Quick Dinner Ideas and Kitchen Shortcuts

6 Fast Freezer Meals

Put these 11 items on your weekend shopping list, stow them in your freezer, and you can have these six dinners on the table in less than an hour. 

By Susie Theodorou
Frozen foodCon Poulos

Frozen food

11 Freezer Staples

  • Chicken breasts
  • Italian sausage
  • Bacon
  • Shrimp
  • Tortellini (or some other stuffed pasta)
  • Dumplings
  • Peas
  • Corn
  • Spinach
  • Edamame
  • Crusty bread


If you have the time and the ingredients, whip up the side dishes, too.

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