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Easy Instant Pot recipes made in your pressure cooker are shared here. Simple family friendly and inexpensive breakfast dinner and desserts.

Recipes for Instant Pot

Everything from Instant Pot chicken recipes to pressure cooker beef recipes and everything in between. We have them to share with you plus instructional food videos to help you learn how to cook in your new multi function electric pressure cooker.

If you’re a busy mom like me give these Easy Instant Pot recipes a try and let me know which one is your favorite.

How does Instant Pot Work

This is a popular kitchen appliance known for its versatility and convenience. It’s often referred to as a “multi-cooker” because it combines several kitchen appliances into one. You can use Ninja Foodi recipes that pressure cook in this as well.

Here’s how it works:

  1. The core function is pressure cooking. It has a sealed cooking chamber that allows it to build up pressure, which in turn cooks food more quickly than conventional methods. You can use fresh meat or Instant Pot frozen roast works great too.
  • It has a heating element at the bottom, similar to a stovetop burner.
  • The cooking chamber is a stainless steel inner pot, which is placed inside the housing.
  • To pressure cook, you add liquid (such as water or broth) to the inner pot along with the food you want to cook.
  • The lid has a sealing ring to create an airtight seal when closed, and a steam release valve to control the pressure.
  • When you select a pressure cooking program and set the desired cooking time, the Pot heats up the liquid, creating steam.
  • As the liquid turns into steam, it raises the pressure inside the cooking chamber, which increases the boiling point of water and allows food to cook faster. This high-pressure environment also helps tenderize tough cuts of meat.

What Does the Instant Pot Do

2. Cooking Programs feature various cooking programs, each optimized for specific types of dishes, such as soup, rice, poultry, or yogurt. These programs automatically adjust the cooking time and temperature to achieve the best results for the selected dish. For example, if you choose the “Soup” program, the Instant Pot will adjust the cooking time and pressure to ensure your soup is perfectly cooked.

3. Saute Function allows you to brown or sauté ingredients directly in the cooking pot before pressure cooking. This is useful for recipes that require pre-cooking or for developing flavors in dishes like stews and chili.

4. Slow Cooker Function can be used for slow cooking. It allows you to cook dishes at a low and consistent temperature over an extended period, making it ideal for recipes like pot roast or pulled pork.

5. Keep Warm Function maintains a lower temperature to keep your food warm until you’re ready to serve.

6. Delayed Start feature allows you to set a timer to begin cooking at a specific time. This is convenient for preparing meals in advance.

These work by combining pressure cooking, various cooking programs, and additional functions like sautéing and slow cooking to make cooking a wide range of dishes more convenient and efficient. Its ability to save time and simplify meal preparation has made it a popular kitchen appliance for many households.

How to Make Instant Pot Mushrooms

Instant Pot mushrooms and onions you can make in just 10 minutes! Our favorite Instant Pot vegetables side dish served with chicken or beef comes out perfect every time. Sauteed and steamed with butter and garlic to tender. We made Instant Pot mushrooms and onions the other night with chicken and WOW were they good! …

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Stovetop or Instant Pot Meatball Stroganoff

Creamy meatball casserole in Instant Pot is the best family friendly dinner. Use frozen meatballs or homemade, can be made on the stove too. Grab a bag of egg noodles and make our sauce, toss together and serve as a one pot meal tonight. This is an easy way to make meatball stroganoff without cream …

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