We like to call it “miracle worker” but it’s officially known as an Instant Pot and it has changed our lives. The Instant Pot, for those who’ve yet to discover this kitchen tool, is a pressure cooker (just one of its many talents), and it has grown in popularity as of late because of how quickly it can prepare amazing meals. When time is of the essence, and so often in our lives it is, then an Instant Pot can become a real lifesaver for weeknight meals. If you’ve recently added this gadget to your kitchen, let us recommend a few recipes to help you break in this handy kitchen tool. The sky’s the limit when it comes to the amazing food that your Instant Pot can produce!
If you’re fans of the traditional chicken Florentine you’ll be just as pumped to know that you can make it in an Instant Pot (or any pressure cooker) in less than half the time it would take to make normally. All the facets of the original dish are still in the mix – chicken, spinach, mushrooms (optional), and spaghetti – but now you don’t have to stand over a stove or preheat your oven to get it on the table…it practically cooks itself! Check out the recipe on 12Tomatoes.
It’s hard to believe that a chuck roast can become completely fork tender in just over an hour, but thanks to the Instant Pot, it really can. We admit that we were a little skeptical about the popular appliance when we tried it for the first time, but both the Instant Pot and this amazing recipe had us hooked from the get-go! This butter beef tastes so good, plus, it doesn’t hurt that there’s an endless list of things you can do with shredded, tender beef. Click here for the recipe.
We’ve sung the praises of the Instant Pot before, but we’re here with another recipe that’s sure to blow your mind. It’s Instant Pot potato salad and it only needs four minutes for the potatoes and eggs to be cooked! That’s right, just five minutes of cook time!! While it does take a minute or two more to assemble the whole thing, this is the easiest potato salad recipe ever. Click here for the recipe!
Okay, if you were on the fence about Instant Pot, try this on for size: it can cook potatoes in 10 minutes. Ten. Minutes. Isn’t that insane? Here, we’ve got a super filling, protein-packed, cheesy masterpiece for you – beef and potatoes instant pot casserole. So this is a bit of a two-part process, in that we cook the beef and potatoes in our Instant Pot and then bake it in a 9×13-inch baking dish to turn the cheese into melted perfection, but it’s all worth it in the end! And you can still get this dish on the table in under half an hour! Check out our recipe.
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