At The Daily Meal, we’re always on the lookout for new food trends and kitchen gadgets to help the home cook and food enthusiast create the most delicious meals in the easiest manner possible. The Instant Pot functions as a pressure-cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, steamer, slow-cooker, and sauté pan, among other things, so the options are endless. This versatile appliance has been on our radar for quite some time, and we’ve shared recipe roundups for everything you can make with it, including breakfast recipes, dessert recipes, and even totally unexpected things like chicken liver pâté.
And now, on to dinner! We’ve collected 17 of our best recipes to help you get your evening meal on the table in a, well, instant. Some of these dishes are comforting and some are surprising, but they all share the two qualities that have made Instant Pot meals so insanely popular: ease of preparation and delicious flavor.
Nothing pleases a crowd quite like enchiladas, so chances are good there won’t be a single leftover after making this easy dish for dinner. You can create endless versions of these enchiladas, using ground turkey, chicken, grilled vegetables, or soy crumbles.
This beef stew is perfect for a comforting dinner — and tastes even better the next day. It’s made with boneless chuck roast, a budget-friendly cut of meat whose fat content lends lots of flavor to the dish.
Beef stroganoff is another versatile Instant Pot dish, because it can be made using inexpensive cuts of meat (or even sirloin, if the budget allows). Serve it over wide egg noodles, which hold up well to the rich sauce.
The Instant Pot’s “Braising” and “Pressure-Cooking” functions help cook this brisket pot roast perfectly. The ingredients are things most people tend to keep on hand, so it’s a good dish to cook for a lazy weekend supper.
Adobo is Spanish for marinade or seasoning, and this dish is often associated with Filipino cuisine. The Instant Pot helps seal in the tangy flavors of this recipe, which can be ready in less than an hour.
This satisfying chili is a great addition to potlucks and game day parties. Intensify the heat by increasing the chili powder, or add some chopped jalapeño into the chili or sprinkled on top.
If you’re looking to eat a little healthier but don’t want to spend loads of time on kitchen prep, this is the recipe for you. Tomatillo, jalapeño, and a blend of spices add a punch of flavor to these lean but hearty meatballs.
Don’t go out when you have a craving for chicken curry — stay in and make it in your Instant Pot instead! The list of ingredients may seem long, but once you make the initial investment in the spices, you’ll be able to make this recipe many, many times (and trust us, you’ll want to).
This recipe creates chicken that’s as flavorful as any you’d get in any restaurant. Use the “Sauté” and “Pressure Cook” functions to create tender, mouthwatering drumsticks in less than an hour.
Comfort food doesn’t get any easier than this! Four types of cheese make for an indulgent dinner that’s ready in no time.
Even humble meatloaf gets its moment in the Instant Pot sun. After it’s done cooking, top it with the sweet and spicy glaze and pop it in the oven to develop a lovely crust.
It’s always a good idea to have a recipe like this in your back pocket, either for last-minute guests or when you just feel like treating yourself to a nice dinner at the end of a hard day. The citrus and rosemary add a lovely depth of flavor and complement the richness of the tenderloin.
It may seem strange to make your favorite comfort food in an Instant Pot, but the “Yogurt” setting works great for making pizza dough. You actually finish the pizza in the oven, but the Instant Pot helps speed up the proofing process of the dough, making a delicious base for your homemade pie.
Pulled pork can take between six and eight hours in a conventional slow-cooker, but it can be ready in less than three hours in the Instant Pot. This recipe creates a sweet and smoky sauce with the succulent pulled pork.
Feeling a little too lazy even for takeout? This recipe will be your dinner fairy godmother. Making your own sauce ensures that you’ll control the salt, creating a healthier, homemade version of this popular restaurant dish.
These spicy chicken drumsticks are so versatile: Serve them for a rainy day barbecue, dip them in blue cheese dressing, or shred them for a salad, soup, or tacos.
This is lasagna, the low-maintenance way. You’ll save time and energy (and perhaps a little dish soap). Egg roll wrappers make a handy substitute for traditional lasagna noodles in this recipe. This mouthwatering lasagna is just one of many one-pot wonders you can cook all year round.
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