5 Recipes for Meals that Keep Well

Chicken Tetrazzini

Pasta dishes are popular make-ahead meals, and for good reason! Chicken tetrazzini is amazing the first time around, but it actually tastes even better reheated, regardless if it's been refrigerated or frozen. Like other casseroles, chicken tetrazzini can be stored for up to 6 months in the freezer.

This recipe calls for vermicelli or thin spaghetti, sliced mushrooms (canned or fresh will do), chicken broth, milk, flour, salt, Parmesan cheese, sour cream and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I've substituted the milk with whipping cream when I've longed for a richer dish, and I've used evaporated milk when counting calories.

If your plan is to freeze this delicious concoction, simply prepare it as you would normally, then pop it in the freezer instead of baking it. All that's left to do is defrost and heat when you're ready to enjoy a truly scrumptious meal.