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Harvest Meals

I think it’s an age old struggle.. What to cook when harvest becomes that long, never ending season? It seems like no matter how much you plan, you end up out of ideas and resorting to whatever your ole stand by may be. We are here to help. Here’s a list of easy harvest meals. Many can be pre-made, frozen, and simply popped in the oven. Some can be eaten on the go, others require taking a break. Hopefully this list helps you when you are stuck in the harvest rut!



Breakfast Burritos 

Breakfast Sandwiches

Homemade Pop Tarts

Breakfast Quesadillas

Ham & Egg Muffins


On the Go

Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Hot Roast Beef and Cheese Sandwiches

Beef and Pepperoni Calzones

Irish Beef Hand Pies 

Marlboro Man Sandwiches

Homemade Freezer Burritos

Homemade Crunchwrap Supreme

Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Sloppy Joe Grilled Cheese

Baked Chicken Taquitos

Sixteen Minute Beef and Bean Burritos

Baked Tacos


Casseroles or Hot Dishes

Chicken Pot Pie

Lasagna (or Lasagna Roll Ups)

Lazy Halupsi (Cabbage Rolls)

Tater Tot Casserole

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole

Taco Bake


Chicken Enchilada Skillet

Lazy Cheese Buttons (serve with fry sausage)

Chicken and Dumpling Casserole

Funeral Sandwiches

Beefy Noodles

Bubble Pizza Casserole



Cheddar Potato Soup

Easy Lasagna Soup

Corn Chowder with Chiles

Spicy Dr. Pepper Chili

Beer Cheese Soup

Pumpkin Chili

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Vegetable Soup



Cookie Salad

Cast Iron Cookie

Waffle Iron Cookies

Oreo Puddin’ Poke Cake

Sour Cream Crumb Cake

Rhubarb Cheesecake Bars

Smores Bars

Praline Peach Pie

Have any recipes to add? We would love to expand this list! Feel free to leave links in the comments below!

About Jenny Dewey Rohrich

Jenny Dewey Rohrich is the writer, photographer, and recipe developer behind Prairie Californian. She is a self-proclaimed country girl, born and raised in Northern California. After joining social media, Jenny met and later married a third generation North Dakota farmer. She has since moved to the rural prairies of North Dakota where they farm wheat, corn, soybeans, and sunflowers. Agriculture has always been close to her heart and because of that Jenny started Prairie Californian. She strives to bridge the gap between those far removed from the farm by giving people insight into daily life on their farm. On Prairie Californian, she also shares about food, photography, and other lifestyle topics. Jenny is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post as well as a former contributor for She is also the Co-Founder of Rural Housewives, a community group and lifestyle blog for women to share their passion for the rural life. Jenny is a former participant in the National Wheat Foundation’s Wheat Advocate program as well as a current member of the American Soybean Association’s Advocacy & Training Team. Jenny resides with her farmer husband in a small town in North Dakota where she can be found with a camera in hand capturing the world around her, loves the challenges of bringing culture to the North Dakota prairie through a variety of culinary creations, and using her interior design degree to build their dream home.

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  • Sarah [] October 3, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Great compilation girls! I’m running out of ideas at the end of harvest here!
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  • Jessica October 3, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for this great list!! Just starting corn silage here in NE Pennsylvania! Long days and nights!!

  • Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs and Kids October 3, 2014 at 11:42 pm

    Great list! You should add a snack category too because as one who is out in the field all day during harvest, an afternoon snack or munchy helps quite often to make it through the day, especially when the sun is shining bright.
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  • Feisty Eats October 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

    Thanks Jenny! What an awesome list/resource.
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  • retiredruth October 6, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    This is a great list. I have been doing rural harvest meals for 43 years and still looking for new ideas. I have always wanted to blog about this… you saved me the time!

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    This is great! I cant wait to work my way through this list. Hoping to find some slow cooker recipes too! Love hearty, stick to your ribs recipes for those sun up to sundown farming days! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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