20 Make Ahead Dinners

20 Make Ahead Dinners

Marinated meat, pasta salads, soups and lasagna are all delicious foods that can be made in advance. When we have a busy week ahead, we rely on these recipes to plan dinner.

Pasta Salads: These can be made a day before and kept in the refrigerator.

Feta Pasta Salad: This light and summery pasta salad will surely become a family favorite.

Tortellini Salad: This fabulous pasta salad gets its flavor from black olives, feta cheese, and lemon juice.

Bean and Pasta Salad: Super-easy recipe with lots of yummy protein from green beans and garbanzo beans.

Tomato Pasta Salad: A great blend of fresh veggies to add to cold pasta. This is a perfect side dish or you could even eat this as a main course.

Chicken Dijon Pasta Salad: A complete meal with chicken, rotini, and broccoli.

Marinated Meat: Marinate steak, chicken or fish overnight and just throw them on the grill when you're ready to eat.

Marinated Grilled Salmon: A simple and light dish with lots of sweet and citrus flavor.

Marinated Vegetable and Tofu Kabobs: If you prefer not to use tofu, you can always skip it and add more vegetables.

Marinated Char-Grilled Chicken Breast: Marinate these in the morning and grill ‘em for dinner.

Bourbon Marinated Streak: This dish gains its extraordinary flavor from its lengthy marinating time.

Crockpot Marinated Beef Roast: This easy beef roast is sure to please.

Soups: Make a big batch and freeze it in portion-sized containers.

Meatball Soup: This fun soup is perfect for the kids.

Southwest Vegetable Soup: This soup is colorful, spicy and delicious.

Cheesy Italian Tomato Soup: This soup tastes like cheese pizza!

Pureed Mushroom Soup: You can make extra soup and store it in the freezer to many quick and easy meals

Cheddar Cheese Soup: This recipe thickens with time.  Just heat it on the stove or in your crockpot the next day.

Lasagna: Put together your dish the night before and all you have to do is bake it!

Classic Lasagna: This hearty, far from vegetarian lasagna, is full of layered goodness.

Burrito Lasagna: A Mexican twist on an Italian classic, this is a filling meal for the whole family.

Broccoli Lasagna: Serve up a healthy and delicious dose of broccoli lasagna.

Tofu Lasagna: This healthful, vegetarian lasagna is easy to prepare and rich with Italian herbs and cheeses.

Spaghetti Lasagna: This spaghetti lasagna is a great way to sneak in bunch of vegetables into a kid-friendly dish.


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