Kid-Friendly Freezer Meals

Make-ahead freezer meals can come in handy when you run out of dinner options. Keep a couple of these family-friendly meals stored in your freezer for easy meal planning any time.

  • Chili Mac
    Photo: Brian Woodcock, Styling: Missie Neville Crawford  

    Chili Mac

    Talk about old-school comfort: This is a hearty, filling, family-friendly classic. Freeze up to 2 months.
  • Mexican Chicken Soup
    Photo: William Meppem

    Mexican Chicken Soup

    Avocado, lime and cilantro give this chicken and rice soup its Mexican flair. Have half for dinner tonight, and then freeze the rest up to 3 months.
  • Sausage-Egg Rollups
    Photo: Laurey W. Glenn; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Sausage-Egg Rollups

    This quick-and-easy 6-ingredient wraps are equally delicious for breakfast and dinner. Freeze up to 1 month.
  • Chicken Enchiladas
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

    Chicken Enchiladas

    Chicken Enchiladas are a favorite Tex-Mex one-dish meal for most families. They're an easy make-ahead meal that can be frozen up to 1 month.
  • Individual White Chicken Pizzas
    Photo: Brian Woodcock, Styling: Missie Neville Crawford  

    Individual White Chicken Pizzas

    Cook up as many pizzas as you want tonight, and freeze the rest up to 2 months.
  • Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

    Chicken-and-Wild Rice Casserole

    Using a long-grain and wild rice mix and toasted almonds in chicken casserole makes it a little bit dressier. Freeze up to 1 month.
  • Twice-Baked Potatoes Four Ways
    Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Buffy Hargett  

    Twice-Baked Potatoes Four Ways

    Twice-Baked Potatoes Four Ways allow you to pick your favorite filling for these savory delights. Freeze up to 1 month.
  • Chicken with Tomatoes and Thyme
    Photo: Kana Okada

    Chicken with Tomatoes and Thyme

    Lemon slices and diced tomatoes add color while giving this dish a ton of flavor. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Big-Batch Chili
    Photo: Lee Harrelson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Big Batch Chili

    This top-rated slow-cooker chili makes a ton. Freeze up to 1 month and enjoy it again and again.
  • Meat Loaf
    Photo: Monica Buck

    Meat Loaf

    This easy meatloaf recipe is flavorful, satisfying, and simple to prepare. Extras freeze beautifully (up to 3 months) for busy weeknights down the road.
  • Slow-Cooker Marinara
    Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

    Slow-Cooker Marinara

    The classic tomato sauce is not limited to pasta! Use this marinara in a variety of dishes, from Shrimp Vindaloo to Sausage Pizza. Freeze the sauce up to 3 months.
  • Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
    Photo: Tina Rupp; Styling: Deborah J. Disabatino

    Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

    This recipe can be made weeks ahead and frozen in the casserole dish in which it will be heated and served.
  • Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti
    Photo: Petrina Tinslay

    Lasagna-Style Baked Ziti

    Spinach and a blend of three cheeses shine in this family-friendly casserole. Freeze up to 3 months.
  • Shepherd's Pie
    Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Shepherd's Pie

    This potato-topped shepherd’s pie gets extra flavor from the cheese and carrots that are added to the mashed potato crust. Freeze up to 1 month.
  • Pizza Spaghetti Casserole
    Photo: Beth Dreiling; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Pizza Spaghetti Casserole

    Kids love both pizza and spaghetti, so we combined the two into one fabulous casserole! Freeze up to 1 month.
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