Instant Pot Comfort Food: Mom’s Best Friend!
Published: October 23, 2017
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.
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Here are my two favorite things to make on the Instant Pot.
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).
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.
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What are your favorite comfort foods to make in the Instant Pot?
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