30+ Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals

30+ Kid Friendly Freezer Meals. Look no further for healthy, make ahead meals that you can stock up on. All of these recipes are kid friendly and freezer friendly. A must have resource for the future!

Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery. But the opinions are all ours!

A few days ago, my three year old threw a 15 minute tantrum at the kitchen table. The reason for the unrest?

A broken banana.

I wish I were joking. As I was peeling it for him, it broke in half. My attempts to explain that it would taste just the same fell on deaf ears.

Don’t even ask what happened when I cut his cinnamon toast the wrong way.


If you’ve had young children, you are well aware that most kids are very particular about their food. They can love something one day and consider it a crime that you would even consider putting that food on their plate again. Their fickleness about food can be maddening–especially if you’ve worked hard to make a homemade meal.

Because we are well acquainted with the struggle of finding meals that kids will like, we have done some digging and rounded up 30 kid friendly meals. An added bonus is that all of these meals are freezer-friendly. This means if you are a wise mama, which I’m sure you are, you should probably double the recipe and freeze one for later.

30+ Kid Friendly Freezer Meals. Look no further for healthy, make ahead meals that you can stock up on. All of these recipes are kid friendly and freezer friendly. A must have resource for the future!

Both Rachel and I have made doubling and freezing meals a lifestyle, and it has saved us tons of time and a lot of money over the years. Not to mention the added health benefits of eating at home more.

Truth be told, I could not be an advocate for freezer cooking if I didn’t have a quality secondary freezer in my basement. I love my Upright Freezer. Love it, I tell you. First of all it’s massive. There is so much space so I can stock up on seasonal fruits and vegetables, have room for meals when I come home from a freezer meal party, have the freedom to cook in bulk and even stock up on grocery items when they are on sale. A quality freezer is a thrifty-mama’s best friend.30+ Kid Friendly Freezer Meals. Look no further for healthy, make ahead meals that you can stock up on. All of these recipes are kid friendly and freezer friendly. A must have resource for the future!

Both Rachel and I use the Frigidaire Gallery® 2-in-1 Freezer/Refrigerator and will gab all about it to anyone who will listen. Hop over to Frigidaire.com to learn more about it yourself!

Now that you know where to store these delicious meals, let’s get to the roundup!

30+ Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals

1. Chicken Parmesan Casserole by Thriving Home

chicken parmesan casserole

2. Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders by Thriving Home

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders makes a quick, healthy, and kid-friendly dinner. Double and freeze a batch for later with the included freezer meal instructions!

3. Farm Fresh Breakfast Quesadillas by Thriving Home

farm fresh breakfast quesadillas

4. Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves by Thriving Home

These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

5. Friendship Casserole by Happy Home Fairy

friendship casserole - this recipe makes one for you and one for a friend!!!

6. Honey Teriyaki Chicken by Plain Chicken

{Freezer Meal} Honey Teriyaki Chicken - chicken, honey teriyaki sauce, garlic, basil, rosemary, chicken broth and brown sugar - throw everything in a freezer bag and freeze until ready to cook. Can cook frozen. SO easy and super delicious. Serve over rice for a complete meal!

 7. Double Chocolate Zucchini Waffles by Thriving Home

Chocolate Waffle recipe with zucchini

8. Baked Italian Meatballs by Thriving Home

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

9. Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes by Pinch of Yum

Cinnamon Whole Grain Power Pancakes - a perfect healthy breakfast for pancake lovers! each pancake has just 60 calories and 5 grams of protein. | pinchofyum.com

10. Broiled Parmesan Tilapia by Thriving Home

broiled parmesan tilapia

11. Parmesan Garlic Pizza Pasta by Plain Chicken

12. A Better Mac and Cheese by Thriving Home

A better mac and cheese with sneaky sweet potato

13. Sweet Garlic Chicken by Plain Chicken

{Freezer Meal} Sweet Garlic Chicken - toss everything in a freezer bag and cook in the slow cooker later. No need to thaw first, cook from frozen! Chicken breasts, seasoning, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar - Server over rice for an easy weeknight meal!

14. Ham and Cheese Sliders by Thriving Home

ham and cheese slider recipe

15. Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole by Well Plated

Healthy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole. A lightened up version of the classic casserole recipe.

16. Tomato Bisque by Thriving Home

Tomato Bisque Soup Recipe - Even better than Panera Bread's!

17. Make Ahead Smoothies by Baked Bree

make ahead smoothie recipe

18. Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos by Thriving Home

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos are super easy and a kid favorite!

19. Applesauce Oat Muffins by Tastes Better from Scratch

Healthy Applesauce Oat Muffins | Tastes Better From Scratch

20. Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce by Thriving Home

fried rice

21. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Protein Bites by Is This Really My Life?

No-bake peanut butter oatmeal protein bites 1 -- THE BEST recipe for energy bites I have ever tasted!

22. Baked Penne Pasta by Thriving Home

Freezer Friendly Baked Penne Pasta Recipe. Easy, kid-friendly dinner idea. Great for large groups too.

23. Mediterranean Shrimp Skewers by Thriving Home

Mediterranean Shrimp

24. Slow Cooker Parmesan Sliders by Thriving Home

slow cooker parmesan sliders

25. Ham and Cheese Stromboli by Happy Money Saver

Ham and Cheese Stromboli Recipe. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! | Happymoneysaver.com

26. Mini Italian Burgers by Thriving Home

mini italian burgers

27. Cheesy Potatoes by Happy Money Saver

This Cheesy Potatoes Recipe is absolutely delicious and so easy to make! You'll want to stock up your freezer, it's perfect with breakfast, lunch or dinner! | happymoneysaver.com

28. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal by Thriving Home

Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

29. Homemade Hot Pockets by New Leaf Wellness

Easy Homemade Hot Pockets

30. Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups by Thriving Home

freezer meal spinach lasagna roll recipe

31. Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs by Thriving Home

Mini Chicken Burger with Herbs Recipe - Kid-friendly, healthy and tasty!

32. Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins by Thriving Home

recipe for breakfast casserole muffins

33. Brownie Baked Oatmeal by Thriving Home

Brownie Baked Oatmeal is a staple in our house for good reason. It's delicious, healthy, and my kids love it!

34. Beefy Baked Ravioli by Thriving Home

Beefy Baked Ravioli Recipe

35. Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin by Thriving Home

This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

36. Make Ahead Lunch Wraps by Thriving Home

Make Ahead Lunch Wraps

37. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes by Thriving Home


38. Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef by Thriving Home

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

39. Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork by Thriving Home

slow cooker pulled pork

40. Sweet and Savory Salmon by Thriving Home

Freezer Friendly Sweet and Savory Salmon Recipe

41. Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Cheesey Chicken Casserole recipe

42. Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole

Chicken, Brown Rice, and Veggie Casserole

43. Oatmeal Pancake Mix

I LOVE this oatmeal pancake recipe. After this hearty, flavorful recipe for pancake mix, I will never go back to plain pancakes again. It's also packed with good ingredients that keep you fuller longer.

Find all of our Freezer Meals by category HERE.

70+ healthy freezer meals with instructions. Recipes your family will actually eat! |Thriving Home

Keep Your Freezer Meals Organized with Our Printable Labels!

We’ve got a quick (and cute) solution to keep track of recipe details for your freezer meals OR for meals to take to someone else—printable Freezer Meal Labels!


  1. christina says

    Hi! Thanks for all the freezer kid- friendly ideas! I was wondering about your freezer. Does the unit get warm on the outside? We are shopping for a freezer and I would like to put a freezer in our walk-in pantry off the kitchen. I have heard others say that freezers give off heat and they would be best in the basement or garage. Where do you keep your freezer & would you agree it’s best away from items in a pantry?

  2. Liz says

    “…the unrest” made me LOL!

  3. Steve says

    Hey Polly. Awesome article. My sister’s fridge broke down and her kids have gone crazy over it, so I somewhat understand how you feel hehe. And the Frigidaire Gallery® 2-in-1 Freezer/Refrigerator actually fits the bill. I’ll be sure to show her this article so she can save money and eat more healthy. Thanks!

  4. Lisa S. says

    Thanks for all the freezer meal ideas, recipes, how to’s on your blog! I’m loving your multi colored aluminum pans. Got a link for where to pick those up? Thanks so much!

  5. Chris says

    Great ideas, especially for hectic weeks!!!

  6. Kim Noble says

    Hi, I have a daycare of 98 pre school children…. Could you help me figure out the equivalent measurements/quaintly of the ingredients used in your freezer meals? I use the NC CACFP standards.
    Thank you for your time,
    Kim Noble

    • Rachel says

      Hi Kim. What a smart idea to make freezer meals for your daycare! To figure out the amounts, look at the servings for each recipe. Divide 98 by the # of servings in that recipe. That will tell you how many batches of the recipe to make. For instance, if a recipe makes 6 servings, then you would need to make about 16 batches. That means just multiply all the ingredients in that recipe by 16 to make enough for all 98 kids. Does that help?

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