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20 Make-Ahead Recipes for a Happier Holiday

Let’s face it: the holiday’s are crazy. Whether you’re cooking for a crowd or feeding your family, you need quick, delicious recipes that you can make without losing your cool.

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Senior Editor, Bisquick

Our 5 Best Make-Ahead Holiday Breakfasts 

Make morning merrier for everyone by prepping breakfast in advance for a laid-back and relaxed start to the day!

Do Ahead Breakfast Bake
Do-Ahead Sausage Breakfast Bake
One of our most popular recipes, this breakfast casserole is delicious and will save you time in the kitchen.


Peach Almond Coffee Cake
Peach Almond Coffee Cake
Peaches make this sweet cake super moist. All it needs is a hot cup of coffee.


Overnight Chorizo Egg Bake
Overnight Chorizo Egg Bake
Catch a few more Zs by prepping this spicy egg bake the night before. The chorizo has a kick that will wake you right up.


Cheesy Roast Beef Hash Egg Bake
Cheesy Roast Beef Hash Egg Bake
Enjoy pot roast leftovers in this creative and delicious egg bake.


Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake
Impossibly Easy Breakfast Bake (Crowd Size)
Satisfy some crowd-size hunger with this classic breakfast casserole. 


Our 5 Best Holiday Appetizers

Plate up these bite-size wonders for holiday parties large or small. Your family and friends will love these on-trend tiny treats.

Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies
Impossibly Easy Mini Cheeseburger Pies
All the best things about a classic cheeseburger, but so much easier to make and eat.


Sausage Cheese Balls
Sausage Cheese Balls
It’s hard to eat just one! We’ve paired this wildly popular classic Bisquick recipe with a sweet and tangy barbeque sauce. You’ll want to double dip!


Impossibly Easy Mini Thai Chicken Pies
Impossibly Easy Mini Thai Chicken Pies
These zesty pies are always a hit with party guests. The secret? Fresh lime juice.


Impossibly Easy Mini Crab Cake Pies
Impossibly Easy Mini Crab Cake Pies
Serving crab sounds fancy-schmancy, but these tasty mini crab cake pies are sure-fire crowd-pleasers.


Impossibly Easy Mini Blue Cheeseburger Pie
Impossibly Easy Mini Blue Cheeseburger Pie
Inspired by the black and blue burger, these pint-size bites are packed with flavor.

  • Need even more appetizer ideas? We’ve got 20 more appetizers that are perfect for serving at home or bringing to a party this holiday season!

5 One-Pan Weekday Dinners

Serve one of these easy single-dish recipes to your family and save your energy for holiday shopping.

Impossibly Easy Buffalo Chicken Pie
Impossibly Easy Buffalo Chicken Pie
Find us someone who doesn’t like buffalo chicken and we’ll show them this savory pie.


Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie
Impossibly Easy Chicken Pot Pie
This creamy, comforting pot pie couldn’t be easier to make. It’s loaded with chicken and vegetables then baked under a buttery Bisquick crust.


Impossibly Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
Impossibly Easy Bacon Cheeseburger Pie
If your family likes bacon cheeseburgers, they’ll love this cheesy casserole.


Impossibly Easy BBQ Beef Pie
Impossibly Easy BBQ Beef Pie
Who says BBQ is just for the summer? Enjoy your favorite flavors in this delicious single-dish pie.


Impossibly Easy Veggie Pie
Impossibly Easy Vegetable Pie
Your family won’t even miss the meat in this satisfying veggie-packed pie.


5 Showstopper Desserts 

Guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen on these decadent desserts. No one needs to know just how easy they were to make!

Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Quick Pineapple Upside Down Cake
You can’t go wrong serving this classic 1950s cake. Fun fact: The pineapple is the universal symbol of hospitality!


Impossibly Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies
Impossibly Easy Mini Pumpkin Pies
Things just taste a little sweeter when they are mini! Instead of serving up the traditional pumpkin pie we love the idea of creating individual handheld portions.


Seven–Layer Velvet Crumb Bars
Seven–Layer Velvet Crumb Bars
A new twist on the classic Bisquick Velvet Crumb Cake, this recipe revival is super-sweet and will feel like an extra-special holiday treat on the dessert table.


Chocolate Candy Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Candy Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate plus peanut butter is always a good thing.


Impossibly Easy Salted Caramel-Apple Mini Pies
Impossibly Easy Salted Caramel-Apple Mini Pies
This salty-sweet standout dessert is a little extravagant but worth the extra effort.

Cheers to a happier holiday!

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