Stock Your Freezer with These Reheat-and-Eat Dinners

updated Nov 16, 2023
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You know those nights when you really cannot fathom cooking dinner or even venturing out for takeout? Your freezer wants to help you on those nights by being well-stocked with some heat-and-eat dinners from your past self.

Stocking your freezer doesn’t have to a weekend-long affair with lots of pre-planning, though. Instead you can just double up on staples, eat them once, and then stash the rest away as a gift to your future self. These are 10 of my favorite meals that freeze well and reheat like a dream.

Reheat-and-Eat Dinners

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Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli
This slow cooker recipe make you fall in love with the bean and pasta Italians know best.
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Stir-Fry Freezer Meals

This recipe is specifically designed for freezing, but you can cook all the components for dinner one night and freeze the leftovers too.

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Slow-Cooked Bolognese Sauce
A recipe for Italian Bolognese sauce that can be made in the slow cooker or on the stove.
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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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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
In this beef stroganoff, hearty pieces of inexpensive beef cook alongside mushrooms, onion, and broth in the slow cooker.
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Easy Vegetarian Tikka Masala
Unlike most meat-free versions of tikka masala, this one has lots of hearty vegetables, like cauliflower, thick-cut carrots, and peas.
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Easy One-Pot Chicken Taco Soup
Loaded with juicy chicken, hearty black beans, and sweet corn, this quick soup was made with weeknight dinners in mind.
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Spicy, savory, and tender pork shoulder.
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Freezer Taco Kits

This recipe is designed for freezing everything, from the beef to the tortillas. All you’ll need to add at the end is some cheese and salsa.

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Freezer-Friendly Roasted Vegetable Burritos with Black Beans and Rice

If you love to buy freezer burritos, then these freeze-and-reheat burritos are going to be your new budget BFF. You can reheat them in the microwave or use a skillet to crisp and reheat them any time.

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