15 Instant Pot Recipes You Can Make on a School Night

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15 Instant Pot Recipes You Can Make on a School Night

Move over Crock-Pot! If you haven’t heard, it’s all about the Instant Pot these days. This new-age pressure cooker, which also does the job of a rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, and even yogurt maker, is the newest kitchen gadget to hit the dinner tables. Instant Pots allow you to cook elaborate one-pot meals in a short amount of time. You can also use the Instant Pot for hard-boiled eggs, potatoes and a number of desserts. So, yes, if you don’t have one, you need one!

Here are 15 of our favorite Instant Pot dinner recipes that come together so quick, you can make them on a school night.

1. Mac and Cheese

Is there anything better than mac and cheese made from scratch? And yes, the pasta is cooked in the Instant Pot!


Source: Pressure Cook Recipes

2. Barbacoa Pulled Pork

Use this pulled pork, which cooks in under 30 minutes, for tacos or over a bed of rice.


Source: Instant Pot Eats

3. Zuppa Toscana

You can make this soup faster than Olive Garden can serve it.


Source: Margin Making Mom

4. Indian Butter Chicken

This classic Indian dish couldn’t be easier to throw together.


Source: Jay’s Sweet N Sour Life

5. Honey Sesame Chicken

Not only does this dish come together quickly, but you probably already have all the ingredients in your pantry.


Source: Pressure Cooking Today

6. Risotto With Butternut Squash

Yes, you read that right, risotto, without all the stirring that is required on the stove top.


Source: Blue Jean Chef

7. Garlic Lemon Chicken

Even your pickiest eaters will love this simple dish.

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Source: Predominantly Paleo

8. Turkey Meatball Strogonoff

Prep the meatballs in the morning. Then, cooking will only take a few minutes in the evening.


Source: Skinny Taste

9. Chicken and Rice

Gotta love that you can cook the rice and the chicken in the same pot!


Source: A Pinch of Healthy

10. Curried Lemon Coconut Chicken

If you’ve never cooked with coconut milk, you’re missing out. Go ahead and give this recipe a try and you’ll be adding coconut milk to everything.

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Source: Kitchen Stewardship

11. Mongolian Beef

This impressive steak dinner comes together in just 20 minutes.


Source: Living Sweet Moments

12. Chunky Potato Cheese Soup

Chunky potatoes. Bacon. Two cheeses! I can’t stop drooling.


Source: Pressure Cooking Today

13. Crustless Spinach Tomato Quiche

Make it for dinner, and then have the leftovers for breakfast the next morning.


Source: Pressure Cooking Today

14. BBQ Ribs

Believe it or not, you can have ribs for dinner on a school night. These come together in a quick 30 minutes.


Source: Leite’s Culinaria

15. French Dip Sandwiches

Save this one for an evening when you have a little more time. I promise it will be worth it.


Source: No. 2 Pencil

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