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29 Genius Recipes to Freeze Now (Because It's About to Get Crazy)

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Below are 29 Genius Recipes that—were I being smart and responsible like you—I would cook and freeze now. The holidays are barrelling down on us almost here (yay!) and a freezer full of ready-to-roll little helpers will make it all go more smoothly—or at least mean less cooking later.

For more tips on freezing and defrosting, go here, but the gist is: Wrap tightly, label religiously, move stuff to the fridge the day-ish before you want to use it. Eat (and entertain) well, feel proud, repeat.

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soups!

Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup

Paul Bertolli's Cauliflower Soup by Genius Recipes

Melissa Clark's Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup

Melissa Clark's Seared Broccoli and Potato Soup by Genius Recipes

Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, and Nutmeg Crème Fraîche

Thomas Keller's Butternut Soup with Brown Butter, Sage, a... by Genius Recipes

Anna Thomas' Green Soup

Anna Thomas' Green Soup by Genius Recipes

stews & sauces for entertaining (and in between)

Deb Perelman's Mushroom Bourguignon

Deb Perelman's Mushroom Bourguignon by Genius Recipes

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu

Andy Ward & Jenny Rosenstrach's Pork Shoulder Ragu by Genius Recipes

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese

Nigel Slater's Really Good Spaghetti Bolognese by Genius Recipes

Frances Moore Lappé's Lentils, Monastery Style

Frances Moore Lappé's Lentils, Monastery Style by Genius Recipes

Starchy Purées & Polentas (Yes, You Can)

Diane Morgan's Classic Mashed Potatoes

Diane Morgan's Classic Mashed Potatoes by Genius Recipes

Michel Guérard's Celeriac Purée

Michel Guérard's Celeriac Purée by Genius Recipes

Carlo Middione's Polenta Facile

Carlo Middione's Polenta Facile by Genius Recipes

Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta

Maria Speck's Shortcut Polenta by Genius Recipes

bread (for snacking, crumbs, & stuffing)

Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah

Jessica Fechtor's Five-Fold Challah by Genius Recipes

Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread

Vera Obias' Cheddar & Black Pepper Cornbread by Genius Recipes

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette

Dan Leader's 4-Hour Baguette by Genius Recipes

My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread

My New Roots' Life-Changing Loaf of Bread by Genius Recipes

flavor boosters to freeze in ice cube trays

The River Cottage’s Vegetable Bouillon (a.k.a. Souper Mix)

The River Cottage’s Vegetable Bouillon (a.k.a. Souper Mix) by Genius Recipes

Danny Bowien's World Championship Pesto

Danny Bowien's World Championship Pesto by Genius Recipes

Amanda Cohen's Secret Weapon Stir-Fry Sauce (for Vegetable Fried Rice & More)

Amanda Cohen's Secret Weapon Stir-Fry Sauce (for Vegetabl... by Genius Recipes

Bryant Terry's Mustard Green Harissa

Bryant Terry's Mustard Green Harissa by Genius Recipes

slice-and-bake cookies & pie crust for the last minute

Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust
Cook's Illustrated Foolproof Pie Crust
Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies

Pierre Hermé & Dorie Greenspan's World Peace Cookies by Genius Recipes

Flo Braker's Pains D’Amande

Flo Braker's Pains D’Amande by Genius Recipes

Ready-to-defrost sweets

Paul Virant's Pumpkin Butter

Paul Virant's Pumpkin Butter by Genius Recipes

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlottes)

Judy Rodgers' Roasted Applesauce (and Savory Apple Charlo... by Genius Recipes

Teddie's Apple Cake

Teddie's Apple Cake by Genius Recipes

Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake

Nigel Slater's Extremely Moist Chocolate-Beet Cake by Genius Recipes

The most freezable of them all

David Lebovitz's Chocolate Sorbet

David Lebovitz's Chocolate Sorbet by Kenzi Wilbur

Jeni's Splendid Lemon Cream Ice Cream

Jeni's Splendid Lemon Cream Ice Cream by Genius Recipes


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