Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot recipes are easy to make, family favorites and super delicious. Cooking your meals in it will save you a lot of time!

What is an Instant Pot?

Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, and yogurt maker. It also has the capacity of a sauté/browning pan, and a function to keep your food warm after cooking. It’s a single appliance that does the job of multiple different kitchen appliances or tools. It’s a time-saver, and in many cases, it cooks the food in a fraction of the time.

Years ago, you may have had (or seen at your grandparents’ house) a pressure cooker in your kitchen that looked like some kind of laboratory experiment with clamps and screws, a steam pipe, and a large temperature gauge on top. Well, things have come a long way since then.

Not only do they have safer and easier-looking pressure cooking pots but now we have the multi-cooker instant pot as well. Instant pot pressure cookers are almost always simple.

An instant pot is like an electric pressure cooker that cooks everything at a high pressure. It is a cooking device that does many things including steaming, cooking rice, pressure cooking, slow cooking, and even making baking. You can even make yogurt with it.

In fact, most of them have the ability to sear, sauté, and brown your food. Also, you can cook food in a fraction of the time it takes to bake in the oven or cook on the stove. Most often, these are one-pot meals since the instant pot can do it all in the same pot. It is easy and fast even if you are making a whole chicken or pork shoulder. 

Besides all that, instant pots can tenderize your meat to make any cut of meat juicy, delicious, falling off-the-bone kind of meat. Similar to a slow cooker or crock pot, the collagen in the meat is broken down to release the muscles and connective tissue.

Except the instant pot does it much faster with an average cooking time of 30 minutes. Whether you want healthy instant pot recipes or something fast and easy, the instant pot can cook almost anything you want. Check our post for Best Instant Pot Thanksgiving recipes!