More and more people are turning to vegetarian foods as a lifestyle choice. Whether you are eating more meatless meals because of health reasons, as a moral choice, or just because it's cheaper, here are some great make ahead freezable vegetarian recipes. When you're home after a hard day at work, there's nothing better than pulling a delicious dinner out of the freezer or fridge, popping it in the oven or microwave and just sitting back to relax as your dinner cooks.
Plus, a diet that's low in fat and high in fiber rich foods like grains, legumes, fruits and vegetables may help decrease your risk of developing diseases. And they taste wonderful too!
I really like freezing these recipes in smaller portions, so when somebody's hungry, just grab and heat. Before you know it you'll have a freezer stocked full of healthy meals that are ready in no time.
Make Ahead Freezable Vegetarian Recipes
- Oniony Spaghetti Sauce
This sauce uses the wonderful vegetable protein crumbles I have talked about in other articles. It freezes beautifully and the sweet onion flavor is delicious.
- Spicy Rice Meatballs
To me, rice is such a satisfying ingredient that it makes a great substitute for meat. The nutty flavor and chewy texture of these meatballs will please everyone in your family.
- Veggie Pasta Shells
If your kids love pasta and cheese, this is a great way to get some extra veggies into their diet. One or two of these shells, individually frozen and then thawed in the microwave, makes a great quick lunch.
- Corn Waffles
Make these waffles on a leisurely weekend, then freeze, individually wrapped. Heat them in your toaster, then top with tomato salsa, a little cheese, and sour cream for a fabulous meal.
- Veggie Jambalaya
Jambalaya is a fabulous one dish meal. This meatless version that uses a variety of beans and rice is spicy and full of flavor.
- Freezer Slaw
This delicious slaw stays crisp and fresh in the freezer. While not a main dish, it's so unusual to find a frozen vegetable salad I had to include it. And you can use it to make Fish and Slaw Tostadas.
- Vegetarian Lasagna
Everybody loves lasagna. And with this flavorful version, no one will miss the meat. There are two ways to reheat this dish - in the oven and in the crockpot!
- Veggie Burgers
The secret to a good vegetarian burger is to use a combination of ingredients that are chewy, meaty, and nutty. These burgers combine kidney beans with oats and chopped fresh vegetables.
- Veggie Meat Loaf
I think this meatloaf tastes better than versions with meat. The texture is really satisfying.