Crockpot Broccoli Cheese Soup Recipe

I’ve always enjoyed the thought of making Broccoli Cheese Soup, but I have never taken the time to make it.  Perhaps it’s because I thought that it was harder than it was?  Well, let me tell you, when you prep it for the slow cooker, it’s super easy!  As long as you like broccoli, it’s really yummy, too!

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup - Yum!

Crock Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Serves 8

Ingredients:

42 oz frozen chopped broccoli florets (I bought 3 14 oz size bags)
3 10.75 oz cans of cheddar cheese soup
3 cans evaporated milk 
1 teaspoon of Garlic Powder
1.5 teaspoons of black pepper
1.5 cups of Chopped Onions
Cheddar Cheese (to top with)

Directions:

Place all ingredients except cheddar cheese into slow cooker.  Cook on low 4-6 hours or high for 2-3 hours.  Top with cheddar cheese.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Directions

  1. Chop 1.5 cups of onion (about 2 medium)
  2. Place all ingredients except cheddar cheese and frozen broccoli into gallon size freezer safe bag.
  3. Get bag out of freezer the night before you plan to cook it.
  4. The next morning, add contents of bag and the frozen broccoli to the slow cooker.
  5. Stir.  Follow cooking directions above.

 

 

 

 

 


Smothered Steak – {Crockpot Freezer Meal}

I know I’ve said it before, but how in the world did I ever live my life without utilizing my crockpot on a regular basis?  I mean…. did we ever eat?  :)  This fall schedule has been kicking my tail.  Yesterday, I spent driving from here to there starting at 1:00 in the afternoon.  I finally got home and stayed there at 9:00 p.m.!  And guess what?  I forgot to get anything into the crockpot this morning so we ended up grabbing dinner out.  Not a cheap thing for a family of 8!

Every day that I utilize this freezer to slow cooker plan, I feel more at ease.  I feel better able to attend to the children’s needs and schedules.  I usually dread winter, but there’s one thing about winter to look forward to.  The slowing down!

Until then (and no, I’m not rushing it), here’s another slow cooker recipe to keep you going!

Crockpot Freezer Meal

Smothered Steaks

Serving Size:  6

Ingredients:

2-3 lbs cubed steak (or enough pieces for your family)
2 cans cream of chicken or mushroom soup
2 6 oz cans of tomato paste
2 15 oz cans of tomato sauce
salt & pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
3/4 cup water

Directions:

Place all ingredients together in slow cooker.  Cook on low for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours.

(You can serve this over rice or pasta or all by itself.  We chose to do it all by itself, so because we’ve been eating lots of pasta this week)

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions

Place all ingredients into freezer safe gallon size bag.  Squish around so that the ingredients are distributed evenly.  Lay flat.  Label.  Freeze.


Hearty Western Casserole – Crockpot Freezer Meal

This meal is pretty simple.  My husband was out of town when we had this one, but my children all had different takes on it.  I was planning to eat mine plain.  One daughter thought that it tasted like a Tex-Mex sloppy joe, so she ate it on a hamburger bun.  Another daughter thought it tasted more like the fillings of a burrito and ate it inside of a tortilla.  LOL.  So….eat it however you want but the pictures you’ll see will be of my plate, where I ate it plain, with a side of green beans.  I thought it was good just how it was.  :)  Of course, a little extra cheese never hurts anything!

Crockpot Freezer Meal

Hearty Western Casserole

Serving Size: 5 (we needed to double it, but didn’t)

Ingredients:

1.5 lbs ground beef, browned
16 oz can of corn, drained
16 oz can kidney beans, drained
10.75 oz can tomato soup
1 cup Cheese (your choice)
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon minced dry onion flakes
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients.  Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 1-2 hours.

Freezer to Slow Cooker Instructions:

Combine all ingredients in a gallon size freezer safe bag.  Label & Freeze flat.