20+ Instant Pot Recipes to Make in a Jiffy
Weeknights can be busy as it is...add in what to make for dinner and it something as special as family dinner can be downright overwhelming!
There is a "newer" kitchen appliance that is changing the way people make dinner. It's the Instant Pot!
What is an Instant Pot?
The instant pot is a one stop dinner cooking machine. It's a pressure cooker, which are actually not a new way to cook dinner. The difference between the Instant Pot and other older pressure cookers is that it is electric. It plugs into the wall and heats by electricity rather than sitting on your stove top. It generally cooks food faster because it is under pressure.
Other benefits is that it is small, can comes in several different sizes and has other cooking styles included in the pot (such as a slow cooker!). This means you can potentially get rid of several appliances in the place of this one.
**Pro Tip: Instant Pot is a brand. There are other brands of electric pressure cookers that work just as well!**
Where to Buy an Instant Pot
Amazon is a popular place to buy Instant Pots. But we love finding a sale at Kohls. You can often pair % off coupons and Kohl's cash to get a great deal. Find current deals here.
How to Use an Instant Pot
It's very, very important to read the instructions that come with your Instant Pot. Because the pot is under pressure, you want to allow it to pressurize and depressurize as your instructions suggest.
Here are a few key tips:
- Make sure you set the pot to seal.
- Don't try to open the pot after it has started cooking.
- Make sure you release the pressure (naturally or quick release) before opening the pot.
- Don't overfill the pressure cooker.
- Be careful of the steam. The steam is very hot and can burn you!
How to Boil Eggs in an Instant Pot
Read our article on how to boil eggs in the instant pot.
Can you make dessert in the Instant Pot?
Best Instant Pot Recipes
Here are a few of our favorite recipes!