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If you’ve started on your meal prep journey, you’re probably looking for make ahead dinner ideas that all the family will enjoy. Speaking from experience, that is not an easy task!
Need a little inspiration? Here are 23 kid friendly dinner ideas that are quick, easy and freezer friendly!
20+ Make Ahead Dinner Ideas for Busy Moms (perfect for freezing!)
Roasted Vegetable Stuffed Shells
This easy, cheesy baked pasta dish can be made ahead of time and freezes easy peasy. Perfect for busy weeknights! Get the recipe!
Chicken Pot Pie Hand Pies
The secret to these easy-to-make chicken pot pies? Flatbread! Plus, frozen veggies and cooked boneless chicken breast make these a winner. Get the recipe!
This is a creative twist on the best of both worlds – pizza and spaghetti. And, it’s budget and freezer friendly. Get the recipe!
Although these are made for breakfast, this is also a great idea for dinner. Spinach, beans, and scrambled eggs in a grilled flour tortilla. Yum! Get the recipe!
Tuscan Chicken Pasta Bake
The easy-to-make pasta dish is a perfect freezer meal. Plus, you can substitute spinach for the kale if you like. Get the recipe!
Mozzarella Meatball Casserole
Who wouldn’t love having this for dinner?! Gooey mozzarella cheese and spicy turkey meatball and whole wheat pasta is definitely freezer friendly. Get the recipe!
Green Chile Enchiladas
Most of the ingredients for these creamy and cheesy enchiladas you probably already have. Make 2 batches and freeze of one them for later. Get the recipe!
This recipe is easy to make a few pies at once. Plus, you can adapt it to your liking – with meat or a veggie version. Get the recipe!
Here’s another easy casserole recipe that is definitely kid-friendly! You can easily make 2 batches – one for dinner and the other for the freezer. Get the recipe!
This taco pie doesn’t require lots of ingredients and you can make the cornbread crust from a box of Jiffy Mix. Get the recipe!
Turkey Black Bean Quinoa Bake
If you don’t have shredded turkey, you could substitute chicken. Or just leave out the meat and go vegetarian. Get the recipe!
Meat and Potato Quiche
This meat and potato quiche already uses ingredients you probably already have in the fridge. You can use frozen hashbrowns or grate your own potatoes using a food processor. Get the recipe!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Penne Casserole
You can make this healthier by using turkey bacon and low fat versions of alfredo sauce ranch dressing. Get the recipe!
Beef Tortilla Taco Casserole
If you prefer, you can substitute turkey meat or chicken for the beef and it will be just as good. Get the recipe!
Southwest Chicken Casserole
This freezer-friendly 5-ingredient recipe can be made also be made vegetarian if you want. Get the recipe!
The time-saving secret to this recipe? Crescent rolls! This easy five-ingredient recipe is easy to freeze too. Get the recipe!
Chicken and Dumplings Casserole
The key to this easy-to-make casserole is to use self-rising flour, otherwise the dumplings won’t turn out the same way. To save time, you can use a rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe!
Ritz Chicken Casserole
A twist on a classic recipe, this freezer friendly casserole is easy to double and make ahead for later. Save even more time and use rotisserie chicken. Get the recipe!
This classic dish is made with ground beef, potatoes, and mixed vegetables. To save even more time, use frozen mixed vegetables. This is also easy to double and freeze for later. Get the recipe!
Honey Sesame Chicken
This slow cooker recipe is super easy to double and freeze for later. You can also make the rice ahead of time as well. Get the recipe!
A mexican twist on a classic favorite, this spicy casserole gets its cheesy richness from Velveeta! Easy to double and freeze for later. Get the recipe!
Three Bean Chili
This vegetarian chili gets its richness from fire roasted diced tomatoes. Easy to double recipe to freeze for later. Get the recipe!
Meatloaf with Sundried Tomatoes
This delicious meatloaf recipe includes the richness of sundried tomatoes and uses oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs. Perfect for making ahead and freezing for later. Bake them in muffin pans for easy storage. Get the recipe!
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