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21 delicious recipes that you can freeze without any cooking ahead of time

By April 13, 2015 October 17th, 2015 Freezer Prep Session

Forget about freezing leftover soup and chili, here are 21 delicious recipes that you can freeze without any cooking ahead of time!  I’ve compiled a list of breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert recipes that you can prepare in a matter of minutes.  Simply combine the ingredients and freeze!

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Here’s what’s awesome about these “no-cook” freezer recipes:

  • They don’t require any cooking ahead of time so they’re super quick and easy to prep.
  • They cook for the first time out of the freezer, they don’t taste like leftovers at all.
  • You can take advantage of sales at the grocery store and stock your freezer with healthy food at a fraction of the cost.

What I really love about these simple freezer recipes is that they make it so easy to feed my family.   I can grab something from my freezer and read, workout, or play with my kids instead.

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now then you know that the idea of “no-cook” freezer meals inspired my three cookbooks.  I’m excited to share 21 more delicious ideas below.  Enjoy!

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

1. Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Grandma’s recipe, but so much easier to make.  Get the recipe.

2. Old Fashioned Oatmeal

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

There’s no excuse for skipping breakfast when this tasty oatmeal is waiting in the freezer.  Simply combine 1/2 cup old fashioned oats and 1/3 cup skim milk in a 4oz jelly jar and freeze.  Then cook for two minutes in the microwave.

3. Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Send the kids to school with one of these pb&j’s this week!  Get the recipe.

4. Slow Cooker Cheeseburgers

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Cheeseburgers that you can freeze raw AND cook in the crockpot?!?  Win-win!  Get the recipe.

5. Slow Cooker Asian Chicken and Potstickers

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Yum.  Yum.  Yum.  Get the recipe.

6. Smoothie Packs

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Up your fruit and veggie intake with these frozen smoothie packs.  Get the recipe.

7. Slow Cooker Beef Barley Stew

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Comfort food without all the fuss.  Get the recipe. (Photo courtesy of Kristin @ Live Simply)

8. Eggo Breakfast Sandwiches

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Ham and cheese on a waffle?  Sign me up!  Get the recipe.

9. Brown Sugar Meatloaf

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Did you know that you can freeze meatloaf raw?  You can!  Get the recipe.

10. Slow Cooker Pot Roast and Carrots

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Serve this one-pot-wonder with microwaveable rice and dinner is done.  Get the recipe.

11. Slow Cooker Southwestern Pork Chili

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Even the ground pork is frozen raw!  Yippee!  Get the recipe.

12. Ham and Veggie Breakfast Strata

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

The perfect make-ahead holiday breakfast.  Get the recipe.

13. Energy Bites

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

The perfect afternoon pick-me-up.  Get the recipe.

14. Chicken Enchiladas

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Substitute rotisserie chicken in this recipe and you’ll think you’re eating Tex-Mex in San Antonio.  Get the recipe.

15. Slow Cooker Beans & Greens

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

A meal that vegetarians and meat-eaters can agree on.  Get the recipe.

16. Oatmeal and M&M Cookies

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

These portion-controlled sweets should be in everyone’s freezer.  Get the recipe.

17. Chicken Fajitas

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

These frozen chicken fajitas can be cooked in the slow cooker OR on the stovetop.  Get the recipe.

18. Homemade Hot Pockets

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Ditch the store-bought hot pockets and make your own with pizza dough.  Get the recipe.

19. Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

Curry-eaters and picky eaters (like my kids) will agree that this recipe is the bomb (dot) com.  Get the recipe.

20. Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

The perfect summer slow cooker meal.  Get the recipe.

21. Lasagna With Baby Spinach

21 Delicious Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time

So good you’ll want to freeze two at a time.  Get the recipe.

Thoughts or questions?  I’d love to hear from you.  Leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. 

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Lana

There a lot of great ideas here! I think the oatmeal recipe should be put into an 8 oz. jar though since it would not even fit in a 4 oz one.

Stephanie
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That lasagna looks delicious!

I can’t wait to try some of these!

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Diane

Your blog is my new favorite for freezer recipes. Thank you !

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Lol, doing my chicken dinner prepping this morning. Using the 10 fruit and chicken chart, you put out not long ago for summer. Also going to do the 10 veggies and chicken chart from awhile back.
I love, love, love all of your books and they have been a real savor to me. Thank-you for taking the time to write and share with us.
Also, I would love to get for my niece. Do you offer in nook or Kindle format.

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Karen, that’s so great, let us know what you think! Several of our books are available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/CROCKD-Slow-Cooker-Freezer-Meals-ebook/dp/B01B2QIA0W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1470100805&sr=8-2&keywords=new+leaf+wellness Enjoy!