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Looking for easy dinner ideas for busy weeknights?  Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals!  Here are 31 delicious crockpot recipes that I’ve tried myself (grocery list included!).

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

I have three young children (and a fourth on the way) so I don’t have a lot of time to cook.  Instead of scrambling in the kitchen every night, I spend an hour prepping crockpot freezer meals over the weekend and that’s all the cooking that I need to do for the week.

Here’s why crockpot freezer meals are a game-changer:

  • They don’t require any cooking ahead of time, so they’re very quick and easy to prep.
  • They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all.  Yay!
  • You can save a lot of money by prepping a bunch of meals at once.

When I’m prepping freezer meals, I combine the ingredients in plastic baggies, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months.  I’ve made hundreds of crockpot freezer meals this way and they’re all healthy, delicious, and easy to make.  Since this is such a hectic time of year, I decided to compile of list of my 31 favorites that are perfect for busy weeknights.

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

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.

If you’re hesitant to freeze so many new recipes at once, I recommend trying a couple for dinner this week.  Once you see how delicious they are you’ll want to stock your freezer ASAP.  Enjoy!

31 Crockpot Freezer Meals for Busy Weeknights

  1. Cheesy Tortellini with Ground Beef
  2. Honey Dijon Pork Chops with Green Beans
  3. Cranberry Chicken
  4. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps
  5. Chicken Noodle Soup
  6. Chicken Soup with Mexican Seasonings
  7. Mexican Chicken Chili
  8. Garden Veggie Soup with Ground Beef
  9. Mexican Chili with Cornbread Topping
  10. Beef Fajitas
  11. Chicken Philly Cheesesteaks
  12. Italian Chicken
  13. Balsamic Beef Roast and Carrots
  14. Mushroom Spinach Stroganoff
  15. Party Pork Roast (only four ingredients!)
  16. Chicken Teriyaki
  17. Sausage Spinach Tomato Soup (one of our favorites!)
  18. Pot Roast with Green Beans
  19. Lasagna Soup with meatballs
  20. Garlic-Mint Pork Tenderloin
  21. Italian Sausage Subs
  22. Stuffed Pepper Soup from Once a Month Meals
  23. Banana Pepper Shredded Beef (perfect for sandwiches)
  24. White Wine Chicken with Artichokes
  25. Ginger-Peach Chicken
  26. Honey Sesame Chicken from Damn Delicious
  27. Ham and Potato Soup
  28. Italian Sausage-Stuffed Mini Peppers
  29. White Chicken Chili
  30. Beef Enchilada Casserole
  31. Sweet and Sour BBQ Meatballs

A lot of these recipes are from freezer prep sessions that I’ve done this year so I typed up exactly how I prep and freeze each meal in this printable pdf with a full grocery list:


Freezer eCookbooks

Thoughts or questions?  Please leave a comment below and I’ll respond as soon as I can. 

I shared these recipes on Thirty Handmade Days on 8/30/15.

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8 years ago

I am so excited to try these all! I assembled a few and yesterday I made the chicken terriyaki. I only have a 6qt slow cooker with 4 settings high – 4 hours, high – 6 hours, low – eight hours, low – 10 hours. The recipe said low for 6-8 hours so I put it to low-hours thinking it would be the slowest setting. There was no liquid left in the crockput after 8 hours when I got home from work. Am I using too big of a crockpot? I am really hoping I can figure out what I… Read more »

8 years ago


First of all THANK YOU for putting in all the hard work and making these freezer meals so simple. I’ve searched for a while and was so happy when I stumbled upon your recipes on Pintrest. However, my husband is skeptical about leaving the crock pot on all day while we are at work so what time and temperature do you recommend I cook the chicken entrees? 350F for 30 min? Sorry for the dumb question. 🙂


8 years ago
Reply to  Farrah

Just wanted to say that I recently learned a crockpot is as safe as a nightlight! If that helps ease your husband s fears at all

8 years ago

I see all of these have meat. Do you have any without? These all look great but I don’t eat meat and my family are more occasional carnivores but these ease of freezer crock pot meals is awesome.

Dawn F.
Dawn F.
8 years ago

Thanks for this! Can you please tell me where you get those clips that connect the bags or what they’re called? Thanks!

8 years ago

Thanks for sharing these. We are headed into “crock pot season”.
We will be eating very well this fall.


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