Top 10 Freezer Cooking Recipes

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Freezer cooking is probably my most valuable use of cooking during stolen moments. There is no better feeling than knowing that I have a whole host of meals to choose from in my freezer.

I always slack off a little (okay, a LOT) with my freezer cooking habits in the summer. Partially it’s because the meals we crave in summertime aren’t really freezer-friendly. It’s also because I just lose that desire to do big bulk-cooking sessions throughout the summer. Now that summer is winding down though, I’m really looking forward to getting back into the whole thing.

With that thought in mind, I thought I might not be the only one looking forward to doing some freezer cooking. So here are my 10 favorite meals to have in the freezer.

1. BBQ Beef & Bean Cornbread Casserole

2. Meatloaf Cups

3. Black Bean & Ham Soup

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4. Ham, Broccoli & Cheese Quiche

5. Pizza Pasta Bake

6. Cider Vinegar over Smashed Red Potatoes

7. Mexican Chicken & Black Bean Filling

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8. Homemade Chicken “Things”

9. Sausage & Cheese Turnovers

10. Chocolate Chip Breakfast Biscuits

Here are some wonderful freezer cooking recipes for you to explore -

  • Once A Month Mom – Tricia has created an awesome resource for anyone that wants to freezer cook, from newbies to OAMC pros. Definitely check this site out, if you haven’t already!
  • $5 Dinners Official “Stock The Freezer” List – Erin compiled a great list of recipes that are freezer friendly.
  • Sign up for Hillbilly Housewife’s newsletter and receive the complete Freezer Cooking System for 75% off. For just $12.50 you’ll receive Hillbilly Housewife’s Freezer Cooking Made Simple eBook and 5 Bonus gifts: Bonus 1: Quick and Easy Breakfasts,  Bonus 2: Family Routines, Bonus 3: Brown Bag Lunches, Bonus 4: Homemade Ice Cream Recipes, Bonus 5: Chicken Again? But hurry, this offer is only good until midnight Friday, August 21st 2009. And it’s only being offered to newsletter subscribers. So sign up today!
  • And if you’re looking for a complete menu planning service that has freezer cooking recipes included, is fully customized and is reasonably priced, have I got the solution for you! Stolen Moments Menu Planning. Please go check it out!

Does freezer cooking work for you? Do you have some favorite freezer recipes or tips?

If you have any freezer cooking questions, feel free to ask away in the comments section and I’ll answer them all in a post later this week.

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Comments

  1. Great Information! It Helps A Lot
    Fabulous!
    This is a great site, i’ll look forward to your next post
    Ahya, I’ve posted a similar post as well if you’d like to
    have a look :
    http://www.homecookingsecret.com
    Please Don’t Forget To Leave A Comment..
    Thanks..

  2. Kelly says:

    I love these ideas! I always mean to freeze meals but just never do. I’m definitely going to try some of these recipes once fall/winter hits.

  3. missy says:

    i made you BLT pasta salad tonight for dinner! my husband loved it! me too. I served it with cheesy garlic french bread. So glad I came across your blog :)

  4. I love your site. I’ve found so many recipes to try on here (and can’t wait to try)!
    I think I’ll be making a similar post of the top ten meals I’ve frozen (I haven’t done too many, it 10 may be all I’ve done)

    I just started my blog but have your site on my blog roll since I check it every day to see what I can add to my recipes book :)
    Please feel free to stop by:
    http://cookingwhilecommuting.blogspot.com

  5. Buffie says:

    These all look so good. You’re making me hungry. I’ve bookmarked this and will have to try some of these.

  6. Judy says:

    Thanks for some ideas. With the baby coming 4 weeks from tomorrow (scheduled c-section), I am hoping to get some meals in the freezer. I thought it would be nice to have something there for the first few weeks.

  7. Bree says:

    Kate… you are the “bomb” when it comes to freezer cooking ideas :) I have been slacking too in the freezer cooking department and I am getting started on it today. I agree about the kind of foods point you made. Freezer food seems to go hand in hand with cool weather. I have not had any breakfast burritos or anything for a while though and it is making mornings and lunch packing a bigger chore than it need be. I better get in the kitchen I got lots to do!

  8. Sonshine says:

    Thanks for sharing this list!! I was just coming here to look for the biscuit recipe! :)

    I would agree that freezer meals go hand in hand with the fall & winter months because during the summer months there is sooo much fresh fruits and veggies to consume that putting them in the freezer just doesn’t seem to do them justice. :) However, I have taken the time to get some shredded zucchini and blueberries in my freezer to use for recipes later in the year.

    As for asking questions, I know that you and I have talked about this before…but I figure that others might not know how do you store/package your freezer meals? And how many do you make at any given time to have in your freezer for pulling to use? Have you found that certain foods freeze better than others? What foods do you avoid putting in the freezer?

    I know for me that doing freezer meals with picky eaters can be challenging so I have my own way of filling my freezer with meals. :)

    I have more freezer meals and storage tips over at my blog–freezer section.

  9. We made meatloaf cups a while back and they were so good. I need to make them again when it cools off around here. Great list Kate!
    Toni

  10. Stephanie says:

    I was wondering on the quiche if you cook it first before you freeze it and what is the best way to store it in the freezer? Thanks so much. Great list!

  11. Jen says:

    Wow! Thanks for your list, recipes, and links to other sites. I am expecting a new baby in a little over seven months and I need to get cooking to fill my chest freezer full of meals for post-partum. Goodness knows I would only be able to take my husband’s cooking for a day or two.

  12. I do like freezing meals, but I found that the whole “do it all in one day” thing actually seemed to take more time and effort than just cooking each day’s worth one at a time. What I prefer is just making a double batch for a night’s dinner and freezing the extras for another day. I do this ALL the time with soup, even on accident, b/c I make such big pots for our little family! :)

    I often have parts of meals frozen, too, like chopped onions or peppers or lime/lemon juice.

  13. char says:

    I need to do some freezer meals. Don’t know for sure why I never have but I am definately gonna try some of yours. Thanks!

  14. Thanks for the link love. I’m giggling because I starred this post immediately and began making mental notes of upcoming menus. :) BEFORE I even saw that you linked to me. . .I love your recipes!

  15. Jenny says:

    Thanks for the list! Do you cook your meals before freezing them? Also – what do you use for storage? Not for soups, but for things such as lasagna? Do you invest in Pyrex or disposable pans? Or something else? Thanks!

  16. Val says:

    These are great recipe ideas. Not things we typically eat in my house and I love to try new ideas and see how the family reacts. I’m very interested in doing the meatloaf cups since I could see turning them into a meatball type sub sandwich as well. ;) Very versatile!

  17. maiya says:

    Thanks for all of the great recipes. I started doing freezer meals after we brought our daughter from Ethiopia. She was 5, and I wanted extra time to spend with her. It worked and cut our budget too. And she is so proud of her mom who “cooks a lot, lot, lot” :) I used your mexican black beans recipe for a tamale pie, the fam loved it and it froze great.

    I am wondering about how to freeze quiche. I keep thinking it would come our soggy and oddly textured. How do you prevent that?

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