Busy lifestyles make it vital to plan ahead. Freezer meal prep can help you stick to your goals of eating more delicious meals at home with your family, while saving time and money. These easy-to-freeze meals are perfect to reheat for busy weeknights or anytime you need a quick, tasty, and home-cooked meal.
Stick around to learn how to prepare a few weeks’ worth of delicious freezer meals the whole family will love. We’ve broken up these recipes into chicken, beef, and vegetarian categories so they’re even easier to navigate below.
(*Spoiler alert*: Souper Cubes® can make your freezer meal prep easy and stress-free!)
Chicken Freezer Prep Meals
With busy schedules both at work and at home, throwing together a quick and tasty dinner can be a bit of a challenge. However, if you’re willing to plan ahead, prepping chicken freezer meals can be a lifesaver. Here are our favorite chicken freezer meal recipes.
1. One-Pot Chicken Chili with White Corn
2. Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chock-full of vegetables, chicken, beans, and corn in a spicy tomato broth, this tortilla soup will keep you warm through the coldest days of winter. With cubed avocado, sour cream, tortilla chips, and chopped cilantro, this chicken tortilla soup is the best you'll ever eat!
3. Broccoli Chicken Casserole
Craving comfort food? Enjoy this creamy casserole full of broccoli and topped with mozzarella cheese and crunchy panko crumb topping – a must-try recipe!
4. Chicken Enchilada Soup
Warm, hearty, and great for a chilly night, chicken enchilada soup is a delicious take on a Mexican favorite. Simply shred chicken and add ingredients like black beans, salsa, and more to make this delicious dish that is sure to warm the soul.
5. Homemade Chicken Soup
6. Chicken Noodle Casserole
Homemade chicken noodle casserole is hearty, delicious comfort food. This chicken noodles dish combines chicken, vegetables, and noodles into one flavorful, hearty casserole. It’s easy to prepare and can be served as a side dish or main entree.
7. Pozole Verde with Chicken
If you’ve never tried pozole, you’re in for a real treat with this pozole verde with chicken recipe! With ingredients like pumpkin seeds, tomatillos, poblano and jalapeno peppers, and cilantro, this dish is unlike anything you’ve tried before and bursts with flavor!
8. Chicken Tikka Masala
Chicken Tikka Masala is one of our favorite freezer meals. It might take a bit longer to prepare, but you’ll thank yourself later! Ingredients like chicken breasts, crushed tomatoes, heavy cream, garam masala (this is key!), and more make up this flavorful and satisfying dish.
9. Freezer Friendly Teriyaki Chicken Bowls
These colorful rice bowls are customizable with your favorite stir-fry veggies like bell peppers, broccoli, and snow peas. Pro freezer cooking tip: instead of using fresh vegetables, opt for a frozen Chinese stir fry vegetable blend so your bowls will hold up longer in the freezer.
10. White Chicken Chili
When you want something that tastes great with minimal effort, this is the recipe for you. Simply place your ingredients in your Souper Cubes® or freezer bag, including chicken breast, chicken broth, lime juice, beans, and more, and then pop it in the freezer. When you’re ready, thaw the ingredients overnight and then cook them in the slow cooker.
11. Asian Peanut Chicken
If you love cooking with creamy peanut butter, this recipe is sure to impress. With ingredients like soy sauce, peanut butter, and 1lb boneless skinless chicken, this dish is flavorful and easy to freeze ahead of time for a simple slow cooker meal for your family.
Beef Freezer Prep Meals
These beef freezer meals are delicious and easy to make. Whether planning for a busy weeknight dinner or a cozy weekend in, these easy freezer meals taste great and make dinner fun and simple to prepare. Stay tuned for some mouthwatering beef recipes.
12. Easy Freezer Shepherd’s Pie
Shepherd’s pie is a savory pie with a ground beef filling covered by mashed potatoes. The pie contains beef, potatoes, carrots, and peas. This shepherd's pie recipe is so good, it feels like it's melting in your mouth.
13. Crockpot Beef Barley Stew
Here’s a great recipe if you’re interested in the concept of “no-cook” freezer cooking. You can make a fresh meal and save yourself the prep time by freezing your chopped and prepped ingredients.
14. Pozole Rojo with Beef
We love pozole so much, we had to include another pozole recipe in this roundup!. Michelle came up with this pozole rojo with beef recipe after a work trip to Mexico. It includes beef flanken short-ribs instead of the traditional pork.
15. Freezer-Friendly Lasagna
Nothing compares to the smell of homemade lasagna. This mouthwatering recipe filled with cheesy goodness is easy to make and will not disappoint. This classic dish is made from lasagna noodles, meat sauce, cheese, salt, and black pepper to taste. With the help of our new Souper Cubes® stoneware product, it’s super convenient to throw a 2-cup portion in the oven for a simple weeknight meal.
16. Beef Chili Recipe
17. Mexican Beef Skillet
This Mexican beef skillet recipe makes for an easy and hearty weeknight comfort food. Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes and packed with flavor! Add your favorite toppings and serve with cornbread or tortillas.
18. Chili Con Carne
19. Instant Pot Beef Stew
Beef stew is the perfect comfort food on a cold winter night. This recipe walks you through the best way to freeze your ingredients and tells you how to cook them from frozen in a slow cooker or instant pot for a super simple meal your whole family will love.
20. Ground Beef Stroganoff
If you’re looking for a hearty meal that’s simple to prepare and freeze, this beef stroganoff recipe is a great option. Pro tip: freeze your ground beef and other stroganoff ingredients but wait until the day of to cook your egg noodles. Egg noodles cook very quickly and they’ll taste so much better freshly cooked.
Vegetarian Freezer Prep Meals
Whether you’ve recently committed to a vegetarian diet or you just want some variety in your diet, here are 10 hearty vegetarian freezer meals you can prepare in a snap.
21. Moroccan Chickpeas Bowl
This Moroccan chickpeas bowl is a great way to make a flavorful meal out of a few ingredients. This delicious and spicy dish is ready in less than 20 minutes and is full of flavor. It’s packed with nutritious ingredients that will keep you full and satisfied.
22. Mushroom Barley Soup
This mushroom soup recipe is sure to impress any and all mushroom lovers! If you’re a meat-eater just looking to switch things up, you can use homemade chicken stock or homemade bone broth in your soup. If you’re a true vegetarian or vegan, you can swap the animal-based broths for vegan stock instead.
23. Lentil Soup
Lentil soup is a filling and delicious way to warm up on a chilly day. With the right ingredients, lentil soup makes for a flavorful and hearty meal. Additionally, lentils are packed with fiber, iron, and protein, but most importantly... they’re delicious!
24. Spicy Sweet Potato Peanut Stew
Sweet potatoes have a lot going for them: they’re both tasty and inexpensive. This comforting soup is packed with veggies, sweet potatoes, peanut butter, and so much flavor. It’s impossible to resist!
25. Red Lentil Curry
This red lentil curry requires just a few ingredients and is ready in less than 40 minutes. If you think lentils can only be used in chili or soup, you’re in for a treat! This curry is best served with a side of brown or jasmine, or basmati rice.
26. Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta
This sun-dried tomato and spinach pasta dish is a delicious and quick vegetarian meal. This recipe calls for 6 simple ingredients, plus salt and pepper to taste. This delicious Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta recipe is packed with flavor and is super quick and easy to make.
27. Vegetarian Chili
This homemade vegetarian chili recipe is packed with VEGGIES! In addition to kidney beans and black beans, this dish is full of zucchini, yellow squash, bell peppers, tomatoes, and more! It also freezes well (especially in Souper Cubes®!)
28. Mexican-Style Brown Rice and Bean Bowl
If you’re looking to use up some of the extra cans sitting around in your pantry, this is the recipe for you. With ingredients like black beans and canned tomatoes, you’ll be able to use lots of the ingredients you already have to make this delicious rice bowl.
29. One-Pot Veggie Mac and Cheese
Kids will love this delicious mac and cheese (even though it’s chock full of veggies!) If you’re looking to make a crowd-pleasing meal without a lot of effort, you’re going to love this recipe. Everything is made in one pot for super-simple cleanup.
30. Creamy Potato Leek Soup
This delicious soup recipe requires only a couple of ingredients, yet it’s still packed with flavor. Pair it with a slice of sourdough bread for a comforting meal on a cold day. In this recipe, we tell you exactly how to freeze the dish in Souper Cubes® so your soup is perfectly portioned and convenient to reheat.
How Souper Cubes Products Make Freezer Meal Prep Even Easier
Souper Cubes® are freezer trays that allow you to store your favorite meals in perfect portions! Our trays are built with thick silicone walls and a steel rim so they can easily be stacked in your freezer. Each one of our trays comes with a BPA-free plastic lid that fits snug to prevent any seepage or spills. Once your cubes are frozen, you can simply pop them out and store them in freezer bags until you’re ready to reheat your meals.
Are you ready to prep some delicious dishes for you and your family and level up your freezer meal prep? Browse our selection of Souper Cubes® products today and make freezer meal prepping that much easier!