If you’ve have ever had to dice an onion while your six year old attempts to climb the kitchen cabinets, then you know just how hard it is to prepare one home cooked meal. With so much commotion going on, it’s just easier to throw the towel in and order pizza.
Take some of the stress off your shoulders when it comes to cooking dinner by letting your slow cooker do all of the cooking for you. With the right crock pot recipe, you can literally dump all of your ingredients into the slow cooker and let cook dinner. All you have to do is prepare the ingredients ahead of time, and store the meal in a freezer bag. Sounds like magic, right?
It’s not magic; it’s crock pot recipes that you can prepare ahead of time and dump into the crock pot when you’re ready to cook them. I’ve listed 12 dump and go meals that you can prepare and freeze ahead of time. You are going to love having your freezer full of dump meals. Check out the recipes below, and tell me what you think about them.
1. Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie from Pip and Ebby
When it’s cold outside, you can count on a chicken pot pie to warm you up. You can now cook a classic homemade chicken pot pie in your slow cooker. Make things easier on yourself by prepping this meal ahead of time and freezing it for later.
2. Overnight Crock Pot Breakfast Casserole from Sippy Cup Mom
We all have endured the early morning struggle of trying to get the kids ready for school, pack lunches, and cook breakfast at the same time. With so much chaos going on, it’s easy to skip breakfast. But with this breakfast casserole crock pot recipe, you can prep your ingredients, freeze them for later, and dump it into the crock pot the night before school and let it simmer overnight. You’ll wake up to a delicious smelling breakfast casserole that your family will love!
3. Slow Cooker Chicken Chili from Spend With Pennies
In 15 minutes, you can have this meal prepped and stored in freezer bags. Place the chicken breasts, beans, peppers, tomatoes, and corn in a freezer bag, and just dump everything into the slow cooker when you’re ready to cook.
4. Slow Cooker Sweet Fire Chicken from Creme De La Crumb
Add some spice to your week with this Asian inspired dish. The combination of sweet, tangy, and spicy flavors will ignite your tastebuds. Combine the chicken breasts, pineapple chunks, and peppers together in a freezer bag if you want to prep it ahead of time.
5. Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup from A Spicy Perspective
Looking for hearty soup recipes that are super filling and easy to prep? Loaded with chunks of potatoes and vegetables, you can’t go wrong with this chicken potato soup. Pack the potatoes, chicken breasts, and vegetables in a Ziplock freezer bag to prep it for the freezer. Dump the contents into your crock pot when you are ready to cook, and come home to a delicious soup after letting it simmer for 8 hours.
6. Crock Pot Sante Fe Chicken from Faithfully Free
Shredded chicken is versatile and easy to incorporate into almost every recipe. That’s what I love the most about this Sante Fe Chicken crock pot recipe. For a quick and easy prepping session, place the chicken breasts, corn, and beans into a freezer bag.
7. Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Life Made Sweeter
Beef stew is comforting, hearty, and filling. This beef stew will warm you up on a cold, winter night. You can make this beef stew fresh and serve it with a side of rice, or you prepare it ahead of time and freeze it.
8. Freezer To Crockpot Chicken Fajitas from The Humbled Homemaker
Here is another freezer dump meal that can go directly from the freezer into the crock pot. Chicken fajitas are super healthy and low fat. After letting the chicken breasts and bell peppers freeze in a freezer bag, place the bag in your fridge to let it unfreeze. Dump everything into the crockpot and let it simmer for some hours.
9. Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken from Damn Delicious
The best part about making crock pot freezer meals is that when you cook them, they taste fresh! No freezer burner, no bad after taste, or sogginess. This cilantro lime chicken is full of flavor and easy to prep for later. With only 242 calories per serving, I might have to add this freezer meal to my diet!
10. Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls from Tasteful Venture
What do you take in your lunch for work? If you’re tired of eating sandwiches everyday, try your hand at prepping this slow cooker chicken burrito bowl recipe. All of the ingredients can go into an airtight freezer bag and freeze until you want to cook it.
11. Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup from Evolving Table
I’m a huge fan of gluten free recipes, and this is one that I will have to add to my meal plan. This low carb tortilla soup is quick and easy to prep, and your family will love it. Garnish this soup with tortilla chips to make it even more delicious.
12. Slow Cooker Jamaican Jerk Chicken from Fit Slow Cooker Queen
Immerse yourself in this Caribbean inspired dish that’s loaded with every flavor imaginable. Jerk chicken is a popular Caribbean dish, and now you can cook it in your crock pot. Quickly prep this meal by combining the chicken breasts, corn, bell peppers, and beans into a freezer bag.
13. Easy Crock Pot Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken from Brendid
I’m a big fan of meal prepping just as much as I love to create freezer dump meals. This sweet chili pineapple chicken is a simple twist on sweet and sour chicken, and it’s really easy meal to meal prep. Prep the meal, freeze it, take it out of the freezer and let it thaw. Dump it into the crockpot and let the chicken simmer before dividing it into equal portions in meal prep containers.
14. Slow Cooker Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili from If You Give A Blonde A Kitchen
Go meatless! Enjoy this sweet potato chili on a meatless Monday or any day during the week. Loaded with sweet potatoes, corn, black beans, and peppers, you won’t even realize that this hearty soup doesn’t have meat.
15. Crock Pot Bourbon Chicken from Recipes That Crock
In the mood for something savory? This bourbon chicken will take you on a trip to the south. Prep the chicken and sauce and freeze it for later. Serve it with a side of white rice to complete the meal.
The entire point of creating freezer meals is to cut back on the amount of time that you spend preparing meals throughout the week. Believe me, the few minutes that you save are going to have a positive impact on your daily life.