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Freeze-Ahead Meals

Looking for ways to stock your freezer with delicious meals for weeks to come? These easy recipes are ideal to assemble today, freeze ahead, and then cook on a future rainy day. Use these recipes to fill your freezer with quick and simple freeze-ahead homemade dinnertime and dessert options.

For recipes that can be easily transferred from dish to dish, like chili, just store in an airtight container, freeze, thaw in the refrigerator, and then transfer to the correct cooking vessel to bake or reheat as directed.

For casseroles that are more difficult to transfer, where you don’t want to keep the dish in the freezer along with the food, use this easy tip. Line your casserole dish with heavy-duty foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Spray with cooking spray, then proceed as directed. Freeze your recipe in the casserole dish just until it’s fully frozen, then use the foil handles to lift it out. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, or place in an extra-large resealable freezer-weight plastic bag, pressing out as much air as possible before sealing. When it’s time to thaw, unwrap the casserole completely, peel off the foil, and then return it to the casserole dish. Thaw and bake as directed.

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