Freezing Leftover PotRoast With Potatoes and Carrots
Freezing pot roast with potatoes and carrots makes for the perfect meal option to have on hand for busy days where dinner needs to be whipped up quickly. Not only is it a great way to cut down on food waste, but it also brings great convenience when meal prepping for your family.
When it comes to freezing leftover pot roast, there are a few simple steps you should take:
1. Cool the Dish Down
After finishing up your pot roast lunch or dinner, and allowing it to cool off, the first step is to transfer it onto a shallow container. This will help the dish cool down much faster than it would in a large pot.
2. Divide the Dish into Reasonable Portions
Once the dish has cooled off, it is time to divide it into reasonable portion sizes for a future meal. Depending on your family’s appetite, you can divide it as you prefer and package each portion individually.
3. Select the Right Packaging
The right packaging will ensure that the pot roast and its contents are preserved for a longer period of time when placed in the freezer. It is recommended to use safe materials such as:
- Glass containers: Mason jars with lids or glass storage containers (pyrex).
- Plastic bags: Ziplock freezer bags
- Tin Foil and Plastic wrap: for single servings.
Also, make sure to remove as much of the air out of the packaging containers and bags as possible.
4. Store & Enjoy
Finally, place the packaged pot roast into the freezer. When ready for consumption, simply remove the desired amount from the freezer and defrost it in the refrigerator for 12 to 24 hours. Enjoy!
Freezing leftover pot roast, potatoes and carrots is a great way to reduce food waste and make a delicious family meal. So, next time you’re in the kitchen preparing a pot roast meal, don’t forget to store the leftovers for a later date.