Unexpected company is a pleasant surprise, but what to feed them? Well, if you read this article there will be a few tricks up your sleeve. Try freezing foods for a low prep time meal that can be done in minutes! Here are some meals that freeze well and reheat well. Always plan ahead.

”I call architecture frozen music.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Chicken Pot Pie

You've had chicken pot pit, but have you tried pizza pot pie?
The beauty of different pot pies. Source: Serious Eats

This slow cooker favorite is very good about being frozen and reheated. Pluis, it can be used for both an appetizer or a meal. With all the carrots and vegetables it’s definitely a healthy meal to freeze and reheat. Or go a step further and create chicken pot pie pizza with the leftovers. Just turn it upside-down and add cheese.There’s no wrong way to enjoy chicken pot pie. Also tr some of the following ideas for a new twist on an old classic:


Delicious meatballs for consumption
The sauce really makes it. Source: Simply Recipes

Another great contender for an appetizer by itself or a meal with some pasta, meatballs also freeze very well. You can microwave them, simmer them, saute them, and just about anything else. Add some ketchup or BBQ sauce for more options. Frozen meatballs are a great “anytime” food.


Veggies actually don't lose a lot being frozen.
Frozen veggies are just as good. Source: Food and Wine

Surprisingly, vegetables keep all their nutrients even when frozen. As a side dish, most meals don’t feel complete without some veggies. And as an appetizer, you really only have to add either cheese or a dip. Vegetables are some of the more healthy meals to freeze and reheat. And you can use them for any meal.

Slow Cooker Meals

You can actually freeze a lot of very fancy recipes
Some of the most tasty food can be frozen. Source: Plated

Pretty much any slow cooker recipe can be frozen for later. Freezing cooked food for future meals just seems to work best with slow cooked foods. So try out some of the following recipes for some cool meals to keep frozen.

Potato Wedges

Potatoes can really be served for any meal at any time
Potato wedges and dipping sauce. Source: Life in the lofthouse

Seriously these can be put out anytime, for any meal. It’s hard to go wrong with potato wedges. These are the real definition of freeze ahead meals. They can be paired with pretty much anything. You can also eat them on their own, or try out different dipping sauces. Here are some that taste great with wedges and fries.

  • Marinara
  • Garlic Hummus
  • Melted Cheese In Any Form
  • Poached Eggs (really)
  • Brown Gravy
  • Steak Sauce
  • Sour Cream and Onion Dip
  • Bacon Jam
  • Milkshake
  • Duck Sauce
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Hot Sauce and Honey
  • Ranch Dressing and Buffalo Sauce
  • Spicy Mustard
  • Guacamole
  • Mayo and Sriracha
  • Just Mayo


And last but certainly not least, desert
Berry delight in cheesecake form. Source: Baked Introvert

Another great freezable desert is pie. Some pies may even taste better frozen. Try a frozen blackberry cheesecake for your next party. These are some bona fide Food Network freezer meals.

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