5 Starter Recipes to Stock the Freezer

5 Starter Recipes to Stock the Freezer

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Plastic container filled with chicken enchilada starter


February 27 2019


Stock your freezer with these starter recipes and use them to make additional recipes throughout the week, or just keep them on hand when you need something quick and easy.

  1. Pepper Sauce Starter

    This Pepper Sauce Starter is one of our all-time favorites. Sweet red bell peppers are blended with poblano chile peppers for a sweet and spicy flavor that works in just about anything. Check out the Red Pepper Pizza, Penne-Chicken with Creamy Pepper Sauce, and Pepper-Sauced Salmon and Veggies recipes that feature this delicious starter.

  2. Savory Beef Starter

    This Savory Beef Starter gets most of its flavor from searing it in a Dutch oven and then placing it in the slow cooker to cook to tender-fall-apart-goodness. Enjoy this recipe on its own, or use it to make Hearty Beef Stew, Garlicky Hoisin Beef, or Barbecue Beef Sandwiches.

  3. Chicken Enchilada Starter

    Chicken enchiladas are always a family favorite, and this starter makes them easier than ever. Try it in the Easy Enchilada Bake, Seven-Layer Nacho Salad, and Chicken Enchilada Soup recipes.

  4. Meatball Starter

    This recipe makes 36 meatballs. We like to freeze them in 3 packages of 12. That way you can make Meatball Sliders, Meatball Stroganoff, or Sweet-Sour Meatball Kabob on the fly.

  5. Homemade Chicken Soup Starter

    There's just something about a warm, comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup. Use this starter broth (or a store-bought version) to jumpstart your favorite recipes, including our personal fave: Chicken-Broccoli Orzo Soup.