The Instant Pot has been on everyone’s radar for quite some time now. The idea of an appliance that can make a variety of things seems to get more and more appealing, especially in an age where delivery and frozen food are on the rise. So if you’re looking for convenience or perhaps just a resurgence of fresh inspiration into your cooking, The Instant Pot is a great option at a bargain of a cost.
Pizza dough seems like an unlikely food to make in the Instant Pot but the appliance actually is a fantastic solution to fast proofing the dough. Although there is a slow cook function, I tend to use the pressure cooker option the most and find it really is, the all-star of the show. I mean, who doesn’t want to take the dog for a walk and come back to a delicious brisket?
All and all it’s almost guaranteed that you won’t go back to your archaic pots and pans after benefitting from the convenience of this machine. If you want to more inspiration on how to use your Instant Pot we have these 10 dishes to make you fall in love with your Instant Pot.
Cheesecake is such a crowd-pleaser when it comes to dessert you really can’t go wrong with this classic recipe. It requires you to fit a 1- to 2-quart casserole dish inside the Instant Pot (Le Creuset is good) and just make sure you don’t forget the parchment or it will stick!
For the Instant Pot Cheesecake recipe, click here.
Ah, chicken liver pate: It might be only thing that can really take that cheeseboard to the next level. I’ve made paté more times than I can count. Throughout my recipe testing, I’ve reduced every type of liquor but find Maderia wine (the wine used here) seems to balance the flavors better than, say, a harsh brandy.
For the Instant Pot Chicken Liver Pate recipe, click here.
I like a deviled egg as much as the next person, but if I’m throwing a party it just seems like a bit of a fussy item to recreate for one. little. bite. That being said, the Instant Pot makes it really easy to create these classic nibbles.
For the Instant Pot Deviled Eggs recipe, click here.
Of all the functions of the Instant Pot, making hard-boiled eggs in it is by far the most satisfactory experience. If you haven’t tried it, you’re in for a treat. No fussy boiled water, no hard-to-peel eggs – it’s a dream!
For the Instant Pot Eggs 2 Ways recipe, click here.
Mamma Mia! Making lasagna tends to be an all-day event in most cooks’ minds but no more! This recipe doesn’t require you to boil the noodles, and by making it vegetarian, you can shave a little more time off, too!
For the Instant Pot Vegetable Lasagna recipe, click here.
The easiest mac and cheese recipe you could ever hope for. Did I mention it’s four-cheese mac and cheese? Yes, yes it is, and you can make it in just under an hour.
For the Instant Pot Mac and Cheese recipe, click here.
If you’re looking for an easy throw-together dinner meatloaf is always a good option. This recipe has a tangy glaze sauce and it will only take you around 35 minutes to prepare.
For the Instant Pot Meatloaf recipe, click here.
Oatmeal comes out so incredible creamy in the Instant Pot. And I just like that it can stay warm without wasting gas for long periods of time, you know, just in case you need a second breakfast at around 11.30.
For the Instant Pot Oatmeal recipe, click here.
Sesame chicken often warrants a take-out order because it’s “so hard to make at home”. The reality is, it’s so incredibly easy and you’ll probably never order it again once you make this tangy version of your own.
For the Instant Pot Sesame Chicken recipe, click here.
Pizza has sadly gained a reputation for being unhealthy, but the truth is, if you’re using high-quality flour and cheese, this can be a very balanced meal. The dough comes out beautifully in the Instant Pot and be sure to choose some healthy toppings like mushrooms and peppers. If you’re a big Italian food fan like me, the best Italian restaurant in every state will further inspire your culinary aspirations.
For the Instant Pot Pizza recipe, click here.