Recipe Roundup: Instant Pot®

Welcome to our first recipe roundup of 2020! Today’s feature: the Instant Pot®.

By now, it’s likely that you’ve heard of the Instant Pot®. The Kitchn describes the Instant Pot® as “a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. It’s a single appliance that does the job of seven different kitchen appliances or tools.”

Whoa. It’s no wonder that it’s appealing to so many. We’ve heard more than a few times recently that drivers have either purchased an Instant Pot® or received one as a Christmas gift, so we’re rounding up some recipes to try. As usual, there’s a wide variety of recipes here, so no matter your dietary preferences (keto, vegetarian, gluten-free…), be sure to them out! Just click the bold, underlined recipe titles below to be taken to the full recipes.

First up, a tried and true favorite:

Carnitas via allrecipes

There’s not much to say about these! They’re easy, tender, and can be served a variety of ways. Leftovers can be frozen for future use.

Rice and Beans: photo via ifoodreal: https://ifoodreal.com/instant-pot-rice-and-beans/

Rice and Beans via ifoodreal 

This recipe uses dried beans, but there’s no soaking time required. It’s quick, easy, and budget-friendly.

Homestyle Chicken and Vegetables via 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking

Well seasoned chicken, green beans, red potatoes and carrots are all cooked together quickly in your electric pressure cooker. A true one pot meal that is family friendly, tastes amazing and is so easy to put together.”

Creamy Keto Soup via allrecipes

Think baked potato soup but minus the potatoes, plus cauliflower. This one requires some pre-chopping of vegetables. Alternatively, you could purchase pre-chopped ingredients to save on time and mess.

And finally, a how-to guide on cooking a variety of vegetables in the Instant Pot®:

How to Cook (Almost) Every Veggie in Your Instant Pot via Taste of Home

Fresh vegetables retain nutrients and cook quickly in the Instant Pot®. Learn how to cook beets, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, corn, eggplant, green beans, peppers, potatoes, and zucchini.

Make sure to let us know if you try any of these! And definitely let us know if you have your own favorite Instant Pot® recipe to share. For more recipes, a quick Google search for “Instant Pot cookbook” will lead you to never-ending options. Enjoy!

3 Replies to “Recipe Roundup: Instant Pot®”

  1. I use ours almost every day on the truck. I line it with tin foil to make clean up easier. So far I’ve made enchiladas which is our favourite. Chicken casseroles and beef dishes. We only eat out about once a week now.

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