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!


      • Ian says

        I agree with you, Mike, that GMO in no way harms health. People seem to think we are the DNA that we eat??? That makes no sense. That being said, the GTFO makes people ignore the intelligent part of your post.

        Bev, discussions on organic/non-organic, pesticide free, fair trade, GMO, etc. don’t really have a place in this forum. Tell people to consider making the meals with organic ingredients and leave it at that. People can decide on the own if organic and non-GMO are worth it and whether or not they are a benefit to their health. I am not attacking you and I am not against organic food. I buy organic myself sometimes.

      • Cindy says

        No offense Mike, but I have to agree with Bev. GMO ( genetically modified organisms) is NOT something that I want to eat. If you eat enough of GMO products, you will start to feel it. I’m not saying that it CAUSES health problems, but it definitely is not good for you. To me organic is the way to go.

    • Sherri says

      Proof? If you have faith in God, no scientific evidence has been offered, then what scientific proof would you need? We should be eating the food that he provides. The Real stories are the ones Monsanto and other companies say; one of them being feeding starving people. All I see is really fat people and starving people, so it’s not working. I don’t care if I am wrong and GMO and pesticides are fine for me; chancing my families health until it is proven to be bad is stupid. I already know that “organic”, which is just real food, is fine because we have a study of history to show us.

      • BG says

        Sherri, just because something is “organic” does not mean it does not have pesticides. It just means that the allowed pesticides are derived from plants, and in many cases are actually more toxic than synthetic pesticides. Just because something is “natural” or “organic” doesn’t necessarily follow that it’s good for you. Poison ivy, arsenic, rattlesnake venom and poison sumac are all organic, but I wouldn’t want them in my food.

      • Elena Varela says

        Keep your religious thoughts and values to yourself. We all have different values and religions. Hence what make us Americans. I guess an education is also missing in some

        • Zeri says

          You do realize the irony in telling someone to stop talking about their values/religions, don’t you? Just because it’s not a value you reflect means they’re any less entitled to it. I’ll gently suggest that when you encounter what you feel is ignorance, you offer to educate. Makes it better for everyone.

        • Patricia says

          How RUDE! You need to grow up and be kind. We are paying for services so comments are ALLOWED! This is a business and a product.
          Do you even see your own RUDENESS?
          That should be stopped.

      • Kal says

        You don’t eat non genetically modified food anyways. People have been selectively breeding crops for thousands of years, everything you buy in a grocery store, or seeds you buy for a home garden, has had its genetics manipulated by humans in some form. You’re going to have to go out into the wild and forage if you want to eat food the way your god created it.

  1. Michelle says

    I just downloaded Costco regular plan #2 thinking it was all the slow cooker receipes and shopping list….but it’s for other receipes (only 3 are slow cooker). Is there a link to the shopping list and all the slow cooker receipes? Thanks

  2. Tess says

    I completed this yesterday, ended up with 22 meals! It was my first time doing a large batch of freezer meals and I am so glad I chose this route. It would’ve taken me weeks to plan everything out. Instead, I signed up, printed the shopping list, and hit Costco all before noon. FYI, my costco doesn’t have bags of frozen corn so I chose the canned (which was about the same price). You could buy two cans of corn at a grocery and bring down the cost even more. Also, get your freezer bags at Costco!
    I will definitely be doing this again. Thank you!!!!

    • Gypsy Queen says

      You could easily replace the meat in the recipes with portobello mushrooms, tofu, beans or anything else that you’d normally sub for meat if you wanted to make them vegan/vegetarian friendly.

  3. Marci says

    These look delicious other than there being meat in them. I am a Vegan as well and I would love to have a Meal plan like this for my Vegan lifestyle :)

    • Gypsy Queen says

      You could easily replace the meat in the recipes with portobello mushrooms, tofu, beans or anything else that you’d normally sub for meat if you wanted to make them vegan/vegetarian friendly.

  4. Leesa in Oregon says

    These recipes sound great! But I was wondering if you would be creating a vegetarian version of the plans?? We don’t eat beef but do eat fish and chicken on occasion. Thank you!

    • alysha says

      if you people are vegan/vegetarian/organic than use a website thats is made by people who are also vegan/vegetarian/organic. I doubt this woman has time to go do this all over again just because you can’t alternate the recipe yourself… figure it out.

      • Ami says

        I doubt this woman has time? This is her business and it’s making her money. I’m sure she wants ideas and feedback on what she should put out next. Vegan and vegetarian options are a viable marketplace. Simmer down.

  5. JOELLE says

    I clicked on Plan #1 and received just the recipes and shopping list even though I wanted all of the printables. It looks like both buttons are for the same thing. I hope that I can figure it out!

  6. RockatanskyZ says

    Just because something is gluten free does NOT make it healthier.

    Only people that suffer from a gluten intolerance should be looking at gluten free diets.

    • Alicia G says

      Gluten free subs are not necessarily more healthy, but grain/gluten free without all the subs *is* healthier regardless of gluten intolerance or not.

  7. Ginger says

    I have “bottomless pits” teen boy affliction. Have you experienced this problem? They currently would each eat about 3 of your servings. Wondering if gluten free (higher protein) recipes may be more filling… spend a fortune feeding my boys plus the friends 3 or 4 times a week. Have you thought of using the rostisery Costco chicken? I think it is the best chicken deal.

    • says

      Agreed, for 4.99$ on a 3lb beast of a bird, no brainer! Our local Costco has started selling vacuum packed rotisserie meat (42oz I believe) for 11.99$. Excellent for wraps, salads, sandwiches, munching, etc. Also, 4.99$ for a pack of 8 rotisserie thighs.

      Ok. I think it’s time for a snack!

  8. Stephanie says

    How do we purchase the plan? When I click on add to cart, it brings me to Paypal website. Once paid, how will the recipes get to me?

    • Jenn K says

      The recipes and printables will be emailed to you using the email you provide during check out (or your Paypal email), Stephanie.

  9. Alysse says

    I made this last night and halved the recipes (to feed two people), so I had 40! Great plans. I was wondering if you have any others to make like this in bulk? I tried to search, but unfortunately couldn’t find them. Thanks!

  10. Sara says

    It wasn’t clear to me that there were different plans, so I ended up with 2 plans – one of which I cannot use, since I have to eat Gluten Free (I actually have Celiac). Maybe it would be good to make it clear that there are different plans so people don’t end up purchasing they don’t want/need/can’t use before they buy things. Very frustrating!!

    • Diana says

      Is the site suddenly fixed? It’s 11:45 am 8/16 (11 hours later) and I see three plan links, one of which says “Costco Gluten-Free plan”. I’m also interested in checking this out, but don’t want to buy the wrong thing.

  11. Sara says

    OK….downloaded a second plan that says it’s all gluten free, which it is, but what I really wanted is the one that is talked about on this page – the gluten free slow cooker meals. That’s not what I got. Why on earth would you not have the plans on the page link to the one that’s being talked about? I realize I’ve only spent $3.00 at this point, but that’s still $3.00 on plans that I DO NOT WANT!!!!!! Please, PLEASE, link to the plan that you are CURRENTLY talking about so I can actually purchase it! Thank you!

  12. Kimberley Y says

    Just like the other Vegetarians and Vegans I would definitely purchase. It’s an awesome idea! Thanks in advance!!

  13. Deb says

    Hi! I am so excited to do this today! I used to own a meal assembly business so am very familiar with this concept and have a ton of recipes. I am going to do your crock pot plan today. Wondermg if you have a second set of crock pot meals or if you will soon?

  14. Jennifer says

    Hi there :)

    I’ve just purchased some of the plans and noticed that a lot of them call for potatoes, which has me a bit concerned since raw potatoes don’t usually freeze very well and can go bad. If anyone on here has already prepared the slow cooker freezer packs, can you please tell me your experience with freezing the potatoes?

    Thanks :)

  15. Doris lassiter says

    My husband can only eat chicken or turkey and I have food allergies (soy, oat, corn, and peanuts.) Also only allowed 2000 mg of sodium daily. Fixing dinner at our house is hard because soy and sodium is in everything. Any ideas for us?

  16. Ellen says

    I’d really like to try this but I live in the UK, and I know for fact Costco here does not stock a lot go the ingredients on your list. Any suggestions?

  17. cindylou says

    Thank you so much for doing this, I really appreciate all the hard work. I am going to try this and make the necessary adjustments/substitutions for my family that I need to. I’m hoping that others that need to do that will post what they came up with also.

  18. Allie S says

    How do those carrots come out? After I freeze and cook carrots they turn into complete rubber. Am I doing something wrong?

  19. Christina Dishman says

    The shopping list calls for 1-6 pack of chicken Breast, around 6 pounds. However, I’m counting 8 chicken breast to complete all the meals. Am I doing something wrong?

    • Amy says

      It’s referring to the Costco 6 pack. Which is about 6 pounds. At Costco the chicken breasts and thighs are sold in plastic packs that you can separate into 6 separate packs.

      • Shanan says

        I found I came up short on the chicken too and needed to prep one recipe without any chicken and a note to add some come cooking day. I purchased 1 6-pack of chicken breast and 1 6-pack of chicken thighs. I used only 2 chicken thighs each when the recipe said to use 2-3.

  20. Kate F. says

    Thank you SO SO SO much for doing this! I cannot wait to do this next month for my big once a month shop at Costco. 😀 This is such a blessing to me! (I’m completely new to the whole elementary school parent thing -twins going off to Kindergarten- and I can tell this is going to save me. :)

    • Sara says

      I just made the freezer meals and found the prices comparable. I spent $135 in a Canadian Costco and another $15 approx. at the grocery store. I ran out of chicken and couldn’t make one of the recipes – the chicken might be packaged in smaller portions in Canada.

  21. Melissa says

    Check Costco for coconut milk! I go to two different Costco locations (work and home) and they both sell coconut milk!

  22. Jennifer says

    Do you have any vegetarian meals? Or can you substitute something for the meat? If not have you though about doing this in the future?

  23. Mandy says

    So I actually have a legit question and concern. I purchased this plan but did it on my iPad. Now I can’t download it and I need to know how to retrieve it from my laptop but it only directs me to purchase again. I would like to view it and then print it at work. Please let me know ASAP

  24. MollyMommy says

    Wow a lot of people looking for vegetarian stuff while others worried about freezing potatoes or carrots. And others worried about three bucks spent on the wrong download.
    And “the good old days” had kids on bicycles riding in and out of cropdusting pesticide clouds, for fun.

  25. sdfarmgirl says

    Mollymommy- you crack me up! I was thinking the same thing.
    This was all made to help us make our busy lives easier and have home cooked meal to save a buck, but it has become something else.
    My parents taught me if you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all. To each their own- no need for all the rude comments just because someone’s beliefs are different than your own.

  26. Molly says

    Should I be buying red or green apples? And how many apples are in a 5.5oz tray? I’m not a Costco member but I’d like to try this at my store.

  27. Molly says

    Thank you so much for posting this! I’m very excited to try these recipes and start saving money. What kind of broth should I be buying??

  28. kristin says

    Two hours my ass! It took my husband and I three and a half to do this. Not bad for 20 meals, but definitely not two. I’ll post again once I try a few of them…

  29. Janey Thompson says

    It’s not a Costco brand! Isn’t anyone else concerned that they are USING the COSTCO name? All she is doing is buying food from Costco, and packaging in ziplock bags, in her un-inspected kitchen! Ok, I think I’ll go to Walmart, buy cheap food, and say it’s a Costco product while me and my kids assemble “meals” in ziplock bags on the kitchen table. Be careful out there, it’s called false (illegal) advertising.

    • Karen T. says

      She’s not selling the packs — she’s selling the recipes and instructions on how to make your own packs with food purchased from Costco.

    • Steve says


      Way to accuse this person of illegal activity. She doesn’t claim to be Costco, nor is she shipping food to anyone. Reading comp fail. Who let you out of MySpace, troll?

  30. Tess says

    any thoughts or plans to do something like this with a vegan theme? If so please please email me so I know; me and about 20 of my vegan friends would be on it in a minute!

  31. Kristin in Oregon says

    Just hit the grocery store and Costco for this! I was able to beat most of the listed prices at my local WinCo, but bought the chicken and stew meat at Costco. HOWEVER, the stew meat was close to $5/lb, and the pork chops ended up being the cheaper of the two (in the video she says the chops cost the most). My local Costco was also out of the peppers and sweet potatoes, so I’ll be back to Winco this evening :) I didn’t bother price checking everything at Costco against what I already paid, but my total is $113 so far. The sweet potatoes were around $1.48/lb and peppers $1.19 each, so my final will be around $130. Thanks so much for these recipes!

  32. Shanan says

    I just did this batch meal prep yesterday. I’ve done several and this has got to be the easiest one I’ve ever done! It did take me more than two hours, however I had to take lots of breaks due to high temps outside and no A/C inside. :) Doing this in cooler weather I could see getting through it quicker.

    I haven’t watched the videos, so I don’t know if she suggests this, but I found that using my apple peeler/corer/slicer allowed me to get through all 12 apples in less than 5 minutes (and it was fun!).

    Thanks so much!!!

  33. Joshua says

    I’m single with a busy schedule, so these crockpot recipes sound like a great save for me time-wise (and money-wise). However, I realize an issue for me could be whether or not I have enough space in my freezer. My fridge is one of those models that just has a couple of shelves of freezer space on top. Does anyone know if I could fit all these in there? If not, is there an option where I could only purchase groceries and prepare about half of the meals? That would probably be ideal. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

  34. Billie Jean says

    Hi! I just want to let you know – I bought and printed out the Costco Grocery Plan #4 and the Sausage is missing from the shopping list! I see it above ^ on the list, but it’s not on the printed version which might mess someone up on their shopping trip.


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