20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs For $150

Have you ever wished you could make enough crockpot dinners to last for weeks, so you can just let it cook, while you enjoy your time with your family each night? Each Meal Feeds 4 People And Costs Less Than One Family Member’s Meal Out!

Let me introduce you to the…

20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs for $150 Meal Plan #4 from 5DollarDinners.com

What better way to help you survive and thrive the busyness of life than with a 20 Meals for $150 plan that is made up of all “Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Packs” where you can assemble EVERYTHING in less than 2 hours!!! I actually videoed the entire assembly process for you…

  • To prove that it takes less than 2 hours to prepare 20 meals. The videos are 1 hour and 50 minutes long…and there is several minutes of me mumbling. And maybe doing a happy dance at the end :)
  • So that you can follow along as you assemble your bags! I didn’t want you to feel alone in your slow cooker freezer pack assembly efforts…I’ll be right there with you in the kitchen!
  • Exclusive access to the assembly video instructions is available in the complete package, details below.

As Seen on NBC’s Today Show

Bringing $5 Dinners to the world has been so much fun and one of the highlights was being on the Today Show last year. The best part has been the reaction from people who have told me how much time and money I helped save them. It’s why I continue to work hard to bring you great recipes and fantastci meal plans!


I’m often asked about my slow cooker…I use the 6-quart E-lume from Crockpot!

OH…and BTW…this plan is also GLUTEN FREE! :)

Let’s get to it, shall we?!?

Slow Cooker Freezer Pack 1st Edition

Costco Ingredients & Price List


1 6 pack boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 6 lbs. (12 total breasts) – $20.99
1 6 pack boneless, skinless chicken thighs, about 6 lbs. – $21.31
1 15 ct chicken apple sausage – $13.99
1 package stew beef, about 4 lbs. – $15.04
1 package pork chops, 8 count – $15.44


1 8 lb. bag white onions – $6.59
1 6 pack peppers, multi color – $6.49
1 5 lb. bag baby carrots – $5.49
1 8 lb. bags sweet potatoes – $5.99
1 15 lb. bag gold potatoes $7.99
1 5.5 lb. tray of apples – $7.59
1 24 oz. box of sliced mushrooms (optional) – $3.69

Freezer/Pantry Staples

1 5 lb. bag frozen corn – $5.99
1 12 pack of chicken broth, 16 oz. each – $9.99
8 pack diced tomatoes, 15 oz cans – $6.29
8 pack black beans, 15 oz cans – $6.79
2 pack BBQ sauce – $5.99

Total – $161.96


BBQ sauce, 1 + ½ bottle – $4 worth
4 cans black beans – $3.39 worth
Frozen corn – $3 worth
6 boxes of broth – $5 worth
about 4-5 lbs. potatoes – $2.67 worth
2 onions – $1.50 worth
= $19.56

Estimated Cost After Leftovers $142.40

(with a few dollars left to get the coconut milk & rosemary from the grocery store!) You will also need 20 Gallon Size Freezer baggies, or other plastic containers or baggies.

Meals that slow down your busy life

Recipe List

Each pack in this plan is DOUBLED. So these 10 meals make 20 packs total! Each pack serves a family of 4. Larger families or families with bottomless pits (also known as teenage boys!) can double or use 2 packs for 1 meal!

  • Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples & Rosemary
  • Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples & Sweet Potatoes
  • Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
  • Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
  • Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken & Potatoes
  • Slow Cooker Sausage, Peppers, Onions
  • Slow Cooker Italian Stew Roast
  • Slow Cooker Beef Stew
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
  • Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Stew
Basic $2.49
Printable Recipe List
Printable Grocery List

You can find all of the other Costco Meal Plans in the series, the Sam’s Club plans and my e-cookbooks in the $5 Dinners Store page. Once you’ve chosen all the plan you need, you can checkout! 

If you have issues with the download, PLEASE EMAIL ME! I’ll be able to help you out!

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Disclaimer: I have no formal relationship with Costco and am not paid by them to share these plans. I created these plans to help myself (and you!) spend less money at Costco, while using up all the bulk ingredients without them going to waste. Hope they help your family as much as they help our family!


  1. ali murphy says

    I see chicken broth on the shopping list, but it is not included as an ingredient on any recipe. This is very confusing. Why am I buying chicken broth?

    • roo says

      I looked a little closer just now after I made a similar comment (jumped the gun. whoops!) I found it in both the Beef Stew and the Sausage and Chicken Stew. But together, it’s only 5 cups. Seems like buying a 12 pack is a bit extreme, although she does list that half of the broth packets will be unused. I’ve never cooked with broth before, so I’m kind of nervous the leftovers will sit at my house, uneaten for a while!

  2. roo says

    I also am confused about the chicken broth. Which is it used for?

    And it is unclear how much BBQ sauce to purchase and to use in the recipe(s).

    • Jenn K says

      You’ll need broth for the Chicken Tortilla Soup, Sausage & Chicken Stew and the Beef Stew.

      I believe the BBQ sauce is in 32 oz bottles at Costco (I think). But with BBQ sauce, you can use as much as you’d like since it’s a sauce to coat the meat and not really a measurable ingredient like milk or flour.

  3. Mandi Rohrer says

    I ordered your Costco meal plan #4 for $5. But I didn’t realize the link expired. Can you guys send another one.

  4. Di says

    If you have any left over broth, you can freeze it. Some like to freeze in ice cube trays and then store the broth ice cubes to throw in other meals.

  5. brianna stuart says

    pretty disappointed in the instructions. for one thing, the onion prep list is completely wrong (or the recipes are wrong). the recipes include 2 quartered, 4 chopped, 2 diced, and 3 sliced, which is a far cry from the 1 sliced, 2 diced, and 2 chopped in the list. and one recipe just says “1/2 onion”. thank god for the video – but what a huge time suck to have to watch the video to get a simple answer that should have been included in the recipe (according to which i should have just tossed in half an onion). also, “diced” is not “chunks” – very different thing. the potato and sweet potato prep is all about how many pounds to use, but then the recipes are in numbers of potatoes or sweet potatoes. on the grocery list – the 5 pounds of frozen corn is just silly – that should be a grocery store item since you only need 4 cups and it’s way cheaper to buy that amount, and it doesn’t take up freezer space. (and my costco is, for some crazy reason, only stocking white corn now.)

    because of all the last minute extra onion cutting, and all the “what the heck does this MEAN?!?” moments, the assembly took me SIX HOURS. the food looks good, but… GEEEEZZZZ….. what a pain in the neck.

    • Eliza says

      I should’ve read your comment before trying to make these. I had the exact same problem and therefore the exact same comment. My husband (thankfully) did this with me and it took 3 hours and we both worked non-stop! So your 6 hours for one person is spot on. It was very frustrating. Especially the different terminology (chunks vs. diced) and the pounds for the sweet potatoes and then trying to figure out how much would’ve been 3 sweet potatoes to put in the bag. I sure hope they taste fantastic!

  6. Helen Shafron says

    I purchased the costco meal plan #4 (20 gluten free slow cooker meals) but I did not see the confirmation email and not sure how to get started. Thank you.


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