Instant Pot Comfort Food: Mom’s Best Friend!

Published: October 23, 2017

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My beloved Instant Pot – decal found on Etsy!

Instant Pot makes cooking super easy. I’ll put it this way: I barely made any dinners myself pre-baby. Then while caring for a newborn I became somebody who makes dinner many nights of the week. The main reason is because you can set it and forget it, but another reason is frozen meat. Instead of having to plan ahead what meat I’m going to thaw, I just decide right before I start making dinner and the meat goes from frozen to thawed in less than a half hour and I didn’t have to lift a finger.

Another reason the Instant Pot is amazing is because it has so many functions – slow cooker, rice, soup … the possibilities are endless. While I don’t veer past dinner options, many people use the Instant Pot to make cheesecake, yogurt and even baby food! There’s a very vibrant Facebook community as well, where people share their recipes and questions about Instant Pot.

Learn More About The Instant Pot, The Best Thing To Ever Happen To People Who Get Overwhelmed In The Kitchen!

Here are my two favorite things to make on the Instant Pot.

Turkey Chili

This Hungry Girl Turkey Chili was on heavy rotation in the house last year. Not only can you eat it straight with crackers and cheese on the side, you can use it to top a baked potato (don’t forget the sour cream!) The chipotle peppers in adobo sauce really make this chili come to life.

Pro tips: Because I’m short on time, I buy everything pre-cut from the frozen foods section. Also, instead of buying a separate bottle of adobo sauce, I just use sauce from the can of chipotle peppers (which is already swimming in the good stuff).

Tikka Masala

I cannot get enough of Budget Bytes Tikka Masala. The best part of this recipe is piling it on top of some basmati rice that you can also make with your Instant Pot. Perfectly fluffy rice with aromatic tikka masala? I can’t think of a better way to unwind after a long day at the office!

Pro tips: The MVP of this recipe is garam masala. While you can buy it already made, you can also make your own. Also, drop by the bakery section and pick up some naan to go with this dish. I like it heated and dipped in olive oil.

How To Make Garam Masala

 

Top Instant Pots on Amazon

Thinking about getting an Instant Pot for you or yourself as an early holiday gift? Here are the best ones!

Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot DUO50 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5 Quart/900W
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt  9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot DUO50 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5 Quart/900W
$84.95
$79.95
$149.95
$82.29
$159.99
Currently out of stock
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Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer
$84.95
Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot LUX60 V3 6 Qt 6-in-1 Muti-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
$79.95
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot Ultra 6 Qt 10-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Cake Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
$149.95
Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
Instant Pot DUO Plus 6 Qt  9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Egg Cooker, Sauté, Steamer, Warmer, and Sterilizer
$82.29
Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
Instant Pot Smart Bluetooth 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Yogurt Maker, Sauté, Steamer, and Warmer
$159.99
Instant Pot DUO50 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5 Quart/900W
Instant Pot DUO50 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 5 Quart/900W
Currently out of stock
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Best Instant Pot Accessories

Don’t forget about accessories! These Instant Pot accessories make cooking dinner even easier!

Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid, Clear – 9 in. (23 cm) – 6 Quart
Hiware 7 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth - Fits 5, 6, 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring Clear, 5 or 6 Quart
PREMIUM Vegetable Steamer Basket - 5.5-9.3" - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - 100% Stainless Steel - BONUS Accessories - Safety Tool + eBook + Julienne Peeler -Steam Food Insert
Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid, Clear – 9 in. (23 cm) – 6 Quart
Hiware 7 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth - Fits 5, 6, 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring Clear, 5 or 6 Quart
PREMIUM Vegetable Steamer Basket - 5.5-9.3" - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - 100% Stainless Steel - BONUS Accessories - Safety Tool + eBook + Julienne Peeler -Steam Food Insert
$11.96
$11.45
$6.36
$14.95
Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid, Clear – 9 in. (23 cm) – 6 Quart
Genuine Instant Pot Tempered Glass lid, Clear – 9 in. (23 cm) – 6 Quart
$11.96
Hiware 7 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth - Fits 5, 6, 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
Hiware 7 Inch Non-stick Springform Pan / Cheesecake Pan / Leakproof Cake Pan Bakeware / With Cleaning Cloth - Fits 5, 6, 8 Quart Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
$11.45
Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring Clear, 5 or 6 Quart
Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring Clear, 5 or 6 Quart
$6.36
PREMIUM Vegetable Steamer Basket - 5.5-9.3" - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - 100% Stainless Steel - BONUS Accessories - Safety Tool + eBook + Julienne Peeler -Steam Food Insert
PREMIUM Vegetable Steamer Basket - 5.5-9.3" - BEST Bundle - Fits Instant Pot Pressure Cooker - 100% Stainless Steel - BONUS Accessories - Safety Tool + eBook + Julienne Peeler -Steam Food Insert
$14.95

What are your favorite comfort foods to make in the Instant Pot?


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