Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies - The Produce Moms

Savvy moms know that meal prep is key to consistently getting homemade dinners onto the table each night. And the savviest moms know that slow cooker freezer meals are the ultimate meal prep secret.

Slow cooker freezer meals are exactly what they sound like… pre-made meals that you can take straight from the freezer and place into a slow cooker. They are also called “dump recipes” because you simply dump all of the ingredients into one dish and cook.

Italian Sausage Hoagies are the best kind of slow cooker freezer meal because it takes hardly any time on the front end. Just 10 minutes of prep is all it takes to get this dish to the freezer.

Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies
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Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies
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Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies
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To get this meal ready for the freezer, thinly slice a red and a green bell pepper, a couple of cloves of garlic, and a red onion. Place these items in a gallon-size freezer bag along with the Italian sausage, marinara sauce, and Italian seasoning. Mark the bag with the date and store in the freezer for up to three months.

When you are ready to cook, simply dump the contents of the bag into a slow cooker and cook on low for six to eight hours.

Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies

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Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies
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Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Kid-Friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 hours
Servings
hoagies
Ingredients
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 5 hoagie rolls
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Kid-Friendly
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6-8 hours
Servings
hoagies
Ingredients
  • 5 Italian sausages
  • 1 red onion sliced thinly
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced thinly
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 5 hoagie rolls
Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Put all ingredients (with the exception of the hoagie rolls) into a gallon size freezer bag and store up to 3 months.
  2. When ready to cook, dump all the ingredients (with the exception of the hoagie rolls) into a slow cooker. Cook on low setting for 6-8 hours.
  3. Serve on hoagie rolls with your choice of side.

Of course, you don’t have to freeze this meal first. If you’re in a pinch for an easy slow cooker meal, you can skip the freezer step and go straight to cooking!

No buns, no problem! Italian sausage with bell peppers and onion is great when eaten with a knife and fork too. We like to serve this meal with coleslaw but any sort of side salad would be delicious.

If you make this recipe for Italian Sausage Hoagies, be sure to let us know what you think! Leave a review in the comments below or find us on Instagram or Facebook.

Want more slow cooker recipe ideas? Follow our Slow Cooker Pinterest board.

Slow Cooker Freezer Meal: Italian Sausage Hoagies

Lori Taylor

Author: Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor is the Founder & CEO of The Produce Moms. For ten years she sold fresh produce to over 300 grocery stores throughout the United States, and today she is fully focused on working with the produce supply chain, media, and government to increase fresh produce access & consumption in the US and around the globe. Connect with Lori on LinkedIn.

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