7 More Healthy Freezer Dump Meals for Quick and Easy Dinners

Last time, I put together 8 awesome meals pre-maternity leave that were all pretty amazing and saved us (read: my hubby) a night of cooking with a newborn at home.

Now, I’m at it again with 7 more meals!

But first, here are a few lessons I learned from the first round of freezer dump meals.

Buy in bulk

The first time around, I intuitively knew that making multiple meals at once would make more sense. More so, making meals using the same ingredients makes even more sense. You’ll see below that almost every recipe is chicken (save the first vegetarian recipe).

The second time around, I shopped at our local Publix, rather than going to a wholesale store (like BJ’s) as I did the first time. The chicken, while more natural, was certainly cheaper bought in bulk. Next time I do a round of meals, I’m definitely going to Sam’s Club!

Double bag your meals

Something else I learned? Nearly every meal from the first round had puncture holes in the bag! (And I didn’t use any old dinky bag – I’m talking Ziploc freezer bags.)

The takeaway? Double bag! That way, when you thaw in the fridge or in cold water (like we do), you won’t lose any of your meal and make a mess.

Time to thaw

Speaking of thawing, make sure you plan to thaw in advance. Maybe it’s just me, but I definitely forget to leave time to thaw!

Whether you choose to thaw the meal in the fridge for 24 hours or spend some time in a cold water bath prior to cooking, you will need to plan ahead to allow for this.

What you can Crockpot, you can Instant Pot

It’s no secret that I L-O-V-E the Instant Pot. If I could cook every meal in it, I would.

Though the Instant Pot has a slow cooker function, it’s pressure cooking (read: much faster) function is way more convenient for us. Since all the meals listed last time and below generally call for 3-4 hours on high or 6-8 hours on low in the Crockpot, that equates to about 20 minutes in the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

7 No Pre-Cook Freezer Meals

Now let’s get to those meals, shall we?!

1. Butternut Squash & Chickpea Curry (Vegetarian)

2. Slow Cooker Chicken Coconut Curry

3. Tomato Basil Chicken with Baby Spinach

4. Southwestern Chicken Chili with Peppers and Corn

5. Brown Sugar Bourbon Chicken with Green Beans

6. Honey Lime Chicken with Butternut Squash

7. Ground Turkey Tacos with Bell Peppers

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Do you have any go-to freezer dump meals? I want to hear about them! Share them below.


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