Make Ahead Recipes

Recipes that you can make ahead for busy days! Meal prep lunches, dinners and breakfasts. Easy slow cooker recipes, freezer meals, make ahead snacks for kids, and more!
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Pesto Pasta Salad
Pesto Pasta Salad! This cold pasta salad is easy to make with homemade or store bought basil pesto. It's a favorite for summer BBQ's!
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Chickpea Salad
This Chickpea Salad makes an amazing summer side dish and meal prep lunch! It's easy, healthy and full of delicious Mediterranean flavors!
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Pesto Pasta Salad Recipe
Pesto Pasta Salad! This cold pasta salad is easy to make with homemade or store bought basil pesto. It's a favorite for summer BBQ's and potlucks!
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1 Hour Brioche Hamburger Bun Recipe
Quick and easy homemade hamburger bun recipe! This one hour brioche bun recipe makes the best soft brioche rolls!
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Pasta Salad Recipe
The BEST easy pasta salad recipe! Perfect make ahead side dish for a BBQ or potluck! With simple, healthy ingredients and homemade Italian dressing, this recipe feeds a crowd.
lentil salad with lemony vinaigrete dressing is the perfect side dish
The BEST Lentil Salad with Lemony Vinaigrette
The BEST Lentil Salad with a bright lemon dressing, crisp veggies and tangy feta cheese! Serve this easy, healthy cold lentil salad for lunch or as a side dish with grilled salmon, baked chicken, and more.
the best grilled corn salad with tomatoes, avocado and feta cheese
Corn Salad Recipe
This Corn Salad is one of my all-time favorite summer recipes! It's made with fresh sweet corn, black beans, avocado and tomatoes, all tied together with a zesty chili-lime dressing. This easy recipe is great for making ahead and perfect for a cookout or BBQ!
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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken
This Slow Cooker Butter Chicken recipe is richly flavored, comforting and easy to make ahead in your crockpot. This Indian dish has a tomato-based curry sauce made with fresh ginger, garlic and spices. Serve this family favorite with rice and naan bread for soaking up the delicious sauce!
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How to Cook Lentils
How to cook lentils on the stove, with cook times for green/brown lentils, French green (Le Puy) lentils, black, yellow and red lentils. Use them in your favorite easy lentil recipes, including soups, salads, curries and more!
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Best Grilled Chicken Breast Recipe
This grilled chicken breast is so tender and juicy, made with a delicious chicken marinade. It's one of our favorite easy summer dinners!
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Best Pasta Salad Recipe
This easy pasta salad recipe is my favorite make ahead side dish for a BBQ or potluck! With simple, healthy ingredients and homemade Italian dressing, this recipe is a summer favorite!
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Cold Brew Iced Coffee
How to make the best cold brew coffee at home! This easy DIY iced coffee recipe is perfect for make ahead. It's so good served with cream, oat milk or your milk of choice! Serve this homemade cold brew cold or hot.