Chickpea Potato Green Curry Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
This delightful dish features creamy coconut milk, tender potatoes, and hearty chickpeas, all infused with the aromatic blend of green curry paste, garlic, onion, and ginger. Each bite is a burst of comforting warmth that's sure to become a family favorite.
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Hey Friends, we have the greatest Chickpea Plant-Based dish for you. Dive into the rich, savory flavors of our Chickpea Potato Green Curry – freezer meal. This delightful dish features creamy coconut milk, tender potatoes, and hearty chickpeas, all infused with the aromatic blend of green curry paste, garlic, onion, and ginger. Each bite is a burst of comforting warmth that’s sure to become a family favorite.

We all know the struggle of juggling family, work, and everything in between. As a busy mompreneur myself, on the daily, juggling business and my four kids had left me burnt out by the time dinner came around. I needed to find a different solution. That’s why freezer meals like this are a game-changer. Our Chickpea Potato Green Curry can be made ahead and frozen, ensuring you always have a delicious, home-cooked meal ready to go. Just reheat and serve for an effortless, nutritious dinner that saves you precious time.

Ready to simplify your mealtime routine? Want to find a delicious meal, which will be very little effort on your part? Follow along with us in this blog post, and let’s whip up this easy, make-ahead meal together. Happy cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Easy Chickpea Potato Green Curry

  • Boosts Immune System: Ingredients like garlic, ginger, and turmeric (often in curry paste) can help keep the family healthy.
  • Eco-Friendly: Using plant-based ingredients reduces your carbon footprint compared to meat-heavy dishes.
  • Kid-Friendly: Mild enough for kids, but flavorful enough to keep adults happy.
  • Great for Meal Planning: Helps you stay organized and reduces the stress of daily dinner decisions.
  • Allergen-Friendly: Easily adaptable to be gluten-free and dairy-free.
  • Encourages Family Time: With less time spent cooking, you can enjoy more quality time together.
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Chickpea Potato Green Curry Freezer Meal Recipe
This delightful dish features creamy coconut milk, tender potatoes, and hearty chickpeas, all infused with the aromatic blend of green curry paste, garlic, onion, and ginger. Each bite is a burst of comforting warmth that's sure to become a family favorite.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian inspired
Servings 4
Equipment
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 High speed blender
  • 1 Slow Cooker
Ingredients
  
  • 29 oz Chickpeas 2 cans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 lbs Petite purple potatoes rinse (No need to peel and dice)
  • 1 cup Carrot shredded
  • 1 Red bell pepper diced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh basil
Green Curry (Blend together)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp Green curry paste
  • 13.6 oz Coconut Milk 1 can
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
For Serving:
  • 2 cups Uncooked rice
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Label gallon freezer bag according to your preferred labeling method.
  • Blend together sauce ingredients
  • Add all ingredients to a labeled gallon freezer bag.
  • Store in the freezer for up to three months.
Slow Cooker | Cooking Directions
  • Thaw in the fridge 12-24 hours before cooking
  • Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker
  • Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  • Serve on rice. Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley
Keyword Chickpea Freezer Meals, Chickpea Potato Green Curry, easy freezer meals for new moms, Plant Based Freezer Meal, Plant based slow cooker recipes
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Equipment Needed To Make Make-Ahead Chickpea Potato Green Curry for Busy Families

  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 High speed blender
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Ingredients For Your Chickpea Potato Green Curry Freezer Meal Recipe

  • 29 oz Chickpeas, 2 cans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 1/2 lbs Petite purple potatoes, rinse (No need to peel and dice)
  • 1 cup Carrot, shredded
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 3 tbsp Fresh basil
  • Green Curry (Blend together)
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion powder
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 2 tbsp Green curry paste
  • 13.6 oz Coconut Milk, 1 can
  • 1 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • For Serving:
  • 2 cups Uncooked rice

How To Make A Chickpea Potato Green Curry Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep/Freezer Directions:

  1. Label gallon freezer bag according to your preferred labeling method.
  2. Blend together sauce ingredients
  3. Add all ingredients to a labeled gallon freezer bag.
  4. Store in the freezer for up to three months.

Slow Cooker | Cooking Directions

  1. Thaw in the fridge 12-24 hours before cooking
  2. Add freezer bag contents into slow cooker
  3. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  4. Serve on rice. Optional: Garnish with fresh parsley

What to Serve/Pair with Your Delicious and Nutritious: Chickpea Potato Curry Recipe

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Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Red Bell Pepper for Potatoes: Instead of using 1.5 lbs of petite purple potatoes, you can use 1 red bell pepper, diced. This will add a sweet, crunchy texture to the curry.
  • Onion Powder for Fresh Onion: Use 1 tbsp onion powder instead of fresh onions. Onion powder provides the same depth of flavor and is easy to store and use in a freezer meal.
  • Ground Ginger for Fresh Ginger: Replace fresh ginger with 1 tsp ground ginger. Ground ginger is a convenient and shelf-stable alternative that still offers the warm, spicy notes essential to the curry.

Additions:

  • Shredded Carrot: Add 1 cup of shredded carrot to the curry. Carrots add a slight sweetness and additional nutrients, plus they freeze well within the curry.
  • Fresh Basil: Add 3 tbsp fresh basil towards the end of cooking. Fresh basil adds a fragrant, herbal note to the curry, enhancing its flavor profile.
  • Uncooked Rice: Prepare 2 cups of uncooked rice separately and freeze it alongside the curry. Having rice ready to go makes serving the meal even more convenient.

How To Reheat & Store Chickpea Potato Green Curry Freezer Meal Recipe

Best Way To Store Meal Prep Chickpea Potato Green Curry Leftover?

Storing leftovers correctly is essential for preserving their taste and and texture. Begin by letting your chickpea curry leftovers cool to room temperature, avoiding leaving them out for more than two hours. After cooling, transfer them into airtight containers or resealable plastic bags, ensuring minimal air inside to prevent freezer burn or spoilage.

For longer storage needs, the freezer is a great choice. Frozen leftovers can maintain their quality for several months.

How Long Will Chickpea Potato Green Curry Recipe Last In the Fridge?

Chickpea leftovers typically stay fresh in the fridge for about three to five days, but this can vary depending on the type of dish. After cooking, it’s essential to let the dishes cool to room temperature within two hours.

This helps prevent bacterial growth. If you find that you won’t be able to enjoy the leftovers within the 3-5 day window, consider freezing them. The freezer can extend their shelf life significantly while preserving their flavor and quality.

Can I Freeze Quick and Healthy: Freezer-Friendly Chickpea Potato Curry?

Yes, this recipe was designed as a raw freezer meal, which means that you can prepare this recipe raw, freeze, and then cook when needed. To prep this recipe as a raw freezer meal, label a gallon freezer bag, blend curry ingredients with a high speed blender, add all ingredients plus curry sauce into the gallon freezer bag, and seal and store for up to three months.

Can you freeze your leftovers? Yes, you can do that too. Allow your leftovers to cool to room temperature, once cooled, place in a freezer bag, seal, and freeze for up to three months.

How To Reheat Simple Dinner with Chickpea Potato Green Curry?

In order to reheat your leftovers, use the microwave or the stovetop. Make sure to stir occasionally to ensure even heating regardless of method.

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