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 Sausage and Peppers!

This may not be as kid friendly as some of the other meals unless of course, your kids love spicy (ours do!).  This is a super easy freezer meal and healthy. The most time consuming part is chopping all the peppers and onions, but when you are making several freezer meals, just chop all your vegetables at one.  Freezer meals are just so handy for busy families.  No more trying to figure out what to fix for dinner, because the meals are already prepared. Takes away all the fuss and hassle.  

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Freezer to Crockpot Sausage and Peppers 

This meal was super easy to make and so often the Eckrich Sausage is on sale for under $1 so this is a very inexpensive 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.  

Makes 6 to 8 servings
 
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Ingredients
  • 1-16 oz. package Sausage, sliced
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 Bell Peppers (one green, one yellow, and one red) sliced
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes, fire roasted and not drained
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 2 tsp minced garlic (you can also use 2 cloves fresh garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Freezer meal directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag 
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator. 
  4. Dump in crockpot and allow to cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours 
  5. Serve over rice 

We also like to fill tortillas with the sausage and peppers – it is YUMMY!!

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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 Sausage and Peppers
Serves 6
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1-16 oz. package Sausage, sliced (Eckrich or Hillshire)
  2. 1 onion sliced
  3. 3 Bell Peppers (green, yellow, and red) sliced
  4. 2 - 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes, not drained
  5. 1 chicken bouillon cube
  6. 2 tsp minced garlic (you can also use 2 cloves fresh garlic)
  7. 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Dump in crockpot and allow to cook on low for 5-6 hours or high for 3 hours
  5. Serve over rice
Notes
  1. We also love to fill tortillas with the sausage and peppers!
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Freezer to Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken

This is a delicious hearty meal that’s sure to please!! Just some minor prep work with the potatoes and its ready for the bag. We love carrot and potato meals, throw in chicken and a creamy ranch sauce and it becomes something your family will ask for again and again!

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Freezer to Crockpot Creamy Ranch Chicken 

This meal is fairly cheap to make and goes together so well. Adding the dry ranch dressing to the cream of chicken makes the perfect zesty gravy for this dish. Way better than anything you’ll pick up at  the nearest drive-thru window. Make sure to place the potatoes in the bottom so they do not turn brown/black!

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
  • 4-6  boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 medium potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (we kept potato skins on), blanched (read hear about blanching vegetables
  • 2-3 cups baby carrots, blanced 
  • 2 – 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (1 oz.) packet dry ranch dressing mix 
  • 1/2 cup milk
Freezer meal directions:
  1. Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag (except milk).
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Dump in crockpot and add 1/2 cup milk 
  5. Gently mix it all up.
  6. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 5-6 hours 

We love to serve this with dinner rolls as that is the ONLY thing it is missing – 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 Creamy Ranch Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
8 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 6 medium potatoes, cut into 2-inch pieces (we kept potato skins on)
  3. 2-3 cups baby carrots
  4. 2 - 10.5 oz can cream of chicken soup
  5. 1 (1 oz.) packet dry ranch dressing mix
  6. 1/2 cup milk (do not add to bag)
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients in a gallon-size freezer bag (except milk).
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Dump in crockpot and add 1/2 cup milk
  5. Gently mix it all up.
  6. Cook on low for 8-9 hours or high for 5-6 hours
Notes
  1. We love to serve this with dinner rolls as that is the ONLY thing it is missing - DELICIOUS!!
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Freezer to Crockpot Pasta Fagioli Olive Garden Copycat Recipe

If you have ever gone to Olive Garden for the unlimited soup and salad, chances are you’ve tried the Pasta Fagiola. It’s like an Italian version of chili. So hearty and delicious.  This soup has a combination of beef, vegetables, beans, and pasta. The salad and bread sticks are the only thing missing. 

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Freezer to Crockpot Pasta Fagiola Recipe 

The recipe for this one makes a ton, easily enough for two meals. It requires some work, browning the burger and chopping your veggies. I found the carrots are best shredded in the food processor. If you don’t have one you can buy them already shredded or run carrot sticks across your cheese grater. My feeling is a little extra TLC goes a long way when preparing a delicious soup.

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 pound cooked ground beef
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, sliced
  • 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes 
  • 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups beef broth 
  • 1 16.5 oz Pasta Sauce (or you can use homemade sauce)
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 Tablespoon Tabasco Sauce (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • 1 cup dry pasta (cooked at end) 
Freezer meal directions
  1. Mix all the ingredients and divide equally in (2) gallon-size freezer bag (except Pasta) 
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours 
  5. Add 1 cup of dry pasta when there is an hour left of cooking time 

Serve with a nice salad and garlic bread sticks.

 

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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 Pasta Fagiola
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 pound cooked ground beef
  2. 1 cup carrots, chopped
  3. 2 celery stalks, sliced
  4. 2 14.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
  5. 1 can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  6. 1 can white beans, drained and rinsed
  7. 4 cups beef broth
  8. 1 16.5 oz Pasta Sauce (or you can use homemade)
  9. 2 tsp oregano
  10. 2 Tablespoon Tabasco Sauce (optional)
  11. Salt and Pepper
  12. 1 cup dry pasta (cooked at end)
Instructions
  1. Mix all the ingredients and divide equally in (2) gallon-size freezer bag (except Pasta)
  2. Label with name of recipe, cooking instructions, and prep date (Can freeze up to 3 months)
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator.
  4. Dump in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours
  5. Add 1 cup of dry pasta when there is an hour left of cooking time
Notes
  1. Serve with a nice salad and bread sticks
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5 NEW Make Ahead Freezer Meals

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5 NEW Make Ahead Freezer Meals

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!  I 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. We spent just about 7 hours total, and prepared more than enough meals for all the busy nights in the next month (34 meals total). They are snuggled 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 :-)  

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. 

 Below you will find a few of the freezer meals that we did last night and this morning (this is a work in progress, because we have 17 recipes/meals LOL :-)  

Freezer To Crockpot Chicken Alfredo 

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Freezer Chicken, Broccoli, and Rice Casserole 

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Freezer to Crockpot Beef Stroganoff 

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Freezer to Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken 

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Freezer to Crockpot Kung Pao Chicken 

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NEW Make Ahead Freezer Meals – Meal Prepping!!

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Make Ahead Freezer Meals

We have added a few more Make Ahead Freezer Meals for all you busy families.  Almost all meals serve 6-8 so if you have a smaller family just divide them appropriately.  

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!  I 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. We spent just about 7 hours total, and prepared more than enough meals for all the busy nights in the next month (34 meals total). They are snuggled 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 :-)  

  • Click HERE for complete shopping list – COMING SOON 

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. 

Below you will find 3 NEW Make Ahead Freezer Meals.  These are some of our favorites :-) 

Freezer To Crockpot Beef Stroganoff 

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Freezer To Crockpot Buffalo Chicken 

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Freezer To Crockpot Mongolian Beef 

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Freezer to Crockpot Chicken and Noodles Recipe

I love how chicken comes out of a slow cooker, just so tender and melts in your mouth. This dinner is so easy to throw together, just a few simple ingredients and plenty of time in the crockpot is all you need. This recipe is one you can tweak by adding some chopped veggies:  like carrots, celery, and onions. We love the thick egg noodles, it reminds me of the Chicken Noodle Soup my Grandma Brown used to make. We like to serve this over biscuits or serve with oyster crackers.   

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Freezer to Crockpot Chicken and Noodles 

This is one of the easiest meals to prepare. The best part is it is healthy and you can put in the crockpot, head out to work, and come home to your house smelling AMAZING ;-)  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 to 10 
 
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Ingredients:
  • 2 pounds chicken, diced 
  • 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 2 chicken gravy packets 
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6-8 baby carrots sliced (optional)
  • 12-16 ounces frozen egg noodles (you can substitute uncooked egg noodles, but add them to crockpot for entire 4-6 hours) 
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional of course)
Freezer Meal Directions:
  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the noodles) in a gallon-sized freezer bag
  2. Label directions, date, and freeze up to 3 months
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then cook according to the directions above.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours
  5. Toss the noodles in 90 minutes before serving. 

We like to serve this meal over biscuits or oyster crackers. 

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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 Chicken and Noodles
Serves 8
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
6 hr
Total Time
6 hr 5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds chicken, diced
  2. 4 cups chicken broth or stock
  3. 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  4. 2 chicken gravy packets
  5. 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  6. 6-8 baby carrots sliced (optional)
  7. 12 - 16 ounces frozen egg noodles (you can substitute uncooked egg noodles, but add them to crockpot for entire 4-6 hours)
  8. 1 teaspoon garlic powder (optional of course)
Instructions
  1. Combine all the ingredients (except the noodles) in a gallon-sized freezer bag
  2. Label directions, date, and freeze up to 3 months
  3. Allow to defrost overnight in the refrigerator and then cook according to the directions above.
  4. Cook on low for 4-6 hours
  5. Toss the noodles in 90 minutes before serving.
Notes
  1. Super easy meal and a great comfort food
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Freezer to Crockpot Salisbury Steak Recipe

Salisbury steak is such a hearty meal. Another family favorite, like little hamburgers full of flavor. We love to make it but with busy schedules we often don’t have the time to come home and prepare it. This recipe makes this dish so easy to put on the table.

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Freezer to Crockpot Salisbury Steak 

Putting this dish together takes some steps, but nothing to time consuming. Mix the dry ingredients, egg, and burger. Form patties and dredge through the flour. Brown and cool. Prepare the au jus and mix in the soups. Cool and bag it up. This recipe make a creamy sauce that you usually don’t associate with salisbury steak, but it is so good. We put it on everything. Whip up a batch of mashed potatoes, steam some broccoli, and this dinner is ready to go. 

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
  • 2 Pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 packet of onion soup 
  • 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs 
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • Flour (to dip your patties into)
  • 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1 Au Jus Mix Package 
Freezer meal directions
  • In a large bowl, mix together hamburger, onion  soup mix, bread crumbs, egg, and milk.
  • Form beef mixture into 8 to 10 patties
  • Dredge the patties in flour, just enough to coat

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  • Brown the patties on both sides (don’t fully cook as they will cook in the crockpot)
  • In a medium bowl, prepare the Au Juis mixture according to package instructions.
  • Mix in both cans of cream soup

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  • Place the patties in a gallon-size-freezer bag and then pour mixture over it. 
  • 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 6 hours or until the beef is cooked 

We love to serve this with mashed potatoes and a vegetable – 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 Salisbury Steak
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
4 hr
Total Time
4 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 Pounds lean ground beef
  2. 1 packet of onion soup
  3. 1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1/4 cup milk
  6. Flour (to dip your patties into)
  7. 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
  8. 1 Au Jus Mix Package
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together hamburger, onion soup mix, bread crumbs, egg, and milk.
  2. Form beef mixture into 8 to 10 patties
  3. Dredge the patties in flour, just enough to coat
  4. Brown the patties on both sides (don't fully cook as they will cook in the crockpot)
  5. In a medium bowl, prepare the Au Juis mixture according to package instructions.
  6. Mix in both cans of cream soup
  7. Place the patties in a gallon-size-freezer bag and then pour mixture over it.
  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 4 to 6 hours or until the beef is cooked
Notes
  1. We love to serve this with mashed potatoes and a vegetable - DELICIOUS!!
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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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Have you ever frozen a meal for your crockpot before?  Please share your thoughts in a comment below!

 



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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
Free Tastes Good! http://www.freetastesgood.com/
 

Have you ever frozen a meal for your crockpot before?  Please share your thoughts in a comment below!




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