25 Easy Make Ahead Freezer Meals for New Moms

As a new mom you won’t have the time (or the energy) to cook from scratch so here are 25 make ahead meals to freeze before baby arrives. Including meals you can eat one handed!

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These easy make ahead freezer meals for new moms are just what you need to take the stress out of feeding your family while you are nursing or looking after your new baby #freezermeals

Freezer Meals for New Moms to Make Before Baby Arrives

As well as preparing the baby’s nursery and deciding what to pack in their hospital bag many moms to be are also taking time to fill their freezers with home cooked meals.

It’s the one thing I didn’t do, and wished that I had. First up we had to spend a week in the hospital which left hubby fending for himself and eating takeout because in between work and hospital visits he didn’t have time to cook.

And then when we got out of the hospital we had a few week’s of “new baby chaos” until we found our feet. In those early weeks it would have been so nice to just take something out of the freezer and throw it in the oven!

So today I’m sharing 25 make ahead meals to freeze before baby arrives so that you don’t have to make the same mistake!


These simple freezer meals for new moms are the perfect way to take the stress out of feeding your family #freezermeals #newmom #pregnancy

The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese


As a new mom I was so exhausted I just wanted to tuck into my favourite comfort foods, and it doesn’t get more comforting than Mac n Cheese right? (via Thriving Home)

Freezer Meal Ideas: Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken


For a healthy meal you can’t beat this pineapple chicken recipe. Make it ahead of time and then all you need to do is take it out of the freezer and let the slow cooker get to work! (via Crystal & CO)

Homemade Mexican Veggie Burgers with Taco Aioli


I was really surprised to see that these veggie burgers were freezer friendly, and the great thing is they’re gluten and dairy free too! Oh and you can eat them one handed, which is really important when you have a baby in the other arm! (via Peas & Crayons)

Baked Pasta with Chicken Sausage


Yum this casserole is easy to make and the whole family will enjoy eating it. (via Pick Any Two)

Freezer to Oven Chicken Parmesan


Chicken Parmesan is another meal that is sure to be loved by the whole family and the best bit about this recipe is you just has to take it out of the freezer and put it straight in the oven. It’s the perfect freezer meal for the days when everything goes a little topsy turvy! (via New Leaf Wellness)

Stuff Shells Freezer Meal


These stuffed shells are delicious and can be frozen as individual portions or in family sized containers. (via A Mom’s Take)

Freezer-Friendly Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s Pie is the original hearty casserole and is perfect for the winter months. (via The Pioneer Woman)

Shredded Mexican Beef Burritos (Freezer Friendly)


These Mexican beef burritos are a great choice for your make ahead menu because not only can you eat them one handed you can eat them for breakfast too! (via Recipe Tin)

From Freezer to Crock Pot Chicken Taco Soup


Soup is another great freezer meal option for new moms, and this one is brilliant because it goes straight from the freezer to the slow cooker. (via The Chaos and the Clutter)

How to Freeze Pancakes


Let’s finish up this list with a staple that everyone should have in their freezer… pancakes! They’re great for quick and easy breakfasts, but also perfect for a middle of the night snack when the baby just won’t sleep! (via Home Cooking Memories)

Freezer Chicken Burritos

Freezer Chicken BurritosThese freezer friendly chicken burritos are a great idea because not only can you eat them one handed, they’re simple enough for hubby or the older kids to put together, and even the little kids will enjoy eating them!

Freezer Chicken Burritos by Carmy

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas – Sheet Pan and Freezer Meal Recipe

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas – Sheet Pan and Freezer Meal RecipeI’m a huge fan of sheet pan recipes because they are so simple to throw together, they taste great and they don’t leave much washing up! And it’s even better when you can just grab the thawed bag of ingredients made ahead of time and throw them on the tray!

Low Carb Chicken Fajitas – Sheet Pan and Freezer Meal Recipe by This Farm Girl Cooks

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Crack Chicken

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Crack ChickenThis crack chicken cooks in your slow cooker and is super versatile. You can freeze several batches and then once thawed use it to make sandwiches, fajitas or even eat it as a dip with veggies for a wholesome middle of the night snack!

Slow Cooker Crock Pot Crack Chicken by Wholesome Yum

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black BeansIf you like your freezer meals to look pretty try this Cilantro Lime Chicken which has corn and black beans to add a splash of color!

Cilantro Lime Chicken with Corn and Black Beans by Freezer Meals 101

Pineapple Fried Rice {Vegan, Gluten Free}

Pineapple Fried Rice {Vegan, Gluten Free}This pineapple fried rice is sure to hit your hunger spot! It’s bursting with flavor and filled with tender veggies and pineapple chunks!

Pineapple Fried Rice {Vegan, Gluten Free} by Recipes from a Pantry

Instant Pot Lentil Soup – Mexican Flavours {Vegan, Gluten-Free}

Instant Pot Lentil Soup – Mexican Flavours {Vegan, Gluten-Free}This lentil soup is packed with protein and bursting with Mexican flavors. It’s easy to make in your Instant Pot and freezes well.

Instant Pot Lentil Soup – Mexican Flavours {Vegan, Gluten-Free} by Recipes from a Pantry

Keto Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

Keto Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu CasseroleThis chicken casserole tastes great and is the perfect freezer meal for new moms because you can literally pull it out of the freezer, tent it with foil and throw it in the oven to bake!

Keto Low Carb Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole by Wholesome Yum

Freezer Meal Prep Fajitas

Freezer Meal Prep FajitasHere’s a rainbow to keep in your freezer ready to be tossed into your Instant Pot, Slow Cooker, oven or stovetop to make some tasty fajitas! Freezer meals don’t get more flexible than that!

Freezer Meal Prep Fajitas by Little Sunny Kitchen

Lemon Pesto Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe

Lemon Pesto Chicken Freezer Meal RecipeThis lemon pesto chicken is super easy to prepare, it only has four ingredients and you don’t have to prep any of them! On serving day you just dump the thawed contents of the bag into a casserole dish and bake!

Lemon Pesto Chicken Freezer Meal Recipe by Frugal Living Mom

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet PotatoesFor a wholesome meal full of the flavors of Fall you can’t beat this Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes recipe. On serving day the thawed contents go in your slow cooker while you get on with looking after your family.

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes by Stockpiling Moms

Freezer Friendly Pizza Casserole Recipe

Freezer Friendly Pizza Casserole RecipeWhat do you do on those nights when the grownups want pasta but the kids want pizza? You grab your pre-prepared pizza casserole from the freezer!

Freezer Friendly Pizza Casserole Recipe by Beauty Through Imperfection

Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli CasseroleThis ravioli casserole is super easy to prepare and will stay safe in the freezer for up to 30 days.

Ravioli Casserole by Six Sister’s Stuff

Chicken and Avocado Burritos

Chicken and Avocado BurritosThese delicious burritos are stuffed with chicken and cool, creamy avocado and dripping with melting cheese! What’s not to enjoy?

Chicken and Avocado Burritos by Closet Cooking

Make Ahead Spaghetti

Make Ahead SpaghettiThis make ahead spaghetti is going to become a freezer friendly staple on your meal planner long after the baby has stopped nursing. It tastes great and you can mix things up by adding in different meats or veggies.

Make Ahead Spaghetti by Kitchen Sanctuary

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe

Baked Chicken Nuggets RecipeHere’s another one handed meal you can enjoy with your kids while the baby is nursing. You can’t beat chicken nuggets and they are so much healthier when they’re served homemade from your freezer!

Baked Chicken Nuggets Recipe by Natasha’s Kitchen

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Once A Month Meals

Filling your freezer with home cooked meals is the perfect way to save time and make sure your family still eats healthy on busy days.

The problem I had was coming up with a meal plan and figuring out what order to prepare and cook everything in.

Once a Month Meals takes that headache away because not only do they have hundreds of family friendly recipes to choose from, they also generate shopping lists and food preparation instructions to make cooking once a month (or once a week) super simple!