10 Overnight Recipes You Can Make In Your Fridge

We all have busy lives, and that means that sometimes (or a lot of the time), we don’t get the chance to make a full meal from scratch. That’s why whenever we have the opportunity to make overnight recipes that we can simply put in the fridge, we’re totally stoked. Your fridge is good for so much more than keeping food fresh.

Whether you enjoy a classic overnight oatmeal recipe or you prepare a make-ahead dinner, prepping your food overnight in the fridge will save you loads of time without sacrificing the quality of your meals. Simply prep your food ahead of time, put it in the fridge, and go to sleep. The next day, you’ll have minimal work to get your food on the table. Now you’ll have more time to continue your binge-watching sessions while also eating some tasty food. That’s what we call time-efficient.

From savory to sweet to simply unexpected, these 10 recipes will prove to you that your fridge may just be your most underestimated cooking tool. For a delicious dessert, breakfast, or side dish, you can’t go wrong with an overnight chill. Get ready to transform your cooking experience for the better — while making your life a whole lot easier.

1. Overnight Whiskey Applesauce

Applesauce just grew up in a major way. Add A Beautiful Mess' whiskey version to the top of potato pancakes for a delightful savory-sweet mix.

2. Overnight Buttermilk Cinnamon Rolls

Serving up a delectable brunch just got a whole lot easier for non-morning people. Averie Cooks' cinnamon rolls are easily prepped ahead of time, and baked in the morning.

3. Green Gazpacho

To effortlessly meld flavors, A Cozy Kitchen allows the base of her gazpacho to marinate overnight, and then blends it the next day for a summery chilled soup.

4. Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Breakfast Parfait

Vegan, gluten-free, and chocolatey? There's no reason not to love Oh She Glows' healthy breakfast recipe.

5. Mini Matcha No-Bake Ice Box Cake

Forget your traditional ice box cake. I Am A Food Blog's mini matcha version is as adorable as it is delicious.

6. Easy Overnight French Toast Bake

Letting French toast sit overnight may just be one of the smartest things you can do — Damn Delicious proves a point.

7. Chia & Raspberry Breakfast

This superfood breakfast by Green Kitchen Stories may seem intimidating, but it's simple as ever to make in your fridge.

8. Green Monster Overnight Oats

We have our fair share of delicious oatmeal recipes, but this green beauty by Oh She Glows takes the cake as most unique.

9. Blueberry Pie Overnight Oats

Fresh blueberries make The Kitchn's sweet, comforting oatmeal a fancy breakfast that you won't have to wake up early to make.

10. Almond Joy Chia Seed Pudding

Recreate your favorite candy bar the healthy way with House of Yumm's wholesome chia seed pudding.

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