Tired of spending too much time in the kitchen, but still want tasty meals for your family? These easy recipes taste great and can be frozen ahead of time.

A few months ago I shared my first 10 Freezer Meals in an Hour plan, which included 5 great recipes that could be prepared together in about sixty minutes to make TEN separate meals. It was a huge hit, not only with my own family, but with many of your families as well!

At this point I am pretty much hooked on easy recipes that taste great and don’t take a lot of time, effort, or expensive ingredients to throw together, and that can be made and frozen ahead of time to save time on hectic weeknights. My goal is to spend less time in the kitchen, not more, but I still want to be able to provide tasty meals that my family loves!

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I am excited to share this no-bake version of 10 Meals in an Hour™, which includes five awesome warm weather recipes that are cooked either on the grill or in the crockpot—no oven required! (Of course, if you would rather use the oven than the grill, that is always an option—you can generally just bake your chicken covered at 400 degrees for 25 minutes to get the same results!)

10 Meals in an Hour™: Part 2 – Easy Freezer Dump Meals for Families

10 Freezer Meals in an Hour

In order to make the cut this time, each recipe had to meet ALL of the following criteria: 

  • Deemed delicious by both my kids and husband
  • No pre-cooking required
  • Freezer friendly
  • Easy to cook
  • Uses budget-friendly ingredients and pantry staples
  • No oven required on cooking day

In this one post you will find everything you need to prep 10 awesome freezer meals in about an hour of hands-on time (not including grocery shopping.)

Once again, in just one quick Saturday morning session you could have almost two weeks worth of absolutely delicious, family-friendly meals all ready to go!

Before you begin, you will need to gather your tools & supplies and also make sure that you have all your groceries on hand. I find it is easiest to go grocery shopping the day before I do my cooking. To save time unloading, only put away the items that need to be refrigerated. Finally, make sure your kitchen counters are cleared of clutter and sanitized and empty your dishwasher and sink of any dishes. (Check out this post for more tips on freezer cooking like a pro!)

 

Here are the five recipes we will be making:

 

Here are the supplies you will need:

  • 10 gallon size zipper freezer bags
  • Avery 8163 shipping labels or permanent marker
  • large mixing bowl
  • cutting board
  • sharp knife
  • garlic press
  • can opener
  • dry measuring cups
  • liquid measuring cups
  • dry measuring spoons
  • liquid measuring spoons
  • 12 inch frying pan
  • stand or hand mixer

 Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan

Here are the ingredients you will need:

Produce

  • 12 cloves garlic
  • 4 limes
  • Fresh parsley (optional)
  • 2 sweet onions
  • Fresh pineapple (optional)
 

Bread

  • Hamburger Buns or Rolls (not needed until time to serve)
 

Pantry Staples

  • Honey
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoned salt
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Ground ginger
  • Ketchup
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cider vinegar
  • Garlic powder
  • Ground mustard
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Pineapple Rings (optional)
 

Canned/Dry Goods

  • Dijon mustard
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Liquid smoke (optional)
  • 2 cans root beer
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
 

Meat

  • 10-12 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 4 pounds pork ribs
  • 2-2-3lb pork shoulders (butts)

 

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PREP

  1. Prep your bags—either print labels using these ready-made printable labels or use a permanent marker to label each bag with the name of the recipe, date prepared, and cooking instructions. DO NOT SKIP THIS STEP!  While you might think that you’ll remember what is in every bag, I promise you will forget!
  2. Chop onion and set aside
  3. Peel garlic and set aside, (or mince if not using garlic press, then set aside.)
  4. Prep chicken if necessary

Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals

PREPARE

  1. Prep Easy Crockpot Pulled Pork using instructions found here. (Use 1 cup of chopped onion.)  Place pork into 2 freezer bags and cover with sauce, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  2. Prep Easy Crockpot Ribs using instructions found here. Place meat into 2 freezer bags and cover with sauce, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  3. Prep Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken using instructions found here. (Use only 1 cup of the already chopped onion.) Divide meat into 2 freezer bags, cover with marinade, press out excess air, and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  4. Prep Hawaiian Chicken using instructions found here. Place chicken into 2 freezer bags and cover with marinade, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.
  5. Prep Coconut Lime Chicken using instructions found here. (Add any leftover onion to marinade, if desired.) Place chicken into 2 freezer bags and cover with marinade, then press out excess air and seal well. Place bags in refrigerator.

Want more 10 Meals in an Hour? Check out the entire series!

  1. 10 Meals in an Hour
  2. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 2
  3. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 3
  4. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 4
  5. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 5
  6. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 6
  7. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 7
  8. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 8
  9. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 9
  10. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 10
  11. 10 Meals in an Hour Part 11

Have you tried making 10 meals in an hour yet? What tricks or tips can you share?

10 Meals in an Hour™ Part 2 | Easy Freezer Cooking Meal Plan | Food Made Simple | Freezer Cooking

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Ruth Soukup
Ruth Soukup is dedicated to helping people everywhere create a life they love by follwing their dreams and achieving their biggest goals. She is the host of the wildly popular Do It Scared podcast, as well as the founder of Living Well Spending Less® and Elite Blog Academy®. She is also the New York Times bestselling author of six books, including Do It Scared®: Finding the Courage to Face Your Fears, Overcome Obstacles, and Create a Life You Love, which was the inspiration for this book. She lives in Florida with her husband Chuck, and 2 daughters Maggie & Annie.
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