10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours
10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours is a simple plan and you will have 10 slow cooker dinner recipes that will be ready to throw in your crockpot when you are done.
It took me only 2 hours from starting the process to cleaning up my whole kitchen. I also spent only $115 at the store for the ingredients! I did not have to buy many of the spices but everything else I did have to purchase. I love to make freezer meals to help save me time in prepping and preparing dinners for my family. This is the perfect plan for fall or winter because all of the recipes are perfect on cold days.
My three boys are constantly on the go with school and after school activities. My oldest son has Weight Lifting and Conditioning after school four days a week for football. I have to pick him up at the local high school at 5pm and that is when I am usually getting started in the kitchen to make dinner. So I decided to make freezer meals that sounded good and were healthy for my family. I ended up with the following 10 freezer meals listed below. They are all naturally gluten free when you select gluten free ingredients.
We have a 10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours Meal Plan Shopping List for you to use!
10 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 Hours:
Crockpot Sausage with Peppers & Onions
Crockpot Southwest Flank Steak
By choosing these meals I did not have to cook most of the meat or poultry in these freezer meal recipes with the exception of two recipes. That is a huge time saver when prepping freezer meals! I made a list of what I needed for each recipe. Next I went to my kitchen and pulled out what I already had for each recipe. Then I made a shopping list of what I needed to get at the store.
I had most of the spices and meat in my kitchen. So when I went to the store I mostly had to buy fruit, vegetables and freezer ziploc bags. When I got home I arranged on the ingredients on my table. Next I got out my cutting boards and knifes. Then I put my apron on and started with labeling the ziploc bags first. I had each recipe pulled up on my laptop and would write the instructions on the bag along with the date.
Next I started with browning the meat for Crockpot Taco Recipe and Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup. Once that was done I set it to the side to cool off. Next I followed step by step directions from the first recipe and filled the bag. I would then move on to the next one. I just followed each recipe and then I laid the crockpot freezer meals flat in the freezer with the exception of the Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup I stood the bag up. That week when I wanted to make them I would pull them out the night before and let thaw in the fridge overnight except for the Crockpot Ham and Beans. I put it in the slow cooker still frozen and cooked it, but you can do it either way.
Preparing these 10 Freezer Meals in advance saved me so much time for the week and we had wonderful family dinner meals every night. There was no fuss in trying to get homework done and dinner on the table. This is perfect for expecting mothers or if you are preparing for surgery. It really helps busy working Moms stay ahead of the game by prepping in advance and using your slow cooker to do the work for you. By using this plan your menu planning woes are over! Another great plan is this 20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan (with printable shopping list).
Be sure to invest in a good quality slow cooker. I spent the majority of money on buying fresh produce.
Print the FREE 10 Crockpot Freezer Meals Grocery List HERE!
We also have 8 Crockpot Freezer Meals in 2 hours plan too!
We have a 20 Healthy Freezer Meals For Your Slow Cooker in 3 Hours Plan too!
We have a 20 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan too!
We have our original 20 Freezer Meals in 4 Hours Plan (not all slow cooker meals).
New to Freezer Cooking? We have a Freezer Cooking 101 Series that you may enjoy!
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Great post! I used to do the same thing when I was raising my large family (they’re all grown now). One thing you might try is this: once you know a recipe is a keeper, type the recipe on your computer and print it out on several nice-sized labels, like the kind that come 10 per sheet. Then just peel off a label each time you assemble that recipe and stick it to your freezer bag. Stack your meals where they won’t be disturbed so the labels don’t fall off in the freezer.
Is there no shopping list for this one?
Ask you shall receive! 🙂 Here you go! https://www.stockpilingmoms.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/10-Crockpot-Freezer-Meals-In-2-Hours.pdf
I keep telling myself I need to do this. This is the perfect push I needed. Thank you!
I finally did it!!! I tried preparing the 10 meals in one day. I felt very domestic diva-ish!! 🙂 There was one problem I ran into and that is on the shopping list, the chicken tenders for the Honey Sesame Chicken weren’t on the list. I made the mistake of not comparing the recipes to the shopping list. So I also missed adding garnishments to the shopping list too. But I’m still happy with my accomplishment. And I did read the first time would take longer….and it did. But it was a day well spent. Thank you for the help!
Awesome! I hope you enjoy all your meals – 1 lb. chicken tenders is listed under the 1 yellow bell pepper 🙂 Which garnishments were missing?
On the shopping list under meats it only says chicken breasts not tenders.
I love your site!!
I also want to applaud how much effort you have put into lists and directions and helping.
My questions is does the shopping list contain the “serve with” items for the meals? Is this all inclusive? Shop, prep, cook and serve without many added shopping trips for the serve with items? I’m switching shifts and absolutely love this idea for my family in my absence so they’re not eating mac n cheese and cereal cuz mom isn’t home and dad lacks cooking abilities.
Any tips are greatly appreciated.
The shopping list doesn’t include serve with items but that is a good idea! We might need to add that in the future!
I just bought all of my ingredients and will assemble tomorrow! I’ll let you know how it goes.
I pinned: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/6966574404116095/
Crockpot Chicken Chili
I am wondering how kid friendly these meals are in terms of blandness and lack of heat/spice. I am not a mom. I would just be cooking for a child-free foody spinster. Would you suggest any changes considering this? Thanks!
Yes, you will enjoy these. We don’t “cook for our kids” if that makes sense. 🙂 You can always increase spices or add more as you like to increase the “heat” or flavor profiles.
This is so GREAT, I just love it.
I like your ideas and many of your recipes sound good but there is one difficulty: I live in a part of the world where an onion is the size of a golf ball and limes are the size of your thumbnail. It would be a big help if you put in a measurement, like 1/2 cup chopped onion or 3 tablespoons lime juice. Thanks!
Great feedback! Thanks!
How many people do these meals feed? Usually most recipes are for 4 people.
4-5 depending on if you are feeding hungry teens 🙂