Buy in bulk to save money, freeze with ease, and keep food safe and full of flavor.

By MyRecipes
Updated July 24, 2008
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To determine whether you should freeze a casserole before or after you cook it, first ask yourself if it is likely to get dry... Should I Freeze a Casserole Before or After Cooking It?

With grocery prices at an all-time high, save money by buying in bulk, or stock up with supermarket specials, then freeze the items that you won't be using right away.

Wrap completely-cooled food in heavy-duty plastic wrap or aluminum foil, and place in zip-top freezer bags or air-tight containers to preserve the texture and flavor.

Here's our guide to how long you can store a variety of foods in the freezer and maintain quality.

Meats

Poultry

Fish and Shellfish

Dairy

Fruit and Vegetables

Breads and Desserts

For more information on storing food in the freezer, see these articles from Cooking Light:
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