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101 Summer Freezer Meals

Summer has arrived! We don’t want you stuck in the house slaving over a hot stove, we want you out enjoying all this beautiful season has to offer! What better way to do that than to get some meals in the freezer so you just have to thaw, heat and eat? I can’t think of a better way, can you?

Yes, some of these meals you saw on the 101 Spring Freezer Meals. (Traditional, Whole Foods, Diet, Gluten Free Dairy Free, Vegetarian, Baby/Toddler). We have bolded those recipes in case you were a fan of that post. We have a whole array of recipes that are perfect for Summer as well. These are recipes that utilize in-season produce and on sale meats and groceries. You should find plenty of taste and savings when cooking meals from this list!

And don’t forget that we have menus that come out on the 1st of every month for just about everyone! These menus are designed with seasonal produce and grocery items as well. So don’t miss them.

Recipes marked with ** are easy to assemble or require minimal cooking to prepare.

Recipes marked + are for the slow cooker.

Recipes marked ^^ are for the grill.

And if you love Pinterest, first of all follow us, second of all, we have created a special board with all of these recipes so that you can get a visual “look” at them. Check it out!

You can also see the visual depiction of all of these recipes on our 101 Summer Freezer Meals Pinterest Board. Feel free to browse our 101 Spring101 Fall, and 101 Winter Freezer Meals posts as well.

If you would like to CREATE YOUR OWN menu by SWAPPING recipes using a Pro Membership from this list in and out of a menu, you can begin with one of these menus. For more information on how our menus work, visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page or our Membership Page.

Welcome to Once A Month Meals! Looking for more recipes like this? We have a variety of freezer cooking menus complete with recipe cards, grocery lists, instructions and labels.

Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Mexican Rice


  1. Southwestern Grilled Chicken with Mexican Rice^^
  2. Baby Back Ribs (Gluten Free)**^^
  3. Vegan “Meat” and Potatoes**^^
  4. Pineapple-Ginger Flank Steak**^^
  5. Cheddar Butter Burgers**^^
  6. Tex-Mex Burgers**^^
  7. Green Chile Burgers**^^
  8. Buffalo Bleu Cheese Burgers**^^
  9. Ranch Cheddar Burgers**^^
  10. Bacon & Bleu Burgers**^^
  11. Teriyaki Burgers (Gluten Free)**^^
  12. Tomato Basil Burgers**^^
  13. Turkey Burgers**^^
  14. Greek Turkey Sliders**^^
  15. Blueberry-Balsamic Portabella Stuffed Squash**^^
  16. Lawry’s Grilled Mozzarella Stuffed Chicken**^^
  17. Italian Flank Steak Pinwheels**^^
  18. Tangy Marinated Steak**^^
  19. Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs**+
  20. Spicy-Sweet Pork Tacos (Gluten Free)**^^
  21. Asian Marinated Drumsticks**^^
  22. Grilled Veggie Flatbread Pizzas**^^
  23. Creamy Adobo Grilled Chicken**^^
  24. Garlic Balsamic Pork Kabobs**^^
  25. Sweet & Sour Meatball Skewers**^^
  26. Raspberry Glazed Pork Chops**^^
  27. 5 Ingredient Coconut Curry Kabobs**^^
  28. Moonlight Beef Fajitas (Gluten Free)**^^
  29. Creamy Chicken with Mushrooms**+
  30. Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken**^^
  31. Chicken Apple Bacon Sliders (Gluten Free)^^
  32. Slow Cooker Apple Cherry Pork Loin**+
  33. Fire Roasted Vegetable Pasta
  34. Cheddar Stuffed Portobello Burgers**^^
  35. Cream Cheese Chicken **+
  36. Honey Chicken Kabobs (Gluten Free)**^^
  37. Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken**
  38. Slow Cooked Buffalo Chicken (great on salads)**^^
  39. Vegan Fajita Burgers**
  40. Aloha Pork Chops**
  41. Lemon Caper Tilapia Packets**+
  42. Tilapia with Garlic Roasted Tomatoes & Corn**+
  43. Southwest Flank Steak Pinwheels**+
  44. Katy’s Lake Brisket**+

Pure and Simple Crab Cakes


  1. Grilled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla
  2. Tomato Basil Panini**
  3. Pure and Simple Crab Cakes**
  4. Vegetarian Bacon Avocado Melt**^^
  5. Summer Vegetable Chowder
  6. Buffalo Chicken Wraps**
  7. Buffalo Chicken Burgers (Gluten Free)**
  8. Rice Cooker Mac & Cheese^^
  9. Chicken Curry Wraps**
  10. Roasted Red Pepper Soup
  11. Healthy Citrus Chicken Strips**
  12. Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers**
  13. Stuffed Portabella Pizzas**
  14. Baked Chicken & Vegetable Spring Rolls
  15. Spicy Beef Lettuce Wraps
  16. Italian Turkey Zucchini Burgers**
  17. Sweet Summer Corn Chowder
  18. Lighter Cajun Jambalaya

Wake Me Up Coffee Banana Smoothie


  1. Coffee Banana Smoothie**
  2. Yogurt Covered Fruit & Granola**
  3. Puffed Oven Pancakes with Summer Glazed Fruit
  4. Apricot Muffins with Almond Streusel (Gluten Free)
  5. Toddler French Toast Sticks
  6. French Toast Stick Kabobs**
  7. Quinoa and Kale Mini Quiches
  8. Frozen Fruit Burritos**
  9. Raspberry Kiwi Smoothie**
  10. Strawberry Banana Breakfast Popsicles**
  11. Lemon Poppyseed Waffles
  12. Green Supreme Smoothie**
  13. Fruit and Yogurt Smoothie Bags**
  14. Maple Cinnamon Granola (Gluten Free Dairy Free)

Apricot Freezer Jam

Side Dishes

  1. Balsamic & Rosemary Grilled Vegetables**+
  2. Baked Beans**
  3. Freezer Coleslaw**
  4. Super Simple Pasta Salad
  5. Vegan Curry Peach Quinoa
  6. Pickled Beets
  7. Fresh Veggie Quinoa Skillet
  8. Santa Fe-Style Quinoa Salad
  9. Salsa Verde**
  10. Vegetarian Twice Baked Potato Casserole
  11. Eggplant and Zucchini Chips
  12. Freezer Bread and Butter Pickles**
  13. Homemade Salsa Verde**
  14. Hamburger Buns
  15. Sauteed Carrots with Sage**
  16. Peppery Monteray Jack Pasta Salad
  17. Strawberry Freezer Jam
  18. Apricot Freezer Jam

Tri-Berry Pops


  1. Tri-Berry Yogurt Pops**
  2. Strawberry Freezer Pops**
  3. Homemade Yogurt Tubes (Gogurt Fakes)**
  4. Peanut Butter Jelly Time Bars
  5. Fruit Smoothies**
  6. Sugar Free Fat Free Mocha Popsicles**
  7. Mini Banana Pancake Muffins

19 Responses to “101 Summer Freezer Meals”

  1. Amanda says:

    How do we put this into a document for easy planning/shopping list?

    • Tricia says:

      My suggestion would be to use Ziplist (there is an easy to use button at the top right of each post for you to add to them). Here is a post about how to use them: http://onceamonthmom.com/get-started-using-ziplist/

      • Amanda says:

        I tried to use Ziplist when creating a menu, but it didn’t put all of the ingredients in there. Did I do something wrong? I just had to go in and do an old-fashion cut and paste! Which worked because I needed to double and triple some of the recipes for two families. BTW… I LOVE your website!!!!

        • Tricia says:

          Amanda, hmm, that is odd. I will have to check it out myself. In the past, they have populated on their own. I will see if we need to do some updates.

  2. Anjel T says:

    Omg! I’m so excited to try these. I’ve been at a loss the last two summers. Thank you.

  3. Julia says:

    What!?! Thank you so much for this list. I’m typically a lurker here because I’m still a little afraid of bulk cooking. But I’ve been keeping my eye out for some new summer recipes (I roasted a chicken yesterday…it was 95 degrees…blech) and this is perfect. I’m bookmarking it!

    • Tricia says:

      So glad you stopped lurking Julia! You should try starting out with a mini menu – there is a mini grilling menu even. Either way, we are glad you are here and like the list.

  4. wow. amazing. thank you. i love this site! school is out and i just never know what to cook. i love bread bread bread. one cant live on bread alone

  5. Kelly says:

    OMG!!!! Where to start. Due to life OAMC has taken a backside. Dinner is a scramble every nightq. Maybe I’ll to some small. Batch yo get re-started. Now what to choose?

  6. Amanda C says:

    Are the Whole Food recipes marked in any way? Thanks so much for all your work

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  9. Thanks for this great list! I have been freezer cooking for sometime and have been rotating the same favourites. Time to change it up!! I will be featuring this on my page for sure!

  10. kathy says:

    went to pinterest but no matter what link I try it tells me your page cant be found

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