10 Recipes That Turn a Bag of Frozen Veggies Into Dinner

updated Nov 30, 2023
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Frozen vegetables are a godsend. They typically cost less than their fresh counterparts, take a fraction of the time to prepare, since there’s no need to prep or wash them, and last indefinitely in the freezer. Items like frozen corn and broccoli florets are perfect for bulking up a meal, while frozen vegetable mixes and stir-fry blends are practically a dinner in one.

Here are 10 of our favorite recipes that transform a bag of frozen veggies into complete meals. From cozy broccoli soup to cheesy quesadillas, these comforting meals are just the thing to use up those frozen veggies stashed in your freezer.

Frozen Vegetable Dinner Ideas

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Potsticker Stir-Fry
How to turn frozen dumplings into a one-pan meal.
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Best Cheesy Quesadillas
Fill it with plain cheese and beans or with shrimp and avocado; the quesadilla is whatever you want to make it.
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Hot Corn Casserole
Fresh summer corn is cooked into an irresistible creamy casserole that plays the role of dip, side dish, or condiment.
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Stuffed Chicken Breast with Spinach & Cheese
Learn how to make a creamy, cheese spinach filling for stuffing golden juicy chicken breasts.
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Easy Shepherd's Pie
A few smart shortcuts, including a bag of frozen veggies and the use of a cast iron skillet, makes this the easiest shepherd's pie recipe.
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Roasted Broccoli & Cheddar Soup

The trick to transforming a standard 16-ounce bag of frozen broccoli florets into a comforting and flavorful soup is to quickly roast them in the oven. This gives the broccoli a rich flavor that’s perfect with crusty bread.

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Best Chicken Fried Rice Without a Wok
Here's everything you need to know about cooking chicken fried rice at home without a wok.
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The Best Creamy, Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice
The nostalgic casserole we love, made even easier with help from the slow cooker.
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Tater Tot Casserole
This hearty casserole easily feeds a hungry crowd and is an all-in-one protein, vegetables, and tots.
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Busy Philipps' 15-Minute Miracle Minestrone
In under 20 minutes, you can transform pantry and freezer staples into a very good minestrone soup.
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