Get prepared for the week ahead or month ahead with these 50 Make Ahead Freezer Meals.
As life gets even busier, I know most of you just do not have time to cook every day. I’ll admit, neither do I! That is where Freezer Cooking comes in so handy!
These 50 Make Ahead Freezer Meals will help you get your freezer stocked, which means using real ingredients to make real food and then simply warming it up when you are ready to eat it!
What containers should you use for Make Ahead Freezer Meals?
It is vital to use “Freezer-Safe” storage, do not use any type of storage product that is not freezer safe or you risk the food being ruined with freezer burn.
Here are a few versions of Freezer Safe Storage Products:
- Storage Containers
- Freezer Plastic Containers with Lids
- Freezer Bags
- Aluminum Freezer Containers with Lids
How do you make ahead freezer meals?
It’s actually very simple and can be done a few different ways, first, you can always just make an extra batch of what you are cooking and freeze one for later or you can specifically make several recipes and prep them for the freezer.
This can be done with a variety of foods including breakfast and dinner items, such as these Breakfast Bowls.
If you are making soup, stew, or chili these can be stored in a Ziploc Freezer Safe Storage bag and then freeze it by placing it FLAT in the freezer, this way it takes up less space.
Slow Cooker Recipes can be assembled and frozen in a bag and then cooked when ready to serve, this means freezing all the ingredients in a bag or freezer-safe storage and then you simply pour it all in when ready to serve.
Baked meals can be fully baked, then simply reheat in the oven when you are ready to serve. This would be similar to buying a frozen meal at the store, it’s already cooked but you are just reheating it.
How long will the freezer meals last?
Typically these will all last in the freezer for 3-6 months depending on the type of meal, sometimes soups can last even longer. It’s also VERY important to store them correctly by using freezer-safe storage.
This chart is a great guide for freezing food as well.
What foods freeze well?
- Pancakes, Waffles, & Biscuits
- Soup and Chili
- Seasoned Chicken
- Variety of Fruit and Vegetables
Remember if you ever have questions, feel free to email me or comment and I will respond!
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