10 Crockpot Freezer Meals

By: Cassy Joy

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These Crockpot freezer meals are a cinch to throw together and make for the easiest weeknight dinners!

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Freezer meals can be an absolute life-saver. You can rely on them for an extended period of time, like for your maternity leave, or if you're planning a surgery or a trip away from your family, or, you can stock a few at a time to pull out when life gets busy and you need a no-fuss dinner. Either way, these slow cooker freezer meals will get the job done, and for those who like even speedier dinners, we've also included Instant Pot instructions for all of them! We've also made sure to only include recipes in this roundup that don't require any cooking to prep, so you can get these made as quickly as possible.

Printable Freezer Meal Recipes

Below we've outlined the instructions for 10 crockpot freezer meals, but if you'd prefer to print, you can grab it HERE.

How to Make Crockpot Freezer Meals

We talk about freezer-friendly meals all the time, but what makes slow cooker (or Instant Pot) freezer meals different? For these meals, you don't cook them in advance and then freeze them. Instead, you just throw all the ingredients in a bag, freeze, and then dump into your slow cooker on the day you're ready to eat it. This means you get a fresh, delicious meal with minimal effort!

Tools for Making Freezer Meals

Here's what you'll need to make these meals:

  • Storage Containers – It's up to you whether you want to use glass storage containers, plastic containers, or gallon-sized plastic freezer bags. While we love using glass containers wherever possible, it isn't always practical to stock your freezer full of bulky containers. If you use freezer bags, on the other hand, you can lay them flat to freeze and save even more space. Note that if you plan on using these meals in your Instant Pot, we recommend using a round storage container for them so you can fit them in the pot without defrosting.
  • Bag Stands – If you're going to be using freezer bags, things can get messy quickly when you're trying to fill them one-handed! These bag stands are super helpful for assembly.
  • Vacuum Sealer – While this isn't necessary, it can be a great investment if you want to make freezer meals regularly. Vacuum sealing will help extend the life of your meals and prevent freezer burn.
  • Labels and a Sharpie – Labeling your food before you put it in the freezer is super important! I can't tell you the number of times I've tossed something in the freezer, decided I would be able to remember what it is so didn't label it, then wound up throwing it out!

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Cooking Freezer Meals

Once you've frozen your meals, it's time to cook them! You have two methods to choose from, Instant Pot or Crockpot. Here are instructions for both:

Instant Pot Method

The best thing about the Instant Pot method is that you don't have to defrost your meal before adding it to the pot; instead, it can cook completely from frozen! If you want to go this route, though, you'll need to find round containers to store your meals in so that the frozen meal fits into the pot. Otherwise, you'll still need to defrost it for a while until you're able to fit everything in. We recommend taking the food out of the freezer about 30 minutes before you plan to cook, running it under some hot water, then letting it sit on the counter so that it easily pops out of the container.

Crockpot Method

For food safety reasons, any crockpot freezer meal that contains meat that you make in the slow cooker needs to be completely defrosted before you cook it. Since the slow cooker cooks at such a low temperature, it can't cook frozen meat quickly enough to properly kill any potentially harmful bacteria. To defrost your meals, place the bag in a bowl of water in the refrigerator overnight, or fill your sink with cold water and let the meal sit for about 2-3 hours until fully thawed.

Preventing Freezer Burn

Preventing freezer burn is largely about trying to keep air away from your food as much as possible. Here are a few of our best tips for preventing it:

  1. If using a freezer bag, squeeze out as much air as possible. Removing as much air as you can from the bag is key to preventing freezer burn! This is why vacuum sealing is so effective against freezer burn.
  2. Fill your container all the way up. If you're using a glass-lock or other container, you want to leave as little room as possible between the container and lid. Know that the volume of liquid will expand slightly once frozen, though, so don't over-fill either.
  3. Eat your older meals first. The longer food sits in the freezer, the more likely it becomes that it will develop freezer burn. When I put new meals in the freezer, I like to move older meals to the front to make sure I eat them first!

How long are freezer meals good for?

Freezer meals will keep for about 3 months in the freezer, which is why it is so important to label your food! If you use a vacuum sealer, they can keep for about 5 months.

Chicken Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

healing chicken soup with yellow turmeric broth, sweet potatoes, and kale in a white pot on a marble surface

Healing Chicken Soup with Ginger and Turmeric

This is a great Crockpot freezer meal to have on hand in case unexpected illness hits, and it makes for a flavorful, comforting meal.

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 3 stalks of celery, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, skinned and cut into 1-inch cubes (about 1 pound)
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cups chicken broth or bone broth (use 4 cups if using the Instant Pot method)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chopped thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 teaspoonturmeric
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk

To freeze this meal, place the onion, celery, garlic, ginger, sweet potatoes, and chicken breasts in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the broth, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, turmeric, and coconut milk and pour over the chicken and vegetables. Seal, label, and freeze.

To make the soup:

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 head lacinato kale, de-stemmed and roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (about 1 lemon)

Crockpot Method

Defrost the soup ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When there are 10 minutes remaining, stir in the kale and let cook until the kale is wilted and bright green, then stir in the lemon juice and serve!

Instant Pot Method

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally, then remove the lid, set the pot to ‘saute' mode, and stir in the kale. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until the kale is bright green and wilted, then stir in the lemon juice and serve!

crockpot freezer meals - chicken teriyaki with sesame seeds on top over white rice with broccoli florets in a white bowl

Teriyaki Chicken

This teriyaki chicken is quick to prepare and sure to be a family favorite! Keep some frozen broccoli and cauliflower rice in your freezer to make it a complete meal.

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 1 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts

To freeze this meal, place the chicken in the bottom of your container, then whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour it over top. Freeze until ready to use.

To make the teriyaki chicken:

Ingredients Needed:

1 tablespoon of arrowroot or cornstarch

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the chicken ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once thawed, dump the ingredients into the slow cooker and cook for 6-8 hours on high or 3-4 hours on low, until chicken shreds easily with a fork. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred with two forks, then transfer the sauce to a small saucepan over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Whisk the arrowroot with two tablespoons of water, then stir into the sauce. Bring to a boil and let thicken, then remove from heat. Toss the chicken with the sauce and enjoy!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to cook for 12 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally, then remove the chicken, shred with two forks, and set the pot to ‘saute' mode. Whisk together the arrowroot and 2 tablespoons of water, then stir into the sauce. Let the sauce come to a boil and thicken, then turn off the pot. Toss the chicken with the sauce and enjoy!

white chicken chili in a white bowl with sour cream, sliced avocado, and lime on top, sitting on a marble surface

Creamy White Chicken Chili

This chicken chili is easy to make, has just a hint of spice from the diced green chilis, a bit of sweetness from the corn, a smoky hint of bacon, and a creamy broth thanks to sour cream, and is a great meal to have stocked in your freezer!

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced hot or mild green chilis, drained (depending on preference)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 5 cups chicken broth (use 4 cups for Instant Pot)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
  • 1 (15-ounce) can white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup frozen yellow corn

To freeze this meal, place the chicken, yellow onion, minced garlic, drained green chilis, white beans, and yellow corn in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the dried oregano, sea salt, ground cumin, black pepper, lime juice, and chicken broth and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze.

To make the white chicken chili:

Ingredients needed:

  • 4 slices bacon
  • Juice of 1 lime 
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 avocado, sliced, for garnish
  • ¼ cup fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • 4 lime wedges (from ½ lime), for garnish
  • Additional sour cream, for garnish

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the chili ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 3-4 hours. When there are 10 minutes remaining, cook the bacon in a skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. When the chili is finished cooking, remove the chicken from the pot and shred it with two forks, then return it to the pot and stir in the sour cream, lime juice, and bacon. Garnish each serving with avocado slices, cilantro, sour cream, and a lime wedge and enjoy!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. Once the 15 minutes is up, let the pot naturally release pressure for at least 10 minutes before turning the valve to “venting” to manually release the rest of the pressure. Remove the chicken from the pot and shred it with two forks, then return it to the pot and stir in the sour cream, lime juice, and bacon. Garnish each serving with avocado slices, cilantro, sour cream, and a lime wedge and enjoy!

Instant pot salsa chicken with red onions and cilantro

Salsa Chicken

This Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is perfect for a quick weeknight meal and can be eaten in a variety of ways: on top of a salad, in tacos, or in a burrito bowl!

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa verde
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt

To freeze this meal, place the chicken in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the salsa verde and sea salt and pour it over top the chicken. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the salsa chicken:

Ingredients needed:

  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Sliced red onion, for garnish

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the salsa chicken ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Shred the chicken with two forks, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Once the timer goes off, manually release the pressure by turning the valve on the Instant Pot from “sealed” to “venting”. Once all the steam has been released, remove the lid from the pot and shred the chicken with two forks. You can eat it as-is, or use it as a filling for tacos or in burrito bowls!

slow cooker freezer meal - chicken tikka masala over rice in a white bowl on a marble surface

Chicken Tikka Masala

This Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala comes together quickly and is packed with flavor, making it the perfect weeknight meal to have on hand in the freezer.

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 14 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon garam masala
  • 2 teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

To freeze this meal, whisk together the tomato paste, tomato sauce, coconut milk, and spices, and pour into the container. Add the cubed chicken, then seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the Chicken Tikka Masala:

Ingredients needed:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice (about 1 ½ limes)
  • White rice or cauliflower rice, for serving
  • Fresh chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Fresh sliced jalapeno, for garnish

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the Tikka Masala ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve over white rice or cauliflower rice and garnish with cilantro and jalapeno!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “meat/stew” for 25 minutes. Once the timer goes off, manually release the pressure by turning the valve on the Instant Pot from “sealed” to “venting,” then stir in the lime juice. Serve over white or cauliflower rice, garnish with cilantro and jalapeno, and enjoy!

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Creamy Chicken Enchilada Soup

Made with just a few simple ingredients in the Crockpot or Instant Pot, this soup is SO flavorful, and you can easily customize it to your liking with different toppings.

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 8 ounces tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, to taste
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs (may use breasts if desired)
  • 1, 16 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained (omit for Paleo and Low Carb)
  • 1 cup frozen corn (omit for Paleo and Low Carb)

To freeze this meal, place the chicken, black beans, and corn in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the chicken broth, tomato sauce, chili powder, cumin, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and sea salt and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the enchilada soup:

Ingredients needed:

  • ½ cup sour cream, or an equal amount of cream from the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk for dairy-free
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 corn tortillas, or two grain-free tortillas
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil or ghee
  • Diced red onion, for garnish
  • Additional sour cream, for garnish
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the soup ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. While the soup cooks, cut the tortillas into thin strips and heat the avocado oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tortilla strips. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. When the soup is finished, remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the Crockpot, and stir in the sour cream and lime juice. Serve with tortilla strips, avocado, red onion, sour cream, and jalapeno.

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “soup” for 25 minutes. While the soup cooks, cut the tortillas into thin strips and heat the avocado oil in a small pan over medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the tortilla strips. Cook 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp. Once the Instant Pot timer goes off, manually release the pressure by turning the valve from “sealed” to “venting,” then remove the chicken and shred with two forks. Return the chicken to the Instant Pot, and stir in the sour cream and lime juice. Serve with tortilla strips, avocado, red onion, sour cream, and jalapeno.

Beef Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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Slow Cooker Barbacoa

This barbacoa is super easy, and once the slow cooker (or Instant Pot) does its magic, you'll be left with tender, flavorful barbacoa ready for tacos, stuffed potatoes, or even scooped on top of a salad.

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano leaves
  • ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 (3-pound) chuck roast, cut into 8 large chunks
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)

To freeze this meal, place the chuck roast and garlic in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, lime juice, sea salt, black pepper, cumin, chili powder, oregano, cloves, and bay leaves and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the barbacoa:

Ingredients needed:

  • 1 lime, quartered, for garnish
  • Chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the barbacoa ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until the beef falls apart when tested with a fork. Pull out and discard the bay leaves and then, working in the slow cooker, use two forks to shred the beef. Stir it in the juices, serve, and enjoy!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “manual” for 90 minutes. After 90 minutes is up, let the pressure release naturally (about 20 minutes), then remove the lid from the pot. Pull out and discard the bay leaves and then, working in the Instant Pot, use two forks to shred the beef. Stir it in the juices, serve, and enjoy!

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Beef and Broccoli

This healthy beef and broccoli dish is perfect to have stocked in your freezer to satisfy those weeknight take-out cravings!

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (or 1 teaspoon ground ginger)
  • 1 ½ pounds beef stew meat
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt

To freeze this meal, place the stew meat, onion, and garlic in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the chicken broth, coconut aminos, toasted sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, coconut sugar, ginger, and sea salt and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the beef and broccoli:

Ingredients needed:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Cooked broccoli florets (we use a steamable bag)
  • Prepared rice (cauliflower or white)

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the beef and broccoli ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. When finished, whisk together the cornstarch and water and stir it into the Crockpot. Once the sauce has thickened, serve over steamed broccoli and either white or cauliflower rice.

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “manual” (high pressure) for 15 minutes. Once the timer goes off, immediately release the pressure from the pot by setting the valve to “venting,” then remove the lid and set the Instant Pot to “saute” mode. Whisk together the cornstarch and water and stir it into the pot. Let the mixture come to a low boil and thicken. Once the sauce has thickened, serve over steamed broccoli and either white or cauliflower rice.

Pork Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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Chipotle Carnitas

These Chipotle Carnitas are so delicious and versatile, making them the best meal to pull out of your freezer and throw in the Crockpot (or Instant Pot) any day of the week! 

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 2 tablespoons fine sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 1 (4-pound) bone-in pork butt (aka shoulder), cut into 4 equally sized pieces
  • 1 orange, cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion cut into 4 wedges
  • 1 cup chicken broth, store-bought or homemade
  • Juice of 2 limes

To freeze this meal, place the pork, onion, and orange wedges in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the chicken broth, lime juice, oregano, garlic powder, chipotle chili powder, cumin, black pepper, and sea salt and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the carnitas:

Ingredients needed:

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter, ghee, or coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, for garnish

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the carnitas ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Preheat the oven to 425°F. When the pork is finished, transfer it to a cutting board or large mixing bowl, and shred it into small chunks using two forks. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and pour it over the shredded pork. Spread the pork out on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of salt, and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the tops just start to crisp. Remove from the oven, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “manual” (high pressure) for 90 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Once finished, transfer the pork to a cutting board or large mixing bowl, and shred it into small chunks using two forks. Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and pour it over the shredded pork. Spread the pork out on a rimmed baking sheet, sprinkle with the remaining teaspoon of salt, and roast for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the tops just start to crisp. Remove from the oven, garnish with cilantro, and serve.

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Balsamic Mustard Pork Chops

These pork chops are so yummy, easy to throw together, and make for the perfect protein to pair with your favorite veggie + starchy side!

Freeze these ingredients together:

  • 3 pounds boneless pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 medium-sized yellow onion finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • ¼ cup mustard of choice
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ½ cup broth or water

To freeze this meal, place the pork chops and onion in the bottom of your container. Then, whisk together the broth (or water), mustard, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, and sea salt and pour it over top. Seal, label, and freeze. 

To make the pork chops:

Crockpot Method:

Defrost the pork chops ahead of time, either in a bowl of water in your refrigerator overnight if using a freezer bag, or by refrigerating for 24 hours if using a glass container. Once ready to make, dump all of the previously frozen ingredients into your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Serve warm and enjoy!

Instant Pot Method:

Set the frozen ingredients out for about 30 minutes before making, and run under hot water to ensure you can get them out of their container. Place the ingredients in the Instant Pot and set to “manual” (high pressure) for 10 minutes. Once finished, manually release the pressure by turning the pressure valve to “venting.” Serve warm and enjoy!

As with everything we do here at Fed + Fit, we sure hope that this Crockpot freezer meal guide is a super useful resource for you as you stock your freezer with healthy, delicious, and easy meals that can be enjoyed at the table with your family.

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