All the Instant pot Freezer meals kitchen supplies you’ll need to make freezer meal prep easy!
Tools for Freezer Meal Prep
In order to make Instant Pot freezer meal prep go as easily and efficiently as possible, I’ve created this list of suggested kitchen tools and supplies. I want you to have a successful freezer meal prep day!
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You’ll need an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker. In the Instant Pot Freezer Meals eBook, I’ve also included suggested cooking times, in case you would like to use your crock pot (slow cooker) instead of the Instant Pot. But primarily, these recipes and methods are for cooking freezer meals for the Instant Pot. Both 6QT and 8QT size work for all of the recipes.
If you are cooking for a smaller household and want to use your 3QT Mini Instant Pot instead, just half the recipes or create two freezer meals out of one recipe!
You’ll need quart sized freezer bags to hold some sauces separately from the meal until cook day.
These silicone freezer bags are a great alternative if wanting save on plastic waste. They are more expensive initially but they have so many additional uses and can be used hundreds of times.
These large round 96oz containers are awesome for freezing your meal in the shape of the 6QT liner pot. That means you can take the meal right from the freezer to the Instant Pot, after you remove the packaging. No thawing needed. They are only $1 each at the Dollar Tree. The largest recipes will fit in gallon freezer bags and then placed inside the round container. Once frozen, you can remove and use the round container to freeze more meals.
While not absolutely necessary, these bag holder clips are truly worth every penny in making meal prep go faster and easier. It holds the bag open for you and you don’t have to manipulate the bag while you have raw chicken hands.
Bag holder clips
You probably already own these but in case you don’t, these measuring cups and spoons are a great choice. I highly recommend using stainless steel with the sizes engraved on them so they don’t get rubbed or washed off over time.
A simple manual juicer is needed and I love that this model is stainless steel for a great price.
A zester is so handy to have and also helpful to zest the citrus for the ebook recipes.
You guys! I purchased this food chopper for the development of this Instant Pot Freezer Meals eBook and I LOVE it! My kids love being able to help me out with chopping the veggies. It speeds up the meal prep immensely, especially with chopping up onions and carrots.
You’re going to need a good cutting board.
For one of the recipes, it suggests using an electric skillet to finish off the meal. I found this ceramic one to be a great option that is PTFE and PFOA free and won’t crack or peel. Plus, it’s large enough to cook multiple things at once!
Or you can use a frying pan or skillet you already own. We love using cast iron for frying food.
I love my Mix and Chop. It makes cooking ground meat so easy in the Instant Pot. I can’t live without mine.
You’re going to need a large mixing bowl. I like this stainless steel one.
Since we’ll be cooking food from frozen in the Instant Pot from a big block, we’ll need a meat thermometer to check the temperature before eating.
Sometimes separation of sauces occurs while pressure cooking. Using an immersion blender helps incorporate it all back together.
Or you can blend the sauce together with a stand blender
Old school black sharpie pens work the best for hand labeling your freezer meal bags/containers.
Are you feeling a bit more prepared and ready to tackle Instant Pot freezer meal prep? Awesome! Don’t forget to grab your copy of the Freezer Meals for the Instant Pot eBook by clicking the button below.