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We’re huge devotees of the meal-prep plan—putting in a little work on a Sunday is the only way we get through the workweek without succumbing to Seamless. But let’s be clear: We’re also not trying to give up our whole weekend. And that’s where the Instant Pot comes in. Because it cuts down on cooking times, the Instant Pot has become our new favorite tool for big-batch cooking. Here are 13 of our favorite recipes.

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Award-Winning Instant Pot Turkey Chili

Healthy, hearty and oh-so-delicious. When it’s cold outside, this is what we’re craving.

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Instant Pot Barbacoa

Make a pot of this savory shredded beef and use it in tacos, lettuce wraps and burrito bowls all week long. (Plus, it’s Whole-30-friendly!)

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Instant Pot Minestrone

We think the flavor of this actually improves the longer it sits in the fridge. It’s a meal-prep miracle.

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Instant Pot Yogurt

Making yogurt sounds scary, but it actually couldn’t be simpler. Make a batch, cut up some fruit, and breakfast is done for the week.

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Instant Pot Ziti Lasagna with Bolognese Sauce

We promise, the kids won’t mind eating this a few nights in a row. (Coterie member Katie Workman, you’re a lifesaver.)

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Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Another super versatile filling. Serve with tortillas, over rice or plain (but don’t forget the guacamole.)

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Instant Pot Chickpea Curry

Vegan, gluten-free and totally delicious. We’d call that a win-win-win.

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Instant Pot Creole Chicken and Sausage

This spicy favorite is ready in just fifteen minutes. So you really have no excuse to put off meal prep.

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Bonus: This crowd-pleaser from Coterie member Maria Lichty also freezes perfectly. Make a double batch for a week when you’re just too busy for a full meal prep.

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Instant Pot Mexican Poblano Chicken

Have this on hand in the fridge for tacos, grain bowls or salads all week long.  

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Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Serve it in lettuce wraps, like Coterie member Heidi Larsen, or over a bowl of steamed rice. Either way, we promise it’s a million times better than takeout.

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Instant Pot Beef Stew

This isn’t just belly warming, it’s whole body warming.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

We’d happily eat this every night this week (and maybe some lunches, too).

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