Instant pot recipes are absolute lifesavers!! No more having to remember to put dinner in the crockpot at breakfast time! Not only are these recipes quick and easy but they are SOO delicious!
Shaving a lot of extra cooking time off, these instant pot recipes are amazing! These simple recipes are for everyone. Some of the ones that I think are the yummiest are Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Rice, Chicken Noodle Soup, and Salsa Verde Chicken Tacos.
Simple and Quick Recipes
I know cooking with an instant pot sounds intimidating but don’t let it scare you!! It is so simple and easy and with these instant pot recipes, you can have a meal from frozen to ready to eat in under an hour! Cooking with the instant pot is great because it’s so convenient! For those of us who sometimes forget to make time for the crockpot (who me?!) it allows us to still have a delicious homemade meal without having to plan hours ahead. I used to have frozen meat in my freezer that I would forget to use but not anymore!
Cooking instant pot recipes is so versatile! You can cook just about anything in them! I especially love mashed potatoes! Once you know the basics of cooking with an instant pot, you will wonder how you ever did without it! Just follow my tips below if you are just starting out! Then you will be able to have the most delicious meals on a dime. These instant pot recipes are amazing and will make it so that you won’t ever have to worry about prepping hours ahead of time again!
Tips for Cooking with an Instant Pot
Seriously, trust me when I say that using an instant pot is simple! I have put together a few of the most helpful things to know when cooking instant pot recipes. So go ahead, try it out! You will be so happy that you did!
- Quick release: This has to do with when you let the pressure out of your instant pot. A quick release means that you take action by switching the lock over and allowing the pressure to escape. Don’t worry, a hissing sound when you release it on your own is normal!!
- Natural release: Some recipes call for a natural release which allows your food to cook and warm up a little longer. This means you let the instant pot slowly release all of the pressure on its own. You don’t have to do anything! If the pressure lever is all the way down, it’s done and safe to open the pot!
- Lock it up: Once you lock the lid into place, it will be locked until it is safe to open. Its totally safe to use!
- Size: Instant pots come in a couple of different sizes. I recommend getting one on the larger size (6 qt or 8 qt). This will be large enough for family sized meals!