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Whether you just had a baby or you need to some easy meals when you don’t feel like cooking these family freezer meals are super easy to make and can feed your family when you don’t want to cook.

14 family freezer meals

I know a lot of people that spend hours on a single day to stock up on freezer meals, but I have a better way!  You don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen making freezer meals.  It’s actually a lot easier than you may think.

Here are my go-to tips on stocking your freezer with family freezer meals without having to spend hours in the kitchen.

Go-To Tips To Stock Your Freezer:

  1. Make double of what you are already making and place half in the freezer.
  2. Enlist your friends: Have a freezer meal party where you are each in charge of making one freezer meal.  Each friend makes enough freezer meals for the amount of people there and you each will walk away with a ton of of different freezer meals with minimal time spent making them.
  3. Make soup once a week. Soup is one of the easiest freezer meals you can make and if you follow number 1 You can simply just make double and freeze.
  4. Buy your family’s favorite freezer meals at the grocery store. If you family loves frozen pizza or lasagna by all means buy one or two to have on hand when you don’t have time to cook.

These family freezer meals are some of my go-to meals to have on hand at all times. 

Whether you have 10 minutes or 2 hours to make freezer meals, I promise you can always have a stock pile of delicious family friendly freezer meals on hand. If you need help with how to freeze items without getting freezer burn or which containers work best check out this post with all my favorite freezer tips. 

Try some of these recipe out and let me know what you think.  You can always rate the recipe on the recipe card too.

Enjoy! And happy freezer meal cooking!

Family Freezer Meal Recipes:

  1. Bolognese: One of my favorite make one freeze one recipes. 
  2. Chicken Pot Pie: This is one of my families favorites. You can even make the biscuits ahead and freeze those too.
  3. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup: I would recommend leaving the noodles out when freezing.  You can bring the soup up to a boil in the reheating process and then cook the noodles then.  They won’t become mushy if you follow this step.  Although you can certainly freeze the soup with noodles in it as well. 
  4. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese: Make sure you thaw this recipe in the fridge the night before and then reheat in the oven. 
  5. Chicken Tortilla Soup: Such a great make-one-freeze-one item!  I love freezing this soupercubes to have on hand for a quick lunch option. 
  6. BBQ Chicken Bacon Taquitos: Great for kids and you can change up the filling too! 
  7. Slow Cooker French Dips: By far my favorite slow cooker sandwich recipe.  Make a bunch of the meat and freeze to have on hand for multiple recipe like sandwiches, nachos, or even to place in tacos. 
  8. Chicken Artichoke Dip Pinwheels: Change up the filling for this recipe with any of your favorite pizza toppings. 
  9. Turkey Chili: One of my most popular recipes!  This healthy turkey chili freezes wonderfully for a quick comfort meal that everyone in the family loves. 
  10. Taco Pasta: This one is a keeper friends.  I can’t wait for you to try it out. 
  11. Butternut Squash Soup: Another great soup to freeze. I always try to have one of these on hand.  My favorite thing to serve this soup with is my famous pretzel rolls. It’s the perfect combination. 
  12. Chicken Teriyaki Bowls: This one is great as a meal prep freezer lunch. I freeze these in individual meal prep containers so that I can quickly throw them into the microwave and have a healthy, delicious lunch. 
  13. Asian Pork Meatballs: One of my dear friend’s recipes. These are to die for! 
  14. Pizza Hand Pies: 
Pizza hand pies
Yield: Makes 6

Freezer Pizza Hand Pies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Make these pizza hand pies for a quick on the go dinner that you can pull out of the freezer, microwave and have an on the go meal for when you really don't have time to cook.


  • 2 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour
  • 1 Pre-made Pizza Dough (Trader Joe's)

Toppings Of Choice

  • Mixed Italian Cheese Blend
  • Vegetables
  • Pepperoni
  • Pineapple
  • Cooking Spray
  • Kosher Salt

For Dipping:

  • Tomato Sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Lightly dust a clean work surface with flour. Evenly cut the pizza dough on the work surface into 6 equal pieces.
  3. Create a disk with the dough by pressing the dough with your fingers.
  4. Place desired amount of toppings into the center of the dough (being careful not to overfill and leaving a 1/4 inch edge around the outside).
  5. Fold the dough in half to create a pocket and seal the edges by crimping them together with your fingers.
  6. Place the pizza pocket on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Continue with the remaining dough.
  8. Spray the pizza pockets with cooking spray and top with salt.
  9. Bake the pizza pockets for 15 minutes.
  10. (If eating immediately) Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.
  11. Let cool completely and then place in a ziploc bag to freeze.


To reheat:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and place desired amount of pizza pockets on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until warmed through.

You can also place the pockets into the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

*Serve with tomato sauce for dipping.

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