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Crockpot Freezer Meals: Easy Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Nights

We can all agree, with the craziness of Back to School, making dinner is sometimes the last thing on your mind.

But we are here to help! Find easy crockpot freezer meals every kid will love. Check it out:

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Easy Crockpot Freezer Meals for Back to School

Quick & Easy Crock Pot Freezer Meals

Now I don’t know about you but I’ve fallen into a bit of a cooking slump lately and our family has been eating dinner out FAR more often than we should be. As the fall weather seeps in, most everyone gets quite a bit busier…Fall sports, school activities, the upcoming holidays.

…are there ever enough hours in the day?

One of our easiest ways to spend less time cooking is to prepare freezer meals in advance. It’s a game changer. This whole straight from the freezer to crockpot situation is A-MAZING. Freezer meals make me feel like a superhero!

 

Find Easy CrockPot Freezer Meals: Make Dinner Quick

Why spend more time in the kitchen when you can throw food in the crockpot and it smells like you have been slaving in the kitchen all day?

These crockpot freezer meals taste amazing and work great for leftovers!
 
I finally gave in to trying meal prepping when I was 38 weeks pregnant. Now, freezer meals are my life. And so far they have all been toddler approved. All you do is…
 
1. Prep your food.
2. Throw contents in a 1 gallon-sized plastic freezer bag. Label your bag with the name of freezer meal, cooking instructions and “use by date”. Standard is 3 months from prep date.
3. Remove as much air from bag as possible, seal, and lay flat in your freezer.
4-The night before cooking, move it to the refrigerator to thaw.
5- Dump it into your crock pot and wait.
 
Here are a few of our favorite slow cooker recipes for crockpot meals. I hope some of these crockpot freezer meals help your family to have quicker, healthier meals on the table each night!

Enjoy our favorite slow cooker recipes and crockpot freezer meals!

If you are looking for MORE easy crockpot meals, we’ve got you covered with other easy slow cooker recipes. (These can be made & eaten the same day)

Easy Cheesy Tortellini with Ground Beef (serve with steamed broccoli)

Yields: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small yellow onion, diced (one cup)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 (19-ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini *not needed until day of cooking
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded (one cup) *not needed until day of cooking
2 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded (1/2 cup) *not needed until day of cooking

PREP:
1. Add all ingredients to freezer bag except tortellini and cheeses.

COOK:
1.On “low” setting for 8 hours or until beef is cooked through.
2. Break apart beef and stir.
3. Add tortellini and top with cheeses. Cover and cook on low heat for an additional 15 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Serve with steamed broccoli.

Note: You can also freeze shredded cheese in a separate freezer bag. Thaw it overnight and store in the refrigerator until it’s time to add it to the crockpot.

 

Honey Dijon Crockpot Pork Chops with Green Beans (serve with brown rice)

Yields: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS
1 pound boneless pork chops
1 pound frozen green beans
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
1/2 cup water* not needed until day of cooking

PREP
1. Add all ingredients to your freezer bag (except water).

COOK
1. Add contents and water.
2. Cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours or until pork is cooked through.

 

Easy Crockpot Freezer Cranberry Chicken (serve with brown rice and green beans)

Yields: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS
1 small onion, diced
14oz can whole cranberry sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts

PREP:
1. Add chicken to the freezer bag last so it’s the first ingredient poured into your crockpot.

COOK:
1. Cook on “low” setting for 4-6 hours, or until chicken is cooked through.

 

Crockpot Freezer Chicken Noodle Soup

Who doesn’t love homemade chicken noodle soup..?

Yields: 6 servings

INGREDIENTS
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 lb. carrots, peeled and diced (4 large)
1 cup celery, diced (2 large ribs or 4 small ribs)
1 small yellow onion, diced (one cup)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 bay leaf
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 oz. wide egg noodles *not needed until day of cooking
8 cups fat-free low sodium chicken broth *not needed until day of cooking

PREP:
1. Add all ingredients except noodles and broth.

COOK:
1. Add contents to crockpot with 8 cups of chicken broth.
2. Cook for 6-8 hours on “low” setting or until carrots are soft.
3. Add pasta and cook for an additional 15 minutes.
4. Remove bay leaf.

We hope your family enjoys these delicious crockpot freezer meals every night of the week! Help make your life a little easier with our favorite crockpot recipes.

We also have other easy crockpot meals that can be made & eaten the same day…check ’em out! If you have other yummy ideas, drop them in the comments. We love trying new recipes!

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