Fill Your Freezer: 40 Freezer Friendly Starters, Soups and Sides

40 freezer friendly starters soups and sides on overtimecook

So, my Jewish readers who are feverishly starting to prepare definitely know why this is coming.

For the rest of you, bear with me for a bit, but the Jewish high holidays are rapidly approaching, followed almost immediately by the Holiday of Sukkot. For Jewish housewives all over the world, that means a whole ton of cooking to be done. And for those who like to prepare ahead, the freezer becomes your best friend. (Of course, there are many times when pre-made meals in your freezer will make life easier, so keep this list handy all year round!)

I personally love to have my food ready in advance, in the freezer. Most of the cakes and cookies on the blog freeze really well, but I figured I would help you out with some recipe ideas for starters, sides and soups…that all freezer well! Scroll down for 40 suggestions. Some from me, some from my blog friends, and some that I found on the internet. Based on personal experience, recommendations from the blogger, or my general knowledge of cooking, the recipes below should freeze nicely, freeing you up to relax on the holidays!

(In no particular order at all…)

1) Sweet Lemon Noodle Kugel on OvertimeCook

2) Pastrami Stuffed Shells on OvertimeCook

3) Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup on Pineapple and Coconut

4) Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers on OvertimeCook

5) Sweet Potato and Apple Crisp on My Wife the Chef

6) Mushroom Sweet Potato Muffins on CookKosher

7) Broccoli Kugel Muffins on OvertimeCook

8) Savory Meat Pies on OvertimeCook (Shape like half moons, instead of the shape in the post)

9) Cranapple Turnovers on Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People

10) Carrot Zucchini Bread on Not Derby Pie

11) Pesto Potato Pinwheels on OvertimeCook

12) Quinoa Corn Patties on More Quiche, Please

13) Creamy Cauliflower Soup on Kosher on a Budget

14) Puff Pastry Pastrami Pockets on OvertimeCook

15) Bubby’s Stuffed Cabbage on CookKosher

16) Spiced Coconut Rice on Everyday Maven

17) Morrocan Meat Cigars on Kosher Cooking for Ordinary People (I like to freeze them raw and fry just before serving!)

18) Roasted Red Pepper Soup on OvertimeCook

19) Vegetable Croissants on Esther O Design

20) Pumpkin Crisp on Busy in Brooklyn

21) Homemade Potato Knishes on OvertimeCook

22) Mini Onion Mushroom Quiche on CookKosher

23) Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup on The Lemon Bowl

24) Creamy Orange Vegetable Soup on OvertimeCook

25) Brown Rice Pilaf on CookKosher

26) Sausage Roll on Cook It Kosher

27) Apple Cherry Crumb Kugel on OvertimeCook

28) Corned Beef and Cabbage Turnovers on Recipe Girl

29) Garlic Mashed Potato Knishes on What Jew Wanna Eat

30) Mini Shepherd’s Pies on OvertimeCook (freeze without the mashed potatoes and add day of serving)

31) Laham Bajine (Syrian Meat Pizza) on The Kosher Spoon

32) Apple Kugel Muffins on CookKosher

33) Orange Carrot Muffins on OvertimeCook

34) Classic Zucchini Kugel on More Quiche Please

35) Sweet and Salty Noodle Kugel on CookKosher

36) Easy Gnocchi on Cookin’ Mimi

37) Asian Egg Rolls on Mom on a Mission

38) Carrot Dill Matzah Balls on More Quiche Please

39) Stuffed Cabbage on Smitten Kitchen

40) Cauliflower Cutlets on Confident Cook, Hesitant Baker

Thanks for stopping by folks, and make sure to check all of the links! And of course, come back soon for brand new recipes! -Miriam

Note: Recipes that are on other blogs are not by me, and have not been tested by me. They simply look and sound good to me!


  1. says

    Thanks for including me in this! You’re right, this is a great resource for all year long. When my freezer empties out after the chagim, I’ll definitely be coming back here for ideas.

  2. says

    This is wonderful! I cook for just two of us so the freezer is my best friend and I’m always looking for tips on what foods store well. Thanks for the post — I’m definitely bookmarking this one.

  3. fay says

    Thanks for all the suggestions. I trying to eat a low carb diet. I’m set for the main dishes, but I’m having a hard time thinking of sides. Do you have suggestions for low carb (vegetables, no grains) side dishes for yom tov

  4. says

    so many of these look recipes look absolutely awesome! i’m a busy dude, so anything i can do to cut some time off of my cooking every night is a huge help (especially when i have one of those days at work…).

    my go-to is russian-style ravioli (aka pelmeni/peroshki). i tend to sit down on a sunday, make a couple hundred, and freeze them. pop a few in boiling water whenever i’m hungry and i can eat in 5 or so minutes.

    keep up the great work, i’ll be sure to stop in now and again!

  5. says

    hi there – what a great list! I will definitely check out some of them and see how i go. I like the idea of noting which recipes are freezable, not only for the chaggim but for all of us who are so busy. I have just found your blog and have spent some time reading it. x

  6. rebecca says

    Hi, thanks for the recipe roundup. Was wondering how to go about the sweet pot & mushroom muffins doesnt state any instructions on how to assemble them. Was trying to contact smartcookie via cook kosher but dont seem to get anywhere. If you could please help me out w/ it as I would like to make them for yom tov

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