Freezer to Stovetop in 30 Minutes: 12 Easy Recipes from Freezer to Stovetop in 30 Minutes: 12 Easy Recipes Slideshow

Freezer to Stovetop in 30 Minutes: 12 Easy Recipes Slideshow

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Freezer to Stovetop in 30 Minutes: 12 Easy Recipes

Freezing meals is easy as long as you remember a few simple tricks. First, cool food completely before freezing. To speed up the process, set up an ice bath to quickly cool pots of meatballs or stews. Once the food is completely cool, wrap tightly in plastic wrap, freezer bags, or an airtight container. Then, freeze. When you are ready to reheat your meal, gently heat on the stovetop at a slightly lower temperature than the recipe called for to keep the food from drying out.

Try these easy-to-freeze recipes, and dinner will no longer be another thing on your to-do list that you have to dread.