Making freezer meals saves you money and using your crock pot saves time. Combine the two for the best savings of all!
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!
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.
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.
Better Than It Sounds Prune and Olive Chicken (gluten free)
Vegetable Pesto Minestrone (gluten free) This minestrone soup has a very unique flavour from the pesto and from the wine. Delicious!
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup (gluten free) This recipe from Meet Penny sounds delicious and is chock full of healthy ingredients.
Beef Vegetable Soup from Sidetracked Sarah (gluten free)
Sloppy Joes (gluten free) Sloppy Joes are such a comfort meal in our house especially in wintertime.
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.
French Stew (gluten free if gluten free bread crumbs are substituted) Sidetracked Sarah’s husband loves this meal. Maybe yours will too!
Pork & Peppers Crock Pot Bag (gluten free if gluten free Worcestershire sauce is used) Another simple weeknight meal from Meet Penny.
Cuban Black Beans (gluten free) This is an inexpensive family meal from Frugal Family Favourites.
If 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.
Make 10 meals in one hour using the system in my Chicken Dump Recipes book.