There’s something about pasta that just makes it a hit with everyone. The kids are always happy to hear we are having pasta for dinner. These make ahead pasta freezer meals make is easy to serve dinner even on the busiest days.
For me, pasta is about the ultimate in comfort food. I think there must be some Italian heritage in my background! I also find it fun to play around with the recipes and flavours so I make pasta dishes often.
By increasing the cooking time, many of these recipes can go from the freezer to the oven. This makes it easier to pull something out at the last minute and still have supper on time.
Since these meals are made ahead of time, they are great for serving to company. You’ll be left with enough time to make a salad and garlic bread since your main dish is already ready to go in the oven. These meals are also perfect for bringing to a potluck or gifting to a neighbour or friend.
While I prefer to use freezer bags to save space and be able to fit more meals in the freezer, some of these do require being put in a baking tray or casserole dish before freezing. Freezer friendly meals such as manicotti and lasagna hold their shape best in a baking tray.
Our Pasta Freezer Meals:
Irresistible Chicken Pasta Bake – Comfort food can be made ahead. This recipe is proof.
Seafood Curry Pasta Meal – This one is A-mazing!
Tex Mex Pasta Bake – Great flavours!
Make Ahead Mac and Cheese – This one is for the kid in all of us.
Instant Pot Pizza Casserole – Super kid friendly!
Creamy Tomato Beef Skillet Meal – Think of this as homemade hamburger helper made with egg noodles.
Other Make Ahead Pasta Meals for the Freezer:
Spinach Lasagna Rolls from Mavis Butterfield’s One Hundred Dollars a Month
Make Ahead Lasagna from About a Mom
Hearty Baked Penne Pasta from Thriving Home
Freezing Baked Ziti over on Macheesmo
Chicken Tuscan Pasta Bake from Rachel Cooks
Freezer Lasagna Roll Ups from Damn Delicious
French Onion Chicken Noodle Casserole from Plain Chicken
Freezer Friendly Stuffed Shells at Large Family Table
Baked Spaghetti from About a Mom
Sausage Pasta Bake from Longbourn Farm
Baked Chicken Pasta by Intentional by Grace
Pizza Pasta Casserole from Eating on a Dime
Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta from Plain Chicken
Spinach Stuffed Manicotti Freezer Meal from Getty Stewart
Chicken Alfredo Pasta at The Taylor House
Freezer Friendly Baked Ziti by I Wash, You Dry
Cheesy Kielbasa Pasta Casserole from Taste and Tell
Garlic Pizza Pasta from Plain Chicken
Easy Cheesy Manicotti at Favorite Family Recipes
Freezer Pasta Sauces:
The Best Spaghetti Sauce from here on Freezer Meals 101
Our Garlic Butter Shrimp is amazing on pasta (instructions for making it a pasta dish are included in the recipe).
This Italian Sausage Pasta Sauce is such a nice change from the usual spaghetti sauce and has a nice bit of kick to it.
Chicken Cacciatore is great on noodles.
My absolute favourite freezer pasta sauce is this Chicken in Mango Cream Sauce. Trust me. Give it a try!
Bolognese Sauce from Mommy’s Home Cooking
Easy, Freezer Friendly Marinara Sauce Recipe on Girl and the Kitchen
I hope these recipes will help you make delicious meals for your family in a fraction of the time. Which ones are your favourites?
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