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10 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 2.5 Hours

Do you want to spend less time cooking?  Here are 10 slow cooker freezer meals that you can make in under three hours.  Free printable recipes and grocery list included!

10 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 2.5 Hours

Whether you’re brand-new to freezer cooking or already in a good routine, I think you’re going to love these 10 meals.

Here’s what I made:

  1. Hamburger Potato Soup (from my CROCK’D eBook and shared for free below)
  2. Chicken Curry
  3. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  4. Thai Peanut Chicken (from Mommy’s Fabulous Finds)
  5. Apricot-Ginger Chicken with Green Beans
  6. Italian Chicken (from my Costco freezer meal post)
  7. Mexican Chili with Cornbread Topping
  8. Stuffed Peppers
  9. Artichoke Chicken
  10. Cabbage Casserole

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I’ve made almost all of these recipes before and I can tell you that they’re delicious.  I love that there’s so much variety and not the standard “crockpot pot roast” recipe.  If you’d like to see photos of the meals when they’re done cooking, I’m including some at the bottom of this post.

10 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 2.5 Hours

(I use these baggy clips to hold my bags while filling.)

Here’s what I love about these 10 slow cooker freezer meals:

  1. They include tons of fresh veggies and healthy ingredients.
  2. I was able to prep a bunch at once and save time and money.
  3. They’ll last in a standard freezer for at least three months.

Oh yeah, and they’re delicious!

10 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 2.5 Hours

Since all of these meals can be frozen without any cooking ahead of time, they were very quick and easy to prep.  I was able to make all 10 in 2.5 hours and clean-up my kitchen.  That’s pretty fast for 10 dinners!

I made this batch of freezer meals for one of my friends, so I used the label template from my CROCK’D eBook to include the cooking instructions for each meal.  My friend picked the recipes and ordered the groceries online and then I prepped the meals.  It was a lot of fun.

Here’s what some of the meals will look like when cooked:

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Slow Cooker Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Crockpot Cabbage Casserole

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Crockpot White Wine Chicken with Artichokes

YUM.

If you’re brand-new to slow cooker freezer meals, here’s how I prep them:

  1. I do all of my grocery shopping ahead of time.
  2. I print my recipes and fill out my freezer labels.
  3. I start with the fresh veggies and peel, chop, and add them to their bags.
  4. Then, I focus on one bag at a time and add their spices, sauces, and other ingredients.
  5. Lastly, I add the meat to each bag, remove as much air as possible, and seal it.

It’s easy, I promise.

Thoughts or questions? Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. I’d love to hear from you.

39 Comments

  • maryannmorris68 says:

    I’ve been attempting to purchase the cookbook bundle but it keeps saying my cards are invalid. Is there a problem with the PayPal portion of the site?

    • Kelly says:

      Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear about that. It must be so frustrating. I’m still received orders so I believe that PayPal is working as normal.

  • Chris30s says:

    Hi there! After reading many of your freezer meal posts, I am really looking forward to trying this method out. Because of hubby’s changing work schedule, it will be good to have something that can just be thrown in the slow cooker and be ready when he gets home at 9 or 10 at night. Eating that late is bad enough, but to get home and then have to wait longer for cooking time… yuck.

    I just have one question… well, 2. Do the labels that you use actually stay stuck on the freezer bags for the entire 3 months that they could possibly be frozen? And if so, what type do you use? Because I see in the newest posts, they are actually labels… versus the older version (like I got free with my email subscription) that’s just printed on paper and taped to the bag.

    Thanks for your posts!
    Chris

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Chris! I’ve never had an issue with my labels coming off, regardless of whether they’re taped on or stickers. Hope you and your husband enjoy the meals!

  • Beccah says:

    I noticed you use regular freezer bags. I have tried every type of vacuum system available and the super inexpensive ZipLoc hand pump is my favorite! I label, fill and vacuum and it really helps to keep freezer burn deterred. Have you tried any vacuum systems?

  • Brenda Campbell says:

    I would love to receive these recipes in my email!!!

  • Wanda says:

    I need this ..

  • Babs Haselden says:

    Slow cooker freezer meals are all new to me. Would love to have these tecipes sent to my email. And you have a cookbook??
    Please send more information on that too.

  • Kelly M says:

    Hey!! I have made a few of your recipes and I have really liked them, and how easy it is!!! My only question is… What kind of crock pot do you have? The timing and heat settings you suggest for your meals haven’t matched what I’m doing… I burnt my second meal so I started guessing with times… I’m just wondering if it’s related to the type of crock pot and if you have any advice! Thanks!!!

  • Bonnie says:

    hi! I have done freezer cooking in the past and am looking to get back into it. I have a share at a CSA meat farm and I get 15 lb frozen meat each month from them. Is it okay to thaw the meat to prep it and then re-freeze it? You know, food safety wise? I know it can be thawed, cooked, and then frozen…but I didn’t know if it could be thawed and then re-frozen without being cooked.

    • Kelly says:

      I would either add the meat to the freezer bag frozen, or wait to add it the day of cooking. I don’t think it’s safe to thaw and refreeze the meat without cooking it.

  • Anna Morris says:

    Generally how many people do your recipes feed? I just purchased your Nocook Freezer Meals eBook. I’m just cooking for my boyfriend and myself, plus maybe one or two extra friends on occasion. Should I half the recipes if it’s just for two people?

    • Kelly says:

      I’d say 4-6 servings is the average. If you’re willing to eat leftovers for lunch, I’d make them as-is. If you look in the eBook at the nutrition info it will give you the number of servings per recipe and serving size.

  • Cherrie Gannon says:

    I love what you’re doing here! I also love that these are such healthy meals and there’s not a big mess trying to cook a meal after a long day at work! You’re a star! Thanks for making my life a lot easier! Love you for making my life easier!

  • Cherrie Gannon says:

    Oops! I forgot to answer the questions! Yes! I have my crock pot sitting on the counter for easy use and I have made meals and frozen them for crock pot cooking but your meals are so much healthier than anything I’ve ever done.
    Thanks again for the recipes!

  • LauraL says:

    Hi! I am so excited by this idea – I work from home and you would think that would make it easy to prepare dinner but it’s not always so! I love using the crockpot and if I’m traveling, my family can make their own dinner!

    I have one question on the stuffed pepper recipe – it indicates to “add water to the pasta sauce jar and rinse it around to capture the rest of the sauce, and then add it to the freezer bag.” What I’m unsure of is if you mean fill the jar and have a whole jar of water, or how much water should I be adding?

    Thanks!

  • Beth says:

    Thank you! I just made the Italian wedding soup… I didn’t freeze it, but plan on starting to get busy! I see so many meals I am going yo freeze. What a fantastic idea! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us!
    Love and Light
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    Beth Eden ? (From Connecticut)

  • Joan says:

    My son is 29 and he is looking for ways to eat healthier. I thought I could make him some of your freezer recipes to use in a crock pot so dinner would be ready when he got home from work. A couple of questions:
    1) If I made his freezer bags 1/2 recipe size so there would not be so much left over – would a 4 quart crockpot still work?
    2). Have you tried potatoes in any of your freezer recipes? I did not see any and I was going to try beef stew as one of the first ones I did for him as I know that is something he really likes but I am not sure how potato would do after being frozen.
    Thank you!

    • Kelly says:

      Hi Joan. To answer your questions:
      1) If you cut them in half, I would use a smaller slow cooker (2-3 quarts).
      2) Yes. Wait to chop them until you’re ready to seal the bag. Only use fresh potatoes. Avoid thawing overnight (if you can) and do a quick thaw in warm water instead. Those things always seem to work for me.

  • Gina says:

    For your lists of meals and grocery lists is each recipe for one meal ? Then you just double? I’m a bit confused since you state for two meals each.

  • Sandy says:

    Hi Kelly! I’ve recently tried a couple of your recipes and they have turned out fabulously! Thank you so much for sharing with all of us! We often end up going out to eat when I run out of energy by the end of the day and these freezer to slow cooker recipes are really going to help us cut WAY down on that. I just have a quick question about your hamburger potato soup recipe. I looked up freezing potatoes online & what I found was that in order to freeze potatoes, you have to blanch them first. But your recipe didn’t call for that before adding everything to the freezer bag. Was it just supposed to be a given that you blanch them or does it work for you to skip that step? It may be a silly question, I know, but I’m not the greatest cook & I’m certainly not adventurous in the kitchen, so I usually follow recipes to the letter and I’m a bit confused on this point. Thanks!

    • Kelly says:

      The only item that I blanch is broccoli (actually, I sub frozen broccoli florets instead). Potatoes can be tricky, but I’ve had success waiting until the rest of the items are in the bag to chop and add them. Then I freeze the bag immediately. I’m not sure why, but I think it helps to skip thawing overnight and thaw in water instead.

  • Cathleen says:

    Hi! These look delicious! I don’t particularly care for stuffed peppers stuffed for some reason. Think the meal would still work if I chopped the peppers to make an unstuffed pepper casserole? Any adjustments to the dish to account for the difference that you can think of? Thanks!

  • Angela says:

    I made these today since we were locked inside for a snow storm! It did really only take about 2.5 hours, though I took just a bit longer to have it all cleaned up. Either way, that’s quite a lot of meals in such a short amount of time! If only I could find a way to chop onions faster…

    Thanks for all you do!

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