Freezer Meals

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This is not a list of make-ahead meals to store in the freezer, much as I appreciate those. Instead, this list grew out of my recent freezer (and pantry) inventory and reflects the meals I can make right now (more or less) using ingredients I have on hand. It’s long and it’s not an actual meal plan, as such. It only includes food I have on hand right now, too. And that will probably change as I plan to pick up some stew meat over the weekend (good sale). And I did include a couple of things that aren’t meals, but reminders of what I can or want to do with other items in my freezer!

Freezer Meals

Parmesan Tilapia

  • Freezer: tilapia
  • Pantry: breadcrumbs, Italian spices
  • Fridge/Fresh: Parmesan cheese, mayo

Horseradish Tilapia

  • Freezer: tilapia
  • Pantry: breadcrumbs
  • Fridge, Fresh: horseradish, mayo, Dijon mustard

White Fish & Veggie Casserole

  • Freezer: white fish
  • Pantry: canned tomatoes, dill, onions, oil
  • Fridge, Fresh: mayo, carrots, celery

Balsamic Tilapia & Spinach Salad

  • Freezer: tilapia
  • Pantry: oil, balsamic vinegar, herbs & spices
  • Fridge, Fresh: spinach, carrots, tomatoes

Maple Soy Glazed Salmon

  • Freezer: salmon
  • Pantry: soy sauce, maple syrup, oil, garlic
  • Fridge, Fresh: ginger root

Broiled Salmon w/Tomato & Onion Pan Sauce

  • Freezer: salmon
  • Pantry: canned tomatoes, onion, oil
  • Fridge, Fresh: basil or parsley

Shrimp Fra Diavalo

  • Freezer: shrimp
  • Pantry: tomatoes, chili flakes, oil, white wine, oregano
  • Fridge, Fresh: basil, parsley

Buffalo Wings

  • Freezer: chicken wings, butter
  • Pantry: franks red hot sauce, herbs and spices
  • Fridge, Fresh: blue cheese dressing

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos

  • Freezer: chicken
  • Pantry: black beans, herbs and spices
  • Fridge, Fresh: lime juice, cilantro

Southwest Chicken Stew

  • Freezer: chicken, corn
  • Pantry: canned tomatoes or salsa, black beans
  • Fridge, Fresh: cream cheese

Chicken and Dumplings

  • Freezer: chicken, peas, corn, broth, butter
  • Pantry: flour, bouillon, onions
  • Fridge, Fresh: carrots, potatoes, egg

Chicken Pot Pie

  • Freezer: chicken, peas, corn, broth, butter
  • Pantry: flour, bouillon, onions
  • Fridge, Fresh: carrots, potatoes

Oven Fajitas

  • Freezer: chicken strips
  • Pantry: spices, oil, onion
  • Fridge, Fresh: peppers, tortillas

Chicken w/Peppers and Olives

  • Freezer: chicken strips
  • Pantry: oil, couscous, onions
  • Fridge, Fresh: peppers, olives, capers

Chicken Parmesan

  • Freezer: chicken cutlets, red sauce
  • Pantry: breadcrumbs, flour, seasoning, oil, pasta
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, Parmesan

Chicken w/Pan Sauce

  • Freezer: chicken cutlets, butter
  • Pantry: seasoning, oil, wine
  • Fridge, Fresh: capers, dijon

Chicken Kafta Kebabs

  • Freezer: ground chicken
  • Pantry: roasted red peppers, seasonings, oil
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, parsley

Chicken Burgers

  • Freezer: ground chicken
  • Pantry: seasoning
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, condiments

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

  • Freezer: ground chicken
  • Pantry: Franks red hot sauce, seasonings
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, blue cheese dressing

Korean Beef

  • Freezer: ground beef
  • Pantry: soy sauce, sesame oil
  • Fridge, Fresh: romaine lettuce, mushrooms, ginger, garlic

Beef Empanadas

  • Freezer: ground beef, discos
  • Pantry: oil, olives, raisins, seasonings
  • Fridge, Fresh: sofrito

Tacos

  • Freezer: ground beef
  • Pantry: taco seasonings, onion, beans, rice
  • Fridge, Fresh: salsa, cheese, avocado

Meatballs

  • Freezer: ground beef
  • Pantry: breadcrumbs, herbs and spices
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, Parmesan

Burgers

  • Freezer: ground beef
  • Pantry: seasonings
  • Fridge, Fresh: cheese, condiments

Pumpkin Chile

  • Freezer: ground beef or turkey
  • Pantry: pumpkin, tomatoes onion, seasonings
  • Fridge, Fresh: green onions

Pork and Hominy Stew

  • Freezer: pork chops
  • Pantry: hominy, pinto beans, onion, seasonings, tomatoes (?)
  • Fridge, Fresh: carrots, celery, garlic

Pineapple Glazed Pork Chops

  • Freezer: pork chops
  • Pantry: pineapple, apricot jam
  • Fridge, Fresh:

Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup

  • Freezer: Italian sausage
  • Pantry: oil, white beans, broth or bouillon, onion
  • Fridge, Fresh: kale, carrots, celery

Sausage and Cheese Pizza

  • Freezer: Italian sausage, pizza dough, red sauce
  • Pantry: oil, seasonings
  • Fridge, Fresh: mozzarella cheese

Ham Salad

  • Freezer: ham
  • Fridge, Fresh: mayo, pickles,

Ham and Cheese Pie

  • Freezer: ham, butter, eggs
  • Pantry: flour, salt
  • Fridge, Fresh: cheese, milk

Egg McMuffins

  • Freezer: eggs, ham
  • Pantry: roasted red peppers, seasonings, oil
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg, parsley

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

  • Freezer: roasted butternut squash
  • Pantry: curry powder, onion
  • Fridge, Fresh: apple, milk/cream

Hashbrown Casserole

  • Freezer: hashbrowns, ground meat or sausage
  • Pantry: seasonings, onion
  • Fridge, Fresh: eggs, cheese, milk

Granola w/Sliced Almonds

  • Freezer: sliced almonds
  • Pantry: rolled oats, oil, honey, spices, dried fruit

Spiced, Roasted Almonds

  • Freezer: whole almonds, butter (or)
  • Pantry: spices, sugar, oil (if not butter)
  • Fridge, Fresh: egg white

This manages to be both really long and not at all comprehensive. But I think between this list and my Pantry Meals list, I’ve got a very good starting point for making up a list of possible meals in March!

 

 

 

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Freezer Meals

  1. It definitely sounds like you have a well stocked freezer! Knowing what you have on hand and what you can make with it is wonderful, I think, and a blessing on those especially busy days. March meal planning should be easy.

    1. Thanks Traycee! I’m looking forward to March, as I kind of think I’m a little bit shopped out, actually.

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