As a parent, do you ever feel like Bill Murray in the movie Groundhog Day? Wake up, get the kids off the school, go to work, pick up the kids, make dinner, homework, pack lunchboxes, bedtime. Repeat.
Tomorrow is Groundhog Day, and we’ll anxiously await here in Pennsylvania to see if Punxsutawney Phil gets scared off by his shadow and predicts 6 more weeks of winter. We’re all hoping for warmer weather and sunshine, so don’t let us down, Phil!
With Groundhog Day approaching and thoughts of days on repeat, I’ve been looking at recipes that can make more than one appearance in my menu rotation. Whether they reheat well, can be frozen for later use or repurposed into a new dish, these 24 recipes have made the cut to be deemed “Groundhog Day Recipes.”
24 Reheatable Recipes for Groundhog Day:
Alphabet Vegetable Soup: Soups are the ultimate re-heat meal! This recipe packs the veggies and is perfect for dinner, to pack in a thermos for lunch or freeze to reheat later.
Hidden Veggie Turkey Meatballs: Warning – these might be the easiest, best meatballs ever. Store leftovers, sauce-free, in the fridge, to reheat throughout the week. They’re yummy with the sesame ginger dressing, but are also great as spaghetti and meatballs!
Apple Pumpkin French Toast Muffins: Make an extra batch of these French toast muffins to easily reheat for a quick breakfast.
Mac n Cheese Muffins: If your kids love mac n cheese, but you wish they’d eat more veggies, this recipe is the answer! They’re yummy fresh out of the oven or reheated the next day.
Chicken Avocado Enchiladas: These enchiladas can be made ahead of time and reheated when ready to serve. Save the cilantro lime yogurt sauce to add right before serving.
Asian Pulled Pork Sliders: Leftover pulled pork can be saved to recreate these sliders later in the week or you can turn them into yummy tacos or use to top off a salad.
One-Pot Chicken Lo Mein: No need to call for takeover, just reheat these leftovers from earlier in the week!
Broccoli & Cheese Crustless Quiches: These are a favorite make-ahead breakfast in our house. You can customize with whatever veggies you have on hand and add ham, bacon or sausage. They reheat well or you can freeze for up to 2 months!
Zesty Turkey Sloppy Joes: These homemade sloppy joes will be a hit, and leftovers can be reheated quickly for an easy weeknight dinner.
Gluten-Free Italian Meatloaf Muffins: Making meatloaf in a muffin tin is perfect for creating portion-friendly mini meatloaves! This recipe is “beefed-up” with the help of beans and some sneaky veggies.
Make-Ahead Freezable Breakfast Burritos: Our freezer is pretty much always stocked with a few of these. We have them for breakfast one weekend and my boys help me prep them for future breakfasts. Just pull from the freezer, reheat and go!
One-Pot Cheeseburger Mac: This recipe doubles as a healthy dinner and an easy lunch with the help of a thermos.
Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Cauliflower Rice Casserole: Casseroles are synonymous with reheatable. For this recipe, we swapped out the rice for riced cauliflower to pump up the veggies and skipped the condensed soup for an easy homemade version using pantry staples.
Healthy Chicken Nuggets: No mystery meat here! These chicken nuggets offer a nutrition punch with the addition of cauliflower and a bran flake crust to give them extra crunch. Did we mention they were freezer-friendly?
Southwest Black Bean Burgers: Make a double batch of these and freeze. Simply reheat for a quick burger fix anytime.
Cheesy Eggplant & Tomato Penne: Simple pasta dishes like this one were made to be reheated! This flavor and veggie-pack dish is no exception.
Savory Chicken & Rice Muffins: These muffins are perfect to reheat and throw into lunchboxes, or serve as an easy dinner or snack!
Cheesy Veggie Stuffed Shells: Grab your kids and get the in kitchen for this tasty recipe. We like to make an extra batch to freeze for a quick dinner when we’re in a pinch.
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quesadillas: Yes, you can reheat quesadillas! Just throw back in a skillet or bake in the oven until warm.
Fruity Multigrain Waffles: Who needs store-bought frozen waffles when you can stock up on healthier homemade ones? When making these for breakfast on a Saturday, double the batter and freeze extra to pop in the toaster on busy mornings.
Chicken & White Bean Chili: If there’s one thing that tastes better on day 2, it’s chili! Bonus: like most of the recipes on this list, chili freezes well.
Healthy Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja: This classic Cuban dish is another recipe that gets better with age. Reheat later in the week to spice up your dinner rotation.
Turkey & Kale Quinoa Stuffed Peppers: Stuffed peppers always reheat well, and this combo of lean ground turkey, veggies and quinoa serve as a hearty, filing meal.
Freezable Pizza Pockets: The name says it all. This recipe was made to freeze and reheat for a quick lunchbox or kid-friendly dinner.