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Of course we love us some ice cream and frozen pizza, but it’s the freezer shortcuts that make life SO much easier on the daily! While there are plenty of articles out there with lists of what to always have stocked in your pantry, we think it’s just as helpful to always have these frozen food ingredients on hand. Here’s our list of top five freezer shortcuts, plus some recipes using these ingredients and heat-and-eat frozen entrees.


Frozen Fruits

We always stock our freezer with a variety of frozen fruits as they’re always in season and have a much longer shelf life than fresh. With frozen fruits there’s no washing, peeling or chopping needed, plus you can take what you need and put the rest back in the freezer for another time.


Frozen Dough

Frozen dough – like bread dough, phyllo dough, roll dough, pie crust shells and puff pastry – is such a lifesaver. There’s no need to make your dough from scratch, so you can put your flour and rolling pin away! We also love that it’s a much easier clean-up – no leftover dough scraps to throw out.


Frozen Veggies 

The prep-work is already done for you when you buy frozen vegetables! You can spend less time in the kitchen slicing and dicing veggies and more time doing the things you love. Plus, the innovation in this category is truly remarkable! There are riced cauliflower and veggie varieties, spiraled vegetables, veggie-potato varieties, grilled vegetables, worldly seasoned veggies, etc.


Frozen Pasta

Picking up dry pasta or spending the whole day in the kitchen making your own is a thing of the past. Whether you’re wanting something to boil and add to your favorite sauce or craving a complete pasta meal, the frozen food aisle has it all. There are even veggie pasta varieties and gluten-free versions for every dietary lifestyle!


Frozen Potatoes

Whether you’re wanting French fries, tater tots, hash browns, etc., the frozen food aisle has all your potatoes covered. The many frozen ‘tater varieties are here to save the day for breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner. We can’t pick our favorite!


What are your favorite freezer shortcuts? Share with us on social media @EasyHomeMeals.