The only thing better than a home-cooked dinner (or breakfast, or lunch) is one that takes almost no effort at all. But when you’re strapped for time, it’s easy to fall back on convenient staples like frozen pizza or takeout—we’re definitely guilty. So allow us to introduce you to our time-saving savior for homemade weeknight dinners: the freezer meal.
Meal-prepping and packing your freezer with fancy lasagnas and casseroles sounds time-consuming, but it’s easier to do than you’d think. A lot of simple foods you already make happen to be freezable and reheat like a dream. (If not, all it usually takes is a different baking dish or a modified cooking step to get them there.) Once your freezer is stocked, you’ll be able to save on weeknight prep time when the last thing you want to do is cook. Sound appealing? Start one of these 45 freezer meal recipes.