[make ahead] recipe roundup

Hi there! This week I’m sharing a list of recipes that work well to make ahead! This can mean cooking them on Sunday to eat throughout a busy week or maybe freezing them to eat a month from now when you’re in a pinch! I hope you enjoy this round-up! Let me know in the comments if there’s another style of round-up you’d love to see!

Most things can be made ahead + eaten as leftovers, however, we all know there’s certain recipes that keep better than others. Like, leftover scrambled eggs? Meh. I’d rather have ‘em fresh. I tried to include options that still taste delicious [or maybe even get better] after sitting in the fridge for a bit.

One of my favorite “I’ve got a super busy week” things to do it prepare some sort of shredded chicken/pork option in the slow cooker or instant pot to serve with a starch of choice [e.g. rice, pasta, potatoes] + vegetable [usually oven-roasted or via frozen steamer bags].

*Please note that some of these recipes include nutrition information. If that is something that you find triggering or would like to avoid seeing, please do not click on the links with an asterisk.*



Freezer Friendly Oatmeal Waffles


Slow Cooker Steel Cut Oatmeal


Baked Butternut Squash French Toast*



Make Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches*


8 Classic Overnight Oats Recipes*



Hidden Veggie Oatmeal Muffins


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread


Slow Cooker


Pumpkin Chicken Crockpot Chili


Slow Cooker Chicken Carnitas*



Butternut Squash + Kale Slow Cooker Lasagna


Spicy Instant Pot Carrot Soup*


Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Chicken, + Quinoa Soup



Crock Pot Chicken Thighs*


Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken


Slow Cooker 5 Spice Pulled Pork


Soups + Stews


Winter Leak, Carrot, & Lentil Soup


Hearty Three-Bean Turkey Chili



Sweet Potato Turkey Chili


One Pot Tortellini Minestrone Soup




Thai Peanut Chicken*


Zucchini Carrot Fritters



Chicken Coconut Curry*


Mango Chipotle Chicken Salad


Kung Pao Chicken Stuffed Potatoes


Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Bowls



Spaghetti Pie


Pepper Jack Stuffed Turkey Zucchini Meatloaf*


Garden Vegetable Lasagna


Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls



Vegetarian Rice + Bean Casserole*


One Pot Wonder Pasta


Kabocha Squash Lentil Curry*




Let’s chat.

What’s your go-to meal to prepare for busy weeks?

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