Here is a collection of 35 easy recipes that use frozen vegetables, all can make that bag of veggies seem like a whole new world of flavor!
If fresh produce is unavailable, frozen vegetables are the next best thing.
Frozen vegetables are one of the most convenient options when giving in to your vegetable cravings or just wanting to increase your veggie intake.
They may be stored longer in the freezer, take much less time to prepare, and are cheaper than their fresh counterparts.
Vegetable combinations and stir-fry blends are nearly a dinner in one, while veggies like frozen corn and broccoli florets are ideal for bulking out a meal.
Whether it be a bag of peas, broccoli, cauliflower, mixed vegetables, or anything else—these recipes will give them an excellent shake and turn them into something new and exciting!
If you enjoy tried-and-true flavor combinations, Chicken Pot Pie is the best of the best!
Or, if you’re in the mood for a hearty Italian meal tonight, Risi E Bisi is the top choice!
And if you’re looking for something rich and filling, then the exquisite flavors and varying textures of #33 tick all the right boxes!
So, sit down and enjoy these delectable recipes that use frozen vegetables that I’ve searched for just for you!
Every part of this dish is a pure pleasure!
From the crisp veggies and juicy and tender chicken to the fiery, bright thick sauce is a winning combo.
Definitely, something you’ll want more of!
This cauliflower mash is fluffy, light, velvety, and buttery.
Every bite is rich and flavorful; you won’t even miss the potatoes.
A thick sauce made of cream, broth, and cheese atop crunchy green beans—hmm, sounds yummy!
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, those beans are bursting with bits of crispy bacon.
It’s incredible that something that seems so decadent can actually be so good for you!
Falafels fit for St. Patrick’s Day are made with edamame instead of chickpeas (with the help of scallions and parsley too).
It tastes excellent, sandwiched between spinach leaves and doused in a garlic-herb sauce.
Use whatever condiments and sauces you like (such as tzatziki, harissa, or hummus), and let your imagination run with the toppings.
A culinary term, “almondine,” describes a garnish made of toasted, salted, or otherwise seasoned almonds.
The term amandine is more commonly found in French cookbooks, while the term almondine is more common in American cookbooks; it could go either way.
Cauliflower rice, my go-to vegetable stand-in for rice, is the base of this delectable dish.
It adds even more plant-based goodness and has a neutral flavor that pairs well with the dish’s crisp vegetables and spices.
Just to be clear, I don’t hate rice, but I think it’s wise to switch things up every once in a while and eat more greens.
You’ll never order takeout again after trying this 20-minute, one-skillet meal.
The homemade variety is MUCH MORE DELICIOUS!
There’s a lot more taste, it’s not greasy, with lots of bright vegetables, and it’s packed with juicy, succulent shrimp.
These little nibbles are pretty addicting!
My initial attempt at this dish was more of just a trial run or proof of concept.
I wasn’t planning on devouring it entirely, but after that first bite, BOOM!
It was so surprising how tasty and spicy it was that I almost ate the whole batch!
Better not to write off green smoothies just yet!
Sweet, juicy apples burst through in this smoothie, making it the perfect green beverage recipe to win over any skeptics.
Fantastically enlivening, extraordinarily refreshing, and the best way to start the day!
A small serving of this meal goes a long way because it is so filling, creamy, and indulgent.
Cream cheese’s subtle sourness matches the sweetness of the sweet corn.
Serve this Cream Cheese Corn Casserole with green chiles hot and bubbling from the oven, or make it ahead of time and enjoy it whenever you like.
13. Beef & Broccoli
Jam-packed schedule, no time to cook, and dinner have to fit into one bowl; this beef and broccoli stir fry to the rescue!
Sizzling, juicy beef and broccoli in a sweet, sticky, spicy, and salty sauce—served over warm rice—is incredibly addicting!
14. Edamame Hummus
Sourish, garlicky, creamy, super food-studded—that’s Edamame Hummus for me!
Plus, it looks lovely because Edamame beans will give the hummus a gorgeous, vibrant green hue.
With some crusty bread or crackers and you’re set.
15. Spinach Pizza
I don’t know what it is about spinach and goat cheese that makes them so irresistible!
I won’t hide that I could quickly devour several of these in a single sitting.
And since spinach is in there, I don’t feel quite as guilty!
Corn’s natural sweetness is complemented by a variety of other flavors, including those of the yellow and green onions, the zip of the bell peppers, and the saltiness of the bacon.
Every bite is a perfect blend of textures.
Bacon’s crisp texture complements the smooth cream cheese and crunchy corn.
17. Spinach Lasagna
Say hello to the ultimate meatless lasagna!
Incredible depth of savory cheese, earthy flavor, and deliciousness–mmm!
And not just a few limp leaves of spinach: Actually, there’s an entire packet of spinach hidden in there, so you can feel good about munching on this warm, luscious dish.
18. Peas & Pancetta
As Peas & Pancetta shows, bacon really does make everything better.
Almost everyone would agree that sautéed onions and peas form a fantastic duo, but with the addition of porky, umami-rich pancetta, things take on a whole new dimension!
This recipe is the epitome of comfort food, with delicate rice, broccoli, and two types of cheese—sharp cheddar and velvety cream cheese.
Definitely no “cream of soups” here
Plus, because of its many tasty and familiar ingredients, this recipe is a terrific way to convince your kids to eat their greens.
Serve this savory okra delight alongside your favorite main dish, or enjoy it as a satisfying midday snack!
This excellent side is prepared entirely in the oven, so not only is there a little cleanup involved, but the meal itself is also so easy and scrumptious!
Roasting is a simple method that significantly improves the taste of green beans.
Besides gaining depth of flavor from the caramelization process, the beans are tossed with baby bella mushrooms for an earthy contrast.
22. Spinach Pie
Puff pastry dough is used in place of traditional phyllo dough in this innovative take on the classic Greek dish spanakopita.
Since it’s premade, you don’t have to make much effort to enjoy its flaky, crunchy texture.
Spinach leaves and cottage cheese are used to make a filling for the pie, so you can be sure it will be pretty tasty.
Most of this dish’s ingredients are items I always have on hand and can grab from the freezer.
I prefer to use local, in-season produce wherever I can, but let’s face it: it’s not always possible to do so.
This hearty soup relies on convenience ingredients like frozen vegetables and tortellini, but the flavor isn’t compromised in the least.
Scampi is a well-known dish of shrimp (or other similar shellfish) served in an aromatic lemon-butter sauce that Italian-Americans popularized.
With the addition of linguine and seasoned broccoli to the sauce, this dish goes above and beyond!
Carrots glazed in maple syrup are one of the best Holiday sides because they are always delicate and taste like candy.
And for the Maple syrup, remember to use the real stuff for the most authentic taste.
I like how the sweet-tart cranberries balance the salty feta bites.
Feel-good protein and a velvety texture are the contributions that edamame makes.
The beautiful salad can serve as an elegant appetizer or side dish as well.
Cook your frozen okra in a smoky sauce that looks tempting, and you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how good it is!
This dish’s sapid taste comes from a combination of coriander, cardamom, dried habanero, and cumin, and the addition of tomato paste serves to bring some tangy flavor to soften the taste.
The roasted butternut squash gives this velvety soup a rich, nuanced flavor.
It has the right amount of sweetness and spice to warm you up on a chilly winter night.
29. Risi E Bisi
Classic Italian risotto, “Risi E Bisi,” has its roots in the city of Venice.
It should have a texture between risotto and soup, and despite it appearing similar to risotto, it doesn’t need as much stirring.
Instead, the rice is made into a soup by simmering it with peas.
The quesadillas in this dish get their signature charred crust and smoky flavor from being grilled.
These cheesy, flavorful quesadillas will go down exceptionally well if served with a side of salsa and some sour cream.
Do there ever come times when you have to decide “what’s for dinner?” and you want to exclaim, “I don’t know!”
Thanks to this recipe, I no longer have to worry about those days.
With only a few staples like eggs, cheese, and vegetables, you can whip up a delicious meal in no time.
32. Chicken Pot Pie
The very name “chicken pot pie” conjures up visions of a flaky, supple crust filled with a luscious, cheesy center and enclosing a savory filling of chicken, veggies, and herbs cooked to golden crispness.
It has the look, aroma, and taste as if you worked hard on it, yet you won’t!
Try this recipe, and any ordinary bag of corn will become a side dish fit for a festive holiday table!
Brown butter is the secret ingredient in this dish; it gives your kernels a deliciously nutty flavor.
Whenever I get to taste a casserole like this one, which is brimming with succulent beef, macaroni, and cheese, I’m in heaven!
Instead of hamburger buns, pasta is fused with a tangy tomato meat sauce in this easy one-pot version of the classic sloppy joe sandwich.
Okay, first off, how cute are these stuffed mushrooms?
Cream cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, spinach, and garlic are crammed inside cremini mushrooms for a decadent, satisfying result.
But that’s not all; for added crunch, they’re finished with bread crumbs.
The variety of tastes and textures will overwhelm your tastebuds!
The bottom line
Can’t decide what to do with the rainbow of frozen vegetables taking up space in your freezer?
Well, these 35 recipes will lead the way!
More frozen foods to try
- 25 Frozen Green Bean Recipes
- Best 23 Frozen Shrimp Recipes
- 30 BEST Frozen Dessert Recipes
- 27 Best Frozen Strawberry Recipes
- 25 Frozen Spinach Recipes
- Kung Pao Chicken With Vegetables
- Mashed Cauliflower
- Sauteed Green Beans In Bacon Cream Sauce
- Edamame Falafel Sandwiches
- Green Beans Almondine
- Vegetable Stir-Fry With Cauliflower Rice & Kale
- Spanish Paella
- Shrimp Fried Rice
- Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower
- Kale Apple Smoothie
- Cream Cheese Corn Casserole
- Air Fryer Frozen Okra
- Beef & Broccoli
- Edamame Hummus
- Spinach Pizza
- Creamy Confetti Corn
- Spinach Lasagna
- Peas & Pancetta
- Broccoli Rice Casserole
- Oven Roasted Okra
- Roasted Green Beans & Mushroom
- Spinach Pie
- Vegetable Tortellini Soup
- Shrimp Scampi With Broccoli & Linguine
- Maple-Glazed Carrots
- Edamame, Cranberry & Feta Salad
- Spiced Okra With Tomatoes
- Butternut Squash Soup
- Risi E Bisi
- Spinach Quesadillas
- Spinach Frittata With Feta & Mint
- Chicken Pot Pie
- Skillet Corn With Brown Butter & Sage
- Sloppy Joe Pasta Casserole
- Stuffed Mushrooms With Spinach & Cheese
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