This roundup of recipes features 18 family friendly freezer meal ideas using pantry staples. Make a double batch and freeze some for a later time.
Family Friendly Freezer Meal Ideas Using Pantry Staples
Are you looking for ways to stretch your pantry staples into meals for the whole family? This roundup of recipes has you covered. From pastas, to rice, to sauces, to broths, to beans, to spices, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The best part? They can all be made into freezer meals too! You can make a double batch and freeze some for a later time!
The secret to a perfect Sunday Sauce is to cook it low and slow for several hours. No rush and little fuss. It’s worth every minute. You can easily freeze this pasta sauce for up to 6 months.
Lentil Quinoa Sloppy Joes Vegan Friendly
Vegan lentil quinoa sloppy Joe's are a meatless take on an American favorite. This meal makes enough to feed a tribe and is freezer friendly for up to 2 months so you can prep in advance and heat up later.
Freezer Burritos: Ground Turkey Black Beans
If you are looking for an easy, delicious, family-friendly meal that you can make-ahead, then freezer burritos are for you! Don’t miss this amazingly easy recipe, that is also super healthy and delicious.
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is a one pot dump and push meal, using pantry items and frozen meatballs and ready in under 15 minutes. Meatballs can be bagged from the store, or homemade raw, then frozen meatballs.
Instant Pot 15 Bean and Ham Soup
Instant Pot 15 bean and ham soup is a hearty meal. Perfect for meal prep or family dinner. Freeze for up to 3 months.
Creamy Vegan Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
Gluten free, vegan sweet potato and lentil soup is a healthy and tasty meal that will satisfy both your hunger and your tastebuds. This delicious vegetable soup is smooth and filling as well as simple to make. Sweet potato and lentil soup comes out creamy, savory, and decadent thanks to ingredients that not only taste amazing, but are nourishing for your body as well. It freezes well and maintains its consistency once reheated.
Stacked Burrito Pie Casserole
Don’t roll! Make Stacked Burrito Pie Casserole instead. Layer ingredients you can find in your pantry or fridge 3 layers high and bake. It’s that easy! Freezer friendly too!
Crock Pot Cowboy Beans
Crock Pot Cowboy beans is an easy, hands free meal the whole family will love. Ground beef and canned beans get new life with savory and sweet seasonings! Freezer prep ideas too!
Black Bean Veggie Burgers
Veggie burgers are perfect for make from your pantry meals. Use what you have. Double the recipe and freeze more for later!
Crockpot Pulled Chicken
Crockpot pulled chicken is a great go-to for a busy weekday night. Toss everything in the crockpot in the morning and it will be ready by dinnertime. Freeze any leftovers for 3-4 months.
Crockpot Ragu Recipe
This Crockpot ragu recipe is hearty, full of flavor, and it makes a big batch that’s perfect for freezing so you always have a quick and delicious dinner option readily available.
Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole
Green Bean Tater Tot Casserole is a freezer friendly casserole dish that's a favorite of the whole family.
This Classic Ratatouille recipe simply the best and foolproof one. It is packed with veggies and cooked in dazzling tomato sauce make it drool-worthy delicious. It can also be frozen and eaten later!
Chicken and Wild Rice Soup (with Mushrooms)
So creamy and hearty, this creamy chicken and wild rice soup is what your family needs on chilly fall days or wintry cold evenings. Freezer-safe for up to 2 months.
Easy Slow Cooker Chili
This easy slow cooker chili is a true comfort food and is hearty and full of flavor. Chili makes the perfect freezer meal and can be kepy in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole
Easy Tuna Noodle Casserole using simple ingredients you can find in your pantry. This meal mixes canned tuna, pasta, peas, cheese and a creamy sauce topped with panko breadcrumbs. Your family will love this easy and quick dinner! Easy freezer instructions included!
Red Rice and Beans Recipe
This is THE ONLY Rice and Beans recipe you’ll ever need! Made with simple ingredients, this dish is filling and very tasty. freeze the rice in portions that you would normally use for one or two meals.
Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole
You’re not going to believe how delicious a healthy, Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole can be until you’ve tried it! You can make this ahead of time and freeze the whole casserole.
I hope you enjoyed this roundup featuring 18 Family Friendly Freezer Meal Ideas Using Pantry Staples!
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What an incredible selection of freezer meals with pantry staples. So very needed right now.
Freezer meals are such a big help for meal-planning and for ensuring eating healthy meals. Thanks for this lovely collection of recipes.
With everything going on, this list of recipes will be so helpful! Thanks so much for sharing them!
What a great collection of recipes during this stressful time. I just feel that I do not need to look any further in my search for what to cook for my family. Thanks.
Such a great collection of recipes! I definitely see a few that I will be adding to my weekly dinner rotation soon. 🙂
exactly what I needed right now. i have some tortillas and need those burritos in my life!
Such a helpful list. I will keep these for hurricane season too!