Instant meal with an Instant pot!
Why we love it: Warm meals in a fraction of the time. Here are 5 instant pot recipes, that’ll save you time, and fill you up!
First try this Instant Pot Red Lentil + Cauliflower Curry
If you have an Instant Pot, you know that it cooks things super fast, but they can also get mushy. I’m also always surprised how long it takes to come to pressure and then release. This recipe though is meant to be soft in texture and it only cooks for 5 minutes, but still will take about 30. The beauty in it is that it’s almost completely hands off – easiest prep ever. This meal is great for getting dinner on the table quick and hassle free.
Next try this Instant Pot Green Chile Chicken
If you don’t have an Instant Pot (or pressure cooker) I’ve included instructions for a slow cooker and a Dutch oven, too! This dish is so fast to pull together and is sure to be a favorite. It freezes beautifully too, so I’d consider a double batch.
Maybe this… Instant Pot Red Curry Short Ribs + Kale Salad
Instant pots really take the show when it comes to tough meats like short ribs, stews meat, or brisket. It still takes awhile to come up to pressure and release but if you cooked this on the stovetop or oven it would take 3 hours. The beauty in it is that it’s almost completely hands off – easiest prep ever, with a tasty aftermath. This Instant pot red curry short ribs topped over couscous, will have you going back for seconds.
This Instant Pot Ropa Vieja will definitely do the trick!
Ropa Vieja translates roughly to “old clothes” because of the way the beef shreds apart into flavorful juicy strips. This is definitely a recipe to double (or triple!) and store in batches in the freezer. It’s incredible for a party spread and is a hit with kids and adults alike. This Instant Pot version is so easy to prep and really speeds up the process.
Why not a soup..?
This quick Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup will satisfy your cravings!
Instant pots are known for speeding up the process of cooking meat, but they are also great for creating soups. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, no worries, you can make this on the stove top by following the same instructions, simply boil the broth and potatoes until they’re tender. If you want to make this dairy free, use 1 can of coconut milk instead of the heavy cream.