The best large family freezer meals are easy to make, with simple ingredients. Get the recipes here.
You know those days when you get out of bed late, and everything that happens next seems to snowball until your day is one big mess?
By suppertime, you’re ready to throw in the towel and call for pizza. (Again.)
Well, you can make everything much easier on yourself with just a little prep work, and this list of large family freezer meals.
This list is gonna come in handy over and over, so make sure you bookmark it or pin it!
And by the way, don’t miss out on my other lists of large family friendly meals:
FYI, every recipe in this list and my other recommended lists are easy, cheap meals with simple ingredients that I make for my family of 8 on a regular basis (with a couple I just discovered and will be adding to our meal plan ASAP!).
Let’s dive in!
The Best Large Family Freezer Meals
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I love having these on hand for easy lunches. (Don’t tell the kids, but they have veggies hidden in them!)
These freeze really well, and they’re so yummy!
Easy Freezer Meatballs
This easy freezer meatballs recipe is easy, economical, delicious and can be made with either ground turkey, ground beef, or a mix of both.
Perfectly prepared in bulk batches, tastes better than store-bought, and always there for you when life gets busy.
Million Dollar Casserole
Don’t worry. This one doesn’t cost a million bucks…it just tastes like it!
To make it freezer friendly: Treat it just like a lasagna: Assemble, wrap tightly, freeze immediately. Don’t bother refrigerating first – as it freezes, the flavors will marry.
When you’re ready to bake, cover the top with a sheet of tented foil and bake for 45 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Crock Pot Cilantro Lime Shredded Chicken
Make a big batch, then use it for everything from tacos and burritos to rice bowls and salads.
Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers
Use any type of peppers you prefer to make this freezer friendly stuffed bell pepper recipe!
Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
Looking for a new meatless meal idea? This chili sounds delicious! Especially for Cincinnati area folks who have no problem with a little chocolate in their chili. (Seriously, try it.)
Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole
There’s something about the chicken bacon ranch combination that makes my mouth water every time!
To make this one freezer friendly (so easy): Assemble it the same way, and freeze right in the casserole dish. You can bake it from frozen, but it will cook more evenly if you let it thaw in the fridge first.
You may need to give it a good stir after baking, or midway through.
(Use spinach or broccoli…or skip the green stuff if the kids won’t eat it, and serve fresh veggies on the side instead.)
Versatile Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos
There are so many options here, you’re bound to have these ingredients on hand!
(Bonus…breakfast is done before your coffee.)
Honey Dijon Chicken
For the Mama desperately looking for freezer meals that don’t have tomatoes in the recipe, daggonit.
(That used to be me, too! I usually end up replacing diced tomatoes with tomato sauce since they don’t seem to object to that.)
This looks perfect for an overcast, chilly day.
Crock Pot Ham and Beans
Could this be the perfect cold weather food?
Cool the recipe, then dump into a big freezer bag, or freezer container. Thaw and heat to serve.
Apple Sausage Hash Casserole
I haven’t tried this one yet, but boy does it look delicious! Packed with great ingredients I know my family would love (and I usually have on hand), which makes this one a winner.
Crock Pot Chicken and Bacon “Crack”
Obviously an addicting recipe. 😉 Make batches ahead of time, then you can pour this chicken over noodles, leftover mashed potatoes, or your favorite bed of food.
Here’s a simple rice dish you can make for a meatless night. Or freeze in batches as a side dish.
Pesto Chicken Bake
Here’s a yummy chicken casserole that’s a little different! I’ll admit that I don’t always have pesto on hand, but ever since I found it at Aldi I have started to stock up on it.
Big Batch Chinese Beef
Perfect name for a yummy large family freezer meal!
Tater Tot Casserole With Beef and Veggies
Definitely a kid friendly meal.
White Chicken Chili
You can freeze this one before or after cooking and enjoy the leftovers in a few weeks!
More Freezer Meal Ideas
Freeze a big batch of pancakes or waffles.
Muffins of any kind freeze well for a good breakfast option.
Maple Glazed Salmon – Cut your salmon down and cover it with the marinade. Freeze until you’re ready to bake.
These crowd pleasing freezer meals make feeding your large family easier than ever!
The next time your day starts off rough, at least you know dinner is already done.
What’s your favorite freezer meal recipe?