[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.*


Breakfast

 

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

 


Miscellaneous

 

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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