5 Crock-Pot Freezer Meals – Easy Crock Pot Recipes

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’ve been slacking in the dinner department. There’s been a number of days where I just don’t feel like sitting in the kitchen for an hour prepping dinner or we have plans and don’t get home until 630pm, by the time dinner is done it’s 7-730. There’s also days where  I simply just don’t know what to cook, and we end up with something unhealthy or eating out, which we’re trying to cut back on.  After finding a few recipes online I decided on 5 easy crock pot recipes that I could freeze. I made a grocery list solely for those crock-pot recipes, and on one afternoon I prepped all the meals to put in the freezer.  I tweaked the recipes around a little (added more chicken) to fit the serving size for our family, each of the meals I placed into two ziplock freezer bags, besides the chili which I put into one.  Within an hour I had 9 crock-pot freezer meals.

I can throw one in the fridge the day before, and in the morning plop it into the crock-pot. By dinner time we have a hot meal ready. I love coming home at 6pm and not having to worry about making dinner, dinner is already made.

5 Easy Crock Pot Recipes

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Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 4 reviews

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2 (14 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 (14 oz) cans corn, drained
  • 1 (1 oz) package taco seasoning
  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup salsa
  • ¾ cup water
Instructions
  1. Split ingredients in half.
  2. Place all ingredients in 2 resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together in bag and zip closed.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours.
  4. When finished cooking, shred chicken and serve over rice, with a salad,or in a wrap. Top with cheese, sour cream, avocado, lettuce, tomato.

Slow Cooker Chili:

5.0 from 4 reviews

Slow Cooker Chili
 
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef (or ground turkey)
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
  • ¼ cup ketchup or chili sauce
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 (15 oz) can dark red kidney beans
  • 1 packet chili seasoning mix
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
Instructions
  1. Brown ground beef with chopped onion, set aside to cool down. Combine all other ingredients in resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. When the browned hamburger and onion has cooled down, add it to the rest of the ingredients in the freezer bag and zip closed.
  2. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours or LOW for 7-8 hours. Top with shredded cheese.

Chicken Broccoli Alfredo:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 4 reviews

Slow-Cooker Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
 
Ingredients
  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 oz) bag frozen broccoli florets
  • 2 (16 oz) jars Alfredo sauce (I use light)
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 (4 oz) can sliced mushrooms, drained
Instructions
  1. Split ingredients in half.
  2. Place all ingredients in 2 resealable gallon-sized freezer bag and mix together.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 4 reviews

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 4-6 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt & Pepper (optional)
Instructions
  1. Split ingredients in half.
  2. Place all ingredients in 2 resealable gallon-sized freezer bag.
  3. Mix together and close.
  4. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.

Chicken Teriyaki:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 4 reviews

Slow-Cooker Chicken Teriyaki
 
Ingredients
  • Large bag of baby carrots
  • Red Onion sliced into large chunks
  • 2 Cans of crushed pineapple 20 oz.(un-drained)
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 4-6 Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cup Teriyaki Sauce
Instructions
  1. Split ingredients in half.
  2. Place all ingredients in 2 resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together in bag and zip closed.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  4. Server over rice.

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*Chicken Teriyaki Recipe found at Ring Around the Rosies all others found at Six Sister’s Stuff

Comments

  1. What size crock pot do you use? I have a 7 quart, but am looking at a 5 quart one…will 5 quarts be big enough? Love your recipes. We Have tried several and love them all so far. Thank you for sharing.

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