With back-to-school season right around the corner, if you’re anything like me, you’re probably looking for some freezer cooking recipes to keep on hand for chaotic mornings and busy weeknights.
Freezer meals are a staple in my home, but let’s be real: not all foods freeze well! Below, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite All Things Mamma recipes for making in advance. They’re also great for stocking a freezer when you’re expecting a baby, meal trains, and more!
Freezer Cooking Dinner Recipes
Even if you’re a diligent meal planner, we all have those nights when we just don’t want to cook. Instead ordering pizza, keep some of your family’s favorite freezer meals on hand at all times so you can have a low-effort dinner at the ready whenever you need it. If you have the freezer space, casseroles usually freeze beautifully, but if you don’t have a dedicated freezer, store sloppy Joe filling or BBQ chicken in gallon freezer bags.
- Cheesy Potato Casserole
- Crock Pot BBQ Chicken
- Copycat Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits
- Cheesy Ham and Potato Casserole
- White Chicken Enchiladas
- Easy Turkey Tetrazzini
- Broccoli Casserole
- Sloppy Joes
Freezer Cooking Soup Recipes
Almost every soup is a good candidate for freezing! And even better, they won’t take up much real estate in the freezer either, especially if you freeze them flat in gallon-size bags and stack them on the shelf. Serve them with a grilled cheese, sandwich, or salad for an easy-peasy weeknight dinner.
Make-and-Freeze Breakfast Recipes
Most kids are happy to wolf down their favorite cereal, but for a change of pace, keep some pancakes, breakfast burritos, and strawberry scones on hand for quick weekday breakfasts. I also like to keep a breakfast casserole or two in the freezer for weekends, when we have time to gather for a big breakfast!
- Strawberry Scones
- Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Banana Bread
- The Best Homemade Pancakes
- Bacon & Gruyere Sous Vide Egg Bites
- Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole
- Easy Baked French Toast Casserole
- Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts
- Make Ahead Freezer Burritos
Make-and-Freeze Dessert Recipes
Freezer cooking recipes for dessert?! Why not! You never know when you might have an unexpected guest coming over for dinner or something to celebrate. Cookies are one of my favorite sweets to freeze—you can bake them and then freeze them, or you can freeze the dough and bake it when you’re in need of a treat. Brownies, bars, and even cakes will freeze well too!
- Starbucks Copycat Lemon Pound Cake
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Marble Brownies
- Lemon Crinkle Cookies
- The Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
- Peanut Butter and Chocolate Buckeyes
- Banana Split Pie
After School Snack Freezer Cooking Recipes
Do your kids come home from school acting like they haven’t eaten all day? Stocking up on store-bought pizza rolls and frozen snacks can get expensive, so I like making my own after school snacks instead.