10 Slow Cooker Freezer Meals

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10 slow cooker freezer meals

Busy busy over here! Molly and Clara have their last day of kindergarten today before we head into two weeks of winter break. We had snow days on Monday and Tuesday, so we packed a whole week’s worth of work and life into the remaining three days. Life feels very full and very fun (and very peppered with giddy talk of all things Santa).

Ever since I buckled down and found some slow cooker meals that our family really loves, we’ve kept the freezer stocked and the slow cooker simmering a couple times a week.

Who doesn’t want to come home after a long, cold day to dinner totally ready and smelling delicious??

But I give the slow cooker meals bonus points if they’re freezer-friendly so I’ve always got something ready when we’re heading into a busy week.

Here’s a list of 10 great slow cooker meals to put in your freezer now and enjoy whenever you need them.

1. Three Bean Taco Soup {Vegetarian, Gluten-Free}

10 slow cooker freezer meals

If you have 10 minutes, you have enough time to prep this Slow Cooker Three Bean Taco Soup. Just combine everything in the slow cooker and let it do its thing. Serve with your favorite taco toppings like cheese, sour cream, tortilla strips, and green onions.

2. Slow Cooker Mississippi Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Mississippi Roast

Mississippi Roast is a slow cooker pot roast that found its way to Pinterest fame in recent years. This is a clean version of the classic recipe that uses no packets, no processed ingredients, no MSG. It takes just 20 minutes to assemble and then cooks all day for a savory, delicious meal that will quickly become a family favorite. (We like it over Instant Pot mashed potatoes!)

3. Slow Cooker Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers are filled with a mix of spices, rice, and beef. Make a complete meal out of this dish by serving the peppers with sour cream, guacamole, and tortilla chips for scooping.

4. Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Slow cooker beef and barley soup

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup is loaded with tender beef, vegetables, and barley in a fragrant broth. Just combine everything in the slow cooker, simmer it low all day, and come home to one of winter’s most comforting meals.

5. Slow Cooker Taco Meat

slow cooker taco meat

Want to know how to make the best taco meat you’ve ever had? Just combine lean ground beef and salsa in the slow cooker. It’s that easy. (Bonus that you can make a double batch and use the leftovers for Taco Casserole.)

6. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup {Vegan / Vegetarian, Gluten-Free}

slow cooker butternut squash soup in white bowls

Creamy and smooth, with no pre-cooking required, this Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup is a classic cool weather meal. Apples and a pinch of garam masala add an unexpected and totally comforting flavor.

7. Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits

slow cooker chicken and dumplings in a white bowl

The rich, creamy soup base for Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits is made without any heavy cream and gets great flavor from chicken and vegetables simmered low and slow. Top it with homemade (or store-bought) biscuits and it’s sure to become a family favorite.

8. Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup {Vegetarian, Gluten-Free}

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup in a bread bowl on a wooden plate

Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup has a small list of ingredients and can simmer all day. It is smooth and creamy (without the addition of any cream). Serve this light but satisfying soup in bread bowls and load it up with your favorite taco toppings.

9. Slow Cooker Sesame Beef and Broccoli {can be adapted to gluten-free}

beef and broccoli over rice on a white plate

I love an Asian stir-fry on a busy weeknight, but cooking this saucy take-out dish low and slow has its own advantages. Come home at dinnertime and finish the sweet and savory beef with steamed broccoli stirred right in. It’s a complete and super easy meal with all the heavy lifting done ahead of time.

10. Slow Cooker Shakshuka {Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, Low Carb}

slow cooker shakshuka in a black bowl

Slow Cooker Shakshuka is a flavorful, slow-cooked tomato sauce with poached eggs cooked right inside the sauce. Serve it with warm naan for a meal that’s packed with veggies and can simmer all day.

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About Jess Smith

Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at InquiringChef.com. She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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