25 Instant Pot Recipes You Can Make on a School Night

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Best Instant Pot Recipes for Teachers

It’s all about the Instant Pot these days. This new-age pressure cooker, which also does the job of a rice cooker, a steamer, a sauté pan, and even a yogurt maker, is the newest gadget to take up space on our kitchen counters. Instant Pot recipes 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 definitely need one!

Here are 25 of our favorite Instant Pot recipes that come together so quickly 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, too!

Source: Pressure Cook Recipes

2. Barbacoa Pulled Pork


Use this pulled pork, which cooks in under 30 minutes, for tacos or put it 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 of the ingredients in your pantry.

Source: Pressure Cooking Today

6. Risotto with Butternut Squash


Yes, you read that right. You can make risotto without getting an arm ache from stirring it on the stove top.

Source: Blue Jean Chef

7. Garlic Lemon Chicken

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Even your pickiest eaters will love this simple dish.

Source: Predominantly Paleo

8. Turkey Meatball Stroganoff


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

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

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

16. Mexican Shredded Chicken

The options are endless with this dish! The finished chicken can be used in tacos, enchiladas, salads, and anything else you can think of.

Source: Rebooted Mom

17. Beef Stew

Food for the soul. Cozy up with this classic dish, ready to eat in 45 minutes.

Source: Life Made Sweeter

18. Creamy Cajun Pasta with Sausage

No matter how spicy you choose to make this dish, it will still be packed full of flavor.

Source: Simply Happy Foodie

19. Fried Rice

Ready in 11 minutes, this Instant Pot dish sets a record in cook time. Plus, the ingredients in this dish are probably already in your pantry.

Source: Happy Foods Tube

20. Shrimp Paella

Now paella is attainable for everyone. This is going on my list for sure.

Source: My Forking Life

21. Taco Soup

If you are new to the Instant Pot game, this simple and delicious recipe is a great one to start with.

Source: Oh, Sweet Basil

22. Ginger Garlic Drumsticks

With little prep and easy clean up, there’s no excuse not to try these crispy chicken drumsticks.

Source: Living Sweet Moments

23. Chicken Pot Pie

Prep the chicken and vegetables in your Instant Pot, then finish this family favorite in the oven.

Source: Instant Pot Recipes

24. Oatmeal Jars

Make these on a Sunday evening and enjoy them for breakfast, lunch, or dinner all week long.

Source: Confessions of a Fit Foodie

25. Greek Chicken

Feta, artichoke hearts, olives, and fresh herbs take this dinner dish to the next level. Plus, it’s healthy!

Source: Wholesomelicious


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