If you’re an empty nester or just need smaller proportioned meals, you’ll love this collection of 20 Freezer Meals For Two. You’ll find a variety of mealtime recipes that you can make ahead and freeze, or prep for the freezer and cook later. From casseroles to stews and from pizza to burritos, you’ll find delectable dishes that can easily be thawed and cooked or reheated when you’re too busy or too tired to cook.
These dinner freezables will make your life easier by doing just a little work now for a stress-free time later. Be sure to check out these convenient and time-saving recipes to add to your freezable dinner rotation. No more intimidation around making a pie crust for this comfort food staple. Use biscuits to make these mini-sized chicken pot pies. Perfect for freezer meals.
Organize Your Freezer
You may be thinking about your freezer storage, I have you covered there. You can buy freezer bags and lay them flat or add reusable freezer containers. If you have a slow cooker that is awesome, but not necessary. Here’s the small slow cooker I have: 3-1/2 Quart Slow Cooker Any size works, but a smaller one works for us.
What’s nice about prepping meals ahead of time, you never have to think about what’s for dinner TONIGHT. Make a mental note to pull a bag or container from the freezer the night before and place it in the refrigerator for the dinner the next day. Hooray, dinner is ready to cook and the prepping is already done. Choose a meal for a slow cooker, a soup pot, pressure cooker, or something to barbecue. Life is so good, right?
Tips For Prepping Freezer Meals
I would start with a chopping board and a good knife. Be sure and use separate ones for all the meats. No need to cross-contaminate during our meal prep. Remember you can pick and choose a few meals to make each week. You may want to start small with two to three meals in bags or containers. That’s two or three meals ready to cook or bake! Yay!
Don’t Buy Cheap Bags
Please buy good freezer bags or you may have leaks or broken bags. Your freezer meals are only as good as the containers or bags you place them in.
Have a few supplies ready before you start your meal prepping. Every recipe will use different supplies. Have some permanent markers, labels, foil containers, freezer bags, or plastic freezer containers ready to use.
20 Freezer Meals For Two
1. Mini Chicken Pot Pie
Mini Chicken Pot Pie Biscuits by Live Simply
No more intimidation around making a pie crust for this comfort food staple. Use biscuits to make these mini-sized chicken pot pies. Perfect for freezer meals
2.Baked Italian Meatballs
Baked Italian Meatballs by Thriving Home Blog
Freezer-friendly meatballs have so many uses for mealtime. From spaghetti and meatballs to meatball subs to meatball sliders, you can always find a use for these. Bake up a batch today!
3. Stuffed Pasta Shells
Stuffed Pasta Shells With Spinach, Pesto, Peppers and Mozzarella by Crunch And Cream
Perfect for a Meatless Monday meal, or if you’re vegetarian, this zesty pasta dish is full of freezable goodness.
4. Simple Shepherd’s Pie
Simple Shepherd’s Pie by Christina’s Cucina
Fun fact: did you know that when this dish is made with beef instead of lamb, the correct term is Cottage Pie? Either way, this is a deliciously simple recipe to make and freeze.
5. Three Bean Sweet Potato Chili
Three Bean Sweet Potato Chili by A Virtual Vegan
Crank up your slow cooker and get ready to make this budget-friendly, hands-off, and freezer-friendly chili.
6. Easy Chicken Marinades
Easy Chicken Marinades by Carmy
These five easy and mouth-watering marinades are just perfect to snuggle 2 chicken breasts in a zip-lock bag and freeze for later use. Meal planning made easy!
7. Instant Pot Lasagna
Instant Pot Lasagna by Recipe From A Pantry
With this versatile lasagna recipe, you can either assemble it and put it in the freezer for later, or go ahead and cook it, let it cool and freeze. If you do the later, you can easily divide the lasagna for two smaller portions.
8. Freezer Friendly Taquitos
Freezer Friendly Taquitos by See You Think You Can Cook
These taquitos are super easy to put together, and you can make as many or as few as you want, depending on if you want them as appetizers, snacks or as a full meal.
9. Twice Baked Potatoes
Twice Baked Potatoes by Carlsbad Cravings
If you’re a potato lover you definitely want to keep these twice baked potatoes in your freezer meal rotation schedule. They make a great side item or a great meal if you load them up with some rotisserie shredded chicken and other yummy toppings.
10. Homemade Frozen Pizza
Homemade Frozen Pizza by Every Nook And Cranny
This is a brilliant idea: make your homemade personal-sized pizza ahead of time and freeze! Top with all your favorites, customized just for you.
11. Mini Taco Beef and Bean Pies
Mini Taco Beef & Bean Pies by Kylee Cooks
Make a batch of these adorable hand pies and freeze the remainder for a quick and savory meal for another time.
12. Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches
Make Ahead Freezer Breakfast Sandwiches by The Suburban Soapbox
Whether you make these sandwiches for breakfast or have them for lunch or dinner, you’ll love the convenience of having them stashed in your freezer for a quick meal. Tip: to get those trademark round egg shapes, bake them in either a jumbo muffin pan or ramekins.
13. Omelet & Potato Bites
Omelet And Potato Breakfast Bites by Ella Claire Inspired
Still on the breakfast for dinner train? Me, too. I love the idea of making these omelet and potato breakfast bites because you can make as many or as few as want to keep in the freezer. The best part? You can personalize these to your taste buds’ content!
14. Cooking For Two Baked Ziti
Cooking For Two Baked Ziti by A Little Bolt Of Life
For pasta and meat lovers, you’ll want to keep your freezer stocked with this simple and filling pasta meal. Serve with a quick side salad and some garlic bread and you’re set!
15. Veggie Burgers 3 Ways
Freezer Friendly Veggie Burgers 3 Ways by Wholefully
Here’s a healthy alternative to meat-based burgers. These variations on veggie burgers are freezer-friendly and will be a tasty addition for your burger-inspired meals.
16. Freezer Crockpot Beef Stew
Freezer Crockpot Beef Stew by Live Simply
Who doesn’t love a hearty beef stew? If you aren’t a fan of leftovers after you make this, just divide the recipe into two freezer bags for smaller portions. Win-win!
17. Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken
Instant Pot Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Chicken by Awefilled Homemaker
Freeze this yummy sun-dried tomato chicken and then use your pressure cooker to transform it into dinner-time goodness. You can easily divide this recipe into two freezer bags for two meals.
18. Potato & Sausage Hand Pies
Potato And Sausage Hand Pies by Tastes Of Lizzy T
Whether you’re taking a shortcut and using prepared mashed potatoes or making your own, this is a simple and filling meal to make ahead and freeze. Serve with a veggie on the side and enjoy.
19. Pancake Recipe-Freezes Well
Pancake Recipe That Freezes Well by Happy Money Saver
Having pancakes for dinner is a quick and delicious way to end your day, especially if your flapjacks have already been made. Use this recipe to make a batch and freeze the leftovers for later!
20. Chicken & Black Bean Burritos
Chicken And Black Bean Freezer Burritos by The Lemon Bowl
With the help of rotisserie chicken, a can of black beans, and a jar of salsa, you can whip up this delicious burrito mix quickly, assemble it in a jiffy and freezer for later. Super simple meal planning!
I hope you try some of these freezer meals for yourself or take some to a family in need. You may even know a college student who could use some easy freezer meals. Thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda