7 Easy Slow Cooker Freezer Meals + Printable Grocery Shopping List

These easy slow cooker recipes that you can prep ahead of time are a busy mom’s best friend. Prep a week or even 30 days worth of meals meals in just a couple of hours. Place all the ingredients in a zip lock bag, put  them in the freezer and when you’re ready to use them, thaw in the fridge overnight and empty into the slow cooker. *TIP Use a slow cooker liner for even less cleanup!

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With a newborn in the house and both boys playing soccer and hockey, homemade dinners have difficult. We’ve been eating out way too much the past couple of weeks so I decided to make another round of slow cooker freezer meals. That way the meals are ready when we need them whether it’s before practice, in between or after a game. The slow cooker freezer meals I made last winter were convenient, and I miss coming home to a warm cooked meal after spending the afternoon at the hockey rink or soccer field.

As a busy mom of three young boys these slow cooker freezer meals are a huge time saver, I dedicate one afternoon to making them when the baby is down for a nap. I made 7 meals the other day, and with two of them already eaten this week, I plan to make another batch this week to stock up the freezer.

crockpot freezer meals

Slow Cooker Chili

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Chili
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs ground beef
  • 1 onion, dices
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (15 ounce) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (28 ounce) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (15 ounce) red kidney beans, drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ½ tsp sugar
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, cook ground beef until no longer pink ground beef. Drain & set aside and let cool.
  2. Once ground beef is cooled, add all ingredients into gallon-sized freezer bag.
  3. Zip close & place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot, stir together and cook on low 6-8 hours.

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs chicken thighs
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp minced onion
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp water
  • sesame seeds
  • green onions, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Mix together honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil, garlic, onion and crushed red pepper. Add along with chicken into gallon-sized freezer bag.
  2. Zip close & place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on low 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove chicken from crock pot, pour sauce into a saucepan and heat on stove on medium heat. Mix together cornstarch and water, and add into saucepan. Stir constantly for a couple of minutes until thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and place back into crock pot with chicken.
  5. Serve over rice, and top with sesame seeds and green onions.

Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wraps

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Wraps
 
Ingredients
  • 2lbs ground chicken
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • ½ cup yellow onion, finely chopped
  • ½ cup hoisin sauce
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 (8oz) can sliced water chestnuts, drained & rinsed
  • 1½ cups cooked brown rice
  • 3 green onions, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1½ tsp sesame oil
  • Romain lettuce or wraps
Instructions
  1. In a skillet, cook ground chicken and garlic until no longer pink, drain liquid and set aside to let cool.
  2. Add green pepper, onion, hoisin sauce, soy sauce, salt and pepper into gallon-sized freezer bag. Add chicken once cooled and mix around.
  3. Zip close & place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on low 2-3 hours.
  4. Stir in water chestnuts, cooked rice, green onions, rice vinegar, and sesame oil. Cook for additional 5 minutes.
  5. Serve wrapped with Romaine lettuce, taco shells or wraps

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 1 can crushed pineapple
  • 1 bottle bbq sauce
  • 4 boneless chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into gallon size ziploc bag. Zip close & place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot, stir together and cook on low 6-7 hours.

Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Sweet & Sour Meatballs
 
Ingredients
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 (16-18oz) bottle sweet & sour sauce, or homemade
  • 1 cup pineapple tidbits, drained
  • 1 (16oz) pkg frozen fully cooked meatballs
Instructions
  1. Place the frozen meatballs, peppers, onions & sweet and sour sauce into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Zip close & place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on low 4 hours, during the last hour add in the pineapple.
  2. Serve over rice.

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Burritos

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken Burritos
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ lbs boneless chicken breast
  • ½ (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 (15-ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cups medium salsa
  • 5-6 burrito sized flour tortillas
  • 1 (10 oz) cans green enchilada sauce
  • 1 cups shredded cheddar/monterey jack blend
  • 1 cup cooked rice
Instructions
  1. Place the chicken, pineapple, beans, and salsa in a gallon size ziploc freezer bag. Zip close and place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  2. Remove the chicken and shred. Mix the chicken back into the crock pot with the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Mix in the cooked rice.
  4. Fill 5-6 of the burrito tortillas. Place in in a 9×13 pan. Pour 1 can of the green enchilada sauce over the burritos.
  5. Top with 1 cup of the shredded cheese and place under the broiler on the middle rack until the cheese is nice and melted. About 5 minutes.

Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken (Tacos, Salads, Nachos)

5.0 from 7 reviews
Slow Cooker Tex-Mex Chicken
 
Ingredients
  • 2-4 boneless chicken breast
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 package taco seasoning
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in gallon size freezer bag. Seal bag and place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Empty the contents out of the bag and into crock pot. Cook on low 6-8 hours.
  2. Spread chicken over tortilla chips, tacos, burritos, or salad and top with your choice of toppings including shredded cheese, green onions, black olives, lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream and salsa.

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Comments

  1. Tamra Phelps says:

    This is a really good idea. If you have busy schedules, this could be a big time saver.

  2. Regina Wright says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I could use this for this winter break.

  3. I’ve always wanted to try freezer meals. Crockpot freezer meals are even more appealing! I think I’ll try the chili. That’s always a favorite.

  4. I’ve been looking for some new freezer recipes, so will have to give some of these a try. Freezer meals are such a lifesaver!

  5. Freezer meals are smart, economical, and easy to make and use. These look like some super recipes to try!

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