Easy, Make-Ahead Casseroles To Have In Your Freezer

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Weeknight dinners are easy if you have these make-ahead meals in your freezer

Butternut Squash, Sage, and Mushroom Casserole

Once it’s baked and cooled, store this vegetarian casserole in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal that is filling and flavorful. The pairing of sage and butternut squash gives it a balanced sweet and savory flavor.
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Sausage, Chicken, and White Bean Gratin

The celebrated cassoulet of France inspired this stick-to-your-ribs dish, which uses chicken breast instead of the traditional duck or goose. Our big batch of this recipe from the One Pot cookbook is great for a party. This casserole is easy to make in advance, just wait to sprinkle the breadcrumbs and reserved bacon on top until the day you plan to serve it.
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Lattice-Topped Turkey Casserole

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This pretty lattice-topped casserole would be a perfect addition to any holiday table. It’s full of flavorful herbs like rosemary and thyme. If you don’t want to make your own pie crust from scratch, you can easily use a store-bought version instead. . To make this casserole in advance, store it in the freezer, unbaked.
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Mexican-Style Lasagna

Swap corn tortillas for pasta sheets and salsa for tomato sauce, then add beans and a healthy dose of fresh spinach. The result? This crowd-pleasing Mexican-inspired dinner your whole family will enjoy, courtesy of the One Pot cookbook. This casserole can be assembled, stored in your refrigerator for a day, and then baked — or assembled, baked, and stored in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal.
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Hamburger Noodle Casserole

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Anyone who grew up on “Hamburger Helper” will love this scratch-made version. It still takes advantage of a few conveniences like canned tomato sauce, but is full of fresh flavors like ricotta cheese, minced garlic, and sliced green onions. If you’re making this casserole to freeze, wait to top it with the Cheddar cheese until the day you’re serving it.
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Hot-Spiced Pork and Rice

If you’re looking for a way to spice up pork, try this delicious casserole from the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. With soy sauce, molasses, chili paste, and five-spice powder, this dish is loaded with flavor. If you’re planning on freezing this casserole, cook it just until the rice is al dente; that way the rice won’t get mushy when you reheat it.
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Saffron Rice Pilaf with Lamb Meatballs, Red Peppers, and Dates

This hearty and delicious rice casserole from Sunday Casseroles makes a perfect weeknight meal. Freeze the meatballs and the rice casserole separately and then, on the day you’re ready to serve the casserole, combine them according to the recipe instructions and finish warming the casserole through.
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