11 Insanely Easy Side Dishes That You Can Make Ahead and Freeze

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!


Creamy Caraway Cabbage

(seen here with pork schnitzel)

Confetti Corn from Better Homes and Gardens

photo credit: Better Homes and Gardens
photo credit: Cooking with Karli
photo credit: 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….

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