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My Top 11 Favorite Instant Pot Recipes

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Ok, so I couldn’t pick 10! These are some of my very favorite Instant Pot Recipes. It’s really amazing that me of all people would love the Instant Pot. I love to do everything the hard and slow way, but I absolutely love this pot and it has changed the way I cook. I love the Instant Pot for so many reasons but here are a few of them:

  • It cook things fast!
  • Meat doesn’t have that “stewed” taste like the crock pot causes.
  • Meat comes out tender and perfect.
  • Dried beans do not need to be soaked overnight and they turn out perfectly.
  • I love being able to sauté right in the pot, no need for a second pan.
  • I love that the pot can go right into the dishwasher.
  • I love that you can buy a nonstick liner for cooking foods like rice.

Scared to Use the Instant Pot?

Don’t be! It’s not your grandmother’s old pressure cooker. This Instant Pot is totally safe! Check out my post on How to Use the Instant Pot – I’m Scared to Death and Need Help! This will help to relieve your fears and get you over the hump of trying it out. I even have you practice using it with a quick water test when you watch the video.

Kalua pork/kalua pig in a white dish with homemade hoisin sauce in a small white bowl with white rice and lettuce wraps on a wooden board from Gourmet Done Skinny

Instant Pot Kalua Pig

This is my #1 Instant Pot recipe by far! I’ve been making this Instant Pot Kalua Pig for many years but it’s even better in my Instant Pot.  This is my “Go To,” recipe when I need a recipe that makes a lot, pleases everyone, and is easy and quick to make. It does take about 70 minutes in the Instant Pot, but the prep time is almost nothing.

tomato sauce in black bowl with wooden spoon

Instant Pot Homemade Tomato Sauce- No Peeling, Coring or Seeding!

Want to make an easy Instant Pot Homemade Tomato Sauce with fresh tomatoes? While I love my Quick and Easy Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce,  I also enjoy making a sauce that takes longer with fresh plum tomatoes such as San Marzano tomatoes.  Normally I’ll simmer it for hours on the stove after having spent …

instant pot liner with red pepper, herbs, onion

Healthy Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Recipe

My research on how to make Instant Pot Beef Bone Broth Although I have been making broth for years on the stove, I recently decided I wanted to be able to do it quicker using the Instant Pot. I decided to do some research first so I could create for you the best Instant Pot

chicken broth in glass cup with carrots, garlic and herbs

Easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth

This easy Instant Pot Parmesan Chicken Broth is a combination of parmesan broth and the base for my chicken noodle soup. I wanted to create a quick and homemade parmesan broth made with a whole chicken that I could have on hand in my freezer. Adding parmesan rinds to broths, sauces and soups adds so

rice, mandarin oranges, almond, chicken

Fast and Easy Healthy Instant Pot Orange Chicken Curry

Sometimes you just need a quick and easy delicious dinner and this healthy Instant Pot Orange Chicken is it! If you’re not a big fan of curry, just leave that out. Keep all of the ingredients on hand so you can whip it up in a hurry. Serve it with rice, cauliflower rice or naan.

broccoli, butternut squash noodles, ham, cream sauce

Easy Instant Pot Gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu

How did this Easy Instant Pot Gourmet Chicken Cordon Bleu come about? Last week I was in the mood for Chicken Cordon Bleu.  I was thinking I might try and make a comfort type dish in my Instant Pot. I had my own Chicken Cordon Bleu recipe in mind to make over but I decided

chicken, green onion, rosemary, rice

Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken

This Instant Pot Gourmet Crack Chicken is so good, you’re going to want to eat more than one serving! I’ve added my gourmet touches and lightened it up a bit using low fat (reduced) cream cheese, bacon crumbles instead of frying the bacon in the Instant Pot. Even though it’s “lightened up,” it’s still super….

ground beef, cucumber, cabbage, green onion

Instant Pot Korean Beef Over Shredded Kale, Carrots and Cabbage

Delicious, quick, easy, healthy Korean Beef made in the Instant Pot or wok and served over shredded kale, carrots and cabbage. A great family pleaser and low-carb option for those watching their carbs and calories! For those not watching carbs, it’s also great over rice! I’ve been making Korean Beef for years, my boys can’t…..

butternut squash, green onion, chicken in a wooden bowl with chop sticks

Instant Pot Bourbon Butternut Chicken

Looking for some comfort food? This is it! Delicious Instant Pot Bourbon Butternut Chicken. Creamy, salty, slightly spicy with a little sweet – perfection in your mouth!  Interestingly enough Bourbon Chicken was created in New Orleans by a Chinese chef on Bourbon Street. There seems to be some discrepancy as to whether bourbon was an….

mexican soup with radishes, cilantro, green onion, beef in a bowl with spoon, beans, cilantro on a wooden board

Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup

This Instant Pot Mexican Beef and Bacon Soup is also called, “Carne en su Jugo,” – it literally means “meat cooked in it’s own juice.” It’s a flavorful beef broth with bits of beef, bacon and pinto beans -almost like a Mexican Beef Stew of sorts. It’s usually served with beans on the side and

turkey, rosemary

Easy Instant Pot Turkey (Whole or Breasts)

This Instant Pot Turkey recipe is super easy to make and you won’t believe how moist and juicy it is! Because this turkey recipe is no fuss, cooks fast and tastes delicious, it’s one of the best Thanksgiving recipes in my opinion. Thanksgiving dinner is a snap when you use your Instant Pot! Normally I

You can do this!!

So get out your Instant Pot and let’s get cooking! If you click on the magnifying glass near the sidebar on the right and put in “Instant Pot,” you’ll find a ton more recipes!

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