30 Easy Freezer Meals

30 Easy Freezer Meals to stock up your freezer. I’ve included easy recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert! Most of these recipes can be made in the Instant pot or Slow Cooker for easy meal prep!

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30 Easy Freezer Meals

These 30 Easy Freezer Meals are perfect for meal prepping and stocking up your freezer. I’ve included my favorite freezer meals including my Slow Cooker Broccoli Beef, Lasagna and Stuffed Shells! I’ve also included easy breakfast and dessert ideas to prep and throw in the freezer! Each recipe has freezer friendly instructions on how to freeze the recipe and how to reheat it! I have also included answers to some of my most frequently asked questions regarding freezer meals!

These freezer meals are also perfect for new moms!

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Crockpot Freezer Meals

I’ve included my favorite Slow Cooker freezer meals. They freeze really well (cooked or raw) and reheat wonderfully. You can even cook all of these recipes from frozen. Simply add 2 extra hours of cooking time in the slow cooker. If you are short on time all of these recipes can also be cooked from frozen in the Instant Pot! That means dinner can be on the table in less than 45 minutes!

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Instant Pot Freezer Meals

All of these Instant Pot freezer meals come together in less than an hour! A couple tips when cooking in the instant pot. I like to brown my protein in the instant pot on the SAUTE setting before adding the rest of my ingredients. This adds so much more flavor to the dish and helps to lock in the moisture to the chicken, beef or pork. When you freeze soup recipes for the Instant Pot I would suggest cooking noodles separately and freezing the broth in an airtight container. When you are ready to serve reheat the soup on the stove top and serve with cooked egg noodles, tortellini or rice!

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Vegetarian Freezer Meals

Just because these are freezer meals doesn’t mean they can’t be healthy! I’ve included my favorite healthy freezer meals. All of these vegetarian recipes are really easy to make and only require 15 minutes or prep time!

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Chicken Freezer Meals

If you can’t find chicken at your local grocery store I suggest making these dishes with beef, pork or sausage! You can also omit the beef and make them vegetarian by substituting beans or cauliflower!

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Breakfast Freezer Meals

Muffins and bread are super easy freezer meals to make ahead of time. I like to make a batch or two of muffins and freeze all of the leftovers. When I make banana bread I like to slice the leftovers and freeze individual slices. To reheat simply place it in the toaster oven or toaster to rewarm!

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Freezer Friendly Desserts

It’s always so nice to have dessert in the freezer when you are craving something sweet! Cookies make great freezer friendly desserts. They can be frozen baked or raw. To freeze raw cookie dough I like to portion out the cookies using a cookie scoop then place them on a baking sheet in the freezer to firm up. This takes about an hour or so. Then I place the raw cookie dough balls in a large ziplock bag and freezer them up to 3 months! When you are ready to bake take out how ever many you want and let them come to room temperature while the oven is heating up. Bake as directed and enjoy!

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How long do freezer meals last?

Make ahead freezer meals can last up to 3 month in the freezer! For best results I like to make sure I am freezing the meals in an airtight container. I also like to wrap casseroles in a couple layers of aluminum foil to help them stay fresh and keep them from becoming freezer burnt!

Do I have to thaw the freezer meals before cooking?

The good news is no! Most of my savory slow cooker and Instant pot recipes can go straight from freezer into the slow cooker or instant pot. Just make sure to add on an additional hour or two of cooking time.

How to avoid freezer burn?

Make sure to get as much air out as possible when freezing your meals. This is the best way to prevent freezer burn. I like to freeze my food in large ziplock bags. I lay them flat to get all the air out then lay them on their side to freeze. This makes it super easy to stack up a bunch of meals in the freezer and makes defrosting a lot easer.

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