25 Freezer Meals for Back to School

Back to School Freezer Meal Recipes – 25 freezer meals to make the new school year a breeze. Casseroles, soups, quiche, breakfast, and our favorite pasta sauce. Freezer meals are great for those times when you are in a rush, don’t know what to make, or just want to make it easy for yourself. All of the recipes are easy to prepare and will easily feed a family of four. #freezermeal #casseroles #soup #mealprep

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It’s Back To School time! I’ve loved seeing everyone’s first day of school pictures on Facebook and Instagram. Since everyone will be crazy busy with activities and homework, I thought it would be a good time to share my favorite freezer meals.

I’ve collected 25 of my favorites. There are casseroles, soups, and I even threw in my favorite slow cooker pasta sauce. I have several of these recipes in my freezer right now. I LOVE pulling out a freezer meal and not having to cook once in a while!

Freezer Meal Tips

  • To freeze soup, let the soup cool completely. Portion out the soup into freezer bags or plastic containers.
  • You can reheat the soup on the stove or in the microwave.
  • If the reheated soup is too thick, add some broth or water until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • To freeze casseroles- cover the casserole dishes with plastic wrap and foil.
  • Write the baking instructions on the foil so you don’t have to find the recipe again later.
  • All of the casseroles can be frozen unbaked or baked.
  • To bake the casserole after freezing, thaw completely and bake as directed.
  • To reheat the casserole after freezing, thaw as much as possible. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake at 350ºF for 30 to 45 minutes, until warm.

Cracked Out Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

French Onion Chicken and Rice Bake recipe - chicken, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheddar cheese, rice and french fried onions - use rotisserie chicken and it is ready for the oven in 5 minutes! On the table in 20 minutes! Super quick weeknight casserole! We made this twice in a week it was so good.

French Onion Chicken & Rice Bake

The Ultimate Baked Spaghetti - cheesy spaghetti topped with Italian seasoned cream cheese, meat sauce and mozzarella cheese - SOOOO good! Makes a great freezer meal too! We ate this two days in a row!

The Ultimate Baked Spaghetti

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole - hash browns, sausage, eggs & cheese - can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready! Great for overnight guest and Christmas morning!

Sausage Hash Brown Breakfast Casserole

soup in a bowl

Turkey Noodle Soup

Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe - chicken, noodles, chicken soup, cheddar, bacon, Ranch and sour cream, topped with crushed Fritos. THE BEST chicken casserole. We eat this at least once a month. Everyone loves it!

Cracked Out Chicken Noodle Casserole

ladle of spaghetti sauce

Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake - great make-ahead pasta dish. Elbow macaroni, alfredo sauce, sour cream, ricotta, garlic, chicken, eggs, parmesan and mozzarella cheese. SO good!! We make this at least once a month! Can freeze half for later. This is THE BEST pasta casserole we've ever eaten!!!

Three Cheese Chicken Alfredo Bake

chili in a bowl with cheese and jalapenos

Firehouse Chili

French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole Recipe - egg noodles, french onion dip, cream of chicken soup, cheese, chicken topped with French fried onions - LOVE this casserole! Can make ahead and freezer for later. You can even split it between two foil pans - one for now and one for the freezer. Super easy main dish with only 6 ingredients that tastes great! Everyone RAVES about this casserole!

French Onion Chicken Casserole

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs - only 4 ingredients! Great recipe for a quick lunch, dinner or party. Smoky pulled pork tossed with BBQ sauce and cheese then baked in puff pastry. SO good! Can make ahead and freeze for later. We love to serve these with some coleslaw and extra BBQ sauce or Ranch for dipping. YUM! #pulledpork #partyfood #appetizer #tailgating

Pulled Pork Pastry Puffs

Cracked Out Quiche Recipe - homemade quiche filled with cheddar, bacon and ranch. SOOO good! Can make ahead of time and freeze unbaked for a quick breakfast/dinner later.

Cracked Out Quiche

spoonful of chicken casserole

Million Dollar Chicken Casserole

taco black bean and rice casserole

Taco Black Bean & Rice Casserole

Slow Cooker Steak Soup - sirloin roast, beef broth, onion soup mix, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce and egg noodles. Cooks all day in the crockpot - even the noodles. Serve with some crusty bread for an easy weeknight meal!

Slow Cooker Steak Soup

Sausage and Cream Cheese Quiche - so quick and easy. Everyone LOVED this recipe!! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Pie crust, sausage, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, heavy cream, eggs, sour cream and pepper. Ready to eat in an hour. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. THE BEST!

Sausage & Cream Cheese Quiche

Ham and Cheese Hash Brown Casserole - only 6 ingredients!! Hash browns, ham, parmesan cheese, cheddar cheese, cream of potato soup, and sour cream. YUM! He took one bite and couldn't stop raving out this casserole!! Can make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later. A new favorite in our house!

Ham & Cheese Hash Brown Casserole

Chicken Tetrazzini - super delicious make ahead casserole! Makes a great freezer meal!! Chicken,linguine, cream of chicken soup, cream of mushroom soup, sour cream, butter, chicken broth, salt, pepper, garlic, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese. SO creamy and delicious. Made this for dinner and everyone cleaned their plate! Even our picky eaters. This is definitely going in the dinner rotation! #chicken #casserole #freezermeal #chickendinner

Chicken Tetrazzini

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole - great make ahead recipe!  Sausage, cheddar cheese, tater tots, eggs, milk, garlic, onion and black pepper. Can refrigerate or freeze for later. Great for breakfast. lunch or dinner. Everyone loves this easy breakfast casserole!!

Tater Tot Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Taco Noodle Bake - SO good!!! Egg noodles, taco meat, cheese, diced tomatoes and green chiles, cheddar cheese soup and sour cream. Everyone cleaned their plate and asked for seconds! Makes a great freezer meal too!! LOVE this easy Mexican casserole!!!

Taco Noodle Bake

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup - tastes like the Chicken Tortilla Soup from Chick-fil-a - SO good! Freezes well too!

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole - hamburger, bacon, cheese, cheese soup, sour cream and tater tots - what's not to love? We ate this twice in one day! Can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. You can also divide it between two 8x8-inch foil pans and freeze one. Great for a potluck and tailgating this fall!

Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Slow Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup - seriously delicious! Everyone LOVED this no-fuss soup recipe. Just dump everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic. Serve soup with some crusty bread for an easy weeknight meal the  whole family will enjoy! Chicken broth, tomato soup, diced tomatoes, Italian sausage, chive and onion cream cheese and cheese tortellini combine to make THE BEST tomato soup EVER!

Slow Cooker Tomato Tortellini Soup

Low-Carb Crack Chicken Casserole - seriously delicious! You'll never miss the carbs! Chicken, cheddar, bacon, ranch, eggs, heavy cream. Can make in advance and freeze for a quick meal later. Everyone LOVES this casserole! #chicken #casserole #lowcarb

Low-Carb Crack Chicken Casserole

Baked Pasta with Sausage & Spinach - seriously delicious!! Can make ahead and freeze for later. Italian sausage, spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, cottage cheese, sour cream, spinach, spaghetti, parsley, garlic, monterey jack cheese, mozzarella cheese, french fried onions. Seriously THE BEST! Everyone cleaned their plate and went back for seconds! That never happens in our house. This is a keeper!! #casserole #spaghetti #freezermeal

Baked Pasta with Sausage & Spinach

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