Instant Pot Recipes


Instant Pot Recipes

Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner In The Instant Pot

One of my favorite things about the Instant Pot is how versatile it is. You can cook a wide variety of dishes in this popular new electric appliance. In this post, we’re going to take a quick look at how you can cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner in this electric pressure cooker. This will come in handy when your stove is out, it’s too hot to cook inside, you’re on vacation, or when you’re cooking with your Instant Pot in your dorm room for example.

Of course these aren’t the only times the versatility of the Instant pot will come in handy. I like to use my Instant Pot multiple times per week and cook a wide variety of dishes in it for any time of the day. Let’ me quickly run you through some family favorites for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Breakfast In The Instant Pot

Let’s start with the first meal of the day – breakfast. There are all sorts of great dishes you can make in the Instant Pot. With the sauté function, you can even use it to scramble up some eggs or cook sausage in a pinch.

Where the Instant Pot really shines is with oatmeal. Some of the best tasting steel cut oats come from cooking them in this popular electric appliance. No constant stirring required for creamy and nutritious oats.

You can even hard boil a large quantity of eggs in your Instant Pot. Perfect for make ahead breakfast meals that last you all week long. Read Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Lunch In The Instant Pot

Since the Instant Pot does such a great job at fixing soups and stews, it’s perfect for lunchtime cooking as well. With a quick google search you’ll be able to find plenty of yummy recipes to try as well as lots of directions for adapting your own favorite recipes. Read Instant Pot Lunch Recipes

It’s also a great way to cook one pot meals including pasta and rice dishes that are perfect for lunch. And let’s not forget about everyone’s favorite – Mac and Cheese. If on the other hand you’re in the mood for a nice salad, try boiling eggs for it in the instant pot, or even making an entire batch of potato salad in it from start to finish.

Dinner In The Instant Pot

Last but not least, let’s talk about dinner. This is where the Instant pot really shines. It’s great for easy weeknight dinners that can be cooked from start to finish in the instant pot like a nice big batch of beef stew, or your favorite chicken dish for example. Read Instant Pot Dinner Recipes

Pressure cookers have always been the best way to deal with large roasts and tougher cuts of meat. Cook your pot roast or a big batch of homemade pulled pork in the slow cooker for a nice Sunday dinner.

And let’s not forget about side dishes. From various rice dishes to mashed, or scalloped potatoes, the instant pot can take care of your main side dish for you while you’re busy cooking anything else.

How To Find Instant Pot Recipes

You bought an Instant Pot, brought it home, and got it set up. You did your water test, boiled some eggs in it, and maybe even made a handful of dishes from recipes on the Instant Pot website or in the included recipe guide. Now that you’re comfortable using this new electric appliance, you’re ready to branch out and start to look for some other fun recipes to try. Here are some of the best places both online and offline to find Instant Pot Recipes.

Go Old School With Cookbooks And Recipes Cards

Since the Instant Pot has been so popular for the past few months, there are plenty of traditional cookbooks (along with eBook versions) being published. Browse through your local bookstore, or head on over to Amazon.com to see what’s available right now.

If you have friends or family members who are Instant Pot fans, ask them for their favorite recipes and jot them down on recipe cards. If there’s a group of you, you can start to regularly exchange recipes. If someone brings an Instant Pot dish to a potluck or gathering, ask them for the recipe. It won’t take you long to establish a nice little library of tried and true recipes.

Blogs And Google Searches

If you’re looking for something specific, doing a quick Google search is always a great idea. You’ll be able to find chicken thigh specific recipes, or instant pot ready recipes for spaghetti and meatballs.

Along the way, you’ll likely come across all sorts of different blogs where fellow Instant Pot users share their experiences and recipes. Bookmark them, or simply browse around when you come across them for plenty of fresh recipe ideas. Try the recipes as is, or use them as inspiration to come up with your own take on a dish.

Go Social With Pinterest And Facebook Groups

Last but not least, let’s not forget about social media. Pinterest is a great source of Instant Pot recipes. Do a quick search and follow a few Instant Pot or Pressure Cooker boards for plenty of new recipe ideas in your Pinterest Feed.

By far my favorite way to come across new recipes to try or get suggestions for recipe adaptations, is Facebook groups. There are several good Instant Pot specific groups you can join and participate in. You’ll find a wealth of information in these groups along with all sorts of helpful tips and ideas.

With these suggestions, I’m sure you’ll find more Instant Pot recipes than you’d ever get a chance to try. Cook up the ones that look good or sound delicious and start to build up your very own library of family favorite Instant Pot recipes.