad toppers won’t just make your salads more interesting and filling, but they’ll also make meal planning a breeze.

20 Make-Ahead-and-Freeze Breakfast Ideas for Easier Mornings

Stuck in a morning rut of eating cold cereal and milk or prepackaged (and possibly sugar-laden) breakfast bars?

Yes, You Do Need These Easy, Make-Ahead Breakfast Burritos In Your Freezer

Making your own breakfast burritos and storing them in your freezer is the key to every type of success.
By Maddy Sweitzer-Lammé

The Surprisingly Simple Secret To A Better Make-Ahead Smoothie Is Sitting In Your Cabinet

Ready-to-drink smoothies at your fingertips—no batch blending required—thanks to this one thing you already own.
By Dawn Perry

Simplify Celebrations with Make-Ahead Dishes