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Hearty Baked Penne Pasta

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Baked Penne Pasta has it all. Delicious dinner recipe? Check. Freezer friendly? Check. Makes a lot of leftovers? Check. Approved by all ages in the family? Check. Feeds a large group of people? Check.…

20+ Freezer Meals to Take on Vacation

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Ready to save money and time in the kitchen while on vacation? Freezer meals are the answer! I've rounded up the best freezer meals to take on vacation, as well as expert tips for prepping and transporting…

Spinach and Bacon Quiche

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Filled with only a few flavorful ingredients, this Spinach Bacon Quiche comes together quickly but won't stick around for long. Make ahead and freeze directions included.
Italian baked chicken thighs on a white plate with a red and white towel on the side.

Italian Baked Chicken Thighs

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The most amazing, flavorful, oven baked chicken thighs you'll find! With just a handful of simple seasonings, these chicken thighs turn out crispy on the outside and amazingly tender and juicy on the inside. Baked chicken thighs are so easy to make, and we show you how to turn them into a make ahead freezer meal too!

Crowd Pleaser Mexican Soup

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This is the only Mexican Soup recipe you'll ever need. I've been making a variation of this soup for my family and guests for years. Affiliate links are used this this post. One of the things…

Chocolate Banana Muffins

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These Chocolate Banana Muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they are packed with sneaky nutrition. They are a kid-favorite and freeze beautifully. Serve as an easy, make-ahead healthy breakfast.
Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

Apple Cinnamon Baked French Toast

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Ever wonder what to do with the heels of bread or crusts that your kids turn their noses up at? How about apples that are about to go bad? You could make a classic french toast recipe like our…

Southwest Chicken and Bacon Wraps

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Marinated chicken, crispy bacon, and a creamy southwest ranch sauce all wrapped up in a warm tortilla make for a delicious Southwest Chicken Wrap. These grilled chicken wraps are a great meal for groups…

Sweet & Savory Oven Baked Boneless Pork Chops

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These Sweet & Savory Oven Baked Boneless Pork Chops not only come together in a flash but can also be prepped as a make ahead freezer meal. Make sure to reduce the marinade into a delectable, sticky sauce to drizzle over the top just before eating.
Crispy carnitas tacos in a metal dish with white bowls of toppings on the side.

Instant Pot Crispy Carnitas (From Fresh or From Frozen!)

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Seasoned, marinaded pork roast gets cooked in the Instant Pot and then broiled until crispy in this easy, freezer friendly, and delicious recipe for a crowd.
grilled chicken, rice, zucchini, and peaches on a gray plate with fork

Grilled Balsamic Herb Chicken

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Balsamic Herb Grilled Chicken is moist, tender, and packed with flavor through and through. This easy grilling recipe can be turned into a freezer meal and is a great recipe for groups of people. What more can you ask for in a chicken recipe!?

Southwest Chicken Tenders

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This southwest chicken recipe is sure to please all the eaters in your house. It's easy, healthy, freezer-friendly, and full of flavor but not spicy. You can bake it or--even better--grill it! These…

Can You Freeze Rice?

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As cookbook authors of From Freezer to Table and From Freezer to Cooker, we are big fans of freezer cooking around here. "Can you freeze rice?" is an important question, since freezing it can reduce food…

Make Ahead Banana Breakfast Cake

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Banana Breakfast Cake is my dream breakfast. My whole family likes it, it's full of nutritious yet simple ingredients, and it works perfectly to double the batch to make a breakfast freezer meal.  I've…

5 Ingredient Pesto

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Making homemade pesto is easier than you think. The flavor of our Homemade Pesto Recipe far outmatches the store bought version. Use our tips to double batch this recipe and freeze pesto for later too!…

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

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Who doesn’t love a simple BBQ Pulled Pork sandwich with moist shredded meat? After a day in the slow cooker, this shredded pork is a total crowd pleaser. Not only is it an easy dump and go meal for…
Chicken and Cheese Taquitos piled on a serving platter with avocado lime salsa on top. Other toppings are nearby, like avocado, tomatoes, and salsa.

Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

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This kid-friendly Instant Pot Chicken and Cheese Taquitos recipe goes from frozen chicken breasts to a delicious dinner on the table in 45 minutes with very minimal hands-on work. You can easily double and freeze these for later.
chocolate banana bread slices on white plate

Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread

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Ah, sweet breads. Forgiver of all added-in leftovers and hidden fruits and veggies. Your family is going to love this pretty darn healthy Chocolate Sweet Potato Banana Bread!

Easy Homemade Croutons

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Once you've made these Easy Homemade Croutons, you'll never go back to buying them at the store. Not only do they taste better, but they're healthier too!

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!?…

Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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This Cranberry-Orange Shortbread cookie recipe is nothing short of delicious. After a few tweaks to the original recipe, I'm seriously obsessed. I made them as a holiday treat but I could also see them…
Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore: How can something so easy be so complex-tasting? Look, friends, if we're going to eat healthfully in the New Year, this dish is what our tastebuds need--flavor, texture, and a beautiful dish to

Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore {Freezer Meal}

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Crispy chicken bites atop a tomato-based, veggie-rich sauce are served over whole grain pasta. This healthy and satisfying classic Italian dish tastes like it's been simmering away all day long. Although…

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

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Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you've already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here's why this one is worth yet another Mac…
The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever

The Best Everyday Smoothie {Freezer Meal}

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Here it is. Many, many friends over the years have asked me for my husband's secret smoothie recipe. And today is the day we've all a few of us have been waiting for... "Hey Nathan, can…