Freezer Meal Dinner Recipes

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Make ahead meals can be very helpful for those days when you are very busy and don't have time to cook. This page contains freezer meal dinner recipes.
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Amy Mahoney
May 17, 2006

This garlic-lovers favorite is an elegant vegetarian dish to keep in the freezer for special occasions or a delicious family meal.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Removed the crusts from the bread and soak in milk in a shallow dish for 10 minutes. Squeeze out any excess milk from the bread.
  2. Squeeze out any liquid from the spinach.
  3. Place bread, spinach, ricotta, eggs and Parmesan in a bowl and mix.
  4. Fold in flour.
  5. Refrigerate, covered for 1 hour.
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  6. Lightly dust your hands in flour and roll heaped teaspoons of the mixture into dumplings.
  7. Lower batches of the gnocchi into a large saucepan of boiling salted water.
  8. Cook for about 2 minutes, or until the gnocchi rise to the surface. Transfer to serving plate.
  9. Freeze at this point in plastic container.

To make the sauce:

Combine all the ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until the butter is nutty brown.

Freeze in plastic container.

Directions for preparing frozen meal:

  1. Drop gnocchi in boiling water again for less than a minute.
  2. Heat sauce in saucepan just until simmering. Stir constantly.
  3. Drizzle sauce over hot gnocchi.

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Cynthia Smith
May 31, 2006

Kids are notoriously hard to please when it comes to eating, but not anymore! This dish combines two childhood (and adult) favorites for sure success anytime!

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Ingredients:

Directions:

Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain. In the meantime, cook the ground meat and onion until the meat is brown then drain off the fat. Stir in water and the taco seasoning mix. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for about two minutes stirring occasionally. Stir in the cooked pasta, corn, 1 cup of the shredded cheese, olives, salsa and Chile peppers.

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Divide the mixture evenly between two lightly greased 2-quart casseroles. Wrap both in moisture-proof wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

To serve frozen taco spaghetti, thaw in a refrigerator overnight (its okay if the mixture is still a bit icy at baking time). Cover and bake at 375 degrees F for about 1 hour or until thoroughly heated, stirring once about halfway through. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and serve with lettuce and tomato.

Taco spaghetti yields 6 servings per casserole.

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Cynthia Smith
May 1, 2006

Say goodbye to generic jarred pasta sauces and experience your own restaurant quality meaty pasta sauce any day of the week. Prepare large batches in advance, freeze and enjoy with every pasta meal.

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Amy Mahoney
May 17, 2006

Great as an appetizer or main meal, these beef-filled cabbage rolls are sure to please.

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Cynthia Smith
May 9, 2006

Turkey isn't just for the holidays! Turkey cooks up just like chicken does and is sure to be a welcome treat anytime!

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Cynthia Smith
May 2, 2006

This delicious dinner dish can be baked in a large casserole dish or in two smaller dishes to suit any size family! Either way, try this dish served with sour cream and enjoy an entirely new, rich and creamy dinner treat!

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Cynthia Smith
May 23, 2006

We all crave comfort food on trying days, but often lack the energy to make it for ourselves. Enjoy this frozen casserole whenever you want by preparing it ahead for any occasion!

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Amy Mahoney
May 16, 2006

This easy version of a traditional Italian favorite is great to keep in the freezer in the event of unexpected company. Serve over linguine or fettuccine for a delicious and elegant dinner.

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Cynthia Smith
May 9, 2006

Treat yourself to a special meal when you really don't have the time to prepare it! This quick and easy special dish is perfect for busy weeknights or when you have unexpected guests.

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Amy Mahoney
May 3, 2006

This heart-healthy dish is low fat, high fiber and packed with protein and veggies. However, the authentic South West flavor will ensure that it is a family favorite when topped with shredded cheddar and coupled with warm corn bread.

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Amy Mahoney
May 3, 2006

This versatile, crowd pleasing favorite can be served over pasta accompanied by garlic bread, salad and a great Cabernet for an elegant, easy dinner party. Or, serve on Italian Bread as a special addition to a casual barbecue.

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July 29, 2009

These vegetarian appetizers are as delicious as they are easy. Highly flavorful, your can guarantee your guests will go back for seconds and thirds.

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List of Ingredients:



Directions



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
  3. Clean mushrooms. Remove and save stems.
  4. Finely chop stems.
  5. In a saucepan, sauté the onions and stems in olive oil until soft.
  6. Add garlic salt and pepper.
  7. Mix in breadcrumbs.
  8. Mix in cheese.
  9. Use a teaspoon to fill mushroom caps with stuffing.
  10. Place stuffed mushrooms on cookie sheet and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  11. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown on top.

Freeze in a single layer in a thin, covered container.

Directions for preparing frozen mushrooms:

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Cooked mushrooms can be frozen and heated in a 350-degree oven for about 15 minutes.




Vegetarian Stuffed Mushrooms (Freezer Meal)

My mouth is watering just from reading the recipe! Thanks for sharing. (05/11/2006)

By Maryeileen

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July 9, 2009

(There aren't many recipes this good that call for only five ingredients! With just a couple of short cuts and a little effort, you can enjoy your own Sloppy Joes whenever you want to!


In a large saucepan (Dutch oven), cook beef over medium heat until it is no longer pink and then drain the excess fat. Stir in the catsup, relish and soup mix and then heat thoroughly. Cool and freeze in a container for up to three months.

To serve Sloppy Joes, thaw in the refrigerator, heat thoroughly in a saucepan and serve on hamburger buns.

Awesome Sloppy Joes yields 14 servings.




Awesome Sloppy Joes (Freezer Meal)

These sound great. I am going to make a batch and divide up for freezer, as dh doesnt care for sloppy joes, but dd and I like them. Thank you for sharing. (05/04/2006)

By jmz2005



Awesome Sloppy Joes (Freezer Meal)

haven't had a sloopy joe so it sounds good (05/04/2006)

By Annie Rios Hill

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