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25 Favorite Freezer-Friendly Recipes

Soccer, homework, late meetings getting you down? Stock your freezer with a few of these great dishes and your family can enjoy home-cooked meals all week long.

Potato Chip Chicken Nuggets

"Definitely worth experimenting with different flavors of chips. Without a doubt, they're a kid pleaser and new finger food favorite!"

-It's Good to be Queen

Pizza Bagel Bites

"These were great. My family didn't let them stay in the freezer for very long."


Vegetarian Empanadas

"My family loves these and they are excellent with guacamole and sour cream. I keep them frozen and throw them in the oven on nights that I don't feel like cooking."

-Zelly Bell

Detweiler Sloppy Joe Mix

"Every time I make sloppy joes, I search for a new recipe. This one's a keeper! My favorite by far!"


Lemon-Shrimp Pasta

"Absolutely a hit with the kids! It was quick and easy enough for my daughter to make mostly on her own."


Lasagna Cupcakes

"Surprised how easy these were to put together, since I've never used wonton wrappers before. Made some extra and froze them for a quick go-to snack."

-GES 2009

Chicken Mushroom Quesadilla

"This is a great quesadilla! I didn't have the green chilies, so I used some green pepper. Served it with a dollop of sour cream for dipping and just loved it."


Browned Beef Stew

"LOVED this stew! Really delicious recipe. I added garlic, diced tomatoes and red wine in the first steps and finished it off with mushrooms and frozen peas."

-Lisa in Acworth, GA

Indian Butter Chicken

"We make this at least every other week. I add in peas for color and bulk since I'm feeding 6. It's a favorite!"


Citrus-Marinated Pork Chops

My first time trying a marinade for pork. It's delicious and really tenderizes the meat."


Salsa Meatloaf

"This was so tasty! What a great change of pace from plain meatloaf. Kids loved the salsa sauce, so we had no problem with leftovers."


Shepherd's Pie

"Very yummy and super easy! Since there's only 2 of us, I usually mix up/cook 4 casseroles worth and then freeze into 8 bags. It heats up great in a bread pan."


Bacon & Cheese Cocktail Swirls

"These are delicious and so simple to put together. I make these ahead of time and pop them in the freezer until baking."


Magic Soup

"The best chicken soup I've ever had! I have even used store-bought stock and rotisserie chicken on nights when I have little time."


Poverty Meal

"Yummy and filling. I used Morningstar Meal Starter Crumbles to make it vegetarian and topped it with shredded mozzarella."


Cheddar Cauliflower Gratin

"Absolutely delicious! I used Kerrygold Reserve Cheddar. Made this to go with our Sunday roast and it was perfect."


Breakfast Bagel Sandwiches

"So easy and convenient having these little gems in the freezer for those rushed mornings."


Moroccan Meatballs (Tagine Kefta)

"These were so good. I actually made them and put them in hoagie buns with some cheese and made meatball sandwiches, my family loved it."


Grilled Mahi Mahi in Soy Ginger Marinade

"This was wonderful! I marinaded the Mahi Mahi overnight and baked it rather than grilled. I definitely plan to make it again."


Apple-Pecan Pancakes

"Wow! These were great. I made them dairy-free substituting rice milk for the milk and coconut milk beverage for the heavy cream."


Sweet Salsa Dump Chicken

"I used chicken breasts and cooked them on the stove top. It tasted a bit like sweet and sour chicken with a Mexican flair."

-Krista Roes

Belly Buster

"This is definitely becoming a family favorite. I made the incorrect assumption that there would be enough left over for me to bring some to work for lunch today."

-Amber Dawn

Egg Rolls

"They are so crispy and good out of the oven. But be sure to make a lot, because you will not be able to stop eating them!"


Sausage Breakfast Muffins

"Love, love, loved these. They are similar to a sausage cheese puff recipe I make, but with the added corn meal they make a great grab and go breakfast muffin."


Beef Taquitos

"I hate store-bought taquitos and my husband loves them, but these are delicious right out of the frying pan and they reheat well in the oven."