A busy day or even week can leave you feeling drained, dinner is usually the last thing on our minds. Busy schedules and dinner time don’t always mix, but make-ahead dinners on those busy days do. Walking into the kitchen at the end of the day knowing that dinner is prepped, cooked, and just waiting to be reheated feels like a real treat.
Turn to these make-ahead recipes to get a delicious meal on the table in no time.
This chipotle chicken recipe wins in both the favor of busy nights and taste buds.
This meaty sauce holds up well in the fridge and can easily be frozen for easy dinners during busy weeks. Double up the recipe for other unexpected busy nights.
You can make these enchiladas early by assembling them early in the day or days before. You can freeze or refrigerate the enchiladas and sauce just before baking.
A hearty, kind-friendly soup. This can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Even tastes better the second day.
Make a new batches of this meatloaf and freeze it. Switch out the ground beef with ground turkey for a healthier alternative.
Peas, cauliflower and chicken are sealed in a bag with coconut-curry sauce and frozen.
Cook and prepare the rice before. Reheat the chicken and rice just before serving.
Who knew throwing together Mexican and Italian food would taste so good.
Perfect for freezing and reheating later. Don’t forget to top it with ALL of the cheese.
You can load these up with your favorite toppings. Pop them in the freezer when they are done or make extra for busy nights.
Baked sweet potatoes spiced with buffalo chicken and your favorite fixings make this recipe a new favorite in your home.
You can even sneak some vegetables into the usual meat sauce, such as spinach, zucchini, or mushrooms.
Customize this recipe to your liking. You can use ground turkey, beef, or chicken. Add a can of beans and some noodles to make it even heartier.
This requires little work to do. Make a second batch and freeze. Serve with some rice.