Freezer Dump Meals

These Freezer Dump Meals are easy to prep, cost just $5 per meal and can be the perfect solution to all those busy Work or Mom days.

freezer dump meals

You guys, one of the greatest things I have ever done is prepping crockpot dump meals and having them on hand in the freezer for those busy days. I went through a whole bunch of them with our recent meals, and now that we are into baseball season I need to restock a bunch more. We have been at practice during dinner prep time, and I hate that my default solution has been fast food drive through. So after getting a bunch more prepped, I will be good for 18 more “busy” days where I don’t have time to prep dinner. 

With these freezer dump meals, all I have to do is put them in the crockpot 4-6ish hours before dinner and nothing more! I love knowing that my family can eat a home cooked meal which is absolutely healthier but also SO much cheaper. I double my purchases so that I can make 2 of each of the 9 meal, giving myself 18 dump meals total.

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I’ve also created a shopping list for you. I bought all of this, times 2 for just $90 at my local Winco, so just FIVE DOLLARS per meal! I definitely can’t take my whole family out to eat for that price…heck, I can’t even take myself out to eat for that price!

Plus, if you want all the recipes and shopping list printed, you can download it all here.

Shopping List for 9 freezer crockpot dump meals

  • Onion – 2
  • Ketchup – 3/4 cup
  • peach jam – 1 cup
  • red pepper – 2
  • cream cheese – 8 oz
  • salsa verde -16 oz jar
  • corn -1 can
  • black beans – 1 can
  • lime – 2
  • cumin – 1 1/5 t
  • soy sauce – 3/4 cup 3 T
  • cranberry sauce – 1
  • dijon – 2 T
  • pineapple chunks – 20 oz can
  • Honey – 3/4 cup 2 T
  • oil – 4 T 1/4 cup
  • minced garlic  -11 T 
  • crushed red pepper flakes – 1 3/4 t
  • Peanut Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Chicken Broth – 1/2 cup
  • Balsamic Vinegar – 2 T
  • Worcestershire Sauce – 2 T
  • Brown Sugar – 4 T
  • Chili Powder – 1T
  • Curry Powder – 1 1/2 t
  • Ground Thyme – 1/2 t
  • 1 lb boneless pork chops
  • 2 lbs skinless chicken thighs
  • 10 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

Each recipe serves 4 unless stated otherwise.

crockpot cooked freezer dump meals

Honey Sesame Chicken 

Serves 6

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs 
  • Salt & Pepper to taste 

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Slow Cooker Peach Chicken 

  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 cup peach jam
  • 1 lb poneless, skinless chicken breasts

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low for 4 hours. Shred chicken and return to slow cooker to mix with juice.

Crockpot Red Pepper Chicken Recipe 

  • 1/2 onion minced
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper – diced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Salsa Verde Crockpot Chicken Recipe 

Serves 6

  • 1 can black beans – drained
  • 1 can corn – drained
  • 16 oz jar salsa verde
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz cream cheese – **not needed til the day of cooking

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours. 1/2 hour before the finish of cooking, add the cream cheese and let it heat for the remaining 1/2 hour.

Crockpot Thai Peanut Chicken

  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Crockpot Cranberry Chicken 

Serves 6

  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • salt & pepper to taste

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Chicken 

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Honey Dijon Chicken 

Serves 6

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the chicken. Put the chicken into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops 

  • 20 oz can pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lb boneless pork chops

Dump all the ingredients into the bag except the pork. Put the pork into the freezer bag LAST so that it’s the first thing that goes into the crockpot for cooking.

To cook, dump the contents of the bag into the crockpot and cook on low 6-8 hours or high for 4-6 hours.

Meals that go from Freezer to Crockpot. They can cook in the crockpot on those busy days when you normally would go thru fast food and picking up something unhealthy & expensive for the family. They are just $5 per meal!!!

 

26 thoughts on “Freezer Dump Meals

  1. Thank you so much for sharing! I was able to watch some of your live video and really enjoyed it! I can’t wait for more. I am excited to give this a try as I am starting to be working later on some nights and although I don’t have kids…I have a hungry husband who hates to cook 😉 I think maybe there is an error on your recipe for peach chicken….is it supposed to be breasts or thighs? Your chicken shopping list doesn’t jive with the recipes so I wasn’t sure if maybe that was a mistake? Thanks again!!

  2. I have a couple questions for you, if you do not mind. I am new to baking and I just found your crockpot dump meals. When prepping my meals, do I need cook any of the meats? Can any of your dump meals recipes be altered by changing the meat (ie beef instead of pork)? These 18 dump meals, are these the only recipes you have? I am already addicted to cooking from scratch, so excited to learn more. Thanks, can’t wait never .org what you come up with next 😀

  3. Hi, I’m new to cooking with crockpots but I’m enjoying the couple of recipes that I’ve tried. I know you said your meals feed a family of four and go two days but do your meals allow seconds for each person? Also, what size of crockpot do you use?

  4. I wouldn’t recommend cooking the pork chops for more than a few hours. I did mine for six on low heat and they were totally dry and overdone. Either that or my crockpot has super powers of incineration. But I’d recommend either adding a half of a can of Coke with the rest of the ingredients to keep the meat moist and tender or cooking it on low for way less time. My experience was not good.

      1. I didn’t drain the pineapple. The coke is for tenderization. It adds liquid, yes, but it tenderizes with the CO2 that is present in the Coke. This also works very well with roasts, loins, ribs and pretty much any meat you can name. It boils down to a matter of taste. I like my pork extremely tender and juicy. To each his own.

    1. We do all sorts of sides. One of my family’s favorite is white/brown rice. But we will also sometimes do a potato or macaroni salad, steamed veggies, baked potato, or a fruit salad.

  5. I just prepped this list! Fantastic job!
    One question though.
    The list calls for 2lbs pork chops but the recipe lists 1lb. Was the shopping list an error or the recipe?

  6. New idea for me – I buy Crock Pot Liners, put them in my CrockPot, fill the bags (meat first), pour additional ingredients on Top. Then smoosh the air out, use a twist tie to hold it all together, then put it into a labeled Gallon ZipLock bag. Now, they only need to pull out the CrockPot liner of food, put it in their CrockPot, and cook it!!
    Just one step to make life easier for those we are are gifting with these wonderful freezer meals. (I just saw the drain the pineapple comment, oh well, they will have a LOT OF JUICE!!!)
    Thank you for sharing these recipes!! My husband and I make a lot of Freezer meals when our kids have babies!!!

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