freezer meal

Teriyaki chicken thighs on a grey plate garnished with sliced green onion.

Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

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This Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Thigh recipe is easy, tasty, freezer-friendly, and made in the crock pot. Shred up those tender chicken thighs and serve it over rice for a delicious, filling dinner.…

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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Chicken Parmesan Casserole is by far one of the most popular recipes on Thriving Home. It is super easy to make, can easily be turned into a freezer meal, and is very family friendly. This real food,…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef

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Slow Cooker Shredded Beef is an easy, healthy, dump-and-go, delicious dinner. This freezer friendly recipe is a win for my family and is a great recipe for large groups. So simple! This post was…

Asian Salmon (aka Sweet & Savory Salmon)

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With the perfect marriage of sweet and savory marinade ingredients, this baked Asian Salmon recipe turns out moist and full of complex flavors. Just 5 minutes of prep, 30 minutes of marinating, and 15…
close up shot of chop sticks holding a turkey meatball and dipping in sauce

Asian Turkey Meatballs

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Whether you want a tasty appetizer for a party or a healthy, satisfying dinner for the fam, this creative spin on meatballs does the trick. Bake the Asian Turkey Meatballs and serve alongside the Sweet Soy Dipping Sauce. Or, serve over brown rice and stir fried veggies with a drizzle of the sauce for a nutritious and fun spin on Asian take out. Freezing instructions included.

Shredded Beef Tacos

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With only 4 simple ingredients, you can have a batch of Shredded Beef Tacos slow cooking in your crockpot (or Instant Pot) in minutes. This Mexican shredded beef packs a TON of flavor and will fall apart after a full day of cooking. Say "holá" to a new weeknight favorite in your home!

Asian Chicken Wraps

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Asian Chicken Wraps are soft flour tortillas are filled with a combination of ground chicken, sautéed veggies, and a delicious blend of seasonings. The hoisin sauce takes them over the top. What…
Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is hearty, healthy, delicious, and fairly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plus, leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days. Serve it up as a tasty start to your day or as a “breakfast-for-dinner”, along with bacon and a fruit salad.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal

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This Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal is hearty, healthy, delicious, and fairly adaptable to whatever ingredients you have on hand. Plus, leftovers keep well in the fridge for several days. Serve it up as…

Blueberry Avocado Muffins

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This healthy blueberry avocado muffin packs some serious nutritional punch but is still a treat! It's got sneaky ingredients like avocado, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat flour. Add the crumb topping that's infused with lemon zest for a delicious (yet nutritious) muffin!

Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks

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An easy-peasy, flavorful baked chicken drumstick recipe. You can have Baked BBQ Chicken Drumsticks without grilling or frying. Simply bake, baste, broil and enjoy! We even teach you how to turn this into a make-ahead freezer meal.

Pork Tenderloin with Seasoned Rub

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This Pork Tenderloin Rub recipe is one of our family's top 5 favorites. I've been making it for YEARS, and it turns out perfectly every time. A wide range of seasonings from the pantry makes this simple…
chicken foil packet with broccoli, bacon, and rice

Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Foil Packets

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Chicken, broccoli, cheddar cheese, and bacon are served over brown rice in this ooey, gooey chicken foil packet. Grill, bake, or cook over the campfire! You can even make them ahead and freeze for later with our instructions.
Blueberry French Toast Casserole {with Vanilla Glaze} in a glass casserole dish

Blueberry French Toast Casserole with Vanilla Glaze

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No need to slave away over the stove flipping French toast. Serve everyone at once with this easy and DELICIOUS Blueberry French Toast Casserole. What's even better is this is a fabulous make-ahead breakfast…
cheeseburger on a whole wheat bun with oven fries on the side

Cheesy Chive Burgers

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There’s nothing quite like a big juicy homemade burger, eh? The fresh herbs and shredded cheese inside these patties take them over the top in taste and texture.

Ham and Cheese Sliders

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These easy Ham and Cheese Sliders are a family staple. They are super easy to make, budget-friendly, great for a group of people, and even freezer friendly. I've been making these for YEARS and constantly…
On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

On-the-Go Chicken Burritos

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These simple, individual chicken burritos make for a filling, healthy, and satisfying lunch or dinner anywhere and anytime. Be sure to double the batch and freeze some for later using our instructions.

Mediterranean Shrimp

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Freezer Friendly Mediterranean Shrimp. Even the most reluctant seafood eaters will enjoy this succulent lemony shrimp that can be cooked in just minutes under the broiler, on the grill, or on the stovetop. I…

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.…

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.

Crispy Baked Drumsticks

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These Crispy Baked Drumsticks have the texture and taste of fried chicken without all the fat and mess of frying. What a great fake out! I've also included a simple and delicious recipe for a Honey-Mustard…
Uncooked chicken thighs in an Instant Pot.

How Long to Cook Frozen Chicken Thighs in the Instant Pot + More Pro Tips!

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Looking for how long to cook frozen chicken thighs in the Instant Pot? You're in the right place. THIS IS WHAT WE DO! After all, we did write an Instant Pot cookbook. There is a lot of misinformation about cooking frozen food in the Instant Pot, so we are glad you've come to the right place.
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!

The Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich

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A flavor-packed marinade and the best toppings make this the Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe. After marinating for a few hours, your chicken breasts will pick up loads of flavor. Serve it on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings for a quick weeknight dinner. This is also a great recipe to serve to groups of people!
slow cooked ribs on a cutting board with extra sauce on the side

Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs

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You don't need a smoker to make amazing ribs. This easy Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe results in perfect fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs!