Making crock pot freezer meals is a complete game changer for dinnertime in our household.  These are perfect for dinner on those busy weeknights.  You are going to be addicted once you try the best crockpot freezer meals!

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

What are good freezer meals?

Freezer cooking is a great way to save time, money and get dinner on the table in less time for your family.

I have made freezer casseroles before and I love them but crock pot recipes make great freezer meals too!

Check out this video to see how to make 10 Crock pot Freezer Meals in under an Hour!

This post outlines 10 of my favorite crock pot freezer meals.  However, I love making crock pot freezer meals and  I have now created a crock pot freezer meal membership site called the Lazy Day Cooking Club.

In this group, I provide step by step instructions on how to make 20 unique and delicious crock pot freezer meals every month so your freezer will be stocked with delicious and easy crock pot recipes for your family!

Can you freeze crockpot meals?

Yes, definitely.  I love cooking dinner in my crock pot.  If you have been following me for awhile now, you know that I love crockpot recipes and I make everything in the crock pot not just my favorite soup recipe!

I like to prep and freeze my favorite slow cooker recipes in freezer bags.  I store them in the freezer.  Then all I have to do is take one out of the freezer, dump it in my favorite slow cooker or instant pot and turn it on.  It really is that easy!

These crock pot freezer meals are so easy to make and save time in the kitchen getting dinner ready for my family!

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

Dump and go crockpot freezer meals take the stress out of dinnertime!

As a working mom, I hate having to choose cooking dinner over spending time with my family each and every evening.

I found it was easier to prepare 10 meals ahead of time and place them in the freezer.   Starting this process has saved my family time and money.

Also, this is a healthy meal plan for my family as we no longer are eating out or hitting the drive thru multiple times a week!

Every morning my (awesome) husband will put our freezer meal into the crockpot.  Then he turns it on based on the cooking times for that recipe.

Then after my kids are home from school and all their activities, we are able to spend all our time with my family and not stand in front of the stove trying to get dinner on the table!

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Are you ready to try easy and healthy crockpot freezer meals?

Now, I have decided to share what I have learned with others.  In this post, I’ll walk you through how you can also easily make 10 crockpot freezer meals kid-friendly in under an hour!

The majority of these crockpot meals take care of the main dish for your meal, which is the hardest part!  Once you start making these healthy freezer meals, you’ll never go back to preparing dinner on the stovetop again!

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

What supplies do you need to make crockpot freezer meals?

Here is what you’ll need in order to create these delicious and easy crock pot freezer meals, chicken, pork and beef recipes!

  • 10 gallon sized freezer bags
  • Labels or a permanent marker to label your bags
  • Can opener
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Long handled spoon
Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

These hands free bag holders are seriously a life saver.  They keep your bags open so you can just dump your ingredients inside.

You can snag them very inexpensively on Amazon and even though they are not required, I highly recommend them when you make these healthy slow cooker meals.

Here are the meals we are making during this meal prep session:

  1. French Onion Chicken
  2. Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin
  3. Smothered Pork Chops
  4. Sweet and Sour MeatBalls
  5. Shredded beef tacos
  6. French Dip Sandwiches
  7. Crock pot Chicken Alfredo
  8. Chicken & Rice with Black Beans
  9. Crock pot Chicken Pot Pie
  10. Texas Chili

Step by step instructions are below on how to make each meal quickly and easily. Then if you scroll to the bottom of this post, you can create your own custom shopping list making this even easier for you!

Make sure you label your bags!

Before I make these crock pot freezer meals, I label the bags with an adhesive label or a permanent marker.  I put the recipe name and all the step by step instructions on the bag so I don’t have to look up the directions to find out what is needed when I throw my freezer meal in the crock pot.

Here are the step by step directions for each meal to create for this crock pot meal plan!

French Onion Chicken Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of French Onion Soup
  •  ½ cup of Sour Cream (or Plain Greek Yogurt)
  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken and serve over rice.

Honey Soy Pork Tenderloin Recipe:

You can find this recipe here.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Soy Sauce
  • ½ cup Honey
  • 4 TBSP Steak Seasoning
  • ½ TSP Garlic Powder
  • ⅛ TSP Ground Ginger
  • ⅛ TSP Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2-3 lb Pork Tenderloin

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8 hours. We served this with mashed potatoes and green beans.

Smothered Pork Chops Recipe:

Ingredients:

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8 hours. We served this with brown rice and black-eyed peas.

Sweet & Sour Meatballs Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Brown Sugar
  • 3 TBSP Corn Starch
  • ¼ cup Vinegar
  • 3 TBSP Soy Sauce
  • 1 Package of Frozen Meatballs

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer. Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8.
We served this with brown rice (did you know you can make rice in the crock pot too) and Asian medley veggies.

Easy Shredded Beef Tacos Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 TSP Chicken Granules
  • 1.5 TBSP Chili Powder
  • ½ TBSP Cumin
  • ½ TSP Garlic Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • ¼ TSP Pepper
  • 2 cups Water
  •  2.5 lbs Chuck Roast

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8. Shred beef and serve in tacos.

French Dip Sandwiches Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 3 TBSP Onion Soup Mix
  • 3 TBSP Au Jus Mix
  • 4 TSP Chicken Granules
  • 4 cups Water
  • 3-4 lbs Beef Roast

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8. Shred beef and serve over toasted subs. Top with Provolone cheese and dip in Au Jus juice.

Chicken Alfredo Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Italian Dressing Mix
  •  8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 cups Water
  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8. Shred chicken and serve over Fettuccine noodles.

Chicken & Rice with Black Beans Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 TBSP Paprika
  • ⅓ cup Dehydrated Minced Onions
  • 1 can Black Beans
  • 1 can Corn
  • 1 can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1 cup of Milk
  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8. Shred chicken and add 2 cups of cooked rice.

Chicken Pot Pie Recipe:

You can find this recipe here too.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 cup Peas
  • 1 cup Baby Carrots
  •  1 TSP Chicken Granules
  • 1 cup Water
  • 4-6 Chicken Breasts
  • 3-4 Diced Potatoes (do not add to your freezer bag)

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer. Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) along with 3-4 diced potatoes and cook on low for 6-8. Shred chicken. Serve with a biscuit on top or cut up biscuits and mix together.

Texas Chili Recipe:

Ingredients:

  • ⅓ cup Dehydrated Onions
  • 2 TSP Garlic Powder
  • 3 cups Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can Rotel
  • 1.5 TBSP Chili Seasoning
  • 1 can Pinto Beans
  • 1 can Chili Beans
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef (or Turkey) – this can be raw or cooked

Directions:

Put all ingredients in your labeled freezer bag and place in the freezer.
Place into the crockpot (ingredients can be thawed or frozen) and cook on low for 6-8. If you place the meat in raw, break up the meat once it is cooked. We served this with a side of cornbread and topped with shredded cheese.

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

How long do freezer meals last in freezer?

Now when you are done you are going to have 10 delicious dinners in the freezer ready for your to make. The best part is it took you less than an hour to make them all.

I keep these in the freezer for 3-6 months. However, they generally don’t last that long in my house!  We probably enjoy these delicious crock pot recipes 5-6 nights a week now!

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

Double the recipes to save even more time and money!

Go ahead and make 2 of each meal and you will have 20 freezer meals in less than 2 hours. YEP! It is super easy to double this and have even more recipes in the crock pot. After all – you are going to want these delicious recipes more than just once!

After this prep session, you’ll be a pro at how to make these easy crock pot freezer meals.  I’m sure next time you’ll easily be able to make 25 crockpot freezer meals!

Making crock pot freezer meals saves time and saves money. These are the best crock pot freezer meals that are kid friendly and easy to make in under a hour. These make ahead crock pot recipes are easy, healthy and comes with a shopping list. You are going to love these chicken and beef crock pot recipes! #eatingonadime #crockpotrecipes #freezerrecipes

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  1. Do you freeze the meet with the rest of the recipe? (Including the 4 pound roast?) Or are you putting fresh meat plus the frozen contents?

  2. For the freezer crockpot meals I hope I understood correctly I put everything in the freezer bag raw for example the chicken thigh and sweet potatoes recipe and placed in freezer. I had a good bit of sweet potatoes left over so I was looking and it said must blanch them prior to freezing can you confirm if you blanched the sweet potatoes prior to freezing raw in the sweet potatoes quinoa stew and the crockpot chicken and sweet potatoes recipe? Or was I suppose to cook all of these recipes then bag and freeze them?

  3. You did them correctly. I freeze all of these raw and then cook them in the crock pot. I do not blanch sweet potatoes before freezing them. I have frozen them raw and haven’t had any issues with them.

  4. This is probably a stupid question, but do you put all these ingredients in a bag with meat that’s already frozen? Or do you recommend using fresh meat? Do you ever cook up the meat first?

  5. This is great question Sarah! You can prep these meals either way. I have used fresh or frozen meat and both work great. You just don’t want to defrost out the meat and then re-freeze it as this can cause bacteria growth. Sometimes I do pre-brown ground beef to drain off the excess grease before adding it to the freezer bag but I usually do not pre-cook the other meat options.

  6. Do you freeze the milk/water for these recipes or add them when you put in the crockpot?

  7. I add the water or milk to the crock pot when I cook the meals. I do not put it in the freezer bags.

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