If you have not jumped into the Instant Pot craze, what are you waiting for? Not only are the meals absolutely delicious and budget friendly, but you can save so much time in the kitchen. Here are our family favorite Instant Pot meals.
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First Things First
If you do not have an Instant Pot, here are my suggestions. The Instant Pot that I have and use at least three times a week is the Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 QT 6-IN-1 Multi-Use. This model also comes in a 3 quart size and an 8 quart size. Knowing what I know now, I would have purchased the 8 quart size. Sometimes I want to double a recipe and the 6 quart is just not big enough. I have also purchased the glass top since this Instant Pot can be used as a slow cooker as well.
Our Family Favorite Instant Pot Meals
These are our favorites. We have tried them multiple times, so rest assured, they are tried and tested and should work fine for you too.
Honey Bourbon Chicken
By unanimous vote, Honey Bourbon Chicken is our absolute favorite meal in the Instant Pot. I did double this recipe once and when I was releasing the steam, the liquid wanted to come out too, so we had to stand there and hold a towel over the vent. Hence the reason I now want the 8 quart. But if you make this exact recipe, it is perfect for the 6 quart and absolutely amazing. Just cook some rice at the same time in the microwave (another time saver) and serve the Honey Bourbon Chicken over the rice.
Italian Sausage Penne Pasta
Italian Sausage Penne Pasta is so easy to make and another one of my favorite features of the Instant Pot is used, saute. This is the epitome of one pot. You brown the sausage in the Instant Pot first, then add all the other ingredients. I have to note, it is very important to add ingredients in the order listed in the recipes. It does make a difference, take it from me.
This Lasagna Soup recipe is super quick and easy. Again, the ground burger is browned first in the Instant Pot and then the rest of the ingredients are added. After that, set it to Manual, 4 minutes and deliciousness! Pair this with some Italian Bread, mmm, mmm….
Homemade Lasagna Hamburger Helper
Yes, another Lasagna recipe, but this Homemade Lasagna Hamburger Helper is really good. How many times are we short on time and tempted to just grab a box of Hamburger Helper and throw dinner together? I know I am, but we know that the boxed meals are just not healthy. This is a great alternative to boxed and it is super easy and super delicious. Be sure to follow Adventures of a Nurse, she is local to me and posts many terrific recipes including videos.
This Teriyaki Chicken recipe literally takes 15 minutes! How about that for a time saver? Cook rice at the same time and stir fry some veggies, what a quick and healthy meal. That is why it is one of our family favorite Instant Pot meals.
Oh yeah, we have some comfort food here. Swedish Meatballs with Noodles, imagine that on a cold winter afternoon? My husband has made this many times and we make it with pasta instead of egg noodles, since our daughter is allergic to eggs. We do not change the cooking time and it works out perfectly.
This Instant Pot Goulash recipe is so easy my 15 year old son makes it! The only other ingredient we add is green peppers, because, you know – Hungarian Goulash. That’s how I grew up eating Goulash. My grandmother used to make Hungarian Goulash in her electric frying pan, remember those?
Supreme Pizza Pasta
Instant Pot Supreme Pizza Pasta – that name says it all. You can add just about any pizza topping to this. Pizza every week is so darn expensive, but this isn’t! You can try different combinations every week for a month and not get sick of this. Another great recipe from Adventures of a Nurse.
I hope you enjoy these Family Favorite Instant Pot Meals as much as our family does. Please let me know how you like them and if you have a favorite Instant Pot meal, please link it below. I would love to give it a try and maybe add it to our list.