Crockpot freezer meals can be an easy way to make meals ahead of time on busy weeknights.  Save time with a little meal prep. You can make these crockpot meals simply by doing a meal plan.

We find ourselves busy almost every weeknight but it is important for our family to have dinner together. For more easy dinners you can make one of these instant pot recipes.

Crockpot Freezer Meals

crockpot freezer meals

What is a freezer meal?

Freezer meals or Freezer Bags for Slow Cookers – sometimes called ‘dump bags’ because you take the contents and “dump them in a slow cooker” are meals you make and prep ahead of time and freeze them.  I usually make a shopping list and plan ahead beforehand. You simply spend the bulk of time creating meals on one day and then freeze them. Using a good grocery list you will have all the ingredients to be successful in one day. Then using the recipes you put together each meal in a freezer bag, ready for the crockpot. It is good to choose a variety of crockpot recipes. That’s it, with some planning you will have a bunch of slow cooker freezer meals. I like to use them for my weeknight dinners.

How long will freezer meals last?

Freezer meals usually last three months. I usually thaw my meals in the fridge the night before. After you thaw for these recipes, you simply take the contents and dump them into the crockpot.  After that, you will have the easiest slow cooker meal.  Cooking times will vary.

Here are a few benefits to using freezer meals.

  • They don’t need any cooking ahead of time so they are easy to prepare and make.
  • They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers.
  • You can take advantage of sales at the grocery store buying ingredients in bulk when things are on sale.

To Make Freezer Meals you will need:

  • Crockpot, slow cooker, or instant pot
  • Ziplock Freezer bags
  • Sharpie Pen for labeling
  • Baggie holders (makes filling bags so much easier)

Beef Freezer Meals

Here’s a new recipe for Homemade Mississippi Roast in the slow cooker.  It’s the perfect cool weather meal – hearty, delicious, and so easy to make!

crockpot freezer meal

You won’t believe how easy it is to prepare this healthy meal. This beef and barley stew is thick and hearty and you’ll find yourself making it over and over.

beef stew

If you have never tried beef stroganoff or even if you have, this is the recipe for you. I love that you can make it in an instant pot or slow cooker, but most of all I like that it is frozen ahead.

beef stroganoff

Your family will love this delicious and easy recipe for Crock-Pot Western Beef Casserole. Saddle up to a heaping bowl of beautifully seasoned ground beef and veggies and top with your favorite fresh toppings for a simple dinner.

crockpot western beef caserole

French Dip sandwiches has been a favorite meal of my boys for years.  We love to serve with swiss cheese or provolone cheese on top. Serve with chips or fresh fruit.

French dip sandwiches

Chicken Freezer Meals

My kids love this Asian chicken dish!  I think it will become one of your favorite easy chicken recipes.  I keep this Honey Chicken in the freezer so I always have a quick dinner in my back pocket.

honey chicken recipe

Sweet Garlic Chicken Freezer Meal  This meal combines so many amazing flavors. Serve over rice for an easy weeknight meal! Toss everything in a freezer bag and cook in the slow cooker later.
sweet garlic chicken freezer mealThese Crockpot Chicken Fajitas make for a very healthy slow cooker meal. The chicken, peppers, and onions are all fresh ingredients which create their own simple sauce.

chicken fajitas

Make it an Italian night with this slow cooker chicken alfredo broccoli. 

chicken alfredo broccoli

This is one of the best-tasting marinated chicken breast recipes I’ve tried. The flavors in this lemon garlic chicken make it one of the best dump meals out there.

slow cooker chicken

Pork Freezer Meals

Full of flavor, no oven required. This slow-cooked pork “tenderloin” is a great alternative to beef or chicken and comes together in just minutes.


Boneless Country-style BBQ Ribs. This meal is hearty, delicious, and flavorful.

bbq ribs

Slow cooked in the best flavors and sauce, these Crockpot Sweet and Sour Pork Chops with stir fry veggies are simple yet full of flavor. With only a few ingredients, you can throw this crowd-pleasing dish together in no time!

pork chops

This Crockpot Italian Pork Roast Recipe will not only smell amazing but it is so tender and taste amazing! It will just melt in your mouth.

Don’t miss this slow cooker pork and dilled brussels sprouts! It’s fresh, flavorful, and so easy to make! It is a great way to change things up on your dinner rotation.

pork with brussle sprouts

Do you love freezer meals? Want more? Check out these amazing cookbooks and recipes at the Family Freezer!

Find yourself in a rush on school days? These make-ahead breakfast recipes make the school rush so much easier. They are ALL delicious too.

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  1. what agreat idea and a good variety of dinners, I am definitely going to do hat. Thanks a lot.

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