5 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals in 30 Minutes

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I absolutely love Spring! Sometimes Spring can get busy with ball games, recitals, Graduations, and everything else going on! If you have 30 minutes, you could easily whip up these freezer meals and have almost a weeks worth of food! Or if you know you are going to have a crazy day, just throw one in the crock pot and you are set for dinner!

If you have never tried to make freezer meals, I highly recommend giving it a shot! It really makes dinner so easy!

I've made it easier by making these recipes print friendly and also included a printable shopping list. Be sure to check the links below!

Ham sand 1
Slow Cooker Ham and Pineapple Sandwiches

Ingredients:

2 lbs ham, fully cooked and cut into small cubes
1 (20 oz) can crushed pineapple
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup onions, minced
1/4 cup Dijon mustard
Hamburger Buns

Directions:

Place all ingredients into a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Mix together in bag and zip closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and place in a non stick sprayed slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 4 hours or LOW for 5 to 6 hours.
Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite cheese. I love Swiss and ham together.
Serve with chips and your favorite side salad. (I love the Dole Salad Kits so I can make a delicious salad very fast!)
Makes 6 servings


Sticky Chicken 1
Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken


Ingredients:
4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (mine were frozen)
1 cup barbecue sauce
1 cup apricot jam or preserves
1 (1 oz) packet dry onion soup mix
2 tablespoons water

Directions:

Place chicken in resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Pour the BBQ sauce, jam, soup mix and water on top of the chicken.  Mix together in bag and zip closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.
You can serve this over rice or just on your plate.
Serve with frozen corn and your favorite fruit

Makes 4 to 5 servings

mandarin orange 1

Slow Cooker Mandarin Chicken

Ingredients:
4 – 5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1/2 of an 18 oz. jar of  Smucker's Pineapple Preserves (if you can't find plain pineapple, you can use pineapple apricot)
1/2 of a 20.5 oz. bottle of Panda Express Mandarin Sauce

Directions:
Place chicken in resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Pour the other ingredients in and  mix together in the bag and zip closed.

When ready to eat, it is best to remove it from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. But you can cook from frozen straight to the slow cooker. Cook on High 3 to 4 hours.
This is best served over rice.
Serve with steamed vegetables (they have the ready to steam ones at your local store)

Makes 4 to 5 servings
orange chicken 1

Crock Pot Orange Chicken

Ingredients:
4 or 5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 cup Orange Marmalade
1 cup of BBQ Sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
3 Tablespoons of Soy Sauce

Directions:

Place chicken in resealable gallon-sized freezer bag. Pour the other ingredients in and  mix together in the bag and zip closed.

When ready to eat, it is best to remove it from freezer and thaw in fridge for 24 hours. But you can cook from frozen straight to the slow cooker. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours. Shred the chicken when it is done and serve over rice.  (I added some red pepper flakes the on the adult plates for a little kick)
Makes 4 to 5 servingsServe with steamed vegetables and garlic bread

citrus onion 1

3 Ingredient Citrus Onion Pulled Pork Chicken Marinade

Ingredients:

2 lb Pork Roast
1 bottle of Stubb's Citrus and Onion Marinade
12 Rolls

Directions:

 

Place your pork roast into a resealable gallon-sized freezer bag and pour your marinade on top.  Zip your bag closed.
When ready to eat, remove from freezer and place in a non stick sprayed slow cooker. Cook on HIGH for 5 to 6  hours or LOW for 8 hours.  Shred when it is done.
Serve on hamburger buns or rolls with Mozzarella cheese on top.
Serve with chips and your favorite side salad.
Makes 6 servings

Tips and other suggestions:
-Don't forget to add Ziploc gallon-sized freezer bags to your shopping list!
-All of these recipes can lay pretty flat, making them easy to stack in your freezer
-They seem to work best in the slow cooker if you can let them thaw in the fridge for about 24 hours before serving them. If you are not able to thaw them beforehand, plan on them cooking for a lot longer in the slow cooker.
-Each of my recipes feeds my family of four (2 adults and 2 kids) for dinner and then we usually have two leftover lunches for the next day. If you are only making food for 2, you could easily split these meals in half.
-These Slow Cooker Liners will make clean up a breeze!

Print off all the recipes HERE
And to make your life easier, I made a shopping list!
Print off the shopping list HERE

Looking for other Slow Cooker Freezer Meals? Check out these posts!
8 Freezer Meals in 1 Hours
10 Slow Cooker Meals in Less Than 90 Minutes

 

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  1. Stephanie Allen says:

    Your fix and freeze recipes are great. Thanks for helping busy families find ways to gather around the table for a nutritious, home cooked meal!

  2. Robbin says:

    Hi! For the Sticky Chicken, could you place the mixture straight from your freezer into the crock pot without thawing first? Thanks!

    • Cyd says:

      You could let it thaw in the fridge for 24 hours and then put it in the crock pot. We have always thawed it first.

  3. Amy says:

    I made these meals last week. Super easy! And just had the ham and pineapple sandwiches for dinner. Delicious! But do you happen to have the calorie count for these meals?

    • Cyd says:

      If you go to our sister site MyRecipeMagic.com and type in the recipe title in the search bar. Then click on NUTRITION it will give you all nutritional info and calories on each recipe. Even weight watcher points!

  4. Linda says:

    This is my first experience with this website. I see that there is a shopping list somewhere for the five meals a build the Tenmile but cannot seem to find it orale to it. Could someone please help! Thank you so very much!

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