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10 Crockpot Freezer Meals under 10 Ingredients Each

Updated on February 1, 2016

With Free Printable Recipe Cheat Sheet!

Crockpot Freezer Cooking is a new method of meal planning that is becoming quite a hit. Not only does it save time and money, but it takes very little planning and ensures quality home cooked meals every night.

While there are many recipes floating around, I decided to take some of my favorites and simplify them in order to save more time and money. Also, my easy-to-use printable recipe sheet cuts out the extra work of writing steps on freezer bags and keeps all the information in one convenient location!

So toss out your bulky cookbook stash, forget all your hectic meal planning schedules and check out these 10 recipes with under 10 ingredients each. Home cooking has never been simpler!

Divine Chicken

- 2 chicken breasts

- 2 carrots

- 2 c. broccoli

- 1 onion

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Add 1 cup cream of chicken soup and 1/2 cup milk. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve with rice if desired.

Teryaki Sauce
Teryaki Sauce

Sweet Teryaki Chicken

- 2 c. chopped chicken

- 1 carrot

- 1 onion

- 2 c. chopped pineapple or 1 can pineapple (20 oz, drained)

- 2 cloves garlic

- 1/2 c. Teryaki sauce

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into a crockpot (plus additional 1/4 c. Teryaki sauce) and cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over brown rice if desired.

Savory Chicken

- 2 chicken breasts

- 2 lg. tomatoes or 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1/2 c. chicken broth

- 2 cloves garlic

- 2 c. broccoli

To freeze: Add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve with rice or potatoes if desired.

Pizza Pinto Beans

- 1/2 lb pintos, soaked

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz each, drained)

- 1/2 onion

- 1/2 clove garlic

- 1/4 tsp. rosemary

- 1/2 green pepper

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over bread or English muffins and top with mozzarella cheese if desired.

Beef Stroganoff

- 1/2 lb hamburger

- 1-1/2 c. sour cream

- 4 Tbsp. flour

- 1 can mushrooms (4 oz, drained)

- 1 clove garlic

- 1 c. beef broth

- 2 Tbsp. tomato paste

To freeze: Brown hamburger. Mix together sour cream and flour then add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over egg noodles.

Spanish Rice

- 1 lb hamburger

- 1 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 1 Tbsp. chili powder

- 2 tsp. Season salt

- 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire

- 2 c. rice, uncooked

To freeze: Brown hamburger on the stove top first and drain excess fat. Chop vegetables then add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour all contents into crockpot plus 2 cups of water or broth. Cook low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Eat alone or on tortillas with sour cream if desired.

Sloppy Lentils

- 1 c. lentils, dry

- 1 onion

- 1 can tomatoes (14.5 oz, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 1 clove garlic

- 1/2 c. ketchup

- 1 tsp. mustard

- 1 Tbsp. chili powder

- 3 Tbsp. molasses/honey

- 1 Tbsp. vinegar

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot plus 2 cups water or broth.

To serve: Serve on buns or bread.

Lentil Goulash

- 1 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 1 zucchini

- 2 carrots

- 2 cloves garlic

- 1/4 lb. lentils

- 2 cans tomato paste (6 oz each)

- 1 Tbsp. paprika

- 1/2 tsp. black pepper

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to the freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot along with 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water or broth. Cook low heat for 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over macaroni topped with sour cream if desired.

Chili Powder
Chili Powder

Red Bean Chili

- 4 c. red beans, soaked

- 2 can tomatoes (14.5 oz each, drained)

- 1 can tomato paste (6 oz)

- 2 onion

- 1 green pepper

- 2 clove garlic

- 2 Tbsp. chili powder

To freeze: Chop vegetables and add all ingredients to freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook on low 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Serve over noodles or rice and top with cheddar cheese if desired.

Cilantro Lime Black Beans

- 2 c. black beans, soaked

- 1-1/2 tsp. olive oil

- 1 lime

- 1/2 c. cilantro

- 1/2 bag corn

- 2 clove garlic

- 1 tsp. cumin

- 1/2 onion

To freeze: Chop lime and vegetables and put in freezer bag.

To cook: Thaw bag and pour contents into crockpot. Cook low heat 6 to 8 hours.

To serve: Remove cilantro and serve over brown rice, if desired.

Crockpot Recipe Printable
Crockpot Recipe Printable

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    Jennifer Soldner 2 years ago

    Correct. :-)

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    Stephanie 2 years ago

    You do not cook chicken before putting it in the freezer bag, correct?

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    Jennifer Soldner 3 years ago

    @kathy-j-owens-7: I am not sure what the issue may be. I have not heard from any one else who has had this problem. I encourage you to wait and try again later. If it still will not work, you can always attempt to print screen and see if that will allow you to print it clearly.

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    kathy-j-owens-7 3 years ago

    This particular excerpt I wanted to print ( 10 crockpot freezer meals under 10 imgredients each...printed nothing but garbled garbage! What happened?

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    Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

    Oh, I'm Pinning this to my Favorite Recipes lens for future use and putting it on my Tastylicious Recipes tree on Pearltrees. I need some quick go-to recipes like this as a full-time working single who doesn't want to prepare multi-course meals for myself.

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    joanzueway 3 years ago

    Thank you for this wonderful lens

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    sha-ron 3 years ago

    Great recipes, although have to admit I love my pressure cooker as much quicker to prepare meals.

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    thatelfguy 3 years ago

    Your Cilantro Black Beans recipe is the one I'll try first =-) thanks for all the work you put into this!! =-)

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    Jennifer Soldner 3 years ago

    @QueenGallifreya: Uh-oh! I will work on adding an alternative method for printing the recipe sheet for you in hopes that might work better. Thanks!

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    Jennifer Soldner 3 years ago

    @abenis: Oops! Add about 1 to 1-1/2 cups of water or broth (vegetable or chicken) when putting it in the crock pot. Thank you very much for pointing that out! I will update the recipe.

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    candi-powell-9 3 years ago

    How many do these meals serve?

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    QueenGallifreya 3 years ago

    Ahh .. Not able to access the printable i'm afraid.. Quite gutted at that tbh .. Tried over a few days but keep getting "problem loading server" error :(

    Will keep checking back incase the issue rectifies itself .. I hope so !!

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    abenis 3 years ago

    I'm curious about your lentil goulash recipe. There is no liquid, are you using canned lentls or dry?

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    Nico1 3 years ago

    really good lens. hope you do more of them.

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    Jennifer Soldner 3 years ago

    @SamuraiMarine: Thank you for clarifying! I'm glad you were still able to get a copy of it for your wife. I will look into alternatives for free printing. Thank you!

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    Samuel Wright 3 years ago from Bakersfield, Ca.

    If you are talking about the printable, it did ask me to set up a membership to download it. I printed it to a PDF file and then saved it and we are all good now. Gave it to my wife. Being a Stay at Home mom, she looks for simple recipes like this.

    Thanks!

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    Jennifer Soldner 3 years ago

    @amy42101: I'm not sure what may have happened, but I double checked and it is free. Several others have downloaded it without needing to pay. Perhaps try again? You may have to sign up for Scribd, but that is free as well. Let me know if you continue to have any problems.

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    amy42101 3 years ago

    So sad the download is not actually free...

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    LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

    I love my crock pot- Thank you for pointing the way to these great resources and especially thank you for your great menu. Sweet Teriyaki Chicken is my favorite!

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    Tricia Meyer 3 years ago from Indianapolis

    I am going to make the Beef Stroganoff for sure!!

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @TravelsWithAunt: Yup, it's that simple! Just toss all the ingredients in at once and then turn it on, unless otherwise specified in the recipe. Thanks for reading!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I wish I had looked at this better before right now. I chose to make the spanish rice for a recipe exchange. Do you brown the meat ahead? I am thinking you need to so you can drain the fat but then would it be over cooked later after 6 hours in the crock pot? Need to know ASAP if possible. I am making this recipe times 10!

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    TravelsWithAunt 4 years ago

    Thanks for the recipes and the printable sheet.

    I imagine, not using my slow cooker that much - I need to use it more especially now it is nearly autumn, do we just chuck everything into together and turn it on?

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Yes, the texture is certainly much different than when cooked on the stove top. My family doesn't mind the texture change so it is worth the convenience for us, but if you're not a fan, then I would recommend skipping that recipe. Thanks for commenting!

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @anonymous: I've never tried it, but I'm sure it would be safe to consume as long as its cooked through. But expect it to be greasy. The main point of cooking the burger separately is to drain the excess grease. I would give it a shot anyway. Let us know what happens!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    On the Spanish Rice recipe, have you noticed that the rice gets really gummy? I always have issues with rice or pasta dishes that are cooked in the crockpot.

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    I forgot to brown the ground beef in the Stroganoff recipe before freezing :( Can I still defrost & use this in crockpot?

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    alwaysapril 4 years ago

    I love the convenience of my crock pot!!! Love it!

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @anonymous: The serving sizes of each are around 6. Sometimes my family of 2 adults and 3 children under age 5 can stretch a meal for two nights by adding more grains (rice, side bread, pasta, etc.), but overall each lasts us one meal. Hope this helps! Thanks for checking out the article!

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Great question! I'll update the article accordingly but for now:

    Pineapple = 20 oz, drained

    Tomatoes = 14.5 oz, drained

    Tomato paste = 6 oz

    Mushrooms = 4 oz, drained

    Thanks for commenting!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    What is the serving size of these meals?

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    wondering about size of cans. also are they drained?

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @anonymous: Yup, they are dried beans that are soaked per package instructions, but not yet cooked. You can also use canned beans to make it even more convenient. Thanks for the comment!

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    Jennifer Soldner 4 years ago

    @ChefAirick: Thanks for checking them out! Hope you enjoy them!

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    anonymous 4 years ago

    These sound fantastic! With the beans, when it says 'soaked' does this mean they were dry beans that have been soaked but not cooked, or something else? I'm going to guess uncooked. I'm going to try some out this week!

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    ChefAirick 4 years ago

    Wow thanks! My girlfriend just got me a slow cooker...now I have a bunch of recipes. Thank you again.