Over 30 Freezer Meal Ideas for Busy Moms! The Best Freezer Meal Recipes you can make in 30 minutes or less, these Freezer Meals are perfect for Busy Nights when you don’t have time to cook!
Freezer Meal Ideas for Busy Moms
Do you need to simplify your life? These Freezer Meal Ideas for Busy Moms are the perfect place to start! I don’t know about you but every season of life lately has just been Busy for us! No Matter how much we try to slow down and not over-commit ourselves I often find myself running around during the afternoons and early evenings which means I need to make sure Dinner is Simple and Easy most nights!
Over the last few years I’ve fallen in love with Freezer Cooking! It’s something that I can do when I have a few hours and it simplifies our life on busy days so it’s well worth the time investment! I thought I would put together a list of 30 Freezer Meal Ideas for Busy Moms because I know we’re all on the hunt for some of the best recipes and it’s always fun to try something new! I’m going to share with you some of my favorite recipes that I’ve posted on the blog, and also some of my favorites from some other bloggers!
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Freezer Meal Recipes:
Broccoli Chicken & Rice Freezer Meal – This is one of the easiest recipes to make and everyone loves it! You can load it up with protein or use it as a side dish! It’s a great Kid Friendly Recipe that’s easy to pop into the Freezer, then thaw and Bake on busy nights!
Baked Ziti Freezer Meal – Another one of my Families Favorites. I normally make a Triple Batch when I make this recipe, then I bake one meal and Freeze 2 of the others. It’s a simple way to stock your Freezer Without spending a lot of time doing a big Freezer Cooking Session.
Kung Pow Chicken – This is a very non-traditional take on Freezer Meals which is why I love it! This Asian Freezer Meal Recipe is a twist on the traditionally cream filled recipes that you see online. Pre-Cook the Kung Pow Chicken and Veggies, then Toss in the Oven and serve over rice! It’s Simple to Make and your family will love it!
Mexican Chicken Avocado Bake – This is a crowd pleaser that’s perfect for taking to a new momma or feeding a crowd! It’s simple to make and you’ll love all the flavors including the Avocado. Serve with Salsa and Chips for a simple weeknight dinner idea!
Poppy Seed Chicken is my Husbands FAVORITE Freezer Meal, He asks for this one all the time, and it’s the perfect comfort food on a cold night! This classic is something that families have been making for years and one of the easiest Freezer Meals you’ll try!
Korean Beef – This is another great Freezer Meal that you can cook in your Slow Cooker! I love having this one in the Freezer because it’s a fresh and healthy recipe that I can pop into the Crockpot and have Dinner done when we get home on busy nights!
Crockpot Taco Soup – This isn’t “Technically” A Freezer Meal but it can be! I often will pre-prep this recipe into a Large Gallon Size Bag with the meat already portioned into the Freezer Bag and then Stick several in the freezer. I normally add the Chicken Broth as I place it in the slow cooker, you can literally have dinner in the crock-pot ready to go in 5 minutes!
Baked Tortellini Recipe – This Baked Tortellini is PERFECT for a Freezer Meal, You can Double The Recipe, Bake one and Freeze One and it’s SO SIMPLE there are only 5 ingredients!!!
Easy Freezer Mac & Cheese – Nothing says Kid Friendly like a good dish of Mac & Cheese! This Freezer Recipe is perfect for taking to a party, serving as a side dish, or pair with your favorite meat for a Weeknight Dinner Idea!
Homemade Freezer Lasagna Recipe – This is the easiest Lasagna Recipe Ever! I used to be intimidated by Lasagna until I tried this recipe and I was hooked! SO SIMPLE and No Boiling noodles required so it’s quick and easy to assemble.
Baked Spaghetti Freezer Recipe – This was one of the first Freezer Meals I tried! I love this Baked Spaghetti because it can be assembled before you leave the house and then placed in the oven to cook while you’re gone! Add in a simple Cesar Salad and you have an easy meal on a busy night!
White Chicken Enchilada Bake – I don’t even remember the first time I Made this one, we’ve been making it for years! It’s a simple recipe that kids and adults both will love. You can make this and bake it in the oven, or dump it all in the crock pot if you need to have it cooking while you aren’t home.
More Freezer Meal Ideas for Busy Moms
Here are some of my favorite Freezer Meal Ideas from around the web! All of these recipes can be made in a Ziploc Bag or prepared and Frozen to pull out on busy nights. Note: Some of the crockpot recipes aren’t “Technically” Freezer recipes but you can combine all the ingredients into a freezer bag ahead of time and then pop them out and place them in the crockpot in the morning. I like to go ahead and do this so that I get all my “Mess” out of the way at one time.
Chicken Meals –
Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken
Slow Cooker Fiesta Chicken Soup
Chicken Baked Penne with Sun Dried Tomatoes
Crockpot Barbecue Chicken Recipe
Crockpot Chicken & Wild Rice Soup Recipe
Southwest Chicken & Rice Crock Pot Meal
Beef Meals –
Baked Spaghetti Freezer Meal Recipe
Slow Cooker Carne Asada Steak Tacos
Sloppy Joes – Make and Freeze, then heat in a Skillet or Slow Cooker!
Crockpot Beef and Broccoli Recipe
Crockpot French Dip Sandwiches Recipe
Ground Beef Enchilada Casserole
Other Meals –
Sausage Lasagna Freezer Meal Recipe
Southwest Been & Cheese Roll Ups
Soups & Stews –
Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili
Crockpot Homemade Vegetable Soup
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Thanks for sharing! A lot of good variety of meat and types!
Not to be a jerk, but the title of this post really bothered me. I work full time. I live with my husband and autistic brother in law. However. I’m not a mom (yet…by choice). Why can’t this just be freezer meals for busy PEOPLE?! Why are people who don’t have children excluded?! Can these meals not be useful to people who don’t have children?!
You’re isolating a certain demographic from your audience. Just wanted to point this out.
Okay, maybe I”m asking a totally obvious question here, but…do I have to thaw these out before I throw them in the slow cooker or the oven?
I find it easier to thaw things, they cook better but some people put in a Crock Pot for example frozen and let it cook all day. I like to thaw it first personally but I don’t have to leave in the morning early, if you were going to be gone all day you could start it from frozen in a crockpot.
Can you please recommend your top 5 chicken faves? I would like to start out only making a few, but can’t narrow it down. Thank you!
Sorry to bother you…
but the first three recipes I clicked on…not a single one actually had freezer instructions. (It was “Chicken Alfredo Pasta Bake”, “Chicken Zucchini Casserole”, and “Crock Pot Beef & Broccoli.”) They all were bake immediately (except one said “you can freeze for later”….but didn’t tell me how to cook it).
Maybe if I was already familiar with freezer meals, I would know how to prep these, freeze them, and pull them out.
(And do I cook them frozen, or thaw them first? And do I change the cook times or temperatures).
While this is a great round-up….I was looking for freezer meals.
Can you help me?
I did look at your “week of freezer meals in under an hour”. But I pinned this for all of them, not just those.
You can freeze all of these meals after assembly before you actually bake. So Sorry for the confusion. Baking time would be the same once thawed.
I clicked on the Chicken Tariyaki Recipe and it took me to a french dip recipe.
Thanks so much for including a few of our meals! We LOVE freezer meals too (who doesn’t?) :)
Freezer meals totally help me at dinnertime. I save so much time and money! If you are looking for more recipes – here are 40 slow cooker freezer meals with printable recipes and shoppign lists – http://www.savingyoudinero.com/2014/10/21/40-slow-cooker-freezer-meals-printables/