21 Summer Freezer Meals (So you can stay out the kitchen)

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Looking for some freezer meal recipes you can whip up during the Summer? Making Summer freezer meals can save you a ton of time in the kitchen so you can spend more time enjoying the things you love. While most freezer meal lists contain lots of soups and stews, this list of recipes includes more Summer meal ideas.

After chasing the kids all day in the warm summer heat, the last thing any mom wants to do is sit over the hot stove and prep a meal, cook it, eat it, and then worry about cleanup.

That’s why easy freezer meals and healthy summer dinners can be such a helpful thing. You can take a day once a month to make the dishes and then freeze them so that when the weather is unbearable, you have no time, or you don’t feel like putting too much effort into dinner, you can take it out of the freezer, cook, and enjoy.

Below you’ll find a great assortment of freezer meals for Summer that are:

  1. clean eating friendly
  2. family-friendly
  3. fairly easy to make with common ingredients
  4. healthy recipes good for Summer

And while you are here make sure to check out our other list of healthy freezer meal recipes for more ideas good year-round, especially if you are an expecting or postpartum mom.

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Why You’ll Love These Summer Freezer Meal Recipes

  • Summer foods – these recipes use seasonal produce and focus on ingredients that you can find in the Summertime.
  • Versatile recipes – most of the recipes can be prepped and cooked multiple ways, which allows you to adapt them to your life and cooking preferences. Cook on the grill, stove top, oven, slow cooker and/or instant pot.
  • Clean ingredients – it can be hard to find freezer meal recipes that don’t include “dump and go” processed ingredients. These recipes have all been vetted and use simple, real food ingredients and clean pantry items.

Healthy Freezer Meal Plan Summer

There are a few different ways that you can go about making summer freezer meals. Here’s my simple plan:

  1. The first weekend of the month, pick 2-3 recipes from the list to make as freezer meals.
  2. Make each recipe 3xs, so if you make 3 recipes that will give you 9 total meals to grab from the freezer during the month.
  3. Plan your freezer prep day
  4. Grocery shop
  5. Set aside 1-2 hr of prep time and make your meals
  6. Pat yourself on the back because you have pre-made, healthy meals ready to go in the freezer!

Save this list of the meals below to help create your freezer meal plan when you are ready.

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If you are a pregnant mom preparing for postpartum, check out this ebook for freezer meal recipes, especially for breastfeeding and postpartum healing.

Favorite Freezer Meal Recipes for Summer

Here are some great healthy summer freezer meals that are delicious and easy to make!

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1 – Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken tinga tacos are a super easy and flavorful dinner that you can make for the summer when you want something that’s light and filling. Prep it ahead of time and toss it in the freezer so that you can enjoy it on busy days.

2 – Super Simple Slow Cooker Fall Apart Roast Beef

Slow cooker fall apart roast is a delicious freezer meal for the whole family. It’s super easy to make in the crockpot. It’s awesome because it makes lots of leftovers and you can serve it in so many ways. My summer favorite is adding bbq sauce and serving as sandwiches.

3 – Marinated Shrimp

This make ahead shrimp marinade is an unbelievably easy freezer meal for summer. Make a bunch of these and you can have grilled shrimp, sauteed shrimp, or kabobs once a week all Summer long.

4 – Chicken Parmesan Sliders

Your family will love these super easy chicken parmesan sliders. It’s a simple, yet flavorful and satisfying dinner that everyone will woof down. The best part is that it’s made in the crock pot!

5 – Freezer Chicken Soup

For those of us who just enjoy a bowl of soup no matter what time of the year it is, this freezer chicken soup will be one to make. You can easily mix it up by adding veggies or rice depending on your mood and the type of dinner you want to go with.

6 – Grilled Fenugreek Chicken Thighs Recipe

Grilled chicken recipes always make a delicious summer dinner that’s simple to cook. Fenugreek chicken is healthy, simple, and full of flavor. Season it and freeze it for a quick and easy summer meal.

7 – Greek Chicken

Make this Greek chicken ahead of time (it can be stored in the freezer for 3 months). It’s great for meal prep lunches or to add on top of salads.

8 – Slow Cooker Beef Teriyaki

Skip the takeout and make this instead! It could not be easier. Just combine all the ingredients in a freezer bag and freeze for later. When you are ready, dump it in the slow cooker in the morning. Then come home to dinner that has made itself.

9 – Gluten Free Vegetable Quiche

Made with a gluten-free crust, this gluten free quiche is filled with veggies and can be made ahead of time. You can either make, bake, and freeze or put the quiche together and then freeze without baking it. Quiche is great to eat for lunch or dinner with a quick salad.

10 – Air Fryer Falafel

This is a great vegetarian freezer meal that anyone can enjoy. Make the air fryer falafels ahead of time and freeze them in an airtight container or freezer storage bag. Serve with hummus and salad for a quick weeknight dinner during the Summer.

11 – Easy Lasagna

Lasagna is a hearty meal prep dinner idea that’s freezer-friendly and you store it for months. While you do need to heat up the oven for this one, it’s one of those meals that you know will be a crowd-pleaser so it’s worth making year-round. I love this recipe because you just assemble the lasagna and stick it in the freezer. Then when you’re ready to make it, pop it in the oven for an easy-peasy dinner.

12 – Meatloaf Sweet Potato Muffins

Here’s another tasty dinner idea that makes a great option for a make-ahead freezer meal. The meatloaf muffins are the star of the show with a tasty sweet potato topping that brings it all together. Kids love these!

13 – Make Ahead Mediterranean Shepherd’s Pie

This shepherds pie isn’t your traditional dinner, this one is made with minced lamb for a healthier version and allows you to make it ahead of time so that you can freeze it. It a hearty meal your family will woof down.

14 – Cilantro Lime Chicken Marinade

If you’re interested in grilling this Summer, try making this cilantro lime chicken marinade and storing it in the freezer to use later. It’s an easy to make marinade that’s freezer friendly. Having pre seasoned meat packs ready to go makes a dinner so much easier.

15 – Zucchini Freezer Lasagna

If you love summer zucchini, you’ll really dig this yummy and filling zucchini casserole freezer meal. This recipe can be made ahead, stored in the freezer, and then baked when you’re ready to enjoy.

16 – Vegan Breakfast Casserole

Here’s a healthy summer frozen casserole that you can enjoy as a good make ahead breakfast or as breakfast for dinner. This breakfast casserole is vegan, gluten-free, and free of other unhealthy ingredients.

17 – Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa

Here’s another easy dinner idea without too many extra ingredients that you can make ahead and cook when you’re ready. Freeze any beef barbacoa you have left for when you need a quick dinner.

18 – Stuffed Pepper Soup

While this one is a soup, it’s made with seasonal vegetables so it’s good for Summer. Serve with white rice and you have an easy and filling meal. Stuffed pepper soup freezes well so you can make it ahead of time and then store it in a freezer-safe container for future use.

19 – Instant Pot Orange Chicken

This Asian-inspired dinner is awesome because you can make it in the instant pot. Freeze for up to 3 months and when you’re ready to enjoy it, just reheat the orange chicken on the stove. Serve with basmati rice.

20 – Enchilada Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Here’s an easy healthy summer freezer meal that you can throw together. After you’ve assembled the sweet potatoes, store them in the freezer, then bake these enchilada stuffed sweet potatoes when you are ready to enjoy. Serve with a salad and you’re good to go.

21 – Cilantro Lime Cauliflower Rice

This instant pot lime cilantro cauliflower rice is a favorite side dish during the summer. It’s so easy to whip up a big batch and freeze and in minutes you have something healthy to serve with dinner.

More Summer Recipes

Healthy Summer Drinks – nonalcoholic and made with real fruits, these drinks are refreshing and good for you.

17 Summer Dinner Recipes – low heat, simple recipes that are light and feature Summer foods

7 Iced Tea Recipes for Summer – low-sugar recipes that make a gallon

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