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
Updated January 04, 2008
Con Poulos

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.