10 Crockpot Freezer Meal Recipes

Ready for easy weeknight dinners? Slow Cooker Freezer Meals will become your new best friend! Here are 10 of our favorite crockpot freezer meal recipes with everything you need to make your grocery list and get a jumpstart on meal prep.

10 Crockpot Freezer Meals

 These crockpot freezer 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 simple but stress free.

There is no more worrying last minute about what we’re going to eat for dinner. We also save money as these freezer to slow cooker meals save money. With meal prepping, we eat out less and I find myself going to the grocery store less. I don’t have to always have to run out last minute to grab ingredients for a recipe. If you’re like me, I can never run in for just one thing, one thing turns into a basket full and $40 later.

I made the Crockpot Sweet Potato Basil soup this past week and it has become one of my most favorite healthy slow cooker soups. My six year old also loved it. I think between the two of us we could have eaten the whole pot in a night. He requested seconds and since we had leftovers, requested it for lunch the next day as well.

crockpot freezer meals on table

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. I freeze the meat in individual size serving using the plastic fold top sandwich bags which are then placed into a gallon ziploc bag.

10 Crockpot Freezer Meal Recipes:

Click on each link to be taken to the ingredient list & printable recipe.

Beef Stew

The best Crockpot Beef Stew made with chunks of beef, red potatoes, carrots, peas, corn, and a simple blend of broth and spices. Easy family dinner to serve when it’s cold outside.

Mongolian Beef:

The tender flank steak is full of flavor, and it takes just minutes to toss all of the ingredients into the crockpot for a perfect weeknight family meal.

Pineapple Chicken Burritos:

Pineapple Salsa Chicken makes a favorite filling in burritos or tacos. Best of all? The chicken is slow cooked in the crockpot all day, all you have to do is shred it, stuff the burrito, and broil it for 5 minutes.

Thai Peanut Chicken:

Skip takeout, and make this crockpot Thai peanut chicken. Chicken breasts are simmered all day in a peanut sauce and served over a bowl of rice.

Creamy Italian Chicken:

Only 4 ingredients needed to make this delicious crockpot creamy Italian chicken. This family favorite recipe is incredibly easy to make. Simply dump all of the ingredients into the crockpot, cover and cook on low for 4- 6 hours.

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti:

Crockpot Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti is a simple and kid-friendly recipe even for the pickiest eaters. Kids love the cheesy spaghetti, and you can easily sneak in an extra serving of vegetables by mincing up mushrooms or cauliflower.

Sweet Potato Basil Soup:

Warm up with a hearty bowl of sweet potato soup on a cold day made in the crockpot. This creamy soup is made with  pureed sweet potato and coconut milk, the ultimate comfort soup on a cold fall day.

Sweet Potato Pork Stew:

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Pork Stew is a delicious stew recipe, perfect for fall and winter months. Made with pork loin and sweet potatoes, this tasty stew takes just 15 minutes to prepare and slow cooks to perfection.

Cashew Chicken:

Cashew chicken is a simple slow cooker recipe that combines chicken with cashews in a savory sauce. Serve over rice for an easy weeknight family dinner.

Garlic Lime Chicken

Crockpot Garlic lime chicken is a simple, easy dinner idea that is perfect for any day of the week. Incredibly flavorful this Garlic Lime Chicken recipe doesn’t get much easier. Simply place all ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with brown rice or cauli-rice.

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Meal Plan with the Best Crockpot Freezer Meals.

Dinner time so much easier with crockpot freezer meals! Prep the meals ahead of time and place in a freezer bag for easy weeknight dinners. Make a menu calendar or list to help keep track of the freezer meals.

Tips for Making Freezer Meals:

  • Double the recipes and separate and freeze into two ziplock bags.
  • Meal planning can be challenge, and it’s easy to go overboard. But when you make a list and plan it can be cheaper. When planning to make a batch of freezer meals, I keep an eye on the grocery sale flyer for a couple weeks to stock up on chicken breasts, pork chops, and ground beef. If I didn’t shop the sales we’d be way over budget.

Estimated Cost to Make these Crockpot Freezer Dump Meals:

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.

4 Hour Slow Cooker Recipes:

With our work schedule, the 4-6 hour cook time works best for us which is why most of the recipes you will find are not for 8-10 hour days.

Do you place the ingredients in frozen?

I have never placed the ingredients in frozen – always thawed, so I’m not sure the cooking time if frozen.

How many people do these recipes serve?

Most of the recipes yield an average of 4-6 servings. We are a family of five, two adults and three children. We almost always have at least one or two servings left over.

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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.

  29. J Patton says:

    I live alone and cook for one. I make the full recipe and then freeze individual meals in quart freezer bags. For myself I found out one bag makes 2 servings. I make and freeze many things so I have a variety of different foods. I freeze the following items Chili, Vegetable, beans and ham soup. I make and freeze meat loaf in large muffin tins (after they cook I pop them out and freeze twice baked potatoes and stuffed peppers. These are just a few of the foods I freeze. My kids, grandchildren, and friends like to come over just to get home cooking. I also freeze healthy desserts. When some of the elderly at church get sick or get out of the hospital I take several “heat and eat” healthy meals. I have a friend who has made cooking for people a business, they call her place an order and she fixes the food for them and charges them accordingly. Fixing and freezing give you healthy food that isn’t processed. I spend 2 or 3 days about every 3 months stocking my freezer.