Are you in desperate need of Instant Pot recipes? Lately, the Instant Pot has been my best friend.
With many parts of the country opening up, some might find themselves having difficulty remembering how they ever managed their busy lifestyle pre-quarantine. Managing many tasks and errands oftentimes can leave cooking out of the question.
I’ve run into this issue far too many times, which has led me to resorting to a spoonful of peanut butter for dinner or even quickly buying something from a gas station or McDonalds. Not only is this unhealthy, but these kinds of habits can put a dent in your wallet.
Countless individuals can attest to having a newfound love for cooking at home, and want to keep it up. Instead of resorting to old bad habits, stay on track with cooking meals at home with one of the best kitchen appliance investments you can make: an Instant Pot.
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What is an Instant Pot, any way?
Quite simply, the Instant Pot is a pressure cooker on steroids. Not only can it do what normal pressure cookers do, but it also functions as a slow cooker, steamer, a rice cooker, yogurt maker, and has a handy sauté option. Not only that but it can work as a warmer too – keeping your food deliciously warm until you’re ready to devour it.
Instant Pot vs. Stovetop Pressure Cooker
The Instant Pot already has a leg up on stovetop pressure cookers because it is fully electric. Stovetop pressure cookers are notorious for having the potential of splattering soup or stew (or whatever you may be cooking at that time) all over your kitchen.
For as accident prone as I know I am, I never had the guts to even attempt to use it. That’s something you don’t have to fear with the Instant Pot. All of the guesswork that comes along with a stovetop pressure cooker is eliminated. You just push a button and the Instant Pot is smart enough to figure it all out for you.
All of this being said, I think the Instant Pot excels at doing what it was originally built to do – getting healthy, delicious food on the table fast. And knowing just how busy our lives are these days, that’s worth the investment for me.
Our Favorite Instant Pot Recipes
You may not think cauliflower rice would work well in an Instant Pot, but it actually works nicely if you use the right technique. It’s all laid out in the instructions below. Of course, with this recipe, you can customize the vegetables that you use. This recipe will satisfy your craving for your favorite starchy takeout food, but without the blood sugar crash or bloat that comes with it.
Take the guesswork out of chicken breasts with this easy, fast recipe. Serve these with your favorite veggies or slice and add to a big green salad for a healthy meal in a flash.
It’s literally one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. It takes just around 10 minutes and the chicken is flavorful and -most importantly – juicy. No one likes their chicken dry and flavorless, right? The best way to serve this chicken is right alongside your favorite veggies.
This recipe is perfect for cooking thick cut filets like halibut or salmon. It’s super simple and leaves you with perfectly moist, perfectly cooked fish with no guesswork.
Incorporating high quality fish into your diet on a weekly basis is important. Fish is rich in fatty acids that have amazing health benefits for our body. Not to mention, it is rich in protein and great for keeping you feeling full, satisfied, and healthy.
When choosing fish, I’d recommend going with a hearty, thick variety like salmon, halibut, or swordfish. This will hold up best in the Instant Pot.
And another reminder (because sometimes I forget), remember to seal your Instant Pot before you steam your fish. I have left it on “vent” more than once. *Face palm.*
To make this a complete meal, serve on top of your favorite greens, alongside cauliflower rice, next to your favorite roasted veggies. However you choose to do it, you can’t go wrong.
From Friends of UPG
“Grab your Instant Pot or pressure cooker to make smoky, fork-tender, Whole30 Hawaiian-inspired Kalua Pig in a fraction of the usual cooking time!”
“Instant Pot ground beef chili recipe is one of my favorite comfort foods. This budget-friendly weeknight supper feeds a crowd and is Whole30-friendly, too!”
“Here’s my tasty and simple Whole30-friendly pressure cooker Thai beef curry recipe that you can make in your Instant Pot!”
“I couldn’t stop eating this. Which wasn’t helpful since I made Carnitas Nachos with this meat.”
“This Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup is full of flavor and so easy to make! Super quick and filling, this Mexican soup is creamy, spicy, healthy, and low carb.”
Have I convinced you that you need an Instant Pot? I truly do love it – and for someone who is pretty set in her ways when it comes to new gadgets – this feels like a big deal. It simplifies everything – and I appreciate that it serves so many functions. I have a tiny kitchen, and the less appliances I have cluttering up the countertop – the better.
There once was a time where I thought all the hype around the Instant Pot had to be just that…hype. Now, I understand. I really do think it can be a game-changer!
Ready to invest in one? We recommend buying it off Amazon. And if you’re a Prime member, it will be in your hands in just a few days. Score.
Are you an Instant Pot lover? What’s your favorite way to use it or your go-to recipes? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
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