Crockpot Freezer Meals make for the most effortless weeknight dinners…just dump them into the slow cooker and set the timer! Here are some delicious and healthy freezer crockpot meals to stock up on!
Hi meal preppers! It’s round-up time again, which means lots of tasty prep-ahead meal ideas are coming at you!
This time we’re talking freezer slow cooker recipes, perfect for busy weeknight dinners, and extra perfect if you are expecting a new family member in your life.
New to crockpot freezer meals?
Basically, you prep, assemble, and freeze your slow cooker ingredients. When you’re ready to serve, thaw completely (yes, you must thaw them!), dump in the slow cooker, and press start. No chopping, no cooking, just dump, press the button, and you’re on your way to dinner.
Pre-baby, I prepped 5 crockpot freezer meals on Facebook Live, and you can see the whole thing go down here. So so simple, and these meals have been an absolute lifesaver.
Top tips for crockpot freezer meals
- Prep meals with similar or overlapping ingredients, so you can chop/trim/measure your ingredients all at once.
- Short on time? Opt for no-cook recipes.
- Double or triple up on the recipes for maximum output for your efforts…they are good for up to 3 months in the freezer!
- For soups & stews, I leave out stock/water/coconut milk until cook day, to prevent over-filling the bags.
- Use these handy baggy holders to hold your bags open, and I recommend a good quality gallon freezer bag to reduce risk of leakage during the freeze/thaw process.
- Potatoes may brown during the freeze/thaw process. If this bothers you, consider adding them on cook day.
That’s it for now! Let’s check out these easy and healthy crockpot freezer meals!
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