It is preferable to allow items to thaw for at least 12 hours in the refrigerator. Casserole dishes may take at least 24 hours to thaw fully. Cooking from frozen is also fine, although it will take significantly longer and moisture content is reduced, so items may dry out more. But all of us need last minute meals, so do what you need to!
-Thaw soup in original container in the refrigerator overnight. Pour into soup pot, cover, and reheat over medium-low on stovetop, stirring occasionally. If the soup is too thick, add 1/2 cup water or broth to thin. Separation sometimes occurs in soups that contain milk or potatoes, simply whisk to return to original consistency. Consume within 3 days of thawing.
-Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat in a saucepan over medium-low to desired temperature. Consume within 3 days of thawing.
-The calzones/Stromboli have been partially cooked. To finish cooking, thaw in original package in the refrigerator overnight. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Remove the calzones/Stromboli from packaging and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake in a 350° oven for 20-25 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping, if desired. Consume within 3 days of thawing.
-The hand pies are fully-cooked and do not need to be thawed first. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place frozen hand pies on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes.
Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 400°. Remove aluminum foil and plastic wrap cover. Reapply foil. If thawed, bake for 30 minutes covered and then 10 minutes uncovered until potatoes are lightly browned. If frozen, bake for 75 minutes covered and then 10 minutes uncovered until potatoes are lightly browned. Consume within three days of thawing.
-Thaw in original container in the refrigerator overnight. Glass containers can be thawed in the microwave or by submerging in warm water. Add to your favorite pasta, as a pizza topping or in another dish. Consume within 3 days of thawing.
-Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove foil from package. Remove plastic wrap. Re-cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for 15 minutes more until bubbly. Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving. Consume within 3 days of thawing. If still frozen, increase cook time to 60-75 minutes covered and 15-20 minutes uncovered.
Garden Style Turkey Meatloaf
- The meatloaf is raw. Thaw in original package in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Remove foil cover & plastic wrap. Replace foil. Bake at 350°, covered, for 45 minutes. Remove foil and bake, uncovered, for an additional 15 minutes or until juices run clear and meat is no longer pink. Consume within 2 days of thawing.
-Thaw in refrigerator overnight. Quiche is fully cooked. Remove plastic wrap and foil, recover with foil and bake in 325 oven for 20-25 minutes until heated through. Consume within 3 days of thawing.