10 Freezer-Friendly Casseroles for Busy Weeknights

updated Apr 20, 2023
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Do you have a bonus fridge or freezer? My family was just gifted a standing freezer for our garage, and I have daydreams of it stacked with organized bins of grab-and-go breakfasts, homemade ice cream, and prepared slow cooker meals.

I’m starting to fill it with casseroles that I can prep on Sunday afternoon and that can be halved — one portion being eaten that evening and the other frozen for future eating. After a few short weeks I’ll have a stash of casseroles that can save me on busy weeknights. Here are 10 casseroles that I’m starting with — all of them freeze well and can be easily split for eating now and on a busy weeknight.

Freezer-Friendly Casseroles

Future you will thank you for these frozen meals.

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Leftover Chili Baked Potato Casserole
This comfort food mash-up combines leftover chili with a cheesy baked potato topping for an easy and delicious casserole.
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Baked Ziti
Here's how to make an all-star baked ziti — one that's never dry, made with a generous amount of cheese, & layered for the ultimate eating experience.
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Ground Beef Taco Casserole
This recipe is everything you love about classic ground beef tacos baked into an easy casserole, then topped with lettuce, tomato, and shredded cheddar.
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Make-Ahead Creamy Mac and Cheese Casserole
A creamy, dreamy mac and cheese that you can prep days ahead of time and just pop in the oven.
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5-Ingredient Enchilada Casserole
Easy weeknight enchiladas are within reach, thanks to a grocery store shortcut.
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Cheesy Vegetarian Lasagna

Lasagna is one of those dishes that requires a lot of prep work — so it’s always valuable to make a double batch (or more) to stash in the freezer.

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BBQ Chicken Casserole
This Paleo-friendly weeknight casserole is loaded with shredded chicken breast and riced cauliflower, laced together with a homemade BBQ sauce.
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French Onion Soup Casserole
This French onion soup casserole takes everything your know about the homey dish and gives it a rich and luxurious update. Expect big flavor on this one!
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Cheesy Ravioli Pasta Bake

Pro-tip: You can prep this casserole for the freezer with minimal cooking. Sauce the mushrooms, but don’t worry about cooking the ravioli (it will get softened in the freezing and reheating process).

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Caramelized Onion, Ham, and Provolone Breakfast Bread Pudding

This is decidedly breakfast-for-dinner leaning, but it might be helpful to have a breakfast casserole in the freezer too. This one can be doubled for eating now and freezing later.

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