Overnight Food

Overnight food refers to the foods that are half prepared or cooked in the previous night. There are certain dishes that call for overnight marinade, fermentation or chilling. The overnight marinade is a prolonged process, which is done in order to ensure that all the juices and flavors of the ingredients are infused deep-inside the foodstuff. Generally, meats are soaked in the marinade to prepare some delectable overnight recipes. Overnight food comprises of the dishes containing pork, beef, mutton and chicken. Extended hour marinade makes the meat tender and allows it to cook relatively in less time. Overnight fermentation is done usually for the baked dishes. Salads, smoothies and even puddings also come under the category of overnight food that is kept for chilling overnight.


Basically, Overnight food includes the dishes that can be prepared in the previous evening or night and finally cooked on the other day. People, who are short of time, generally use overnight recipes. Some of such recipes are Upside down French toast; salsa marinated chicken and German apple cake.


History of Overnight Recipes

There is no particular detail about the history of overnight foods, but this may be true that these overnight recipes must be introduced when people felt the need of cooking in short period of time. Though overnight food seems lengthy to prepare but in reality it’s quite easy to do half of the preparations in the previous night.


Popular Overnight Recipes from Different Cuisines

  • Indian – Idli, dosa (require overnight fermentation) and tandoori chicken (overnight marinade).
  • American – Overnight food in American cuisine comprises of the dishes, such as, Egg soufflé, coffee cake and coleslaw mustard seed salad.
  • Chinese – Rice pudding, Buddha jumps over the wall and radish pickle are the few recipes in Chinese cuisine that can be prepared in previous night.
  • African – Moroccan lamb casserole, Macau style African chicken and black eyes pea salad require overnight marinade.
  • European – French toast, bacon sausages and cinnamon rolls.



Overnight oats doesn’t require any cooking. Dried oats are soaked in liquids and kept in refrigerator for overnight. All the liquids absorbed by the oats and an overnight dish is ready to eat in the morning.

Overnight Food Blogs

How To Store Cut Potatoes Overnight

How To Store Cut Potatoes Overnight On : 06-Jan-2011 By : bronzegoddess_bright

p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } How to store cut potatoes overnight? The world can't do with or without the potatoes. It is a very versatile vegetable that can be made in to any dish for any course of the meal. Really, it is that versatile....

Worker Becomes Restaurateur Overnight!

Worker Becomes Restaurateur Overnight! On : 28-Feb-2014 By : foodquest

  Restaurant business is a high profit one, no doubt! But don’t you need to invest some money to run it successfully? A man in China doesn’t seem to think so. He wanted to open his dream restaurant without spending a single...

How To Cook Turkey Overnight

How To Cook Turkey Overnight On : 26-Apr-2010 By : bella thomas

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Potluck Brunch Ideas

Potluck Brunch Ideas On : 03-Jun-2011 By : nithya

If you are feeling lazy, then chuck out your laziness and enjoy a party with these delightful potluck brunch ideas . These delicious brunch ideas from ifood are assured to entice you taste buds and leave you refreshed and satiated. Read on to know more...

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