50+ Awesome Freezable Vegetarian Meals (all tested!)
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Tired of having to cook everyday? I hear ya! Why not make a huge batch of some freezable vegetarian meals you can have all week long instead?! Here are the best freezer friendly vegetarian meals to add to your menu today!
Having to juggle work, school, home, (your sanity) and/or the events that surround everyday life can be exhausting, I feel you on that one.
Busy weeknights are almost a certainty when you’ve got a life that demanding, so there’s little to no time to figure out what to eat.
Sure, the fast food around the corner sounds great, but are the extra thousand calories really worth it? Nope, I didn’t think so either, especially when there are much healthier options like these you can have in just a couple of minutes.
These freezer-friendly vegetarian dishes are the best homemade meals for busy people to make on weekends an entire family can enjoy during the week.
From vegetarian freezer meals for breakfast to healthy dinners, pop the prepared meals in freezer-safe containers and heat them up properly whenever you’re in need of something tasty to fill your tummy!
Speaking of filling your tummy, take a peak at this exclusive vegetarian protein fix for healthier recipes that’ll help you stay fuller for longer.
Elevate your menu and save time with these freezable vegetarian meals!
Whether you’re looking to save time or even money, these frozen vegetarian meals should help you do just that. And if you’re in need of even more cost effective meals, have a look at these leftover vegetable recipes for more inspo!
Freezer-friendly recipes for breakfast
Bonus: I love to use slightly over-ripe bananas to make this even more tasty!
Note: keep the toppings separately till you’re ready to serve
Proper tasty, easy to make, gluten-free and paleo-friendly Coconut Flour Pancakes. One serving boasts an astounding 20g of protein in just 400 calories!
Bonus: try using your leftover boiled potatoes here too
Note: you can freeze after mashing, before frying
Potato Farls (also known as potato bread) – an authentic Irish recipe that’s great for breakfast and perfect with any Ulster fry.
Bonus: you can use soy or oat milk
Note: freeze the batter or the already made pancakes
Love pancakes, but looking for something new? Try our couscous kaiserschmarrn recipe- healthy, delicious shredded pancakes!
Bonus: use regular tofu with some extra spices and herbs to make it even more flavourful
Note: make these in a larger batch and store in freezer
Boasting 22 grams of protein per serving and a taste like the beautiful French pizzas known as Tarte Flambee. Honestly, you just gotta try our High Protein Smoked Tofu Breakfast Egg Muffins, it’s an awesome time-saving take-anywhere breakfast!
Bonus: smoked paprika in the mix in place of the smoked tofu will do just the trick
Note: make these in extra batches and store in an airtight bag, sucking out all the air before popping it in the freezer
Boost your protein goals in just 15 minutes! This is the best banana bread I’ve ever had, plus, it’s super easy to make too!
Bonus: you can even prep this the night before
Note: reheat in an oven or microwave and finish it off in a hot pan so it’s crispy again
This veggie filled, high-protein breakfast is the perfect way to start your day. Have the most amazing Mexican-style breakfast in less than fifteen minutes!
Bonus: make ahead by preparing just the batter
Note: you can even freeze either the batter or the pancakes!
Complete with easy to follow cooking instructions compiled by the best vegan pancake makers around!
Bonus: top with a spicy sauce
Note: freeze them after they’re all done
Fresh basil, salty feta, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and sweet cherry tomatoes: that’s the beautiful combo that gives these breakfast egg muffins the name ‘Italian Style’.
Bonus: wrap the burrito in foil and have it to go!
Note: you can prep the ingredients the night before and freeze after
Did someone say burrito? Try our breakfast egg burrito recipe to wrap a perfect high-protein dish with healthy fillings.
Bonus: use low fat cottage cheese to reduce the calories in this
Note: you can freeze either the pancakes or prepped batter
26g of natural protein in just three ingredients: Cottage cheese, eggs and oats. 12 minutes from start to finish. Believe me when I say you won’t be disappointed!
Bonus: can’t find feta? Try halloumi instead!
Note: prep the night before to make it even more flavourful
Looking for healthy new toast recipes? Try our greens and beans on toast! White beans in a herby green sauce, with feta!
Bonus: top with some honey, sliced almonds and low fat greek yoghurt!
Note: prep the batter and freeze it in an airtight container
Win over the crowd at your next brunch without hurting your waistline with these raspberry low calorie pancakes!
Bonus: use canned mixed veggies or fresh vegetables for this
Note: make days ahead and freeze in suitable containers
This simple vegetable frittata is full of veggie goodness and packed with protein. Give it a go, I dare you!
Bonus: use your fav berries as a topping for these
Note: keep the toppings aside before freezing either the batter or pancakes themselves
There is no time for chit-chat when fluffy lentil pancakes are to be cooked. Just follow a few deliciously easy steps. Try this recipe out right away 🙂
- Blend the egg, water, vanilla extract, banana, lentils, whole grain flour, baking powder, sugar and salt until you have a thick homogeneous batter. Some lentil streaks will be visible, but don’t worry, they won’t be noticeable when the pancakes are cooked.1 egg, 2 tbsp water, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 medium banana, ½ cup lentils, cooked, ½ cup wholegrain flour, 1 ½ tsp baking powder, 1 tsp sugar, Salt to taste
- Heat the butter in a non-stick pan and turn the heat to low-medium. Make 4 small pancakes or 2 medium ones.Cover with a lid if you have. Cook until the top of the pancake appears to be dry, then turn and cook until the bottom of the pancake has browned. Repeat with the rest of the batter.1 tsp butter
- Serve lentil banana pancakes with strawberries, maple syrup and low fat greek yogurt as toppings.½ cup strawberries, 2 tsp maple syrup, ½ cup low fat Greek Yogurt
- Be careful of not over blending the batter, this will activate the gluten and the pancakes won’t be as fluffy and soft. To facilitate the process add the liquid ingredients first to the blender.
- These are great frozen and reheated in the oven. So for people who want a quick breakfast or snack you just have to make a few batches, freeze and reheat whenever you want.
- The pancakes are great on their own, so for people who want to cut more calories I recommend skipping the maple syrup. Do not skip the yogurt though, because it adds good protein.
- Using 1/4 cup flour and 1/4 oats instead of ½ cup flour is very good as well. Resulting in less calories but also slightly less protein.
- Tips: Use any berries you like!
- Make-ahead? Yes, either just the batter or the pancakes themselves.
- Freezable? Yes! Again, either the batter or the pancakes (keep the toppings separate).
Bonus: go crazy, use your favourite toppings here!
Note: make the batter in advance
This world’s simplest pancakes recipe contains just two ingredients (egg and banana) and is super quick – just minutes from bowl to plate! Simple and tasty.
Bonus: use fresh or canned pitted cherries for this
Note: either you can prep this the night before or freeze the oatmeal (without the cherries, maple syrup and honey)
Start the day off the right way with this delicious creamy oatmeal – high in protein and bursting with cherry goodness!
Bonus: use olive oil or sesame oil for the bread to add more flavour
Note: freeze after they’re all done, preferably in individual portions
Vegetarian Baked Beans. Thick and full flavoured with a moreish tang. Low in calories, ready in 15 minutes and just as good as the ‘original’ from Heinz!
Bonus: I’m a sucker for oat milk but use any of your choice
Note: freeze the batter then let it thaw and pop it in the oven when you’re ready to have some
A healthy high-protein version of those famous Tiktok baked oats. They’ll fill you up and keep you smiling until lunch!
Bonus: ripe bananas are best for these
Note: freeze either the batter or the pancakes without the toppings
After a healthy breakfast recipe you can rustle up quickly? Try our oatmeal banana pancakes, served with blueberry syrup!
Speedy lunches you can freeze
Bonus: experiment with your favourite herbs and spices for this
Note: freeze in airtight container and let the frozen soup thaw before reheating
Red Lentil Soup. Delicious – six ingredients, 30g of protein per bowl. Tasty and high in fiber too.
Bonus: only five minutes prep time!
Note: freeze either the batter or actual pancakes and add the toppings fresh
These easy chickpea pancakes are sweet and salty, and make an absolutely delicious meal. Be warned, breakfasts will never be the same again!
Bonus: delicious sandwiches ready in less than 15 minutes
Note: freeze the filling and get the bread fresh
Upgrade your vegetarian sandwich offerings with this chickpea salad sandwich! It’s simple and speedy with 23g of protein!
Bonus: use cooked or canned black beans for these
Note: freeze arepas and filling separately, make the dip fresh
Looking for new lunch ideas? Try our Venezuelan-inspired vegetarian arepas – cornmeal flatbreads with beans & feta!
Bonus: you can roast the pumpkin seeds on medium heat before sprinkling it over the soup to serve
Note: allow the frozen soup to thaw before reheating for an afternoons meal
On the search for a quick, tasty homemade soup recipe? This pea and mint soup is deliciously easy and vegan too!
Bonus: you can use sour cream in place of the low fat Greek Yoghurt
Note: freeze the batter without the red onions and sweetcorn
Sweetcorn fritters can be made for any weeknight tea with the family. Served as a main or side dish, they’re so yummy!
Bonus: cook the soup a day before to enhance its flavour
Note: store this in an airtight container and freeze in individual portions
A beautiful vegan soup starring cauliflower and lentils, spiced with a taste of Morocco. High in protein, works for lunch or dinner.
Bonus: use your favorite color of bell pepper for this
Note: makw filling ahead but assemble when you’re ready to serve
Easy Veggie Quesadillas with a Melted Mozzarella and Cheddar Combo. A few clever steps and you’ll be chowing down on gooey, crispy quesadillas in no time!
Bonus: you can use smoked paprika to add some more pizzaz to your wraps
Note: secure in some aluminum foil before freezing and reheat in an oven or microwave
Chickpea Wraps – these firm faves are really easy to make, super tasty and oh-so satisfying. We’ll even show you how to roll them properly!
Bonus: garnish with parsley or your favourite fresh herbs
Note: freeze the chickpea mix and make the veggie mix fresh
All the taste and all the goodness – without the fish. The new kid on the vegan block is even tastier than the original!
Bonus: top with parsley and serve with some hummus
Note: you can freeze this vegetarian freezer meal for just a few days and reheat in an oven or microwave after allowing it to thaw
Tofu, spices and veggies combine to make the ultimate vegan breakfast, a tofu scramble, in this vegan-friendly take on the classic.
Bonus: one of my fav veggie meals to freeze and it’s ready in less than 30 mins!
Note: prep the veggies and store in separate containers
Looking for a quick lunch that’s packed with colourful veg and plenty of flavour? This tangy veggie wrap has got just what you need.
Bonus: enjoy with some crusty bread for lunch or basmati rice for dinner, either would make amazing meals for big families
Note: freeze the stew and allow it to thaw completely before reheating
Chickpeas, bell peppers and juicy tomatoes are thrown together to make this quick and easy stew. Enjoy with bread or some rice for a filling lunch or dinner.
Bonus: you can use scallions in place of the green onions
Note: freeze without the toppings and reheat slowly
Searching for a vegetarian soup recipe that’s big on health benefits & low on calories? Try this zucchini (courgette) basil soup!
Bonus: top with both parsley and cilantro
Note: freeze and reheat on low heat in a microwave or oven
A super easy mash meal made with sweet potatoes that is going to fill you up, add protein to your diet, and taste oh so cheesy!
Bonus: serve with a bit of soy yoghurt if you please!
Note: freeze the tofu mix, reheat under low heat and assemble with fresh avocadoes and tomato paste in the tortillas when ready to serve
The new vegan burrito is here, paving the way and setting the standard. Mega quick and perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Dinner freezer meals
Bonus: add some drops of water to the pan to make sure the dish doesn’t dry out
Note: cook, freeze, allow to thaw before warming it on low heat
Looking for a speedy noodle dish, packed with vegetables and flavour? The search is over with this easy vegetable lo mein!
Bonus: a nice, savory and creamy dinner
Note: you can make this ahead and freeze it as well
The classic curry takes on a new face with our vegan tikka masala. Full of healthy veg and fragrant flavours, this is sure to win your heart!
Bonus: serve with wholegrain bead, brown rice or even tortillas
Note: allow frozen meal to thaw before reheating slowly and adding toppings
A great example of amazing vegan comfort food for those chilly days! This chili sin carne is warming and full of flavor.
Bonus: serve with some flatbread or even brown rice
Note: prep this the night before and reheat it the next day!
After something light and tasty for dinner? Try our high protein coconut mushroom stew – did we mention it’s vegan too?
Bonus: one of my fav freezer friendly pasta dishes
Note: allow to thaw before reheating after freezing
Love a good bolognese but trying to eat less meat? Try our healthy, plant-based lentil bolognese – you’ll never look back!
Bonus: ready in less than 30 minutes!
Note: freeze just the stir fry and make the rice fresh
Quick and delicious veggie side dish. High Protein, low carb, vegan and done within 30 minutes. In my opinion a must-have recipe.
Bonus: you can prep this the night before for an even more flavourful soup
Note: allow to thaw before warming on low heat in the oven or microwave
Fill up and power up on our hot vegetarian kale and white bean soup. It’s an absolute pearl for your healthy slim down diet.
Bonus: vegan friendly too!
Note: freeze pasta mix without toppings
A dump and bake dish that will please everyone, this bean and pasta vegetarian casserole makes a perfect healthy dinner.
Bonus: serve with basmati rice and top with cilantro or coriander
Note: store in an airtight container before freezing and consume no more than a couple days later
This virtually vegan mango curry is refreshing, tropical, super-quick and soooooo easy! Don’t miss out on this one.
Bonus: you can use your favouite color of bell pepper!
Note: allow to thaw completely before reheating slowly on low heat
This cheesy, crispy, oven favourite broccoli cheese casserole is low effort and high reward – complete with cheat tips!
Bonus: save time by microwaving the sweet potatoes!
Note: freeze just the filling and rewarm before assembling
Sweet Potato Burritos – bursting with Mexican flair and tantalising flavours, this authentic recipe is easy to make for one or the whole big family!
Bonus: an amazing pasta dinner ready in less than thirty minutes!
Note: freeze without the basil toppings
A tasty vegan eggplant and tomato pasta with navy beans and kale. Super healthy and super tasty!
Bonus: you can even prep this stew the night before to make it more flavourful!
Note: freeze just the stew and have it with any fresh side
After a high protein, high fibre, low calorie vegetarian dinner? Our Mexican bean stew is just the ticket! Try it now!
Bonus: add some onion chutney to up the flavour of this
Note: allow stew to thaw completely before reheating
The sexiest lentil stew you have ever eaten. A nutritional powerhouse, this recipe is here to kickstart your year – and your health.
Bonus: ready in just 30 mins!
Note: holds up nicely when frozen, just allow to thaw before gently reheating
Vegan Bolognese. It was about time we veganized the Italian classic. And we’re proud to say we were successful. Please welcome, the amazing Anti Bolognese!
Bonus: use roasted or smoked almonds for this
Note: make ahead of time but reheat again so it’s warm and nice
After a healthy pasta arrabiata recipe? Try ours! With aubergine and a crushed almond topping, this is the best out there!
Bonus: ready in just thirty minutes!
Note: add toppings only when you’re serving
A tasty bowl of lentils with vegetables in a tahini sauce and cashews. This veggie comfort food is just what an autumn day calls for.
Freezable vegetable meals FAQs
From fruits to meatless chillis, pastas to casseroles, there are a whole host of foodstuffs and meals vegetarians can store in the freezer.
As a busy vegetarian, freezer cooking for me has been a life (and time) saver. And, I realised as long as it is prepped properly and kept in the right containers, it will remain fresh for a decent amount of time in the freezer.
If you’re wondering what kind of meals freeze well, here’s a list of freeze ahead vegetarian meals that do it best:
Although prepackaged frozen meals are notoriously high in sodium, saturated fats and there are loads of reasons why ready meals aren’t very healthy, homemade frozen meals are absolutely healthy as long as they’re made with the right ingredients, cooked and stored properly.
There are many vegetarian recipes to freeze if you’re looking for healthier, meat-free options to have on your busier weekdays.
These vegetarian freezer dump meals are appropriate for any meal of the day whether it be breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc.
From burritos to casseroles and pastas to soups, check out all the vegetarian recipes that freeze well above for the most convenient weekday meals.
Most freeze ahead vegetarian meals usually last up to three months in the freezer without getting freezer burnt but I’d recommend you consume them within a week or two of their preparation.
Food is always at its best quality when it’s fresh, so consuming it within that time frame makes sure you enjoy your meal.
For more variety in your freezer-friendly options, check out my latest post on freezable vegan meals for delicious plant-based alternatives.
Whether you’re looking for something to munch on for breakfast or a nice bite you can have in the evenings, these veggie freezer meals are just what you need.
Maybe you’re a new mom in her postpartum period, or a student looking to save time and money by freezing food – if so, you’re in the right place!
Tell me all about the freezable vegetarian meals you’ve tried and how their storage went in the comments below and follow this blog for more!