The Instant Pot is one of the greatest kitchen tools that I have ever encountered! Making dinner has never been easier or faster than it is in an Instant Pot! If you have recently picked up an Instant Pot, you might be wondering what you can make in it. Let me tell you, the possibilities are endless! But, to give you a starting place, I have gathered 11 Awesome Instant Pot recipes to share with you. From Crustless Veggie Quiche to a decadent White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake, there is something for everyone on this list! I can’t wait to hear what your favorite is!
I know! I know! Here I am telling you about desserts to make in your Instant Pot and I am showing you a dessert with the words “slow cooker” in the title! That’s okay because your Instant Pot is a slow cooker too! Just use the slow cook setting on your Instant Pot after you saute’ the apples for this flavorful pudding cake. After topping it with ice cream this fall favorite will quickly become you favorite dessert anytime of year!
Three words. Passion. Fruit. Pie! Does that not sound as amazing as it looks? Loving Sweet Moments tells us that you can easily find passion fruit pulp in the freezer department of your favorite grocery store. Not only is it the highlight of this pie, but you can also use the pulp in your favorite smoothie, cookie, or cake! Grab the recipe for this stunning dessert—–>HERE.
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Cakes with sweet and creamy centers are so trendy right now. I ‘m seeing them everywhere and I love the effect of taking that first bite and the center flowing out onto your plate. It’s a surprise even if you know it is going to happen. Since I’m seeing a lot of chocolate versions lately, I was delighted to learn Recipe This had a toffee pudding for those who don’t enjoy chocolate as much as the rest of the world. Hop over to see how to steam this delicious cake—–>HERE.
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If you are on the hunt for a quick and easy peach cobbler in the instant pot, you have found the perfect recipe! The flavors of this recipe are on point and with the help of the Instant Pot Duo Mini, I can cook this in no time.
I got the Instant Pot Mini and it is a perfect size. You can buy the Instant Pot in three different sizes, and I have the smallest of the three. It is a 7-in-1 multi-use programmable pressure cooker, that is user-friendly. You can use as a pressure cooker, make rice, use as a slow cooker, saute and sear, steam, and use as a warmer. It also offers 11 Smart Built-In Programs – Soup/Broth, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chilli, Slow Cook, Sauté/Searing, Rice, Porridge, Steam, Yogurt, Keeps Warm, and Pressure Cook.
The Instant Pot Is the Top Gift This Holiday Season
The Instant Pot is probably the top holiday gift on pretty much everyone’s wish list this year. It is the perfect kitchen gadget to allow you to use one appliance in multiple ways and reduce the cook time on meals and side dishes! I have used this so much already and really find it is easy to use and works great. I love how you can go from making a dessert like this peach cobbler to making a rice to serve up with dinner. I love how it is so versatile.
It takes up minimal kitchen counter space, which is nice because I don’t have a ton of room. It seems like the perfect size for our family. I do recommend if you are wanting to cook larger meals to buy a bigger size, mine is 3 quart and I think a larger one would be a better fit for a larger family.
I made this Peach Cobbler in the Instant Pot in ten minutes. It had a quick cook time and then you allow it to release pressure for ten minutes and then you can serve up this warm and creamy cobbler. It is very versatile and you can switch up any filling if you prefer mixed berries, apples, or any other fruit.
1 Yellow Cake Mix
1 tsp cinnamon
1 stick of butter
2 Cans of Peach Pie Filling
How to Make:
Pour the pie filling into the bottom of the Instant Pot Bowl.
Then melt your stick of butter and then mix it with your cake mix and cinnamon. It will create a crumbly texture. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the peaches.
Set the Instant Pot to manual high pressure and cook for 10 minutes. Slow release for 10 minutes and then remove the lid. Serve up with a scoop of ice cream.
That is all it takes to make this, quick and easy like I said above! If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you might want to get one soon! They are so handy and really making cooking so much easier.
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Mornings can be busy and can mean that breakfast becomes a quick bite on the go. Dinners can be equally as chaotic with evening schedules and to-do lists. This makes lunch one of the only meals that you can actually enjoy. If you are looking for a way to use your instant pot and create a lunch that is filling and will last you until dinner then here are a few options. These lunches pack a punch but are also easy to make and easy to store if there are leftovers.
Shredded Meat Taco
A quick and easy instant pot recipe for lunch is shredded meat tacos. You simply place the chicken, pork, or beef into your instant pot along with any seasonings or veggies. Consider using turkey or chicken to make it a healthier choice. Cook your meat on the meat setting and then shred the meat with a fork. Mix in any taco sauce or other sauces that you may like and warm your soft flour tortillas or regular taco shells. Fill your tacos with the meat mixture and enjoy. These can be made ahead of time as well, add some Spanish-style rice, beans or guacamole and have a quick ready-made lunch on the go.
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
A simple meal that can really fill you up is a soup and sandwich or salad combo. One of the base soups for this type of combo is something you can make easily in your instant pot and have leftovers for later or freeze it for another meal. Broccoli and cheese soup can be made in less than an hour and use fresh superfood ingredients. Cut up a head of broccoli and mix with garlic, carrots, and onion. Add chicken stock, butter, cheddar, and heavy cream. Cook on the soup timer and enjoy.
Instant pot french dips are a great way to use the meat setting on your instant pot and get used to how it handles your meat based meals. Use a chuck roast meat along with beef broth and seasonings. Cook the meat until tender and dice it or shred it. Place on the hoagie buns and make your dipping sauce. It is quick, easy, and it lets you have sandwich meat for several meals. This is ideal for make-ahead lunches that can pair with soups or salads. When you make your own French dip, it is a lot healthier than you might imagine, especially if you put it on a whole wheat bun.
You can take these ideas and work with them to reach the best options for you and your schedule. This will also give you an idea of how to use different settings on the instant pot to create even more meals.
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An instant pot is a type of cooking appliance that uses pressure cooking for rapid cooking of your meals and ingredients. It is becoming very popular for people who want to cook foods in record time and is especially helpful when you are cooking a lot of meals on prep day. Here are some things to know about using an instant pot for your healthy meal planning and prepping.
Freeze Ingredients Ahead of Time
One of the reasons the Instant Pot is perfect for meal planning and prepping is because it can cook foods that are frozen. This is great news since many other cooking methods and appliances don’t cook frozen food evenly. It can be a huge pain having to defrost everything first, then get to cooking. But with an Instant Pot, you put your frozen chicken or veggies right in the pot and just give it a little extra time to cook the foods through. It is going to use pressure cooking instead of direct heat, so this is why it is safe to cook when something is frozen.
Start With Simple Recipes
Until you get used to the Instant Pot and how it actually works, you should start with some simpler recipes. Some things that are easy to make and can also provide you with healthy meals are vegetable side dishes, beans, and eggs. These are very simple foods that can be made until delicious and healthy meals and don’t require a lot of prep work beforehand. You should start with these simpler things because the Instant Pot has various settings and cooking variances you need to get accustomed to.
Learn the Basics of Using an Instant Pot
This type of pressure cooking appliance is not the same as a slow cooker, so you need to know the difference. First of all, you turn the appliance on, then you turn the temperature to what you want, and wait for it to count down. Just because it is turned on, doesn’t mean it is ready for you to add the foods and begin the cooking time. Like an oven, it needs to be preheated to the desired temperature first. You should also make sure some liquid is in the pot every time you cook something, unlike a slow cooker that doesn’t always require it. The simplest thing to do is look up recipes and prepare those first before you begin experimenting with your own.
You may not be able to use your instant pot for every meal. If you can only use it for one meal, then make it breakfast. It is one of the most important meals of the day and it is usually the meal where everyone is at home and starving. If you want to use the instant pot for breakfast, but you may not know what healthy breakfasts would be the best for you and your family, consider the following breakfast options that combine superfoods and your instant pot.
Coconut Steel Cut Oatmeal
Overnight oatmeal has become an increasingly popular dish, but you don’t need overnight when you have your instant pot. Steel cut coconut oatmeal is packed with superfood properties and can give you a great start to your day. All you need is steel cut oatmeal, coconut milk, fresh shaved coconut, cinnamon, water, and bananas. Bananas give you a shot of potassium and a serving of fruit. Cinnamon, especially fresh ground, gives you a boost to your immune system but it also helps to regulate your blood sugar. Combined with the power of steel cut oatmeal you will be ready for the day.
Breakfast in a Jar
Sometimes you want something quick and easy that each member of the family can grab and go with. A breakfast in a jar is a great option and can be loaded up individually for each person. If one person loves avocado, then you can add it as a superfood boost. If another person prefers lots of vegetables, you can do that too. The basic recipe of the breakfast in a jar for the instant pot is to layer egg along with different ingredients in small mason jars. Leave the jars uncovered and start on high pressure for 5 minutes. Switch to the NPR setting for 5 minutes and your breakfasts are done.
Breakfast Rice Pudding
Rice pudding allows you to get a good source of carbs and to fill those carbs with superfoods for the day. In fact, one of the base ingredients for rice pudding is cinnamon. This gives you a good dose of superfood that allows you to regulate your blood sugar and help your metabolism kick in. You can replace traditional milk with coconut milk for more vitamins and minerals. It also removes the possible antibiotics that may be found in traditional whole milk recipes.
These are just a few ideas for you to work with. You can expand on these ideas and change them up to work with your family. Remember, the ideal option is to use superfoods to create the meals that work best for you.