Inexpensive Meals You Can Freeze for Later

Meals you can freeze

One of the main questions that people have about meals you can freeze is whether you need to have a large freezer to make them. The answer is no. You can make and store your freezer meals in a standard-size freezer. Keep your freezer organized and prevent crowding by limiting the amount of frozen food you buy and eating your freezer meals soon after making them.

Meals You Can Freeze


Buttermilk Pancakes

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups buttermilk

2 tablespoons sugar

2 large eggs

1 tablespoon canola oil

Combine dry ingredients. Combine buttermilk, eggs and canola oil. Whisk buttermilk mixture thoroughly and add to dry ingredients. Stir until mixture is combined but still slightly lumpy. Use 1/2 cup of batter for each pancake. Cook on a griddle that has been heated to 350 degrees. Let pancakes cool thoroughly and place in gallon-sized freezer-safe bags before freezing.


Fried Chicken Tenders

1 cup all-purpose flour

2 cups panko breadcrumbs

3 eggs, beaten

20 chicken tenderloins

1 teaspoon black pepper

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon salt

2 quarts of peanut oil

Combine flour, black pepper, cayenne, onion powder, garlic powder and salt in a shallow bowl. Place the panko breadcrumbs and beaten eggs in two separate bowls. Heat the oil in a deep fryer to 375 degrees. Dip tenderloins in flour, then eggs, then panko breadcrumbs. Add to oil in small batches. Fry for 8 minutes. Let cool completely before placing in freezer-safe and freezing.


Chicken Pot Pie

1 17oz package puff pastry sheets

1/4 cup butter

2 large onions finely chopped

1 10oz box frozen mixed vegetables

3 cups chicken broth

1/4 cup heavy cream

3 cups cubed cooked chicken

2 teaspoons white pepper

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon butter

1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Press a puff pastry sheet into 2-quart casserole. Heat butter in skillet then add mixed vegetables and onions. Cook for five minutes then add flour and cook for three more minutes. Stir in cream and broth. Add pepper and salt then remove from heat. Spoon the mixture into the casserole. Cut remaining puff pastry sheet into strips and weave a lattice pattern over the filling; bake for 45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Let cool before covering and freezing.


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