50 Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meals

50 Healthy Make Ahead Freezer Meal Recipes

50 Healthy Make-Ahead Freezer Meals on a Budget

When you’re living frugally, freezer meals are going to be one of your best friends. They’ll save you time, they’ll make sure you have less food waste, and they’re just all around convenient. They’ll also save you a lot of money if you stock up on foods and use coupons.

However, there are definitely different types of freezer meals. There are the ones you can buy at the grocery store, which aren’t so cheap OR healthy. And then, there are the homemade freezer meals. The latter is what we want because they’re healthy, and they’re also quite cheap to make if you go about it the right way.

Over the years we’ve done a lot of freezer meal cooking ourselves, and we’ve had some great recipes and some not so good ones. Here are some of our favorites.

Our Featured Freezer Meal Recipes:

1. Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Creamy Chicken Taquitos: healthy freezer meals on a budget

Have you ever had those frozen taquitos you can buy at the grocery store before? They’re not bad, but they’re definitely not the best. These homemade chicken taquitos take only 30-minutes to make and they’re a whole lot more flavorful! Check out the full recipe here.

2. Crock-Pot Beef and Mushrooms

Crock-Pot Beef and Mushrooms: healthy make ahead freezer meals

This healthy crock-pot beef and mushrooms recipe is just delicious. It does take a bit longer to prep (30 minutes) but then you can just throw it in the slow cooker! Easy. Check out the full recipe here.

3. Skillet Honey Lime Tilapia

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Another very healthy freezer meal recipe here. This one is going to take a bit more time out of your day but it will definitely be worth it! This meal is super nutritious, high in protein, and so flavorful. View the full recipe here.

4. The Best Manicotti

the best manicotti ever: make ahead freezer meal recipes

This is a high-end meal right here that you could probably find at a restaurant. But hey, why go out to a restaurant when you can make this delicious manicotti freezer meal right in the comfort of your own home? View the full recipe here.

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Chicken Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. BBQ Chicken Pizza
  2. Breaded Smothered Chicken
  3. Chicken and Beef Fajitas
  4. Chicken Crescent Rolls
  5. Chicken Enchiladas
  6. Chicken Pot Pie
  7. Chicken Ole
  8. Crispy Southwest Chicken Wontons
  9. Cream Cheese Chicken
  10. Garlic Ranch Chicken
  11. Honey Mustard BBQ Chicken
  12. Hot Chicken Salad
  13. Parmesan Chicken
  14. Pineapple Pepper Chicken
  15. Simple Chicken Enchiladas
  16. Southwest Chicken Chili
  17. Southwest Chicken Wraps
  18. Shish Kabobs
  19. Chicken and Okra Gumbo

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 Beef Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. Crock Pot BBQ Beef
  2. Chicken and Beef Fajitas
  3. Cheesy Spinach Burgers
  4. Cross Rib Roast Sandwiches
  5. French Dip Sandwiches
  6. Meatloaf Minis
  7. Navajo Tacos
  8. No Mystery Meat Marinade
  9. Shish Kabobs
  10. Taco Rice Salad
  11. Taco Salad
  12. Taco Braid
  13. Tater Tot Casserole
  14. Sassy Sloppy Joes
  15. Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef
  16. Honey Lime Enchiladas

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Pork Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. Baked Potato Casserole
  2. Breakfast Burrito’s
  3. Cafe Rio Style Burritos
  4. Ham and Cheese Braid (a hit!)
  5. Ham and Swiss Cheese Crepes
  6. Italian Pork Chops
  7. Pasta Carbonara
  8. Pizza Calzones
  9. Sausage Hash
  10. Ham and Scalloped Potatoes 
  11. Pork Spare Ribs

50 Make Ahead Freezer Meals

If you’re new to freezer meal cooking, this list should keep you occupied for quite a while! Hopefully, you enjoy freezer meals as much as we do because they’re so nice and convenient. If you have any questions, feel free to ask them in the comments below!

Check out our Pinterest board for lots of other Freezer Meal Ideas

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Find all our freezer meal recipes here!

Meal Type: Recipe Roundup
Categories: Meat and Poultry, Make Ahead/Freezer Meal

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