The only meal more convenient than a crockpot meal is a freezer crockpot meal! These recipes are the perfect way to serve healthy, delicious foods, no matter how busy life gets. Try these 5 crockpot freezer meals with 5 ingredients or less.
The concept behind crockpot freezer meals is simplicity, making them a no-hassle solution for dinner any night of the week. Prep the recipe, store it in the freezer, and then you can pull it out to cook anytime you need a flavorful and delicious homemade meal.
When you’re making crockpot freezer meals, start by slicing and preparing the ingredients. Then layer them into a large freezer bag. Put the veggies on the bottom of the bag, and layer meat on top. That ensures when you empty the bag into the slow cooker, the meat, which typically requires the most heat for safe cooking, stays on the bottom of the crockpot.
Label each bag with the name of the recipe (no one likes mystery meals!), the date you stored it in the freezer, and cooking instructions. This saves the hassle of hunting down the recipe later to find cooking temperatures and times.
Important: Never add frozen meat directly to the crockpot because it won’t reach temps high enough to kill bacteria. Always thaw crockpot freezer meals in the refrigerator–not on the counter–before adding them to the slow cooker.
Prep and freeze this meaty sauce to add to pasta or chicken for an easy any night meal.
This light, tasty dish brings fresh taste to any table–and with only five ingredients.
Serve up this comfort food favorite, which we’ve made healthier using low-fat dairy and whole wheat pasta.
This dish is a super-simple entree, but it also makes delish leftovers to use in salads or sandwiches.
Okay, so technically this has six ingredients, but this crockpot recipe is so low hassle you won’t notice it.
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