I usually keep my freezer stocked with an assortment of frozen vegetables. Though I usually buy most of our everyday vegetables fresh, I use the frozen variety for all sorts of things. Frozen broccoli, for example, makes a terrific base for soup. Sometimes I even just steam it with a little butter for dinner. Frozen artichoke hearts are the key ingredient to my favorite lasagna, and frozen corn is my go-to for chowder when the fall chill sets in. The best part is that if your freezer is stocked with a few essentials like frozen peas or spinach, you can easily build a meal around them. They are healthy, inexpensive and always add a welcome dose of green. Here are some of my favorite dinners that call for frozen vegetables. They are super easy, so grab a bag from the freezer and whip one of these up for dinner tonight!
1. Shrimp, Broccoli, And Edamame Stir Fry
A bag of frozen edamame is super versatile and is a great addition many amazing, healthy dishes. This simple stir fry comes together in a jiffy and it all starts with the bag from the freezer!
2. Spinach Tomato Orzo Soup
This delicious soup is perfect for cool fall nights. Pick up a bag of frozen spinach to add your daily dose of greens!
3. Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken
In the mood for Chinese take-out? Grab a bag of frozen veggies and get this General Tso’s chicken recipe rockin’ in your slow-cooker!
4. Easy Peanut Lime Soba Noodles
This gorgeous vegan noodle dish is given a healthy dose of vegetables from a simple bag of frozen broccoli. This easy recipe is ideal for a quick dinner or lunch!
5. Shepard’s Pie
A classic Shepard’s Pie is always a hit at the dinner table. Make this easy casserole with a bag of frozen vegetables and enjoy a hot meal with your family.
6. Pea Soup With Mint
A delicious bowl of pea soup tastes great any time of the year. Make this simple, nourishing recipe with frozen peas and fresh mint from your garden. It comes together in minutes and is always a hit!
7. Broccoli Casserole With Ritz
Need a quick casserole for the kids tonight? Grab a bag of frozen broccoli, a box of crackers, and make this delish cheesy dish!
8. Shrimp Fried Rice
A totally delicious fried rice made with shrimp is punched up with the addition of frozen peas!
9. Confetti Quinoa Salad
This super delicious quinoa salad is made with a big bag of frozen vegetables! Mix them up in this healthy salad and enjoy a protein packed dinner.
10. Mac And Peas
This delicious macaroni and cheese recipe gets a boost of greens from the addition of frozen peas fresh out of the freezer.
11. Stars & Peas Pasta
A simple pasta dish is given a healthy dose of greens with the addition of frozen peas. Grab a bag from your freezer and dinner is ready in minutes!
12. Artichoke Lasagna
A delicious slice of artichoke lasagna is always welcome on a fall weeknight. Make this with the bag of frozen artichokes that are already in your freezer!