Frozen Dinner Recipes

Sharon - posted on 10/23/2008 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Hello Everyone!

I'm looking for some great recipes that I can make on the weekend and freeze. Then pop them in the oven when I'm ready to cook during the week. Any ideas on good frozen dinner recipes? Thanks!

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Erika - posted on 11/01/2008

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I am a weekend cooker/freezer as well. some of my favorites are homemade mac and cheese in a large foil pan with pieces of turkey Kielbasi. And burritos freeze really well. I use chicken breast or turkey meat, mix in the fajita/burrito powder and cilantro. Roll up in soft burrito shells with salsa, chicken, taco cheese. place in row, tight fitting and freeze. YUM.

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Sarah - posted on 11/07/2008

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Frozen dinner recipe - Stuffed Shells



Mix:

1 small container ricotta

2 eggs

1 c mozzarella cheese

1/2 c parm cheese

1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed (optional)



In bottom of 9 x 13 pan, spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce. Fill 24 cooked large pasta shells with about 1 Tbsp of mix and place in pan in 3 rows. Pour the rest of the sauce over the shells and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake at 400 for 35 min. if thawed, probably an hour if frozen. IF IN A GLASS PAN FROZEN, PUT THE DISH IN THE OVEN WHILE YOU HEAT IT OR PAN MAY EXPLODE!

Bettina - posted on 11/05/2008

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My kids are 2 and 6 and absolutely gobble up these enchiladas. I make em as follows. I brown and cook up hamburger with taco seasoning. I cook rice (white or brown) and mix it with the meat. I take a can of brown beans with tomato sauce and puree it, I use this instead of refried beans, it tastes almost the same but is soo much cheaper. I put some of the beans on a tortilla down the middle, put some cheese on then the rice mix, a little more cheese on top, roll it up. Put in a casserole dish. Mix a can of cream of chicken soup, some mild salsa and depending on how much sauce I want a bit of milk together. Pour over enchiladas. Top with cheese. Either freeze now or bake until hot and bubbly. Yummi I freeze them in the disposable alu dishes with lids and label them, put in the freezer. When there is a quick meal needed, this frozen dinner recipe comes in mega handy.

Lisa - posted on 11/01/2008

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I often fry up 4-5 lbs. of hamburger (add onion, green peppers, etc - whatever you like) and drain/rinse really well. Divide up into 1 lb. portions and freeze in ziplock bags - ready for quick casseroles during the week - or tacos, sloppy joes, etc. I also chop up onion, peppers, garlic . . . and keep frozen, so it cuts down prep time immensely during the week. I honestly think the best plan for me has been preparing a weeks worth of menus (including side dishes, vegetables, etc) and posting it on the fridge. Takes the need for any 'thought' away - and after a long day of work I don't want to think anymore than I have to!

User - posted on 10/31/2008

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May favourite thing to do is take a roasting chicken, cut out the backbone (your can to this carefully with a really sharp knife or with a pair of poultry shears), turn it over and smash with your fist to squash the breastbone so the chicken lies flat. Then put it in a freezer bag with half a jar of prepared pesto sauce and one lemon cut in to wedges and freeze. When you're ready to serve, make sure you thaw the chicken fully and bake at 350-375 for 45 min to an hour, depending on your oven. I usually cut up a bunch of root veggies, like squash, sweet potato, and carrots, place them in the bottom of the roaster, lay the chicken on top and cook all together. When the chicken is done, sometimes the veggies need to go back in the oven with the chicken rests to brown up a little, and sometimes they don't. I usually serve with wild rice.

Pam - posted on 10/27/2008

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The three recipes I've done with my frozen meal groups at various times. I've got a lot more but too long to type on, wish this place has an attachment feature I can scan the recipes in and attach.



Frozen dinner recipes -



I don't know if it's still there but I got a recipe that's really got at www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeId=36697. It's for Texas T-Bones. It was very good when I made it with my frozen dinner group.



Classic Chili

1 lb ground beef cooked

2 garlic cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic

2 T chili powder

1 t cumin

28 oz crushed tomatoes

15 oz kidney beans

1 onion, chopped

1/2 can green chilies

2 T tomato paste

Cook on high 3-4 hours low 5-7 hours (slow cooker)



There are some good recipes from the Cook it and Forget it cookbook, I like (I think, it's been a long time since I've cooked it) Cooker Chops on page 138.



Ribs and Sauce

1/4 C veg oil

1/2 c minced onion

8 oz tomato sauce

1/2 c brown sugar

1/4 c white vinegar

1 T worcestershire

4 t chili powder

1/4 t dry mustard

ribs

thaw ribs and sauce. cook accordingly. Oven: 350 for 1.5 hours, covered with foil. Crock pot: 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Connie - posted on 10/27/2008

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I've assembled lasagnas in those disposable aluminum pans and burritos that I just rolled in aluminum foil.

Melissa - posted on 10/23/2008

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I just went to back to work and started using these frozen dinner recipes:

In 2 days I made: Chicken Cacciatore (see recipe in slow cooker thread), Beef Stew, Meat Loaf and mashed potatoes in single servings with each family members name (for portions), Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherds Pie, Roasted Pork Loin with Root veggies (again in single servings) and tomato sauce. HTH!

Sarah - posted on 11/07/2008

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Frozen dinner recipe - Stuffed Shells



Mix:

1 small container ricotta

2 eggs

1 c mozzarella cheese

1/2 c parm cheese

1/2 package frozen spinach, thawed (optional)



In bottom of 9 x 13 pan, spread a small amount of spaghetti sauce. Fill 24 cooked large pasta shells with about 1 Tbsp of mix and place in pan in 3 rows. Pour the rest of the sauce over the shells and sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake at 400 for 35 min. if thawed, probably an hour if frozen. IF IN A GLASS PAN FROZEN, PUT THE DISH IN THE OVEN WHILE YOU HEAT IT OR PAN MAY EXPLODE!

Bettina - posted on 11/05/2008

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My kids are 2 and 6 and absolutely gobble up these enchiladas. I make em as follows. I brown and cook up hamburger with taco seasoning. I cook rice (white or brown) and mix it with the meat. I take a can of brown beans with tomato sauce and puree it, I use this instead of refried beans, it tastes almost the same but is soo much cheaper. I put some of the beans on a tortilla down the middle, put some cheese on then the rice mix, a little more cheese on top, roll it up. Put in a casserole dish. Mix a can of cream of chicken soup, some mild salsa and depending on how much sauce I want a bit of milk together. Pour over enchiladas. Top with cheese. Either freeze now or bake until hot and bubbly. Yummi I freeze them in the disposable alu dishes with lids and label them, put in the freezer. When there is a quick meal needed, this frozen dinner recipe comes in mega handy.

Pam - posted on 10/27/2008

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The three recipes I've done with my frozen meal groups at various times. I've got a lot more but too long to type on, wish this place has an attachment feature I can scan the recipes in and attach.



Frozen dinner recipes -



I don't know if it's still there but I got a recipe that's really got at www.bettycrocker.com/recipes/recipe.aspx?recipeId=36697. It's for Texas T-Bones. It was very good when I made it with my frozen dinner group.



Classic Chili

1 lb ground beef cooked

2 garlic cloves or 1 tsp minced garlic

2 T chili powder

1 t cumin

28 oz crushed tomatoes

15 oz kidney beans

1 onion, chopped

1/2 can green chilies

2 T tomato paste

Cook on high 3-4 hours low 5-7 hours (slow cooker)



There are some good recipes from the Cook it and Forget it cookbook, I like (I think, it's been a long time since I've cooked it) Cooker Chops on page 138.



Ribs and Sauce

1/4 C veg oil

1/2 c minced onion

8 oz tomato sauce

1/2 c brown sugar

1/4 c white vinegar

1 T worcestershire

4 t chili powder

1/4 t dry mustard

ribs

thaw ribs and sauce. cook accordingly. Oven: 350 for 1.5 hours, covered with foil. Crock pot: 4-5 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low.

Melissa - posted on 10/23/2008

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I just went to back to work and started using these frozen dinner recipes:

In 2 days I made: Chicken Cacciatore (see recipe in slow cooker thread), Beef Stew, Meat Loaf and mashed potatoes in single servings with each family members name (for portions), Chicken Pot Pie, Shepherds Pie, Roasted Pork Loin with Root veggies (again in single servings) and tomato sauce. HTH!

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