One of my favorite ways to fill my freezer is by batch cooking easy freezer meals. I love making multiple batches of the recipe we are having for supper, serving one batch that evening, and putting the rest in the freezer for another day.
Batch cooking doesn’t take a lot of extra energy, but it saves so much time in the future. Often I try to include one freezer-friendly recipe in my meal plan each week.
However, this past week I wanted to be more intentional about filling my freezer. Instead of picking out just 1 freezer-friendly recipe I could double, I picked out 4 easy freezer meals.
The week was a huge success. I want you to to be able to enjoy the benefits of easily filling your freezer as well, so here are all the recipes I used for my freezer cooking meal plan.
Freezer Cooking Meal Plan with 4 Easy Freezer Meals:
This simple pizza tot casserole taps into my midwest roots. It has a hamburger base seasoned with a pizza inspired tomato sauce, and is topped with mozzarella cheese and tater tots.
This taco soup is mild and very kid friendly. The recipe originally came from an adorable tea shop. The soup can be topped with sour cream, corn chips or tortilla chips, and cheese.
Spaghizza is exactly what it sounds like: a combination of spaghetti and pizza. It has a spaghetti and pasta sauce base with pizza toppings layered on top. It is a great kid friendly recipe.
Baked ravioli is good all on it’s own, but when you add in some pesto and ricotta cheese, it is even better. The recipe I use recommends laying all of the ingredients in the crockpot, but I simplify things by mixing everything together and baking it.
Preparing for Your Freezer Cooking Meal Plan:
Step 1: Pick your recipes.
Look over the easy freezer meals I used in my meal plan, and decide if they will work for your family. If not, swap them out for ones you think will be a better fit.
Step 2: Make a grocery list and shop.
Write down all of the ingredients you need to buy for each recipe, making special note of the quantity you will need to double (or even triple) the recipe. Don’t forget about buying sides to compliment your main dishes and any other supplies you’ll need for freezing each batch (foil pans, tinfoil, etc.).
If you are following my exact freezer cooking meal plan, I have created a grocery list for you!
The free printable grocery list includes a breakdown of the ingredients needed for 2 batches of each individual recipe and a master list of all the ingredients needed for all 4 recipes combined.
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Step 3: Get cooking!
If you are following my freezer cooking meal plan, I suggest starting the week with one of the recipes that calls for ground beef (taco soup or pizza tot casserole). The ground beef is the most perishable of ingredients required in the meal plan.
I cooked all of the ground beef on the first day. Then when it was time to make the second recipe that called for ground beef, it was even easier to pull together because the step of browning the beef was already done.
Do you want more help with easy freezer meals?
4 Tips for Getting Started in Freezer Cooking – This article will help you brainstorm easy freezer meals your family will love.
10 Tips for a Successful Freezer Cooking Day – If you are interested in making several freezer friendly recipes all in one day, this article will help you think through the details needed to make it a success.
If you fill your freezer with these 4 easy freezer meals, I would love to hear about your experience.
Disclosure: Thank you to Money Saving Mom and Mostly Homemade Mom for use of their photos. Top image from Deposit Photos, and the rest of the photos are my own.