3 Great Make Ahead Meals for Maternity Leave

Before having our son, my husband and I did some research on what types of food would be best to make and freeze. We realized very quickly that almost anything crock pot was a win, as well as casseroles.

Here are some 3 of the top contenders for crock pot freezer meals we enjoyed:

1. Crock pot to freezer Shephard’s Pie. We really enjoyed this one. The only additional thing that needs to be done is throwing in the mashed potatoes at the end, but you can use instant potatoes if you are short on time.

2. Crock pot to freezer Chicken Cacciatore This recipe has a lot of flavor and there is no additional prep, other than shredding the chicken just before serving with your choice of rice, quinoa, or pasta.

3. Crock pot to freezer Mexican Casserole This one is pretty good for making burrito bowls or burritos/tacos.