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Insta-Pot Cooking: 5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

instant pot pork goulash peas and peonies

Photo: Catalina/Peas and Peonies

With the holiday sales and gift giving and receiving, you might have purchased or received an insta-pot or pressure cooker if you’re the cook in the family. This kitchen tool has gained popularity on the internet and in the kitchen for its speedy ways of cooking delicious and flavor packed one-pot meals. To help you get started, check out these amazing recipes to take your insta-pot for a spin!

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1. Slow Cooker Pork Goulash in the Instant Pot

Catalina from Peas and Peonies has a great recipe that she has transformed from a slow-cooker recipe to an instant pot one! Using her recipe, cook a delicious and flavorful goulash in no time! Throw in paprika, stock, garlic, onions, pork, and tomatoes and you’ll have a great dinner!

pork tenderloin instant pot sugar loves spices

Photo: Loreto and Nicoletta/Sugar Loves Spices

2. Pressure Cooker Pork Tenderloin

Love pork but don’t like waiting for it to cook for hours? Then try making this tenderloin recipe from Loreto and Nicoletta, the dynamic duo behind the blog Sugar Love Spices. To add extra flavor to the pork, Loreta and Nicoletta marinate the meat overnight in a mixture of vegetable stock, red wine, hoisin sauce, herbs, apple cider vinegar, and spices. Garlic is added before cooking and the result is a tender, flavor packed, and juicy bite!

instant pot rice bowl omnivores cookbook

Photo: Maggie/Omnivore’s Cookbook

3. Instant Pot Rice Pilaf

Need a dish to throw together in a pinch? Then this rice pilaf recipe from Maggie of Omnivore’s Cookbook is just the recipe for you! Combining rice, meat, mushrooms, kale, potatoes, veggies, and spices, this one pot meal from Maggie is not only easy but tastes delicious! Enjoy dinner in 30 minutes or less!

tortilla soup instant pot foraged dish

Photo: Caitlin/Foraged Dish

4. Tortilla Soup

Caitlin from Foraged Dish shares a delicious tortilla soup recipe that is instant pot friendly. Using bone broth as a base for added nutrient, Caitlin adds in tomatoes, garlic, chicken and spices to create a healthy, simple, and hearty meal. Topped with avocado, lime, cilantro, and tortillas, this soup is a great one bowl meal perfect for cold winter nights!

5. Chipotle Chicken Black Beans and Rice

Hayley from Health Starts in the Kitchen has a delicious recipe for you to try. Adding black beans, rice, chicken, ghee, and some spices to her pressure cooker, Hayley create a great one pot meal in no time that is perfect for the whole family!

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  • Reply Joi May 9, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Tortilla soup looks yummy. I am going to give it a try this weekend.

    • Reply Hannah Bertiger May 9, 2017 at 11:38 pm

      Great Joi! Let us know how it goes!

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