Freeze all the things! Even your side dishes.
Sometimes it’s easier to just prep ahead and make side dishes to freeze.
Not all side dishes will reheat well- but this is my list of tried-and-trues that will prep easy, reheat great, and save you some time on dinner prep.
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 to freeze, doing double duty as banging freezer meals.
If I could throw a couple together on a weekend and store them for later, I knew it would save me time on the weeknights; the 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 (pictured here with Skillet Pork Schnitzel)
Confetti Corn from Better Homes and Gardens
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….