1 hour, 10 Meals: You’ll Love Digging Into These Freezer-To-Slow Cooker Recipes


Here at Slow Cooker Kitchen, we love spending finding ways to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family and friends – without sacrificing a homemade dinner. That’s why we can’t get enough of the freezer bag trend. Perfectly designed for the busy household, these meals take minimal prep and deliver maximum flavor. If you don’t know what it is yet, you’re in for a treat.

Prep and put all ingredients into a gallon-sized freezer bag. Label the bag with a date and cooking instructions, then put them in the freezer for up to 3 months. Then when you are ready to use them, thaw it in the refrigerator and simply pour the contents of the bag into the slow cooker, set it and get on with the rest of your day. It couldn’t get easier.

The following 10 recipes have been chosen for their simplicity; a great way to get started on freezer ahead meal planning.

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • Freeze in a bag:
  • 3-lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 4 carrots, sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

Chicken Noodle Soup

  • 2 tsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • You will also need:
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked egg noodles (about 4 oz)

Pour in chicken broth and 6 cups of water. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 8 hours. Shred chicken and add noodles. Continue to cook just long enough for the noodles to get soft (15-30 minutes depending on the setting).

Beef Brisket

  • Freeze in a bag:
  • 3-lbs beef brisket
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed

Beef Brisket

  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup of your favorite BBQ sauce
  • *rub dry spices onto brisket before placing in the freezer bag.

Cook on low 8 hours. Cut across grain and drizzle with cooked sauce before serving.

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