Make a Freezer Meal Kit

Make a Freezer Meal Kit

Years ago in my couponing days, I found these pasta kits that came with all you needed to create a full dinner. No doubt you’ve seen similar kits for tacos, burritos, or even pizza.

Why not make your own kit and stash it in the freezer?

I did this yesterday, creating taco kits complete with seasoned taco meat, tortillas, and shredded cheese. We’ll thaw a kit in the fridge, reheat the meat, supplement with fresh lettuce and salsa. Voila!

Dinner is served.

You can make kits for pizza, tacos, burritos, and stirfry. Simply package the components individually and combine them in a larger freezer bag. Be sure to label it so that the fam can prepare dinner on their own on the night when you’re out.

31 Days of Freezer Cooking

For more ideas about how to make freezer cooking work for you, follow along with us here in October as I post 31 Days of Freezer Cooking. You can see past posts here.

For even more Freezer Cooking how-to’s you can also buy my book, Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook.

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Comments

  1. I started doing this a few months ago and we love it! I do sloppy joes (sloppy joe meat, shredded cheese and cooked rice for sloppy joe bowls(don’t do much bread; buns could also be put in there, of course!), stir fry, the ingredients for Mexican Chicken Skillet (chicken, peppers, onions, cheese, cooked rice) and a sweet potato and sausage hash that we love.

    Most of the time, I just make enough for an extra when cooking dinner anyways. None of these are difficult to cook anyways, but I like making good use of my time and having dinner in the freezer! Esp. for the hash, it’s nice to have sweet potatoes chopped and cooked ahead so I just throw everything in the skillet!

    I have loved your series this month!

  2. Amanda Yoder says:

    Can you do a post with more elaborate “recipe” for the stuff in the kits or at least with checklists of what to put in kits/suggestions of different kits at least? That would be helpful to people like me. I’m sure I know the information in my brain, but pulling it together is difficult for me!

  3. cool. this will make my meals much easier and i have a tendance to run out of tortillas before time to eat tacos. i already cook the taco meat and freeze it.

  4. I do this too, calling it sneaky taco meat. I throw in whatever puree or grated carrot, zuch or whatever is in season to the meat to stretch it further and boost nutrition. I’ll add mashed black beans if I don’t do veges, however I try to do both even if it’s pureed butternut squash. Hubs always asks what’s in this knowing I’ve done something sneaky.

  5. Jennifer says:

    Jessica –
    I saw you mention somewhere on this site that you buy cheese in bulk and split it up. Am I correct in thinking that you freeze the divided portions (not clear on whether you can you freeze shredded cheese or not)?
    Thank you!

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