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30 Instant Pot Freezer Meals

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Introducing 30 Instant Pot Freezer Meals: Your Ultimate Solution for Effortless Mealtime! With a diverse range of beef, chicken, rice dishes, and more, this collection is designed to streamline your meal prep routine. Whether navigating busy schedules, returning to school, recovering from surgery, or welcoming a new addition to the family, these freezer dump meals are your go-to solution. Prep, freeze, and enjoy the convenience of grabbing a delicious, home-cooked meal whenever you need it.

30 Quick and Easy Freezer Dump Meals

Prepare Ahead

I have seen many freezer meals for the instant pot that do not work the directions are wrong, not adding liquids, or just cooking for too long. I wanted to bring my fans Freezer Dump Meals that work and are delicious. These recipes will allow you to spend a little time in the kitchen, and prep and assemble your dishes. Then store in freezer bags, until you are ready to eat one of the meals. Then grab and get to cooking. Easy, quick, and truly a fantastic way to simplify your weeknight or weekend meals.  

Freezer Meal Tips and Tricks

What you will love about freezer meals?

  • Why You’ll Adore Freezer Meals:
  • Real Food: Indulge in delicious, wholesome meals that satisfy both you and your family’s taste buds.
  • Veggie-Packed: Sneak in nutritious veggies effortlessly with our recipes, making mealtime a win-win for both kids and adults alike.
  • Variety: Say goodbye to dinner monotony! With our freezer meals, you’ll delight in a diverse menu that adds excitement to your dining experience.
  • Quick & Easy: Experience the ultimate convenience with Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals. Prep is a breeze, and the end result is always delicious.
  • Time Savings: Say hello to more quality time with your loved ones. Let the Instant Pot work its magic while you enjoy precious moments with your family. Just toss in your frozen meal and await the delicious outcome.
A Month of Instant Pot Freezer Meals

Freezer Meals Tools

Tools to make Freezer Meals much Easier.

Tips for preparing each bag

  • Print out your shopping list and double-check check you have all the ingredients.
  • Have your already Prepared foods done ahead of time.
  • Chop all veggies.
  • Use a handy bag stand.
  • Have your iPad or Printed Recipes in front of you.
  • Arrange your Freezer meals so you can prep all Beef recipes, then move on to chicken extra.
  • Have your printed labels or a permanent marker available to write on each bag.
Instant Pot Freezer Meal Prep work

FAQs about Instant Pot Freezer Meals

The standard size used for all of these recipes is a 6-quart Instant Pot. All recipes will work in your 8quart as well. If you own a 3 quart you might be able to convert the recipes down by half the size. The only concern would be is if you reduce the liquid too much, it won’t come to pressure. So I can’t say for certain if you half a recipe it will for sure work in a smaller-sized Instant Pot. More Tips and Tricks for Freezer Friendly meals

NO, You do not need to purchase anything extra to make freezer meals. I did use plain gallon size ziplock bags for mine. You can purchase a FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer this will keep your food fresher longer in the freezer but it’s not necessary.  I did purchase a Freezer Baggy Holder, Which made my life so much easier while preparing my meals.

Yes, It will make it much easier to freeze and make the prep time go by much faster.

Depending on which freezer meal you decide to make before beginning to fill all bags.

Freeze the bags standing up, then once they are fully frozen, place the contents are at the bottom and they will fit in your instant pot. You can also Place each bag in a plastic container that fits in your inner pot to make sure they fit in the instant pot.

If you opt for freezer-friendly containers, that works too! Just make sure they also fit in your instant pot before using,  for any soups and such, you leave room for the dish to expand as it freezes. This whole process will take about 2-3 hours.


Instant Pot Freezer Meals

Adventures of a Nurse Freezer Meals

The First 10 recipes you have the shopping list for above and full instructions

For Fiesta Chicken

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 16 oz can of black beans, drained
  • 1 bell pepper, chopped
  • 16 oz can of corn, drained
  • 2 cans Rotel tomatoes with chilies
  • 4 oz can of jalapenos (optional)
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 packet ranch seasoning
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 16 oz Colby jack cheese
Directions to Freeze for a Freezer Meal:
  1. Use a gallon-size freezer bag
  2. Add Chicken, tomatoes, beans, corn, seasonings, and peppers to the bag.
  3. Freeze for up to 6 months
To cook From Frozen:
  1. Remove from the freezer bag and place in the instant pot with 1 cup of water.
  2. Cook on high pressure for 12 minutes with a natural release.
  3. You can serve it with pre-frozen Rice
  4. Or you can add 2 cups of uncooked rice to the pot
  5. Cook on LOW Pressure for 12 minutes
  6. Do a quick release.
  7. Stir in cheese.

For Unstuffed Peppers

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 28 oz chopped tomato
  • 2 oz tomato puree
  • 2 cups uncooked rice
  • 3 peppers chopped
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 16 oz cheddar cheese (optional)
How To Prepare for Freezer meal:
  1. Use a gallon size freezer bag
  2. Add one Pound of prepared ground beef
  3. 28 oz chopped tomato
  4. 2 oz tomato puree
  5. 2 cups uncooked rice
  6. 3 peppers chopped
  7. 1 onion chopped
  8. 3 cups beef broth
  9. Freeze for up to 6months
How to Prepare from Frozen:
  1. Place contents of freezer bag in the instant pot
  2. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 4 minutes.
  3. Do a quick release
  4. You can either use already prepared Rice and stir in Or
  5. Add 2 cups uncooked rice
  6. Manual low pressure for 12 minutes
  7. quick release
  8. Optional stir in cheese.

For Beef Fajitas

  • 2 pounds shredded beef
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 3 peppers sliced
  • 1 packet of fajita seasonings or homemade
  • 1/2 cup water
To Freeze for later:

In a gallon size zip lock bag place Onion, peppers, seasonings, and shredded beef.

Freeze for 3-6 months.

To cook from Frozen:

Place the frozen package in your instant pot. Add 1/2 cup water. Cook on Manual high pressure for 4 minutes. It will take longer to come to pressure. Do a quick-release

Mississippi chicken

  • 1 stick butter
  • 16 oz jar pepperoncini peppers with juice
  • 1 packet ranch dressing seasoning packet
  • 1 packet Au Jus gravy mix packet
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup water


Place all ingredients in a freezer bag

to Cook from frozen

Add frozen package in your instant pot add a half cup of water and cook on high pressure for 15 minutes. do a quick release.

french onion chicken

  • 3 pounds top round roast
  • 2 large onions
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs salt
  • 1 tbs pepper
  • 1 tbs garlic powder
  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
Freezer Meal Instructions:
  • Chop the meat up into large chunks.
  • Season both sides of the Meat with salt and pepper
  • Chop Onion in large slices,
  • Add All ingredients to your freezer bag
  • Freeze up to 6 months
How To Cook from Frozen
  • Place frozen ingredients into the instant pot.
  • Place on manual high pressure for 60 minutes
  • Do a natural release

  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast
  • 1 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tbs Brown Sugar
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 Green Onion
  • 12 Hawaiian Rolls
  • 1/2 cup Blue Cheese Dressing
  • 2 tbsp Butter
How To Prepare to Freeze
  1. Place Chicken Breast, Hot Sauce Brown Sugar and butter in a gallon size freezer bag.
  2. Freeze up to 3-6 months
How To Cook from Frozen
  1. Place one half cup water in the instant pot.
  2. Add the contents of the freezer bag.
  3. Cook on manual high pressure for 14 minutes with a natural release.
  4. Shred and serve.

  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 packet taco seasonings
  • 2 cups White Rice
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 3 cups Water
  • 16 oz black beans
  • 10 oz rotel tomatoes
  • 6 tortilla Shells
  • 16 oz salsa

To freeze: add onion, cooked ground beef, seasonings, salsa, black beans to the bag.

To Cook: Add a Freezer bag to the Instant Pot with 2 cups white rice add 3 cups water and pressure cook on low for 12 minutes. do a quick release.

  • 1 pound of cubed chicken
  • 16 ounces of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 16 ounces of egg noodles
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 4 cups of chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasonings
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper
How To Freeze Chicken Pot Pie Casserole for a Freezer Meal:
  1. In a Gallon size freezer bag
  2. Place bag of mixed veggies
  3. raw chicken breast chopped in 1" pieces
  4. 1 tsp garlic powder,1 tsp onion powder,1 tsp salt,1 tsp pepper
  5. 4 cups chicken broth.
  6. Freeze for up to 3-6 months
How To Cook Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Casserole from Frozen:
  1. Place the contents of the package in the instant pot
  2. Cook on Manual High Pressure for 15 minutes.
  3. Do a quick-release
  4. Add Egg noodles 
  5. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes
  6. Do a quick release add cream and serve.

General Tso freezer

  • 1.5 pounds cubed chicken
  • 1 tsp Sesame Oil
  • 6 tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 6 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1 garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • Sesame seeds
  • 1 chopped green onion
  • 2 cups Cooked white Rice
How To Freeze:
  • Cut up 2 pounds of boneless skinless chicken into 1" cubes
  • In a bowl mix Soy, Ginger, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, and garlic.
  • Add chicken to a gallon-sized freezer bag
  • Pour sauce over the chicken.
  • Freeze 3-6 months
How To Cook from Frozen:
  • Add frozen contents to instant pot.
  • cook manual high pressure for 10 minutes
  • do a quick release
  • Thicken as directed above
  • serve over rice

Beef and Broccoli freezer

  • 1 small onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 pounds thinly sliced steak
  • 3 tbs sesame oil
  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • Fresh or frozen broccoli
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
For Freezer Meal Directions:

    In a bowl mix together

    3 tbs sesame oil3 tbs olive oil1/3 cup soy sauce3/4 cup beef broth1/3 cup brown sugar

  1. Place liquids into a bag.
  2. Place Onions, garlic, and meat in the freezer bag also.
  3. Freeze a packet of Rice separately. And a package of Broccoli.
  4. Freeze up to 3 months
Cook from Frozen
  1. When ready to use in the Instant Pot Place in the pot frozen.
  2. Manual High Pressure for 10 Minutes.
  3. Do a Natural release for 10 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice.

Sparkles to Sprinkles Freezer Meals

Sparkles To Sprinkles Freezer Meals

See her Freezer Meal Post and shopping list Here

Bake me Some Sugar Freezer Meals 

The Last 10 Recipes are from Bake Me Some Sugar You can see her full Freezer Meal instructions here.

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  1. ok i must be missing it………….where are the recipes for the 10 that you made the shopping lists for? All I can find is how to cook it after its frozen (the 10 individual cards)……..Please Help Me! Thanks

    1. At the bottom of the post is all 30 recipes the first ten are mine I have them split into 10

  2. I am sitting in a tractor during the wettest corn harvest ever, searching for IP freezer meals, and found this wonderful collection of recipes! I don’t want oven freezer meals because they all take too long to cook (from oven preheat to finish). I want to come in the house, dump the meal, shower, and eat. Your recipes ALL look so yummy. Most of the ingredients I keep in my well-stocked pantry and freezer. I can’t wait to have a day (hopefully not because of rain) to prep these meals! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  3. Hello! I have been browsing several of the posted meals. If you freeze the meals with raw meat, how much time do you have to add for IP cooking from frozen so that the meat is cooked properly?

  4. Love the idea of the IP dump meals for the freezer. Do you have a month-long series of IP recipes which are WW-friendly? I’d sure love to know where to find those if you do! It’s all about getting to my goal weight then staying there for a lifetime for me. Thanks 🙂

  5. I’m a little confused. Do I have to assemble, cook then freeze the meal or assemble, freeze then cook?

    I’m really excited to start doing this.

    1. @Sabrina,
      I don’t see some items on the list. I went to the store and now that I am home I don’t have sticks of butter, tomato puree, soy sauce, olive oil 🤦🏻‍♀️

  6. So you have a suggestion for storing these recipes in anything other than a plastic bag but that won’t get freezer burn? I love your recipes and the freezer approach but am trying to limit the plastic exposure with my food. I’m struggling to find a solution that doesn’t create freezer burn. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

    1. @Andy,
      Although it costs to purchase on I got myself a Food Saver Vacuum sealer. Game changer! You can vacuum seal your meals, meal prep, buy in bulk/on sale and divide or use it for Sous Vide cooking as well. You can marinate in them to drive in the seasonings. Vacuum sealed foods lasts up to 5 times longer in the freezer. You can even seal important papers/ items. I just vacuumed sealed shampoo and conditioner for a flight so I wouldn’t get on my belonging in my luggage.
      Bon appetit!

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing this. I love how you collaborated with others and how much info and tips you all provide. Much grateful.

    However, I would love to see more homemade options instead of packets of spice mixes because the commercial ones can be full of unnecessary additives and salt.

  9. Do you cook all the meat first? The Mississippi chicken recipe says to put 2lb boneless skinless chicken in the bag with the other ingredients and then freeze but doesn’t specify if it should be cooked or if it can be raw.

  10. I don’t see some items on the list. I went to the store and now that I am home I don’t have sticks of butter, tomato puree, soy sauce, olive oil and some spices
    Is there a complete list somewhere?

  11. I really love this resource and appreciate it, but I took your shopping list to the store and I’m missing tons of ingredients I need to make all 10 freezer meals 🙁 I suppose that’s my bad for not double checking.

  12. So many items left off the ‘shopping list’ 2nd trips to the store suck.
    Poor directions in the ‘make freezer bag’ area that Im glad this isn’t my 1st rodeo and feel bad for those who it is. Decent recipes.
    Overall 6/10

  13. Love the idea behind this and just assembled 9 out of the first 10 meals. Unfortunately, the grocery list is missing some items. The list is short 2.5 lbs of chicken, 1 taco seasoning pack, and one can of rotel tomatoes.

  14. Was really excited when I saw this post. Love the idea of doing this. Was kinda sad that there was no vegetarian option.

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