Freeze all the things! Even your side dishes. 

Side dish recipes are, for me, often the trickiest part of getting dinner on the table.

There are only so many times I can roast broccoli florets with olive oil and salt (my normal weeknight go-to) and instead make one of our side dishes a little more interesting.

The problem with “interesting” side dishes on a weeknight, though? They usually take too dang long. We’re working against the clock here, people!

That’s why I started seeking out some easy side dishes that did double duty as banging freezer meals.

If I could throw a couple together on a weekend and store for later, I knew it would save me time on the weeknights; bonus was it would change up our boring side dish routine!

So here are some of the tastiest side dishes I’ve found out on these there interwebs lately. I’ve saved them to my Side Dishes Pinterest board, where I’m always adding new pins and recipes, so if you dig this list, make sure to follow that board, too!


Lemon Parmesan Zucchini from Damn Delicious

Baked Zucchini Bites from Give It Some Thyme

Balsamic Glazed Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Girl In the Kitchen

Cauliflower Rice from Cook Eat Paleo

Parmesan Garlic Cabbage from Real Housemoms

Freezer Slaw from The Daring Gourmet

Confetti Corn from Better Homes and Gardens

Freezer Mashed Potatoes from The Kitchn

Spinach Balls from Genius Kitchen

Freezer Dinner Rolls from Cooking with Karli

Potato Latkes from Tori Avey


There you have it: a whole buncha freezer sides to get you going! Now I’ve just gotta find the time to batch cook on a weekend….