13 Make Ahead and Freeze CASSEROLES (and grocery list)

From the same blogger that brought you “Make Ahead and Freeze Crockpot Meals” with over 500,000 pins, these meals are easy to make, inexpensive to buy and delicious to taste! These recipes make enough food for 13 MEALS!!!! Be sure to check the shopping list first and see which items you already have at home. It shouldn’t cost you over $50 to make these meals, depending on what ingredients you have at home already. That’s less than $4 per meal!!! Please share these recipes on Facebook and Pinterest and post any questions you have below, thanks!

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UPDATE: DO NOT THAW THESE MEALS!!!!!!!! THEY COOK FROZEN. ALL OF THEM :)

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Looking for a large crockpot?

Easy Cheeseburger Casserole (makes 3 freezer meals)

For the topping:

2 pounds of ground beef (again, mine was pre-cooked)

1 onion, diced very finely

Six cups Cheddar Cheese, grated

For the crust:

5 cups of self rising flour

3/4 cup of sour cream

1 egg

1 cup (more or less) of water

 

Directions:

  • In a saute pan, cook together the ground beef over medium high heat until onion is soft. Set aside to cool.

  • Make the crust first by combining the flour, egg, sour cream and enough water to bring it together into a thick, but spreadable consistency.

  • Spray the pans (I used three round pans) and spread a layer of the dough into each one. 4. Sprinkle the cooled meat mixture over the dough, then top each one with about 2 cups of cheddar. Top with lid.

Write on lid: Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.

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Tex Mex Chicken Casserole (makes 4 casseroles)

4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

8 cups of cooked rice

2 can of Rotel tomatoes

2 packs of taco seasoning

2 cans of whole kernel corn, drained

2 cans of black beans (undrained)

1 small can of black olives, drained

6 cups of cheddar cheese, grated

Directions:

  • Mix together all of the ingredients in a bowl, except the cheese. Divide out into four pans, then top each with the cheddar cheese and top with cardboard topper.

Write on lid: Remove cardboard piece and bake at 350 until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted (all ingredients are already cooked, so it’s just a matter of heating it well.) *Serve with sour cream and salsa on top and tortilla chips.

 

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Chicken Casserole (makes 3 casseroles)

4 shredded, cooked chicken breasts

5 cups of cooked rice

2 cans of cream of chicken condensed soup

1 cup of chicken broth

2 bags of frozen peas and carrots (I used mixed, but you could use one bag of each)

1 Tablespoon of salt

1/2 Tablespoon of black pepper

3 cup of French’s onions

3 cups of shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese and onions together – set aside (for the topping)

  • In a large bowl, combine the rest of the ingredients together, then separate into pans. Top each one with 1/3 of the topping mixture and freeze.

Write on lid: Bake at 350 until thoroughly warm and cheese is melted (everything is already cooked in the casserole.)

 

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Cheesy Hashbrown Potato Casserole/ Funeral Potatoes (makes 1 freezer meal)

Potatoes:

12 large potatoes or 1 (32 oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrowns

2 (10 3/4 oz) cans cream of chicken soup (reduced fat is fine)

2 cups sour cream (light is fine)

1 cup grated cheddar cheese

1/2 cup butter, melted

1/3 cup chopped onions

Topping:

2 cups crushed corn flakes

2 Tbsp butter, melted

Directions:

  • Peel potatoes and boil for 30 minutes, until just tender. Cool and grate into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish (or put frozen hash-browns into the baking dish). Combine soup, sour cream, cheese, the 1/2 cup melted butter, and onions. Gently blend into potatoes. Combine crushed corn flakes and the 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle on top. Cover with cardboard lid.

Write on lid: Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serve with sliced ham and veggies.

 

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Baked Cheesy Chicken Penne (makes 2 freezer meals)

6 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking dishes

kosher salt and black pepper

1 pound penne rigate (I used a 14.5 oz box of Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne Rigate)

1 teaspoon olive oil

2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 8 ounces each), halved horizontally (I used some leftover cooked chicken)

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour

6 garlic cloves, finely minced

6 cups whole milk

10 ounces white or cremini mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced (I used 8 oz of button mushrooms)

1 cup sliced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 cups shredded provolone (6 ounces) (I used an italian blend that had provolone in it)

1 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (about 6 ounces)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 400. Butter two shallow 2-quart baking dishes. If you’re going to freeze one, use a disposable foil pan.  In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta 3 minutes short of al dente; drain pasta and set aside.

  • While pasta is boiling, heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Season chicken with salt and pepper; cook until opaque throughout, 3 to 5 minutes per side. Halve each piece lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise.  While chicken pan is still hot, toss the mushrooms in and saute until golden brown (3-4 minutes).  Use a little extra olive oil if needed.(Since I used left over chicken, I just cooked the mushrooms in the olive oil)

  • In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot , melt butter over medium. Add flour and garlic; cook, whisking, 1 minute. While whisking constantly, gradually add milk; bring to a simmer.  Keep whisking frequently as sauce thickens, about 1 minute more. Add mushrooms and tomatoes; cook 1 minute. Take the pan off the heat and and gradually stir in provolone and 1/2 cup Parmesan.

  • Add chicken and pasta to pot; season with salt and pepper to taste. Divide pasta mixture between baking dishes.  If freezing, place remaining parmesan cheese in a zip-top baggie.  If cooking, sprinkle on top.

  • Bake, uncovered, until top is golden and bubbling, about 25 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

  • Freezer instructions: To freeze, prepare through step 4 and then let pasta cool. Cover pan well with plastic wrap.  Place extra cheese in baggie (for topping) on top and then cover entire pan well with foil.  Freeze for up to 3 months.

Write on lid: Preheat oven to 400.  Remove foil and plastic from pan and set cheese baggie aside. Place foil back on pan and bake for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove foil, stir pasta, and top with cheese.  Return pan to oven and bake for an additional 15 minutes (I only did 10 minutes) or until mixture is hot and bubbly throughout.

***If you enjoyed these recipes, don’t forget to check out my Make Ahead and Freeze SOUPS post! Also comes with a shopping list and enough food to make 11 meals! http://femiology.com/11-make-ahead-and-freeze-soups-with-shopping-list/

 


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SHOPPING LIST (to make ALL the above recipes):

13 FOIL CASSEROLE DISHES with lids, all sizes (I got mine at Dollar Tree)

2 pounds of ground beef (mine was pre-cooked)

10 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded

1 and ⅓ onions, diced very finely

16 cups Cheddar Cheese, grated

5 cups of self rising flour

3/4 cup of sour cream

1 egg

13 cups of cooked rice

2 cans of Rotel tomatoes

2 packs of taco seasoning

2 cans of whole kernel corn, drained

2 cans of black beans (undrained)

1 small can of black olives, drained

4 cans of cream of chicken condensed soup

1 cup of chicken broth

2 bags of frozen peas and carrots (I used mixed, but you could use one bag of each)

1 Tablespoon of salt

3 cup of French’s onions

12 large potatoes or 1 (32 oz) bag frozen shredded hashbrowns

2 cups sour cream (light is fine)

1/2 cup butter, melted, plus 2 Tbsp butter, melted

2 cups crushed corn flakes

6 tablespoons butter, plus more for baking dishes

Salt and black pepper

1 pound penne rigate (I used a 14.5 oz box of Ronzoni Smart Taste Penne Rigate)

1 teaspoon olive oil

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour

6 garlic cloves, finely minced

6 cups whole milk

10 ounces white or cremini mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced (I used 8 oz of button mushrooms)

1 cup sliced oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained

1 1/2 cups shredded provolone (6 ounces) (I used an italian blend that had provolone in it)

1 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan (about 6 ounces)

 

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UPDATE: How long do these recipes last in the freezer? I found this website really helpful! http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/shopping-storing/freezing/how-long-food-last-freezer-10000000687907/ Thanks for all your comments! Please no vulgarity! I’m happy to answer any of your questions.

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134 Comments on 13 Make Ahead and Freeze CASSEROLES (and grocery list)

  1. Christina Thrutchley
    January 16, 2014 at 7:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Do you have to thaw these before cooking?

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  2. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 18, 2014 at 7:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Nope not at all! That's why we cook the meats first 😉

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  3. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 27, 2014 at 2:37 am (2 years ago)

    I bought 9×13, and for the ones that make 2 casseroles per recipes, I bought 9" round pans. Make sure they have lids! Thanks for reading! 😀

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  4. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 27, 2014 at 2:38 am (2 years ago)

    These recipes should feed a family of 5-7 depending on how much your family eats. We bring them to family dinners with 6-8 people and there's ALWAYS leftovers! 😀 lemme know if you have any more questions!

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  5. Sheila Grunder Blackmon
    January 27, 2014 at 4:20 am (2 years ago)

    Im excited to try theses

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  6. Amy Cotten
    January 27, 2014 at 5:00 pm (2 years ago)

    Just so you know… Wal-mart no longer allows ad matching to be combined WITH coupons. So, getting all those indredients on the shopping list definitely costs more than $40. I have no idea why, but I've tried it at 3 different stores and they all make you choose to EITHER ad match OR use your coupon. Silly, I know. Makes me want to shop at the other stores with the better prices so that I can also use my coupons!

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  7. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 27, 2014 at 5:11 pm (2 years ago)

    Whaaaaaa since WHEN?? I go there every week and do price-matching WITH coupons here. It depends on which Walmart you're at I guess. All the ones in Utah do it still. I'm sorry to hear that!

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  8. Amy Cotten
    January 27, 2014 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I'm in Georgia, near Atlanta, and I've talked with the store managers of all 3 stores in our area. They all say, "it's the new rules from corporate. We can no longer combine deals like ad matching and coupons." AND they only ad match the other store's PRICE. So, if you show an ad for BOGO, you can't get 2 items for the one Wal-mart price. You can only get them for the one price of the other store (not Wal-mart's price). I've completely quit ad matching b/c it's cheaper in most cases to simply use a coupon on the Wal-mart price item OR go to the other store so I can combine ad with coupon. It's extremely frustrating b/c I hear from people all the time about the great deals they are getting, but our stores WILL NOT BUDGE on the "new" policy. Maybe I should move to Utah! If it IS a new corporate policy, then it may be on it's way down the pipeline to your stores too! Hope not for your sake!

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  9. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 27, 2014 at 5:36 pm (2 years ago)

    Amy Cotten Yikes!! I'm so sorry you have to go through that! Ya we have the no BOGO rule out here and they don't let us price-match UNLESS a price is displayed on the ad. Haha I bet they were losing a ton of $$$ by allowing it before! I just called the Walmart Supercenter near me and they said they're still doing it at all the Utah stores. Guess Utah's the place to be! 😀 but for your sake, I'd definitely go to each store where the items are the cheapest, and use coupons on top of that. Walmart is definitely not the cheapest when it comes to buying stuff on a weekly basis! Best of luck!!:)

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  10. Wendy Marie Kindberg
    January 27, 2014 at 11:13 pm (2 years ago)

    Also, if you use a coupon from the internet that you printed, and the store scanner doesn't "read" it, they do not allow you to use it either.

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  11. Renee Heine
    January 28, 2014 at 2:28 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing these! I cant wait to try them and will share with my friends!

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  12. Theresa Del Biaggio
    January 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    After all the unhealthy ingredients in your casseroles, you should've just taken your family out to fast food. Albeit more expensive, it's about the same nutritional benefits.

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  13. Theresa Del Biaggio
    January 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm (2 years ago)

    After all the unhealthy ingredients in your casseroles, you should've just taken your family out to fast food. Albeit more expensive, it's about the same nutritional benefits.

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  14. Jessica McVeigh
    January 28, 2014 at 2:23 pm (2 years ago)

    How about you make your own substitutes?

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  15. Jessica McVeigh
    January 28, 2014 at 2:24 pm (2 years ago)

    I missed the part where it said, "healthy" make ahead and freeze casseroles… Sorry. Can you point out where it said that? No? Ok, then you're just a snobby, uppity bitch. Got it.

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  16. Kindra Rowe
    January 28, 2014 at 2:30 pm (2 years ago)

    How long can these meals last in a freeze for?

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  17. Gina Scaduto
    January 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

    they don't have to just scan it, if it has a key in code underneath the scanner bar…

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  18. Hannah Brasher
    January 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm (2 years ago)

    You can make modifications to these recipes, if you find them unhealthy – like making your own condensed soup, using organic chicken, brown rice, whole wheat flour, etc. Most of the items called for are real foods and not processed and that's a plus in my opinion!

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  19. Diana Westfall Haynes
    January 28, 2014 at 3:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Jessica McVeigh how about not being a bitch it was just a question GFY !!!

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  20. Kathy Kanan Jansen
    January 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm (2 years ago)

    Way way too much cheese and sour cream for anyone to eat on a regular basis unless you like heart attacks. Healthy dishes to freeze would be much better. I like cheese but not by the pound.

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  21. Jen Schultz
    January 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm (2 years ago)

    First of all, it does not say "LOW FAT" in the title. Secondly, just because you make them all at once does not mean you would EAT them all at once! Everything in moderation, people! A little bit of "comfort food" is good for you every once in a while!!!

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  22. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 3:56 pm (2 years ago)

    Great idea! I will make a new post with some healthy low fat recipes, what would you like to see? Low carb CASSEROLES? Or make-ahead freezer meals in general? :)

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  23. Ashley Fate Smith
    January 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a daycare and these look great. I got a lot of kids that could use the extra calories and I love there is veggies and protein and grains all in one which makes it easier to get them to eat all the different food groups. Thanks for the post.

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  24. Ashley Fate Smith
    January 28, 2014 at 4:02 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a daycare and these look great. I got a lot of kids that could use the extra calories and I love there is veggies and protein and grains all in one which makes it easier to get them to eat all the different food groups. Thanks for the post.

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  25. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 4:04 pm (2 years ago)

    You can buy bigger pans to put them in, that way you're eating less and you meal turns out flatter… Maybe it'll give the illusion that you're eating healthier? And feed more people! Win-Win! 😀

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  26. Diana Westfall Haynes
    January 28, 2014 at 4:15 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas I'd say freezer meals just cause they're quick and easy especially with a young family.

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  27. Michelle Lepage
    January 28, 2014 at 4:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you I am going to do this. Spend a whole day cooking and the rest of the week enjoying knowing what's for dinner.

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  28. Linda Davies Engel
    January 28, 2014 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas – Good job on deflecting the grumpiness!

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  29. Karen MacDonald
    January 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas looking forward to your Low Carb CASSEROLES, or make-ahead freezer meals..

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  30. Karen MacDonald
    January 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas looking forward to your Low Carb CASSEROLES, or make-ahead freezer meals..

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  31. Randi Jo Heisler
    January 28, 2014 at 6:37 pm (2 years ago)

    OMG with the negativity today WOW! Every picture, post, link, etc. I've clicked on today has had SCADS of rude, mean-spirited people just flat-out bashing the poster. Is it a full moon or is the internet-anonymity just giving people ego-trips?

    1. If you want healthy, low-fat, low-carb, low-brain etc. recipes, you may want to specify that in your search on Bing, Google, etc.
    2. ASKING can be polite, not demanding or rude – repeat after me: "Do you have any recipes for make-ahead meals that are low in ___________?" or "I'm lactose-intolerant, would it harm the integrity of the piece if I used imitation cheese or omitted it?"
    3. If you got to this page via a link on facebook, etc. – No one dragged you here and no one is forcing you to make these recipes. If you don't see anything you like (or only like the looks of one or two) then don't use the ones that don't appeal to you! Do you write the editors of a general-purpose cookbook and ream them about the content of the recipes not being tailored to your dietary requests? Do you call your church to complain about the same thing regarding the cookbooks the women's group, etc. printed for fundraisers?? What, then, gives you the right to dictate what someone posts in their PERSONAL ONLINE COOKBOOK/blog??
    4. If you are unable to use your own judgment and cooking skills to adapt/alter recipes to suit your dietary requirements, perhaps you should look into home-delivery of prepackaged meals specifically designed for your needs or invest in a cookbook/subscription to a website/blog that caters to your desired recipes instead of thinking it's your job to dictate what OTHER PEOPLE may wish to cook for THEIR families. That "sense of entitlement" thing is just really unappealing on any body type and needs to be left on the sale rack…

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  32. Kindra Rowe
    January 28, 2014 at 7:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you very much.

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  33. Jamie Thielbar Selin
    January 28, 2014 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I haven't used these recipes yet, but I plan to pick a couple and try. In the past with other recipes, since we only have a family of 4, I use the 5×7 pans and make two meals instead of one, save both for us or send one to someone who could use a meal. (Someone with new baby, or just had surgery, or otherwise down on their luck.) More meals for the same work. :)

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  34. Jamie Thielbar Selin
    January 28, 2014 at 7:29 pm (2 years ago)

    Ok, we have a family of 5, but only 4 eat real food. :)

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  35. Katie Luce
    January 28, 2014 at 7:55 pm (2 years ago)

    Amy Cotten please keep in mind that them saying it is the new rules for corporate mean NOTHING if it is not printed in the online policy. The link I have attached is the policy from Corporate. Print it out and take it with you to prove that there is nothing in their policy that says you cannot combine ad matching with coupons. If they have a problem with it then tell them you will wait while they call corporate about it because they cannot just change the rules from state to state. I googled Walmart Ad Match Corporate Policy and this is what it gave me. Hope this helps! http://corporate.walmart.com/ad-match-guarantee

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  36. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 7:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Jamie Thielbar Selin What a great idea! We're big leftovers fans since my hubby works the next day, so he usually goes to work a happy man with yummy leftovers! 😀

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  37. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm (2 years ago)

    Well said, and thank you! I am glad to answer any questions but I agree, the foul language is not very nice.. Femiology is meant to uplift, inspire and encourage women to be their best! I do appreciate suggestions for future posts also, because it's hard NOT running out of ideas on what to blog about these days lol! 😉 I appreciate this though.

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  38. Mary M Menefee-Jones
    January 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm (2 years ago)

    It wont let me print these. changes the words to jibberish.

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  39. Stacy Tisdale
    January 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for taking your time to share when you didn't have to. So sorry for the ungrateful comments. It's just ridiculous and petty. I do believe we'll try some :-)

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  40. Kev Dotson
    January 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm (2 years ago)

    Diana Westfall Haynes how is making a suggestion making her a bitch

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  41. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm (2 years ago)

    Really? That's weird, I'm sorry. I will see how to fix that.

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  42. Mary M Menefee-Jones
    January 28, 2014 at 9:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas thank you. Everything sounds soooo good and EASY. anything to make my life easier. lol

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  43. Mary M Menefee-Jones
    January 28, 2014 at 9:22 pm (2 years ago)

    And really who has heard of "too much cheese". ha

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  44. Sheri Fricks
    January 28, 2014 at 9:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  45. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 28, 2014 at 9:49 pm (2 years ago)

    Mary M Menefee-Jones What's your email addy? I can email you the list

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  46. Deana Irwin
    January 28, 2014 at 10:08 pm (2 years ago)

    Sounds great for those nights I don't feel like cooking! :-)

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  47. Kristy LaShea Pipkin
    January 28, 2014 at 10:43 pm (2 years ago)

    You mentioned that you have a crock pot list of recipes like the one above…..Can you please post this link to that one? Also….I hate that you are trying to make life easier and a lot of theses comments are negative! If they don't like the ingredients, they don't have to make these, or they can simply substitute healthier choices in place of what they find unhealthy! Thank you for posting! I will be trying this soon!

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  48. Lesa Theisen Hall
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    I work at Walmart and we still ad match and allow coupons….I would call 1-800-walmart and ask if that is really their new policy

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  49. Linda Davies Engel
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm (2 years ago)

    Kev Dotson Please don't encourage flamers. It does no one any good.

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  50. John Riley
    January 28, 2014 at 10:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Probably a stupid question but why does it say that it makes 13 meals but you only need 12 foil pans. Did I miss something?

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  51. Sandy Rucker Cline
    January 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm (2 years ago)

    How many people do each of these casseroles feed? Also, Do I need to thaw the food before baking it or can I take it from the freezer and put it in the oven?

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  52. Joan Malm
    January 28, 2014 at 11:12 pm (2 years ago)

    Jessica McVeigh These can easily be made into low fat by making the appropriate substitutions

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  53. Becky Williams Teeple
    January 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    The Wal Marts in Indiana still allow it. I hope they don't change their policies.

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  54. Valerie Love
    January 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a large family and this is an awsome idea thanks so much for sharing

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  55. Tawny Knuteson Boyd
    January 28, 2014 at 11:26 pm (2 years ago)

    My word some people would b*&%$ if they wer hung with a new rope. Corri took the time to post this and share her recipes and some tips, if they don't suit your family don't make them. There's nothing less attractive than women tearing one another down when they have done something good. Just an FYI 6 cups of Cheddar chesse in the Tex Mex cassarole sounds like alot. Figure it this way it makes 4 cassaroles, so that's 1 and 1/2 cups per cassarole, she states each cassarole is about 6 serviings, that's 4 tablespoons of cheese per serving, Hardly will clog an active, healthy person's arteries as long as they are eating healthy fruits, grains and veggies along with a little comfort food. All these can be adapted to be lower fat, lower sodium, lower carbs, that's the case with every recipe in every cook book in the world.

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  56. Cindy Louise Hughes Kirby
    January 28, 2014 at 11:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Hi. So if you freeze these, can you place in oven from freezer? Or do you need to let it thaw first? Thx so much!

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  57. Mike Henry
    January 29, 2014 at 12:38 am (2 years ago)

    These posts are very entertaining. Good thing some of you girls aren't in the same building.

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  58. Melissa Abakah
    January 29, 2014 at 12:39 am (2 years ago)

    kind of nervous to ask, but did I miss the serving size and/or calories. i know I can modify some ingredients. It's not a big deal either, I can use and app to calculate the amount of calories. I think these recipes sound great. I do not limited myself to specific foods, but I am trying to watch my portions. Thanks!

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  59. Lynn Henry Forey
    January 29, 2014 at 12:42 am (2 years ago)

    I'm a little worried about you. How did you get to the femiology web site?

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  60. Wendy McQuiston
    January 29, 2014 at 1:08 am (2 years ago)

    Are the heating/baking times for the casseroles frozen or are they defrosted first? Thanks!

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  61. Mike Henry
    January 29, 2014 at 1:37 am (2 years ago)

    I'm a well rounded individual!

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  62. Andrea Hendon
    January 29, 2014 at 1:44 am (2 years ago)

    Perfect for those nights when I cant or dont have time to cook. These nights happen often as my family has just grown from three to four!

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  63. April Gerner
    January 29, 2014 at 1:55 am (2 years ago)

    So want to do this! Any specifics on the size pans you used on each one to make it a little easier?

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  64. Mary Chase
    January 29, 2014 at 2:15 am (2 years ago)

    Jessica McVeigh

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  65. Jennifer Elliott Rickert
    January 29, 2014 at 4:23 am (2 years ago)

    This is genius! Thanks for sharing!

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  66. Lisa McCoy Heddens
    January 29, 2014 at 4:29 am (2 years ago)

    What an awesome idea! I'm getting ready to have a baby and this will make dinners so much easier for a week or two.

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  67. Karen Nitschke
    January 29, 2014 at 4:46 am (2 years ago)

    These are basic recipes, We can modify them to fit our needs.

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  68. Vicki Williams-Potter
    January 29, 2014 at 4:59 am (2 years ago)

    Pinned! I have got to get a second freezer!

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  69. Tony Lishman
    January 29, 2014 at 5:01 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, Im going to make sure I never share my recipes on this site. Goodness, I just don't get what miserable, unhappy and rude people get out of spouting off on someone who generally has done something to try and help others.

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  70. Connie Reid
    January 29, 2014 at 5:16 am (2 years ago)

    You must be a very busy lady that is a good ideal,love you

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  71. Jessica Baker
    January 29, 2014 at 5:24 am (2 years ago)

    Looks like there these are easily adaptable into low fat, wheat options, fast and easy meals. Thank you so much for posting things that sound yummy and are reasonable on purchasing.

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  72. Theresa Del Biaggio
    January 29, 2014 at 5:32 am (2 years ago)

    I love sites that share recipes. I cannot however feed garbage to my family. This was posted on Facebook which btw, allows comments. Feeding responsibly is good for everyone. Eating well reduces obesity, diabetes, and an array of other ailments. It's not uppity, it's responsible. Sorry if my comment on a PUBLIC forum bothers you. Thank you for those comments that shows alternative ingredients. Knowledge is power. I'm not an uppity bitch, I'm a responsible person and mom and I feed my children healthy food- horrible I know.

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  73. Thomas Coker
    January 29, 2014 at 6:42 am (2 years ago)

    Well said

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  74. Jonrael James
    January 29, 2014 at 8:03 am (2 years ago)

    Yes it is a corporate thing… at the registers at my store we have signs up for the new rule of what you can and can not do also if you get a coupon online and the computer rejects it they do not have to give the discountand most likly wont. so be careful where you are getting coupons from.

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  75. Kelli Mayo Durham
    January 29, 2014 at 8:46 am (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas All of these sound wonderful and I can't wait to try them. I noticed in one of the recipes you said u used 3 round pans and I am wondering if you would please specify which type of pan u used on each recipe so I can make sure I buy the correct ones at the store? Thank you so much and a site like this is exactly what I have been looking for! Thanks again:)

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  76. Lisa Michele
    January 29, 2014 at 9:53 am (2 years ago)

    Lmao…… who are you Theresa to be so rude to corri for posting some great freezeable meals???? If you wouldnt eat them ok…. but y feel the need to be so rude and make nasty comment like that… not everyone cares how healthy everything in the casseroles are. .. they are easy for busy families who dont have a chance to cook everynight….. smh

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  77. Lisa Michele
    January 29, 2014 at 10:08 am (2 years ago)

    Its rude that you would say that these recipes are garbage. .. yes its a public site where you can comment.. but just because you feel that these casseroles are garbage… does NOT make you and more responsible then anyone else on here!!! Responsibility has nothing to do with what you eat…its a choice you make for your self and your family….. just a very rude comment to make… but like you said you can post on it and comment.. and say what you like. .. which is ok. .. cuz its comments like that make me smdh and teach my kids even more bout how its better to keep your mouth shut at times bout stuff you disagree with then looking like a rude person!!!

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  78. Renee Schopmeyer
    January 29, 2014 at 11:33 am (2 years ago)

    I made 15 meals ahead in the freezer before Orrin. Helped tremendously. You can also bag up crockpot meals and freeze them so all you have to do is thaw and put in the crockpot the whole day.

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  79. Lisa Lavalley
    January 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow don't people realize they can adjust these recipes to lowfat meals? Wake up and use your heads people.

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  80. Charlene Coners
    January 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    Minnesota Walmarts still do price match and coupons as well.

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  81. Vonda Marks
    January 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for sharing these recipes with us. Everyone has the right to make their own choices in life. So if these recipes don't sound like what they want to serve their family they modify them to suit their needs or don't use them. I change recipes all the time to fit with how we like to eat. But please do not go on peoples blogs and talk trash. These recipes are very helpful for many families.

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  82. Marthann Kohl-Fuhs
    January 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm (2 years ago)

    thanks for posting these recipes – I can't believe the negative comments – if you don't think they are "healthy" just keep scrolling

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  83. Denise Mustain
    January 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm (2 years ago)

    I love this! Thanks for the recipes, I will certainly take advantage of them and get some made up!

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  84. Jodi Shento Ferricks
    January 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm (2 years ago)

    I just looked at your website and thought the recipes looked yummy and easy. Do you have any more recipes with beef? All I could see was chicken and 1 pork one.

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  85. Amber Klug
    January 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm (2 years ago)

    I feed my family healthy food as well but don't go to a site that is making meals that don't fit into our diet and comment how bad they are. Go to Google look up healthy meals. Pretty simple.

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  86. Linda Frantz
    January 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm (2 years ago)

    These are great recipes but I can't print them off without advertisments in the way. How do I fix that?

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  87. Stacey Desautels-Koch
    January 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm (2 years ago)

    I believe that the Serving size is for 6?

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    • Corri Thomas
      January 29, 2014 at 10:20 am (2 years ago)

      Yes its between 5 and 7 but it depends on how much your family eats. Ours has 4 people and there’s ALWAYS leftovers.

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  88. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I'm in the process of making a HUGE online class with 100 MAKE-AHEAD MEALS AND DESSERTS including beef, chicken, pork, ham and turkey! It's gonna be on Atly in about a week or two, there's a LOT of work that goes into making the recipes, organizing them and then creating a shopping list. I'll make a post on Femiology about it as soon as it's ready. We just filmed an introduction video for the class, soooo excited!! Here's my mini Atly recipe in the mean-time! 😀 http://www.atly.com/crockpot

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  89. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm (2 years ago)

    I'm in the process of making a HUGE online class with 100 MAKE-AHEAD MEALS AND DESSERTS including beef, chicken, pork, ham and turkey! It's gonna be on Atly in about a week or two, there's a LOT of work that goes into making the recipes, organizing them and then creating a shopping list. I'll make a post on Femiology about it as soon as it's ready. We just filmed an introduction video for the class, soooo excited!! Here's my mini Atly recipe in the mean-time! 😀 http://www.atly.com/crockpot

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  90. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm (2 years ago)

    Send me a PM on Facebook, I will send you the recipes and ingredients list

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  91. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm (2 years ago)

    SORRY THAT WAS MY MISTAKE. Yes it's 13. I'm trying to change that now. Thanks for catching that!

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  92. Corri Anna Thomas
    January 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm (2 years ago)

    SORRY THAT WAS MY MISTAKE. Yes it's 13. I'm trying to change that now. Thanks for catching that!

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  93. Veronica Barton-Dean
    January 29, 2014 at 4:16 pm (2 years ago)

    Silly Question…do we need to thaw them out before baking them? Or are the cook times for frozen?

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    • Corri Thomas
      January 29, 2014 at 10:19 am (2 years ago)

      No thawing required, we treat them like regular frozen casseroles

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  94. Mickey Hipp
    January 29, 2014 at 4:42 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you :) Ignore the rude.

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  95. Terry-Veronica Parker
    January 29, 2014 at 4:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for the great ideas. I love to have these on hand when the grandkids are here for a visit. I appreciate you taking the time to help others:)

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  96. Rhonda Hamby
    January 29, 2014 at 5:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Ironically, at least one of these negative comment folks looks (in her picture) like she doesn't worry too much about healthy eating…:-)

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  97. Dana Merwin
    January 29, 2014 at 5:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Thanks so much! Just what I was looking for and more!

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  98. Kim Scott Kroll
    January 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm (2 years ago)

    Are the cooking times when dishes are frozen or thawed?

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  99. Brenda Giehtbrock-Hagadon
    January 29, 2014 at 5:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Are there 13 recipes? My browser is only showing 5. Please help???

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  100. Gina DePoyster Corliss
    January 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm (2 years ago)

    Corri Anna Thomas Mean people suck!! O, that was probably rude too. Haha! Thanks for the posts. I think they are great. I was wondering about your freezer meals that are low fat. Actually, can I have some that are filled with cheese and all the good stuff that will make me 20lbs lighter? AND, you could deliver them!!! Just kidding. Keep up the good work and thank you for your efforts. People like me that can't manage their time appreciate you!

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  101. Leslie Sis Gammon-Maley
    January 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm (2 years ago)

    Wow!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  102. Kathleen Drews Wray
    January 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm (2 years ago)

    I copy and paste into WORD. You can also do a screen-shot and crop it to show only what you want to see.

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  103. Lori Morton
    January 29, 2014 at 6:48 pm (2 years ago)

    most of these will be terrific for my family. I am celiac, so I have to do something else. but it will be so much easier with the others taken care of. We have certain days for certain meals like hotdogs, pizza,, soup and fish. so this list of casseroles will last our family about 4 – 6 weeks. Sound like busy days and Sundays are looked after. Thank you for the hard work you put into preparing this post.

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  104. Christy Lopez
    January 29, 2014 at 6:58 pm (2 years ago)

    Do you cook them from frozen? Thanks!

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  105. Terri Crump
    January 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm (2 years ago)

    Some of the recipes make two or three pans, counting as one meal per pan. Each recipe states how many pans (meals) it makes :)

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  106. Terri Day Watts
    January 29, 2014 at 9:25 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your recipes….thank you for taking all your time to include a shopping list….

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  107. Angie Mulich Stark
    January 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Feeding your children healthy food is definitely not a horrible thing. Your attitude, however, is a horrible thing, If you don't like something why would you waste your time posting nasty comments? Maybe you like being an @sshole in a public forum or maybe you hate your life and get off on insulting people for no reason. There are better ways to express an opinion.

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  108. Chrystal Vessar
    January 29, 2014 at 9:50 pm (2 years ago)

    I have a stupid question. Cooked rice means to cook it first, right?

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