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Dee’s Instant Pot Recipes
The Instant Pot is one of my favorite small kitchen appliances. It is great for soups, beans, and especially cooking frozen meats and poultry. I love being able to put some frozen chicken breasts in it and have dinner ready with little time or fuss.
Here are my current tried-and-true Instant Pot recipes. Check back periodically to see what’s new!
If you haven’t had a steaming hot bowl of split pea soup lately, you are missing out. And if you have an Instant Pot you are only an hour away from an easy and nourishing meal.
This creamy vegetable chowder is a perfect way to use up whatever vegetables you have on hand. Serve it with a big chunk of cornbread and that’s all you need for a delicious dinner.
Put frozen pork chops and a few simple ingredients in the Instant Pot, start cooking some rice and then you are free to turn your attention away from the kitchen until it’s time to eat.
I love a good sauce and this French mustard cream sauce is absolutely decadent. And guess what? You can make this dish quickly even if you forgot to thaw out the chicken. It uses basic ingredients I tend to always have on hand, too.
Pork tenderloins are a handy item to keep in the freezer. They cook quickly and are very versatile. And if you have an Instant Pot, even better! You can whip up this Pork Tenderloin in Cherry Cream Sauce in about the time it takes to make a salad and a couple of side dishes.
My favorite meal of the year is the traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade cranberry sauce and all the yummy extra side dishes. Delicious! It’s not the sort of meal the average homemaker has time for very often. However, you can still enjoy a tasty turkey dinner on a random Tuesday by cooking a turkey breast in the Instant Pot (or slow cooker). Life changing!
Are you looking for an easy, healthy, meat-free recipe for your Instant Pot? Bonus points for CHEAP? Try this recipe for Vegan Brazilian Black Beans. Despite such simple ingredients these beans are delicious!
With a few simple ingredients and a few minutes of prep time, you can serve your family this delicious, flavorful Chicken Creole on a chilly evening. I make it in the Instant Pot but I’ve also included instructions for the slow cooker.
As the weather gets cooler nothing satisfies quite like a steaming hot bowl of soup. Whether it’s a simple starter to a meal or a hearty version served as the main course, soup just hits the spot. Soup also happens to be one of my favorite things to make. If you are looking for a rich and filling bowl of yum you can’t go wrong with this Smoked Gouda Potato Soup.
Years ago I came up with this recipe which my clever son named “Croc Moroc”. I made it in my Crockpot, hence the name. These days I use the slow cook setting on my Instant Pot. But any way you cook it, Moroccan Chicken is a winner.
Do you ever find yourself in need of an easy meal but forgot to thaw something? What about when unexpected guests show up? If you have an Instant Pot and make a point of keeping a small ham in the freezer, you’re in business. That’s right. You can cook a frozen ham in the Instant Pot!
Smothered pork chops are a favorite around here and I got to wondering if I could make them in the Instant Pot with frozen pork chops. It turns out…yes, you can!
As much as I love to cook, some nights you just need something you can throw together without any fuss. That’s one of the reasons I love my Instant Pot. This super easy chicken tikka masala is perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.
This soup was inspired by that old cabbage soup diet plan as well as the “French Women Don’t Get Fat” leek soup. This low calorie soup is tasty and will help you shed a few pounds in a hurry.
There is nothing quite like a steaming hot bowl of gumbo on a chilly winter night. Gumbo isn’t difficult to make but it takes a bit of time and attention to make the perfect pot of it. But sometimes time is short and a couple of hours of simmering just isn’t in the cards if I want dinner on the table before 9 p.m. That’s where the Instant Pot comes in.
This particular cabbage dish is easy, economical, and very hearty. It also makes great leftovers so while you can definitely cut this recipe in half, don’t hesitate to make the full amount if you have the means of heating up leftovers for lunch.
Jambalaya is one of my favorite dishes and with an Instant Pot I can whip up a batch of Easy Jambalaya in short order.
Start beans in the Instant Pot and rice in a rice cooker. In less than an hour you’ll have an incredibly tasty dinner. And healthy, too!
Some people are intimidated by the lengthy stirring process or aren’t sure just how to cook a butternut squash. Neither are difficult and I’ll include my recipe for the traditional method below. However, if you happen to have an Instant Pot (or other pressure cooker) and a can of butternut squash, you can whip up a delicious batch of risotto in about half an hour…start to finish.
Several years ago David, Chris and I went vegetarian for a year. Surprisingly, we didn’t really miss meat. Perhaps that’s because I found delicious alternatives to our favorites, such as…lentil tacos.
There is something to be said for a good bowl of vegetable soup as part of a weight-loss plan. It’s also handy to have a big pot of soup in the fridge for quick lunches. Plus, I just happen to really like soup!