Food & Recipes

These 14 Easy Freezer Meals Will Help You Mix Up Your Weeknight Dinners

If your idea of a freezer meal is store-bought lasagna, then get ready to be blown away by these amazing homemade recipes.

If your idea of a freezer meal is store-bought lasagna, then get ready to be blown away by these amazing homemade recipes.

These foods can be easily taken from your freezer and popped right into the slowcooker or oven for a homemade meal that was practically effortless.

Now, don’t get me wrong, a Stouffer’s lasagna is just the kind of thing you need from time to time, but it’s nice to know that with just a little prep work before placing the meal in the freezer, you can have a home-cooked meal whenever you want it— even when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking.

Check out these 14 freezer meals that will get you through the next two weeks with ease, but without sacrificing taste.

1. Chicken & Gravy

Chicken and gravy makes for delicious comfort food, so defrost this freezer meal to make even the worst of days so much the better. Get the recipe.

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Who Needs A Cape

2. Chicken Pot Pie

Homemade chicken pot pie straight from the freezer doesn’t sound so bad after a long day of work, now, does it? Get the recipe.

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Freezer Dinner

3. Beef Stroganoff

Beef stroganoff that didn’t come from a Hamburger Helper box is going to make your dinner so much better. It’s worth the pre-freezer prep work— I promise. Get the recipe.

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Six Sisters' Stuff

4. Sausage Lasagna

Italian sausage, noodles, cheese and tomato sauce is all you need to have the taste of Italy in your own kitchen. Get the recipe.

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A Mom's Take

5. Chicken Enchiladas

Skip the trip to the restaurant without sacrificing taste by popping these chicken enchiladas in the oven. Get the recipe.

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Andrea Dekker

6. Potato Soup

This liquid version of a loaded baked potato is the perfect way to warm up on a chilly evening and can easily go from your freezer and right into the crock-pot. Get the recipe.

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Once A Month Meals

7. Baked Ziti

Ground beef, mushrooms and plenty of seasonings add so much flavor to this baked ziti dish. Let me tell you, it beats Stouffer’s any day of the week, but it can still be found in your freezer. Get the recipe.

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Macheesmo

8. Pepper Steak

Peppers, steak, tomatoes and Worcestershire sauce combine for a delicious meal. Put on top of a bed of rice, and you’ve got yourself one heck of a dinner. Get the recipe.

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6 Cents

9. Taco Soup

Tacos are pretty much the best thing ever, no matter how you serve them. So, why not give this soup version a try? Get the recipe.

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Ring Around The Rosies

10. Honey Sesame Chicken

This sweet, yet savory chicken can be eaten on it’s own, with rice, or served in a taco shell. Get creative with your dinner because no matter how you eat this recipe, it’s bound to be delicious. Get the recipe.

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Fabulessly Frugal

11. Meatloaf

Everyone loves a good old-fashioned meatloaf from time to time. And this version that goes straight from your freezer and into your crock-pot is the easiest way to enjoy this classic dinner option. Get the recipe.

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Stockpiling Moms

12. Breakfast Burritos

Now that I know freezer burritos exist, I don’t think I’m ever going to have anything else for breakfast. Get the recipe.

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Gimme Some Oven

13. Oatmeal Cups

Single-serving oatmeal just got even easier to enjoy with this freezer to microwave option. Get the recipe.

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Cupcakes and Kale Chips

14. Vegetarian Empanadas

Empanadas make for a meal that you can easily eat on your couch. So, for those nights when you just need Netflix and not to cook, here you go. Get the recipe.

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The Kitchn

Take your freezer dinner game to a whole other level with these delicious, homemade recipes. Your evenings are going to be amazing, which makes coming home from work even better.

[h/t: Passion For Savings]