Insanely Awesome Instant Pot Recipes Gallery
Insanely Awesome Instant Pot Recipes
The Instant Pot is all the rage these days, but what exactly can you make with one and why are they suddenly so popular? Well, let’s just say it’s all in the name. When cooking with the Instant Pot, one perk is certainly that food cooks pretty much instantaneously. While the Instant Pot is technically a multi-cooker, meaning it can function as a rice cooker, slow-cooker, yogurt maker and more, many users turn primarily to its pressure cooker function to get things cooked and ready to eat in record time.
Back in the day, pressure cookers got a really bad rap, with stories of exploding pressure cookers and scalding stews covering kitchen ceilings passed down from generation to generation. Don’t worry; those dangerous days of using pressure cookers are firmly in the past thanks to the Instant Pot — a new and improved pressure cooker, with multiple cooking settings to boot, which is rapidly becoming one of the top must-have kitchen appliances in the country.
We reached out to our Culinary Content Network of food bloggers and asked them which recipes they love to make with their Instant Pots. From pasta sauce and chicken barbecue pork to cheesecake and chocolate fudge cakes, these recipes are delicious, and every single one of them cooks in an unbelievably short amount of time. If you don’t own an Instant Pot, all of these recipes can be cooked in a more traditional pressure cooker or a different brand of multi-cooker.
Barbecue Jelly Drumsticks
These delicious drumsticks from The Kitchen Whisperer are insanely easy to make! With a fantastic jelly sauce (that can be made ahead of time) they take just 15 minutes to cook and result in drumsticks that are crispy, sticky, and finger-lickin’ good!
Braised Pulled Pork Barbecue and Creamy Corn Polenta
Served atop creamy polenta (yum!) this recipe for braised pulled barbecue pork from Mango & Tomato is a great way to put any pressure cooker to great use. What would normally take hours to become mouth-wateringly tender, takes just 45 minutes — perfect for satisfying any sudden barbecue pork cravings!
Chicken Meatball and Noodle Soup
When you need a bowlfull of something nourishing and warm, this noodle soup will get the job done swiftly and deliciously! This recipe from Chillies and Lime uses ingredients like ginger, lemongrass, makrut lime leaves and red chilli (to name a few), and I guaranteed it will chase away the chills.
Chocolate Fudge Cakes
If you are making a small-batch dessert, it can seem like quite the palaver to go through the process of turning on the oven and waiting for it to preheat. Luckily this recipe from Mon Petit Four has got you covered. By using the Instant Pot, you can avoid turning on the oven entirely and still produce something that is chocolaty and decadent in no time at all.
Creamy Verde Chicken Chili Recipe
Here is a healthy recipe from This Mama Loves that is good for you in every sense on the word! It tastes great and gets a wholesome dinner on the table that the whole family will enjoy.
Shredded Beef Tacos
All you need for this recipe from Tasty Ever After are two simple ingredients. That’s right; you have read correctly — this recipe transforms humble beef chuck into a tender plate of full that’s full of flavor. The secret? A cup of salsa, store-bought or homemade — it’s up to you. Serve this tasty shredded beef in traditional tortillas or lettuce cups for a lighter alternative that’s equally delicious.
Spaghetti Sauce With Sausage
Turn to your Instant Pot or multi-cooker for household staples like this recipe from Simple Sweet and Savory. It is easy to make, loaded with healthy vegetables and full of flavor from the sausages, tomato paste, and wine. Make a batch and always keep some on hand in the freezer for those days when complicated cooking is out of the question.
Sweet and Sour Chicken
There’s no need to order Chinese take-out when you can make it faster (and healthier) at home! This recipe from A Mind “Full” Mom takes an incredible 5 minutes to cook, so there’s absolutely no excuse not to make it!
These recipes are just a few of the essential recipes every beginner Instant Pot user should make!