Slow Cooker freezer meals are an easy way to save lots of time during the busy weeknights. On the weekend, gather all of the ingredients for a couple of recipes, put them into gallon sized bags, remove as much air and freeze. You’ll have freezer crockpot meals ready to go in less than an hour.
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Make Ahead Slow Cooker Freezer Meals
I can’t tell you how convenient it is to have meals for my family on hand for any day of the week. Today I’m sharing great ideas for easy meals to save time and save money with our 7 recipes for make ahead freezer meals for the slow cooker.
By prepping ahead of time, have great recipes ready to thaw and cook any time of the year. With these 7 slow cooker freezer meals you can come home to a warm dinner every night of the week. Spend more time with your family, and less time worrying about what to make for dinner.
How to get started with meal prepping?
Make ahead freezer to slow cooker meals save time and money. Follow our crockpot freezer meal tips for a stress free meal prep.
How to thaw frozen meals?
Place the freezer bag in the refrigerator overnight to allow to thaw.
You can prep meals for a week or even a month in just a couple of hours. When the freezer starts to get low on slow cooker freezer meals, put together another meal plan. Gather the recipes, make a grocery list, and go to the store. Shop the sales, and since chicken is budget friendly, and often goes on sale, add slow cooker chicken recipes to your meal plan.
What are some fast dinner recipes?
Crockpot meals are fast to prepare. Most recipes are dump and go, dump into the crockpot, set the timer, and you’ll have dinner ready in 4-8 hours without all of the work.
Freezer Meals for New Parents:
When you’re getting the house prepared for baby’s arrival, you can also stock the freezer with make ahead meals. During your first couple of weeks home, you won’t have to focus on what to make for dinner, you’ll well-stocked freezer with healthy meals. Freezer meals also make a great gift for new moms and dads.
7 Make Ahead Slow Cooker Freezer Meals:
*Tip: Make cleanup a breeze with these freezer friendly meals by using a crockpot liner. The Slow Cooker liners make cleanup as easy as 1-2-3! Simply take the liner off of the crock pot and toss it in the trash. No scrubbing involved.
Slow Cooker Ground Beef Chili:
- ground beef
- can of tomato sauce, can of diced tomatoes, red kidney beans
- beef broth, garlic, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper
Honey Sesame Chicken
- chicken thighs
- honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, olive oil
- minced garlic, minced onion, crushed red peppers, sesame seeds
- green onions
Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- ground chicken
- onion, red pepper, lettuce, green onions
- brown rice, water chestnuts
- garlic, salt, pepper,
- hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil
- crushed pineapple
- barbecue sauce
- chicken breast
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
- red pepper, green pepper, onion
- pineapple tidbits
- frozen meatballs
- chicken breast
- crushed pineapple, black beans, salsa, enchilada sauce
- shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese
- white or brown rice
- flour tortillas
Shredded Chicken Tacos
- chicken breast
- corn, black beans, rotel
- taco seasoning
Printable Grocery List:
Print the grocery shopping list for these crockpot freezer meals.
More Family Dinner Ideas:
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