Vegetarian Freezer-Friendly Meals

freezer friendly meals

I’m preparing to go to Israel for a couple of weeks for a work conference. So in addition to preparing for the big conference, I’m also preparing the house and the family for my being gone for two weeks. I know that the house can run without me, but I panic. I’ve been gone for a week before, but never two! My husband isn’t a bad cook, but he is limited in the kitchen and has limited time for recipes. I decided that I needed to come up with a food plan ahead of time. I began planning a month in advance. I set aside my Sundays for cooking and freezing a few dishes to ensure that my kids would not be feasting on ramen and Wacky Mac each night. Mind you, they’d be thrilled with those options. I just want some more nutritious options in their bellies. I also wanted to make it easy on my babysitter. A simple reheat makes things uncomplicated. Everything is properly wrapped and labeled. All that needs to be done is a quick chopped salad and dinner is done!

Here are some of the dishes I already have ready to go:

French Onion Soup | Carrot Ginger Soup | Moroccan Lentil Soup | White Bean and Kale Soup | Split Pea Soup | Vegetarian Chili | Vegetable and Black Bean Burritos | Mushroom and Onion Quiche | Baked Mushroom Macaroni and Cheese | Eggplant Pasta Bake | Homemade Pizza Bagels | Veggie Burgers | Veggie Meatballs and Sauce | Quesadilla Pie | Quinoa and Chickpea Loaf | Lentil Sloppy Joes

*Please let me know if you’d like me to post he recipes to any of the above dishes that aren’t already linked
and I will try to make them a future feature.

P.S. If you have any great foodie suggestions in Israel, let me know in the comments below!

While trying to come up with my own menu plan, I sought out some help from many of my foodie friends. Sharing some fantastic ideas with you here! Do you have a favorite freezer-friendly dish? Share them in the comments below.


Roasted Winter Vegetable Chowder – Kitchen Treaty

Crockpot Pumpkin Red Lentil Chili – Kitchen Treaty

Slow-Cooked Split Pea Soup – This American Bite

Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk – JewHungry

Roasted Red Pepper Soup – Tales of an Overtime Cook

Main Dishes:

Baked Falafel  – May I Have That Recipe

Pretzel and Cashew Crusted Tofu – May I Have That Recipe

Crepe Lasagna – Because I Like Chocolate

Green Mac & Cheese – The Kosher Foodies

Whole Wheat Cabbage & Mushroom Galette – The Kosher Foodies

Peas and Shells with Vegan Alfredo – JewHungry

Eggplant Casserole – EverydayMaven

Asparagus, Dill & Onion Egg Casserole – EverydayMaven


Broccoli Kugel Muffins – Tales of an Overtime Cook

About Hindy Garfinkel


  1. Everyday Maven says

    Thanks for including my recipe! Btw, I had an aunt named “Hindy”, it was short for “Helene” but I’ve never heard that name anywhere else – love it!

  2. What a great way to make sure your family eats healthy when you’re gone! I love freezer cooking!

  3. Shoshana Ohriner says

    What a great roundup! My freezer needs restocking and these ideas are a great place to start!

  4. Alison @ Alibabka says

    I really like this roundup! Freezer friendly is always a winner and during the winter, nothing better !

  5. Great roundup; I was too busy to send stuff, but love these ideas. We are not vegetarians but eat vegetarian meals a lot, so these are in our future.

  6. Chanie@BusyInBrooklyn says

    What a great roundup Hindy! Enjoy your trip!

  7. enjoy that trip! freezer meals are the best.

  8. Sarah Klinkowitz says

    Excellent roundup. I confess that most of what I cook is not vegetarian, and I am sorry I did not have time to contribute a recipe. Enjoy your trip!

  9. LilMissCakes says

    Great roundup! I can’t wait to have a freezer big enough to stock up like you.

  10. Amazing how organized you can be!! Impressed.

  11. mayihavethatrecipe says

    Wow, you really did a ton of work to prepare for your trip. Great roundup of vegetarian friendly meals. Have a great trip.

  12. Whitney @ Jewhungry says

    Thank you again for including me in this round-up! I hope you’re having a wonderful trip!

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