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13 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Busy Families
13 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Busy Families

13 Freezer-Friendly Recipes for Busy Families

Get recipe: Simple Lasagna Roll-Ups

Weeknight dinners don’t have to be time-consuming or hectic with these freezer-friendly recipes. All of these recipes are designed for you to make ahead and reheat later. Store the make-ahead dishes in the freezer from anywhere between 1 week and 3 months for easy weeknight meals at your fingertips. Whether you are prepping for future family dinners and need an easy yet delicious casserole, potlucks or when company comes calling, these 13 freezer-friendly recipes will please any crowd.

1. Easy Pizza-Pasta Bake

Easy Pizza-Pasta Bake

Combine two Italian-inspired favorites with this Easy Pizza-Pasta Bake recipe. Quick and simple to prepare, this pasta dish is loaded with cheese and pepperoni for a delicious dinner.

2. Savory Beef Empanadas

Savory Beef Empanadas

Try these Savory Beef Empanadas for a yummy twist on a Latin-inspired dish. Prep time is just 30 minutes, but save even more time using store-bought puff pastry dough.

3. Cheesy Stuffed Shells

Cheesy Stuffed Shells Recipe

Cheesy Stuffed Shells are an Italian-American staple. This recipe uses cottage cheese and spinach for a smart touch that is still delicious.

4. Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves

Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves

After preparing these Make-Ahead Cheesy Bacon Mini Meatloaves, weeknight dinners will be a breeze. With the beef, cheese and bacon, what’s not to love about this updated classic?

5. Make-Ahead Chicken & Green Bean Casserole

Make-Ahead Chicken & Green Bean Casserole

This Make-Ahead Chicken & Green Bean Casserole combines Thanksgiving favorites but can—and should—be enjoyed year-round. Savor the flavor even more by letting it sit in the fridge overnight.

6. Cornbread Casserole with Cheese

Cornbread Casserole with Cheese

This Cornbread Casserole with Cheese turns chili into a delicious casserole. The beefy and cheesy cornbread combo is a hearty meal that is easy to make.

7. Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie

Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie

No need to spend hours in the kitchen on this Homestyle Chicken Pot Pie. The classic dish adds an extra creamy touch with the addition of cream cheese and is ready in under an hour.

8. Barbecue Beef-Filled Biscuits

Barbecue Beef-Filled Biscuits

Turn biscuits into a yummy dinner entrée with this Barbecue Beef-Filled Biscuits recipe. The BBQ sauce adds the perfect tangy touch for a savory meal that will delight.

9. Layered Enchilada Bake

Layered Enchilada Bake

Enchiladas get a fun and tasty makeover with this Layered Enchilada Bake. This delicious Mexican-style dish is the perfect meal to make ahead for a quick dinner with little effort.

10. Easy Stuffing-Egg Bake

Easy Stuffing-Egg Bake

Prep this Easy Stuffing-Egg Bake in just 15 minutes for a delicious meal any time of the year. Packed with vegetables, eggs and stuffing, this dish is great for both brunch and dinner.

11. Three-Bean Chili

Three-Bean Chili

Looking for a quick and simple chili that is still hearty and delicious? This Three-Bean Chili takes just 20 minutes to make—and is vegetarian.

12. Creamy Turkey & Noodles

Creamy Turkey & Noodles

Creamy Turkey & Noodles is a simple and satisfying dish. Perfect to warm up bellies big and small on cold fall and winter nights.

13. Simple Lasagna Roll Ups

Simple Lasagna Roll-Ups

No time to layer a delicious lasagna? Try this Simple Lasagna Roll Ups recipe. It has all of the classic ingredients without the hassle for easy weeknight meal prep.

Dinnertime will be even more enjoyable thanks to these make-ahead meals. Once you try one of our freezer-friendly recipes, you will want to try them all.

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