We love to cook a big meal. Give us a spread of gorgeous ingredients, a glass of wine, and a good playlist and we’ll make magic in the kitchen. And then there are the nights when we just plain can’t. We’ve all been there. Whether it’s time, energy, or ingredients you’re short on, the need for a quick and simple meal is inevitable. That’s where your secret weapon comes in: the freezer meal. We’ve put together a list of our favorite freezer meal essentials to save you from future weeknight dinner woes, without having to sacrifice quality ingredients and superior flavor.
For zero effort with restaurant-quality results, this bundle is our top pick. Featuring the Austin Italian eatery’s famous scratch-made Lasagna alla Arrabiata plus their decadent Tiramisu to finish the meal. If you wanted to add Dai Due’s Green Garlic Loaf to sop up all that delicious sauce, we wouldn’t blame you.
For comfort food in a jif, Farmhouse Kitchen’s house-made Tikka Masala Sauce is our go-to. Simmer with chicken tenders (or use those roast chicken leftovers), or add cauliflower and a can of chickpeas. Serve over your favorite grains, like white rice or farro.
Melty cheese and a tinge of poblano pepper spice make these tamales one of our very favorites. Serve with blue corn tortilla chips, salsa, and sliced avocado for a super speedy and satisfying weeknight dinner.
If you haven’t tried these Mediterranean beef croquettes yet, allow us to change your world. These crispy pockets of ground beef, onion, cracked wheat, and a hint of cayenne are the freezer food you didn’t know you always needed. Serve with hummus, pita bread, and some sliced cucumber with salt, pepper, and fresh squeezed lemon to complete the meal.
We would be remiss not to mention the OG of freezer-night meals: pizza! However, Bola frozen pizzas are nothing like the freezer pizzas of your past. These Neopolitan-style pies are made with fresh and organic ingredients, all piled onto their expertly crafted three-day cold fermented dough. Offering six different flavors – both vegetarian and meat-friendly options – you’re sure to find a few that call your name.