March is here and for this month we are sharing some of our family favorite recipes. We have recipes for breakfast, dinner, sides and soups, as well as a few desserts that we hope your families enjoy as much as all of ours do. Keep reading to get ideas for your March menu planning. Just a reminder that our group of bloggers post a themed recipe round-up on the last day of each month to help you with meal ideas for the upcoming month!
Lent starts today, which means my annual Meatless Meals for Lenten Fridays series does too. You can check back here every Friday until Easter for a new, delicious meatless meal!
As I started working on this Ash Wednesday kick off post, I realized that I didn’t have many new meatless meals on the blog this year – and roughly half were pizza-related. In an effort to make things more well-rounded, I asked my blogger friends to share their favorite meatless meals, too. Below, you’ll find some from me and some from them – and plenty of variety to please everyone!
You can also check out my previous roundups – 16 Meatless Dinner Ideas for Lent, 16 More Meatless Dinner Ideas for Lent, 12 More Meatless Meal Ideas for Lent, and 9 More Meatless Meal Ideas for Lent for more ideas.
See you back here Friday for the first meatless Lenten dinner post of the year. (Spoiler alert: it’s pizza related. Of course.)
Meatless meal ideas from Kate’s RecipeBox:
Meatless meals suggested by my blogger friends:
Spicy Quinoa Corn Chowder from Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations
A “Meaty” Stew from I Was Born to Cook
Golden Red Lentil Dal Saag from The Tiny Tyrant’s Kitchen
Huevos Rancheros Burgers from Joesin’ for Taste
Spring Greens Quiche from Faith, Hope, Love & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Mushroom Stroganoff from A Day in the Life on the Farm
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Carbonara from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Bean Ragout and Crisped Mushrooms from Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Hearty Veggie Meatloaf from Simple and Savory
Falafel Waffles from Cooking with Carlee
Fried Lasagna from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Warm Pasta Salad with Tomato and Zucchini from Book ‘n’ Cooks
Cauliflower Risotto with Asparagus and Mushrooms from Caroline’s Cooking
Healthy Vegetable Skillet Dinner from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Easy Vegetable Pot Pie with Fillo Crust from All that’s Jas
Vegetarian Chickpea, Carrot, Cilantro Curry Patty from Shockingly Delicious
On Saturday, Eat at Home is hosting a Virtual Freezer Cooking Party on Facebook. So fun! This is a great excuse to try out some new recipes, fill up your freezer and get to chat with other people while you do it. We stocked the freezer before Jake was born and it was so, so helpful that I’ve kept it going. The last few weeks have been busy so we’ve depleting our stash fast. I’m so excited for this excuse to restock!
I haven’t narrowed down exactly what I’ll make for this party, yet, put I did pull together some of my favorite freezer-friendly recipes on the blog for inspiration. If you’re looking for some new or different freezer recipes, this should give you some ideas!
Dump-and-Freeze Crockpot Recipes
For all of these, you can add all the ingredients straight to a gallon freezer bag and pop in the freezer. They can go straight from the bag to the slow cooker!
Casseroles are just perfect for the freezer. Prep up until the final baking step, then toss in the freezer.
Baked Ziti with Sausage
Pepperoni Pizza Casserole
Lazy Lasagna Bake
Taco Stuffed Shells
Chiles Rellenos Casserole
Freezable Burritos and Enchiladas
Tex-Mex is my go-to freezer food cuisine. Enchiladas I’ll divide into smaller pans with 2-3 servings. Burritos I’ll wrap individually in foil and then group in a gallon freezer bag. Many of these start with cooked, shredded chicken – it’s easy to throw in the crockpot and cook the night before so you have less to do during your big freezer-cooking day.
Garlic Beef Enchiladas
Bean and Rice Burritos
Roasted Vegetable and Black Bean Burritos
Spicy Bean and Rice Burritos
BBQ Pork Enchiladas
Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas
Baked Chicken Mole Enchiladas
Baked Chicken Burritos
Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas
Burger Patties and Sandwiches You Can Make and Freeze
I often freeze extra burger patties so we can enjoy the meal again later. I will prepare the patties, wrap them in freezer paper individually and then place them in sandwich or quart size bags. Buns go into another bag – as will any sliced cheese or other freezable toppings. I’ll group all of these bags into one gallon bag so that the whole sandwich stays together in the freezer.
Hawaiian Hula Pork for Sandwiches
Barbecue Chicken Burgers
Chicken Parm Burgers
Kickin’ Chicken Burgers
Teriyaki Chicken Burgers
Chicken Caesar Burgers
Jalapeno Popper Burgers
Black Bean Burgers
Greek Turkey Burgers
These can all be baked and frozen – reheat for an easy morning meal.
Get these baked or prepped and package them by individual servings before freezing for easy treats.
Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars
Mini Chocolate Thin Mint Cookie Pies
“Fried” Ice Cream
No-Bake Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Granola Bars
Monster Magic Cookie Bars
Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies