10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals – Easy and Inexpensive Meal Prep

All of these crock pot recipes look so good, and they can be made in less than 2 hours. What a great way to stock up your freezer for busy weeknights.

When I get ambitious, I love to spend a couple of hours prepping food to use during meal times on busy weeknights.  This is certainly not a weekly occurrence for me, or even monthly for that matter, but maybe a handful of times throughout the year.

I’ll cook up a bunch of ground meat with onions and garlic, or cover my grill with chicken breasts to dice up for meals, or make a 10 pound pork butt in the crock pot and freeze the pulled pork into dinner size portions.

But, my all-time favorite time saver in the kitchen is to create a large amount of prepared meals that I can just throw in the crock pot on a busy day.  It seriously doesn’t get any easier than that.

10 Crock Pot Freezer Meals

I pulled together 10 crock pot freezer meals over three years ago, and that post is still living strong on my blog.  (All of the rest from that time get zero pageviews, or I have simply deleted because they were that bad.)  But this one people seem to like.  I’m back to give the people what they want.  10 MORE crock pot freezer meals!

I’ve included a free printable shopping list for everything you need to make all ten of these meals.  I spent about $80 on everything, but I’m a bit of a bargain shopper and went to two different stores.

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All of these crock pot recipes look so good, and they can be made in less than 2 hours. What a great way to stock up your freezer for busy weeknights.

After getting all the ingredients, it’s time to prepare everything.  There is a lot of dicing, and a little bit of pre-cooking, but I promise it will be worth it in the end.  I always pre-cook my ground meat before putting it in my freezer bags.  You can definitely put it in raw, but then as it cooks in the crock pot the fat has nowhere to go and it’ll get incorporated into the meal.  It’s definitely personal preference, though, so you do it how you want to do it!

All of these crock pot recipes look so good, and they can be made in less than 2 hours. What a great way to stock up your freezer for busy weeknights.

After everything is chopped, diced, opened, and pre-cooked, it’s all downhill from there.  I write on each bag the name of the dish, any cooking instructions, and other ingredients that need to be added to the crock pot before or during cooking.  (You’ll see all of those instructions listed in each recipe below.)

Enjoy!

White chicken chili crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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White Chicken Chili
White chicken chili crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 cans great northern white beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces canned green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 32 ounces chicken stock (not needed until ready to cook)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (not needed until ready to cook)
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 cans great northern white beans
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 ounces canned green chilies
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 32 ounces chicken stock (not needed until ready to cook)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (not needed until ready to cook)
White chicken chili crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (except chicken stock and cheddar cheese) into a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Add 32 ounces of chicken stock and cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Add cheese and stir until melted.  Garnish with salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.


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Turkey Macaroni
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 10.75 ounces cans of tomato soup
  • 12 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 small onions, chopped
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups dry macaroni noodles
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 10.75 ounces cans of tomato soup
  • 12 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 small onions, chopped
  • 6 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups dry macaroni noodles
Instructions
  1. Cook macaroni noodles for about 4 minutes (noodles should still be firm).
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet and cook ground meat and onions. Let cool.
  3. Add all ingredients into a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


This chicken and broccoli alfredo crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
This chicken and broccoli alfredo crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 2 10.75 ounce cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package Italian dressing mix
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 16 ounces frozen broccoli
  • 2 10.75 ounce cans of cream of chicken soup
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 package Italian dressing mix
This chicken and broccoli alfredo crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Combine ingredients in a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Serve over pasta.


This beef stroganoff crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Beef Stroganoff
This beef stroganoff crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (not needed until ready to cook)
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt (not needed until ready to cook)
This beef stroganoff crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients (expect sour cream) into a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Add 1 cup sour cream/Greek yogurt and stir.  Cook on high for 10 minutes. Serve on top of egg noodles.


This beef barley and lentil soup crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Beef Barley Lentil Soup
This beef barley and lentil soup crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 potato diced (boil for 4 minutes and let cool)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 32 ounces beef broth (not needed until ready to cook)
  • 2 cups water (not need until ready to cook)
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 potato diced (boil for 4 minutes and let cool)
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 2 carrots, diced
  • 1/2 cup dry lentils
  • 1/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 14.5 ounce cans of stewed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 32 ounces beef broth (not needed until ready to cook)
  • 2 cups water (not need until ready to cook)
This beef barley and lentil soup crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Brown onion and ground beef in a skillet. Let cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


This Chicken Fajita crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Chicken Fajitas
This Chicken Fajita crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 3 bell peppers
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 lime, juiced
This Chicken Fajita crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Slice peppers and onions into large strips.
  2. Place all ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.


This beef pot roast stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Beef Pot Roast Stew
This beef pot roast stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cubed
  • 1 envelope dry onion mix
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced (Boil for 4 minutes and let cool)
  • 6 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces frozen peas
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds beef chuck roast, cubed
  • 1 envelope dry onion mix
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced (Boil for 4 minutes and let cool)
  • 6 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces frozen peas
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
This beef pot roast stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  Combine 4 tablespoons cornstarch with 5 tablespoons water.  Add slurry to crock pot and stir.  Cook for approximately 1 hour more on high.


Sloppy Joe crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Sloppy Joes
Sloppy Joe crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup ketchup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
Sloppy Joe crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Cook ground beef and onions in a skillet.
  2. Combine ketchup, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, barbecue sauce, and water in a small bowl.
  3. Combine beef mixture and sauce in a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6-8 hours and serve on top of hamburger buns.


This Chicken and Mushroom Stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Chicken and Mushroom Stew
This Chicken and Mushroom Stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Prep Time 4 people
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Prep Time 4 people
Servings
Ingredients
  • 1 10.75 ounce can of cream of mushroom soup
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 carrots, diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
This Chicken and Mushroom Stew crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Stir together soup and water.
  3. Add all ingredients to a ziplock bag and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook for 6-8 hours on low.  Serve on top of rice or egg noodles.


Southwest chicken crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.

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Southwest Chicken
Southweast chicken crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 2 green peppers
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 16 ounces salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (not needed until ready to cook)
Course Crock Pot Freezer Meal
Servings
4 people
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts butterflied in half
  • 2 green peppers
  • 8 ounces frozen corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 16 ounces salsa
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (not needed until ready to cook)
Southweast chicken crock pot recipe is easy and delicious. It can even be frozen for a busy weeknight.
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to ziplock bag (except the cream cheese) and freeze.
Recipe Notes

Write on bag:  Cook on low for 6 hours.  Serve on corn or flour shells with taco toppings.


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