Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The *New and Improved* Top Ten Freezer Cooking Recipes!

The last time I wrote a "Top 10 Freezer Cooking Recipes" post (a year ago), I was fairly new to freezer cooking and working on building a solid repertoire. Many of those stand-bys have stuck (and some are still on my new list!), but a few new favorites have come along. Now I have far too many delicious freezer-friendly recipes to fit on a list of ten--but here are a few that stand out in the crowd!

Butterhorn Rolls

1) Butterhorns. These are awesome to go along with a meal. Or even to eat for breakfast. YUM.

2) Chicken Spaghetti. One of the few "casseroles" I frequently make and freeze. Ree Drummond, of course, will not lead you astray.

Blueberrry pancakes

3) Blueberry Pancakes or Banana Pancakes. I never would have thought that pancakes would taste good after they'd been frozen and then reheated, but it's true. They taste great....sooooo much better than buying frozen waffles or the like!


4) Chili. Soup in general freezes excellently. Another favorite is FishMama's Cheddar Vegetable Soup.

breakfast burritos

5) Freezer Breakfast Burritos. My husband loves it when I make these because they are a quick on-the-go breakfast for him. The fillings can be altered to your preference!

Blueberry Zucchini Bread

6) Blueberry Zucchini Bread. We love this bread in the summertime when zucchini and blueberries are in abundance. It is so moist.


7) Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Coffee Cake. This is not one of those healthy, everyday sort of recipes. This past Christmas I gave it away to family as Christmas presents!

The kneaded dough

8) Pizza Dough. Make sure you make this recipe successfully start to finish before you freeze it (so that you know you have the yeast/rising part down). We love this recipe for pizza dough, and it can be frozen after kneading. When you thaw it, it will rise.

Taco Meat

9) Enchiladas or Taco Meat. Simple, frugal, hunger-appeasing.

10) Lasagna. This was one of the 1st freezer recipes I ever tried, and it's a keeper!

I'm excited to get back into the swing of freezer cooking once all the beginning of pregnancy symptoms subside...

Linked to Top Ten Tuesday and Homemaking Link-Up.


  1. Wonderful looking recipes. Thanks for sharing, Alicia! If I ever manage to do some freezer cooking, I will refer to this list!

  2. I need to do some freezer cooking for days when I spend the majority of my time doing stuff outside (gardening), or freezing/canning. I didn't think of it until yesterday :/ I DO love to make a batch of pancakes and freeze the leftovers! I re-heat ours in the toaster - they have a better "fresh" texture that way.

  3. I'm making the burritos again this week. Yum! I'm going to try out PW's chicken spaghetti. I forgot about that recipe.

  4. Great list! I'm hungry while reading so it all looks amazing! (hurry home husband, I need dinner). I've had a hankering for some chili.

  5. Thank you!!! This is a wonderful list!! I go in spurts w/the freezer cooking. And the frozen pancake thing?..I do it all the time, my kids love it!

  6. I love freezer cooking too! You'll probably get a lot of traffic to this post. My OAMC Top 10 gets the most hits. Sounds like you have some winners!

  7. Great list and ideas, especially love the breakfast taquito idea, I do something similar when I have a large batch of beans I always make some bean and cheese burritos, love them.

  8. I agree wonderful list and ideas. They all look so great. I am sorry to hear that you are still feeling sick in the mornings. I pray that will pass real soon!

  9. I so want to do some freezer cooking, thanks so much for this list. Couple things... :) What do you put your meals in to freeze? I don't use aluminum and haven't found anything else to freeze meals in. I know I can freeze burritos and such in zip-locks, but what about casseroles? Thanks so much!


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