Written by Anna Pashkova, MS, RDN, LD, ACSM-EP / Reviewed by Chef Julie Andrews, MS, RDN, CD, FAND
Can I interest you in 14 healthy freezer-friendly recipes? This is one of the easiest ways to meal plan and to make your favorite dishes ahead of time. And it sets you up for success with easy, quick, healthy and satisfying meals ready whenever you need them.
Healthy Freezer Meals
This Spaghetti Pie is super customizable and makes for an incredible freezer-friendly comfort meal. While it calls for turkey or sausage, you can also use pepperoni or make it vegetarian without any meat at all.
It's also made with whole grain pasta and cottage cheese to give it a healthier spin.
The best sweet potato soup! It can be made on the stove-top or in the Instant Pot and is wonderful for any time of the year, even summer. The ingredients are simple, yet it's packed with flavor.
This is a recipe that should definitely make it on your make ahead freezer meal list.
Tender, delicious chocolate chip muffins that are healthier than your typical muffin. They're made with Greek yogurt, whole grains, and mini chocolate chips.
If you can't eat them all, they're great for a freezer-friendly snack or addition to a breakfast meal. Toss them in an airtight freezer bag and voila! Muffins all the time.
If you love Mexican food, this one's for you. This recipe makes a ton of leftovers that can be frozen to be eaten at a later time. There's chicken, brown rice, and plenty of vegetables making it a balanced meal. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to make.
You can make an entire batch in an aluminum casserole dish and freeze it for easy reheating, or cook one up and cut it into individual serving sizes to be stored in airtight containers.
An elevated version of the classic broccoli cheddar soup with a few special ingredients. It's creamy, cheesy and has big chunks of broccoli throughout.
You'll thank yourself for prepping this one ahead of time.
Creamy pasta dishes are almost a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. It's filled with juicy chicken, tons of spinach, and is tossed in a garlic Italian sauce.
This one can be stove-top only when preparing it, or you can throw it into the oven to make it into a pasta bake.
Now let's move on to even more healthy freezer-friendly recipes.
Breakfast can be one of the most rushed meals, so having something ready to go in advance can be a huge help. This egg casserole is easy and simple but packs a big flavor punch.
There's bacon, but there's also plenty of vegetables making it a perfect opportunity to add more veggies to your day, too!
More Healthy Freezer-Friendly Meals
If you love freezer-friendly recipes, here are a few more ideas from other food bloggers (who are also dietitians!)
- Make Ahead Freezer Veggie Breakfast Sandwiches from Kara Lydon Nutrition
- Italian Turkey Zucchini Meatballs from The Read Food Dietitians
- Thai Peanut Chicken from Smart Nutrition
- Vegetarian Lasagna from Love and Lemons
- Layered Beef Noodle Casserole from The Oregon Dietitian
- BBQ Chicken Meatballs from Meals with Maggie
- Three Bean Turkey Chili from Erica Julson