14 Foods to Always Keep Stocked in Your Freezer
- by Omaha Steaks
The freezer is often an underutilized appliance that can help you plan your family meals with quality, delicious food. Having a fully stocked freezer allows you to make nutritious, mouthwatering meals in the comfort of your home any night of the week. Avoid the crowded grocery stores and resist the temptation of fast food drive-throughs with our list of foods to always keep stocked in your freezer. Make your shopping list and stock your freezer with these foods and freezer meal ideas.
Frozen Foods are Fresh
Frozen is fresher than fresh. Omaha Steaks uses flash freezing techniques to preserve the food at the peak moment of freshness. The vacuum sealed packaging keeps the frozen food at optimal levels of freshness with airless storage. When you prepare a meal for your family, you are providing the very best. Use our list to keep a fully stocked freezer and be prepared for any situation.
14 Frozen Foods to Always Keep Stocked
- Meal Kits
- Freezer-to-oven meals
- Soups and stews
- Dairy products
- Cooked rice and noodles
- Vegetable side dishes
- Potato side dishes
- Fresh Herbs
World-class steaks, juicy burgers, premium ground beef, and roasts are the start of many mouthwatering meals. Every Omaha Steaks cut is naturally aged 21 days, resulting in the juiciest, most tender and most flavorful beef. Keeping steak stocked in your freezer is just smart. Steak is the ultimate fast food, and you can prepare it in no time with our quick thaw instructions and cook the steak indoors or on the grill.
Lean and high in protein, chicken is a must-have essential in any freezer. Omaha Steaks perfectly portioned, individually vacuum sealed boneless skinless chicken breasts allow you to cook for one or ten with ease and no food waste.
Pork is another lean protein essential for your freezer. Whether you prefer boneless center-cut pork chops or a large bone-in pork butt for your smoker, keeping pork in your freezer is just smart. Whatever you do, don’t forget to stock up on bacon!
Seafood is nutritious, delicious, and easy to cook. Stock your freezer with your favorite fish, like salmon, cod, sole, tuna, tilapia or cobia or shellfish, like lobster, shrimp, crab or scallops and be ready for a gourmet meal any night of the week. Omaha Steaks Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp are sweet, taste like lobster and cook in half the time of other shrimp.
Meal kits are the perfect solution when you want to eat a homecooked meal, but don’t want to do the work. Omaha Steaks skillet meals and fajita kits take 15 minutes or less from freezer-to-oven. That means you can have a delicious meal in less time than it takes to get in the car and hit up a drive-thru. Slow cooker meals are also great to stock up on if you like coming home to a fully cooked, homestyle meal.
Pre-made meals with minimal or no prep are essential for your freezer. It’s the ultimate convenient comfort food. Keep your favorites stocked in your freezer for a quick and easy meal solution. Omaha Steaks offer freezer-to-oven classics, including meat lover’s lasagna, all beef meatballs, chicken fried steak, chicken pot pie or chicken fettucine alfredo.
Some days are just soup days. However, prepping and cooking a homestyle soup can be an all-day process. You can freeze your own soups and stews. Simply cool, portion and transfer to freezer-safe, air-tight containers and freeze until ready to eat. Or, ake your life easier with Omaha Steaks ready-to-cook soups and stews, like lobster bisque, Heartland beef stew or Italian-style seafood stew.
Never run out of shredded cheese, milk or butter again! All of these dairy products can be frozen and defrosted when ready to use. For milk, make sure to take a cup out of the jug or transfer to a freezer-safe jar (leave room at the top for expansion) or a freezer-safe bag before freezing. Shredded cheese and butter can be frozen in their original packaging until ready to use.
Don’t forget about dessert! You never know when a craving for a decadent sweet treat will stock so keeping desserts in the freezer is just smart. Individually frozen and single-serve portioned pies and tarts or chocolate souffles are perfect for single servings. Be prepared for unexpected guests with frozen cakes and cheesecakes.
Keep your freezer stocked with cooked grains so you can whip up a full meal in no time. Cooked rice can be stored in freezer bags and reheated when ready to serve or whip up a delicious fried rice. To freeze noodles, cook ala dente and toss in olive oil or butter before freezing. When you need a quick side dish, just defrost, heat and serve.
A meal isn’t complete without side dishes. Frozen vegetables are a freezer essential, especially if running to the grocery frequently isn’t an option. Green beans, creamed spinach, and steakhouse creamed corn are easy and gourmet – a perfect side dish for a steak dinner.
Complement your main course and create a delicious meal with a freezer stocked with potato side dishes. Stuffed baked potatoes, Omaha steakhouse fries or potatoes au gratin are an easy side dish for any dinner. Keep your freezer stocked with potato side dishes and never stress about what to serve with your favorite entrée.
Stocking up on bread or buy more than you need? Simply freeze the loaf and defrost to enjoy. You can also freeze your fresh-baked breads and most pastries.
Fresh herbs taste wonderful in recipes, but most recipes only call for a tablespoon or two, leaving you with more fresh herbs than you need. Don’t let those go to waste. Freeze herbs simply by dicing and measuring into ice cube trays. Cover with water or oil and freeze. Each cube will be perfectly portioned with fresh herbs for your recipes.
Cooking and eating at home is easy with a fully-stocked freezer. And, with a freezer full of Omaha Steaks, being prepared tastes amazing.
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With a freezer full of Omaha Steaks, being prepared tastes amazing.