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. 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 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 prepped.

I can throw one in the fridge the day before, and in the morning empty it into the crock-pot. By dinner time we have a hot home cooked 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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Tips for Prepping Easy Crock Pot Freezer Meals:

  1. Search & print out recipes.
  2. Make a grocery shopping list of the ingredients needed.
  3. Prep meals in one setting – Take gallon zip lock bags and write the names and directions on each one in permanent marker.
  4. Lay everything out on the counter, wash/cut/slice up all the veggies. I also cut the fat off the chicken breasts & thighs.
  5. Start filling the bags with ingredients. I usually do one at a time, but you can start with putting veggies in all the bags, then the meats, then the spices & sauces.
  6. Place in freezer.
  7. When ready to use, thaw in fridge over night. Empty contents out of the Ziploc bag and into the crock-pot.

I don’t have the estimated cost for all meals as I stock up on meats and canned food when on sale. You can always add in extra ingredients/change the recipe to your family’s liking, these are meals and ingredients that our family enjoys. Between my husband and I’s work schedule, the 4-6 hour meals work best for us which is why most of the recipes are not for 8-10 hour days, I also always have never placed the ingredients in frozen – always thawed, so I’m not sure the cooking time if frozen.

Slow Cooker Black Bean and Corn Salsa Chicken:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 6 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 gallon-sized freezer bags. Zip close, and place in freezer.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and 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 6 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 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. Place in freezer.
  2. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and 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 6 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 gallon size freezer bags. Zip closed, and place in freezer.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours.

Maple Dijon Glazed Chicken:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 6 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 gallon-sized freezer bags. Zip closed & place in freezer.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours.

Chicken Teriyaki:

(Split into 2 bags = 2 meals)

5.0 from 6 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 gallon-sized freezer bags. Mix together in bag and zip closed. Place in freezer.
  3. When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on LOW for 6-7 hours.
  4. Serve over rice.

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Crock Pot Freezer Meals

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

Comments

  1. courtney b says:

    i think i will try the dijon chicken!

  2. jamie braun says:

    all of these look super yummy. my crock pot is my fave thing in my kitchen~

  3. InezbyDesign says:

    Sorry for the strange question….but, did you put the freezer bags full of goodness into the crockpot or just the goodness!??

    • I let them thaw out in the fridge overnight and then emptied them into the crock-pot, threw the freezer bag out since it had raw meat inside.

  4. These all sound delicious, I need to get my act together and do something like this.

  5. Chey Wilkerson says:

    The chicken alfredo looks good!

  6. Maryann D. says:

    I do love using my crock pot, especially when I am in a hurry. The summer is great to use it to, and not have to put on the hot oven. These recipes seem terrific.

  7. These are some yummy recipes!! I love the idea too!! I have gotten out of cooking and let my husband do some of it. Very organized and yummy!! I am impressed. I am going to make some of these!! You have inspired me!!

  8. christin says:

    Thanks for sharing. I will be trying these this upcoming week. Look forward to more recipes.

  9. Do you put the peppers, celery, carrots and onions in uncooked? I didn’t know you could freeze without cooking them! These sound great! And I assume you can use frozen or fresh chicken…

    • I put them all in uncooked, and you could use either fresh or frozen chicken. I usually purchase ours in bulk at BJ’s Wholesale.

  10. Irene Juppe says:

    Hi! I am the same when it comes to preparing dinners. I saw this and I thought I would give it a try. Also, I have MS and I am very tired by the time I serve dinner to my husband & son. I have crockpots and I want to use them. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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