Easy and healthy freezer slow cooker recipes that are perfect for busy weeknight dinners!
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 freezer slow cooker recipes?
Basically, you prep and assemble your slow cooker ingredients ahead, stash them in a freezer bag, and freeze for up to 3 months. When you’re ready to serve, thaw completely (yes, you must thaw them!), dump in the slow cooker, and walk away. No chopping, no cooking, just dump, press the button, and you’re donesies.
The benefits of freezer slow cooker recipes is that they are often very simple to throw together. Many of these recipes are no-cook, 10 minute prep kind of meals. (Some of them do have a cook-ahead component, and in the case that they are, I promise you, you’re going to get so much extra flavor for this step that it is worth your time.)
Pre-baby, I prepped 5 freezer slow cooker recipes 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 freezer slow cooker recipes
- 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 & sweet 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 freezer slow cooker recipes!
1. Slow Cooker Lemon Sesame Chicken Noodle Soup from Sweet Peas & Saffron
2. Make Ahead Freezer Chicken Fajitas from New Leaf Wellness
3. Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken from Sweet Peas & Saffron
4. Freezer to Crock Pot Bacon Lentil Soup from Live Simply
5. Slow Cooker Chickpea Tortilla Soup (Freezer to Crock Pot) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
6. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken Freezer Meal from Thriving Home
7. Slow Cooker Lemon Garlic Chicken Thighs (Freezer to Crock Pot) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
8. Freezer Crock Pot Beef Stew from Live Simply
9. Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry (Freezer to Crock Pot) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
10. Crockpot Curried Sweet Potato Soup from New Leaf Wellness
11. Healthy Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili (Freezer to Crock Pot) from Sweet Peas & Saffron
12. Crockpot Bacon Balsamic Chicken and Veggies from New Leaf Wellness
13. Slow Cooker Maple Pulled Pork from Sweet Peas & Saffron
14. Slow Cooker Tuscan Chicken White Bean Soup from The Magical Slow Cooker
15. Thai Slow Cooker Chicken & Wild Rice Soup from Sweet Peas & Saffron
16. Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Soup from The Magical Slow Cooker
17. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Lentil Curry from Sweet Peas & Saffron
18. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples and Sweet Potatoes from Stockpiling Moms
19. Slow Cooker Ethiopian Chicken & Lentil Stew from Sweet Peas & Saffron