Meet The Freezer Friendz!

Looking for a way to simplify dinnertime in your home?
You've come to the right place!
Our freezer cooking recipes are sure to take the headache out of evening meal prep.
We invite you to leave comments after you try a recipe, as well.
We'd love to know what you think!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Sausage Minestrone by Jackie

*adapted from Erica Drake's earlier recipe

1 lb Bob Evans Italian Sausage Roll
1/2 cup onion
2 (15.5 oz) cans cannelloni beans
1 (32 oz) box beef broth
2 3/4 cups water
11/2 cup fresh carrots, sliced
1 cup fresh celery, sliced
1 cup small, uncooked pasta (I used Datini.)
Parmesan cheese (optional)

Cook onion and sausage in a large soup pot until sausage is done.   Add all remaining ingredients, EXCEPT for the pasta.  Mix and bring to a boil.  Simmer on low heat for at least an hour to bring out the flavor.  Cool soup completely.  Pour soup into a gallon size Ziploc freezer bag.  You may find that you have a little that won't fit.  If this happens, either put the rest in a quart size bag or keep it in the fridge for lunch. :) Place pasta in a Ziploc snack bag and place in pantry until serving day.

Serving Day:
Thaw soup.  Cook pasta.  Add noodles.  Warm on stove top or in microwave.

Optional - Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

*Serving suggestion:  Serve with salad and Italian bread.


  1. Very good and just enough for 6. The kids thought it was a little spicy. The adults loved it!