Here are 31 crockpot freezer recipes that don’t require any cooking ahead of time. Simply combine the ingredients and freeze!
These recipes take “easy” to a whole new level. Since none of the ingredients need to be cooked ahead of time, they can be prepped very quickly. I’ve settled into a routine where I spend 45 minutes assembling meals on the weekend, and that’s all the cooking that I need to do for the week.
This method of meal prep saves me time, money, and the headache of trying to figure out what to make for dinner every night.
Plus, since these meals cook for the very first time in my crockpot, they don’t taste like leftovers at all. Wahoo!
If you’re nervous about mixing raw meat and vegetables, don’t be. I did a lot of research when I was writing my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook and, according to the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service, freezing to 0 °F inactivates any microbes present in food (such as bacteria, yeasts, and molds). That means freezing raw meat with vegetables, sauces, and spices is perfectly safe. (You can find more info on food safety here.)
Here are 31 crockpot freezer recipes that I’ve tried myself. They’re all absolutely delicious, nutritious, and easy to make.
31 Crockpot Recipes That You Can Freeze Without Any Cooking Ahead Of Time
- Chicken Chili
- Chicken Curry
- Shredded BBQ Chicken
- Honey Sesame Chicken (from Damn Delicious)
- Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
- Hawaiian Chicken
- Ginger Garlic Chicken (from my No Cook Freezer Meals cookbook)
- Mexican Chicken Chili with Cornbread Topping
- Ginger Peach Chicken
- Red Pepper Chicken
- Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Chicken Fajitas
- Cranberry Chicken
- Italian Chicken
- Chicken Teriyaki
- Beef Roast and Carrots (our favorite!)
- Orange Shredded Beef
- Spicy Pepper Beef
- Beef, Lime, and Cilantro Chili
- Pot Roast with Green Beans
- Garden Veggie Soup with Ground Beef
- Beef and Barley Stew (from Live Simply)
- Meatball Veggie Soup
- Sausage Spinach Tomato Soup
- Spicy Dr. Pepper Shredded Pork
- Cranberry Pork Roast
- Party Pork Roast
- Lime Shredded Pork
- Tomato, Turkey, and Vegetable Soup
- Turkey, White Bean, and Kale Soup
- Turkey and Black Bean Chili
If the recipe doesn’t contain freezer directions, simply combine all of the ingredients in a gallon-sized plastic freezer bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months. (I used to brown my ground meat before freezing, but now I even freeze those meals raw.)
When you’re ready to eat, thaw the bag in your refrigerator overnight or in a bowl of cold water. Cook according to the recipes instructions and add 1-2 hours if the meal isn’t totally thawed. Enjoy!
Thoughts or questions? Leave a comment below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!