Easy Freezer Meal Recipes
Freezer meals don’t have to take a ton of extra work! Whether you’re a power chef batch cooking freezer meals on the weekends, or if you want to simply double a recipe every now and then, we’ve got easy freezer meal recipes that you’ll love.
Easy Freezer Meal Recipes Tip #1:
Freezer bags are definitely your best friend for most of these meals! Placing freezer bags in a pot of warm water is definitely a fast way to thaw your freezer meals, and they take up way less space in your freezer.
Maximizing your freezer space can be easy! Make sure to lay your freezer bags flat when you first pop them in, but remember to come back in a day to stand the meal up like a book on a bookshelf.
Easy Freezer Meal Recipes Tip #3:
Don’t forget to label your meals! Not only is it a good idea to write the recipe name and cook date on the freezer bag, but write a few quick notes on the bag for cooking/baking instructions (ex. Thaw in warm water, 25 minutes @ 325°). Being specific isn’t a bad thing when labeling, especially if you’re enlisting helpers like a spouse while you’re away on a work trip or a kiddo who is still learning in the kitchen.
It may be tempting to find a recipe roundup like ours and binge cook a bajillion recipes in one weekend. Don’t get us wrong, there are definitely iron chefs out there who can do that! But if you’re just entering the freezer meal scene, it may be a better introduction to just double a recipe every now and then with intentions to freeze the second half. There’s a lot of time, energy, and money that gets invested in those mega-making freezer meals sessions, and if you find out that your family doesn’t love them, you’ll either be stuck slogging through the backlog or you’ll be wasting a ton of food and $$. Start small, then grow your recipe list and your freezer meal stamina.
Easy Freezer Meal Recipes Tip #5:
A great way to avoid freezer burn is to make sure to press all of the air out of the bag before freezing.
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