The 15 most popular Instant Pot recipes of 2018
Warning: These recipes will make your mouth water.
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Pinterest is a treasure trove of delicious recipes, including everything from basic dinner meals to specialty desserts, drinks and snacks. It’s easy to get lost in all the social media site has to offer, and now, you’re about to discover a whole new category of binge-worthy recipes to browse on Pinterest.
If you have one of the hottest new kitchen appliances—the Instant Pot—you simply have to check out some of these Pinterest recipes. You can make just about everything and anything in the multi-functional Instant Pot, and we’ve rounded up 15 of the most popular Instant Pot recipes on Pinterest to get you started. Fair warning: reading this list will make you hungry!
1. Spaghetti in 15 minutes
It’s easier and faster than ever to make a big bowl of spaghetti thanks to this amazing recipe. Both the sauce and pasta are cooked in your Instant Pot, and the whole thing only takes around 15 minutes start to finish!
2. Homemade chicken noodle soup in 22 minutes
Here’s another amazing recipe if you need a quick weeknight dinner. This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup takes less than 30 minutes to throw together, and you can easily customize it with your preferred ingredients.
3. Hearty pot roast and veggies in 90 minutes
This would be the perfect meal for a cold winter day. You can make this classic Old-Fashioned Pot Roast, complete with potatoes, carrots, and gravy, in your Instant Pot. It’s not as quick as some other recipes, but it's world's faster than a slow cooker and we’re betting those delicious flavors will make it well worth your time.
4. Copycat mac and cheese in under 10 minutes
Who can resist a bowl of creamy mac and cheese from Panera? Now, you can make a copycat recipe at home with the help of your Instant Pot. The best part is that this recipe only takes five minutes once it comes to pressure—less time than you’d wait for your order at the restaurant and certainly faster (and better for you) than the boxed stuff!
5. Delicious Italian soup in 30 minutes
It’s easy to see why this is such a popular recipe on Pinterest—the images are mouth-watering! In just half an hour, you can whip up a batch of Instant Pot Pasta e Fagioli Soup, complete with Italian sausage, pasta, and multiple varieties of beans.
6. Perfect hard-boiled eggs in 15 minutes
Your Instant Pot has a cool trick up its sleeve: It can hard-boil eggs without actually boiling them! This recipe will show you how to quickly “hard-boil” a dozen eggs with your Instant Pot. It truly couldn’t be easier, especially if you have an egg steamer rack to hold them in place.
7. Homemade popcorn for movie night in 8 minutes
Microwave popcorn is fine when you’re in a pinch, but homemade popcorn is so much better. This recipe shows you how to make a huge batch of popcorn in your Instant Pot in just a few minutes, adding the perfect amount of butter and salt to suit your tastes.
8. Genuine New York cheesecake in 40 minutes
This recipe for Instant Pot New York Cheesecake is great because it provides two sets of directions: one if you want a thick, dense cake and another if you prefer your cheesecake rich and creamy. Regardless of which option you choose, you’re sure to enjoy this decadent Instant Pot dessert. Make sure you have a good springform pan to make the whole thing even easier.
9. Juicy turkey breast in 45 minutes
You can enjoy a delicious slice of turkey for dinner, even when it’s not Thanksgiving. This Instant Pot Turkey Breast recipe is ready in just 35 minutes once it comes to pressure, and it’s sure to be a hit with your whole family.
10. Strawberry jam for your morning toast in 30 minutes
Once you try this homemade jam, you’ll never want store-bought stuff again. This recipe for Instant Pot Strawberry Jam uses fresh berries and is perfect on your morning toast. It also makes a great gift for your friends and family! You'll need an immersion blender to make it, and air-tight jars for storage.
11. Vietnamese pho with veggies in 45 minutes
Don’t be intimidated by pho! Your Instant Pot makes it easy to cook your own Vietnamese soup, complete with traditional herbs and spices. This particular recipe substitutes spiralized daikon for rice noodles, and it’s a great way to switch up your weeknight menu and try something new without spending all your money on takeout.
12. Mini monkey breads in 24 minutes
Monkey bread is traditionally made in a bundt pan, but for a more modern vibe, you can use mini loaf pans instead. Regardless of how you cook them, we’re betting these adorable loafs of cinnamon-sugar bread disappear as quickly as they’re made.
13. Stuffed peaches with ice cream in 18 minutes
This classy dessert would be perfect for a summertime dinner party (or anytime you're craving summer vibes). These Instant Pot Stuffed Peaches have a cinnamon cobbler filling, and they make an amazing after-dinner treat, especially when topped with a scoop of ice cream.
14. French dip sandwiches in 2 hours and 30 minutes
French dip sandwiches might not be the first recipe that comes to mind when you think of your Instant Pot, but you’re missing out if you don’t try this meal at least once. The tender Instant Pot roast beef and melted provolone cheese on crispy bread make for a truly delectable lunch! This recipe does take a while, but it'll make your house smell great for hours. Worth it.
15. Spiced apple cider in 30 minutes
When it’s this easy to make your own apple cider, there’s really no excuse to buy it from the store. Seriously, you just have to throw a few ingredients into your Instant Pot, let it cook for 10 minutes, strain, and voila! You’ve got delicious spiced apple cider that’s perfect for holiday gatherings.