I hope you’re ready to fill your freezer! Here are some of my best recipes for freezer cooking. You’ll find all kinds of freezer friendly recipes on this page.
One of my favorite ways to make meals easy is to have meat cooked and frozen. In most recipes, the part that takes longest is cooking the meat. If you can skip that step, you can really speed up your weeknight dinner. Chicken, ground beef, roast, pulled pork, meatballs all can be cooked and frozen.
These are all recipes that freeze especially well. Some of them also make large quantities, so you get more bang for your cooking buck.
- Black Bean and Rice Freezer Burritos
- Chicken and Broccoli Stuffed Shells with Alfredo Sauce
- Chicken Gyros
- Italian Sausage and Spinach Stuffed Shells
- Ham Caribbean
- Honey Pork Chops
- Spicy Garlic Chicken Pizza
- Smothered Steak with Mushrooms and Onions
- Golden Chicken Enchiladas
- Pulled Pork
- Baked Spaghetti
- 50s Prime Time Meatloaf
- Chicken Broccoli Divan
- Grandma’s Spaghetti Sauce
- Calico Bean Soup
- Hamburger Vegetable Soup
- Virus Killing Soup
- Stuffed Shells
- Hashbrown Casserole
- Chicken Tetrazini
- Taco Soup
- Tamale Sandwiches
- BBQ Chicken Sandwiches in the Slow Cooker
- Homemade Chicken and Dumplings – you can freeze the dumplings before cooking them
Most cakes, cookies, breads and muffins can be frozen. These are a few that make a lot and freeze well.
- Chocolatey Texas Sheet Cake
- Frosted Banana Bars
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Chocolate Chip Banana Pecan Bars
- Way to a Man’s Heart Cookies
- Cream Cheese Banana Bread with Orange Glaze
- Monster Cookies
Freezer Cooking Tips
- How I Cooked and Froze 10 Meals in Just a Few Hours
- Cooking Meat to Freezer for Later
- Stocking Your Freezer with Grilled Chicken
- Vacation Food – packing frozen meals on dry ice
That should get us started! More recipes to come in the next few weeks, including one for those meatballs in the photo at the top.
I’m so excited about this series, Tiffany. I need this one! Everything looks so good already.
Here’s one of my favorite cooking tips: any casserole that goes into a 9 X 13 baking pan will fit into two 8 X 8 baking pans. This makes it super easy to split one large casserole into two smaller ones. I use foil pans. Prepare your casseroles to the point of baking, cover with foil and then wrap all the way around with foil. Slip into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Label appropriately, including baking directions. This smaller size is perfect for empty nesters or smaller families. With this method, I can cook for myself and share with friends (or stock the freezer for those days I work in the yard). One of my favorite gifts for teachers or new moms is to give a couple of casseroles ready to pop in the oven. Looking forward to this month’s theme!
I’ve been looking for this very thing ! So happy to have these recipes and tutorial!
Great step-by-step photographs too! I’m just lovin’ your blog, thank you.
Very Best Regards,
ATL Cook says
Here’s what I have in the freezer: Cooked pinto beans, wild rice cooked in chicken stock, meatballs, cooked pasta shapes, browned ground beef with onions and garlic, home made noodles ready to cook. I always make a double recipe and divide them into 4 portions.
Home made bread sticks, King Arthur Flour blog recipe. Mini fruit pies in a Ball can or freeze wide mouth pint jar. Home made or store bought applesauce. Frozen bananas; peeled for smoothies or baked items. Pecan and walnut halves. Soup; make 4 servings and freeze 2 in Ball plastic freezer jars. Come in 8oz, 16oz, and 32oz sizes. Perfect for leftovers too. One each size or 3 alike–sold with Ball canning jars.
Cooking for one–so glad to see Xiplock pint freezer bags!
Iam having trouble with my freezer bags leahing. I use ziplock. Whan I put them out to thaw all of the juces leak out of the bottem corners. Not the top. Any sugestions? Thanks
I’ve had that trouble too. I don’t thaw most things before putting them in the slow cooker. I only thaw quickly in the microwave enough to get it out of the bag. If I am putting it in the fridge, I place the bag on a plate to catch the leaks. I wish I had a better solution or a different brand to offer that doesn’t leak.