Recently, I stocked my freezer with 16 single serving meals that can be pulled out and put in the oven… and just in time for Fall weather! Here is the list of the three casseroles that I made. I won’t supply the complete recipe and instructions here, but here are the links to the recipes on the original websites:
- 20 Minute Tuscan Pasta (Freezer Meal) by Six Sisters Stuff
- Mini Freezer-Friendly Individual Lasagna by Money Saving Mom
- Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole by Money Saving Mom
The whole process took about two hours. Not bad for 16 meals! I began by putting the rice and chicken in the steamer, as I knew that would take about an hour. While that was cooking, I cooked up the hamburger. I actually cut the lasagna recipe into a third, so I only used a pound this time.
Next came assembling the mini lasagnas by layering them in mini loaf pans.
Lasagna ready for the oven! Initially, they are baked for a short time before freezing.
While the lasagna baked, I started assembling the Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole according to the instructions. By now the rice and chicken were finished cooking and ready to use.
All the ingredients were combined and mixed together in a big bowl. Then, I split this casserole into about six mini-loaf pans and set aside.
Then the lasagna came out of the oven! I set them aside to cool before freezing. YUMMMMM!
Next, I began prepping the Tuscan Chicken Pasta according to the instructions. This recipe is delicious! First, I prepped the creamy sauce that is the base for the casserole. It is YUMMY!
Once the sauce was ready, I mixed in the rest of the ingredients.
Preparing for Freezer
Then, I split this recipe up into five mini loaf pans. I covered each one in plastic and foil. On the foil, I wrote the name of the casserole, with all the baking instructions. I can tell you I have thoroughly enjoyed these and they are so convenient! Although it took 2 hours, I love that I cooked three recipes, got 16 meals and only had to do dishes/clean-up once!! Talk about convenience, I either grab a mini loaf pan and put it in the fridge in the morning to thaw all day or cook the frozen one at night after work… but either way, there’s no cooking or clean up required! (The original recipes are linked at the top of the page and discuss whether each meal is baked thawed or frozen, please refer back there for specific details about cooking!)
What kind of meals do you like to make and freeze? Let me know in the comments!