I was late to the Instant Pot craze. I was resistant at first, but so many of my friends were raving about theirs, especially the ones with large families, so I broke down and bought one. Actually, I wasn’t even the first one to use it after it arrived. My neighbour used it to make roasts in just 17 minutes and I was sold!
Freezer meals are my secret to easily feeding my family, but combining that time saver with this time saving appliance takes things to a whole new level. Instant Pot freezer meals are quickly becoming my new go-to for weekday dinners.
One of the biggest “a-ha” moments for me when it came to wanting to make my freezer meals in the Instant Pot is that you can cook meat from frozen.
This means that if you forget to take a freezer meal out in the morning or the night before, you can still just pop it into the Instant Pot*. FROM FROZEN. Yes, freezer meals and the Instant Pot really are a match made in kitchen heaven.
*Be sure to adjust cooking times for this.
Instant Pot Freezer Meals:
Chicken Tikka Masala Instant Pot Freezer Meal from here on Freezer Meals 101
Instant Pot Butter Chicken Freezer Meal here on Freezer Meals 101
Instant Pot Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches from Awe Filled Homemaker
Instant Pot Pulled Pork Recipe from Encouraging Moms at Home
Freezer Meal Thai Peanut Chicken for the Instant Pot from Smart Nutrition – This looks so incredibly delicious! I’m a huge fan of Thai food, so this one is going on the must-try list.
Pressure Cooker Kalbi Korean Short Ribs from This Old Gal – Place the marinating meat bag in the freezer for up to 3 months before thawing and cooking in the Instant Pot. If cooking from frozen, adjust the cooking time.
Instant Pot White Chicken Lasagna Soup Recipe over at Super Healthy Kids
Incredible Instant Pot Beef Ragu from Instant Pot Eats
Paleo Chili in the Crock Pot or Instant Pot at Wholesome Yum
Instant Pot Shredded Beef Fajitas Freezer Meal from Happy Money Saver
Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce from Amy & Jacky – Pressure Cook Recipes
Turkey and Pumpkin White Chili on Instant Pot Eats
Instant Pot Shredded Chicken from Leelalicious
Pressure Cooker Balsamic Ginger Chicken from This Old Gal
Instant Pot Chicken Shawarma from Jo Cooks (make the chicken and marinade ahead in a freezer bag)
Check out our Instant Pot Freezer Meals Plan which takes all the guesswork out of preparing Instant Pot meals ahead of time. It includes the recipes, prep lists, shopping lists, and printable labels.
Freezer to Instant Pot Side Dishes:
Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes from Make-Ahead Meal Mom
Pressure Cooker Maple Mustard Glazed Carrots at Major Hoff Takes a Wife
Taking a bit of time to fill your freezer with Instant Pot friendly recipes will be a decision you will thank yourself for again and again!
Not sure how to make Freezer to Instant Pot meals?
Check out our Easy Guide to Instant Pot Freezer Meals. It’s got everything you need to know including how to convert slow cooker recipes to the Instant Pot.