Make Ahead Main Dishes for your Holiday Meal

The holiday season can be such a busy time. Being able to make some of the meal ahead of time takes some of the busyness and rush out of the day of. These make ahead main dishes can be made and frozen ahead and then cooked when needed.

Make Ahead Main Dishes for your holiday meal

Apple Maple Chicken Dump Recipe

This apple maple chicken dump recipe is delicious and can be cooked in the oven or the crock pot. It has an interesting blend of flavours that go so well together.

Hearty Sausage and Zucchini Soup

This hearty sausage and zucchini soup is the ultimate in warm winter comfort food. This make ahead meal is packed full of flavour.

Make Ahead Apple Pork Chops

This freezer meal is a little bit more involved in terms of the prep ahead, but it’s worth it. The apples make these Apple Pork Chops the perfect Fall or holiday recipe.

Chickpea Butternut Squash Fajitas

These chickpea butternut squash fajitas are a vegetarian freezer meal. They are colourful. They are healthy. These are also gluten free if you use gluten free tortillas to wrap them in.

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

A cold day is the perfect time for this Instant Pot white chicken chili. It’s hearty, yet light. This recipe freezes beautifully, so it’s great to make ahead and pull out on busy weekdays.

Freezer Chicken Pot Pie Filling

It has the perfect crispness and the sauce was just right.

Freezer Corn Chowder with Bacon

This freezer corn chowder recipe is one that you are going to thank me for sharing.

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas

These are really, really good. It may sound like a strange combination of ingredients, but these are delicious!

Chili Hash Brown Casserole Freezer Meal

This chili hash brown casserole is perfect for potlucks or brunches. I can quickly make it the day before in the crock pot and then put it in the fridge overnight or throw it in the oven 45 minutes before eating.

The Best Freezer Prune and Olive Chicken Recipe

This crock pot meal can be made as a freezer meal and is gluten free.

Freezer to Crockpot Beef Stew

Beef Stew is an all-time comfort food that goes great on those cold fall and winter days.

More Make Ahead Main Dishes:

Cranberry Chicken

This is an incredibly easy recipe – and delicious! Just mix it up before going to work, then pop it in the oven when you get home in the evening. The sauce that forms while baking tastes great on rice.

Make Ahead Sausage Casserole

Not only is this Sausage Casserole really good, it’s super easy to put together. Just a quick whisk of the eggs and milk, a little mustard and salt for seasoning and it’s ready!

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Instead of sugar pumpkins, you can use other winter squash.

Cranberry Dijon Pork

What a delicious treat for a main course!

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs

Did you know that you can cook a spaghetti squash in your crock pot?!

Pork with Sweet Potatoes and Apples

This dish is super affordable and tasty.

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Roast

With only four simple ingredients, this is sure to be gentle on your wallet as it wows your family!