freezer meals

How Long to Cook Pork Shoulder in the Instant Pot

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Cooking a pork shoulder is often a lengthy process that involves low and slow cooking. Not so with an Instant Pot! About an hour is all you need for the most tender and juicy pressure-cooked pork. Sounds…

Pumpkin French Toast

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Pumpkin French Toast is such a nutritious and hearty way to start your day. Like most of our easy breakfast recipes, we've included instructions for how to make french toast as an easy make ahead freezer…

80+ Easy Freezer Meals for 1 or 2 People

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A common question we get about freezer cooking is, "What are some easy freezer meals for 2 people?" We've compiled over 80 make-ahead recipe ideas from our website and cookbooks that work to individually…

Throw a Freezer Cooking Party: The Ultimate Guide

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Freezer meal prep with friends! Use this step by step guide to plan and host a freezer cooking party.
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.

The 70+ Best Healthy Freezer Meals on the Planet

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The ultimate list of healthy freezer meals handpicked by freezer meal experts. Organized by category, you will find any type of freezer meal that you are looking for. After writing two freezer meal…

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…
chicken breasts in freezer bag with lemon garlic marinade

How to Thaw Chicken (or Really ANY Freezer Meal!)

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As freezer cooking experts, cookbook authors, and self-proclaimed freezer meal evangelists, we've learned all the tricks when it comes to safely thawing your frozen food. In this post, we are sharing…

Baked Italian Meatballs

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Look no further for a delicious baked meatball recipe. Our Baked Italian Meatballs are a 30 minute meal staple in our house! The ingredients are simple but they are still packed with flavor. They make…

25+ Make Ahead Breakfast Ideas for Christmas

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Don't spend Christmas morning working in the kitchen! Instead, prepare a few of these "best of the best" make ahead breakfast ideas in advance, so you can relax the morning of.
cranberry sauce

Make Ahead 10-Minute Cranberry Sauce

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Wow your guests at your next holiday meal with this deceptively simple Make Ahead Cranberry Sauce. The best part is that you can work ahead and freeze it, so you can spend more time with loved ones at…
dump and go crock pot freezer meals

Top 3 Dump and Go Crock Pot Meals (+ Shopping List)

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We've rounded up 3 amazing dump and go crock pot meals. Bonus: You can make them ahead and freeze for later, too. Freezing instructions and shopping list included! This post was created in partnership…

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

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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…

30+ Kid Friendly Freezer Meals

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Look no further for kid friendly freezer meals that you can stock up on. These 30+ recipes are well-tested on our own families and many of our readers' families, as well. A must have resource for the…
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.
Large pot of vegetable soup with three bowls of vegetable soup. Spoons and napkins and fresh herbs on the side.

Cancer-Fighting Soup

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Cancer-Fighting Soup (aka Immune-Boosting Soup) is chock full of vegetables, lentils, and black beans that science has shown helps fight inflammation in the body. Whether you're wanting to help someone with a diagnosis or just eat as healthy as possible yourself, this comforting soup fits the bill.

Easy Breakfast Casserole Muffins {Freezer Meal}

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Looking for an easy breakfast idea? We love this easy Breakfast Casserole Muffin recipe. It's made with simple ingredients that you likely have in your kitchen. These make a fabulous, freezer-friendly…
bowl of stew in white bowl with napkin

Instant Pot Beef Stew {Freezer Meal}

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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!).

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

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This delicious, slow cooker chicken soup is not only gluten free and dairy free (if you don't add cheese at the end), but it freezes beautifully either before cooking or after. Packed with fresh flavor,…
These Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves are a kid-favorite and a great way to sneak in extra nutrition!

Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves {Freezer Meal}

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Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. But the opinions are all ours!  I could eat these super healthy Mini Turkey and Veggie Meatloaves hot or cold, I tell ya.…
These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

Cream Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes {Freezer Meal}

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It's no secret that I like to sneak more nutrition into kid-friendly meals wherever I can. My kids aren't the worst vegetable eaters in the world, but they certainly aren't the best. And, hey, my husband…

Frozen Food Safety Quiz: How Much Do You Really Know?

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Polly and I are hard at work on our first e-book that will be filled with all our favorite, well-tested, and updated freezer meal recipes. In preparation, I've been doing a little research, including…

Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies {Freezer Meal}

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These meatballs are full of flavor and packed with sneaky nutrition thanks to the finely chopped carrot, onion, garlic, and parsley. Our entire family loves them! When I make these, I usually…

Healthy Recipe Ideas for a One Year Old

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Feeding a little one can be so much fun! I love helping my daughter discover new tastes, textures, and combinations. At times, however, it can result in a lot of frustration. As a mom of a little one,…