5 Crock Pot Freezer Meals with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

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5 Crock Pot Freezer Meals with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

The only meal more convenient than a crock pot meal is a freezer crock pot meal! These recipes are the perfect way to serve healthy, delicious foods, no matter how busy life gets. Try these 5 crock pot freezer meals with 5 ingredients or less.

No-Hassle Dinner Solutions

The concept behind crock pot 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 crock pot 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 crock pot.

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 crock pot because it won’t reach temps high enough to kill bacteria. Always thaw crock pot freezer meals in the refrigerator–not on the counter–before adding them to the slow cooker.

Up your freezer meal game by checking out 6 Tips to Turn Any Recipe into a Freezer Recipe and 14 Healthy Freezer Meals to Make Your Life Easier.

5 Crock Pot Freezer Meals with 5 Ingredients or Fewer

1. Spaghetti Sauce

Slow Cooker Skinny Spaghetti

Prep and freeze this meaty sauce to add to pasta or chicken for an easy any night meal.

2. Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Chicken with Carrots

 Lemon Basil Chicken With Carrots

This light, tasty dish brings fresh taste to any table–and with only five ingredients.

3. Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Macaroni and Cheese freezer meal

Serve up this comfort food favorite, which we’ve made healthier using low-fat dairy and whole wheat pasta.

4. Crockpot 3-Ingredient Balsamic Chicken

3-ingredient balsamic chicken

This dish is a super-simple entree, but it also makes delish leftovers to use in salads or sandwiches.

5. Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Okay, so technically this has six ingredients, but this crock pot recipe is so low hassle you won’t notice it.

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Amy is a writer specializing in health & wellness, business, and entrepreneurship. She's a long-time martial arts teacher who has earned a 4th degree black belt in tae kwon do. When Amy's not writing or kicking, she's wrangling sons, reading fiction, or crushing on BBC actors.

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