14 Foods to Always Keep Stocked in Your Freezer
- by Omaha Steaks
- Last updated May 17, 2023
The freezer is an essential appliance for planning 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 expert tips and list of freezer essentials. Stock your freezer with these foods and freezer meal ideas, and never wonder “what’s for dinner,” again.
Why Frozen Foods?
At Omaha Steaks we use flash-freezing to preserve our beef, poultry, and pork at the peak moment of freshness. It’s like pressing the pause button on the natural aging process, suspending food in time at its peak. And our vacuum-sealed packaging keeps the frozen food at optimal levels of freshness with airless storage. When you prepare an Omaha Steaks meal for your family, you are providing the very best. Use this handy 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
- Bread and baked goods
- 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 28 days, resulting in the juiciest, most tender, and most flavorful beef. Keeping steak and beef stocked in your freezer is convenient and smart. Steak is the ultimate fast food, and you can prepare it in no time with our quick thaw instructions. While it’s great on the grill, you don’t need to wait for nice weather. Follow our handy tips to cook your steak indoors.
Don’t forget to keep steak tips stocked in your freezer to for easy recipes like one-pan steak frites, Dijon steak, potatoes and green beans, steak kabobs, or filet mignon crispy steak stir-fry.
Lean and high in protein, chicken is a must-have in any freezer. Omaha Steaks perfectly portioned, individually vacuum-sealed air-chilled 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. Stock up on boneless center-cut pork chops and whip up a delicious Pork Milanese or savory Hot Honey Pork Chops for your family in under 30 minutes. For smoking enthusiasts, a large bone-in pork butt is just what you need on hand when the mood for outdoor cooking strikes. And whatever you do, don’t forget to stock up on bacon!
Seafood is nutritious, delicious, and simple 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. Make a simple shrimp scampi or bruschetta shrimp pasta with Omaha Steaks Wild Argentinian Red Shrimp for a quick and healthy weeknight meal.
5. Meal Kits
Meal kits are the perfect solution when you’re craving a home-cooked meal in a hurry. Omaha Steaks Skillet Meals and fajita or stir fry kits put chef-inspired recipes on your table in 15 minutes or less. It’s a no-stress meal for two to three, done in minutes.
6. Frozen Meals
Enjoy cozy, no-stress comfort food meals anytime with our convenient pre-made freezer meals. Freezer-to-oven convenience that’s packed with flavor, our meals help you prepare an out-of-this-world dinner without all the work, any night of the week. Omaha Steaks offers delicious frozen meals, including Meat Lover’s Lasagna, Fullly Cook Beef Meatballs, Chicken Fried Steak, Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken Fettucine Alfredo.
7. Soups and Stews
Some days are just perfect for a nice, hearty soup. However, prepping and cooking a homestyle soup can be an all-day process and usually makes a large batch. A great way to meal-prep is to freeze your own soups and stews, including leftovers. Simply cool, portion, and transfer to freezer-safe, air-tight containers and freeze until ready to eat. Or make your life easier with Omaha Steaks ready-to-cook soups and stews.
8. Dairy Products
Never run out of shredded cheese, milk, or butter again with a well-stocked freezer! To freeze milk, freeze in the original jug or transfer to a freezer-safe jar or bag, always leaving extra room for expansion. 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 strike so keeping desserts in the freezer is a smart way to plan ahead. Individually frozen and perfectly portioned pies and tarts or Individual Chocolate Souffles are ideal for single servings. And be prepared for unexpected guests with frozen cakes and cheesecakes.
10. Cooked Rice and Noodles
Keep your freezer stocked with cooked grains to whip up a full meal in no time. Cooked rice can be stored in freezer bags and reheated when ready to serve or made into a delicious fried rice. To freeze noodles, cook al dente and toss in olive oil or butter before freezing. When you need a quick side dish, just defrost, heat, and serve.
11. Frozen Vegetables
A meal isn’t complete without side dishes. Frozen vegetables are a freezer essential, especially if running to the grocery store frequently for fresh ingredients isn’t an option. Omaha Steaks Green Beans in Butter Sauce, Creamed Spinach, and Steakhouse Creamed Corn are easy and gourmet – a perfect side dish for any dinner.
12. Potato Side Dishes
Complement your main course and create a delicious meal with easy-to-prepare potato side dishes. Keep your freezer stocked with Stuffed Baked Potatoes, Steakhouse Hash Browns, French fries, and Potatoes au Gratin for a perfect pairing to serve with your favorite entrée.
13. Bread and Baked Goods
Stocking up on bread or buy more than you need? Simply freeze the loaf and defrost to enjoy. You can also freeze fresh-baked breads, homemade cookies, and most pastries.
14. Fresh Herbs
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 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.