This is A Full Month of Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump MealsthatReally Work that can make mealtime a breeze for your home. Freezer beef meals, chicken, rice dishes and more. A perfect way to meal prep for those busy moments in your life, back to school, surgery, new baby, and the list goes on! Freezer Dump Meals are my favorite freezer meals. Simple prep, toss in the freezer and then grab and heat when you are ready. I have a full printable menu below along with labels to place on each bag, so you know exactly what each freezer meal is.
A Full Month of Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals That Really Work
I have seen many freezer meals for the instant pot that actually 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 actually work and are delicious. To do this I teamed up with Sparkles to Sprinkles and Bake Me Some Sugar to bring you A full month (30 days) of TRIED AND TRUE Instant Pot Freezer Dump meals. Each one of us prepared 10 meals that were bagged up and frozen then cooked from frozen. Let me tell you we did have fails but we tried again until we could bring you 30 perfect Instant Pot dishes. This list is very accurate for successful Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals.
How Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals Work
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.
It’s simple you will need to:
Then Dump in Instant Pot or Slow Cooker and Cook When Ready
I will walk you through the Step by Step Process of creating the perfect Freezer Meals.
What Size Instant Pot Is Used For These Freezer Meals
The standard size used for all of these recipes 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.
Do I need to purchase anything special to start doing Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump 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, That made my life so much easier while preparing my meals.
Shopping for my Freezer Dump Meals:
I have made a full shopping list for the first 10 Dump Meals to make your life easier. You can Print This List it and bring it to the store with you.
If you are smart about how you make meals, then no! I tend to pair meals that go together. When you have two recipes that use chicken stock you can split that large container of stock in between the two recipes, instead of buying stock for one recipe. When you strategize what recipes you are cooking at the same time you will find it can be a money saver!
Now if every recipe you make doesn’t have similar ingredients, then yes it can be expensive if you buy a lot of ingredients. I always try to think smarter and really come up with recipes that are affordable, tasty, and simple.
Buy meat when on sale.
Use Coupons (cut coupons in Sunday paper or use online printable coupons.
Use apps like Checkout51 and Ibotta for cashback on items you purchase.
Wait for items to be on sale (grocery stores rotate sales, so keep an eye out for produce and such).
Consider buying generic vs name brand items, to cut back spending. Normally there is not much difference in flavor.
Do I need to Prepare any foods ahead of time for my Freezer Meals?
Yes, It will make it much easier for freezing and makes the prep time go by much faster.
Depending on which freezer meal you decide to make before beginning to fill all bags.
How To Freeze A Full Month of Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals
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.
Tips for preparing each bag:
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 onto chicken extra.
I have printable labels for each recipe that you can print off at home or take to your local paper store. Staples, Office Max and more will print them for you if you don’t the capability. Then using your printable labels, just stick on the bag so you know exactly what is in each bag! You can also use a marker on each bag make sure you put the date because each bag meal should last 6 months.
Yes! You can make them in your Instant Pot or even slow cooker. These recipes are meant to give you new meals to cook your family, in an easy and convenient way.
Advantages of Instant Pot Easy Freezer Meals:
Real Food | These meals are real food! Tasty options that you and your whole family can enjoy.
Vegetables | You will see a lot of our recipes have veggies packed into them. A great way to sneak in vegetables into your child’s diet or even yourself in a tasty way.
Variety | If you get stuck in a dinner rut, these easy freezer meals will also bring you variety in your menu. It will feel like a treat to whip up something different than a classic dish of spaghetti.
Quick & Easy| Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals are so easy and quick to put together. The best part they are delicious.
Time Savings| Each Night you will have lots of time to spend with the kids while the magic Instant Pot does all the work. You simply throw your meal in from frozen and wait for it to be done.
A Full Month of Easy Instant Pot Freezer Dump Meals Made For Success
Like I said above, each recipe is tried and true. We took the time to test all of these recipes in the freezer to ensure they would freeze and cook up properly. We want you all to have incredible dinners for your loved ones.
You will find clear instructions, printable labels for marking your bags, and I have shared my shopping list. Plus each recipe will also have questions and answers to help you get the perfect recipe the first time you make it!
Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers is a great busy weekday night meal. You get all the flavors of a stuffed pepper without all the extra steps of prep. A ground beef and rice seasoned mixed with peppers throughout.
Instant Pot Buffalo Chicken Sliders are tender pulled chicken with a blue cheese hot sauce that is the perfect mix of spice and a splash of sweet. The Instant Pot makes these buffalo chicken sliders a breeze to cook, and the flavor factor is phenomenal!
This is probably a very easy recipe to follow, and if you are a Tex-Mex type of family you will devour this. It is an Instant Pot South West burritos recipe. Savory meat, Mexican seasonings, rice, beans, and corn, served with your favorite toppings and warm tortillas!
Better Than Take-out Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken Is the perfect hint of spicy and sweet and the chicken is so tender it melts in your mouth. Serve over rice and you will have the biggest hit in your house. I think I have a new favorite for the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Better than Take-Out Beef and Broccoli truly is better than take-out! You have thinly sliced beef that is so tender and juicy, that soaks up the gravy marinade, that is a mixture of soy sauce, sesame oil, beef broth, garlic and more. It offers that rich flavor with just a slight sweetness from the brown sugar.
Instant Pot Pineapple Chicken is better than takeout. Sweet and savory combine in this dish, and bring you incredible flavor. Juicy chicken, sweet pineapple, in a delicious homemade sauce! You can’t go wrong with this Instant Pot Chicken Recipe.
Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is a fun way to get your pasta fix. You get all the flavors of lasagna but in a soup form. Rich, creamy, and full of flavor. A rich broth, ground beef, and topped with mozzarella and ricotta cheese. Lasagna soup is a must make for anyone who loves lasagna.
Serve up these craveable and tasty Instant Pot Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps for dinner this week! These Asian Lettuce Wraps are tastier than takeout and you might even have some leftovers for the next day!
Grab your Instant Pot and let’s make this Instant Pot White Chicken Chili for dinner tonight! A hearty chicken chili with a Tex-Mex flavor that will be leaving all your family reaching for another scoop of soup. Because you are cooking it in the Instant Pot it makes for a quick weeknight meal, with a slow and simmered flavor.
. This Instant Pot Pasta E Fagioli is outstanding in flavor, hearty, and will warm you up from the inside out. Beans, meat, pasta, and all the fixings come together for one outstanding soup that will win over a crowd any day.
Instant Pot Salsa Chicken is one of the easiest Instant Pot Recipes to date I have made. Juicy and Tex-Mex seasoned chicken that is shredded and able to be used for tacos, enchiladas or even quesadillas! A versatile Instant Pot Chicken Recipe.
Instant Pot Thai Mango Chicken is better than takeout. A seasoned chicken paired with bold spices, mango, pineapple and served over a bed of rice. Thai Mango Chicken is simple to make and offers that sweet and spicy aspect in each bite.
Instant Pot Italian Beef is tasty to eat alone or pile on a hearty hoagie bun and make an Italian beef sandwich. If you have a beef roast and looking for an Instant Pot roast recipe, you need to try this recipe.
I love having these meals and lists already curated! So helpful! I did notice there were a couple of recipes that a few things didn't make the grocery list, so I've got to run back to the store (buffalo wing sauce for the sliders, and the blue cheese dressing, and then also the heavy cream for the Pot Pie...I've only gotten started on the first 10, haven't looked at the other lists that closely yet). And I'm a little bit unsure how I'm going to use the steaks that were on the grocery lists for a few of the beef recipes, but some of that may be my pregnancy brain!
Either way, I've got several of these first 10 recipes in my freezer, and pulled one out to fix last night and it was a hit with my hubby and 16mo old toddler! Can't wait to make the rest of these, and then go shopping with another one of the grocery lists in hand!
Saturday 26th of September 2020
Can’t wait to try these!
Friday 25th of September 2020
Excited for these
Friday 4th of September 2020
Thanks so much for sharing this! We are expecting our baby next month and are doing this today to prepare. One frustration.. each of the shopping lists are unfortunately missing some ingredients needed in the recipes. We did a big grocery order to discover that we're missing a lot of things that weren't listed. Just wanted to let you know, and thanks again for all the work that went into this.
Monday 17th of August 2020
I am so glad I found this page, I am a nurse too and the 12hours shifts with commuting can be a bear!!! it's good to have meals already prepped i am learning to use my instant pot and i just bought a ninja foodi tendercrisp. hopefully there are a lot of recipes for both! i'm excited!!!!