When I started the keto diet seven years ago, making keto freezer meals was the last thing I had on my mind! I had no idea that prepping my meals ahead and batch cooking ingredients on the weekends would contribute significantly to my weight loss.
That was 148 pounds and 100 meal prep Sundays ago.
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When you start a low carb diet like keto, you spend a lot of time learning what you can and cannot eat, reading labels at the store, and calculating macros.
A lot of time.
Which is enough work even if you don’t have a full-time job or a family to feed.
Add in an actual life, plus trying to stay on a budget, and you’ve got a trifecta of reasons to give up before you get started.
Don’t give up! I lost the weight, and I learned how to meal prep and freeze food after my 40th birthday.
If I can do it, you can too!
By planning and making your meals ahead you’ll save money, time, and always have a freezer full of go-to breakfasts, snacks, and dinners for whenever hunger hits!
If you’re new to freezer cooking, read this post about how to get started step by step & download the Freezer Foods Cheat Sheet!
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If you’re ready to get this keto freezer meals party started now, I have a fabulous collection of make-ahead recipes that will make meal prep day, busy mornings and crazy weeknights easy!
Note: All of these meals freeze well even if they don’t call themselves a “Freezer Meal”!
See the notes with each recipe for any special instructions.
Keto Freezer Meals – Breakfast
Super Easy Breakfast Muffins
This easy breakfast recipe takes about 10 minutes to put together & comes in at 1.5 net carbs per muffin. To freeze: Cool & then wrap each muffin in plastic wrap & store inside ziplock bags. They will keep for up to 3 months! Get the recipe here
Mini Quiches with Almond Flour Crust – Make Ahead Meal Mom
Cheesy Broccoli Muffins – Paleo Hacks
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Freeze this make-ahead low carb casserole with sausage, eggs, and cheese for up to 3 months in an airtight container. Only 2 net carbs per serving! Get the recipe on Food Faith Fitness.
Easy Baked Eggs
Forget hard-boiled! Use your oven to bake eggs – with or without anything extra – and freeze them for those mornings when you have zero time. (Also known as every morning for me:) Get the details here on Word To Your Mother Blog
Favorite Breakfast Sandwich
Each breakfast sandwich contains 4 net carbs and freezes well by wrapping individually in plastic wrap & freezer bags for up to 3 months. Get the recipe on Hey Keto Mama
Cream Cheese Pancakes
Keep these low carb pancakes ready at all times! [Each one contains 2 net carbs.] Make a few batches on meal prep day & freeze in ziplock bags! Keep them separated by placing a piece of wax paper between each one! Get the recipe here.
Breakfast Biscuits with Sausage & Cheese
Made with keto-friendly fathead dough, each breakfast biscuit stuffed with sausage & cheese contains 2 net carbs. Freezes fabulously for up to 3 months wrapped individually. Get the recipe on How To This & That
Keto Breakfast Pockets
Easy to customize and freeze ahead these Keto Breakfast Pockets from Joy Filled Eats only have 4 net carbs each! Reheat in seconds in the microwave on busy mornings when there’s no time to cook! Get the recipe on Joy Filled Eats
Breakfast Muffins With Sausage
These Keto Breakfast Muffins with Sausage are the perfect low carb, high protein breakfast recipe-with under 2 net carbs per muffin! Make a batch or two & freeze individually for super bust mornings! Get the recipe here
Low Carb Frittata – Life Made Keto
This keto sausage, egg and cheese casserole is easy to put together with only 6 ingredients & 1 net carb per serving. Freeze the leftovers or individual breakfast portions for up to 3 months. Get the recipe on Wholesome Yum
Related: 20 More Make-Ahead Keto Breakfast Recipes
Keto Freezer Meals Dinner
Beef & Broccoli – Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
A much healthier, low carb alternative to take-out, this beef & broccoli recipe also makes meal prep day easy by using the crockpot & the microwave to steam the broccoli! To Freeze: Place the beef & the sauce in one freezer bag & keep the broccoli separate in another. Thaw in the fridge or add 2 hours to the cooking time in the crockpot! Get the recipe on Life Made Keto
Crockpot “Crack” Chicken
Slow cook this cream cheese, cheddar and bacon ranch shredded crack chicken in the crockpot, or bake it in the oven – either way, this recipe freezes well for up to 3 months.
Loaded Cauliflower Soup – Instant Pot
Missing loaded potato soup? Try this low carb, loaded cauliflower soup recipe that is practically effortless to prep in the Instant Pot-or on the stove in case you haven’t picked up a pressure cooker yet! To Freeze: Add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot, but leave the cream cheese & cheddar out. After the soup cools store in the freezer for up to 3 months. *Don’t forget to add in the cheeses on serving day! Get the recipe on Kalyn’s Kitchen
This one dish skinny cheeseburger casserole has only 2 net carbs per serving & is the perfect make-ahead & freeze meal! To Freeze: Assemble the casserole & bake-leave the mustard, ketchup and extra cheese for serving day. Let it cool & store in an airtight container for up to 6 months. Get the recipe on Wholesome Yum
Kalua Pork – Crockpot Recipe
Combining two of my favorite things: crockpots & bacon. Make that three-it’s also EASY! And freezer-friendly! Wait, I think that’s 4 things. Math isn’t my thing, but bacon wrapped meat IS! Freeze this one before you cook it in an airtight freezer bag & be sure to thaw before cooking! Get the recipe on Happy Money Saver
Stuffed Taco Peppers – Slow Cooker
Everything you love about a taco stuffed neatly into a low carb pepper! This recipe makes 6 peppers with 4 net carbs each. Go ahead & double up on this one. They taste fabulous! To Freeze: Freeze uncooked by stuffing the peppers on an uncovered baking sheet until they’re nice & frozen. Then transfer them into a freezer bag for up to 3 months. Allow these to thaw before you cook-and they’ll taste like you just whipped them together! Get the recipe on Ruled.Me
Meatloaf – Wholesome Yum
Baked Chicken & Cauliflower Rice
If you’re looking for an easy and inexpensive low carb recipe for lunch or dinner check out this chicken & cauliflower rice recipe! It comes together quickly, freezes well and contains only 5 net carbs per serving. To Freeze: You can freeze the chicken & rice separately in airtight ziplock bags or together in a covered container for up to 3 months. Get the recipe on I Breathe I’m Hungry
Make this low carb no-bean chili in the crockpot, Instant Pot or stove! Each serving contains 7 net carbs. Get the recipe on Low Carb Spark
Chicken Fajita Soup
Keep this flavorful low carb soup on hand for busy weeknights. Each serving contains only 4 net carbs. Freeze in Ziplock bags for up to 3 months. Get the recipe on Peace Love and Low Carb
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Love a casserole? Me too! Especially when it only has 3.7 net carbs per serving & is easy to put together! This low carb Chicken Cordon Bleu is a favorite for weeknight meals & it freezes well for up to 3 months! Get the recipe on i Save A to Z
Mini Chicken Pot Pies – Ruled.Me
Keto Hot Pockets – gnom-gnom
Cream Cheese Stuffed Meatballs – Ditch The Carbs
Moroccan Meatloaf Cups
Take ground beef to the next level with this freezer-friendly recipe for Moroccan Meatloaf Cups! Only 15 minutes of prep time & 5 carbs per cup! Freezing Tips: Save the Pesto for serving day! Freeze cooked by giving them time to cool & wrap in plastic in a freezer bag. OR freeze unbaked in the muffin tray & once they’re frozen pop them out & into freezer bags for up to 3 months! Get the recipe on Sweet Peas and Saffron
Easy Keto Meatballs – Make Ahead Meal Mom
Asian Turkey Meatballs – Wholesome Yum
Don’t you love the convenience of frozen pizzas? Having a few in the freezer makes me feel more prepared for life-especially with three kids! Convenient? Yes. Healthy? Not so much. Enter The Homemade Keto Pizza with 3 net carbs! Prep a few on meal prep day & save your SSS These cost a fraction of what you’ve been paying at the store! Get the recipe on This Mom’s Menu
Shepherd’s Pie with Cauliflower Mash
This low carb version of the traditional Shepherd’s Pie is topped with delicious mashed cauliflower and cheese & is loaded with healthy vegetables. Each serving contains 6.8 net carbs. To Freeze: Cook the pie & allow time for cooling. Then freeze for up to 2 months in an airtight container or covered foil pan. Thaw overnight in the fridge & bake for 20 minutes or bake for an hour from frozen. Get the recipe on Ditch The Carbs
Mexican Zucchini Lasagna
Taco meets lasagna in this protein-packed, low carb recipe that uses zucchini instead of noodles. Freeze baked in an airtight container or foil pan for up to 3 months. Get the recipe on Food Faith Fitness
Italian Stuffed Sausage Mushrooms – Wholesome Yum
Sausage & Kale Mock Lasagna – Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Enchiladas – Wholesome Yum
Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms – Freezer To Oven Meal
If you don’t care for zucchini, but you love lasagna (And who doesn’t?) Use Portobello Mushrooms as a perfectly freezable low carb substitution for noodles! These stuffed mushrooms contain only 9 net carbs per serving & freeze well for up to 3 months. To Freeze: After they’ve cooled wrap each mushroom in wax paper to keep them from sticking to the aluminum foil that you’ll wrap around each one. Then freeze in an airtight container. No need to thaw before baking! Get the recipe on Sweet Peas and Saffron
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Did I Miss Anything?
Which recipe from today’s line-up are you going to try first?
Or maybe I didn’t mention one of your favorite make-ahead keto freezer meals?
Either way, please let me know by leaving a comment below!
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