If you’re not familiar with the Instant Pot, let us tell you why this multiuse tool is our weeknight warrior. It saves time and space—this genius tool can pressure cook, slow cook, steam, sauté, and more! You can whip up a chicken that tastes like it’s been braising for hours in just 20 minutes or make a creamy oatmeal that will slow cook all night and be ready to eat in the morning. The possibilities are endless. To get you cooking in your Instant Pot, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite recipes for you to try out this week.
BBQ Pulled Pork
Juicy and smoky, this Damn Delicious sandwich platter will be a winner on game day! Leave the heavy lifting to your handy Instant Pot, as the pork will be thoroughly infused with flavorful juices and ready to be smothered in your favorite BBQ sauce. Opt for a slow pressure release before serving with desired toppings.
Green Chicken Chili
Spice up dinnertime with this chicken verde recipe that comes together in just 30 minutes! Packed with tender braised chicken thighs, tomatillos, and poblano peppers, Serious Eats says not to add any additional liquid to the pot, so you get an intensely flavorful stew.
A great ragu can take up to 10 hours to braise to perfection, but this version from The Modern Proper will have you eating in a fraction of the time. The beef simmers with tomatoes, carrots, and fresh herbs until tender and shreddable. The thick Sunday gravy will taste like it took all day to make, but it only took you an hour!
We love a decadent risotto, but it can be so time-consuming to make over the stove. Here, Damn Delicious takes the fuss out with this no-stir version for the Instant Pot with mushrooms, spinach, peas, and freshly grated Parmesan.
5-Ingredient Mac and Cheese
When lunchtime rolls around and the kids (or yourself) get hangry, Instant Pot mac and cheese is just what you need! This recipe from Food Network comes together in a flash. You’ll never think about the boxed stuff again!
No need to turn on the oven or the stove for this super-simple frittata from The Spruce Eats! Fast and easy with very little hands-on work, the result is a light and fluffy dish that’s perfect for any meal and completely customizable.
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