The idea of freezer cooking has always intrigued me, but I’ve always shied away from it myself.
Why? For one, I thought we didn’t have enough freezer space (which I’ve since learned wasn’t really true), and I also thought it would be much too challenging to come up with gluten-free, dairy-free freezer meals to match our dietary restrictions.
Boy was I wrong!
As I’ve been digging around the internet here lately, I’ve discovered a plethora of gluten-free, dairy-free freezer meal recipes!
And, my parents gifted us with a chest freezer this past Christmas!
I now have no excuse not to experiment with freezer cooking! I’m hoping to dip my feet into this method of cooking this summer. I believe it may help simplify our lives, and we will run to the taco truck down the street much less often during busy seasons. 😉
Today, I wanted to share with you the list of gluten-free, dairy-free freezer meals I’ve accumulated.
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35+ Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Freezer Meals
Chorizo Stuffed Peppers @ Once a Month Meals (also contains beef)
Cilantro Lime Chicken @ Fabulously Frugal
Freezer to Slow Cooker Chicken Chili @ New Leaf Wellness
Ground Chicken Meatballs @ Favorite Freezer Meals (use GF oatmeal)
Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts @ Once a Month Meals
Chicken Okra Gumbo @ Fabulously Frugal (sub in coconut oil for the butter)
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken @ New Leaf Wellness
Crock Pot Orange Chicken @ The Frugal Girls
Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup @ Once a Month Meals
Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas @ Six Sisters Stuff
Thai Chicken Enchiladas @ How Sweet Eat (use GF tortillas)
Slow Cooker Turkey Vegetable Soup @ Once a Month Meals
Slow Cooker Ginger Peach Chicken @ New Leaf Wellness
Paleo Chicken Pot Pie @ Once a Month Meals
Shredded BBQ Chicken @ New Leaf Wellness
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Hawaiian Sliders @ Once a Month Meals
Slow Cooker BBQ Spare Ribs @ Fabulously Frugal
Ginger Cranberry Pork Roast @ Mama and Baby Love
Rhubarb Pork @ Once a Month Meals
Peach & Mustard Pork Chops @ Life’s a Plate
Asparagus Salmon Bowls @ Once a Month Meals
Cilantro Shrimp @ Mama and Baby Love (sub in coconut oil for the butter)
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Mexican Meatloaf Cupcakes @ Once a Month Meals
Flank Steak @ Mama and Baby Love
Dairy-Free Lasagna @ Intentional By Grace (scroll down to the recipes section; use GF noodles)
Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef @ Fabulously Frugal
Orange Beef Stew @ Mama and Baby Love
Paleo Pizza Casserole @ Once a Month Meals
Easy Meatball Recipe @ Favorite Freezer Foods (use GF oatmeal)
St. Patrick’s Day Slow Cooker Freezer Recipe @ Mama and Baby Love
Spicy Palea Shepherds Pie @ Once a Month Meals
Paleo Beef Stew @ Once a Month Meals
Southern Vegetable Stew @ Once a Month Meals
Fall Chili @ Mama and Baby Love
Quinoa Beet Salad @ Once a Month Meals
I also love this Crock Pot Freezer Cooking Tutorial @ Stacy Makes Cents!
Need more inspiration? Come check out my freezer meals board on Pinterest!
Want help with freezer cooking?
I really love and recommend Not Your Mother’s Make-Ahead and Freeze Cookbook by Jessica Fisher. It goes way beyond recipes to include a plethora of freezer cooking tips and how-tos!
Disclosure: I have included affiliate links in this post.
Wow! Thank you for this list. Since writing the ABC’s of freezer Cooking I’ve had to go dairy free, and I’ve been overwhelmed trying to find new recipes that everyone in the family would enjoy. My meal plans have basically been revolving around the same 8 staples, and things have been getting, shall we say, a little boring lately. I can’t wait to try some of these.
Kelly @ New Leaf Wellness
Thanks so much for sharing! I think the best way to get started with freezer cooking is to just dive in. Once you make one or two meals and see how they simplify your life, you’ll be hooked! 🙂
Jill @ Jills Home Remedies
I’ve always wanted to try freezer cooking! I’m so excited about the freezer ebooks in the bundle!
Thanks so much for posting this – I really wanted the bundle but I wouldn’t be able to get it til May 1st. I appreciate the “pay later” option!
Oh I am SO glad to hear it will work out for you. I hope you LOVE it! We were so excited to figure out a way to do a “pay later” order form!!
I think you might want to note that all of the recipes that you link to are not gluten and dairy free, but can be made that way. Just from looking at the crockpot orange chicken neither Sweet Baby Ray’s or Soy Sauce are gluten free.
Oh thanks for pointing that out, Megan. I thought they all were…I use GF soy sauce. For Sweet Baby Ray’s, I would sub in a GF bbq sauce.
Thank you for this!! 🙂 I’m hoping I can have a decent stockpile of frozen meals for when our baby boy comes next month. We’re gluten and soy free, but we have a pretty decent GF/SF mock soy sauce recipe we’ve worked up that hopefully will turn out well in some of these recipes. I think you’ve just made my life much easier!
Do you have a favorite kind of gluten free wrap and/or tortillas?
Please be advised that at least one of the recipes calls for reduced sodium Soy Sauce. Soy Sauce is NOT gluten free. Please, if you are advertising something as gluten free, watch the ingredients so someone without lots of knowledge doesn’t inadvertently “gluten” a loved one while trying your recipes.
This has happened to me many times, especially when the recipe was described as “gluten free” and one of the daughters in law try to do me a favor and cook a wonderful meal for me. If gluten free is a medical necessity, such as with celiac, this would make someone really sick.
Thanks for your posts, I do read and follow your page.
Wow- thank you so much for sharing! I was feeling the same way with our new dietary restrictions and this will help us so much!!
I’m so glad it helps!
Eliminating gluten has never looked so delicious. These gluten-free recipes for appetizers, main dishes, desserts and more are guaranteed to please.