Lasagna freezer meal next to make ahead pork and rice in a white bowl

31 Easy Dinners That Are Freezer Friendly (And Stress Free)

If you’re looking for easy and convenient dinners, then freezer meals are the way to go.

Imagine having easy freezer meals for a month! You no longer have to spend tons of time in the evening cooking.

So what are you going to do with that extra time?

On busy weeknights or if you just feel like not being in the kitchen for hours, these freezer dinners are going to really help you out.

Many times buying prepackaged frozen meals can get costly, not to mention the ingredients are typically very processed.

These homemade frozen dinners are budget-friendly and made with ingredients you can actually pronounce.

If you’re cooking for a family, there are so many dinner recipes that’ll appeal to everyone.

By the way, there’s also a whole section of both crockpot and soup freezer meals that are great to stock your freezer with!

31 Days Of Freezer Meals

This list of freezer meals will last you a whole month. Dinners have never been so easy!

But truthfully, depending on how many people you are cooking for, these meals could last you a lot longer when you consider all the leftovers you will have.

You could always double the recipe as well if you want a lot more leftovers.

Remember, the leftovers are not only good for the next night’s dinner but can be eaten for lunches as well.


Easy Freezer Meal Tips

1. Batch prepare your freezer meals.

Take an afternoon or a couple of hours to prep multiple freezer meals at a time.  Imagine having your whole week of meals prepared, all you have to do is pop it in the oven.

2. Stock up on freezer meal essentials to make everything easy and efficient.

Great For: Marinated meat dishes and soups or dishes with a lot of liquid

Benefit: It takes up less room in your frezer than containers and you can easily label the bags.

Great For: People who struggle putting their ingredients in a freezer bag while at the same time keeping the bag open.

Benefit: These will free up both hands to dump ingredients into the bag. Anything that prevents spills is always a plus in my book.

Before I just call my husband over to hold the bags, now I don’t have to.

  • Sharpie Markers to label everything.

Great For: Labeling all your meals.

Benefit: Nothing is worse than trying to figure out what meal is what, especially when you might have prepped it a month ago.

Great For: Casseroles, enchiladas, or anything that you need to pop in the oven.

Benefits: Disposable foil pans make clean up a breeze. Plus, you can make sure all your other dishes are freed up and not just sitting in the freezer.

Note: If you are storing your meals in the freezer for a long time,  the cardboard top will probably not be enough to prevent freezer burn. I would wrap some foil or plastic wrap over the top as well.

3. Read the recipe directions carefully. 

Some recipes direct you to cook your meals first, then freeze, while others don’t require any cooking before you freeze your meal.

This could make a big difference in how the recipe turns out.

4. Adjust the ingredients or seasoning to your taste.

If you don’t care for a certain ingredient, just swap it out for one you like.

Just don’t go too crazy with the substitutions because it may alter the recipe too much.

5. Label your freezer meals.

If you have tons of freezer meals in your freezer, they can start looking the same.  Avoid playing a guessing game and grab a Sharpie and write the name of the meal and date.

Another tip is you can write the cooking directions. (For example Cook 350º for 30 minutes)  This way you don’t have to look back at the recipe.

Make Ahead Freezer Meals For A Month

From mouth-watering lasagna to enchiladas and casseroles, there’s something on this list for everyone.

Comment below and let me know how these yummy dishes turned out!

1. Lasagna Roll Ups Freezer Meal

Lasagna in a white dish topped with cheese

GET RECIPE from Natasha’s Kitchen

2. Healthy Mexican Quinoa Skillet Dinner

blue skillet with freezer quinoa meal with womans hand dipping chip in

GET RECIPE from Cotter Crunch

3. Make-Ahead Meatballs

meat balls in pan with wooden spoon

GET RECIPE from Natasha’s Kitchen

4. Easy Chicken Pot Pie

GET RECIPE from Happy Money Saver

5. Smothered Beef Burritos Recipe

black skillet with burritos and herbs in background

GET RECIPE from Averie Cooks

6. Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

GET RECIPE from Taste of Home

7. Sloppy Joes Stuffed Peppers

stuffed peppers on white plate

GET RECIPE from Low Carb Maven

8. Make Ahead Macaroni & Cheese

GET RECIPE from Savory Spicerack

9. Parmesan Chicken & Spinach Pasta

bowl of pasta topped with spinach in white bowl

GET RECIPE from Averie Cooks

10. Tandoori Coconut Chicken

They not only give you this recipe but fifteen other easy freezer meal ideas!

GET RECIPE from Pinch of Yum

11. Freezer-Friendly Herb Chicken & Mushrooms

chicken and mushrooms in silver skillet pan

GET RECIPE from Peace, Love & Low Carb

12. Homemade Frozen Chicken Strips

GET RECIPE from Country Cleaver

13. Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas

Enchiladas in a glass casserole dish topped with sour cream

GET RECIPE from The Girl Who Ate Everything

14. Mini Meatloaf Muffins

GET RECIPE from Thriving Home Blog

15. Cheeseburger Casserole

hamburger casserole in casserole dish with spoon

GET RECIPE from Wholesome Yum

16. 5 Minute Lemon Garlic Dump Chicken

To prep, you can either prepare by baking, grilling or cooking it in a slow cooker.

GET RECIPE from One Good Thing

17. Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

freezer casserole in white dish

GET RECIPE from Kalyn’s Kitchen

18. Baked Chicken Pesto Alfredo Freezer Meal

GET RECIPE from Happy Money Saver

19. Easy Fajita Bowls With Cauliflower Rice

fajitas with lime in black meal prep containers

GET RECIPE from Kirbie’s Cravings

20. Baked Spaghetti Freezer Meal

GET RECIPE from Carolina Charm

21. Garlic Beef  Zucchini Noodles Meal Prep

freezer meal of noodles and beef in black meal prep containers

GET RECIPE from Kirbie’s Cravings

22. Cilantro Lime Chicken Dinner Recipe

Karrie from the Happy Money Saver also shares fourteen tasty freezer meals as well as this cilantro lime chicken!

GET RECIPE from Happy Money Saver

23. Skillet Honey Lime Tilapia Recipe

GET RECIPE from Fabulessly Frugal

Crockpot Freezer Meals

Below are some amazing slow cooker recipes to prep ahead of time!

24. Crockpot Sweet & Sour Hawaiin Beef

hawaiin beef in white bowl with rice with white towel in background

GET RECIPE from Cotter Crunch

25. Slow Cooker Roast Beef French Dip Sandwich

GET RECIPE from Happy Money Saver

26. Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

GET RECIPE from Stockpiling Moms

27. Easy Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

GET RECIPE from Living Well Spending Less

Freezer Soup Recipes

Sometimes you just want a bowl of comforting soup.  It’s smart to always have some freezer soup on hand. 

28. White Chicken Chili

Bowl of freezer chili topped with shredded cheese on grey background

GET RECIPE from Hey Keto Mama

29. Creamy White Bean & Ham Tortellini Soup

GET RECIPE from Carlsbad Cravings

30. Wendy’s Chili Copycat Recipe

GET RECIPE from The Slow Roasted Italian

31. Wild Rice Soup (Chicken Optional)

GET RECIPE from Pinch of Yum

Bonus Homemade Freezer Meal Idea

Instead of just buying premade frozen pizzas that can be expensive, why not make your own ahead of time and freeze?

If you have kids, making these pizzas together would be a fun family activity you all can do together

Homemade Pizza on cutting board

Homemade Frozen Pizza

GET RECIPE from The Stay At Home Chef

More Easy Dinners

make ahead freezer dinner recipes!

About the Author

Annie Brown is a frugal living expert and the founder of Savvy Honey.

Her expert advice has also been featured in Buzzfeed, MSN, Yahoo Finance, GOBanking Rates, Woman's Day, The Spruce Crafts, and more.

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