30 Freezer Friendly Recipes for Back to School

By Jessica Hylton - - Updated

These 30 Freezer Friendly Recipes are perfect for Back to School! Plan ahead with these breakfasts, snacks and dinners for an easy back to school season loaded with delicious, nutritional meals!

A montage of freezer friendly recipes.

Just like that, more than half of 2017 is over and it’s back to school season! Just like I mentioned in my last post about back to school meal planning, freezer friendly recipes are such a life saver for back to school prep. While I patiently wait for that to disappear, I knew I had to share these freezer friendly recipes for back to school with you guys. Why?

Freezer friendly recipes seriously make life so much easier with meal prep ahead of time. You can do all the prep work on Sunday, and just literally reheat throughout the week. If you have kids or you’re in school yourself, do yourself a favour and bookmark this. If you’re like me and well, just need to eat and would love to not have to cook every single day, then I promise you this is perfect for you too!

I provided not only breakfast recipes, but recipes for light lunches, snacks and of course, dinners. Here’s a roundup of my favourite freezer friendly recipes on my blog and from around the delicious inter web of food blogs.


Mexican breakfast burrito on a white plate.Breakfast Burritos by Jessica in the Kitchen

A stack of flourless apple pie pancakes on a white dish.

Flourless Apple Pie Pancakes by Jessica in the Kitchen

A batch of vegetarian breakfast egg muffins on a white dish.

Vegetarian Breakfast Egg Muffins by A Cedar Spoon

A stack of gluten free pumpkin pancakes with whipped cream on top.

Gluten Free Pumpkin Pancakes by Jessica in the Kitchen

A stack of peanut butter and strawberry jelly compote waffles on a white dish.

Peanut Butter and Strawberry Jelly Waffles by Jessica in the Kitchen

A make ahead breakfast bowl with silver fork on the side.

Make Ahead Breakfast Bowls by Iowa Girl Eats

A close up of a pumpkin chocolate chip oatmeal breakfast cookies on a white plate.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies (also a snack option) by Jessica in the Kitchen

A stack of chocolate raspberry oatmeal cups on a table top.

Chocolate Raspberry Baked Oatmeal Cups by Jessica in the Kitchen

A pile of banana bread breakfast cookies on a white dish.

Banana Bread Breakfast Cookies by Cook Nourish Bliss

A row of breakfast cookies on a wooden board.

One Bowl Breakfast Cookies (also a snack option) by Jessica in the Kitchen


Top down shot of energy bites in a coconut.

No Bake Brownie Energy Bites by Jessica in the Kitchen

An orange bowl filled with energy bites.

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Energy Bites by Jessica in the Kitchen

A stack of three vegan pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Vegan Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins by Jessica in the Kitchen

Mini mushroom and swiss quinoa cups on white spoons.

Mini Mushroom and Swiss Quinoa Cups by Iowa Girl Eats

Beet chips in a white ramekin.Beet Chips by Jessica in the Kitchen


Quinoa pizza bites on a white plate.Quinoa Pizza Bites  by Jessica in the Kitchen

A row of vegetarian baked taquitos on a square white dish.

Baked Taquitos by Rachel Cooks


Side shot of a quinoa skillet with wooden spoon.

30-Minute Quinoa Enchilada Skillet by Jessica in the Kitchen

Slice of vegetarian lasagna on a white plate.

Vegetarian Lasagna with Eggplant and Mushroom “Meat” Sauce by Avocado a Day Nutrition

Top down shot of creamy vegan coconut chickpea curry in a black bowl.Creamy Vegan Coconut Chickpea Curry by Jessica in the Kitchen

Three bean chipotle quinoa chili in a red dutch oven.

30-Minute Three Bean Chipotle Quinoa Chili by Flavor the Moments

 Quinoa and black bean chili in a white bowl.

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Chili by Jessica in the Kitchen

Vegan butternut squash mac and cheese in a white ramekin.

Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Crispy Sage by Jessica in the Kitchen

Top down shot of lentil soup in a red bowl.

Madras Lentil Soup by Peas and Crayons

 Cauliflower pizza casserole in a glass baking dish.

Cheesy Cauliflower Pizza Casserole by Jessica in the Kitchen

Veggie enchilada cut in half on a white plate.

Crispy Sweet Potato Veggie Enchiladas by spabettie

A slice of cheesy quinoa casserole on a white plate.Cheesy Quinoa Casserole by Jessica in the Kitchen

Creamy coconut quinoa in a black skillet with a wooden spoon.

Creamy Coconut Mushroom and Spinach Quinoa by Jessica in the Kitchen

Tomato soup in a white bowl.

Easy Garden Fresh Tomato Basil Soup by NeighborFood Blog

Vegan crockpot quinoa and black bean chili in a green bowl topped with avocado and cream.

Vegan Crockpot Quinoa and Black Bean Chili by Jessica in the Kitchen

If you try any of these Freezer Friendly Recipes for Back to School please let me know in the comments!

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  1. tonya conteh says:

    Perfect timing! I have my eyes on those no bake chocolate peanut butter balls! Delicious roundup!

  2. So totally ready to feed my freezer with some tasty food! Thanks so much J – Pinning!

  3. marcie says:

    This year is screaming by and my kids have been back in school for 2 weeks already! Freezer meals are lifesavers and I’m loving this round up Jessica! Thank you so much for including my chili!

  4. I need this list in my life. Thanks for including me!

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