Updated April 2020. Freezer cooking is a secret weapon for busy moms and wives (or busy dudes) that want to put a homemade meal on the table without having to slave away in the kitchen every night. By doing the work ahead of time, you can pull out a prepared freezer meal and stick it in the oven. There are no pots and pans to wash. No counters to clean. No time spent in the kitchen.
Advantages Of Freezer Cooking
There are so many reasons to make freezer meals, and I wanted to take a second to point them out. While it’s tempting to buy boxed frozen food and call it good, I promise once you start making the food yourself, you will see the benefits rather quickly. Take a look at these advantages:
It’s so convenient to make freezer meals and heat them up when you are ready to eat them. Working late and don’t want to make something from scratch? No problem; just warm up a freezer meal, and you can have a lovely dinner option without the fuss.
Because you are making the meals at home instead of buying food that is loaded with preservatives, you can choose to make healthier foods. You have so much control over what is being put in each recipe. Add veggies, healthy meats, and you can feel good about what you are feeding your family.
Saves You Money
Don’t we all love to save money? Everything is so expensive, and it’s getting worse and worse as time goes on. Saving money is one of the biggest advantages of freezer cooking. You can make a batch of breakfast burritos for very little, or you can spend tons of money going to a drive-thru. To me, I’d rather spend a little bit of time preparing the burritos and save my pennies for something else.
Here are my 29 favorite freezer cooking tutorials. Please be sure to visit the links below and leave the bloggers some love. Some posts feature just one recipe, while others chronicle an entire freezer cooking day. These posts are VERY detailed, so it’s obvious these bloggers worked hard on them!
*Some posts are new. Some are “old.” These are just what I think to be the best freezer cooking posts, regardless of when they were posted.