The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes from 2017

The Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes from 2017

Kelli Foster
Dec 19, 2017
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I'm calling it now: 2017 was officially the year of the Instant Pot. While I've been singing the praises of this seven-in-one multi-cooker for a while, so many people took advantage of the killer deals on Prime Day, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday to finally snag their own.

Of course, to go with this awesome appliance, you need recipes, and we've been more than happy to share them with you. These are our most popular recipes to make in the Instant Pot.

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1. Creamy Slow-Cooker Peanut Chicken and Broccoli

This recipe starts by sautéing the aromatics on the stovetop, but you can leave your skillet where it is and take advantage of the Instant Pot's sauté function. After that, switch to the slow cooker function, pile in the ingredients, and get ready for a satisfying dinner.

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2. How To Make Red Beans & Rice in an Electric Pressure Cooker

From sautéing to pressure cooking, the Instant Pot is your solution to turn this New Orleans favorite into a quick-cooking dinner on hurried weeknights.

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3. How To Make Slow Cooker Fajitas

The slow cooker function on your Instant Pot is the best-kept secret for bringing these fuss-free chicken fajitas to the table. Serve them with tortillas, turn them into a grain bowl, or pile them over a salad.

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4. Pressure Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

Get out your Instant Pot and bringing this Midwest classic to your table couldn't be easier. From the ultra-tender beef to the super savory au jus to the pepper and onion topping, it is irresistible.

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5. Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Broccoli Bowls

Meet one of my favorite ways to use the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot. This all-in-one meal is packed with juicy chicken thighs, broccoli, white beans, and rice, and is a savior on weekends when I don't have enough time to cook.

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6. Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches

These Hawaiian-inspired sandwiches are luscious, thanks to the slow cooker function on the Instant Pot.

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7. Slow Cooker Peach Carnitas

Place a seasoned pork shoulder along with some aromatics and a sweet peach into the bowl of your Instant Pot, seal the lid, start up the slow cooker function. At the end of the day you'll be rewarded with the most flavorful, juicy carnitas with just a hint of peach fragrance.

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8. Slow Cooker Chicken Piccata

I love the Instant Pot for how easy it makes this buttery, lemon chicken dinner and for how it cuts down the number of dirty dishes in the sink afterward. Use the sauté function to give the chicken breast a nice sear before switching over to slow cooking.

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9. Instant Pot Weeknight Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls

This is the super-satisfying, foolproof meal to keep in your back pocket for nights you need to get dinner on the table fast. With chicken, rice, black beans, and corn, it's a wholesome supper that tastes like it took much longer to make than it actually did.

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10. How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in an Instant Pot

File this under game-changer! Spaghetti squash in the electric pressure cooker requires zero prep and comes out tender so that it's easy to cut open and remove the seeds. It makes eating spaghetti squash even more enjoyable.

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11. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

This is a side dish shortcut to keep on your radar for holiday season and beyond. Not only does the Instant Pot free up space on the stovetop, but with the pressure cooker function the mashed potatoes also come together in a flash and can even be kept warm in the same pot until it's time to eat.

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