7 Best Make-Ahead Meals for Busy Weeknights

Cook a big batch of Bolognese sauce with ground meat, tomatoes, onions, and herbs. Portion it out and freeze. When you're ready to eat, simply cook pasta and reheat the sauce.

Spaghetti Bolognese

Prepare burritos with scrambled eggs, cooked sausage or bacon, cheese, and veggies. Wrap them tightly in foil or plastic wrap and freeze. 

Freezer-Friendly Breakfast Burritos

Make casseroles like chicken and rice, macaroni and cheese, or enchilada casserole. Assemble the dish ahead of time, refrigerate or freeze, and then bake when you're ready.

Casserole

Layer chopped veggies, cooked grains, proteins, and dressing in Mason jars. Keep them refrigerated until you're ready to eat. 

Chopped Salad Jars

Prepare slow cooker dishes like chili, stews, or pulled pork. Let them cook during the day, and when you come home, dinner will be ready and waiting.

Slow Cooker Meals

Make and partially bake pizza crusts. Add sauce, cheese, and toppings, then freeze. When you want pizza, just pop it in the oven for a quick and customizable meal.

Homemade Frozen Pizza

Make and partially bake pizza crusts. Add sauce, cheese, and toppings, then freeze. When you want pizza, just pop it in the oven for a quick and customizable meal.

Quiche or Frittata

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