Busy weeknights don’t have to equal fast food, especially when you own a pressure cooker. From healthy soups to savory tenderloin and spicy fajitas, these recipes and meal prep ideas are all about Instant Pot freezer meals that will take your daily dinners from drab to fab. Keep reading to see them all, and get ready to add a ton to your weekly meal planner.
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Wild Rice Soup
Pinch of Yum’s wild rice soup is just what the cold weather ordered. It is easy to freeze and even easier to make (try a vegetarian version or add chicken). It’s comfort food that packs in veggies, spices and a healthy dose of flavor.
Sweet & Sour Meatballs
Kid-friendly and packed with pineapple, The Salty Pot’s Instant Pot sweet & sour meatballs get dinner on the table in a flash. It’s simple to stow all the prepped ingredients into a bag and pull out just in time to add to your pressure cooker.
Shredded Beef Fajitas
Happy Money Saver‘s recipe for shredded beef fajitas will quickly become a family fave. The meaty mixture cooks for 60 minutes in your Instant Pot and needs only a side of tortillas and lime before enjoying.
Hearty and savory, these Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers from Adventures of a Nurse are a quick one-pot meal. Rice, ground beef and peppers cook straight from the freezer for just four minutes, and dinner is done!
Apple Honey Pork Tenderloin
This dump-and-go freezer meal from Meal Plan Addict is great for any time of the year, but especially in cold weather months. Everyone will enjoy this savory dish; you can cook from frozen or pull out the ingredients the night before to thaw in the fridge.
A fave for chilly nights or football games, this Instant Pot chili from Recipes from a Pantry is quick and to the point. Prepped meat and veggies can be thawed overnight and cooked up in just 15 minutes in your IP for a healthy and hearty weeknight meal.
Whether you’re a diehard vegetarian or just prepping for a Meatless Monday, this Vegetable Soup recipe from Thriving Home is packed with healthy ingredients no one can resist. Easy to prep, meal planning is a cinch with this tasty dinner. Get the full recipe from Thriving Home.
Cheesy Taco Pasta
Great for picky eaters and busy nights, this cheesy taco pasta dish from Bake Me Some Sugar is just what your weeknight ordered. Savory meat, adorable mini shells, cheese and lots of flavorful seasonings make this one-pot dish come together quickly. Just add a salad and dinner is done.
Thai Chicken Thighs
Are you looking for a flavor-packed dinner? Pressure Cooking Today’s recipe for Thai chicken thighs is where it’s at! Boneless chicken thighs and peanut sauce are just a few flavorful ingredients that can be frozen together then dumped into your pressure cooker. All you need to do is add a few fresh ingredients like green onions and peanuts.
Pasta E Fagioli Soup
This savory pasta e Fagioli soup from Sparkles to Sprinkles is great for chilly nights. To prep, add all your ingredients except the pasta. When it’s time to make dinner, just add in the pasta before cooking.
Chicken Caesar Wraps
This chicken Caesar wraps recipe from Foody Schmoody is perfect for a lighter meal. Frozen chicken is quickly cooked and shredded, then combined with yummy Caesar dressing before adding to a tortilla.
Taco Rice Casserole
This tasty taco rice casserole from A Taste of Madness is such a versatile recipe. You can eat it for lunch or dinner!
Baked Chicken Spaghetti
This baked chicken spaghetti is a delicious meal and the perfect comfort food. Get it from Scrummy Lane.
––Taylor Clifton & Karly Wood
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