If you haven't yet heard of the Instant Pot, then it's safe to assume you have been living underneath a rock as of late.
These cooking wizards are all the rage, especially for busy families and professionals that don't have time to devote to creating tedious, culinary masterpieces every night. This kitchen gadget does it all. It's an appliance that can do the work of seven individual kitchen appliances.
Yes, you read that correctly. It's a seven-in-one unicorn of a thing. It serves as a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot. The best part of all is pretty much anyone can master the art of creating delectable meals via the Instapot. Check out these crazy-good Insta recipes that can be whipped up in no time flat. Bon appetit!
10 Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce
In less than fifteen minutes you can present a spaghetti sauce to your family that rivals that of the oldest restaurants in Sicily. No longer does your noodle sauce have to come out of a jar once you master this Instapot recipe. You can wow the pants off of your diners with this dish that will have everyone convinced that you sweat your shirt off all day long while simmering sauce in the kitchen. Get the full recipe here. You're welcome.
9 Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage
This is one recipe that we all must keep far away from our mothers. For old schoolers, stuffed cabbage is a labor of love, and we don't know what she would do if she found out that she could make the same dish in an Instapot in around 17 minutes from start to plate. Go ahead and jot the recipe down and serve it up next time your Grandma comes into town.
8 Instant Pot Cheesecake
Stews and one-pot dishes are one thing, but making a cheesecake in a pot? Well, now the ballgame is forever changed. This is a thing, guys. Desserts like cheesecake can be created in no time flat using the almighty Instapot and will pretty much come out perfectly every single time. Check out the three ingredient recipe here for a light and fluffy Japanese cheesecake and never feel the need to visit a local bakery again.
7 Instant Pot Lentil Tacos
Who doesn't love taco Tuesday? It's the only way to get through the middle of the work week, and with an Instapot, anyone can whip up a batch of warm, flavorful tacos after work on a Tuesday evening. In roughly 20 minutes, vegetarian tacos that are packed with flavor can be sitting on the table waiting for consumption. Check the recipe out here. Just make sure you pair these with a solid margarita and some good company. Tuesdays never looked so solid!
6 Instant Pot Pulled Pork
Nothing says comfort food like pulled pork. It's one of those dishes that makes you want to eat several helpings and then commit to wearing sweatpants for the rest of your days. Usually preparing pulled pork takes all sorts of time to perfect, but that is all changed with the introduction of the amazing Instapot! Here is a pulled pork recipe that includes a twist of Ancho orange flavor, all completed in less time than it takes to watch your favorite sitcom.
5 Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup
Wild rice soup is the essence of cool, autumn evenings and there is nothing better than coming home to a bowl of this and a warm sweater after a long, cold day of work. This is one of those dishes that never gets made because it's slightly labor intensive, but those days are gone once you master the Instapot. This one takes somewhat longer to create, but even at under an hour from start to finish this dish is worth the wait. Seriously. Look at it.
4 Instant Pot Tikka Masala
This dish will taste like the whole day was spent stirring a pot of goodness when it took nothing more than throwing a few essential ingredients into the Instapot and walking away. Tikka Masala is packed with buttery flavor and spices, and it is one of those Indian dishes that makes a person believe that they could eat this single meal every day for the rest of their lives. It is that good. This Indian staple can be made in about 20 minutes from start to finish when using the Instapot. If that isn't enough to sell you on this thing, well then we don't know what is.
3 Instant Pot Ground Pork Pasta
This looks like one of those dishes that one might see in a foodie magazine. It's pretty, full of flavor, and texture and can all be made in the Instapot in under ten minutes. Using mostly common ingredients that can be found in your pantry, such as onion, brown sugar, peanut oil, garlic and soy sauce, and throwing in twists like chili paste and peanut butter, these flavors come together to create a masterpiece for the taste buds that no one will ever believe took ten minutes to develop. Make this, like yesterday.
2 Easy Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Go ahead and whip up a box of Kraft mac and cheese for dinner, or a cheesy, noodle creation like this all in the same amount of time. Ten minutes can get you either version of a classic dish, but we think it's safe to say one recipe soars above the rest. After a bowl of this, you will never reach for mac and cheese from the pantry again. We swear!
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1 Instant Pot Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
Meatballs can taste like heaven when they are completed, but they are hell to make. Good meatballs take a lot of time to correctly master, so when we see something like this we want to stand up and clap with our fork and spoon in hand. These Teriyaki meatballs, recipe here, can be completed in just under fifteen minutes. That's amazing.
That Instapot is a unicorn of an appliance, making food dreams come true every single day. You go on with your bad self Instapot!