A staple in many kitchens, the Instant Pot is a seven-in-one multi-cooker with the functionality of an electric pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, warmer, and sauté pan. All in one easy to use appliance.
A friend on Facebook today was querying friends, asking if anyone had tried the Instant Pot as she was considering replacing her crock pot with one. The comments were instant and favorable. One replied, “What’s a crockpot,” facetiously, of course. Another said she couldn’t live without hers. Still more said they make almost every dinner in theirs.
In case you’ve recently acquired an Instant Pot or are wanting some fresh inspiration of delicious dishes to make in one — check out the ideas below!
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Easy Instant Pot (or Slow Cooker) Recipes You’ll Want to Make This Winter
Turkey Meatball Stroganoff (Instant Pot or Slow Cooker)
“Comfort food the whole family will love! These delicious turkey meatballs are simmered in a sour cream mushroom sauce, SO good! Perfect over egg noodles.”
White Bean and Bacon Soup
“A white bean and bacon bowl, powered up by ham hock and red pepper, and with a little bit of everything that makes a soup good: creamy, brothy, chunky, rich with savory white beans and ham. It’s the perfect winter soup, all in one pot.”
Salisbury Steak Meatballs
“These beefy meatballs are cooked in a mushroom gravy and lightened up by using half ground turkey and half lean ground beef. I made these in my Instant Pot for a meal that took less than thirty minutes to make, but have also included stove top and slow cooker directions.”
Instant Pot Korean Beef
“This Instant Pot Korean Beef was made in under an hour using the pressure cooker feature [of an Instant Pot] and it’s AMAZINGLY flavorful and totally simple!”
Tomato-Braised Lentils with Broccoli Rabe
“Since this dish is so healthful — packed with plant-based protein and fiber from the lentils, and topped with an elegant bundle of vitamin-rich greens — you can afford to coddle it with some butter, too. I started by using the sauté setting on “normal” (which seemed similar to a medium to medium-high flame on the stovetop) to cook the onion and garlic inside the pot. Then, I stopped cooking, added the remainder of the ingredients, closed the lid, used the electric pressure cooker to finish the process, and used the warming function to hold it until dinnertime. Instead of 30 minutes, my dinner was ready in less than half the time. It was so easy, I felt like I must be forgetting to do something. This works great as a vegetarian entrée if you’re entertaining, or for going meatless more often without sacrificing protein.”
French Dip Sandwiches
“Tender, flavorful and it totally fell apart when I went to shred it.”
Last Minute BBQ Chicken Wings
Chicken Enchilada Soup (Instant Pot or Crock Pot)
“Hearty chicken enchilada soup with quinoa – just a few minutes of prep to make in the instant pot or slower cooker then sit back and enjoy!”
Slow Cooker Tikka Masala
“I didn’t think chicken tikka masala could really get much better, but then I remembered my fall-time best friend: the slow cooker. This is a curry dish that benefits from a nice, long simmer anyway, so why not let that happen while I’m off doing other things? That’s what I call smart cooking.
Spooned over some steamed rice, this easy slow-cooker tikka masala is about to make your busy fall days very happy indeed.”
Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
“This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken recipe is packed with flavor, super easy to prepare and can be made as a pressure cooker recipe or a slow cooker recipe.”
“Risotto is one of those delicious dishes that not enough people make at home because it has a reputation for being fussy and time-consuming. If you make it the traditional way, you have to spend about 20 to 30 minutes at the stove, all of it hands-on time as you stir and add stock, stir and add stock, stir and add stock.
What about a delicious, creamy risotto in about 12 to 15 minutes that includes some precious hands-off time? If that interests you, then you’ll want to try making risotto in a pressure cooker! Read on for the recipe.”
Cheddar Broccoli and Potato Soup
“For this soup, you will need basic soup ingredients: garlic, butter, broccoli, potatoes, broth, half and half, and cheese.”