Do you need a simple solution for busy weeknights? Stock your freezer with crockpot freezer meals! I tried thousands of crockpot freezer meals myself and here are 18 healthy recipes that even my kids will eat (full shopping list included below!).
Why should I make crockpot freezer meals?
- There’s no cooking required ahead of time so they’re super easy to make. Simply combine the ingredients in plastic freezer bags and freeze for up to three months.
- They cook for the first time out of the freezer and don’t taste like leftovers at all.
- I can save money by buying the ingredients in bulk.
Since I’ve made thousands of crockpot freezer meals for my New Leaf Wellness blog, I decided to compile a list of my kids’ favorites. These would be perfect to prep for the busy back-to-school season. I have my hands full with four kids (ages 1-7 — and a fifth on the way!), so these meal will be a life-saver for us.
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Crockpot Freezer Meals
Ready to get cooking? Here’s the list to get you started:
- Chicken Noodle Soup (all of my kids INHALED this last week)
- Turkey Black Bean Chili
- Shredded Chicken Quesadillas
- Shredded BBQ Pork (my one year old’s favorite)
- Meatball Veggie Soup
- Mozzarella-Stuffed Turkey Pesto Meatballs (can be cooked in the oven or crockpot)
- Sausage-Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers (yum!)
- Salsa Verde Shredded Pork Tacos
- Cool Ranch Shredded Chicken Tacos
- Cheesy Chicken Tater Tot Casserole adapted from The Country Cook
- Mexican Chicken Chili with Cornbread Topping (even the cornbread cooks in the crockpot!)
- Chicken Tinga from Thirty Handmade Days
- Sweet and Sour BBQ Meatballs
- Italian Wedding Soup
- Beef, Lime, and Cilantro Chili (my kids will eat anything with cheese and chips)
- Sloppy Joe’s
- Beef and Broccoli
- Chicken Cacciatore (serve with spaghetti)
If you’re motivated to prep and freeze all 18 at once, I typed up exactly how I assemble and cook each meal into a printable pdf (I even included a full shopping list!):
CLICK HERE to view and save the recipes and shopping list. No strings attached.
I love this! Thank you for your effort!
Thank you so much!
I’ve done this before but looked up each recipe and compiled the ingredients into shopping zones etc. Thank you for saving me so much time! :)
I can’t wait to try these this weekend.
You need to list that you need 2 – 2 lb pork roasts in the list, other than that just made all these up today! Can’t wait to try them!!
Kelly @ New Leaf Wellness says
Awesome! Thank you so much for catching that.
What kind of crock pot do you have? Would you recommend it to others? Thanks! ?
Kelly @ New Leaf Wellness says
I own several, but my favorite is the Crock-pot programmable 6-quart cook and carry slow cooker. The timer is amazing!
Thank you for this compilation. I was looking for recipes to print for my niece. I’m preparing a home management binder for when she graduates. These will be a nice addition to it so that she can be ready at all time.
Sue Carmona says
Looks good. I want to try.