Freezer cooking makes life easier and keeps you out of the drive thru lane. This round up of 22 slow cooker freezer meals cost me under $175 at Walmart and took me 3 hours to assemble one Saturday afternoon. We were then able to eat on it for a month. Every night I would set one meal in the fridge to defrost. In the morning, I put it into the Slow Cooker. Took 5 minutes a day!
You can save more by pairing the shopping list with your local store’s sales and also by going to Aldi for some/all of the produce. My Aldi is cheaper than Walmart on produce.
Here are the 11 recipes included (you double each recipe):
- Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops
- Slow Cooker Taco Chili
- Slow Cooker Honey Dijon Pork with Green Beans
- Slow Cooker Red Pepper Chicken
- Slow Cooker Lemon Pepper Chicken
- Slow Cooker Orange Ginger Chicken
- Slow Cooker Chicken Chili
- Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
- Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Soup
- Slow Cooker Garden Veggie Soup
- Slow Cooker Peppered Steak
You’ll need to add some sides to the meals. Things I like to keep on hand for sides are brown instant rice, green beans, broccoli and mac & cheese. You’ll also need some tortillas for the fajitas and maybe some chips and salsa for a side that night.
You can download the shopping list and recipes here.
When you assemble your freezer meals, you might find it easier to have a folding table for everything. That is what I like to use. I have these bag stands that I bought on Amazon years ago to help hold the bags but they aren’t necessary.
I assembled 3 recipes at a time and looked for the ones that contained the like ingredients for each assembly session. I took a 15 minute break between each round. In total, it took me 3 hours to assemble everything. I did put one dinner straight into the crockpot for dinner that night.
When I put them in the freezer, I laid them down as flat as I could and stacked them on a cookie sheet until frozen. Then I moved them to stack them up neater in the freezer.
There are SO MANY resources online for freezer cooking. I am definitely NOT an expert. But I hope to do this more often because it really does help your time and grocery bill.
Each meal works out to $8 for my family. That’s a great price and a fraction of what a Fast Food meal costs us now.
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