Delicious Frozen Meal Recipes to Put in the Slow Cooker

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Today, I’m excited to share with you some mouthwatering freezer-to-slow cooker recipes that are not only incredibly delicious but also super convenient. This article was inspired by Cooktop Cove and if you’re a fan of flavorful meals without the fuss, these recipes are about to become your new best friends. So, grab your apron and let’s dive into the world of “freezer dump meals” that will make your taste buds dance with joy!

You might be wondering, “Why do we love the slow cooker?” Well, let me tell you, it’s like having your own personal chef working tirelessly in the kitchen while you go about your day. The slow cooker does all the magic for you, turning simple ingredients into rich and savory dishes. And when you pair it with freezer dump meals, you’re in for a treat.

But first things first, let’s talk about the genius behind these freezer dump meals. Imagine spending just one hour in the kitchen to prep 10 mouthwatering meals that you can enjoy for weeks to come. That’s right, these recipes are all about efficiency and taste. With minimal prep, you can have a freezer full of goodness ready to be dumped into your slow cooker whenever you crave a satisfying meal.

Here’s how it works: Grab some gallon-sized freezer bags and label them with the names of the dishes you’re preparing. This little step will save you from any culinary confusion down the line. Now, let’s get into the exciting part – the recipes!


Ginger-Peach Chicken 

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and sliced

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Beef Fajitas 

Ingredients:

1 pound of beef (flank steak or skirt steak), thinly sliced

1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 teaspoon of chili powder

1 teaspoon of cumin

1/2 teaspoon of paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Juice of 1 lime

Flour tortillas

Optional toppings: shredded cheese, sour cream, salsa, guacamole


Potato and Corn Chowder 

Ingredients:

3 large potatoes, peeled and diced

1 cup frozen corn kernels

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

4 cups vegetable broth

1 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

source: The Family Freezer

Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients:

1 pound (450g) beef sirloin or tenderloin, thinly sliced

1 onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 oz (225g) mushrooms, sliced

1 cup (240ml) beef broth

1 cup (240ml) sour cream

2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

12 oz (340g) egg noodles, cooked and drained


Chicken with Apple and Sweet Potato

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced

1 apple, cored and sliced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon dried thyme

Salt and pepper to taste


Chicken Alfredo 

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup grated Parmesan cheese

8 oz fettuccine pasta, cooked according to package instructions

Chopped fresh parsley for garnish


Meatballs and Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

1 pound ground beef

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup milk

1 egg

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

For the Tomato Sauce:

1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes

1 small onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil


Chicken Noodle Soup 

Ingredients:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

8 cups chicken broth

2 carrots, peeled and sliced

2 celery stalks, sliced

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 bay leaf

2 cups egg noodles

Salt and pepper to taste

Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

As you can see, these recipes cover a wide range of flavors and cuisines, ensuring that your taste buds never get bored. And the best part? You can prep these meals up to three months in advance! So, on those busy days when cooking seems impossible, simply reach into your freezer, grab a labeled bag, and let your slow cooker take care of the rest.

Freezer dump meals are a game-changer for anyone who loves good food without the hassle. With just an hour of prep, you can have delicious meals ready to be transformed by your trusty slow cooker. From the savory beef stroganoff to the comforting chicken noodle soup, these recipes have you covered for any craving.

So, whether you’re a busy parent, a working professional, or just someone who appreciates the joy of a flavorful meal, give these freezer-to-slow cooker recipes a try. Your taste buds and your future self will thank you for the effort you put in today.