10 Batch Cook and Freeze Recipes You Need! (2024)

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Load up that freezer, and make dinner, breakfast, and lunch times easier with these batch cook and freeze recipes!

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Batch prepping meals and freezing them is life for me.

I am a huge fan of putting effort in once, and having multiple meals.

Freezer batch prepping is also a big part of my meal prep strategy because you don’t have to eat the same thing all week – if you freeze in individual portions!

Why is freezer batch prep the best?

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Taking the time to make batch recipes means less time in my kitchen on meal prep Sunday because I can rely on my freezer meals for at least half of my weekly meal plan.

Bulk purchasing is boss. Buying meats in bulk, turning them into meals, is the most cost effective way to do freezer prep (in my opinion!)

Which containers to use?

This is all going to come down to preference.

I love to freeze in glass, but that can get really heavy on your shelves, and you have to put up quite a bit of expense to build up a collection of glass containers.

Gallon size freezer bags, gallon size zip bags work as well.

Tin foil pans (from your local dollar store) are another great option in terms of cost and weight.

Mason jars are also a good option for single serve.

Freeze your meals in usable portions!

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Freeze meals in sizes that make sense for your family and lifestyle.

For lunches, freeze your foods in single serve portions. For dinners, freeze in sizes that are appropriate for your family size.

Mason jars are perfect for single serve soups and stews! Here is how to freeze soups and stews in mason jars!

Freezing meal preps for lunches? I use these 3 compartment glass meal prep containers, and these 2 compartment glass meal prep containers.

Don’t want to wait for soup to thaw before heating. Use a souper cubes silicone mold instead!

How can I prevent freezer burn?

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My best 2 tips are to make sure your food cools completely before you freeze it, AND remove as much air as possible!

Condensation will build up if you freeze warm food, and that leads to freezer burn almost instantly!

I love using a Foodsaver vacuum sealer system for my freezer meals to remove as much air as possible. This also allows me to lay them flat to freeze (to create more space) AND they won’t leak.

For more of my freezer organization tips, you can head over to this post ” 7 tips for freezer organization to save money and reduce food waste”

Ready to get that freezer filled up?!

Try these 10 batch cook and freeze recipes.

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This pasta sauce is always in my freezer. This versatile sauce is jam packed with sneaky veggies too! Freeze this in gallon size zip bags and lay flat to freeze to save space!

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Freezer Friendly - Quinoa Egg Scramble Bowl

Why yes, you can prep breakfast and freeze! This protein packed breakie is protein dense with quinoa and eggs. Freeze in single serve containers for a grab and go weekday breakfast!

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Dill Feta Egg Wraps {Freezer Friendly}

Another breakfast option coming at ya from the freezer. Make these Dill Feta Egg wraps and store them all burritio'd up and just grab one in the morning!

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Instant Pot Mexican Fiesta Soup {Freezer Meal Prep}

This hearty soup is a perfect soup to freeze in single serve portions and freeze. Take it with a side salad for a healthy, and hearty lunch!

Double this recipe to make it a big batch recipe!

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Batch Prep Taco Meat {Freezer Prep}

Taco meat on ALL THE THINGS. Make tacos, make a taco stuffed potato, make burritos, make lettuce wrap tacos. Make a huge batch, freeze, and taco Tuesdays are a breeze for more than a few weeks!

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Veggie Loaded Breakfast Pockets {Freezer Friendly}

Can you tell I like to have breakfast ready to go?! A spin on the burrito, how about Veggie loaded breakfast pockets! Don't forget the salsa with these!

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Sweet Chili Chicken Burgers {Prep Ahead, Freezer Friendly}

Freezer to grill (or pan). YES PLEASE! These are a staple in the summer, but who wouldn't like these year round?!

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Pulled Pork Sliders | Freezer Meal

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Pulled Pork Sliders baby! You can cook this one and freeze it, or prep it, freeze it, and cook it on another night!

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Vegan Bolognese

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Need a vegetarian option. Here it is! Freeze this much the same as I suggest for the sneaky meat sauce above. Freeze this in gallon size zip bags and lay flat to freeze to save space!

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Skinny Creamy Chicken Enchiladas (Freezer Meal)

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Better make a few trays of these bad boys! So easy to prep in foil tins or if you have a few casserole dishes, load em up! You won't regret having these in your freezer, that is for sure!

So, there you have it the 10 Best Batch Cook and Freeze Recipes you NEED!

10 Batch Cook and Freeze Recipes You Need! (2024)

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