25 Family Freezer Meals for Your Busy Family
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These days we are busier than ever! It feels like we get home just to turn around and go somewhere else! If you have a busy family too, then you know just how difficult it can be to get dinner on the table. If you are in a pinch, freezer meals can be an easy way to feed your family easy! Not only will you save money by not eating out, but you will be able to enjoy less cleanup and get dinner on the table sooner with these 25 Family Freezer Meals for Your Busy Family.
25 Family Freezer Meals
I have literally had my family survive on meals that I pre-made and put into the freezer for them to eat while I was on the liquid diet for four weeks, pureed diet for two weeks and then, gradually into the soft foods stage. I didn’t have to worry about Andy taking Miss Sarah to Culver’s every night for dinner and knew they were getting real, freshly prepared meals that I made myself.
This list is something you might want to save to your Pinterest Board to fill your freezer with at a later time. I like to pick at least five meals, make two to three of each of them so we end up with 10-15 meals ready. It saves time, is easier for the grocery list, and is efficient.
- Freezer Chicken Soup
It is a straightforward recipe that takes only about 5 min to prepare. If you are short on time, then you can choose this freezer chicken soup as it is or make it more flavorful by adding vegetables.
- Simple Meatloaf
I love different variations of meatloaf, and you are only going to love this freezer recipe. It is a straightforward recipe and a perfect family dinner on a busy weeknight. I usually stock my freezer with this simple meal as it can be readied in a quick time.
- Jalapeno Chicken Popper Casserole
Jalapeno fans will love me for this unique and delicious recipe. The dish is super creamy, and apart from chicken, it has loads of cheese too. The Jalapeno Chicken Popper Casserole is a perfect freezer comfort food that you can have at any time of the day.
- Whole Wheat Calzones
The freezer friendly whole wheat calzones are your best bet when you are looking for a quick lunch or dinner. They are very healthy, and the kids love to have this dish for dinner. This recipe is easy to make and very filling.
- Freezer Stromboli
The Freezer Stromboli can be prepared well in advance, and it tastes great. The freezer stromboli makes your life a lot easier, and this helps to serve your family a great homemade meal. Everyone in my house loves stromboli; this recipe is our favorite.
- Freezer Bagel Pizzas
The freezer bagel pizzas are easy to assemble, and one can cook it quickly. I love these as it takes me to the childhood days when we used to have bagel bites. This recipe is easy, quick, and can be served as lunch to the kids.
- Chicken Parmesan Casserole
The delicious Chicken Parmesan casserole is an excellent choice for family dinner. Since the school is in full swing now, and the football season is about to begin, I have decided to prepare quite a few prep ahead meals for my family. The chicken Parmesan casserole has been my family favorite for a long time.
- Southwestern Shepherd’s Pie
It is a great make-ahead dish that can be enjoyed by the whole family. The meal is very colorful, and hearty, and has a great blend of Southwest flavors. You can use this recipe for an easy weeknight dinner.
- Homemade Chicken Pot Pie
It is the best homemade chicken pot pie recipe that you will ever come across! It is delicious, frugal, and is packed with vegetables which the kids will love. The best part of this recipe is that it is entirely freezer friendly.
- Baked Spaghetti
The baked spaghetti recipe is a favorite meal of my kids as they can enjoy some, and then freeze the rest to have it later. It is easy to prepare, but just remember that you need to remove the dish from the freezer one day before serving.
- Easy Three Ingredient Chili
I never knew before I came across this recipe that an easy chili recipe can be made with only three ingredients. It is a very simple recipe that can be made in 30min or even less. The dish is thick, filling, and perfect for the fall season.
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
The slow cooker chicken fajitas is a fast and easy meal that requires minimum of hands-on time. It is the best kind of fast food that you can ever have, and the dish can be had even by someone who is following a Paleo diet. The taste is divine, and I have been serving this dish to my family members on weekend nights for a month now!
- Easy Chicken Enchiladas
The super delicious easy chicken enchiladas recipe is perfect for family dinners. My kids love this dish, and I have no doubts in preparing it as it is super easy, and requires minimum effort on my part.
- Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
The homemade chicken noodle soup is an excellent dish for school going kids. I prefer to use gluten-free egg noodles for this chicken soup, as it is very comfortable on the digestive system. In always make a big batch of soup at one go, and freeze some of it for later use.
- Chicken Parmesan
Sometimes we all need something simple for the busy nights. The easy and quick Chicken Parmesan meal fits the need perfectly. I have tried different chicken-based freezer meals for my meals, but somehow my family is a big fan of Chicken Parmesan freezer meal. So I am sharing this recipe with you all.
- Lemon Pesto Chicken
I have found it the hard way that it is challenging to prepare a freshly cooked meal for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every single day. The Lemon Pesto Chicken freezer meal is amazing and saves your time a lot. The dish can be served over pasta or rice.
- Mexican Lasagna
The Mexican Lasagna meal is a brand new recipe that I have recently come across and is a spicy twist to our family’s favorite meal – lasagna. It is full of flavor and very easy to make. The best part is that the meal is entirely freezer friendly.
- Easy Greek Meatballs
The Greek meatballs are super easy to make. You can bake quickly in the oven, and even freeze the meal to have it later on. The recipe uses only a handful of ingredients, and the dish tastes delicious as it is infused with new herbs.
- Pizza Casserole
The pizza casserole recipe is easy to make and is a favorite among my family members. The dish can be frozen without any fuss. It is a kid-friendly meal and is packed with rigatoni and sausage.
- Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken
The make ahead freezer meals saves my day whenever I feel too tired to prepare something fresh for family dinner. The slow cooker pineapple chicken is our favorite as it requires only minimum ingredients and gives a new twist to the taste of the chicken.
- Caprese Quinoa Casserole
The Caprese Quinoa casserole dish is cozy, and delicious, making it our favorite summer side dish. It is usually served alongside grilled chicken, or you can simply take large portions to make it a single meal.
- Crockpot Sausage & Peppers
It is not a kid-friendly meal as it is a bit spicy, but it is healthy, and perfect as a freezer meal. This dish is handy if you have a busy family. It can be kept in the freezer for up to 3 months, which means you do not have to worry about dinner every day of the week.
- Homemade Frozen Pizza
There is absolutely nothing wrong with having store-bought frozen pizzas, but when you have homemade frozen pizza, you can save a lot of money. You can also choose your toppings. It is easy to prepare.
- Freezer Lasagna
The homemade freezer lasagna is all about preparing once and eating it twice. This recipe comes in handy for lazy people like me or to offer to the guests who arrive suddenly. This recipe is accompanied by garlic bread & green salad.
- Freezer Stir Fry
The freezer meals are an excellent way to get the dinner ready on the table but with no compromise to the health. The meals are delicious and cheap, and Freezer Stir Fry is one such meal.