Cook smarter, not harder! Whip up these breakfast, lunch or dinner recipes the night before for pure deliciousness – minus the prep – the next day!
For most of us running out the door in the morning, a ready-to-eat breakfast can be a lifesaver. Not only are these overnight oats great on-the-go, but they are nutritionally excellent for powering through a busy day. The flavors and ingredients to choose from are endless too! Let the #fallvibes shine with apples and cinnamon or pumpkin pie. Live your best like with a chunky monkey mix or get your sweet tooth on with birthday cake.
In similar fashion to overnight oats, chia seed pudding takes less than 5 minutes to put together, can be made with healthy ingredients and makes for an excellent grab and go meal. Unlike overnight oats however, chia seeds contain half the carbs, and almost all of them are good-for-you dietary fiber! Additionally chia seeds are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, iron and calcium – a real superfood!
Preparing a hearty homemade breakfast can be quite time consuming when there is a handful of people to feed! Luckily, we’ve found the ultimate breakfast that can be prepared the night before. Complete with eggs, cheese, sausage, potatoes, onion and bell pepper for mega flavor, all this make-ahead breakfast needs is 30-40 minutes in the oven, with a side of toast and some coffee!
There’s nothing quite like a homemade roll. You can practically taste the love! Instead of going through the fuss of scratch-baking on the day-of however, the dough for these rolls is made, kneaded, risen, shaped and put on the pan the night before. Simply let them come to room temperature before baking for pure home-baked deliciousness. Pro-Tip: Brush them with garlic butter before baking for a delicious crust.
Homemade dough stuffed with butter-y, brown sugar-y, cinnamon apple-y goodness topped with warm and sticky salted caramel – who could say no?! In a unique move, this recipe actually incorporates drained the apples in the dough before it rests. From there, butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, more grated apple and crushed pecans are spread thin across the dough. Simply roll, cut, and arrange your roll slices in a muffin tin (with extra nuts and caramel of course) before putting in the fridge overnight. In the morning, allow dough to rise for 1-1.5 hours before baking at 350º F for around 20 minutes. Hit them with more caramel and serve warm for the most amazing breakfast you’ll ever have.
Talk about a time-saver! This overnight recipe makes short work of french toast by mixing and baking it all together casserole-style. Fully-loaded with blueberries and a streusel topping, we love this recipe because it is totally customizable. Add in some lemon juice and zest for a lemon-blueberry twist. Swap out the blueberries for some local thinly sliced apples. Drizzle on some cream cheese icing. No matter how you slice it, this is certainly one french toast with the most!
As we get into the more savory section of this list you’ll see that the best part of overnight anything is the development and melding of flavor over time. This mojo pork is a perfect example, with the overnight marinade allowing for orange, lime, mint, cilantro, garlic, oregano and cumin to ever-so-gently permeate the pork for ultimate tenderness and flavor. Ready in about 30 minutes on the grill, serve with a side of rice and beans or a salad!
Fast and easy from the comfort of home, this overnight marinade is a major upgrade from take-out! Not only does it utilize authentic ingredients like oyster sauce, chili garlic sauce and ginger, but ketchup, honey and Dijon mustard too! The result is a thick, tangy, sticky sauce that makes for a bangin’ marinade on chicken or vegetables!
Whether you grill it or skillet, this Carne Asada steak marinade is a showcase of simple Mexican ingredients resulting in mega-flavor. Made by marinating a tender flank or skirt steak in lime juice, garlic, cumin, oregano and garlic, the finished product is in the goldilocks zone of flavor. Not quite spicy, not quite sweet, just all around yummy! Serve it on its own with some salsa and rice or a salad, or slice it thin for tacos, nachos or quesadillas!
Some say you can tell a good recipe from the ingredients, and this overnight chicken macaroni and cheese boasts quite the list! With “King” in the title, this MAC calls for condensed cream of chicken, condensed cream of mushroom, milk, chicken broth, Rotel, Velveeta AND a Mexican cheese blend to mix in with cooked chicken and pasta. Complete with a healthy dose of taco seasoning, all those flavors meld together overnight before being baked together for 1 hour. The result is what one pan comfort food meals are made of!
Do you have any overnight recipes you love? Tag us with #BestMarket, we would love to see!
September 3, 2019