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Can You Freeze Pot Roast

You asked, “Can You Freeze Pot Roast” and the answer is, Yes you can freeze pot roast! It’s so easy, let me show you how! It’s simple and takes only minutes!

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Can You Freeze Pot Roast

Yes! You absolutely can freeze pot roast! It’s a wonderful way to save some money!

When you find pot roast on sale or just marked down by the butcher, its an easy way to put some away for later!


It’s easy and doesn’t require any special equipment and I can’t think of an easier way to save some money!

In fact, if you are super savvy, you can put all of the ingredients for my favorite pot roast recipe together in a single freezer bag and then just dump and go once you’ve thawed it out. Wow! So easy!

What Kind of Meat Makes the Best Pot Roast

You’ll want to make pot roast out of a chuck roast! It’s the easiest to make tender and flavorful.

This is especially true if you are a new cook and want a perfect pot roast!

Here’s the easiest way to make a pot roast yet! Pot Roast in a Bag!

Can I Freeze the Potatoes and Carrots for Pot Roast

That depends. If the potatoes are uncooked, then no, I wouldn’t recommend that. If the potatoes are cooked and the roast is cooked, then yes, it’s fine.

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What To Do With Left Over Pot Roast

There are lots of choices for what to do with left over pot roast and here are a few ideas…

  1. Freeze the left over pot roast – it freezes well and will last 3 months in the freezer. Place in a freezer safe bag and remove as much air as possible. Seal.
  2. Chop up, add manwich sauce and serve over a warmed bun for hot sandwiches. Gravy? Pour that over the top of the meat.
  3. Chop, add some taco seasoning and eat in tacos! Add a delicious slaw!
  4. Make mashed potatoes, shred the meat and put the mashed potatoes on top for a type of shepherds pie.
  5. Chop and serve over egg noodles with gravy.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Pot Roast
  • Freezer Safe Container
  • Sharpie Marker
  • Freezer

Here’s How to Freeze Pot Roast

If the pot roast has not been cooked, do not freeze with uncooked vegetables…

  1. Place into a freezer safe container
  2. Label
  3. Remove as much air as possible.
  4. Freeze.

If the pot roast has been cooked…

  1. Allow to cool to room temp.
  2. Place into a freezer safe container
  3. Label
  4. Remove air
  5. Freeze.

Special Equipment

You won’t need any special equipment just make sure that your container is rated for the freezer. For example, check your plastic bags to make sure they say “Freezer Bag”.

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Tips and Tricks

  • When you buy the chuck roast be sure to buy as little fat as possible. Chuck roasts have plenty of fat anyway, so it isn’t usually a problem of not having enough.
  • Allow for 1/2 lb of raw chuck roast per person served, the fat is going to cook it WAY down.
  • You can cook your roast with potatoes and carrots. Many people prefer it this way but you don’t HAVE to cook it that way. I like mine cooked separately and you might too.
  • Don’t try to freeze the raw veggies with the roast, that will just result in mushy veggies.
  • If you are new to cooking roasts, don’t try any other cut that a chuck roast. Shoulder roasts and others are often tougher and you might want to wait until you have this under your belt before moving on.
  • The idea with pot roast is cooking low and slow – so if it isn’t fall apart tender, then try cooking it longer. That usually works.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Be sure remove as much air as possible from the package because that helps prevent freezer burn.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

How Long Does Chuck Roast Last in the Fridge

An uncooked chuck roast will last about 5 days in the fridge if kept covered.

Why do people serve potatoes and carrots with pot roast

Because they taste good? Tradition?

What Temp Do I Cook Pot Roast On

Usually 325 or in a crockpot at a lower temp.

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Can You Freeze Pot Roast

You asked, "Can You Freeze Pot Roast" and the answer is, Yes you can freeze pot roast! It's so easy, let me show you how! It's simple and takes only minutes!
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Course: main
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Can You Freeze Pot Roast
Prep Time: 3 minutes
packaging: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 408kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 lb chuck roast

Instructions

  • Label the container with the date and name of item
  • Place Chuck Roast into the freezer safe container and remove as much air as possible
  • Seal
  • Place into the freezer.

Notes

  • When you buy the chuck roast be sure to buy as little fat as possible. Chuck roasts have plenty of fat anyway, so it isn’t usually a problem of not having enough.
  • Allow for 1/2 lb of raw chuck roast per person served, the fat is going to cook it WAY down.
  • You can cook your roast with potatoes and carrots. Many people prefer it this way but you don’t HAVE to cook it that way. I like mine cooked separately and you might too.
  • Don’t try to freeze the raw veggies with the roast, that will just result in mushy veggies.
  • If you are new to cooking roasts, don’t try any other cut that a chuck roast. Shoulder roasts and others are often tougher and you might want to wait until you have this under your belt before moving on.
  • The idea with pot roast is cooking low and slow – so if it isn’t fall apart tender, then try cooking it longer. That usually works.
  • Freeze for up to 6 months.
  • Be sure remove as much air as possible from the package because that helps prevent freezer burn

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Can You Freeze Pot Roast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 408 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Trans Fat 2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 13g
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 753mg22%
Protein 44g88%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Calcium 39mg4%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Wendi is the writer, CEO and dishwasher at Loaves and Dishes! When not in the kitchen or behind the computer, you can find Wendi serving on International Food Conference Boards, Speaking at various conferences, Leading and Cooking for the local Arts Council's "Taste of Stokes" events or donating home cooked goodies to various local non profits such as the Danbury Songwriters and Stokes Partnership for Children. Wendi is also a Registered Nurse with a Master's Degree and serves on her town's board of councilmen.

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