10 Instant Pot Recipes That Prove It's the Most Fantastic Cooking Gadget Ever

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Center Cut Cook

It’s basically seven appliances in one: a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, steamer, rice cooker, sauté pan, stockpot and yogurt cooker. And while your Crock-Pot takes all day, the Instant Pot cooks dishes in as fast as two minutes. Plus, it makes everything in the books, from our favorite mac and cheese to takeout we’d normally never attempt at home to white tablecloth dinners.Voilà, ten of our Instant Pot favorites.

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A Chef’s Kitchen


Cabernet Braised Short Ribs with Cauliflower-Leek Purée

The definition of a complete meal.

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Center Cut Cook


Easy Mac and Cheese

This recipe takes ten minutes, tops, and requires zero babysitting.

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Savory Tooth


Chicken Tikka Masala

Thick and saucy with tons of flavor.

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Slap Dash Mom


Lo Mein

It cooks in two minutes. How’s that for miraculous?

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Paint the Kitchen Red


Penne with Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce

Serve with a salad and dinner’s done.

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Kayln’s Kitchen


Low-Carb Loaded Cauliflower Soup

Plus, it’s keto and gluten-free.

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A Calculated Whisk


Mashed Potatoes

Just look at how smooth and fluffy they are.

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Lexis Clean Kitchen


Beef Pho

We’d usually never attempt to make pho at home, but the Instant Pot makes super flavor, low-sodium broth possible.

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Foody Schmoody


Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

Everything you could ask for in a meatball: tender, juicy and smothered with hot sauce.

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Peas and Crayons


Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup

Cue the jazz hands, people.

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From 2017 to 2019 Heath Goldman held the role of Food Editor covering food, booze and some recipe development, too. Tough job, eh?