A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO THE INSTANT POT

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I have to admit to you, I was skeptical about the instant pot. A few years ago, everyone was getting one and I wasn’t so sure I needed one.

I don’t like clutter. My kitchen cabinets are small. I don’t like to own a lot of small appliances.

My slow cooker has been the workhouse of our family. It has seen us through football season and basketball season. I was sure we didn’t need another thing cluttering up this space.

But then, my mother bought me one. I have this one if you are curious. It showed up on my doorstep last spring. I had no clue how to operate it. Honestly, I was afraid it was going to blow up or something.

Brad was the one to start using it first. He made rice and cooked an amazing pork roast in it!

I’ve been learning how to use the instant pot too. With very little effort and time, I can get dinner cooked and on the table fast. I don’t have to prep it all in the morning like my crockpot. I can come home from the after school carpool shuffle and have dinner cooking while I go out and finish shuttling kids around.

Heck, even my teenagers can use it to start dinner!

I talk to so many friends who don’t even know WHAT to cook in the instant pot. I recommend starting here:

I’ve even put together some of our family favorites too! If you are struggling with WHAT to cook, I’ve got you covered.

Twenty-five easy, family friendly recipes you can try. And as always, let us know your families go-to instant pot recipes! We would love to know!

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THE BEST INSTANT POT CHICKEN RECIPES

7 Chicken Freezer Packs you can cook in your Instant Pot by from Sweet Peas and Saffron

Butter Chicken from Well Plated

Crack Chicken from $5 Dinners

Chicken Burrito Bowl from No. 2 Pencil

General Tso’s Chicken from Adventures of a Nurse

THE BEST INSTANT POT BEEF RECIPES

French Dip from Julie’s Eats and Treats

Taco Meat (Whole 30) from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

Korean Beef from I Heart Eating

Beef and Sweet Potato Stew from $5 Dinners

Meatloaf from Sidetracked Sarah

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THE BEST INSTANT POT SOUP RECIPES

Chicken Taco Soup from The Salty Marshmallow

Creamy Tortellini and Spinach Soup by 365 days of crockpot

Taco Soup by Mooshu Jenne

Wendy’s Copycat Chili from Sidetracked Sarah

Loaded Baked Potato Soup from 365 days of Crockpot


THE BEST INSTANT POT PASTA RECIPES

Creamy Ziti from Cooking with Karli

Chicken Alfredo from No. 2 Pencil

Mac and Cheese by The Salty Marshmallow

Spaghetti from The Salty Marshmallow

Penne and Sausage from Paint the Kitchen Red

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