Our 10 Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes of 2020

updated Jun 22, 2021
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Taking a ladleful of potato soup from an Instant Pot
Credit: Photo: Joe Lingeman; Food Styling: Jesse Szewczyk

We’ve long been fans of the Instant Pot, but in a year when we’ve all been cooking at home more than ever, it’s been the real MVP of the kitchen. It’s the one-pot solution that’s made easy work out of getting dinner on the table, reduced the amount of dirty dishes we need to wash, and sometimes even sped up cooking.

This year we were reminded that the Instant Pot cooks perfect, easy-to-peel hard-cooked eggs, is a game-changer for spaghetti and meatballs, and can even be used for a totally decadent chocolate cheesecake. And perhaps best of all, it’s powerful enough to cook meat straight from the freezer — no thawing required. Of all the Instant Pot recipes we shared this year, these were the 10 you loved most.

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Instant Pot Lasagna
Instant Pot lasagna, also known as "lazy lasagna," is ready in under an hour. A jar of store-bought marinara eliminates the need for a long-simmered sauce, and most of the cook time is hands off.
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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes
There are few things more convenient to make in your Instant Pot than sweet potatoes. They cook up with irresistibly tender, creamy centers, and pressure cooking them takes half as much time as baking them in the oven.
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Easy, Creamy Instant Pot Potato Soup
A duo of milk and cream cheese give this Instant Pot potato soup an irresistible thick and creamy texture, while bacon adds a gentle smoky aroma.
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Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken with White Beans and Mushrooms
This Instant Pot chicken dinner is light, fresh, and inspired by the flavors of Tuscany. The best part? You can prepare and freeze the ingredients in advance, then cook them straight from frozen in the Instant Pot.
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Instant Pot Greek-Style Lemon Chicken and Potatoes
Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can now whip up this restaurant-inspired meal in a fraction of the time, and it’s got all the rich herbal and citrus flavors of the original.
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Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Our Instant Pot corned beef and cabbage, which is the absolute fastest way to cook this classic dish, gives you perfect corned beef and ultra-creamy vegetables in under two hours.
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Instant Pot Quinoa
With a batch of cooked quinoa stashed in the fridge, a million easy meals are at your fingertips. The Instant Pot is our answer to making a big batch, fast.
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Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs
Spaghetti and meatballs in the Instant Pot is an absolute game-changer when it comes to dinner.
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The Best Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs
You'll never forget this 5:5:5 method!
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Instant Pot Death by Chocolate Cheesecake
This over-the-top dessert features a buttery Oreo cookie crust, a double-chocolate filling made with both cocoa and melted chocolate, and a crown of the most luscious and silky chocolate ganache.
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