25 One-Pan Recipes You Can Freeze, Heat, and Eat Slideshow
25 One-Pan Recipes You Can Freeze, Heat, and Eat
Getting a homemade meal on the dinner table sometimes seems easier said than done. Making meals ahead of time and storing them in the freezer is an excellent way to ensure you have plenty of nourishing meals to cook throughout the week with no need to spend a fortune on healthy takeout food or resort to unhealthy, budget-friendly options.
With just a little bit of planning and a little extra effort, you can fill up the freezer with food. Doubling the amount you are already intending to cook is a great idea — you get two meals for the exertion and time of one! Setting aside a chunk of time on the weekend is also an excellent option. Don’t worry! We know you don’t want to spend your whole weekend working away in the kitchen for the sake of next week’s dinners. There are plenty of options when it comes to freezer-friendly meals that won’t make a huge mess in your kitchen or take up a massive amount of time. Baked pasta, chili, endless casseroles, and even homemade frozen pizzas are all simple options that you can prepare ahead of time to use on the days where you just don’t have the time or energy to whip up an entire meal.
We gathered a collection of easy recipes you can make on the weekend that won’t use every pan in your kitchen but will still result in delicious, satisfying weeknight meals. So go on and discover recipes that will fill your freezer full of wonderful things to eat!
Baked Sweet Potato With Rainbow Swiss Chard and Chickpeas
Best Layered Burrito Bake
Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
5-Cheese Taco Lasagna
Cauliflower Pizza Crust
You can easily make your own pizza crust and frozen pizzas to store in your freezer for those days when you just don’t feel like cooking. This cauliflower pizza crust is a great option if you are trying to get more vegetables into your diet. Top it with your favorite toppings and have dinner on the table in less time than it takes to get a pizza delivered!
Chicken, Olive, and Orzo Bake
Cuban Sandwich Casserole
Keep this casserole in the freezer and pull it out for a delicious, indulgent sandwich casserole. This is a simple recipe that can be enjoyed by all. Pair it with a simple salad or some plain vegetables to complement the richness of this casserole.
Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Endlessly Adaptable Stir-Fry
A stir-fry is a great meal to have up your sleeve. Just keep a stash of frozen vegetables and your protein of choice and you are good to go! This stir-fry sauce can be made in an instant and will make your stir-fry absolutely delicious!
Hearty Potato, Cheddar, and Bacon Soup
Lazy Day Lasagna
A Meatloaf Fit for Champions
Meatloaf is a traditional dish that is perfect for making ahead and freezing. You can freeze it cooked or raw. You can even portion it into muffin tins to make lots of mini meat loafs that you can reheat as you need them.
Mexican Poblano Cheese Casserole
Quick and Easy Ground Beef Burrito
Skillet Baked Penne
Slow 'n' Crispy Mac 'n' Cheese
Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese
The key to super delicious macaroni and cheese is to make a custom cheese blend; in this case, smoked Gouda and salty pecorino cheese are added to the Cheddar. This macaroni and cheese also gets extra flavor from the addition of fragrant rosemary and thyme.
Spicy Corn and Chicken Chili
Stuffed Peppers With Orzo and Chorizo
Thin-Crust Stovetop Pizza
Turkey Pot Pie
Here is a lovely version of pot pie that substitutes turkey for the more traditional chicken. A perfect recipe to make over the weekend and store in your freezer until you are in the mood for pie!