MAKE AHEAD FREEZER MEALS

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Find all the Best Freezer Meal Recipes Below.

Who has time to cook every night!! Not us, so for those nights we know there is NO way dinner is getting made we have FREEZER MEALS!! Everybody knows when their schedule is going to be CRAZY! We do, soccer nights or other extracurricular activity nights. Whatever your family has to do in the evenings, don't let it handcuff you at dinner time. Just a little planning and a free day to prepare everything can bring simple, but good, hearty food back to your dinner tables.

After spending a day preparing 13 recipes (26 meals) we found that spending a little time at the beginning slicing and chopping the vegetables and meat makes assembling them much easier.  Grab a recipe, place ingredients and bag and move on to next recipe.  Also, ALWAYS put potatoes in the bottom of the freezer bags so they do not turn black. We snuggle the meals nicely in our freezer ready to be put in the oven or slow cooker, and WOW dinner, not fast food is on the menu tonight. In addition, these meals are so much healthier than eating fast food :-) All you need are freezer bags, a permanent marker, a crockpot, and some freezer space!

Tips for Successful Freezer Meals:

  • Always mark your bags with the important information. Such as, which recipe it is, prep date, and cooking instructions.
  • Organize your freezer so you have room for your freezer meals to lay flat or stand together.
  • Make sure to take your meals out the night before to thaw so they are ready to be dumped in the crockpot the next morning. 



Once we realized how beneficial the freezer meals were, we decided to invest in a programmable crockpot.  You program it for the specific cook time and once completed, it will automatically switch to warm mode and be ready to serve when you walk in the door (and it also makes your house smell AMAZING). It is not over cooked or undercooked, but just right :-) 

The one pictured below is my favorite.  You can order this Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker by CLICKING HERE.&lt1=_new

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We also realized that having the Hands-Free Baggy Rack Clip Food Storage Bag Holder would help alleviate trying to hold the bags with one hand while putting the ingredients in the freezer bags. They are reasonably priced so it is a great addition for your freezer meals and really helps if you are preparing these meals alone :-) 

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Freezer to Crockpot Mongolian Beef and Broccoli Recipe

This Mongolian Beef is an amazing dish. After hours in the slow cooker the flank steak just falls apart and melts in your mouth. It’s so delicious you’ll be going back for seconds, make plenty of rice!!

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Freezer to Crockpot Mongolian Beef and Broccoli Recipe 

This dish takes little prep to put it together. You want to slice the flank steak about 1/2″ slices across the grain. Then cut the long strips in half, so they are 1 to 2 inch chunks and coat them in the cornstarch before adding to the bag. In a separate bowl whisk all the other ingredients and pour into the bag, seal and freeze. 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

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Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch 
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 
  • ½ teaspoons mince Garlic or 1 garlic clove 
  • ½ teaspoons ginger powder or fresh ginger 
  • 3/4 cups Soy Sauce 
  • ¾ cups Water
  • ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups grated carrots 
  • ⅓ cups slice Green Onion 
  • 1 bag frozen broccoli 
Freezer meal directions
  • In a large bowl, coat flank steak in cornstarch.

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  • Combine remaining ingredients and place into gallon-sized freezer bag 

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  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until the beef is cooked 
  • Add broccoli 30 minutes before meal is done. 

We love to serve this over rice – DELICIOUS!!

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer to Crockpot Mongolian Beef
Serves 6
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ pounds Flank Steak, sliced
  2. 1/4 cup cornstarch
  3. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  4. ½ teaspoons mince Garlic or 1 garlic clove
  5. ½ teaspoons ginger powder or fresh ginger
  6. 3/4 cups Soy Sauce
  7. ¾ cups Water
  8. ¾ cups Brown Sugar
  9. ½ cups grated carrots
  10. ⅓ cups slice Green Onion
  11. 1 bag steamfresh broccoli
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, coat flank steak in cornstarch.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients and place into gallon-sized freezer bag
  3. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  4. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  5. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or until the beef is cooked
  6. Add broccoli 30 minutes before meal is ready to serve
Notes
  1. We love to serve this over rice - DELICIOUS!!
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Freezer to Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Recipe

Our family loves Chinese food so we were super excited about the Teriyaki Chicken freezer meal.  We can throw it in the crockpot for 7-8 hours and make up the rice and BAM it is ready to eat.  The best part is we ALL love Chinese and this meal is a hit.  

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Freezer to Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken 

This meal requires is a little bit prep work by slicing chicken, green peppers, and carrots. We found that cutting the chicken into thin slices works best. Mix everything up in a bowl and spoon or pour into the freezer bag and seal. When it’s time to eat just make your favorite white rice and serve.

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Makes 2 meals – 8 servings each
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil 
  • 3-4 carrots sliced or 12-14 baby carrots sliced 
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic or 3 cloves garlic, minced
Freezer meal directions:
  1. Mix ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag. 
  2. Label meal, directions, date, and freeze up to 3 months. 
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator. 
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours 
  5. Optional: To thicken sauce at end, whisk together 1/2 cup cooked sauce with 2 Tablespoons cornstarch and pour back in the slow cooker.
  6. Turn crockpot on high for an extra 10-15 minutes so sauce can thicken. 

Serve this over rice and you can also add sesame seeds. 

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer to Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds chicken breasts, sliced
  2. 1/4 cup soy sauce
  3. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  4. 1/2 cup Teriyaki sauce
  5. 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  6. 3-4 carrots sliced or 12-14 baby carrots sliced
  7. 1 green bell pepper sliced
  8. 1 teaspoon ginger paste
  9. 1 cup chicken broth
  10. 2 teaspoons minced garlic or 3 cloves garlic, minced
Instructions
  1. Mix ingredients in a gallon-sized freezer bag.
  2. Label meal, directions, date, and freeze up to 3 months.
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Cook on low for 7-8 hours
  5. Optional: To thicken sauce at end, whisk together 1/2 cup cooked sauce with 2 Tablespoons cornstarch and pour back in the slow cooker.
  6. Turn crockpot on high for an extra 10-15 minutes so sauce can thicken.
Notes
  1. Serve this over rice and sesame seeds - DELICIOUS
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Freezer Stuffed Shells Recipe

Large Stuffed Shells are an amazing and simple dish. These are made with a Ricotta and Parmesan cheese filling and of course our homemade sauce topped with shredded Mozzarella. It’s a cheese lovers dream. 

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Freezer Stuffed Shells 

A couple of tips for this meal:

  1. You want to make sure the noodles aren’t over cooked. You want to get the noodles just softened as they will finish cooking when you bake the dish. Over done pasta is never a good thing.
  2. Make sure the pan is completely cooled and you double wrap with tin foil before you freeze to combat freezer burn.

For all freezer meals make sure to label your foil top with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1/2 box of jumbo shell pasta - cook for 9 minutes (slightly undercooked)
  • Homemade sauce or 25 oz jar marinara sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 15 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • egg
  • teaspoons basil 
  • teaspoons parsley 
  • oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Freezer meal directions
 
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  • Spray a 9 x 13 pan or aluminum half sheet tin and spray lightly with non-stick spray
  • Add about half the jar of sauce and 2 tablespoons of water to bottom of pan. 
  • Cook the pasta about 9 minutes (slightly undercooked) 

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  • Combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan Cheese, egg, basil, and parsley.  
  • Mix well. 
  • Drain the pasta and run under cool water

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  • Fill each shell with cheese mixture 

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  • Place each shell seem side down in pan 

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  • Pour remaining sauce over the shells 

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  • Top with mozzarella cheese 
  • Cover with foil.
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • When ready to reheat, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes 

We love to serve this with garlic bread and a side salad 

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)

Freezer Stuffed Shells
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 box of jumbo shell pasta - cook for 9 minutes (slightly undercooked)
  2. Homemade sauce or 25 oz jar marinara sauce
  3. 2 tablespoons water
  4. 15 oz ricotta cheese
  5. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  6. 1 egg
  7. 2 teaspoons basil
  8. 2 teaspoons parsley
  9. 8 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9 x 13 pan or aluminum half sheet tin and spray lightly with non-stick spray
  2. Add about half the jar of sauce and 2 tablespoons of water to bottom of pan.
  3. Cook the pasta about 9 minutes (slightly undercooked)
  4. Combine the ricotta cheese, Parmesan Cheese, egg, basil, and parsley.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Drain the pasta and run under cool water
  7. Fill each shell with cheese mixture
  8. Place each shell seem side down in pan
  9. Pour remaining sauce over the shells
  10. Top with mozzarella cheese
  11. Cover with foil.
  12. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  13. When ready to reheat, bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes
Notes
  1. We love to serve this with garlic bread and a side salad
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Freezer to Crockpot Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe

The Pizza Pasta Bake is one we just love and another one we make our own sauce for. Again you can save time by picking up a large jar of your favorite sauce if you like, but homemade always makes the difference.

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Freezer to Crockpot Pizza Pasta Bake Recipe 

One tip we found in making these freezer meals is to boil your pasta when you are ready to serve. It’s hard to judge when and how much pasta to add to the slow-cooker. Put in too much and it absorbs all of your sauce, too early and the pasta just gets mushy and not what you want. So boil and add about 15 minutes before you are going to serve. 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 pkg pepperoni
  • 4 oz (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 8 oz (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  • Rigatoni noodles, cooked
  • 15 oz pizza sauce
  • 26 oz Spaghetti sauce or Homemade Sauce (we have a family favorite recipe that we use) 
Freezer meal directions

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  • Finely chop onion and green pepper 

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  • Cook the onions, green peppers, and ground beef in a pan over med-high heat.

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  • Brown thoroughly and drain grease.
  • Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a gallon-size freezer bag. 
  • Once cool, mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag, except the Rigatoni Noodles. 
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours 
  • Add cooked Rigatoni Noodles 15 minutes before you are going to serve

We love to serve this with a side salad and garlic bread – AWESOME!!

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer to Crockpot Pizza Pasta Bake
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  3. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  4. 1 pkg pepperoni
  5. 4 oz (1 cup) shredded mozzarella cheese
  6. 8 oz (2 cups) shredded cheddar cheese
  7. Rigatoni noodles, cooked
  8. 15 oz pizza sauce
  9. 26 oz Spaghetti sauce or Homemade Sauce (we have a family favorite recipe that we use)
Instructions
  1. Finely chop onion and green pepper
  2. Cook the onions, green peppers, and ground beef in a pan over med-high heat.
  3. Brown thoroughly and drain grease.
  4. Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  5. Once cool, mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag, except the Rigatoni Noodles.
  6. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  7. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  8. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 3 to 4 hours
  9. Add cooked Rigatoni Noodles 15 minutes before you are going to serve
Notes
  1. We LOVE to serve with a side salad and garlic bread - Delicious :)
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Homemade Freezer Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

Can’t go wrong with stir-fry. This recipe is no exception. Quick, easy, and so delicious. The great thing about stir-fry is that you can use any veggies you like, the more the merrier I always say. 

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Homemade Freezer Chicken Stir Fry Recipe 

The #1 tip for any meal where you are going to freeze veggies, is to blanch them first. Click HERE to see our step by step instructions for blanching vegetables. 

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Here is an AWESOME basket for blanching your vegetables – Click HERE to order yours. 

You can also make homemade marinade/stir fry sauce or you can just purchase a bottle and save time.   Either way, it is the perfect meal. 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • cups fresh vegetables – we used broccoli, carrots, green peppers, red peppers, and squash
  • large chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle of Stir Fry Sauce 
Freezer meal directions
 

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  • Chop up chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  • Place chicken along with 4 tablespoons of stir fry sauce in a sandwich bag. 
  • Set aside 

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  • Wash and prepare Vegetables by chopping into bite sized pieces.  
  • Blanche vegetables in a pot of generously salted boiling water.  
  • Remove blanched vegetables from water. 

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  • Spread out vegetables on parchment lined cookie sheet and let cool completely.
  • Place in freezer for 2 hours or until frozen solid
  • Remove from freezer and break up frozen vegetables by hand.
  • Place in a gallon-size freezer bag.  
  • Place sandwich-sized bag of chicken in gallon-size bag with frozen vegetables
  • Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a gallon-size freezer bag. 
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Stirfry the meat with a little oil in a woke or large skillet for a few minutes until cooked through
  • Add frozen vegetablets and 5-6 tablespoons of stirfry sauce and cook on high, stirrig frequently for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.

We love to serve this over rice – AWESOME!!

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Homemade Freezer Chicken Stir Fry
Serves 6
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Prep Time
30 min
Prep Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups fresh vegetables - we used broccoli, carrots, green peppers, red peppers, and squash
  2. 2 large chicken breasts
  3. 1 bottle of Stir Fry Sauce
Instructions
  1. Chop up chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.
  2. Place chicken along with 4 tablespoons of stir fry sauce in a sandwich bag.
  3. Set aside
  4. Wash and prepare Vegetables by chopping into bite sized pieces.
  5. Blanche vegetables in a pot of generously salted boiling water.
  6. Remove blanched vegetables from water.
  7. Spread out vegetables on parchment lined cookie sheet and let cool completely.
  8. Place in freezer for 2 hours or until frozen solid
  9. Remove from freezer and break up frozen vegetables by hand.
  10. Place in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  11. Place sandwich-sized bag of chicken in gallon-size bag with frozen vegetables
  12. Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  13. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  14. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  15. Stirfry the meat with a little oil in a woke or large skillet for a few minutes until cooked through
  16. Add frozen vegetablets and 5-6 tablespoons of stirfry sauce or the remaining bottle and cook on high, stirrig frequently for 3-5 minutes or until vegetables are softened.
Notes
  1. Serve over rice - AWESOME
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Freezer Meal Shopping List

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FREEZER MEAL SHOPPING LIST

Here is the shopping list for each individual meal or you can print the complete shopping list for the 7 meals broken down by categories, if you are planning on making all of them.  You will also want to make sure to purchase gallon-sized freezer bags and a black permanent marker.  

It will take you approximately 2 hours to complete prepare these meals.  Most of these meals require very little prepping.  I highly recommend cutting all your vegetables and meat at once.  

Also, please note any recipes that call for potatoes, make sure to place them in the bottom of the bags so they do not brown/blacken.  If you want, you can cut the potatoes the day you cook the meal, but I personally like to have all the prep work completed.  

If for some reason, I missed anything, please kindly comment below and I will make sure to add or delete. Please note, this is a work in process and something I hope we will all benefit from.   

How to Print Your Custom Shopping List:

  • Click on the box next to the meal you want.  
  • If you want all meals, click on the one that says  shopping list for all 13 meals (12 dinners/1 breakfast)
  • The list will be placed in your shopping list on the right-hand bottom of this site  
  • Once you are done making your list, click print and you are ready to go shopping – BAM – that’s all there is to it 

Shopping List for all 7 meals
Homemade Freezer Chicken Stir Fry
Freezer to Crockpot Pizza Pasta Bake
Freezer to Crockpot Chili
Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Freezer Chicken Fried Rice
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Freezer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe

Chicken Fried Rice is another easy meal that takes very little prep work to pull together. It tastes so good and can be eaten alone or to compliment one of our other awesome Asian recipes. This is one all of our kids love!!

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Homemade Freezer Chicken Fried Rice Recipe 

This recipe starts with the rice which can be tricky. We use Success Rice because it turns out perfect every time, but you can use whatever you’re used to. Another thing to remember is that there are several frozen vegetable combinations and some are specifically for Asian dishes. Look through your grocers frozen veggie section to find the best one for you. 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3 bags success rice or 4 cups of uncooked rice
  • Sesame Oil
  • 8-10 Eggs
  • Package of Frozen Mixed Vegetables 
  • 2 packages of Fried Rice Seasoning Mix
Freezer meal directions 
  • Cook your rice according to package – we use 3 bags of success rice, because it comes out perfect EVERY time.  

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  • Next scramble your eggs and add salt and pepper, set eggs aside. 
  • Cube the chicken breast. 

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  • Add 1/4 cup sesame oil and brown chicken cubes

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  • Add your vegetables and fried rice seasoning mix and cook until vegetables are done.
  • Let cool and add to a gallon-size freezer bag 
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • When ready to reheat, put in a pan and cook in over for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 

You can serve this as a side or a main dish

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer Chicken Fried Rice
Serves 8
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-2 chicken breasts, cubed
  2. 3 bags success rice or 4 cups of uncooked rice
  3. Sesame Oil
  4. 8-10 Eggs
  5. Package of Frozen Mixed Vegetables
  6. 2 packages of Fried Rice Seasoning Mix
Instructions
  1. Cook your rice according to package - we use 3 bags of success rice, because it comes out perfect EVERY time.
  2. Next scramble your eggs and add salt and pepper, set eggs aside.
  3. Cube the chicken breast.
  4. Add 1/4 cup sesame oil and brown chicken cubes
  5. Add your vegetables and fried rice seasoning mix and cook until vegetables are done.
  6. Let cool and add to a gallon-size freezer bag
  7. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  8. When ready to reheat, put in a pan and cook in over for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
Notes
  1. You can serve this as a side or a main dish
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Freezer Friendly Homemade Hot Pockets

Homemade Hot Pockets are great when you’re on the run! These are so good and easy to make. The great thing is you decide what you put in them, we made ham and cheese, pizza, meatball, and egg and bacon. The combinations are endless. 

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Homemade Freezer Chicken Stir Fry Recipe 

The trick  for these hot pockets is getting your dough just right. If you love bread you can leave them a little thicker, if extra bread isn’t your thing you will want to roll them thin. Adding an egg white wash before baking helps them get crispy on the outside. 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 10-12 
 
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Ingredients
  • cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • tbsp yeast
  • tbsp olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Chopped ham or pepperoni
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Pizza Sause
  • Meatballs and spaghetti sauce 
Freezer meal directions

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  • Add flour, salt, and yeast to a food processor with the blade attachment. Pulse until well mixed. 
  • Pulse in olive oil.
  • While running pour in warm water.  Run until dough pulls away from the edges and forms a ball. 

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  • Put dough in greased bowl and cover.
  • Let rise until it doubles in size – 30-60 minutes 

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  • Take handful of dough and roll in flour into a rectangle or circle about the size of your hand. 

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  • Add pizza sauce or whatever ingredients you are using. 

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  • Add Mozerella Cheese 

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  • Add Pepperoni 
  • Roll up and close the edges.
  • Egg white wash the tops 
  • Put three slits in top 
  • Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes 
  • After they cool down, place in a gallon-size freezer bag 
  • You can individually wrap each in plastic wrap
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • When ready to reheat, cover in a wet paper towel and heat for 90 seconds.  
  • Turn and heat again for 30-60 seconds.

These are super easy to heat and eat on the run 

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer Friendly Homemade Hot Pockets
Serves 10
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 cups flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 2 tbsp yeast
  4. 3 tbsp olive oil
  5. 1 1/2 cups warm water
  6. Chopped meat ham or pepperoni
  7. Mozzarella cheese
  8. Cheddar cheese
  9. Pizza Sauce
Instructions
  1. Add flour, salt, and yeast to a food processor with the blade attachment. Pulse until well mixed.
  2. Pulse in olive oil.
  3. While running pour in warm water. Run until dough pulls away from the edges and forms a ball.
  4. Put dough in greased bowl and cover.
  5. Let rise until it doubles in size - 30-60 minutes
  6. Take handful of dough and roll in flour into a rectangle or circle about the size of your hand.
  7. Add ingredients inside
  8. Roll up and close the edges.
  9. Egg white wash the tops
  10. Put three slits in top
  11. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes
  12. After they cool down, place in a gallon-size freezer bag
  13. You can individually wrap each in plastic wrap
  14. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  15. When ready to reheat, cover in a wet paper towel and heat for 90 seconds.
  16. Turn and heat again for 30-60 seconds.
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Freezer to Crockpot Chili Recipe

This Chili recipe is sure to be a hit.  Chili always takes me back to my childhood.  This was one of my dad’s favorite meals.  I remember sitting at the table watching him with what seemed like a HUGE bowl and crumbling up his crackers to mix in his Chili.  I also have always loved the smell of Chili cooking in the house.  

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Freezer to Crockpot Easy Chili Recipe 

Another quick and easy meal to prep for the bag. The big thing to remember is to allow enough time for the beef to cool after browning. Combine everything in your bag and freeze. This one is Tootalicious :-) 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • oz can diced green chili’s
  • 2 cans tomato sauce
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 cans kidney beans with liquid
  • 2 cans pinto beans with liquid
  • tsp cumin powder
  • tbs chili powder
  • Salt & Pepper 
Freezer meal directions

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  • Finely chop onion

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  • Brown the onions and ground beef in a skillet over med-high heat.
  • Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a freezer bag. 
  • Once cool, mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag. 
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours  

We love to serve this with crackers – - DELICIOUS!!

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Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer to Crockpot Easy Chili
Serves 8
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
8 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  2. 1/2 onion chopped
  3. 4 oz can diced green chili's
  4. 2 cans tomato sauce
  5. 2 cans diced tomatoes
  6. 2 cans kidney beans with liquid
  7. 2 cans pinto beans with liquid
  8. 2 tsp cumin powder
  9. 3 tbs chili powder
  10. Salt & Pepper
Instructions
  1. Finely chop onion
  2. Brown the onions and ground beef in a skillet over med-high heat.
  3. Let the hamburger mixture cool before putting in a freezer bag.
  4. Once cool, mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  5. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  6. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  7. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 7 to 8 hours
Notes
  1. We love to serve this with crackers - smashed up in our bowl of chili
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Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

One of our all time favorite Italian dishes is this Chicken Broccoli Alfredo. We make this meal from scratch including the Alfredo Sauce, it’s easy and definitely adds to the flavor of the meal. It only take about 10 mins longer but I think you’ll find it’s worth it!!

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Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo 

We also add a little bit of bacon to this recipe for extra taste.  I mean bacon added to anything becomes infinitely better. Just another easy dish that takes little time to prep for the bag. Add garlic bread and a salad and you will think you are at favorite Italian Restaurant :-) 

For all freezer meals make sure to label your freezer bag with the name of the recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date.  Freezer meals can be frozen for up to 3 months.  

Serves 6-8 
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips
  • 2 - 16 oz Jars Alfredo Sauce or Homemade Alfredo Sauce (2 sticks butter, 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 quart heavy cream, 1 1/2 cup Parmesean Cheese) 
  • 16 oz Bag Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Bacon (Cooked & Chopped)
  • Box of your favorite pasta 
Freezer meal directions
  • Cut the chicken breast into strips and set aside. 
  • Now here is an easy homemade alfredo sauce – plus it is so delicious 

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  • Melt 2 sticks of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat 

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  • Add the garlic, heavy whipping cream, and pepper and bring mixture to a boil. 

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  • Add Parmesan cheese and continue to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thick and cheese is completely melted, stirring constantly. 

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  • Dice green bell pepper and add 1/2 cup of bacon – this adds amazing flavor 
  • Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  • Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  • Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  • Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours 

We love to serve this over pasta and also garlic bread  - DELICIOUS!!

chicken-broccoli-alfredo-bagged-pic

Here are some other awesome things about freezer-to-crockpot meals:

  • Most of these meals require no cooking ahead of time, so that means the recipes are very easy to prep.
  • The meals cook for the first time out of the freezer so they don’t taste like leftovers (BUT leftovers are okay right?!)
  • For us that coupon, we can take advantage of all the sales and freeze a couple at a time. (Most freezer meals will last for at least 3 months.)
Freezer to Crockpot Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
Serves 6
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
7 hr
Total Time
7 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Strips
  2. 2 - 16 oz Jars Alfredo Sauce or Homemade Alfredo Sauce (2 sticks butter, 2 tsp minced garlic, 1 quart heavy cream, 1 1/2 cup Parmesean Cheese)
  3. 1 16 oz Bag Frozen Broccoli Florets
  4. 1 Diced Green Bell Pepper
  5. 1/2 Cup Bacon (Cooked & Chopped)
  6. Box of your favorite pasta
Instructions
  1. Cut the chicken breast into strips and set aside.
  2. Now here is an easy homemade alfredo sauce - plus it is so delicious
  3. Melt 2 sticks of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  4. Add the garlic, heavy whipping cream, and pepper and bring mixture to a boil.
  5. Add Parmesan cheese and continue to simmer for 8-10 minutes or until thick and cheese is completely melted, stirring constantly.
  6. Dice green bell pepper and add 1/2 cup of bacon - this adds amazing flavor
  7. Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag.
  8. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  9. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  10. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours
Notes
  1. We love to serve this over pasta and garlic bread - DELICIOUS!
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