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15 Incredibly Delicious Make-Ahead Recipes

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As a season, Fall is a practically perfect in just about every way.


It’s a great time to gather together with friends and loved ones and go on all manner of autumn-themed adventures. I’m talking apple orchards, pumpkin patches, corn mazes and hayrides.

Pretty soon it’s gonna get really spooky out, so the time to enjoy the bright vibrant colors and pleasant coolness of the outdoors is now. Seize the day, friend!

What’s that you say? You can’t go out and play because you’ve got to make dinner/breakfast/lunch? You know I’ve always got your back. Here’s a list of amazing edibles for all occasions that you make ahead. That means you get out to enjoy all the beautiful fall weather.


1. Overnight Maple French Toast

Overnight Maple French Toast

It’s an overnight French toast! Making it ahead means it only takes you 10 minutes to deploy it into your face and the faces of those you love.


2. Make-Ahead Meat Lover’s Lasagna Roll-Ups

Make Ahead Meat Lover’s Lasagna Roll-Ups

Meaty, cheesy, noodley goodness makes for a savory and satisfying dish.  All you need is a hot second to heat to maximum yum before serving.


3. Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You’re a bright and beautiful person and you deserve a bright and beautiful lunch. When you make it ahead it leaves you more time to savor the spicy flavor.


4. Make-Ahead Peach Breakfast Bake

Make Ahead Peach Breakfast Bake

Behold the glory of this peachy breakfast goodness! Look at its divine crust and imagine the flavors of sweet peaches and warm caramelized brown sugar with hints of vanilla prancing across your palate – whenever you decide the time is right to devour it!


5. Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole

Make-Ahead Pizza Casserole

You know who’s gonna love this?  EVERYBODY! All the best flavors of pizza combine themselves (with your clever assistance of course) into this easy noodle formation for maximum satisfaction.  Plus, those carbs will help you keep warm in blustery fall weather.


6. Freeze-Ahead Tamale Pies

Freeze-Ahead Tamale Pies

For something that’s nice and spice, make these tamales pies to be enjoyed at your leisure.


7. Slow Cooker Salsa Chili

Slow Cooker Salsa Chili

You can toss the fixing for this hearty chili in your slow cooker, go and live your awesome life for 10 hours and then come back to something filling and flavorful!


8. Make-Ahead Cheesy Turkey Chili Bake

Make-Ahead Cheesy Turkey Chili Bake

Warm and melted cheese blankets beans, chilies, corn and tasty turkey tidbits. Pop it in the oven when the craving strikes you and you’ll be chowing down in no time.


9. Overnight Caramel Apple Rolls

Overnight Caramel Apple Rolls

Perfect for the harvest season and highlighting sweet apple flavor, these ooey-gooey caramel rolls are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


10. Cheesy Potato Slow Cooker Soup

Cheesy Potato Slow Cooker Soup

Warm and cheesy, only a few ingredients are required for this delicious soup.


11. Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken and Vegetable Tortellini Stew

Look at the lovely colors in this stew! Those veggies, chicken and tender, cheesy tortellini just want to climb inside you and warm you up!


12. Make-Ahead Sausage Potato Egg Bake

Make-Ahead Sausage Potato Egg Bake

Something savory this way comes. But that doesn’t mean you have to cook it straightaway; you can finish the baking up to 24 hours later!


13. Ultimate Frozen Mud Pie Dessert

Ultimate Frozen Mud Pie Dessert

Okay, so admittedly frozen might not be the best idea for when the climes turn colder. But I figure: bundle up and chow down!


14. Slow-Cooker Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

Slow-Cooker Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs

Need a big batch of eggs for a crowd? This recipe is all you need to make a dozen people’s days start right – even if they wake up at different times.


15. Frozen Fruit Skewers With Chocolate Drizzle

Frozen Fruit Skewers With Chocolate Drizzle

The best of both sweet worlds – fruit and chocolate – ready for guests in a flash because you’re prepared like that.

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