Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals


Top 20 Favorite Freezer Meals: These healthy and delicious freezer meals will save you time, money, and make eating healthy meals at home possible!

With the start of school just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to stock our freezers with healthy pre-made breakfast options and easy weeknight dinners. Whether or not you throw a Freezer Party with friends or spend an afternoon cooking ahead, you’ll be so glad you spent some concentrated time prepping a few of these healthy and delicious freezer meals.

Here are our Top 20 Freezer Meals from the blog that Polly and I make again and again for our own families. To find many more freezable recipes, check out our new cookbook called From Freezer to Table (Rodale Books). (Scroll to the bottom for a sneak peek of our favorites from the book.)

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

Top 5 Chicken Freezer Meals

1. Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

2. Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

3. Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches

Gourmet Chicken Sandwiches(2)

4. Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Strips

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

5. On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

On-the-go Chicken Burritos

Top 5 Beef Freezer Meals

1. Baked Italian Meatballs

Baked Meatballs

2. Baked Penne Pasta

Freezer Friendly Baked Penne Pasta Recipe

3. Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup

mexican soup recipe great for large groups

4. Mini Italian Burgers

mini italian burgers

5. Super Sloppy Joes

Super Sloppy Joes - A much healthier and tastier version of the canned stuff!

Top 5 Breakfast Freezer Meals

1. Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

whole-wheat-pumpkin-pancakes

2. Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

healthy baked french toast recipe

3. Make-Ahead Breakfast Sandwiches

Freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches. A great and healthy freezer meal to have on hand for busy mornings.

4. Brownie Baked Oatmeal

baked brownie oatmeal recipe

5. Whole Wheat Banana Pumpkin Muffins or Bread

The BEST healthy whole wheat banana pumpkin bread recipe ever!

Top 5+ Miscellaneous Freezer Meals

1. Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin

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

2. Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

southwest chicken and bacon wrap

3. Mini Meatloaf Muffins

mini meatloaf muffins

4. Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs

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

5. Tomato Bisque

Homemade Tomato Bisque

Bonus Recipe! Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal (edited)-3

All of these 20+ recipes above are our favorites on the blog, but we have painstakingly tested and retested the best of the best for our cookbook called From Freezer to Table. In it, we also teach you how to make freezer cooking a lifestyle either on your own or with friends, so that you can enjoy healthy, stress-free meals around the table with your loved ones. I’ll give you sneak peek of a few of the recipes below…

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!Shrimp Curry Bowls might just be my favorite recipe in the whole book. Get ready for a Thai party in your mouth…

Shrimp Curry Bowls from From Freezer to Table Cookbook. Order book at fromfreezertotable.com today!

Is breakfast your thang? We’ve got tasty whole foods breakfasts that will be waiting for your family on those hurried mornings. The Chocolate Zu-Nana Waffles are a guaranteed kid-favorite…

Chocolate Zu-Nana Waffles from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order today at www.fromfreezertotable.com.

And Mixed Berry Scones, made with whole wheat and all good-for-you ingredients, will knock your socks off and start your day off right…

Mixed Berry Scones from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order your copy today at www.FromFreezerToTable.com.

Last but not least, you’ll find family favorites that are quick and easy for weeknights but work just as well for dinner guests. Crispy Chicken with Lemony Butter Sauce is an elegant and mouth-watering meal you’ll make again and again…

Crispy Chicken with Lemony Butter Sauce from From Freezer to Table cookbook. Order your copy today at www.FromFreezerToTable.com.

All of the 75+ recipes in From Freezer to Table are delicious, made from whole foods, are easy to prepare, and can be made fresh or frozen for later. Order your copy today and get started cooking ahead, so you can enjoy stress-free meals with your loved ones around the table later.Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

What should I freeze my meals in?

If you want to make freezer cooking a way of life (which we are convinced saves time, money, sanity and helps you eat healthier!), then an investment in good quality freezer dishes is really worth it. Here are the ones that Polly and I have used and recommend for years.

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Square Glass Cake Pan with TrueFit LidBest method for freezing food

This dish is used all over my kitchen. It’s super functional and the fact that it can be used to bake in AND store in is a big win — especially when freezer cooking. I love that the top is clear for easy visibility of the food.

safe freezer containers If I forget to put a freezer label on a dish, it is great to be able to see the food without opening the container. Here are some freezer meals that would be great to store in this dish:

Glass Baking Dish and Storage with Trueseal Lid, 11 cupfreezer meals

This dish is deeper and larger than the one I just mentioned above. It can be used for baking larger dishes than the square can be used for.

Same idea though: bake and store in the same dish. Love it. Can’t get enough of these. I have found that these can also be a great way to freeze leftover muffins and baked goods. Just peek through the clear top to see what goods you’ve tucked away in the freezer! Here are some yummy ideas on how to put this dish to good use:

Glass Baking Dish with TrueFit Lid, 3 qt. (9×13 inches)freezer meal storage

If you’re going to buy one freezer storage container, make it this one. You’ll find that a large amount of recipes you make will call for a 9×13 size pan. You’ll realize that having a lid to one of these dishes is a godsend.freezer meals containers Whether you slap the lid on to simply save leftovers in the fridge or your taking a dish to a tailgate, you’ll be so glad you have that lid. Here are a few of the many recipes I use this dish for:

Rectangular True Seal Food Storage, 1 7/8 cupFreezer containers

Having a variety of different sized dishes for freezing food in is SO helpful. Many leftovers simply won’t fill a big 11 cup dish. When food is exposed to too much air when freezing, the quality of it will diminish. You need some smaller sized options in your cabinet. I like this one because it’s perfect for leftovers, soups or chopped up fruits or veggies. Here are some ideas:

Glass Baking Dish and Storage with Trueseal Lid, 4 3/4 cupwhat should I freeze food in?

Another great, versatile dish to have on hand. This could be great for freezing leftover meals in or even to store foods in the pantry.freezing meals how to store food

Round TrueSeal Food Storage with Green Lid (4 sizes):Best way to freeze food

I mean, what WOULDN’T you use these for? If you’ve been thinking about swapping out your plastic Tupperware for glass, buying a few sets of these would be a great start. These would be ideal for freezing leftovers in. You can re-heat leftovers in the microwave or oven with these storage containers.

Here are some recipe ideas that these would be great for:

Oven Basics Casserole Dish with TruefitLid and Glass Cover, 2 qtFreezer containers-2

OK, so I am LOVING this dish. I love that I can bake, serve and freeze in it. I has two lids: one for cooking in and one for taking food on the go or for freezing. It also would make a nice serving dish for vegetables, mashed potatoes, fruit salad and so much more.

Freezer containers-4 It’s super versatile! I have no doubt I’ll get a lot of use out of this baby. Here are some recipe ideas that could be used in it:

Have more questions about freezer cooking? Be sure to START HERE.

From Freezer to Table Cookbook


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Comments

  1. Kristin says

    Do you have a master shopping list for these 20 or preferably any *healthier* favorites? Thank you

    • Polly says

      Sorry, we don’t. There aren’t many people ambitious enough to take on 20 freezer meals at once!