Photo: Kelly/New Leaf Wellness
Preparing for cold nights means lots of warm and hearty meals. But perhaps when the days get darker earlier, your motivation to spend evenings in the kitchen preparing dinner diminishes. If this sounds all too familiar, then freezer meals are your savior! Having easy dishes in the freezer that require minimal effort to put together a delicious dinner for your family will save you time in the kitchen and give you more time enjoying the company of your family. For some great fall inspired freezer meals, check out these delicious and easy recipes!
Turkey Pot Pies
A pot pie is the ultimate comfort and warming food. For a special dinner to fill tummies on chilly nights, these freezable pies are for you! While you might be hesitant to freeze these easy pies, never fear, after cooking the crust still comes out golden brown and crusty, and the inside oozes with a creamy turkey filling. Check out this delicious recipe from Taste of Home!
Who doesn’t love a baked ziti? Filled with luscious tomato sauce and gooey cheese, this dish won’t disappoint. Try out this easy and freezer friendly recipe from Six Sisters’ Stuff to include in your meal-prep roundup!
Ree Drummond is well known for her food blog, tv series, and amazing cowboy approved recipes. Managing a house full of kids and a ranch, Ree knows a thing or two about awesome freezer friendly meals. This spaghetti sauce from The Pioneer Women can easily be frozen flat in bags and defrosted to easily make noodles and sauce, sloppy joes, or a base for a hearty stew!
Chicken Spinach Lasagna
Lasagna is another great and hearty meal to freeze that will have lots of leftovers! Alexis from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen has created a delicious and vegetable filled recipe that is perfect for making ahead of time. Check out her awesome recipe!
Chicken, Sweet Potato, And Butternut Squash Slow Cooker Recipe
Christine from Once A Month Meals has created a recipe that is easy to prep and even easier to cook. By freezing all the ingredient ahead of time and then throwing them into the slow cooker once ready to eat, this is a no-mess and no-fuss meal! Filled with delicious fall flavors, this is a great dish to enjoy on a crisp autumn night!
Crockpot Tomato Turkey and Vegetable Soup
Another great freeze and crockpot meal idea comes from Kelly of New Leaf Wellness. Her easy recipes has great tips on how to prep all the ingredients before cooking. Filled with vegetables, lean turkey, and of course the delicious tomato soup base makes this a great hearty and healthy dinner option for the whole family!
For more freezer-friendly meal ideas, check out our Pinterest board!