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19 Delicious Instant Pot Recipes

19 delicious, simple instant pot recipes

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Did you get an Instant Pot for Christmas this year? Along with the rest of the world?

I didn’t, but I’ve got one now and I’m going a little nutso with it. It’s a beautiful machine, it really is. I have the 5-quart version of this model, which appears to be sold out now. But really, you might as well make an extra quart anyway because leftovers. Also, I’m really curious about the Bluetooth version — I bet that would be awesome if you wanted to control your cooking from work or while you’re on the go. Anyone have experience with it? Is it as magical as it sounds?

If you did get one, I’ve rounded up some of the most delicious recipes on the internet for your making and eating pleasure. Have fun! 

19 delicious, simple instant pot recipes

Instant Pot Dinner Recipes: 

I’m probably going to mostly use my Instant Pot for dinner — because I’m always forgetting about it until the last minute. This is going to be a lifesaver. 

-Skinny Sloppy Joes from Hip Pressure Cooking — because the only thing better than sloppy joes are sloppy joes that are good for you. Hallelujah.

-Better Than Take Out Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken from Adventures of a Nurse — yes! Takeout chicken without having to put on pants. I’d say “Hallelujah” again but it’s getting old

-Beer Braised St. Louis-Style Spare Ribs from Reviews by Pink — I don’t really do spare ribs, so this is definitely going on the list. The kids will love ’em.

-Pressure Cooker Sloppy Lasagna from Pressure Cooking Today

-Barbacoa Beef from Skinnytaste

-Whole Roast Chicken from Mommypotamus

-Chicken Paprika from Instant Pot Eats

-Pork Carnitas from Mama Instincts — I love carnitas, but they take a good long time to prep and cook and I have to hang around in the kitchen until they’re ready. This is much better.

-Wendy’s Copycat Chili from A Nightowl Blog

Coconut Chicken and Rice from the BabyCenter Blog

-Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes from Add a Pinch — pop ’em in there and have a tasty side in minutes!

Instant Pot Dessert Recipes: 

-Caramel Flan from Cleverly Me — we’ve been on a flan kick lately here (one. I made one.) I’m definitely trying flan in my pot.

-Oreo Cheesecake from My Baking Addiction

-Molten Chocolate Mini Lava Cake from Recipes for Instant Pot

-Baked Apples from Real Advice Gal

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes:

I love the idea of setting this the night before and waking up to a great breakfast. This may just get us out of our cereal rut in the mornings…

-Lemon Ricotta Pancakes from Tastemade

-Ham, Egg, and Cheese Casserole from Southern Plate

-Apple Cranberry Steel Cut Oats from Kitchen Stewardship

-Vanilla Latte Steel Cut Oats from Pressure Cooking Today