40+ Easy Freezer Recipes That Reheat Beautifully
Fool your crowd into thinking you spent all day at the stove with these easy, freezer-friendly recipes, tips, and tricks. Your freezer isn’t just for ice cream, it’s an extension of your pantry. Make the most of this precious space—and get a head start on weeknight dinners—by stocking it with our easy freezer recipes. We’ve gathered our favorite fix-and-freeze dishes along with helpful tips and tricks from our Test Kitchen on the best way to freeze food. Not all recipes are freezer-friendly, but these dishes are sure to reheat beautifully and taste like you spent hours at the stove. Choose from dozens of delicious freezer meals including casseroles, baked pasta dishes, gumbo, pot roast, slow-cooker soups and stews, and more.
Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Recipe: Smoked-Pork-Stuffed Pasta Shells
This hearty recipe calls for a pound of flavorful smoked pork, making the freezer-friendly pasta dish incredibly filling.
Hearty Beef and Freezer Veggie Soup
Ingredients from the frozen food aisle make this delicious soup recipe incredibly easy to prepare. Serve it in a bread bowl for an extra touch.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Recipe: Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
This Cajun-inspired dish is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family. It's hearty, flavorful, and oh-so comforting.
Curried Chicken Pot Pie
Recipe: Curried Chicken Pot Pie
Chicken pot pie is a Southern favorite. Be sure to let this dish thaw in the refrigerator before baking.
Green Chile-Chicken Stew
Recipe: Green Chile-Chicken Stew
Packed with tasty ingredients like ground cumin, dried thyme, and poblano chiles, this soup is sure to keep you coming back for more.
Recipe: Eggplant Rollups
This tasty lasagna-like dish is an excellent low-carb option for satisfying your Italian food craving.
Southern Pimiento Mac and Cheese
Recipe: Southern Pimiento Mac and Cheese
Pimiento cheese takes this Southern mac and cheese recipe to the next level. It's easy to make and perfect for a make-ahead meal.
Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
Recipe: Slow-Cooker Corn Chowder
Let the slow cooker do the work. Freezing creamy corn chowder is a great way to preserve summer's fresh corn.
Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Recipe: Easy Chicken and Dumplings
Chicken and dumplings are a Southern classic. Make an extra batch ahead of time and freeze it for a ready-to-eat weeknight meal.
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Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-Up
Recipe: Deb Wise’s Tamale Pie Mix-Up
This recipe takes a modern twist on a classic tamale pie. Have it ready to go in your freezer for an impromptu fiesta night.
Tomato, Cheddar, and Bacon Pie
Recipe: Tomato, Cheddar, and Bacon Pie
The bacon-filled crust on this Southern tomato pie makes it a mouthwateringly delicious dish.
Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa
Taco Tuesday just got an upgrade with this pork-filled Mexican dish. We recommend serving them with fresh avocado and a margarita.
Spicy Sausage-and-Chickpea Soup with Garlic Oil
Greek Baked Ziti
Recipe: Greek Baked Ziti
This classic pasta dish creates one well-rounded meal complete with two cheeses, flavorful seasoning, and grocery-store favorite ground beef.
Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
Recipe: Classic Chicken Tetrazzini
This praiseworthy casserole has some of our favorite Southern ingredients: pasta, chicken, and Parmesan cheese. It doesn't get better than that.
New Tuna Casserole
Recipe: New Tuna Casserole
Tuna noodle casserole has been a Southern-favorite for years.
Recipe: Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
Double this recipe so your family can enjoy one loaf now and one later with little additional effort.
Tex-Mex Meatballs in Red Chile Sauce
These zesty meatballs are a true taste of the Southwest, with poblano peppers, corn chips, lime juice, and red chile enchilada sauce.
Lasagna Roll Ups
Recipe: Lasagna Roll Ups
These lasagna rolls are the perfect meal to freeze individually and thaw according to your dinnertime head count.
Recipe: Sausage-and-Grits Quiche
Thaw food in the refrigerator. The science behind a slow, even thaw preserves flavor and texture. You'll be impressed by this clever, simple spin on a traditional quiche.
Meatball Pasta Bake
Recipe: Meatball Pasta Bake
Orange juice is the surprising ingredient that gives this pasta dish a bright flavor.
Extra Easy Lasagna
Recipe: Extra Easy Lasagna
Freeze the whole pan or just the leftovers for a hearty meal straight from your freezer.
Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Recipe: Tangy Slow-Cooker Pork Shoulder
Keep this pork shoulder in the freezer so you'll be ready for an impromptu backyard BBQ at any time.
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Recipe: Baked Ziti with Sausage
Combine homemade meat sauce with ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan for the cheesy casserole of your dreams.
Bacon-And-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Recipe: Bacon-And-Cheddar Grits Quiche
Keep this quiche in the freezer for an easy breakfast or dinner in the future. All you'll have to do is thaw it in the fridge and reheat before serving.
Quick Beef Chili
Recipe: Quick Beef Chili
We recommend serving with green onions, sour cream, and Cheddar cheese.
Recipe: Turkey Meatballs
Keep meatballs on hand to serve over pasta, on a sandwich, or alongside a Caesar salad.
Recipe: Pasta-Chicken-Broccoli Bake
This casserole has all of the components of a full meal—protein, veggies, and carbs—all in one freezable dish. Reserve the cheese, crackers, and pecans until just before serving.
Heavenly Chicken Lasagna
Recipe: Heavenly Chicken Lasagna
Swap it up from the usual ground beef lasagna with this cheesy, chicken version.