Freeze Ahead Slow Cooker Recipes

Freeze Ahead Slow Cooker Recipes

Serves 4 30 minute prep time

Life can get seriously busy and often dinner feels easier to just carry-out. Try prepping the below combinations for a hands off dinner that will be ready when you are. All you need to do is spend a few hours on Sunday prepping the ingredients and then store in a freezer-safe container or re-sealable bag. On the morning of a busy day, place contents of one of the packs in your slow cooker and set on low. Come back in 8 hours and boom, dinner is served!


  • Mexican Sweet Potato Chili:
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 Tbsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 (28oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 1 (15oz) can each of black beans and kidney beans
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
  • White Bean Spinach Stew:
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp each rosemary, thyme, oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 (15oz) cans white beans, rinsed
  • 1 (28oz) can diced tomatoes (with liquid)
  • 6 cups packed baby spinach, kale or any leafy green of your choice
  • Indian Spiced Coconut Curry:
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 medium yellow potatoes, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 Tbsp kosher salt
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 (28oz) can diced tomato (in liquid)
  • 1 (10oz) bag baby spinach
  • 1 medium cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (from can)


  • For all:

    1. Chop all ingredients below and place in freezer-safe container or re-sealable bag. Place in freezer and keep there for up to 6 months.
    2. To cook, empty freeze ahead packs into a slow cooker plus amount of liquid noted in the directions below.
    3. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 (or until food is cooked through).
    4. Enjoy!
  • Mexican Sweet Potato Chili

    1. To cook, place contents (frozen) in slow cooker with 1 cup water.
    2. Cook until potatoes are tender and chili is thickened.
    3. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve with fresh radish, scallions, tortilla chips and salsa.
  • White Bean Spinach Stew

    1. To cook, place contents (frozen) in slow cooker with 2 cups water. Cook until stew is thickened, adding more water when you get home if needed. To eat, serve with fresh crusty bread or rice.
  • Indian Spiced Coconut Curry

    1. To cook, place contents (frozen) in slow cooker with 2 tablespoons oil (such as coconut or olive) and 2 cups of vegetable broth. Serve with additional fresh baby spinach and over basmati rice or naan bread.