Sure, a cup of instant noodles is a quick and easy snack for one person. But if you turn it into almost-as-instant fried rice, you can feed more than one mouth. Plus, it’s just stupid delicious.
This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is loaded with shredded chicken, tomatoes, corn, and beans. It’s ready so fast in the pressure cooker! Don’t forget to garnish this weeknight soup with avocado, lime, and, of course, tortillas.
The whole point of an Instant Pot is its superhuman speed, right? So you can make beef bourguignon or pea and paneer curry or bread pudding or cheesecake, ahem, in an instant. If I’m being honest, though—I only use my Instant Pot to pressure-cook two things: dried beans and coarse polenta.
But what a difference it makes! Dried beans can be started in the morning, neglected for the entire workday, and end up plump-perfect by the time I come home. And polenta, which used to mean standing over the stove—and standing over the stove and standing over the stove—suddenly takes care of itself.
Instant Pot Guinness Beef Stew! All the flavor of a slow-cooked stew, done in a fraction of the time in the pressure cooker. Made with beef stew meat, onion, celery, carrots, parsnips, and of course, Guinness. So good on a cold winter day.
While beloved for its ability to take meats from tough-to-tender in no time at all, the Instant Pot can wield its high-pressure magic on so much more. The steamy and stable environment created inside a pressure cooker makes it the perfect tool for homemade fresh cheeses, creamy vegetarian soups, and gooey chocolate cakes alike.
Here are 22 recipes—none for meat nor beans—that are made all the steamier and dreamier from a high-pressure cook.
When you need pulled pork fast, make it in the Instant Pot or pressure cooker! In about half the time of other recipes, this recipe makes the oh-so-tender carnitas for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and many other Mexican dishes.
Instant pot beef chili recipe is ready in under an hour! This version is made with green peppers, onions, celery, ground beef, and tomatoes. Top with shredded cheese and sliced green onions, and serve some cornbread on the side.