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Mason Jar Meal Recipes that Aren’t Salads
This post is all about the best mason jar meal recipes.
Everyone loves a good mason jar salad. Myself included! Sometimes we want to add a little less lettuce (or kale) to the jar to make more of meal. Not every time of course, but sometimes.
This list is all about mason jar meal recipes….that aren’t salad.
A disclaimer I got to put here. I love salad. It’s awesome. Got jars full of lunches for the week and it’s all salad. That’s good for me, but the kids sometimes don’t appreciate it. So we mix it up! And it feels good to have the options.
The mason jar meal recipes are perfect for portions when it comes to your family. Everyone gets their own jar. If friends or family come over. They get a jar too. No squawking and no picking off of each other’s plate (it’s a problem at our house.
Some of the benefits of mason jar meal recipes are:
Fast and efficient: The family will love the food and you will have time for life.
Budget friendly: Your wallet could be thanking you as you’re more precise on the ingredients and have less waste.
Eat smart: Mason jar meals are a better choice than Burger King. Plus, you can make sure your family is being fed right.
Earth First: You save resources as there is no tossing away containers. Put the jar in the dishwasher and move on with your day.
There is a difference on the freshness of mason jar salads versus mason jar meals. While you might want to consider packing meals five days out, it’s not advisable to plan a month in advance. You want to make sure your food is fresh and not spoiled.
Here are the best mason jar meal recipes that aren’t salads to try:
28 Mason Jar Meal Recipes that Aren't Salads
Mason jar salad recipes are amazingly popular! And rightfully so! The opportunity to have a wonderful salad in a jar to save time, money and hassle is worth every penny! So what if you have all the salad you need and want something new? Well, our fun list of 28 Mason jar meals recipes that aren't salads might pique your interest.
We've got protein's, grains, pasta and other elements for a little different flavor than the typical greens. And all of these amazingly delicious recipes are perfect for any occasion (especially breakfast, lunch and dinner!)
Pizza is king (and queen) in our kitchen. This fun recipe by the Country Chic Cottage offers the real taste of pizza in a very well proportioned container. When we have this recipe, the kids offer to do the dishes!
When I first saw the title to this recipe I thought to myself how will I be serving beans and ice cream to my family. Well, that clever title is one fancy way of sharing probably the best idea on this list. The Suburban Soap Box has, without question, struck gold on this mason jar recipe!
Taco night is always a hit around our homestead. This taco dip isn't technically dip, but more like taco guts. Served with chips, it's perfect for a hands on meal that's portioned for the kids. I suppose it could be just used as a dip strictly for nachos too, but with all the great ingredients, I'm thinking you might think it's too fancy for that!
Mac and cheese is a staple we all can appreciate. Add vegetables and the kids might be skeptical. This Mason Jar Veggie Macaroni and Cheese Recipe by Framed Cooks makes you forget you are eating your vegetables as it's that good!
Jarcuterie? Yeah, at first I was like what? Then it made sense. This is the perfect mason jar recipe and yes it could be a light meal when hosting friends. Plus, you could have any number of great ingredients to offer!
Chicken cordon bleu is one mason jar recipe you probably didn't think about. This is not only delicious, but it's got some really emotional connections to traditional dishes. Which is why I love serving it when our older relatives come over.
Loaded potatoes might be one of the last things you think about when it comes to a mason jar recipe. This particular recipe offers some real Thanksgiving time vibes and it's perfect for a light lunch OR a side dish.
Chicken and rice! That might sound pretty basic, but this mason jar recipe is anything but bland. A quick look at the ingredient list will have you realizing this jar of goodness is going to melt in your mouth!
If you have steak...I will follow. Attempting this mason jar recipe I realized just how much I loved the idea of a meal coming from a mason jar. And this combination of ingredients is quite exceptional!
This is a perfect brunch meal that brings in so much flavor. It might also be perfect around the holidays. Planning ahead with the leftover turkey, it would be a great way to present the poultry in a new way.
Cold winter day? Chili and cornbread is the perfect solution! This mason jar recipe is scrumptious!
If you are wanting to plan meals more than salads, mason jars are a great choice! Hopefully have have enjoyed our mason jar meal recipes that aren’t salad list. We would love to share some of our other favorite recipes too! Check out our other popular recipes here.