What dishes can I make ahead and freeze?

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
8387 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

You can always freeze things like sauces and stews.  I will sometimes put chicken in whatever marinade and vacuum seal meal sized portions.  That way when I need to use it, I can simply defrost and cook without having to worry about seasoning everything.  If you are talking about making fresh pasta, I would recommend that you make it and freeze it (do not cook first).  Hope this helps.

Post # 4
3948 posts
Honey bee

Soups, lasagnas, stuffed shells-all those can be frozen. also, we use our crockpot a lot in the winter to cook chicken, stews, etc.

Post # 6
1712 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Bostongrl25:  +1 yep. All those kinds of foods actually freeze really well.

Have you made poor man’s perogies or yamazetti? I feel like those 2 dishes are right up his alley too.

Post # 7
1973 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

what about stuffed peppers? my DH actually hates peppers but he likes the meaty filling and those freeze well and warm up fast after they are defrosted.

Post # 8
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Meatloaf! I make (meaning fully cook beforehand) mini loaves and cut them in half, takes about an hour to re-heat in our toaster oven (we don’t own a microwave so not sure how long that would take)

Have you looked into a slow cooker? We use ours frequently, and I even got FI to eat some vegetarian versions (i.e. all veggie lasagna, very good!) of dishes because the crock pot makes them delicious.
It does all the cooking for you, and you always have leftovers! You can of course, freeze those leftovers too. 🙂

Post # 9
3262 posts
Sugar bee

I do stuffed shells a lot. Freeze before baking, and then when needed just put extra sauce on top of them (so they arent dry) and bake.

Post # 11
44 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

Homemade burgers, shepards pie, burritos, soups/ chili, cassarole,pizza

Post # 12
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i cook a ton and freeze individual meals.  easy access when grabbing lunches for work.  i usually make chicken and some kind of vegetable. 

almost anything can be frozen to be eaten later. 

Post # 13
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I freeze pizza dough and pie dough (made from scratch) for up to a month. I just thaw it in the fridge the night before I roll it out. (Both dough recipes are on my food blog..)

The thing I like about making my own pizzas is that I could easily add my own toppings and sauces. (Sauces are canned; sometimes I use pasta sauce or pesto)

Post # 14
3389 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@emricmacy:  Lasagna! Perfect from freezer to oven:)

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