Fifteen freezable dinner recipes for families on the go, plus our expert Test Kitchen techniques on how to freeze casseroles, soups, stews and curries.
Kids need an energizing lunch that will keep them full until they arrive home. These burritos are packed with chicken and high-fibre black beans.
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The marinade of lime juice, beer and herbs gives this pork a smoky taste. It also makes a dandy sauce, but to be safe to eat it can't have touched the raw meat. Reserve 1/3 cup (75 mL) before combining the remainder with the pork; bring to a boil to mellow the flavours. Serve with corn on the cob and boiled new potatoes.
Serve this chicken with rice or noodles and a quick steamed vegetable, such as broccoli, bok choy or snow peas. If you're freezing the chicken in the marinade, you can divide it into individual servings so you only have to thaw as many portions as you need at one time.
This tasty double-crust pizza freezes well, so you don't have to go out or wait for the delivery guy when you want a slice. You can wrap and freeze it whole or cut it into wedges and wrap each individually.
Kate is planning to make two of these pasta casseroles — one to freeze in a large baking dish to pop into the oven when the family comes to admire the new little one, and one divided between smaller containers for quick weeknight suppers for her and Bob.
Kids love rice, so why not make this as a side dish for dinner and save some for your child's lunch the next day, warmed up and popped into a vacuum bottle? You can also divide it into smaller containers to freeze.
Economical (and tasty), this quintessential British mix of meat and potatoes proves that some meals are just as good the second time round. This interpretation of two meals in one invites a family of four to enjoy a garlic-and-thyme-rubbed roast one night then potato-topped beef and gravy the next.
A picadillo filling of ground beef, tomatoes, olives and spices gives a Latin American twist to a traditional meat pie.
This white lasagna dish, made with bechamel instead of tomato sauce, makes a satisfying gift to a friend in need. Look for packages of mixed mushrooms (shiitake, oyster and cremini) or buy a selection of each.
These plump and tasty shells, with their flavourful filling and chunky beef sauce, make a popular Canadian Living classic.
Cut beef into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. Heat half of the oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches. Remove to bowl.
Reduce heat to medium and add ...
This spin on the French classic blanquette de veau is a tad more rustic than the original. If you don't want to use wine, use 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken stock and 2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice.
Inspired by sunny Italy, our flavourful chicken cacciatore is rich with herbs and spices that are both healthy and savoury. Whether it's served over pasta or on its own, this Italian dish is sure to please your taste buds.
A satisfying stew for your slow cooker.
This elevated version of chili con carne adds extra spices and cubed beef to make it special enough for entertaining. Serve with a chipotle-flavoured hot sauce for heat seekers.
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