10 Never-Fail Instant Pot Family Favorites

updated Nov 15, 2023
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Our Instant Pot has become the best tool for getting family dinners on the table every night of the week. Not only does the electric pressure cooker cook dinner in a flash, but the Instant Pot’s slow cooker function also makes it easy to make big-batch dinners in advance. Here are 10 of my family’s favorite Instant Pot dinner recipes right now!

Instant Pot Family Favorites

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Best Instant Pot Spaghetti
How to make a luxurious, family-friendly spaghetti and meat sauce in your Instant Pot.
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Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches
Here's how to make juicy, tangy, Italian beef-style sandwiches at home with the help of your pressure cooker.
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Instant Pot Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
Here's how to use your Instant Pot to cook meatloaf and mashed potatoes at the same time in less than an hour.
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Pressure-Cooker Kalua Pig

All you need is a big pork shoulder roast, bacon, Hawaiian sea salt, and a pressure cooker. (If you have a little more patience, you can also make Slow-Cooker Kalua Pig!)

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Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese requires just 5 ingredients and cooks up perfectly from start to finish in 20 minutes.
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Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas
Spicy, savory, and tender pork shoulder.
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Instant Pot "Baked" Ziti
This 20-minute pressure cooker pasta tastes just like baked ziti, but it's ready in half the time.
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Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls
Filled with chicken, rice, black beans, corn, and salsa, these burrito bowls come together quickly with an Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Turkey Chili Recipe
Want a fast-cooking chili that tastes like it cooked all day on the stove? Whip out your pressure cooker for this veggie-packed turkey chili.
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Butter Chicken in the Instant Pot
Traditional butter chicken recipes can take a few days, but Instant Pot butter chicken takes a mere 35 minutes — including preparing the aromatics and chopping the chicken!
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