10 Crockpot Freezer Meal Recipes

These crockpot meals will make dinner time so much easier! Prep them weeks ahead and store in a large ziplock bag in the the freezer or make them in the morning and come home to a warm home cooked meal.

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Fill your freezer with crockpot meals.

These crockpot meals have become a part of our weekly routine. I have been making crockpot freezer meals for a few months now and they’ve not only made dinner time easier but stress free. I don’t have to worry last minute about what we’re going to eat, and we have been eating out far less since we have a home cooked meal waiting for us at home. The last couple of weeks we have been trying out foods that we normally wouldn’t eat, like soup and stews.

The Crockpot Sweet Potato & Basil soup I made this past week was a huge hit with myself and my 6 year old, I think between the two of us we could have eaten the whole pot in a night. He requested seconds and knew we had leftovers and requested it for lunch the next day as well. It will definitely be going into our monthly menu.

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Right now I just look in the freezer the night before and choose from the selection of crockpot meals what I want to thaw out. I’m hoping as I find more easy crockpot meals that our family enjoys that I can make a monthly calendar. The biggest thing I do when planning out a number of meals is to check the grocery sale flyer for a couple weeks to stock up on meat that is on sale. If I didn’t shop the sales we’d be way over budget as meat can get expensive.

Crockpot Meals:

 

Beef Stew:

Beef Stew
Course: Main Course
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs beef stew meat cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 med onion chopped
  • 2 celery ribs sliced
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 4-5 small red potatoes cut into bite sized pieces
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 32 oz beef broth
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 cup frozen corn
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except flour, water, peas, & corn in gallon sized ziplock bag. Seal & place in freezer.
  2. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty thawed contents into crock-pot and cook on low for 10 hours or high 6-7 hours. About 30 minutes before serving mix the flour and water together, and pour into crock-pot. Mix well.Add in frozen corn & peas. Cover and continue cooking for 30 minutes.

 

Mongolian Beef:

Crock-pot Mongolian Beef
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef flank steak cut into strips
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 Tsp minced ginger
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 med green onions chopped
Instructions
  1. Coat the beef flank steak in starch. Add beef flank steak & rest of ingredients to gallon sized zip-lock bag. Seal closed and place in freezer.
  2. When ready to use, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty contents into crock-pot and cook on high for 2-3 hours or low 4-5 hours.
  3. Serve over rice or noodles.

 

Pineapple Chicken Burritos:

Pineapple Chicken Burritos
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless chicken breast
  • 1/2 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 ziplog 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.

 

Thai Peanut Chicken:

Thai Peanut Chicken
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp cumin
  • crushed peanuts
  • chopped scallions
  • cilantro
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix together peanut butter, lime juice, vegetable broth, soy sauce, and cumin, place in gallon sized ziplock bag. Add in chicken and peppers, seal closed, and place in freezer.
  2. When ready to use, thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty thawed contents into crock-pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours.
  3. Remove from slow cooker and serve over rice.
  4. Top with peanuts, scallions, and cilantro.

 

Creamy Italian Chicken:

Creamy Italian Chicken
Ingredients
  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 can cream of chicken
  • 1 dry packet of Italian Seasoning
Instructions
  1. Mix together softened cream cheese, cream of chicken and Italian Seasoning in a bowl. Once mixed, place in gallon sized ziplock bag with chicken. Seal and place in freezer.
  2. When ready to use thaw in fridge overnight. Place thawed contents in crock-pot and cook on low for 4-6 hours.

 Tip: Double these crockpot meals and separate and freeze into two ziplock bags.

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti:

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti made in the slow cooker is an easy weeknight family meal.

Ingredients
  • 16 oz spaghetti cooked
  • 1 lb Velvetta Light cheese
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 4 oz can mild green chilies
  • 1 cup mushrooms chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 small onion diced
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in gallon sized ziplock bag, seal closed and place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty thawed contents into crock-pot and mix well. Cook on low for 2-3 hours. Stir before serving.

 

Sweet Potato Basil Soup:

Sweet Potato Basil Soup
Ingredients
  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams peeled and diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion sliced
  • 1 14 oz coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in gallon sized ziplock bag, seal and place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty thawed contents into crock-pot and cook on high for 3 hours.
  2. Pour contents into blender or food processor and puree mixture until smooth.

 

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Sweet Potato and Pork Stew:

Sweet Potato and Pork Stew
Ingredients
  • 1 lb lean pork loin cut into chunks
  • 1 cup green chilies diced
  • ½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 med sweet potatoes peeled and cubed
  • 1 med red onion chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes fire roasted
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients except lime in a gallon sized ziplock bag. Seal and place in freezer.
  2. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Place thawed contents in crock-pot and cook on low for 6-7 hours. Add lime juice and stir well.

 

Cashew Chicken:

Crock Pot Cashew Chicken
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • ½ tsp grated ginger
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup cashews
Instructions
  1. Combine flour and pepper in large plastic bag, add chicken and toss to coat.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over medium heat and brown chicken for 2 minutes on each side, set aside to cool.
  3. Whisk together honey, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and place in gallon sized ziplock bag, add in chicken and seal closed. Place in freezer.
  4. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty thawed contents into crock-pot and cook on low for 3-4 hours. Slice chicken and stir in cashews.
  5. Serve over rice.

 

Garlic Lime Chicken

Garlic Lime Chicken
Ingredients
  • lbs skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • cups chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients into a gallon sized freezer bag. Seal closed and place in freezer. When ready to use thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Empty contents into crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  2. Place chicken on plate and top with remaining juice.

I don’t have the estimated cost for all of these crockpot 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.

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Crockpot Recipes originally found at Mongolian Beef, Beef StewCheesy Chicken Spaghetti, Thai Peanut Chicken, Sweet Potato Basil Soup, Mexican Pork  Sweet Potato Stew, Cashew Chicken, Lime Garlic Chicken found in B.J.’s Wholesale Flyer.

Comments

  1. Lisa Konieczke says:

    I love this idea! I love cooking in the crock pot but I never thought about pre making and freezing. Tonight I am making this recipe. I think you guys will love it!
    Slow Cooker Sweet Pork Tenderloin
    Ingredients:
    1 Pork Tenderloin
    3/4 cup brown sugar
    3 T olive oil
    1 tsp cinnamon
    1 T mustard powder
    2 T garlic powder (or to suit)
    1/3 c of water
    Directions:
    Mix all your ingredients together in a bowl.
    In your crock pot pour down olive oil all over
    the base of your slow cooker.
    Put in your tenderloin. (we cut ours in half)
    Pour in your ingredient mix over the tenderloin
    Cook on high for 3 1/2- 4 hours

    I am going to try a couple of your as well! I will try your Mongolian Beef, Pineapple Chicken and your Thai Peanut Chicken. I think my Family will love those. Thanks for the great idea and recipes!

  2. C Williams says:

    something so easy to put together, thanks so much for sharing these.

    • Prue Clifford says:

      I love these ideas & going to make this a Sunday cook day. thank you for sharing.

  3. This is such a great idea and I love your recipes. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Susan Broughton says:

    I am always looking for crockpot meals and the freezer meals is a plus. I really need some recipes for both of these and finding this site with all the great recipes is really nice. Thanks so much!

  5. shelly peterson says:

    This is a great idea to do, a lot of yummy recipes. I just wished I had a bigger freezer.

  6. Valerie Dorow says:

    This is a wonderful idea! My daughter and I had fun putting together quite a few of these recipes one afternoon. Our families really enjoyed the meals. We will be putting together more meals soon!

  7. Thank you thank you for making it easy to print individual recipes! I’m just starting freezer cooking and just wanted to sample a few recipes to get started. No one wants 7 pages of colored ads printed (wasted ink!). So excited to try your yummy recipes!

  8. Birdiebee says:

    I am such a big fan of crock pot meals and also a fan of freezer meals. You just made my life easier by having both in one. I am so appreciative of the time you took to list these recipes. Thank you!!!

  9. ellen beck says:

    I ujse our crockpot so much I literally wear them out! I make tons of crockpot freezer meals and it makes it so easy to just thaw out and go. Combine it with some nice bread or a salad and it doesnt get any better!

  10. judy iori says:

    I’m like the ladies above – I love to cook in the slow cooker and freezing meals/foods to always have on had for quick meals – We actually have 5 – tall round – oval – oval with 2 sections – small 1 quart – and oblong that has a heating base with doubles as a griddle – all serve different purposes – and appreciate anyway I can use my investments – Thanks for the recipes cant wait to try them!

  11. Lynn McLenon says:

    Thanks so much for these recipes! This is the first time for me to try cooking like this. My daughter and I put together 7 of the recipes over the weekend. The cheesy chicken spaghetti is yummy and we can’t wait to cook the rest.!

  12. Mindy B says:

    Thank you so much! Many of these seem like they would be great for my family. Many other have been a hit already! Keep them coming …, 😉

  13. Diana Castro says:

    What a great idea, I am so busy sometimes and this would really help.

  14. Christy says:

    I am making up these meals next weekend for my BF who lives alone and I wanted to know how many servings each meal makes? I was thinking if it has 4 chicken breasts it would be 4 servings? I am trying to plan so that each meal he makes will last him for at least 2-3 meals.
    Thanks

    • Kari says:

      Hi Christy, we are a family of four (2 adults/2 kids), and almost always have leftovers for my husband’s lunch the next day.

  15. Shannon Bacon says:

    This is great! I wish there was a shopping list to go along with this. Other then that this is wonderful!

  16. Annette sienia says:

    Something else I do to save more time and cleanup, is I buy the crock pot liners at the store 4 for under 2.00. Find a bowl the same size as crock pot put the liner in put my recipe ngredients in the liner, freeze that way take out when semi frozen to hold shape. Then on crock pot day I just put the liner in the pot and cook. Then throw away the liner..no washing!!!

  17. Stephanie says:

    Hi there. The Mongolian beef is delicious. Any idea of how many calories per serving??

    Thanks!

  18. Mary Ann says:

    Thanks for these! We’ve used your other 10 recipes for freezer/crockpot and they have been lifesavers. I went back to work, so I made them up at the beginning of the month and then had a much easier time getting my husband to drop dinner in the crockpot. I am excited to try this round!

  19. Birdiebee says:

    I love crock pot freezer meals because they save me a lot of time and frustration. You have some awesome recipes here.

  20. Rebecca says:

    I am wanting to make the Thai Peanut Chicken recipe and it calls for 4 boneless chicken breasts. Ok, is that WHOLE chicken breasts of chicken breast HALVES? I am actually using chicken tenders and it would be helpful to know how many lbs of chicken instead of size of pieces. Your help is appreciated. Thanks!!

    • Kari says:

      Hi Rebecca, 1 1/2 – 2 lbs.

  21. Richard Hicks says:

    Going to print these out. Lots of tasty meals here!

  22. hayley says:

    I too have 2 crockpots. Use it all the time. Going to print these recipes a must try.

  23. Jenna Hudson says:

    Thanks for the roundup of good ideas! I’m going to try the Crock-Pot Sweet Potato Basil Soup.

  24. Dandi D says:

    I love cooking in my Crock pot, especially in the summer, so I’m going to have to try some of these!

  25. Jay says:

    What is a dry packet of Italian seasoning

  26. Tina says:

    I found so many of your crock pot freezer meals on my search for new meals to add to my menu rotation. I decided to write a round up post and included many of yours. Thanks for all of the delicious recipes!

  27. Siw says:

    I just got a crockpot last week, already used it twice, and you are a godess for these recipes!

  28. Amazing recipes. I really liked the Garlic Lime Chicken. Delicious. this was my first attempt as I am on a high protein diet and this recipe worked well with my form.

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