Hey guys! I have another awesome set of 10 crockpot freezer meals you can make in under 1 hour! Have you been following along with our other crockpot freezer meals posts? I hope y’all have found making these has been a huge time saver for you.

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Can you freeze slow cooker meals?

Yes, you can definitely freeze crockpot meals. I place all the ingredients that would normally go into a crock pot in a freezer bag instead. Then all you have to do in dump the freezer bag ingredients into the crock pot and it’s ready to cook!

10 Crockpot Freezer Meals!

Do you have those busy weeknights when you have basketball practice, or another sports practice and dinner is pretty much impossible to make? No biggy! We have you covered!

Now, when I know we are going to have “one of those nights” I simply pull out one of my crockpot freezer meals that I prepped ahead of time. It goes into the crock pot and we have dinner ready when we are home… no matter how late that might be!

Prepping and freezing crock pot meals helps me get dinner done every night of the week regardless of our schedule!

How to make Crockpot Freezer meals:

We’ll walk you through how to make these crock pot freezer meals. They are easier to make than you think. You simply place the ingredients in a freezer safe bag and then all you have to do is dump those ingredients into your crock pot when you’re ready to cook them!

Ok, let’s just started with how to make these slow cooker recipes for the freezer! This is a great idea to meal prep for the week and I hope you love it as much as I do!

Supplies:

If you haven’t read the other 10 crockpot freezer meals in under 1 hour posts yet, here are the basic materials that I suggest you use to make these freezer meals.

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These hands free bag holders are seriously a life saver. You can see them in action above. They keep your bags open so you can just dump your ingredients inside. You can snag them very inexpensively on Amazon.

Here are the freezer meal ideas we are making:

  1. Brown Sugar & Garlic Pork Loin
  2. Creamy Salsa Chicken
  3. Chicken & Gravy
  4. Ranch Pork Chops
  5. Balsamic Chicken
  6. BBQ Quinoa Sloppy Joes
  7. Raspberry Chipotle Pulled Chicken
  8. Beef & Cheese Pasta
  9. Chicken Spaghetti
  10. Chicken Enchilada Soup

Below I’m going to show you 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! Each one will represent one bag and one meal.

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How to make 10 Pre Prepared Slow cooker meals:

Ok, let’s getting started with how to make these crockpot freezer meals!

Brown Sugar & Garlic Pork Loin

  • 2 lb pork loin
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 5 tablespoons canola oil

First put all ingredients in your gallon size freezer bag and place in the freezer. Then when you’re ready to cook it, place in the crock pot cover and cook on low for a cook time of 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. We ate this with roasted carrots and potatoes. It was very yummy!

Creamy Salsa Chicken Crock Pot Freezer Meal

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 1 can of corn
  • 1 can of black beans

Put all ingredients in your freezer bag and place in the freezer. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Once it is cooked, shred the chicken and mix together.

We added cooked rice to the crockpot and mixed it all together. Then we topped it with crushed lime tortilla chips, cheese, sour cream, and diced avocado. Of course I added hot sauce! This was so good and the kids gobbled it up, too!

Chicken & Gravy

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 2 chicken gravy mixes
  • 1 cream of chicken soup
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream (add once it is cooked before serving)

Add all ingredients to your freezer bag except the sour cream and put in the freezer. Place everything in your crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked shred the chicken and stir in the sour cream.

We ate this over rice with peas. However, I am thinking we might try this with noodles or mashed potatoes nest time!

Ranch pork chops in a crock pot from a crock pot freezer meal

Ranch Pork Chops

  • 4-6 pork chops
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix

Put all ingredients in your freezer bag and place in the freezer. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked shred the pork chops. We ate this with mashed potatoes and black eyed peas. However, you could even do rice, too. This was delicious.

Balsamic Chicken

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 16 oz salsa

Put all ingredients in your freezer bag and place in the freezer. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked, shred the chicken. We ate this with rice and green beans. It was a delicious and healthy meal!

We love chicken sandwiches, so next time we are going to serve it on buns and eat it with a salad.

BBQ Quinoa Sloppy Joes

  • 2 lbs ground beef, turkey, or chicken (I pick whatever is the cheapest)
  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 chopped onion
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 cup shredded carrots (I used the bagged matchstick carrots to save time!)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ¾ cup BBQ sauce
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Place all ingredients in your freezer bag. You can put the meat in your freezer bag raw or cooked, its totally up to you.

Cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked, break up your meat if you put it in raw. We ate this on hamburger buns with French fries because what else would you eat with sloppy joes?

Raspberry Chipotle Pulled Chicken

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1 cup raspberry jam
  • 7 oz can of chipotle peppers

Place all ingredients in your freezer bag and place in the freezer. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked shred your chicken.

We ate this topped with cheese and diced avocado and we also had a salad. If you have left overs, you could top a salad, make a wrap or even do a chicken sandwich for lunch the next day! This one is a little spicy, but it is SO good!

Beef & Cheese Pasta

  • 2 lbs ground beef, turkey, or chicken (again I buy whatever is cheapest)
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 15 oz marinara sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 beef boullion cubes
  • 2 cups spinach
  • penne pasta
  • 3 cups mozzarella cheese

Place all ingredients except the pasta and cheese in your freezer bag and place in the freezer. Don’t forget the ground meat can be put in your bag cooked or raw. Place ingredients in your crockpot and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours.

If you put your meat in raw you’ll want to break it up once it’s cooked. After the cooking time, add the cooked pasta to the crockpot along with your cheese and mix together before serving. We ate this just as it is and it was delicious. We also had a salad. My family is crazy about their salad!

Chicken Spaghetti

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 1.5 cups frozen seasoning blend
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • Spaghetti noodles, cooked
  • 3 cheddar cheese

First pace all ingredients in your freezer bag (except the pasta and cheese) and place in the freezer. Then cook on low for 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked, shred your chicken and mix together. You’ll add your cooked pasta and cheese to the crockpot and mix together just before serving.

Crock Pot Freezer Meal - Chicken Enchilada Soup in a crock pot

Chicken Enchilada Soup

  • 4-6 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 10 oz can red enchilada sauce
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can corn
  • 1 small can diced green chilies
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Place everything in your freezer bag and freeze. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-6 hours. Once cooked shred the chicken and mix together.

We topped ours with diced avocado, cheese, sour cream, and crushed tortilla chips. This makes a TON of food so be prepared for leftovers and is gluten free too!!

Easy breezy! Now you have 10 meals in your freezer ready to go. I hope you all enjoy these – I know my family did.

Frugal time saving tip:

Go ahead and make 2 of each meal and you will have 20 make ahead meals in less than 2 hours. YEP! I actually did this and it only took an hour and half to double them all. It is super easy to double this and have even more crockpot recipes in the freezer. After all – you are going to want these delicious recipes more than just once!

Now below you can see all the meals and ingredients listed. All you have to do is click next to the ingredient and it will add to a customized shopping list. Then you can go shopping and start your freezer session. Enjoy!

If you enjoy these recipes, try any of our delicious Crock pot recipes too!

Can I make these meals in the instant pot?

Yes, all these meals can be made in the instant pot instead of the crock pot. You will need to add at least 1 cup of water or broth to the instant pot with the freezer meals so that the instant pot can come to pressure.

Then simply cook it for the amount of time you would normally use for the protein in that recipe.

How long will they last in the freezer?

As long as these meals are stored correctly in the freezer, they should last for 3-6 months! Make sure you download our FREE Freezer cooking guide.

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  1. Amy – You can put these recipes in the crock pot frozen. You will just want to cook them longer if they are frozen verses if they are thawed. Thank you!

  2. My husband isn’t a big fan of the texture of meat cooked in the crockpot. Pork is fine, but he usually complains about chicken breasts because it seems like the bottoms of the chicken get a little burned and rubbery and the rest of it is ok. I don’t know if it’s because of my crockpot or if that’s kind of normal. I never overcook things, but I was wondering if you have any tips for getting the texture to turn out better.

  3. Lauren – It might be your crock pot as mine doesn’t do that or it could be your cooking time. Try reducing the cooking time and see if that helps. If that doesn’t work, you might want to think about purchasing a new crock pot. Good Luck Lauren!

  4. The chicken spaghetti calls for 1.5 cups of frozen seasoning blend. What is that?

  5. I would love to see more of these lists! Freezer dump meals are my lifeline, but it can be hard to find a bunch to make together with few, or similar, ingredients. Thank you for sharing!! (From a full time mom and full time wife and full time nurse)

  6. Angel – It’s in the freezer section at the grocery store. It’s a frozen mixture of chopped vegetables. Usually onions, celery and peppers (red, green, etc). Thank you.