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Make-Ahead 101
Prep Ahead: Ready-to-Cook Meals
Reheat and Eat: Make-Ahead Stews and Braises
Bake and Serve: Oven-Ready Casseroles
From Fridge to Table: Ready-to-Serve ­Entrées
Shop Smart: One Grocery Bag Makes Three Dinners
The Sunday Cook: Big Roasts Plus Creative Second Meals
Come Home to Dinner: Easy Slow-Cooker Favorites
Stock the Freezer: Big-Batch Suppers
Conversions & ­Equivalencies

Full Recipe List

Prep Ahead: Ready-to-Cook Meals

Grilled Teriyaki Steak Tips
Spice-Rubbed Flank Steak with Toasted Corn and Black Bean Salad (view recipe)
Grilled Beef Kebabs
All-American Meatloaf
Lamb Kofte
Provençal Pork Tenderloin with Apples and Shallots
Roasted Spice-Stuffed Pork Loin
Roasted Pork Loin with Potatoes and Mustard Sauce
Crispy Pan-Fried Pork Chops
Roasted Cornish Game Hens
Never-Fail Crispy Roast Chicken
One-Pan Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables
Easy Lemon–Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Chicken Baked in Foil with Potatoes and Carrots
Chicken Baked in Foil with Sweet Potatoes and Radishes
Grilled Chicken Kebabs
Indian-Spiced Chicken with Yogurt Sauce
Turkey Burgers with Feta and Herbs
Miso Salmon
Salmon Burgers
Baked Cod with Cherry Tomatoes and Chickpeas
Crispy Breaded Cod Fillets
Thai-Style Fish and Creamy Coconut Couscous Packets
Spice-Rubbed Shrimp with Lemon Aïoli
Quinoa Patties with Spinach and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Chickpea Cakes with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
Stuffed Acorn Squash

Reheat and Eat: Make-Ahead Stews and Braises

Easy Overnight Beef Stew
Classic Beef Pot Roast
Onion-Braised Beef Brisket
Braised Boneless Beef Short Ribs
Texas Chili
Pork Vindaloo
Easy Pulled Pork
Cider-Braised Pork Chops
Chicken Cacciatore
Marsala-Braised Chicken and Mushrooms
Chicken Tagine
Classic Chicken Stew
White Chicken Chili
Black Bean Chili
White Bean and Kale Stew (view recipe)
Butternut Squash and Swiss Chard Stew
Indian-Style Vegetable Curry
Quinoa and Vegetable Stew

Bake and Serve: Oven-Ready Casseroles

Chicken Pot Pie with Crumble Topping
Curried Chicken and Brown Rice with Red Peppers
Chicken Enchiladas
Spicy Beef Taco Bake
Mexican Lasagna with Turkey
Baked Quattro Formaggio
Baked Chicken and Penne with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Cheeseburger Pasta Bake
Classic Meat Lasagna
Roasted Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagna
Stuffed Shells with Amatriciana Sauce
Baked Ziti with Italian Sausage
Hearty Vegetable and Orzo Casserole
Rustic Polenta Casserole with Sausage
Rustic Polenta Casserole with Mushrooms and Swiss Chard
White Bean Casserole with Spinach and Feta
Farro, White Bean, and Broccoli Rabe Gratin (view recipe)

From Fridge to Table: Ready-to-Serve ­Entrées

Picnic Fried Chicken
Herb-Poached Salmon with Cucumber and Dill Salad
Thai Marinated Steak Salad
Moroccan Chicken Salad with Apricots and Almonds (view recipe)
Chinese Chicken Salad
Creamy Shrimp Salad
Classic Gazpacho
24-Hour Chopped Salad
Overnight Kale Salad with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Quinoa, Black Bean, and Mango Salad with Lime Vinaigrette
Wheat Berry, Chickpea, and Arugula Salad
Tofu Salad with Vegetables
Pesto Pasta Salad with Chicken and Arugula
Tortellini Salad with Asparagus and Lemony Dressing
Fusilli Salad with Salami, Provolone, and Sun-Dried Tomato Vinaigrette
Orzo Salad with Broccoli and Radicchio
Sesame Noodles with Chicken
Chilled Somen Noodles with Shrimp
Spanish Tortilla with Red Pepper Aïoli
New Orleans Muffuletta

Shop Smart: One Grocery Bag Makes Three Dinners

Menu 1 (view recipes)
Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry
Skillet Penne with Sausage, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, and Spinach
Skillet Pizza with Broccoli and Red Onion

Menu 2
Lemon-Herb Cod Fillets with Crispy Garlic Potatoes
Sirloin Steak with Boursin Mashed Potatoes
Creamy Penne with Asparagus and Peas

Menu 3
Pan-Seared Halibut and Potatoes with Cilantro Sauce
Easy Pork Tacos
Spicy Chicken and Mango Stir-Fry

Menu 4
Pan-Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Artichokes and Olives
Lamb Pitas with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Skillet Orzo with Artichokes and Goat Cheese

Menu 5
Oven-Roasted Salmon with Orange and Radish Salad
Orange-Glazed Chicken with Couscous
Soba Noodles with Roasted Eggplant

Menu 6
Braised Cod with Leeks and Cherry Tomatoes
Pan-Roasted Chicken with Tomatoes and Israeli Couscous
Rustic Potato-Leek Soup with Kielbasa and Garlic Toast

Menu 7
Risotto with Fennel and Swiss Chard
Spinach Strudel
Fennel, Olive, and Goat Cheese Tarts

Menu 8
Baked Quinoa with Roasted Kale and Chickpeas
Gemelli with Caramelized Onions, Kale, and Mushrooms
Grilled Portobello Burgers

The Sunday Cook: Big Roasts Plus Creative Second Meals

Two Roast Chickens with Roasted Garlic and Herb Jus
Chicken and Bread Salad with Hazelnuts and Roasted Garlic
Penne with Tuscan Chicken

Turkey Breast en Cocotte with Pan Gravy
Thai-Style Turkey and Jasmine Rice Soup
Turkey and Green Chile Enchiladas (view recipe)

Slow-Roasted Pork with Peach Sauce
Pork Fried Rice
Pork Ragu with Easy Polenta

Slow-Roasted Beef with Horseradish Sauce
Beef and Vegetable Fajitas
Vietnamese Rice Noodle Soup with Beef

Pot Roast in Foil
Rigatoni with Beef Ragu
Hearty Beef and Barley Soup

Roast Butterflied Leg of Lamb with Coriander, Cumin, and Mustard Seeds
Lamb Shawarma
Greek Salad with Lamb

Come Home to Dinner: Easy Slow-Cooker Favorites

Slow-Cooker Beef and Barley Soup
Slow-Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Soup
Slow-Cooker Japanese Pork and Ramen Soup
Slow-Cooker Southern Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Slow-Cooker Sicilian Chickpea and Escarole Soup
Slow-Cooker Garden Minestrone
Slow-Cooker Wheat Berry and Wild Mushroom Stew
Slow-Cooker Hearty Beef Stew
Slow-Cooker Mexican-Style Pork and Hominy Stew
Slow-Cooker Chickpea Tagine
Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Slow-Cooker Texas Chili
Slow-Cooker New Mexican Red Pork Chili
Slow-Cooker Atlanta Brisket
Slow-Cooker Shredded Barbecued Beef
Slow-Cooker Asian Braised Beef Short Ribs (view recipe)
Slow-Cooker Southwestern Pork Roast
Slow-Cooker Smoky Chipotle Beef Tacos
Slow-Cooker Classic Marinara Sauce
Slow-Cooker Meaty Tomato Sauce
Slow-Cooker Spicy Sausage Ragu with Red Peppers
Slow-Cooker Italian Sunday Gravy

Stock the Freezer: Big-Batch Suppers

Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Shepherd’s Pie
Beef Tamale Pie
Chicken Pot Pie
Meaty Lasagna
Spinach Manicotti
Hearty Beef Stew
All-American Beef Chili
Vegetarian Chili
Marinara Sauce
Easy Meat Sauce
Meatballs and Marinara
Bolognese Sauce
Classic Pesto
Cheese Pizza
Beef and Bean Burritos
Meat Hand Pies
Chicken Fingers (view recipe)
Ultimate Veggie Burgers