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12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in September

By September 3, 2016Monthly Meal Plan

Are you looking for new recipes to try this month? I’ve got you covered. I came up with a list of 12 crockpot recipes that are super easy to throw together in the morning. If you’re motivated, you can even prep and freeze all of them this weekend (full grocery list below!).

12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make In September

What’s so great about these recipes? 

  • They’re healthy (most of them include seasonal veggies like apples, squash, swiss chard, or sweet potatoes)
  • They’re very easy to prep
  • They’re delicious! (I’ve tried almost all of them myself)

12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in September

  1. Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs from All Day I Dream About Food
  2. Zuppa Toscana with Sweet Potatoes
  3. Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos
  4. Pork with Cabbage and Apples
  5. Meatball Vegetable Soup
  6. Chicken Fajitas (stovetop or crockpot)
  7. Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies (I can’t wait to make this one)
  8. Sausage Vegetable Soup (based on our favorite crockpot soup recipe)
  9. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  10. Tuscan Pork with Fennel from Delish
  11. Chicken Chili
  12. Korean Shredded Beef Lettuce Wraps

Bonus Recipe! Stovetop Gnocchi and Swiss Chard


I also went one step further and plugged the recipes into a calendar so you’ll know exactly when to eat each one.

12 Healthy Crockpot Freezer Meals to Make in September

I started with a “theme” for each day of the week (oven/grill recipe, lots of veggies, stovetop, soup, etc), and then added the recipes in a way that helps us eat a variety of proteins, tastes, and textures each week.

My husband, Andy, added text boxes to the calendar, so you can swap out meals that you don’t want to make or fill out the entire month. Yay!


Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below.  I’d love to hear from you. XO, Kelly


  • Dana says:

    Tried your 8 freezer meals in the Crockpot, and NONE of them turned out. Was disappointed!

    • Dana, oh no! Do you have any thoughts on why it happened? Do you have an older crock pot? What happened to them? Did they burn? Were they dried out? I would love to help you troubleshoot, because this should not happen. We test all of our recipes until we are absolutely satisfied with the results.

    • Becky Woodhull says:

      Hi Dana,
      I have just started trying these crockpot meals myself…it took a couple of meals to figure out some adjustments so I hope this might help.
      I made the 3 beef and 3 chicken recipes that were doubled so I could start the school year with 12 meals in fridge.

      Day 1 – I totally forgot to put the dinner in the crockpot in the morning….LOL!!
      Day 2 – Dinner was put in by my son, who hadn’t started school yet, but even though all directions were followed, the chicken was dried up and burned.
      Day 3 – Put one of the beef meals in…since it has to sit in the crockpot in our house for at least 10 hours I took an hour off cooking time and set the crockpot for less time on low. My crockpot then automatically goes to warm…so the extra time was, essentially, very low and it worked great. I was excited the meat worked out…now to try the chicken again.
      Day 4 – Since there wasn’t enough chicken in one dinner to feed my whole family – and it dried out – I put two of the chicken bags in at once. Instead of 3-5 hours on low…I put it on 1 hour on low (then it defaulted to warm)…and it was great!

      With a 10 year old needing to eat at dinner time, a 16 year old with sports, a husband on dialysis during dinner time 3 days a week and working full-time myself, these menus are lifesavers! They are well worth the time (and a few oops!) to make them work for you. Now, two weeks later…I have some dinners left, but will make more today so that we have a full freezer and a wider variety of choices.

      Jill – I am so grateful for this!!!

  • Beth Hunter says:

    Looks great! Do you have a recipe for the Slow Cooker Pork with cabbage and apples? Thanks!

  • Ann Carter says:

    Thanks for the September plan, really helpful. I’m trying to build up a full years worth of monthly meal plans, that follow the seasonal veggies, so this is awesome. I also love the themes that you have listed, with my meal plan I listed each day with either, meat free, meat, vegetarian , seafood. I’m definitely going to add in your thems as I have an 18 year old that moans that all the meals are crockpots, this will show that also the method of cooking is varied and thought, planned out. Absolutely love your ideas, keep up the good work, it’s much appreciated!!

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  • Julie J says:

    Thank you so much. I have wanted to stock my freezer with meals. I am really bad about having dinner on the table on the days we are not home. I like how all the recipes are on one page. That makes it look friendly and doable for me. Thank you very much.

  • Susan says:

    Excited to add two of these to my meal plan next week!! The honey chicken and Sweet Potato Tuscana soup!! Thanks so much!

  • Carolyn says:

    Thanks for including me!

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    • Barbara Carroll says:

      Hello! I see that the timing of the cooking process is given as 4 or 6 hours in a 6 quart crockpot and 8-10 hours in a 4 quart crockpot. How might this translate to my 7 quart appliance? I am fairly new to slow cooking and am excited to try these healthy, clean food recipes. Thank you.

  • Errin says:

    Hi Jill! First time commenter; Wow! I am really excited to find your site! I’m a pre-med student and part-time writer, and I’m trying to cook healthy meals for me and my husband that don’t take a lot of daily time but use fresh, healthy ingredients. Thank you so much for this very comprehensive resource – you have put SO much work into it, and made it very easy and helpful. I just did grocery shopping for this week, but am very much looking forward to following your grocery list next week!

  • Kim says:

    I have to be at work all day, longer than 8 hrs. Do you think I could put the frozen food straight in without thawing first?

    • Kim, I often put food in frozen (shh!) but I usually don’t have to cut my cooking time, so you might want to use a timer instead to avoid overcooking.

      • Kim says:

        Thanks Jill! I prepared some of these this morning and can’t wait to see how they turn out.
        I’m a little worried about one though. For the sausage and and veggie soup I put the ground sausage straight into the freezer bag without cooking first. Wasn’t supposed to cook the meat first?

  • Joyce says:

    I am going to try these in an electric pressure cooker will only take 15-20 min

  • Becky Hancock says:

    I have tried several of your recipes and love the fact that:
    1. The meals taste great
    2. I can focus on other things when dinner is in the crockpot.
    3. I am saving money by eating out less!
    4. I am eating better.

  • Brooklyn says:

    I am a college student studying elementary ed and love crockpot meals! Now when I’m on campus, in the classroom, or studying all day I can still have a nice and healthy dinner to come home to (instead of mac & cheese or frozen pizza)! It’s also nice to share with roommates and to have as leftovers! Currently telling everyone I meet to try it out because it’s a life saver.

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