Lately, freezer meals have been my savior. This freezer to crock pot jambalaya is great because 10 minutes of prep is all it takes to have a freezer meal prepped and ready to go in the freezer.
What’s great is that there are different kinds of freezer meals. Freezer meals that you cook and then put in the freezer (like this freezer meal chicken enchilada casserole) or freezer meals where you prep ingredients and put them in the freezer to be cooked later. This recipe for freezer to crock pot jambalaya is the kind of meal where you prep the ingredients, put them in a bag and then when you’re ready to cook the meal you just put the contents of the bag from the freezer into a crock pot/slow cooker and set it and forget it. Hours later, with no real hands on cooking, you have a delicious jambalaya!
Last year we got snowed in with guests over in April! I’m not kidding, it was the beginning of April and there we were, not able to leave the house because the roads weren’t plowed, and our guests lived up north where the weather was even worse.
I opened the freezer and saw I had this freezer to crock pot jambalaya and some sweet potato cornbread muffins, and after a few hours, we all had a super delicious meal.
This is a fantastic dish for meal prepping too. In the above photo you can see it prepped (I prepped it along with the easy healthy lunch recipe – pepperoni pasta salad in a jar, no bake oatmeal cookie energy bites, and a bag of healthy crockpot tumeric chicken and potatoes.)
This jambalaya is such an easy freezer to crock pot meal to prep. All you do is chop up some veggies and sausage and add it along with a bag of Spanish rice and some diced tomatoes to a gallon freezer bag. If you don’t have a Spanish rice on hand, I’ve included instructions for making your own.
To cook this jambalaya I’ve literally taken the bag out of the freezer, carefully removed the bag containing the jambalaya (you’ll have a separate bag of shrimp you’ll store with it which will stay in the freezer) and put the frozen contents into the slow cooker. Literally, the frozen block from the bag went into the slow cooker, that’s it! Then after 8 hours of low and slow cooking, the result is a delicious smelling house and even better tasting meal!
Prep this freezer to crock pot jambalaya today to have on hand anytime you’re needing a great freezer meal! It’s a super hearty soup/meal everyone will love. I’d love to hear from you in the comments – have you ever made a freezer – to – crock pot meal?
Serving Size: 1 bowl (2-3 big ladle fulls)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 316 Total Fat: 9g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 167mg Sodium: 1334mg Carbohydrates: 19g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Protein: 38g