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 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.

Wild Rice Soup

Make vegetarian or add chicken, Pinch of Yum's Wild Rice Soup is just what the cold weather ordered. The easy to freeze and even easier to make comfort food packs in veggies, spices and a healthy dose of flavor.

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Sweet & Sour Meatballs

Kid-friendly and packed with pineapple, The Salty Pot's Instant Pot Sweet & Sour Meatballs gets 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. Get the recipe here.

Shredded Beef Fajitas

Perfect for summer nights, 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. Get the recipe here.

Unstuffed Peppers

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 from straight from the freezer for just four minutes and dinner is done! Get the recipe here.

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 the fall. Cook from frozen or pull out the ingredients the night before to thaw in the fridge, this sweet and savory dish will be enjoyed by everyone. Get the recipe here.

Chili

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. Get the recipe here.

Vegetable Soup

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 here.

Cheesy Taco Pasta

Great for picky eaters and busy nights, this Cheese 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. Get the full recipe here

Thai Chicken Thighs

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! Get the recipe here.

Pasta E Fagioli Soup

Hearty and healthy, this savory Pasta E Fagioli Soup from Sparkles to Sprinkles is great for chilly nights. Add all your ingredients except the pasta, to a freezer bag for prep time. When its time to defrost, just add in the pasta before cooking! Get the recipe here.

Chicken Caesar Wraps

A lighter meal perfect for a hot night, these Chicken Caesar Wraps from Foody Schmoody will become a summer staple. Frozen chicken is quickly cooked and shredded and combined with yummy Caesar dressing before adding to a tortilla. Get the recipe here.

––Karly Wood

 

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