Freezer Meal Recipes

Freezer meals are super handy whether you're looking for convenience, trying to eat healthy, or planning ahead. Here are our favorite main dishes you can freeze for later.

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Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers

Rating: 4.58 stars
1835
This is a simple and delicious recipe. After making them the first time my husband said 'no more' to beef burgers. These are really good - any cooking method may be used, and they freeze very well. The recipe can also be used for meatballs or meat loaves.

Italian Baked Meatballs

Rating: 4.71 stars
25
This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.

Chicken Quesadillas

Rating: 4.62 stars
730
This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.

Air Fryer Meatballs

Rating: 4.93 stars
6
After cooking meatballs in the air fryer, I will never bake them in the oven again. The insides stay nice and tender while the outsides get a slight crisp on them. The best part is that you can make them ahead of time and freeze for later use. I have included those directions in the notes. Dip meatballs in marinara, if desired.

Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)

Rating: 4.73 stars
179
This is a very versatile Italian sausage which can be used in many different ways. You can take it from mild to hot and it's very easy to use. There are also different options for type of meat to use, like ground chuck or ground turkey (do not use ground beef). If using ground turkey, you'll have to coat your skillet with a little olive or veggie oil before cooking as it has very little fat and will stick to skillet.

Curry Stand Chicken Tikka Masala Sauce

Rating: 4.91 stars
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A classic curry-stand recipe. This is not haute cuisine; this is the kind of nuclear-orange tikka masala that you crave when you stumble out of a pub at 2 a.m. I make vast quantities of the sauce at one time, and it freezes very well. I also added much more cayenne pepper than 1 teaspoon, but I give out the recipe like this for people who don't like heat.

Meat Pie

Rating: 4.44 stars
68
This pie is delicious! I got the recipe from my husband's mother. She is French so I believe this is a French Meat Pie. Beef, pork, and potato are all nicely spiced and baked into a pie. It's yummy and pretty easy to make too! Best served fresh, but you can also make ahead and freeze or refrigerate.

Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.15 stars
134
This is a family recipe that goes back more than 80 years. I have made modifications to this recipe to enhance the taste and flavor. These cabbage rolls freeze well.

Quick Pork Fried Rice

Rating: 4.59 stars
117
A few leftovers and bits from the fridge turn into a great dinner in less than 45 minutes! If I have a leftover grilled pork chop or the tail of a roast, I freeze it until I have enough for this dish. You can also use chicken and substitute some of the veggies for bits you are cleaning up from the fridge. Serve with sweet Thai chili sauce on the side.

Easy Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.15 stars
267
Easy chicken casserole that the children will love. Can be made ahead of time and frozen. Great for leftovers.

Bacon Cheese Frittata

Rating: 4.77 stars
152
Make this frittata even easier by using cooked bacon from the freezer. It's a wonderful dish to serve at brunch or to take as leftovers for lunch.

Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes

Rating: 4.32 stars
316
I make this dish often; I have never really measured the ingredients, but can give you a reasonable approximation. Note: Freeze leftover cooking liquid, and then add to bean soup, ham or cabbage dishes, or use to cook dumplings in. It's delicious!
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Inspiration and Ideas

Wedding Gift Spaghetti Sauce

Pull out your biggest pot, because this recipe makes a lot! Freeze in meal-sized containers so all you have to do is cook the pasta and reheat the sauce.

Hot Tamale Pie

"This was described as 'killer' and 'the best!'—not the usual, 'yeah, this is pretty good' feedback that I am accustomed to with casseroles. A keeper!" – LibertyBelle78

Quiche Supreme

Rating: 4.8 stars
179

This quiche recipe is the best! It is easy to make and tastes SO delicious! Freezes well after it is baked. Use ham, bacon or sausage, or any combination thereof!