3 Freezer Cooking Recipes for your Crock Pot

Mommy’s Kitchen posted this blog post on freezer cooking for your slow cooker on her Facebook page a while back and I thought brilliant!

I don’t use my crock pot very often during the week because I am usually in a hurry to get out the door in the morning for work. I would rather get an extra 30 minutes of sleep than chop veggies in the morning!

Lucky for me my local grocery store was having a sale on meat so I stocked up for my freezer cooking for my crock pot cooking day!

After I saw this post I did what any Pinterest loving gal (yes I love it!! It took me a while to get on the bandwagon but consider this post my Pinterest flag waving debut!!) would do and created a board where I could pin recipes for my crock pot freezer cooking day!!  
Here are three of the recipes!! 
They all have one common ingredient!! Onion soup mix!! I just love these little packets of goodness!! They make like so much easier!! 
This recipe is so easy and I had all the ingredients already in my kitchen! 
4-6 chicken breasts
1 cup apricot jam
1 package dry onion soup mix
1 cup Catalina or French Salad Dressing
Mix ingredients together and pour over chicken in a freezer bag. Remove from freezer, place in slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve with your favorite sides!

Mix up all the ingredients 

and pour of chicken in a freezer bag.

I love to use my measuring cup, one less dish to wash and the handle neatly rests on the bowl so you don’t have dirty handles!!

1 bag frozen, shredded has brown potatoes
8 ounces sour cream
1 can of cream of chicken soup
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/2 of a small onion, chopped
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese (or a bit more if you like) (I added 2 cups)
1 ham steak
*Note – I doubled most of these recipes, one less time I have to wash dishes!! I also portioned them according to how much I thought we would eat. With only 2 of us sometimes recipes make too much and we we aren’t the best leftover eaters!! 
Mix all ingredients and place in a freezer bag. Place ham in its own freezer bag. Pull both bags out of the freezer and make a foil tent for the ham and place it on top of the hash browns in the crock pot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or until done.   

Mix up all your ingredients except the ham.

Place in a freezer cooking bag. 

 Place ham in a separate freezer bag.

When you are ready to cook pull out of the freezer and place the hash browns in the crock pot. Make a foil tent for the ham and place on top of the hash browns. 

Recipe # 3 My Beef Burgundy originally guest posted on Beyer Beware

3 lbs of beef stew meat
2 cans cream of mushroom soup
1 cup milk
6 oz. mushrooms
3/4 cup burgundy or red wine
1 pkg onion soup mix

Combine all ingredients and cook on low 8 hours in the crock pot. Serve over rice or noodles.

Mix all ingredients.

Pour in freezer bag.

 All my meals in the freezer!!

Linked to:
Beyer Beware Hunk of Meat Monday


About Liz

I’m a dairy cattle showing, wine loving, cake baking, wife and mommy navigating the world of friend’s bridal and baby showers while living & loving life on the farm.


  1. Look at you go girl! I need to get through two birthdays and a turkey day or two, then I am going to revisit my Pinterest boards! YUM!

  2. Don’t ya just LOVE that freezer cooking?!? And to combine that with the love of crock potting? Going to have to bookmark these or pin rather 😉

  3. Great ideas and I am loving Pinterest. I am already a fan of the apricot chicken.

  4. Thanks so much for featuring my apricot chicken. And what a great idea to make it ahead and freeze it for later!!!

  5. You should add these three to your collect at Pinterest. Then visit me too. I just got a crock pot. Who knows what we can find. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving week. ~ Dona http://mamaandbabylove.blogspot.com/2011/04/freezer-cooking-with-slow-cooker.html

  6. Could you sub. a different kind of jelly for the apricot? I was thinking raspberry or strawberry. Anyone have any input or concern or tried something different?

  7. I have a question about freezing this, did you make everything and then freeze or did you just mix uncooked meat with all ingredients and then freeze?

  8. Anonymous says:

    Do you ever have trouble with freezer burn? It seems like I always do.

  9. Do you thaw the bags out the night before, or to you just dump the frozen contents into the crockpot in the morning?

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