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20 of the best freezer-friendly meals
What’s for dinner tonight? Is this a question you frequently ask yourself or maybe you constantly get asked? Let’s get that question answered. All you need is a free afternoon, some freezer-friendly recipes and a list of ingredients.
When it comes to freezer-friendly meals, you’ve got to make sure you pick a suitable recipe. As a rule of thumb, go for stews, mince recipes, soups, casseroles and pies over stir-fries, salads, and roasts. Here are some of our recipe recommendations.
Beef Shin Ragu
The Italian word ‘Ragù’ more or less means a meaty sauce for pasta (Bolognese is a type of ragù). This beef shin version is a lovely way to make a rich, flavoursome sauce using a very economical cut. I like the way the meltingly tender chunks of meat add a great texture to the sauce too. The sauce freezes well so it’s easy to whip up a quick meal on a weeknight, or you can use the slow cooker for the ragù during the day and cook the pasta when you get home.
Mince, Spinach & Mushroom Lasagne
Lasagna is one of those dishes that seems like it is going to be tricky and time-consuming to make, but is actually surprisingly easy to prepare. This recipe makes a big batch, so it is a great dish to make to feed a crowd, but it is also a good option for meal prepping as it freezes well. It's also vege-packed with generous helpings of spinach and mushrooms.
We believe some things in life are worth taking a little time over, and lasagne is definitely one of them. It's one of the world’s most beloved meals, and for good reason; it’s tasty, rich, comforting soul food. This recipe makes a huge lasagne, so it’s great for a crowd – or make two smaller ones and freeze one.
Family Pasta Bake
One for the family for those Sunday nights, when all you really want is to chill out with a lazy meal in front of the television and a glass of wine, before the week roars into life the next day. Leftovers are great for heating up to make an easy family meal or office lunch the next day. Suitable for toddlers.
Posted by Shawn Moodie