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How Many Quarts in a Gallon

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If you've been wondering how many quarts in a gallon freezer bag are needed to storage Instant Pot leftovers then you're in luck! In this guide, we quickly discuss quart-size, conversion tips, and how to properly store those leftovers.

How many quarts in a gallon

Let's settle the age-old debate: There are 4 quartz in 1 gallon. I say debate, because when it comes to freezing leftover Instant Pot meals, confusion rims rampant.

Most of us are familiar with storing freezable meals in storage containers and freezer bags, but with many of the Instant Pot meals being liquid base, you want to ensure that you're selecting the right solution.

Let's take our Instant Pot Homemade Hot Chocolate for example. This recipe requires 1 gallon of milk, which we learned in our How Many Ounces In A Gallon article, equates to 133 fluid ounces.

If you're planning on freezing the leftovers, and yes, you can freeze milk, then you'll need either an Extreme Freeze Deli Food Container or Extra Thick Silicone Freezer Food Storage bags.

In the same instance, if you're freezing Instant Pot Chicken Curry, which has a solid-cream base, then using a Ziploc Quart Freezer bag will be enough.

Ziploc Quarts bags are also helpful when you have limited freezer space because you can spread out the contents so that the bag lays flat in the freezer.

We also have a quick cheat sheet if you want to learn more on basic kitchen conversion measurements.

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How to measure quartz in a gallon

The best way to measure how many quarts in a gallon for the Instant Pot, is to use a quart saucepan, or saucepan. Most range between 1 to 3 quartz, and with 4 quartz equaling 1 gallon, it'll be easy to get the measurements right.

The next option is to utilize your inner pot! If you're using the 6-quart inner pot, then you'll fill it 3/4 of the way to get your 4 quartz.

If you're using the 8-quart inner pot, then you'll only need to fill it halfway. Lastly, the 3-quart inner pot will be too small, and we wouldn't recommend it for cooking in gallons.

For measuring cups, you can use a large 2 cup glass measuring cup and fill it at minimum 8 1/2 times. For 1 cup glass measuring cups, you'll need to refill it 16 times.

If you have an empty wide-mouth jug, then you can utilize it too! Most wide mouth jugs measure to a gallon- or half a gallon- which will make the refill relay much easier. If it has the handle attachment, even better.

And our last trick is to use a clear pitcher. Yes, the one you use for storing teas, Kool-Aid, or sangria. They too are gallon size, so it reduces your water relay to 0!

Instant Pot meals that use quart and gallon measurements

We have a few recipes that utilize quarts and gallons, they are:

  1. Homemade Hot Chocolate
  2. Instant Pot Ramen
  3. Instant Pot Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

The Instant Pot Ramen will be easy to storage but hard to reheat so proceed with caution.

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