Making freezer meals saves you money and using your crockpot saves time. Combine the two for the best savings of all!
I’m a big fan of freezer meals. They save money, 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 learn how to easily plan, prepare and execute making freezer meals for an entire month (or two) in just one day or for a week in just one hour (click this link —>Freezer Meals 101).
I’m also a fan of my crockpot. With 7 kids, anything that makes life easier is good in my books! It is so nice to come home after doing appointments all day to walk in the door to smell supper cooking.
Combining freezer meals and my crockpot 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 crockpot 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.
12 freezer meal recipes for the crockpot:
Crockpot Chicken Recipes:
Sweet and Sour Chicken (gluten-free) This freezer to crockpot 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 crockpot 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 flavor 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)
Crockpot Beef Recipes:
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 crockpot.
French Stew (gluten-free if gluten-free bread crumbs are substituted) Sidetracked Sarah’s husband loves this meal. Maybe yours will too!
Other Freezer Meal Recipes:
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.