As the holidays roll around, your house may feel bursting at the seams with family and friends! Some easy freezer recipes might make the holiday rush go more smoothly.
Between guests who come to stay for a while and drop-by neighbors and friends, you might feel like as the Mom, you miss out on all the fun by getting stuck in the kitchen! For this year, try these make-ahead easy freezer recipes – they are simple to make, and having them on hand will save you time when you have a crowd to feed!
Check out our favorite dessert, breakfast, and soup recipes below and come back next week for some main dishes and sides!
Let’s start with dessert, shall we? Cookies are always a crowd-pleaser, for kids and adults alike.
These Gingerbread Cheesecake Bites are amazing. Please try them. You will never look back.
Mini Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecakes are very “holiday” feeling! You know those frozen cheesecake squares you can get at the store? Well, to make these square, try using these silicone baking cups! Don’t forget the whipped cream on top – you can freeze whipped cream too, and top off these bars (or your favorite hot chocolate)!
Don’t forget the holiday fudge! I am not a chocolate fan (I know, it’s crazy). . . so this Peanut Butter Fudge is my go-to recipe.
Try these Banana Bread Muffins. Tip: in general, muffins will freeze better and taste better than freezing a loaf of bread!
Freezer-friendly Breakfast Sandwiches are especially good to start a busy day of shopping or snow-play!
For a quick and sweet option, try these French Toast Sticks!
An old standby for our family holidays are Cinnamon Rolls – a few years ago we discovered this recipe from The Pioneer Woman, and we have never looked back. You’ll need disposable cake pans for freezing them, but. . . have you seen The Pioneer Woman’s amazing new line of dishware? These swoon-worthy pie pans should probably be filled with Cinnamon Rolls. Just saying. (Or add it to your Holiday Wishlist!)
Soup is easy to make, and easy to freeze! My favorite way to freeze soup is to pour it into Ziplock bags and lay it flat on a cookie sheet. Once it’s frozen hard, I take the cookie sheet out and just stack the bags on top of each other! Make sure you write the number of servings on the bag, so you know how many to take out for a meal. I’ve also frozen individual servings, and just thawed however many I need for the meal! Serve in fancy bowls like this and you can’t go wrong!
You can pretty much freeze any soup you love! I typically don’t freeze soups that have large potato chunks, since I don’t like the texture when they thaw. But the rest of these Winter Soup Recipes are amazing, and would be worth trying (and freezing extra servings!).
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