10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals

There is nothing easier than combining some ingredients in the Crock Pot and coming home from work to a prepared meal ready for the family.  Except, unless, you have all the ingredients already prepped and all you need to do is dump a bag into your slow cooker.  Below you will find 10 recipes that can be prepped ahead of time, frozen, and literally dumped into your Crock Pot to cook, all with little to no effort on your part!  I bought all the ingredients for less than $80 and it took me only 90 minutes to prepare and assemble all the meals.  Now, I have 10 easy meals stockpiled in my freezer ready for those hectic weeknights where a homemade meal would otherwise be close to impossible.  Hopefully you will find these meals helpful in your menu-planning as well.


 

slow cooker freezer meal chicken soup

Chicken Tortilla Soup/Stew

3 boneless-skinless chicken breasts
16 oz. can refried beans
1 – 15 oz. can black beans
1 – 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup frozen corn
½ cup salsa
shredded cheddar cheese
tortilla chips
sliced green onions
Combine all ingredients, except cheese, green onions, and chips.  Freeze in a ziplock bag. When ready, cook on low for 8 hours. Just before serving, remove chicken breasts and slice/shred into bite-sized pieces. Stir back into the soup. To serve, add crushed chips, cheese, and green onions on top.

slow cooker freezer meal chicken broccoli casseroleChicken Broccoli Casserole

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (10 ¾ oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1 package frozen broccoli
1 cup grains (I use Trader Joe’s Harvest Grains but anything, including rice, will do)
½ cup chicken broth
1 cup celery, chopped
1 cup milk
6 oz. container of plain Greek yogurt
Combine all ingredients except Greek yogurt and milk. Place in a ziplock back and freeze. When ready, add contents of bag and Greek yogurt and milk to Crock Pot. Cook on low for 6 hours.

slow cooker freezer meal 4 bean chili

4-Bean Chili

1 lb. ground turkey
1 large onion, chopped
2 green bell peppers, chopped
6 oz. can tomato paste
12 oz. can chili beans, undrained
12 oz. can black beans, undrained
12 oz. can pinto beans, undrained
12 oz. can kidney beans, undrained
12 oz. can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 tbsp. chili powder
Brown ground turkey in nonstick skillet.  Drain off excess liquid.  Combine browned ground turkey, onion, green bell peppers, and tomato paste in slow cooker.  Add chili powder, beans, and tomatoes.  Mix to combine all ingredients.  Place in a ziplock bag and freeze.  When ready to cook, add to slow cooker and cook on low for 7 hours.  Serve with desired toppings.

slow cooker freezer meal beef stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff

1 ½ lbs. beef stewing meat
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
1 lb. fresh mushrooms
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
1 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
1 package egg noodles
Combine all ingredients except sour cream.  Freeze in a ziplock bag.  When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.  Stir in sour cream and cook on high for 5-10 minutes.  Serve over cooked egg noodles.

slow cooker freezer meal BBQ pork

BBQ Pork Chops

4 loin pork chops
1 cup ketchup
1 cup water
2 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. brown sugar
½ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. paprika
Place pork chops in ziplock bag. Combine all the other ingredients and add to the bag. When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.

slow cooker freezer meal pizza casserole

Slow Cooker Pizza

1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 – 14 oz. can pizza sauce
1 – 14 oz. can spaghetti sauce
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. oregano
1½ cups dry macaroni noodles
mozarella and parmesan cheese
Brown ground meat, onions, and green peppers in a skillet until cooked through. Boil water and cook macaroni to al-dente. Combine all ingredients and place in a ziplock bag. When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook for 6 hours on low.

slow cooker freezer meal sweet and sour chicken

Sweet and Sour Chicken

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, halved
1 lb. baby carrots
1 onion, cut into wedges
20 oz. can unsweetened pineapple chunks
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 chicken bouillon cube
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. ground ginger
½ tsp. garlic powder
3 tbsp. cornstarch
¼ cup water
2 cups rice
Drain pineapple chunks, reserving the juice. Place carrots, onions, pineapples and chicken in a ziplock bag. Combine pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, chicken bouillon, salt, ginger, and garlic powder.  Pour mixture into the ziplock bag.
When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours.  Combine corn starch and water and gradually stir mixture into slow cooker.  Cook an additional 30 minutes until the sauce thickens.  Serve over cooked rice.

slow cooker freezer meal beef barley stew

Beef Barley Stew

1½ lbs. round steak, cut into ½” cubes
4 carrots, peeled and cut into slices
1 onion, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
½ lb. fresh mushrooms, quartered
¾ cup pearl barley
½ tsp. salt
¼ tsp. black pepper
½ tsp. thyme
½ tsp. basil
1 bay leaf
4 cups beef broth
Combine all ingredients and place in a ziplock bag. When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 10 hours.

slow cooker freezer meal chicken teriyaki

Chicken Teriyaki Stir Fry

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced
½ cup teriyaki sauce
½ cup chicken broth
1/3 cup brown sugar
¼ cup soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon sesame oil
16 oz. bag of stir fry blend vegetables
2 cups rice
Combine ingredients in a ziplock bag. When ready to cook, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. Serve over cooked rice.


Potato and Broccoli Soup

slow cooker freezer meal potato broccoli soup

2 lbs. potatoes, diced (I peel half of the potatoes and leave the other half with peels) – boil the potatoes for 5 minutes and then cool in a bowl of ice water
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
16 oz. bag of frozen broccoli
1 cup diced ham
3 cups chicken stock
1 tsp. salt
½ tsp. pepper
2 cups half & half
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Combine all ingredients except half & half and cheese in a ziplock bag. When ready to cook, place contents of bag into slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, use a immersion blender to puree some of the potatoes and broccoli, leaving some whole pieces as well. Add half & half and cheddar cheese and cook 30 minutes.

Shopping List

slow cooker freezer meals
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* Please note:  The ingredients listed on the shopping list are those ingredients needed to prep the meals. You will not find the additional ingredients (listed in italics in each recipe) that you will need to add on the day of cooking. I find it helpful to write those additional ingredients on the outside of the ziplock bag so I know what I will need that night.
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6 thoughts on “10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals

    1. Yes, all of these have fed four adults (although we usually don’t have leftovers). I usually cut my chicken breasts in half, so although some of the recipes only have 3 breasts, it’s actually 6 halves, which works to feed 4 for us.

  1. Stumbled on your website by accident and so glad I did! If I understand it correctly, I add the bag of ingredients to the crock pot frozen, no need to thaw. Is that right? Thanks!

  2. The Chicken Tortilla Soup only lists 1 cup of liquid. Is this correct? Seems like it would be awfully thick-more stew than soup-LOL.

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