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80+ Easy Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

By Polly Conner

A common question we get about freezer cooking is, “What are some easy freezer meals for 1 or 2 people?” We’ve compiled over 80 make ahead recipe ideas from our website and first cookbooks that work to individually prepare and package for 1 or 2 people.

Freezer Meal Ideas for 1 or 2 people

How to Package Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Air is the enemy of freezer cooking. Here are a few tips on how to keep those freezer meals fresh!
1) If you’re making individual items like hamburgers, chicken tenders, or fish sticks, we suggest freezing them in single layers in a freezer bag or container and then divide those layers with parchment paper so they don’t stick to each other. Some recipes like sandwiches and burritos work well to wrap individually in foil. This will make it easier for you to pull out the amount you need.
Foil wrapped sandwiches for the freezer
2) Another trick is to flash freeze foods that you will remove individually (i.e. chicken tenders, burgers, fish sticks, etc). That just means you place them on a sheet pan and put them in the freezer until they are solid (about 2-3 hours). Then dump them in a freezer bag. They won’t stick together and will be easy to pull out for single uses.
3) As for casseroles, divide our recipes up and put into loaf pans (9 inch pans) to make about 2-3 servings. Note that the baking time will be less, since it’s a smaller amount, so keep a close eye on it. I hope that helps some.
4) I find that mason jars work really well for individual portions of soup, but remember to leave at least 1 inch of head room at the top because the food will expand when it freezes.
Freezer meals in mason jars
 You might also like the Anchor Hocking dishes we mention in this article, especially the smaller ones. These are our favorites on the market as of right now.

80+ Freezer Meals That Work for 1 or 2 People

Below are well-tested recipes from that will successfully work for smaller portioned freezer meals. Some recipes require you to thaw and then cook them. Others require you to thaw and just warm them up (because they’ve already been cooked). And, still others can be cooked directly from frozen. I made notes below for you.

Breakfast: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Scones on a baking sheet

Breakfast: Freezer Meal Recipes for 1-2 People

 

Chicken: Freezer Meal Recipes for 1 or 2 People

Freezer friendly chicken and broccoli foil packs

 

Beef: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer meals for 1 or 2 people

 

 

 

Pork and Turkey: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer friendly turkey pesto paninis. Freezer meal for 1 or 2 people.

 

 

 

Seafood: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer friendly salmon burgers. Freezer Meal for one or two people.

 

 

Pizza, Pasta, & More: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer meal for 1 or 2 people: Mini English Muffin Pizzas

 

 

 

  • Spinach Lasagna Roll-Ups – freeze about 4 rolls (2 servings) in a loaf-sized pan and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil; note that the cook time will decrease some, so keep an eye on them.
  • Whole Grain Pizza Bread – cook directly from frozen

 

Soup: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer meal for 1 or 2 people: Chicken and rice soup

 

 

  • All of the soups, except the ones with tortellini or noodles, would work well. Cook fully and freeze in small portions. Then, thaw and warm up.


Slow Cooker: Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

Freezer meals for one or two people: Carnitas

 

 

 

 

As I mention above, freezer cooking is incredibly versatile and useful fo all stages of life. Hopefully this resource can give you some ideas on how to make meals for not only yourself but also anyone else who could benefit from meals prepped and ready to go in their freezer.

Recipes from Our Cookbooks that Work for 1-2 People

cookbook

If you have our first cookbook, From Freezer to Table, here are recipes from the book that work for 1-2 people.

NOTE: If you are looking for ideas from our second cookbook, From Freezer to Cooker, simply refer to the icon index in the back of the book (page 247) and you’ll find a list of Fully Cook and Freeze recipes that will work for 1-2 people as well! If you’re a slow cooker or Instant Pot fan, you’ll LOVE this cookbook.

Breakfast Recipes

  • Blueberry Avocado or Pumpkin Muffins (p. 42 and 45)
  • Breakfast Cookies (p. 47)
  • Peaches and Cream Baked Oatmeal (p. 51) – divide into two 8×8 pans
  • Oatmeal Pancake Mix (p.54)
  • Apple Maple Sausage Bites (p. 56) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Chocolate Zunana Waffles (p. 58)
  • Scones (p.61)
  • Breakfast Burritos (p. 64)

Chicken Recipes

  • Chicken Tenders (p. 72) – take out however many you want and cook from frozen
  • Chicken and Broccoli Foil Packs (p. 75) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Individual Chicken Pot Pies (p. 83) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Chicken Fried Rice (p. 91) – freeze in small portions; takes just a few minutes to warm in the microwave

Beef Recipes

  • Cheddar Chive Burgers (p.98) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Beef and Bean Burritos (p.106) – take out however many you want, thaw and warm up
  • Sloppy Joes (p.110) – freeze into smaller portions, thaw, and warm up

Pork and Turkey

  • Yum Loaves (p.115) – take out what you need, thaw, and bake
  • 4-Ingredient Pork Chops (p. 116) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Ham and Swiss Glazed Paninis (p.120) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Super Stuffed Baked Potatoes (p. 121) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Mini Turkey and Veggie Burgers (p. 127) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Turkey Pesto Paninis (p.129) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook

Seafood

  • Straight From Alaska Salmon Burgers (p. 132) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Not So Fishy Sticks (p.134) – take out however many you want; cooks directly from frozen
  • Shrimp Potstickers with Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce (p. 138) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Mini Crab Cakes with Creamy Herb Dipping Sauce (p.144) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Pesto and Feta Tuna Melts (p.147) – take out however many you want, thaw, and cook

Pizza and Pasta

  • English Muffin Pizzas (p. 160) – remove however many you want; cook directly from frozen
  • Cheesy Lasagna Pockets – remove however many you want; takes a few minutes to warm in the microwave
  • Make-Your-Own Calzones – remove however many you want; takes a few minutes to warm in the microwave
  • Pesto Chicken Lasagna Rolls – freeze about 4 rolls (2 servings) in a loaf-sized pan and wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil; note that the cook time will decrease some, so keep an eye on them.

Slow Cooker

  • Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas (p. 192) – remove however many you want, thaw, and cook
  • Chili-Rubbed Brisket (p. 195) – We don’t offer this in the freezer directions, but you can fully cook and then freeze small portions to warm up later.
  • Killer Carnitas (p. 196) – We don’t offer this in the freezer directions, but you can fully cook and then freeze small portions to warm up later.
  • French Dip Sandwiches (p. 198) – We don’t offer this in the freezer directions, but you can fully cook and then freeze small portions to warm up later.
  • Polly’s Signature Taco Soup (p. 209) – freeze in individual portions, thaw, and warm up

Find all our free Freezer Cooking resources and recipes here.

10 Make Ahead Freezer Meals for Emergency Preparedness (+ Shopping List)

By Polly Conner

After writing not one but TWO cookbooks on make ahead freezer meals, we can quickly identify easy recipes to quickly stock the freezer.

Since there are a lot of unknowns and fears right now, we figured the best way to serve our audience is to share some of our easiest recipes that you can either make fresh or double and freeze for later.

10 Make-ahead freezer meals for emergency preparedness

Every recipe on this list includes freezing instructions, and we’ve provided a printable shopping list to make grocery shopping even easier.

These freezer meal recipes for emergency preparedness are also useful for people who aren’t able to get to the grocery store often or those who just prefer to shop less. They also can be taken to people around you who might need a meal.

Top 10 Freezer Meals Printable Packet

We know many of you will want all of these freezer meals in one nice, neat place. You can easily download and print off all 10 of these freezer meals by clicking the button below.

Shopping List for 10 Make Ahead Freezer Meals

If you’re wanting to make a few (or all!) of these freezer meals, we’ve put together a free shopping list for you. No email required for this one! Just click below and save it to your computer to print.

Our hope is that this would make feeding your family and stocking your freezer as easy as possible!

10 EASY Make-Ahead Freezer Meals to Stock Up On

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos piled on a serving platter with avocado lime salsa on top

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

Slow Cooker Instructions & Instant Pot Instructions.

Chicken and Cheese Taquitos is a delicious meal that the whole family will love! Be sure to make a double batch for the freezer. Then, you can pull out however many you want and throw them directly in the oven for a quick weeknight dinner.


Freezer friendly slow cooker beef sandwiches

Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Sandwiches

This dump and go slow cooker dinner can make a great freezer meal. Using our Homemade BBQ Sauce puts these family friendly sandwiches over the top.


Freezer friendly chicken parmesan casserole

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

This is by far the most popular Thriving Home recipe to date. Readers gravitate towards the simplicity and recognizable ingredients of this freezer meal. But, they return to this favorite because it’s always a hit! 


Freezer meal: pork tenderloin with seasoned rub

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

This is one of the first pork tenderloin recipes that Rachel learned how to make. The fact that she is STILL making it regularly for holidays, guests, and weeknight meals should prove that it is a keeper! You’ll be amazed at how such an easy recipe can pack some serious flavor. 


Peanut butter and banana baked oatmeal for the freezer

Peanut Butter & Banana Baked Oatmeal

Packed with fiber, protein, and potassium (from bananas), this baked oatmeal is not only mouth-watering but also a healthy way to start your day. Throw it together in minutes for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Be sure to double and freeze one for later. 


baked Italian meatballs (freezer friendly)

Baked Italian Meatballs

Meatballs don’t get easier than this baked version, which means less work and fewer dishes to clean up than typical recipes. These tasty little orbs may get eaten before they ever make it atop spaghetti or a sub sandwich. They are moist and perfectly seasoned every time. 


Southwest Chicken Tenders: Freezer friendly

Southwest Chicken Tenders

This southwest marinade is sure to please all the eaters in your house. It is full of flavor, but not spicy. Once you try this, it will for sure find its way in to your regular meal rotation. 


Freezer meal: Ham & Cheese Sliders

Ham & Cheese Sliders

This recipe takes a ham sandwich to a whole new level. When Polly has a group coming to her house, this is her go-to recipe. Not only do all ages like them, but they are cheap and easy to make. 


Easy freezer meal: Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins

Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins

This on-the-go breakfast takes seconds to warm up in the morning before heading out the door and will stick with you through lunch. 

These mini casseroles are full of simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen, too. Do invest in some silicone muffin liners and/or generously grease muffin tins to avoid what can be tough clean up. 


Vegetarian Tortilla Soup (Freezer meal)

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

This one-pot wonder is packed with flavor, but is also vegetarian! This winning combination of ingredients and flavors is sure to impress your family and friends. 


Hopefully this gives you a great list of meals to start from for emergency preparedness! Don’t forget to print them all off by clicking below!

More Helpful Freezer Cooking Resources

Freezer Friendly Chicken Spaghetti

By Polly Conner

Chicken spaghetti is an easy, cheesy, make-it-again-soon-please, casserole that your whole family will love. We teach you how to make it fresh AND how to prep it to be a freezer meal. A great meal for groups of people too!

Freezer friendly chicken spaghetti

Chicken Casserole: A Family Favorite Dinner

When I made this chicken spaghetti recipe for the first time last week, my husband ate it for about 5 meals in a row and proceeded to ask me to make it again the next week.

My kids eagerly scarfed it down as well. Tonight’s batch ended up on about every area of exposed skin on my 18 month old, but I take that as a sign he liked it. Needless to say, this recipe is a keeper!

While this chicken casserole recipe is baked in a 9×13 dish, I oftentimes split it into two, 8×8 dishes and freeze one for later. More on that soon though!

Chicken spaghetti with a side salad

Short Video Tutorial for Making Chicken Spaghetti

How to Make Chicken Spaghetti

Here is what you’ll need:

Ingredients for chicken spaghetti

Ingredients ready? Let’s do this.

Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, until al dente (slightly undercooked). Undercooking it keeps it from getting mushy while baking. This is especially important to do if you are going to make this a freezer meal.

While that pasta is cooking is a great time to sautee those chopped veggies. Multitasking is your friend for this recipe.

In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the cooked pasta, cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, chicken, veggies and seasoning.

Now please take note of this: Add in only 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. I always get moving too fast and add it ALL in at this point. You need some to sprinkle over the top so restrain yourself!

Chicken spaghetti being prepared in a mixing bowl

Here it is all mixed up. Yum. Or yuck. Not sure.

Either split it up between two 8×8 dishes or put it all in one 9×13 dish. Top with remaining cheese. Assuming you listened to my warning above about not mixing in all of the cheese, that is.

Chicken spaghetti prepped for the freezer

How to Freeze Chicken Spaghetti

Freeze for Later: Here’s the fun part: If you have split it into two 8×8 dishes, you’ve just made two dinners! To freeze one of the 8×8 Chicken Spaghetti portions, simply wrap it tightly or place a lid (if you have one) on your baking dish. (Here are the freezing containers we use and recommend for recipes like this.) You can freeze it for 4+ months! Even longer if you’ve packaged it well.

Prepare From Frozen: Place frozen casserole into the fridge and let thaw for 24+ hours. Follow step 5!

Chicken spaghetti on a white plate with green salad

What to Serve with Chicken Spaghetti

Here are some recipe ideas that would go well with your Chicken Spaghetti:

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Chicken Spaghetti

  • Author: Thriving Home
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Freezer Meal
  • Method: Casserole
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This freezer-friendly Chicken Spaghetti Casserole will keep your family coming back for more deliciousness. 


Ingredients

  • 1 pound whole wheat pasta
  • Two (10 and 3/4-ounce) cans organic cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 23 chicken breasts, fully cooked and chopped or shredded (roughly 3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup finely diced green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1 small or medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, such as Lawry’s Seasoned Salt or use this DIY recipe
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar, divided

Instructions

Make It Now:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13 inch casserole dish or two 8×8 dishes with cooking spray.
  2. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions, until al dente (slightly undercooked). When the pasta is done, drain it in a colander over the sink.
  3. While pasta is cooking, saute the bell peppers & onions in a bit of olive oil until they begin to soften (about 4-5 minutes).
  4. In a large mixing bowl, gently stir together the cooked pasta with the cream of mushroom soup, chicken broth, chicken, sauteed veggies, seasoned salt, cayenne, and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese. Sprinkle it all with salt and pepper, to your preference.
  5. Place the mixture in the dish (or dishes) and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese. (Freezing instructions begin here.)
  6. Bake until bubbly around the edges, about 40-45 minutes. (If the cheese on top starts to get too dark, cover with foil.)

Freeze For Later: Follow steps 1-5 (do not bake). Cover the casserole dishes with a few layers of plastic wrap and foil. Squeeze out any excess air and freeze.

Prepare From Frozen: Thaw. (Here are three safe ways to thaw freezer meals.) Follow step 6. If it’s still slightly frozen in the middle, you’ll just have to cook it longer than the recipe calls for or defrost a bit in the microwave before baking. Cover it with foil if the top gets too brown in the oven.


Notes

We get our meat from ButcherBox*. The chicken is organic, curated from small, trusted farms, and absolutely delicious. We highly recommend this service to source all your healthy meat, from grass-fed beef to uncured bacon, and have used it for years ourselves. *Disclaimer: We are an affiliate of ButcherBox.

Freezer friendly chicken spaghetti in a white baking dish

Instant Pot Beef Stew {Freezer Meal}

By Rachel Tiemeyer

This Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe is easy enough to be a mid-week dinner or fancy enough for dinner guests. What would typically take all day in the slow cooker, only takes about an hour from start to finish in the Instant Pot. You’ll take a short cut by using stew meat (no chopping!) and Yukon gold baby potatoes (no peeling!).

bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

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Instant Pot Beef Stew turns out melty-in-your-mouth delicious. Mmmm…the red wine, stock, soy sauce, and tomato paste work together to create a velvety sauce/broth that is full of complexity. While the meat pressure cooks, it tenderizes and soaks up all that sauce flavor.

bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

Now, don’t confuse this Beef Stew, a classic comfort food, with an unhealthy choice, though. Thanks to grass-fed stew meat (or chopped grass-fed chuck roast from our favorite meat source) and all the vegetables included–onion, carrots, celery, garlic, potatoes, and peas–you’ll churn out a pretty darn nutritious and satiating one-pot-wonder. Serve with your favorite crusty bread and dinner is served!

bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

Instant Pot Beef Stew leftovers can be reheated in the Instant Pot, stove, or microwave, but you may need to add a little extra broth to thin it out again. I think it tastes even better the next day!

Here’s a smart idea. While you have all the ingredients out, go ahead and prep one Instant Pot Beef Stew for tonight and one for another night or to pass along to someone in need. Freezing instructions are included in this Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe, like all our freezer-friendly meals. You can store it in the freezer for 3-6 months and then–magically!–cook this stew directly from frozen in the Instant Pot later. Check out these tips for cooking freezer meals in the Instant Pot.

bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin
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bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

Instant Pot Beef Stew

  • Author: Rachel
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 47 minutes
  • Total Time: 57 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Beef
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Comforting and delicious Beef Stew comes together quickly in the Instant Pot. The beef and vegetables melt into the velvety sauce making this meal worthy of guests or a weeknight dinner.


Ingredients

  • 12 tablespoon avocado oil or olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 12 cups sliced carrots
  • 12 cups sliced celery stalks
  • salt and ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup flour (I used white whole wheat)*
  • 1/2 cup red wine (recommended: Pinot Noir)
  • 2 cups chicken or beef broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce*
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • About 1 1/22 pounds stew meat (preferably grass-fed and organic)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 pound Yukon gold potatoes, roughly chopped into 1-inch pieces (about 2 1/23 cups)
  • 1 cup frozen peas

Instructions

  1. Turn on the Saute function. Heat the oil until shimmering. Saute the onions, carrots, and celery until softened, about 7 minutes. Season lightly with the salt and pepper, to taste, as they cook. Add in the thyme and red pepper, too. Stir in the garlic the last 30-60 seconds. Stir in the flour and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Stir in the wine, broth, tomato paste, and soy sauce until smooth, scraping the brown bits off the bottom. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 2 minutes. Turn off the Saute function. (Freezing instructions begin here.)
  3. Season the beef liberally with salt and pepper on all sides and nestle into the cooker. Stir in the bay leaf and potatoes. (Do not add the peas yet.)
  4. Lock and seal the lid. Cook at high pressure for 30 minutes, with a 10 minute natural release and then quick release of the pressure.
  5. Discard bay leaf. Stir in the peas. Taste and adjust the seasoning. Garnish with fresh chopped parsley.

Freeze For Later: Follow Steps 1 and 2. Let the sauce cool and then add to a one gallon freezer bag or pressure cooker-shaped container with lid. Season the beef liberally with salt and pepper on all sides and add to the bag or container, along with the bay leaf and potatoes. Seal, toss gently to combine, and freeze. (Note: Make sure the potatoes are completely submerged in the liquid to avoid browning.) Tip: Set the freezer bag in a bowl in the freezer for a few hours to help it freeze in the shape of the pressure cooker.

Prepare from Frozen: Saute the frozen meal for 5 minutes to release some liquid. Follow Steps 4-5. (The frozen meat will cook the same amount of time as from fresh.)

COOKING NOTES:

*To make this recipe Gluten-Free: 

  • Use coconut aminos or gluten-free Tamari soy sauce in place of the soy sauce.
  • Do not add the flour at the beginning of the recipe. Instead, thicken the stew by using arrowroot powder right after Step 4 (before Step 5). To do so, in a small bowl, stir together 2 tablespoons arrowroot with 2 tablespoons water until smooth. Stir this into the stew. (It will thicken up shortly.) Then, follow Step 5. 

20 Easy, Make Ahead Dinners For All Ages

By Rachel Tiemeyer

These are our favorite 20 most well-tested, freezable dinner recipes when it comes to getting a good meal on the table. Not only are these make ahead meals family-friendly, but they are also made with mostly real food ingredients that you can feel good about.

20 Easy Make Ahead Dinner for Families

It’s hard to find simple meals that please all ages and aren’t filled with processed junk. I’m here to help!

As a working mom of three who spends my evenings running around to kid practices now, I still want to make dinner at home a priority. These 20 easy, make ahead dinners have saved the day many times over.

All of these recipes include freezer meal instructions, which simply means you can prep ahead, freeze, and cook them when ready.

Here are 3 ideas for how to make your life smoother by prepping these dinners ahead and using your freezer:

1) Double Up: Make one of these recipes tonight and freeze another for later.

2) Prep on the Weekend: Make a few of these over the weekend to freeze and have on hand.

3) Cook with Friends: Gather some friends and throw a Freezer Party and stock each other’s freezer just in time for the school days ahead!

Be sure to grab our cookbook for 75+ more thoroughly tested make-ahead meals that your family will love! Take a peek at what to expect. You won’t believe all of these healthy, family-friendly meals can be frozen for later.

Which one of these 20 easy, make ahead dinners sound good to you? Let us know in the comments!

20 Easy, Make Ahead Dinners That Your Family Will Love

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

The classic Chicken Parmesan is made easier by serving it on a slider roll. With less than four ingredients, you’ll have this on the table in no time.

chicken parmesan sliders sandwiches

Baked Italian Meatballs

This 30 minute meal has been a staple in our house for years. Perfect every time. Serve over whole grain spaghetti or as Meatball Subs.

Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

Beefy Baked Ravioli

This fake-out lasagna is very easy to make, super filling, and freezer friendly. My kids love this meal!

Beefy Baked Ravioli

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Here’s our most popular recipe on the blog of all time! This casserole takes minutes to throw together and only a few ingredients. You’ll see why others love it.

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

These cheesy chicken and black bean enchiladas are the perfect meal idea for large groups or a family dinner. With the chicken, beans, vegetables, and whole wheat tortillas, you’re getting some great lean protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Cheesy Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

Tomato Bisque with Grilled Cheese

Don’t feel like eating out? Make this simple soup, grilled cheese sandwiches, and you’ll feel like you are at a restaurant.

Tomato Bisque

From Freezer to Table Cookbook

Oven Fried Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Skip the messy dredging and breading process of most chicken tender recipes with this easy shake-and-bake one. The oven-fried method produces a crispy, yet healthy version that rivals any deep-fried nugget.

Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Southwest Burrito Bowls

These Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls proved to be an entire family pleaser, especially because it is a pick-and-choose what goes in your bowl recipe. Not only did it taste delicious, but this meal is so simple to pull together and double to freeze for later.

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bowls

 Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

On top of Cream Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes, this roast has the best flavor. In fact, one kid I know took one bite and declared “this is better than candy!” True story.

Balsamic Shredded Beef

Mini Chicken Burgers with Herbs

These miniature patties of goodness fit every value I have for a family meal: Tasty? Check. Kids like them? Check. Easy to make? Check. Healthy? Check. Freezable? Check.

mini chicken burger recipe

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

This casserole won my husband’s heart over when we were dating. Well, I think our relationship has a bit more depth than that…but he did love Cheesy Chicken Casserole then and still asks for it today 17 happily-married years later!

Cheesy Chicken Casserole

Pesto Burgers

Because the pesto has some olive oil and other veggies, it brings some extra moisture and tenderness to this burger. Texture and flavor = nom nom.

Pesto Burgers

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

This can be whipped up in no time. Serve on top of Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce and you’ll have dinner perfection.

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

These are family-tested and kid-approved. Make these for your next dinner party and you’ll have a home run.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

Ham & Cheese Sliders

These salty-sweet sandwiches are cheap and easy to make in mass quantity. Adults love them. Kids love them. Everyone loves them. I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked for this recipe.
Ham and cheese sliders

Hearty Baked Penne Pasta

This recipe makes a TON. Families love the hearty, beefy, cheesy pasta. Serve it with some garlic bread and a salad and you’ve got a great meal that will feed an army (and leave leftovers for the next night). You could also assemble this pasta, divide it into two 8×8 pans, bake one, and freeze the other. It makes a GREAT freezer meal. Just be sure to undercook the noodles a tad if you’re going to freeze it.

Baked Penne Pasta

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Sandwiches

These bad boys cook in the slow cooker which is great in the summer because you’re keeping your kitchen cool. The magic to this easy freezer meal is in the homemade BBQ sauce. It’s a great recipe for a crowd too!

Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches

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

English Muffin Pizzas

Here’s a fun twist on pizza that’s actually on our blog and in our cookbook: Freezer-Friendly English Muffin Pizzas! Kids have fun assembling these and they make a perfect last minute meal to pop out of the freezer when you’re in need of a quick meal.

English Muffin Pizzas are easy, kid-friendly, and freezable.

Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce

Here is a vegetarian freezer meal option that you’ll love. Use up those veggies in the fridge or freezer and make a huge batch of this Fried Rice with Sweet Soy Sauce. It freezes beautifully!

Fried Rice with sweet soy sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

This freezer friendly pork tenderloin recipe is a no-fail freezer meal. We’ve been making this on weeknights or to serve at holidays for over a decade. It’s that versatile. Either bake this is for about 20 minutes or use the 7-6-5 method when cooking it on the grill.Pork Tenderloin with seasoned rub

Cranberry Balsamic Baked Chicken

The delicious combination of the tangy balsamic with the sweet maple syrup and cranberries will make this chicken dish a family favorite.

 

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