Freezer Recipes

Cook once, eat for days ... with freezer cooking! Our selection of freezer recipes are tried-and-true family favorites, updated for use with once-a-month-cooking methods.

New to the idea? Find everything you need to know to feed the freezer in your organized home:

Pizza Crust for Freezer Cooking

Yes, you can freeze home-made pizza--if you remember to add the cheese first, then top with sauce. This basic freezer pizza crust is yeasty and good.

A bonus! Use the bread machine or food processor to knead dough for easy assembly on cooking day.

Chicken Vol-au-Vents

At heart, this recipe is just creamed chicken--but pair it with puff pastry shells, and it's an elegant light meal.

Don't tell your guests that it's a good way to use up leftover cooked chicken!

Mim's Mexican Chicken

My grandmother, Mim Miller, was a wonderful cook. Her dishes, no matter how simple, were always seasoned with love.

This recipe, also known as King Ranch Chicken, is a favorite at pot luck suppers for the zesty flavor.

Frugal home cooks like it, too, because it stretches a little chicken a long way--and it's a great dish to disguise the last bits of turkey after Thanksgiving!

Ginger Chicken (Microwave)

Turn to the microwave when you want a fast, easy--and delicious--chicken main dish with an Asian spin.

This tasty bird makes a great meal paired with steamed rice and stir-fry vegetables, and the leftovers build a zesty chicken broth if simmered in a stockpot overnight.

Any leftover meat becomes the next day's Chicken Fried Rice!

Chicken-Biscuit Casserole

My childrens' grandmother, Dorothy Swain, shared this recipe with me when I was a new bride.

It's a great way to use up cooked chicken leftovers--and is still a favorite in our house.

Freeze before topping with biscuits for a hearty freezer meal.

Tarragon Chicken

Heart-healthy and replete with roasted vegetables, Tarragon Chicken gives a flavorful twist to oven-roasted chicken breasts.

Sticky Chicken

Juicy and flavorful, with a deep-brown chewy glaze, Sticky Chicken is a favorite Internet recipe of many families. Perfect for once-a-month cooking!

Chicken Pot-au-Feu

This rich and savory chicken stew has a beautiful golden color. Flavored with wine and fresh thyme, it complements the deeper flavors of chicken thighs and drumsticks.

This recipe, from a freezer cooking article in Sunset Magazine, is Dr. Steve Ewer's absolute favorite freezer meal. Cynthia likes it because it's tasty, thrifty, and improves in flavor when frozen!

Pair with Freezer Garlic Mashed Potatoes and add a salad for a complete--and quick!--meal.