On your mark…get set… Go, Instant Pot, Go!
If there’s one positive change that happened to my kitchen routine in 2015, it was the addition of an Instant Pot to my appliance collection. Finally a pressure cooker that doesn’t scare me half to death when I cook. I resisted moving towards pressure cooking due to the memories of my grandmother and mother using their stove top pressure cookers during my childhood. Maybe you remember those pressure cookers, too? They rattled, steamed, and generally looked like they were about to explode. I never wanted to be anywhere near the kitchen when my grandma was using one. Pressure cooking seemed a little too…um… dangerous for my kitchen.
But then I met the Instant Pot.
There’s no rattling or shaking when this thing is in pressure mode. In fact, it’s as quiet as my crock pot. I can cook beets in 15 minutes. Frozen chicken in 20 minutes. Vegetables in 3 minutes. I can make bone broth in 1-2 hours as opposed to simmering all day on the stove like I used to do. I can make soup in 20 minutes. The list goes on and on. I’m the worst menu planner and this thing saves me every week. I’m notorious for forgetting to pull some meat to defrost at least a couple times a week and the Instant Pot allows me to put frozen meat in and have pulled chicken in 20-25 minutes flat. No joke!
In 2016 I’m not going to become a better meal planner. I know myself. I’ll meal plan for about 2 weeks and then go back to my daily scramble for dinner ideas. Instead, I’m pulling together lists of my favorite Instant Pot recipes so when I’m frantically thinking about what to cook at 4pm, I can pull up this list of Instant Pot recipes and have something on the table for dinner without my family realizing my serious lack of planning. My dinner motto? Fake it till you make it. Who’s with me?
I hope you enjoy this list of Instant Pot recipes for the whole family.
Pressure Cooker Pot Roast by The Domestic Man
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash by Nom Nom Paleo
Pressure Cooker Crispy Potatoes by Nom Nom Paleo
How to cook a whole chicken in the Instant Pot by Paleo Gone Sassy
How to make shredded chicken in the Instant Pot by My Heart Beets
Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef by Nom Nom Paleo
Texas Beef Chili by My Heart Beets
Pressure Cooker Enchilada Soup by Against All Grain
Pressure Cooker Bone Broth by Autoimmune Paleo
Beef Stew by Mark’s Daily Apple
Pulled Pork Carnitas Lettuce Wraps by Hip Pressure Cooking
Pressure Cooker Cacciatore by Whole 9
Fall off the bone whole chicken in 30 minutes by Healing Gourmet