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44 Of The Best Instant Pot Recipes To Make In 2024

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Whether you’ve recently joined the ranks of Instant Pot users or are searching for new meals to liven up your dinner rotation, you’ve come to the right place! :-) Because this post is packed to the gills with dozens of delicious and easy Instant Pot recipes just waiting for you to give them a try!

Below you’ll find an extensive list of some of the best Instant Pot recipes from around the web. The title of each recipe is linked to the website it comes from, so you can easily click over to get the full details and instructions.

And if you have any favorite easy Instant Pot recipes that aren’t included here, feel free to share them in a comment at the bottom of this post! When it comes to recipes, sharing is caring. :-)

44 Delicious & Easy Instant Pot Recipes

Breakfast Recipes

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1. Instant Pot Strawberry Jam

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

With the Instant Pot, making strawberry jam from scratch is now easier than ever! Smear it on toast, waffles, or pancakes for a sweet start to your day.

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2. Instant Pot Yogurt

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

Making yogurt in your Instant Pot does take some time, but most of it is hands-free. Plus, the flavor and texture of homemade yogurt is more than worth the extra effort!

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3. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole

Recipe from The Spruce Eats

Why choose between bacon, hash browns, and eggs for breakfast when you can have them all? This casserole makes enough to feed a crowd while keeping your oven free for baking up biscuits, sweet rolls, or other breakfast treats.

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4. Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats

Recipe from Detoxinista

Steel cuts oats are the perfect stick-to-your-ribs breakfast for a chilly morning. Top them with a drizzle of maple syrup, a splash of milk, or both!

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5. Instant Pot Boiled Eggs

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

Soft (or medium, or hard) boiled eggs are one of my very favorite Instant Pot staples. They’re simple, healthy, and delicious! What more could you ask for?

Soup Recipes

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6. Instant Pot Chili

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

The Instant Pot makes chili quick and easy! Use the Sauté function to cook the ground beef and veggies, then add beans and seasonings and pressure cook to perfection.

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7. Instant Pot Navy Bean Soup

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

My mom’s classic Navy Bean Soup gets update in this Instant Pot version. Pressure cooking produces the same rich and savory flavor I loved growing up without the hassle of simmering a soup all day on the stovetop.

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8. Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

When you need a break from standard chili, this southwestern version will liven up your dinner rotation! Featuring chicken thighs, White Northern beans, and green chiles, it’s sure to become a new family favorite.

(This recipe is featured at the bottom of this post—use the link below to jump right to it!)

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9. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Recipe from Spend with Pennies

Whether you’re feeling under the weather or in need of comfort food, chicken noodle soup will cure what ails you. And with the help of the Instant Pot, you can throw it together in no time at all.

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10. Instant Pot Beef Stew

Recipe from The Salty Marshmallow

This beef stew is savory, hearty, and packed with healthy veggies. And be sure to use the Sauté function to sear off the beef beforehand—it only takes a few minutes and really enhances the flavor of the stew!

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11. Instant Pot Bone Broth

Recipe from The Forked Spoon

Making your own nutrient-rich bone broth is downright easy in an Instant Pot. Drink it for the health benefits, or keep it in your freezer and use in your favorite recipes!

Side Dish Recipes

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12. Instant Pot Black Beans

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

You’ll never need to keep canned black beans on hand once you know how to make them in your Instant Pot. Cook a big batch and freeze the extras!

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13. Instant Pot Rice

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

Wish your rice turned out perfect every time? It can when you cook it in your Instant Pot!

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14. Instant Pot Brown Rice

Recipe from Minimalist Baker

Brown rice is higher in fiber, vitamins, and minerals than white rice, but it does take longer to cook. But this Instant Pot method makes it so much quicker, and it turns out perfectly every time.

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15. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Recipe from Craving Home Cooked

Fifteen minutes, four cheeses, one comforting meal. This simple recipe makes for quick and easy comfort food any night of the week.

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16. Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Recipe from Veronika’s Kitchen

These Instant Pot wings are screaming to make an appearance at your next cookout. The flavorful dry rub and some added crispness from the broiler puts these wings these over the top.

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17. Instant Pot Creamed Corn

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

This creamed corn is a staple side dish at our holiday dinners, but I would happily eat it all year round. It was pretty easy when I used to make it on my stovetop, but with the Instant Pot, it’s downright effortless!

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18. Instant Pot Potatoes (Mashed Potatoes, Crispy Potatoes, & “Baked” Potatoes)

Recipes from One Good Thing by Jillee

Whether you like your potatoes mashed, crisped, or baked, you can make them in your Instant Pot. Cooking potatoes in your Instant Pot also frees up your oven and stove so you can focus on your main dish.

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19. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash

Recipe from Nom Nom Paleo

Many who eat paleo, keto, gluten free, or low-carb love spaghetti squash as an alternative to carb-heavy pasta. Pressure cooking spaghetti squash produces that stringy, noodle-y texture without making it overly mushy.

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20. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Recipe from Add a Pinch

It couldn’t be easier to cook perfect sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. Serve them as a side, or use them to make casseroles, pies, and more!

Chicken Recipes

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21. Instant Pot “Dump” Chicken

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

This dump chicken recipe makes a great freezer meal. Assemble it ahead of time, then just dump it into your Instant Pot and cook for a no-sweat weeknight dinner.

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22. Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

This Asian-inspired sweet and savory chicken dish is one of my go-to weeknight meals. It couldn’t be easier to make, and there’s barely a morsel left to be found after everyone has had their fill!

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23. Instant Pot Cream Cheese Chicken

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

Just add a few chicken breasts, a few cans of this and that, and some cream cheese to whip up a batch of this creamy chicken dish. Serve it as a salad, on a rice bowl, in a burrito… the only limit is your imagination!

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24. Instant Pot Chicken Breast

Recipe from Crunchy Creamy Sweet

I regularly struggle to make a decent chicken breast on my stovetop, but this Instant Pot version looks pretty foolproof! The recipe also includes instructions for making a delicious pan gravy to go over the top.

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25. Instant Pot Whole Chicken

Recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen

Rotisserie chickens can make a great shortcut for easy lunches and dinners, but why buy one when you can make it yourself? This Instant Pot rotisserie-style chicken is perfect for Sunday dinner or to stick in the fridge to use throughout the week.

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26. Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Recipe from Well Plated

Spice up your dinner rotation with a big pot of savory butter chicken (and a stack of garlic naan, of course.) It’s a quick and easy way to replicate your favorite Indian takeout at home!

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27. Instant Pot General Tso Chicken

Recipe from Pressure Cook Recipes

And speaking of takeout, the Instant Pot makes it easy to enjoy Chinese takeout favorites too! This homemade take on General Tso’s chicken is a little sweet, a little sour, a little spicy, and a LOT delicious.

Pork Recipes

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28. Instant Pot Spare Ribs

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

This recipe is another Nystul family favorite that I’ve adapted to the Instant Pot format. Easier than ever, with the same great taste the whole family loves!

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29. Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork

Recipe from Gimme Some Oven

Making homemade pulled pork has never been hard per se, but it has always been time-consuming to make in slow cooker or smoker. But this Instant Pot version takes just one hour to cook, so you can have deliciously smoky pulled pork whenever you want it!

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30. Instant Pot Pork Loin

Recipe from Diethood

Many people shy away from cooking pork because it can be tricky to keep moist (and no one wants to eat pork with a texture similar to old shoe leather.) But the Instant Pot’s humid pressure cooking environment seals the moisture inside the meat, producing moist and tender pork that’s sure to impress!

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31. Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

Recipe from Creme de la Crumb

Moist pork meets a sticky-sweet balsamic glaze in this easy Instant Pot recipe. Serve it over pasta or rice with a roasted veggie side dish and dig in.

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32. Instant Pot Carnitas

Recipe from Platings and Pairings

Taco Tuesday, anyone? While carnitas traditionally require an all-day cook, the Instant Pot can do it in an hour. After pressure cooking, simply shred and broil the pork to achieve those crave-worthy crispy bits. Pile high on a tortilla, eat, and repeat.

Beef Recipes

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33. Instant Pot Pot Roast

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

When I was a kid, my mom almost always had a pot roast cooking slowly in the oven on Sunday afternoons. This Instant Pot version tases just like the one she used to make—it’s just quicker and easy to make!

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34. Instant Pot Brisket

Recipe from Kitchn

Thanks to the Instant Pot, cooking a brisket at home isn’t the labor- and time-intensive process it used to be. An hour and a half in the pressure cooker is all it takes to turn that tough hunk of meat into tender, flavorful brisket!

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35. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage

Recipe from Damn Delicious

Corned beef and cabbage, no brining required! With carrots and potatoes too, this is an easy meal that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day (or any day, really!)

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36. Instant Pot Spaghetti

Recipe from Delish

Spaghetti has always been a reliable fallback when you need to get dinner on the table fast. But when you make it in your Instant Pot, and you can enjoy those noodles with a flavorful homemade sauce that takes zero added effort to make. Yes, please!

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37. Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

Recipe from Simply Happy Foodie

A mountain of meatballs covered in a rich and creamy sauce is my idea of heaven. Serve these quick and easy meatballs over noodles or mashed potatoes (with a spoonful of lingonberry jam, preferably!)

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38. Instant Pot Lasagna

Recipe from A Mind “Full” Mom

A springform pan is one of the most useful Instant Pot accessories you can have, and not just for making desserts! It’ll definitely come in handy for making this delicious lasagna, piled high with creamy ricotta, savory meat sauce, and of course, plenty of cheese.

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39. Instant Pot Meatloaf

Recipe from I Wash You Dry

In other cases, a few pieces of tin foil may be all you need! Such is the case with this Instant Pot meatloaf recipe, where potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and meatloaf are cooked simultaneously in separate makeshift foil pouches. Smart!

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40. Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Recipe from Jo Cooks

A delicious and comforting meal any night of the week, this Instant Pot beef stroganoff keeps things quick and easy. Great for cold weather, or whenever you’re in need of some good ol’ fashioned comfort food.

Dessert Recipes

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41. Instant Pot Cheesecake

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

This Instant Pot cheesecake is unbelievably simple and nearly impossible to mess up. It’s perfect for bringing along to special occasions, because it’s delicious, impressive, and you can make it ahead of time! (To make it gluten free, use GF graham crackers.)

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42. Instant Pot Creme Brûlée

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

Creme brûlée is another intimidating dessert that’s actually extremely easy to make in an Instant Pot. If you like it as much has I do, I highly recommend spending a few bucks to get a culinary torch too—it’s much more difficult to get that crackly caramelized crust without one!

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43. Instant Pot Apple Dump Cake

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

As far as desserts go, it literally doesn’t get any more simple than this apple dump cake! A boxed cake mix, a can of pie filling, and some butter go into the pot, and a warm, gooey cobbler-esque dessert comes out. That’s the magic of the Instant Pot!

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44. Instant Pot Vanilla Extract

Recipe from One Good Thing by Jillee

While it isn’t technically a dessert on its own, vanilla extract is a vital component of a lot of homemade desserts! You can make your very own homemade vanilla extract using your Instant Pot, either for using in your own kitchen or to give away as gifts!

What are your favorite Instant Pot recipes?

Two bowls of White Bean and Chicken soup in front of an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot White Bean and Chicken Chili (Recipe)

Jill Nystul
My absolute favorite homemade chili recipe, and one that takes only a few minutes in the Instant Pot!
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 41 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 374 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1.3 lbs skinless boneless chicken thighs
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 1/2 cup dry white northern beans
  • 4 oz can diced green chiles undrained
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Rinse and drain your beans. (No need to soak beforehand!) Add all the ingredients except the chicken thighs to the pot.
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  • Cook on manual high pressure for 28 minutes, then shut it off and use the quick release to depressurize.
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  • Add the chicken thighs to the pot. Give the inside of your lid a quick rinse under cold tap water to help with resealing, then replace the lid and lock it. Set it for 13 minutes on manual high pressure.
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  • When the time is up, use the quick release, then remove the chicken. Shred the chicken thighs using a couple of forks, then return it to the pot.
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  • Use the Keep Warm function to keep the soup warm until dinnertime, or serve immediately.
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Nutrition

Calories: 374kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 35gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 904mgPotassium: 1181mgFiber: 10gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 115IUVitamin C: 11.1mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 4.4mg

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Jill Nystul is an accomplished writer and author who founded the blog One Good Thing by Jillee in 2011. With over 30 years of experience in homemaking, she has become a trusted resource for contemporary homemakers by offering practical solutions to everyday household challenges.
I share creative homemaking and lifestyle solutions that make your life easier and more enjoyable!

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  • Your timing is impeccable. My husband gave me an InstantPot for Christmas. I made my first dish yesterday – 15 – bean soup. It took me hours because I am doing something wrong as far as pushing the buttons (in the correct order, perhaps?), then I read a blog in which the lady said she seldom uses all the buttons; since the pot usually defaults to “high pressure”, she just uses the “manual” button. I tried this and finally managed to make my soup! I need to figure out what I’m doing wrong, because I’d like to be able to use the variety of buttons. Anyway, thanks for the post – I’ll probably try the French dips next. :)

    • It depends on the size of your family. I have a 6 quart which is perfect for my family of four :-)

  • i have the 8 quart which I love because not only can i cook larger batches of things like chili or bone broth, but we have lunch with our church family every Sunday after the service, and I can take plenty of food. I have an 8 qt Fagor Lux Multi cooker brand that I got from Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon via their emails. (if you sign up to get their emails, they periodically send these 20% off coupons.) Also, Amazon does occasionally run the 6 quart instant pot brand for $79. It normally sells on Amazon for $99.

  • This is very informative. My folks have been wanting to get a new pressure cooker and had debated about whether to any for my siblings for Christmas. I’m going to show this post to them.

  • Thank you thank you thank you! I have two 6 qt instant pots and they quickly became my favorite kitchen appliances–they surpass even my Kitchenaid Mixer! I collect recipes for it and use my instant pot probably 6 days a week!

  • I was debating about size also. It is just my Husband and myself, but I’m going back and forth between the 6 and 8 quart. I have a 6 quart non electric Fagor pressure cooker, but I’ve heard such great things about Instant Pot. Probably I would only need the 8 quart to make large amounts of meat sauce and sausage to freeze. I don’t know if you can help me make a decision or not..

  • Jillee, from what I had read, I thought the Instant Pot functioned as not only a pressure cooker, but a slow cooker, a rice cooker, a yogurt maker, etc. I don’t have one yet, but it’s been on my wish list for about a year. I have a small kitchen with very little storage, so I love items that have multiple uses. Is that true? As I said, I do not have one yet, but if it does function as 7 different products, I can get rid of a crock pot, my rice cooker, my pressure cooker and my yogurt maker and only have to store one pot verses all of those gadgets. WOW!

  • Is it safe for cats and children to be around when the steam or pressure is releasing? My husband is scared the cats will be scalded if they walk by when the steam is releasing.

    • The steam release only happens for 30 seconds to a minute, so you could definitely keep an eye on the cats during that short time!

  • I just got one of these pots and had no idea how to use it. I am so excited to try out some of these recipes! Thank you so much!!

  • Looks delish!! I love my instant pot. On all of these recipes I see a way to print them all except for yours. Is there a way to print your recipe for the soup that I’m just not seeing?

  • I bought my instaPot right before Christmas. I’ve only made stew but it was very, very good. Th
    Chicken Noodle Soup link takes me to a larger picture of the chicken soup and not to the recipe.

  • Never heard of this, but it looks interesting. I’d like to buy one for my single twentysomething son, who’s a vegetarian and doesn’t really want to cook for himself. If you’re collecting recipes, in the future I’d like to see some simple, nutritious, vegetarian recipes that I could convince him to make.

  • Thank you so much! I got my Instant Pot just before Christmas and am always on the lookout for recipes to try. These look wonderful!

  • Looks fabulous. I have two questions:

    Is there still a need for a slow cooker / crock pot?

    How safe are these? I remember a danger with pressure cookers awhile back.

    Thank you

    • Nope! You can definitely replace your slow cooker with a Instant Pot!

      It is very safe – there are many safety precautions in place :-)

  • Ok, so now, I WANT one!!!! But there are a myriad of them online. Brands and types within the various brands. Suggestions???

    Thank you

    • If you click the words “Instant Pot” in the first paragraph, you’ll see the one that I have. I absolutely love it so far!

      • Jillee . You are brilliant thank you. I was debating between that one and the 5qt next to it (that oddly is a bit more expensive) .

        I’m confused as to what the difference is, between the two of them. Have you any idea? (it’s not inexpensive nor something you can easily go exchange….thus my questions)

        I grew up frightened of pressure cookers so this is a real leap of faith for moi! But I have gotten into making soups for the week, ahead of time, and I’m spoiled. I would like to be able to do that more.

        If you know the difference between yours and the 5qt next to it, please let me know.

        love your site. I forward it often!!!

      • Can one can foods in this pot? I like making homemade applesauce and jams. My pressure cooker “died”, so wondering if this pot allows canning.

  • I read reviews on Amazon.com. Some say canning requires 15psi and this is only 10-11 psi. Also if you get a cookbook from a regular pressure cooker, it assumes you are cooking at 15psi in the recipe. You will have to cook it longer at 10psi, which defeats the quick idea. Just my two cents. I have not bought one of these and I have no financial interest in any other products.

    • This is NOT a canner. Canning food requires a completely different pot. I have both. Not only is this not suited to canning (as it doesn’t maintain the pressure sufficiently and the pressure is not adjustable for altitude) but it is so small if you foolishly would use it for canning, it would only hold a few jars. For up to date canning rules, the Ball Blue Book is the most current and accurate resource.

      What this is excellent at is cooking relatively quickly without having to babysit the pot. Much like a crockpot (which is can also perform as) but much faster. For those needing to make dinner after work this is fabulous. It also has a delay start – so set it to be ready when you get home. The IPDuo60 has two pressures, high and low… I’m not sure what they are specifically, but it is not super important for the details on that anyways.

      I originally thought the IP thing was gimicky and who needs another appliance? Turns out – I love it. Even easy cooking that is normally done stove top without much of a bother comes out of the IP better and easier. Like boiled eggs and pasta with sauce. Seems dumb but… Fresh yard eggs actually peel when cooked in this thing.

      So, from a skeptic to a fan – I suggest giving it another look. There is a reason there is such a huge following.

  • You convinced me! I just ordered one on Amazon, and can’t wait for it to arrive. Although in retrospect, I think I should have bought the 7 rather than the 6.

  • I may be blind but I was looking to pin this post but can’t seem to find the “Pin it” icon. Is there one? Thx! I’ve had an Instant Pot since August and it hasn’t seen the light of day yet…lol! Intimidated by it! Excited to try some of these recipes.

  • Cool stuff!
    I never imagined you can use instant pot for cooking these recipes.
    I would definitely try the Chicken Enchilada Soup.

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