From Freezer to Crock Pot (and Gluten Free!)

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Making freezer meals saves you money and using your crock pot saves time. Combine the two for the best savings of all!

Save time and money with these recipes (and they're gluten free!)

I’m a big fan of freezer meals. They save money and time and best of all, eliminate that daily quandary of figuring out what to make for supper. If you are new to making freezer meals, you can read my Preparing for Freezer Meals series that outlines how to plan, prepare and execute making freezer meals for an entire month (or two) in just one day.

I’m also a fan of my crock pot. With 7 kids, anything that makes life easier is good in my books! It is so nice to come home after running around to appointments all day and walk in the door to smell supper cooking.

Combining freezer meals and my crock pot is the ultimate in time management for me. When making freezer meals, I always make at least half of the recipes ones that are compatible with crock pot cooking.

If you are looking specifically for the meals to be gluten free, I have a guide for converting freezer meal recipes to gluten free freezer meals.

Here are 12 freezer meal recipes that can be cooked in the crock pot:


Sweet and Sour Chicken (gluten free) This freezer to crock pot meal from The Nourishing Home looks delectable!

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Chicken Tacos (gluten free if gluten free taco seasoning is used or made) This recipe from Sidetracked Sarah is made even easier because she uses rotisserie chicken.

Chicken Tacos

Hawaiian Chicken (gluten free if gluten free soy sauce is used) This dump in a bag, freeze, thaw, and throw in the crock pot meal from Meet Penny is great for a busy day.

Hawaiian Chicken Crock Pot Freezer Meal

Better Than It Sounds Prune and Olive Chicken (gluten free)

Better Than it Sounds Prune & Olive Chicken - yes, really!Soup

Vegetable Pesto Minestrone (gluten free) This minestrone soup has a very unique flavour from the pesto and from the wine. Delicious!

Vegetable Pesto Minestrone (Gluten Free Freezer Meal Series at The Chaos and The Clutter)Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup (gluten free) This recipe from Meet Penny sounds delicious and is chock full of healthy ingredients.

Stuffed Bell Pepper SoupBeef Vegetable Soup from Sidetracked Sarah (gluten free)

beef vegetable soup


Sloppy Joes (gluten free) Sloppy Joes are such a comfort meal in our house especially in wintertime.

Sloppy Joes (Gluten Free Freezer Meal Series at The Chaos and The Clutter)Mexican Casserole (gluten free if gluten free taco seasoning is used or made) This family meal is from Sidetracked Sarah and can go from the freezer to a skillet or to the crock pot.

Mexican CasseroleFrench Stew (gluten free if gluten free bread crumbs are substituted) Sidetracked Sarah’s husband loves this meal. Maybe yours will too!

French Stew


Pork & Peppers Crock Pot Bag (gluten free if gluten free Worcestershire sauce is used) Another simple weeknight meal from Meet Penny.

Pork & Peppers Crock Pot Meal

Cuban Black Beans (gluten free) This is an inexpensive family meal from Frugal Family Favourites.

Cuban Black BeansIf you are looking for other recipes for once a month cooking, you may want to follow my Freezer Meals Board on Pinterest. If it’s more gluten free recipes you’re looking for, I also have a Gluten Free Recipes Board.

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  1. Thanks so much for the kind shout-out on my Sweet-n-Spicy Crockpot Chicken recipe. What a great round-up! 🙂

  2. I’m impressed! One of these days I plan to do this — especially once I spend so much time outdoors in the gardens. Mine will have to be a little different though, since we’re mostly me free and not gluten free. 🙂


  3. Stopping by from Modest Mom. I really enjoyed your post, I love crockpot recipes but I never thought of freezing and then placing in the crockpot, such a great idea. Thanks so much! http://deloracares.blogspot.com/

  4. These look amazing. I really need to do this! Thanks! And Thanks for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday!

  5. Oh, I am so excited to try some of these! I am featuring this on Makeovers & Motherhood’s Welcome Party Wednesday Link-Up! Thanks so much for sharing!

  6. I need to do more of this! Great ideas! Pinned!

  7. I made the Cuban Black Beans to go with a Nacho Bar at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor and they were a big hit! Everyone loved them! The leftovers were also delicious as a stand alone meal! They were so easy to make, inexpensive, and very flavorful! I look forward to trying some of your other gluten free recipes!

  8. These are some great recipes. But my husband is a very picky eater he only eats meats, potatoes, pizza sauce, no other sauces no fruits and no veggies. Can anyone help me find some crock pot recipes for that? I can’t find any 🙁


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