My favorite Instant Pot recipes

My mom (Gluten Free Grandma T) got me an Instant Pot for Christmas and it changed my life! It’s made meal preparation so much easier for me. I can cook a whole bunch of meat (or beans) in a relatively short amount of time, and do things that took all day in the Crock Pot in an hour.

I usually look at a few recipes and then freestyle, based on what I have on hand. However, I followed the following recipes pretty closely (I’ll note what I modified) and thought they were pretty great. Here’s what I’ve been cooking in my Instant Pot!

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes



Meal preparation has been so much easier thanks to my Instant Pot. From meat to beans, everything cooks faster under pressure. Here are my favorite recipes so far!

Chicken, mashed red potatoes and pan gravy

What I changed: Used hot smoked paprika in place of regular, omitted rosemary, and added a couple split garlic cloves to the cooking liquid

End result: Delicious. I mashed the potatoes with skins on with a little half and half and it came out great. I thickened the sauce left in the Instant Pot with a little corn starch slurry to make gravy. This produced five meals!

 

 

Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken



Meal preparation has been so much easier thanks to my Instant Pot. From meat to beans, everything cooks faster under pressure. Here are my favorite recipes so far!

Honey garlic chicken with rice and asparagus. I thickened the sauce later.

What I changed: Omitted ketchup and oregano. Added 1/4 cup sriracha, a little chicken broth, and a teaspoon of brown sugar. Subbed coconut aminos for soy sauce. Didn’t bother with seeds and onions at the end.
End result: Really good, especially once I thickened the pan sauce with a little corn starch.

 

 

 

Pressure Cooker Feijoada



Meal preparation has been so much easier thanks to my Instant Pot. From meat to beans, everything cooks faster under pressure. Here are my favorite recipes so far!

Feijoada over rice, with sauteed greens and diced oranges.

You may recognize feijoada as Brazil’s national dish. It’s basically a meat and black bean stew.

What I changed: Omitted pork shoulder, baking soda and salt; used beef stew meat instead of short ribs; tripled garlic; used beef stock instead of water
End result: Loved it. Served over rice with sauteed greens and diced up oranges.

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I’ve tried a few other things (like a mujadara that was really mushy thanks to the difference in rice and lentil cook times) but these are the best I’ve found so far. I hear you can make risotto in the Instant Pot, so I’m dying to try that one! Do you have any favorite Instant Pot recipes? Link them in the comments!


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