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10 Freezer Skillet Recipes (in 2 hours for $70!)

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We all have days where we just don’t feel like cooking a full meal, we are sick, just had a baby, need something for a friend or family member, and so on. Days when we need a quick, easy, and healthy meal to put on the table without all the work. Freezer cooking can save the day, in less than 2 hours you can put up 10 or more favorite skillet meals that are ready to thaw and cook with very little effort.

You can even DOUBLE up and put together 20 meals in less than 4 hours! Just double each of these simple skillet recipes.

I used to love the convenience of Hamburger Helper or frozen skillet meals, but not the sodium and other additives that make it not so healthy– so I came up with 10 easy Skillet Meals that you can prep in advance and toss in the freezer. Pull your chosen meal out in the morning to thaw in the fridge or you can partially thaw it in a large pot of tepid water, it only needs to be thawed enough to fit in your pan. Meat, veggies, seasonings, everything is already in the bag (minus the unpronounceable ingredients) and ready to go! If I want to add a pasta, canned veggie or other non-perishable items with it I just put it in a basket marked frozen skillet meals in the pantry to ensure all the needed items are on hand. So prepping these items took me less than 2 hours and around $70 (I Shopped at Ralphs/Kroger AND did this a second time and shopped at Walmart) I feel you can spend less than $70 at most stores–unless you are doing a quick shopping at a high-end health food store. If you have some of the items on hand, condiments, or shop the sales then yours will be even cheaper and perfect.

You can do this for completely FREE by checking out easy skillet recipes below and gathering the ingredients below.

Here are the 10 Freezer Skillet recipes:

Philly Cheese Steak
Turkey and Sweet Potato Saute
Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
Chili Pie With a Cornbread Crust
Feta & Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast
Taco Pasta
Chicken & Steak Fajitas
Bourbon Chicken
Shrimp & Veggie Stir Fry
Kielbasa & Veggies

Please note: You can pick and choose what you would like to add to your delicious meals. You might not want Ground Beef, you can sub Bison (more expensive) or Ground Turkey if you would like. Also, note that I have not included spices in this as I will assume that you have those common ingredients.

(My Ralphs trip. Spent $68.43– I added the ingredients I already had at home to this picture as well 😉 ) 

List of skillet ingredients:

3 lbs. Ground beef
1 16 oz. package Kielbasa
2 lbs. Chicken Breast
1 lb. Ground Turkey
1 16 oz. package Shrimp
32 oz Skirt Steak or similar
8 oz. crumbled Feta cheese
8 oz. Shredded Mozzarella & Provolone or Swiss
1 pack elbow noodles
1 package cornbread
2 cans Rotel, mild with chiles
1 can sweet corn
1 can black beans
1 10 oz. can crushed tomatoes
1 10 oz can kidney beans
3 10 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 10 oz. can tomato sauce
beef broth
2 pack taco seasoning
soy sauce
small head of cabbage
1 lb. carrots
1 zucchini
1 large sweet potato
2 large russet potatoes
4 cups fresh (or thawed frozen spinach)
3-4 green peppers
2 onions
4-6 garlic cloves
gallon freezer zip bags
mini bottle bourbon

If you want a quick and easy way out– I have made an perfect printable pack for you that includes a printable shopping list AND all 10 simple skillet recipes in PDF format. Each Skillet Recipe includes the process and favorite photos as well!

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  • Mary D. says:

    Love the idea! Thanks

  • Elizabeth W. says:

    I couldn’t find the recipe that used the orange or the pico de gallo. What recipes are these used for? Thank you so much.

  • Teisha Smith says:

    I paid for the print out but could not print them because it needed a password and i dont have one.

  • Quinn says:

    What is the orage and the pico de gallo for?

  • Eric Potter says:

    Why didn’t you include the spices on the grocery list?

  • Kristin says:

    I keep trying to purchase to download the recipes but receive this error message after I put in my credit card information: “10002
    Authentication/Authorization Failed
    You do not have permissions to make this API call
    Error”

    I bought all the ingredients for the freezer meals last night but now just need the recipes! Can we exchange paypal info via email so I can get started? Thanks so much πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany says:

    Do these meals feed more than one person?

  • Lauren says:

    I noticed the paid for shopping list is missing Stir fry veggies, Tomato Puree, Chicken broth (I see beef broth on the list but no where in the recipes) and food items you suggest to serve with the meals like rice, Asian noddles, sour cream, etc. As well as the spices and things like lime juice and Worcestershire. Would be nice to have everything listed on the grocery list, in case I am out of the basics.

    • Josie says:

      Thanks for that suggestion πŸ™‚

    • Amanda says:

      I was also kind of frustrated by the grocery list. I live in the middle of nowhere so a trip to the store for forgotten/items I didn’t know I needed is time consuming to say the least. I bought an orange and beef broth and they’re not in any of the recipes. Maybe, after 2 years, it’s time to revamp the shopping list.

  • Cosette Williams says:

    What are the # of servings per meal?

  • Trinity says:

    I love these ideas. All the other sites I do d have recipes that my family won’t eat. These were all delicious. Any more recipe ideas?

  • Tina C. says:

    Thank you for the ideas. Yours were very easy to follow, which helps tremendously when you’re doing this for the first time.

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