So, what did y’all get for the holidays? We feel like the hot ticket items, at least for us home chefs, is the instant pot or the air fryer. Did you get one of those? How lucky!! We got an instant pot, but now we have to find instant pot recipes, so we can learn how it works. And once we know how it works, we can start creating recipes for the instant pot.
Isn’t that what you do? Search for recipe you’d like to try, figure out how the appliance works, and then jump in making your own? Well, not to worry! We have you covered for breakfast, soups, sides, dinner, and even dessert for your new instant pot!!
Instant Pot Recipes
Instant Pot Breakfasts
There is nothing better than steel cut oats for breakfast. Their hearty nutty goodness is perfect on cold mornings. Especially when they taste like dessert! Apple Pie Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats from My Wife Can Cook will make your cold, winter mornings worth it!
Yogurt makes a great breakfast! You can top it with fruit, granola, honey, or even cereal. Did you know you can make yogurt in your instant pot? We haven’t tried it, but Paint the Kitchen Red has made Homemade Instant Pot Yogurt and it looks creamy delicious!
Another great item to add to your breakfast is applesauce! It is great on top of toast, stirred into yogurt, or even makes a great snack. Pressure Cook Recipes shares their recipe for Instant Pot Applesauce and we can’t wait to try it!
Short on time? No worries! 4 Sons ‘R’ Us has a 5 minute oatmeal recipe for you. Her Instant Pot Quick Oats with Apples, Walnuts, & Honey is packed with flavors and textures to make you happy to eat your oatmeal.
Why not try a new grain for breakfast? Sidewalk Shoes shares her recipe for Instant Pot Quinoa Blueberry Breakfast Bowl for a protein packed breakfast. Who says quinoa you can’t have quinoa for breakfast? We sure don’t!
Of course, you can’t talk about breakfast without eggs! Rachel Cooks knows how to cook up a batch of hard-boiled eggs to top some savory oatmeal, just to nibble on with some toast, or to make an easy batch for deviled eggs or egg salad. Pressure Cooker Eggs are simple, cook up in 5 minutes, and peel easily! Yes way!
Instant Pot Soups and Sandwiches
Who couldn’t go for a hearty bowl of soup in winter? We sure could! That’s why we can’t wait to try this recipe for Great Canadian Beef Stew – Instant Pot. Canada 150! from Photos & Food. Not only is it hearty and rich, but it celebrates our neighbors to the north using popular Canadian ingredients.
Of course, you can’t leave out chili in this collection. We like the flavors in this Instant Pot Beef Chili with Roasted Poblano Peppers from Went Here 8 This. It boasts the flavors of roasted tomatoes, poblanos, chipotle peppers, beans, and bacon. We know! It sounds amazing to us, too.
If you’re looking for a delicious sandwich to pair with your soup, then try this Instant Pot Banh Mi | Vietnamese Sandwich from Paint the Kitchen Red. It’s packed full of flavors and textures to make your lunchtime exciting!
Tis the season of sniffles and colds! Not to worry! We have you covered with The Best Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup from Oatmeal with a Fork. It’s full of flavorful chicken broth, noodles, vegetables, and turmeric to help you feel better quickly.
You can have that all day simmered taste in your instant pot with this Vegetable Barley Soup from Jersey Girl Cooks. Using quick cooking barley, some frozen vegetables, and vegetable broth, a hot bowl of this soup can be on your table in 15 minutes.
Pot roast is supposed to take all day, right? WRONG! With an instant pot you can make these Instant Post Hot Beef Sandwiches by Lisa G Cooks in under an hour. And most of that is hands off time! The best time to help the kids with homework or spend some time with them.
Instant Pot Entrees
Packed with flavors, this elegant chicken dish can be on your family table in under 30 minutes. Boneless Chicken Breasts with Red Wine and Tomatoes from Simple and Savory is elegant enough for a fancy dinner party and easy enough for any weeknight meal.
How about traveling from your kitchen with some instant pot curry? Curried Chicken and Vegetables from Cooking with Carlee is a quick and flavorful curry you can make for your family any night of the week. Serve over basmati or jasmine rice for an exotic meal that’s simply delicious.
Not only do you cook the chicken in the instant pot, you cook the corn in this recipe, too. Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks makes a mean and delicious Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowl for her family.
Soulfully Made stacks her meatloaf on top of her potatoes in her instant pot. This Instant Pot Meatloaf and Potatoes makes a whole meal for your family. By wrapping the meatloaf in foil, she creates a second layer to cook the meatloaf. Genius!
We know what you’re thinking. You can’t roast in an instant pot. But 4 Sons ‘R’ Us did and it was golden brown and juicy. Her Instant Pot Turkey Breast cooked in about 35 minutes instead of the hour or two for a conventional oven. That makes for a stress free holiday meal!
Have you ever been to a luau and had that pit roasted pork? Yeah, we haven’t either. However, we can still have that pit roasted pork flavor with this Instant Pot/ Slow Cooker Kalua Pork from Jonesin’ for Taste. She likes to serve hers with sticky rice and Hawaiian macaroni salad.
“But how does it cook short ribs?” you ask? Just ask Karen’s Kitchen Stories. Her Pressure Cooker Asian-Style Boneless Short Ribs are fall apart tender. They have delicious Asian flavors with a delicious sauce is spooned over the ribs perched atop some delicious rice. She garnishes with green onions and cilantro before serving.
Instant Pot Side Dishes
Ever wanted to make good pinto beans, but didn’t know how? You’re in luck! These Copycat Rubios Pinto Beans from Kalyn’s Kitchen will transport you to a latin cantina in no time! They’re perfect with tacos, enchiladas, or used in nachos! Yes. We said pinto beans in nachos. Try it!
Who can resist macaroni and cheese? We sure can’t! Did you know you can make it in your instant pot? We sure did! Thanks to My Life Cookbook, you can have the Creamiest White Cheddar Mac & Cheese in your family table in under 10 minutes. That’s right! We said 10 and that includes gathering your ingredients and stirring in the cream and cheese.
These Garlic Soy Green Beans from Cooking with Carlee are the perfect side dish to a stir fry or some Asian style kabobs. By the way, did you know you could cook kabobs in your air fryer? Stay tuned for that recipe round up later on!
Risotto convinced us to purchase our first electric pressure cooker. Did you know, start to finish, you can have Instant Pot Creamy Mushroom Risotto on the table in under 23 minutes? The Bitter Side of Sweet suggests cutting some of the cooking time by heating up your water and broth to make it even faster.
Of course, you can’t talk about side dishes without the epitome of side dishes; mashed potatoes. Palatable Pastime shares her recipe for Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes which cook up in under 7 minutes. They’re creamy, buttery, and easy to make for any holiday or weeknight meal.
Instant Pot Desserts
So, you invite friends and family over, you have the traditional meal and traditional drinks, and you have a ton of eggnog leftover. Never fear! Sugar, Spice & Glitter to the rescue with their Eggnog Bread Pudding! It makes a delicious dessert after the holidays.
Everybody loves a good cheesecake! Well, did you know you could make them in the instant pot? Moore or Less Cooking did and made a delicious Instant Pot Apple Cheesecake. It only cooks in 35 minutes with an additional 12 to naturally release the pressure. Then you chill and devour!
If you’re looking for something more traditional, try this Instant Pot New York Cheesecake from Pressure Cook Recipes. It’s tall, creamy, and a great base recipe to experiment with. Try adding some cookie crumbs or chocolate chips. Drizzle with caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, or melted peanut butter.
My Life Cookbook cooks keto with her instant pot! She shared this delicious Low Carb Chocolate Mousse that she made in her instant pot. It’s 4.4 grams of net carbs and only take 30 minutes to cook. It takes longer to cool them, if you can wait that long.
As if dump cake couldn’t get any easier, try this instant pot version from Baking Beauty. Her Peach Dump Cake uses fresh peaches but you could easily use frozen peaches. And you could totally skip the streusel topping for an oven free dessert.
Since we love traveling from our kitchen, we’re sharing this Sweet Pongal Indian Rice Pudding from Curry and Vanilla. It’s made with rice and lentils and flavored with cane sugar, nuts, cardamom, and lots of clarified butter known as ghee. This is the perfect dessert after having an instant pot curry!
We hope you have found some new recipes to try even if you’ve had an instant pot for a while now or are new to using one. YumGoggle has several recipes for electric pressure cookers or instant pots. They have plenty of recipes to get you cooking like a pro with your new kitchen gadget.
Stay tuned when we share some of our fave air fryer recipes! We just got one for Christmas and can’t wait to start using it. From wings to roast chickens, there’s a recipe for everything!