These are some of our favorite simple family meals that freeze well too! If you’re wanting to start making freezer meals, these are great ideas to start with!
Simple Family Meals that Freeze Well
FREEZER MEALS: OVEN BAKED CHICKEN FAJITAS from The Sweeter Side of Mommyhood
I love this idea! Baked Chicken Fajitas turned into a freezer meal, a delicious idea to give as gifts to help new Moms or those who need help after a surgery!
FREEZER DINNER KITS from thekitchn.com
A complete freezer dinner kit ready to go any night of the week! This is going to be a family favorite!
FREEZER MASHED POTATOES from About a Mom
Instead of making mashed potatoes at each meal, make them once for the month and you’re done! Heat them up and serve them with any meal you want!
FREEZER MEALS: CRISPY CHEDDAR CHICKEN from Mommy Savers
Crispy cheesy chicken that’s ready to heat and go any night of the week! This one is not only delicious but simple to assemble as well!
4 HOURS TO GIVES YOUR FAMILY A NEW AND EXCITING DINNER FOR 20 DAYS from Stockpiling Moms
This Mom is a genius!! Four Hours and you have new dinners for the next 20 days!!
BEEF AND CHEESE FREEZER BURRITOS from Graceful Little Honey Bee
These look delicious and at only .55 cents each – they’re a win for our family!
MAKE AHEAD FREEZER PATTIES from Happy Money Saver
Instead of paying a ton for premade hamburger patties, make your own once a month and have them ready to go when you want to grill! I love that these are one of those meals that free well.
FREEZER MEALS: CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA from The Taylor House
Chicken Alfredo Pasta is a great freezer meal to have on hand for when company stops by! You won’t need to worry about what you’re going to make because dinner is in the freezer!
DIY UNCRUSTABLES (PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY) from The Crafting Chicks
Cut back on buying expensive Uncrustables and make your own! Find out how to make them so they freeze well!
SPENDS 4 HOURS, MAKING 46 MEALS, FOR ABOUT $95 from A Turtles Life For Me
This lady is a genius!! Four hours and $95 makes 46 meals!!! I need to do this all the time!
HOMEMADE FROZEN PIZZA from Intentional By Grace
Never order pizza delivery again with these Frozen Pizza’s, make all your favorite flavors and have them ready to go!
MAKE AHEAD FREEZER MEATBALLS from Holistically Engineered
Freezer Meatballs can be used for so many different meals, spaghetti, meatball subs or just eat them plain!
FREEZER BREAKFAST SANDWICH from The Taylor House
I love to make these Freezer Breakfast sandwiches and take along on our camping trips, they heat up so nicely plus they’re one of those meals that freeze well.
FREEZER READY FRENCH TOAST STICKS from Mom Saves Money
Have a delicious breakfast ready to go any day of the week with these French toast sticks! You kids will love you forever when you pull these out each day!
Freezer Cooking Tips
Get a Freeze – This is a no-brainer but you have to have a good sized freezer in order to make freezer meals. The one that’s about your refrigerator is ok, but it won’t hold a months worth of meals! We have a nice sized chest freezer that was about $200 and has saved us much more money than that!
More Freezer Meal Ideas – Of course, this post is a great place to find recipes that have already been tried and work well as freezer meals but if you’re looking for more ideas make sure you hit the freezer section at the grocery store. Typically any meal that you find can be made cheaper and with fewer preservatives if you make them yourself!
Plan Ahead – Typically I plan a day of grocery shopping and then a day of prep. Don’t try to do it all at once because you will end up hating the entire process! I think it’s fun to make them with a friend too, each of you brings ingredients for a double batch of 15 meals then swap with each other! You’ll end up with 15 new simple family meals that freeze well that you probably haven’t made before! Remember to provide instructions on how to bake!
How to Store Freezer Meals – I like to make sure that everything I make as a freezer meal can go in a freezer bag, this way I’m not using all my Tupperware. My only tip is to make sure you cool the food before placing it in the bag. Then, when you want to heat up the food, just cut off the resealable bag and add it to a glass bowl.
In regards to brands of resealable freezer bags, I’ve used all kinds of brands, including Great Value or the Boulder brand from Aldi.
Marinade Your Meat – Logic would tell you that if you wait to marinade your meat after you pull it out of the freezer, you’re going to have to wait a day to let it thaw out and then a second day to marinade. Right? Instead of that, add your meat and marinade in a freezer bag before you freeze it. Then when you’re ready to make that meal, pull it out of the freezer and let it thaw and marinade during the day before you cook it that night. GENIUS!
Freeze Meals Flat – This helps so you can fit more freezer meals in your space.
Stuff You Need For Freezer Cooking
This little baggy holder makes prepping meals SO EASY. The arms are extendable and you can use it on smaller quart bags for things like freezer chicken marinades (no more raw chicken touching the outside of the bag!), and when they are extended, they hold a gallon-sized freezer bag perfect for freezer slow cooker meals.
These are great for freezing your meals flat, place everything in the Freezer Bag and then lay it on a cookie sheet. They’re great for Chicken Marinade too, you can shake it up and get the flavor to all the chicken.
The most important rule of Freezer Meal Making is to label your food! Don’t end up with meals that you have no idea if they’re good or bad because you can’t remember when you froze them!
What are some of your favorite simple family meals that freeze well? I’d love to hear some more delicious ideas!