These easy freezer meals are great for making ahead and freezing for those days when you don’t have time to cook or need dinner in a flash.
How to make freezer meals
Easy casseroles, pasta dishes, soups and stews are all good freezer meals. If the recipe is topped with cheese, it’s best to allow the cooked food to cool and then top with cheese and freeze. The cheese will then be melted when reheated. I prefer cooking and freezing casseroles, pies and stews in foil containers. I press a piece of parchment paper onto the surface of food then cover with two layers of foil before freezing. If you can find the white foil container lids they also work really well. Soup recipes freeze well in glass or reusable plastic containers with lids.
How long do freezer meals last
Most freezer meals can be frozen for at least 3 months and up to 6 months. To cook freezer meals, remove any plastic wrapping then place in a preheated oven and bake until hot and bubbling throughout.
- Bolognese sauce
- Slow braised beef short ribs with cheesy mash
- Instant Pot beef stew
- Vegetable beef soup
- BBQ pulled pork
- Steak & mushroom pot pie
- Irish lamb stew
- Slow-braised lamb shanks
- Creamy bacon pasta bake
- Cheesy baked meatballs
- Make-ahead freezer breakfast sandwiches
- Tuscan slow cooker meatballs
- Cheesy chicken lasagna
- Mexican chicken soup with charred baby corn
- Rotisserie chicken enchiladas
- Easy healthy chicken broccoli soup
- Easy weeknight chicken curry