Do you own an Instant Pot or electric pressure cooker.If so you may be looking for easy Instant Pot recipes that the whole family can enjoy. Today I’ll be sharing with you 5 popular recipes to cook in your instant pot, but first what is an instant pot, read on to learn more.
What Is An Instant Pot?
An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker that can do the job of multiple kitchen appliances. It can act as a slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker and steamer all in one. The pot can also sauté, brown and simmer.
While the Instant Pot may seem like a pricey gadget, it can actually save you money in the long run. That’s because it eliminates the need to buy all those separate appliances. And, it can help you get dinner on the table faster!
How Does An Instant Pot Work?
The secret to the Instant Pot is in its pressure cooking ability. When food is cooked under pressure, it can be done in a fraction of the time.
The pressure is created by sealing the lid on the pot and turning it on. Once it’s reached the correct pressure, the cooking process will begin.
As the food cooks, the pressure will build up inside the pot. When the cooking time is up, you’ll need to release that pressure before opening the lid.
This can be done by using the valve on top of the pot to release the steam. Or, you can let the pressure release naturally, which will take a bit longer.
Now that you know a little more about Instant Pots, let’s get to those recipes!
Instant Pot Taco Soup
Instant Pot Taco Soup is a popular, easy and simple dish to cook in your Instant Pot. Packed with flavor and spice, this soup is perfect for a weeknight meal or to feed a large crowd.
You can make a tried and tested Instant Pot Taco Soup by visiting the popular Instant pot recipes site, The Instant Pot Table. It’s full of delicious, easy and simple recipes for beginners as well as advanced Instant Pot users.
Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
If you’re looking for an easy way to make hard boiled eggs, the Instant Pot is your answer! This method for making hard boiled eggs is quick, simple and foolproof.
Simply, pressure cook for 5 minutes, leave to naturally release for 5 minutes and then place in an ice bath for 5 minutes. This will get you the perfect hard boiled eggs every time!
Pressure Cooker Mashed Potatoes
Mashed potatoes are the perfect side dish to any meal. And, thanks to the Instant Pot, they’re now even easier to make!
Simply , add your potatoes and water to the pot and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Once they’re done, mash them up with some butter, milk and salt to taste.
Instant Pot Hamburger Mac And Cheese
Mac and cheese is a family favorite and is super easy to cook in your pressure cooker. In fact, if you want to add some protein to your meal, whip up some cheeseburger macaroni cheese. It only takes 6 minutes to cook up and tastes delicious.
Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks
Chicken drumsticks are a great, budget-friendly meal. And, they’re now even easier to make thanks to the Instant Pot!
To cook chicken drumsticks in your pressure cooker, simply add them to the pot with some water or chicken broth. Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes and then let the pressure release naturally.
Want to add some flavor to your chicken drumsticks? Try one of these Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks recipes. There’s a variety of flavors, from garlic parmesan drumsticks to honey sriracha drumsticks. Oh my mouth is watering!
What Is Your Favorite Instant Pot Recipe?
Do you have a favorite Instant Pot recipe? Maybe it’s listed above or maybe you have another easy and simple recipe to share. Let us know in the comments below!