Pressure Cooker Recipes that Freeze Well

Pressure Cooker Recipes that Freeze Well

Harnessing the power of the CHEF iQ Smart Cooker transforms how we cook and plan meals for the week ahead. Preparing freezer-friendly meals is magic: It can save time, reduce food waste, and ensure that a wholesome, home-cooked meal is never more than a defrost away. 


Imagine the luxury of having a variety of meals at your disposal, ready to be revived to their freshly cooked glory with minimal effort. This approach is not just about convenience; it's about embracing a smarter way of cooking that compliments a bustling lifestyle without compromising the quality and nutrition of our food.


Here are some recipes from the CHEF iQ App that are worth trying now to freeze for later:

Beef Stew

Nothing says comfort like a hearty beef stew. The CHEF iQ Smart Cooker transforms chuck roast into melt-in-your-mouth tenderness, while a medley of vegetables and a rich broth, thickened to perfection, create a flavorful base ideal for freezing and reheating. Enjoy it with crusty bread or over egg noodles for a satisfying meal.


Ingredients: Olive oil, chuck roast, carrots, russet potatoes, onion, garlic, tomato paste, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaf, peas, fresh parsley.


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Vegan Sausage and Peppers

Vegan sausage and peppers offer a delightful twist on a classic, marrying the savory depth of Italian vegan sausage with the sweet and earthy tones of bell peppers. This dish proves that freezer meals can be vibrant and full of life, serving a colorful and delicious option that satisfies and includes dietary preferences.


Ingredients: Olive oil, Italian vegan sausage links, bell peppers, onion, garlic, salt, black pepper, Italian sandwich rolls.


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Tomato Soup

Our tomato soup recipe is a timeless classic re-imagined. A hint of cream adds a luxurious texture that pairs wonderfully with a golden, crispy grilled cheese sandwich. It's a testament to how simple ingredients create the most comforting meals, perfect for cooler days or when you need comfort food.


Ingredients: Olive oil, onion, garlic, tomato paste, whole tomatoes, vegetable broth, thyme, salt, black pepper, sugar, heavy cream, parsley.


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Moroccan Chickpea Stew

Embark on a culinary journey to Morocco with this vibrant chickpea stew, a concoction of spices and textures that sings of exotic places. It's a feast for the senses, with its rich, comforting base and a pop of color from Swiss chard and golden raisins, making every bite a delightful experience.


Ingredients: Black pepper, smoked paprika, turmeric, Yukon gold potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, chickpeas, golden raisins, vegetable broth, Swiss chard, red pepper flakes, Greek yogurt, pistachios, cilantro.



Experience the heart and soul of New Orleans with our Jambalaya recipe. This melodic blend of spices, chicken, sausage, and shrimp captures the essence of this beloved cuisine. It's a symphony of flavor, perfect for those who appreciate a dish with a little kick, and it freezes beautifully for a taste of Mardi Gras any night of the week.


Ingredients: Olive oil, red bell pepper, celery, onion, jalapeño, garlic, Cajun seasoning, thyme, chicken thighs, sausage, crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, white rice, shrimp, and scallions.


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Wine-Braised Chicken Thighs with Artichokes

This bistro-style dish showcases the delicate flavor of artichokes alongside wine-braised chicken thighs for a sophisticated and comforting meal. It bridges the gap between a weeknight dinner and a special occasion meal, proving that freezer-friendly recipes can also be elegant and refined.


Ingredients: Bone-in chicken thighs, salt, olive oil, medium yellow onion, dry white wine, unsalted butter, quartered artichoke hearts, fresh parsley.


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Soy-Braised Short Ribs with Squash

Dive into the depths of Korean cuisine with soy-braised short ribs. The sweetness of the squash beautifully contrasts the savory, umami-rich flavors of the ribs. This dish celebrates texture and taste, offering a comforting and hearty meal that's as suitable for a cozy night in as it is for entertaining guests.


Ingredients: Onion, garlic cloves, dark brown sugar, honey, ginger paste, sesame oil, black pepper, apple sauce, soy sauce, water, bone-in beef short ribs, unpeeled kabocha squash, shallots, cooked rice, sesame seeds, scallions.


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Each recipe, curated from the CHEF iQ App and perfected for the Smart Cooker, demonstrates the joy of cooking with foresight. Freezer-friendly meals are more than just a convenience; they are a testament to the thoughtful preparation and the joy of sharing delicious, home-cooked meals with loved ones any day of the week.