Moroccan Tagine Plant-Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
In this Moroccan Tagine, there is a tapestry of bold spices and tender vegetables simmering away all day long as you scratch things off your to-do list. An effortless dinner awaits on the busiest days, all because you prepped it, kept it frozen until you needed it, and popped it into the crockpot in the morning. Enjoy this flavorful plant-based whole 30 recipe!
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Everyday heroes of family life, allow me to introduce you to our Moroccan Tagine, a plant-based, Whole 30 dinner that is a culinary experience taking your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Morocco. To boot, it’s a make-ahead freezer meal, which means it marries robust flavor with an insane level of convenience.

Imagine having a tapestry of bold spices and tender vegetables simmering away all day long as you scratch things off your to-do list. An effortless dinner awaits on the busiest of days, all because you prepped it, kept it frozen until you needed it, and popped it in the crockpot in the morning. Genius, right?

We cultivated this recipe not just for convenience and flavor, but also to cater to your dietary needs and restrictions. Not only does it comply with Whole 30 standards, it’s 100% plant-based, which means it’s free of most common allergens, too. Whether you’re a seasoned chef, a kitchen novice, or somewhere in between, this recipe is yours. Let’s dive in together!

Why You’ll Love this Moroccan Tagine Recipe

  • Tantalizing Texture: The softness of vegetables meets the chewiness of apricots, yielding a carnival of textures.
  • One-Pot Wonder: There’s minimal clean-up with this make-ahead freezer meal, giving you more time to do the things you love.
  • Flavor Explosion: This isn’t your average stew – with the aromatic spices and traditional ingredients such as dried apricots, the flavors of Morocco present themselves beautifully in this dish.
A Year of Meal Plans on a Budget
Moroccan Tagine Plant-Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal Recipe
In this Moroccan Tagine, there is a tapestry of bold spices and tender vegetables simmering away all day long as you scratch things off your to-do list. An effortless dinner awaits on the busiest days, all because you prepped it, kept it frozen until you needed it, and popped it into the crockpot in the morning. Enjoy this flavorful plant-based whole 30 recipe!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Equipment
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Slow Cooker
Ingredients
  
  • 5 Carrots diced
  • 3 Zucchinis quarter and chopped
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 cup Onion diced
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 cup Dried apricots chopped
Day of Cooking:
  • 4 cups Vegetable broth
  • 12 oz (Optional) Cauliflower rice or red lentils bag
Instructions
 
Prep/Freezer Directions
  • Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  • Add all ingredients, except Day of Cooking ingredients, to the freezer bag.
  • Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months
Slow Cooker | Cooking Directions
  • Dump contents of the freezer bag, plus 4 cups of vegetable broth, to a slow cooker.
  • Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours
  • Stir and serve. Optional: Serve over red lentils or cauliflower rice.
Keyword freezer meals, Moroccan Tagine, Plant Based Freezer Meal, Plant based slow cooker recipes, Plant Based Whole 30 Freezer Meal, Whole 30 Freezer Meal
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Equipment Needed to Make Plant Based Moroccan Tagine

  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • 1 Slow Cooker

Ingredients for your Quick Moroccan Tagine Plant Baed Whole 30 Freezer Recipe

  • 5 Carrots, diced
  • 3 Zucchinis, quarter and chopped
  • 3 tsp Salt
  • 3 tsp Garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cumin
  • 3/4 tsp Cinnamon
  • 2 cup Onion, diced
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 1 cup Dried apricots, chopped
  • Day of Cooking:
  • 4 cups Vegetable broth
  • 12 oz (Optional) Cauliflower rice or red lentils, bag

How to Make a Moroccan Tagine Plant-Based Whole 30 Recipe

Prep/ Freezer Directions:

  1. Prepare a gallon freezer bag, labeling according to your preferred method.
  2. Add all ingredients, except Day of Cooking ingredients, to the freezer bag.
  3. Seal bag, removing as much air as possible, and freeze for up to three months

Slow Cooker | Cooking Directions:

  1. Dump contents of the freezer bag, plus 4 cups of vegetable broth, to a slow cooker.
  2. Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours
  3. Stir and serve. Optional: Serve over red lentils or cauliflower rice.

What to Pair with your Whole 30 Moroccan Tagine?

Sides:

Desserts:

Mocktails:

Popular Substitutions and Additions

Substitutions:

  • Dried Fruit: Although dried apricots are preferred in this recipe, you can use any dried fruit in their place. Dates are a more intensely sweet substitute, whereas golden raisins are more tart. Figs, prunes, and dark raisins are options, too.
  • Vegetables: Some use a variety of vegetables in their Moroccan tagine, such as cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms, or green beans.

Additions:

  • Vegetables: Feel free to add vegetables to this recipe, from cauliflower to broccoli to mushrooms to green beans. Just watch the amount you add in proportion to the liquid.

How To Reheat & Store Moroccan Tagine Plant-Based Whole 30

Best Way To Store Leftover Freezer Meal Moroccan Tagine leftovers?

The best way to store a Moroccan Tagine leftover is by allowing the recipe to cool to room temperature. This will prevent moisture build up in your storing device. When the recipe has cooled, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How Long Will Moroccan Tagine Plant-Based Whole 30 Last In the Fridge?

When stored properly in the fridge, and when the recipe has been allowed to cool to room temperature, this recipe will remain fresh for 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Can I Freeze Vegan Moroccan Tagine?

We recommend freezing before cooking and consuming leftovers within the recommended time frame. You’re able to freeze leftovers, but we don’t recommend doing so because it negatively impacts the flavor and texture of the meal.

To prepare this recipe as a raw freezer meal, add all ingredients, except the day of ingredients, into a labeled gallon freezer bag, then remove excess air, seal and store for up to three months.

How to Reheat Make-Ahead Tagine Freezer Meal?

This recipe is best reheated in a saucepan over medium heat. Make sure to add a bit of broth or water to prevent sticking, and stir occasionally during the reheating process. You may also use a microwave. Be sure to reheat in short bursts, and stir between each interval to ensure even heating throughout leftovers.

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