15 Dinners That Start With Frozen Mixed Vegetables

Frozen vegetables
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If you dig deep enough in your freezer, chances are you'll find a bag or two of long forgotten frozen veggies. This mixed medley — often of peas, carrots, corn, and green beans — can lend its bright color and mild flavor to a variety of meals. Our 15 recipes will show you how to toss some frozen vegetables into everything from fried rice and shepherd's pie to beef soup.

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Shepherd's Pie

Shepherd's Pie V
LYNNINMA

Frozen vegetables perk up this meat and potatoes meal. Want to make dinner even more decadent? Sprinkle a little cheese on the top just before baking.

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Vegetable Cheesy Soup

Vegetable Cheesy Soup
AyyyCervantes

This is the perfect recipe for when you want a creamy bowl of comforting soup. An easy roux makes the base for this cheese-filled recipe, then frozen veggies add bulk and extra flavor.

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Kielbasa and Veggies

Kielbasa and Veggies
CS3K

Recipe creator CATJENKINS says, "Veggies, potatoes and Polish sausage topped with melted Cheddar cheese make this a delicious casserole. This recipe is so simple, it's the one thing my husband makes himself!"

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Cheesy Vegetables and Noodles

Cheesy Vegetables and Noodles
Angela Wallace Smith

Five ingredients are all you need for this satisfying pasta recipe. Rigatoni is tossed with vegetables and a garlic-infused cheese sauce.

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Alison's Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

Alison's Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup
LynnInHK

This classic beef stew couldn't be easier. Simply stir everything together in the slow cooker and be patient for a few hours. You'll be rewarded with a flavorful soup begging to be served up with crusty bread.

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Quick Fried Rice

Quick Fried Rice
cancan84

Leftover rice gets new life with this ultra simple dish. Bacon, eggs, and frozen mixed vegetables create a recipe that can rival your favorite takeout spot.

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Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry

Quick and Easy Vegetable Curry
Carly McCoy

If you're craving curry, this easy vegetarian recipe is ready in under an hour. To create a more filling meal, many reviewers suggest adding a few cooked potatoes into the mix for extra heft.

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One Pot Easy Cheesy Vegetables and Rice

One Pot Easy Cheesy Vegetables and Rice
Erin Sutor

One pot and 15 minutes are all you need to whip up this rich dinner. Rice and veggies are cooked together before cheese is stirred in to create a creamy coating.

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Colene's Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup

Colene's Easy Tomato Vegetable Soup
lutzflcat

Reviewer Tracy says, "It's easy...too easy. I don't feel like it counts as cooking. Tastes great with almost no work!"

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Pasta and Veggies in Coconut Oil

Pasta and Veggies in Coconut Oil
Buckwheat Queen

Pasta and vegetables tossed with olive oil might be commonplace, but coconut oil is a whole new twist. Customize with your favorite spices for a unique dinner that's sure to satisfy.

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Cheater Pot Pie

Cheater Pot Pie
Jamie Lynn Sampson

A few simple shortcut ingredients have this casserole on the dinner table in 45 minutes. Frozen mixed vegetables and canned chicken make the base, while refrigerated biscuits create the fluffy topping.

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Hearty Meatball Soup

Hearty Meatball Soup II
Mandy L

"Wow was this ever so good! Everyone ate it up and I got lots of compliments and asked to make it again for the weekend," says BABIDOLL20. To make dinner even easier, you can use frozen mini meatballs instead of making your own.

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Veggie Chicken Rice Casserole

Veggie Chicken Rice Casserole
Peaches

Turn a rotisserie chicken, rice, and vegetables into a one-pan meal with this creamy casserole. All the ingredients are layered together before being topped with crushed crackers, or as some reviewers have suggested, shredded cheese.

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Seasoned Orzo and Black Beans

Seasoned Orzo and Black Beans
Soup Loving Nicole

Recipe creator Kathy Miller describes this pasta and veggie mix as "Simple dish, easily and quickly prepared, that can be served on its own for a complete meal."

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Chicken and Pasta Casserole with Mixed Vegetables

Chicken and Pasta Casserole with Mixed Vegetables
Marisa R.

When you're craving a dinner that screams "comfort food," this is the dish for you. Pasta, chicken, and veggies all bake in a creamy sauce underneath a buttery layer of breadcrumbs.

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