Just got an Instant Pot? Congrats and welcome to the cult…I mean club! If you have no idea what to cook first, here are some super simple recipes to get you started…
1. Hard Boiled Eggs in 6 Minutes or Less
1 cup of water
Put the eggs on the insertable shelf that comes with your Instant Pot.
Pour in one cup of water.
Put on the cover and lock it. Make sure that air is not released.
Set manual pressure on high for 6 minutes
Voila…HARD BOILED EGGS!
2. Steel Cut Oatmeal
One cup of steel cut oatmeal
2 tablespoons of butter
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 apple – chopped minus the skin
1/2 cup of blueberries
2 1/2 cups of water
Saute the butter
Add 1 cup of steel cut oats and stir in butter
Add water, apple, blueberries, cinnamon and vanilla
Close the lid
Cook on high pressure, 11 minutes.
After it’s finished cooking, release the air and serve
3. Spaghetti Squash and turkey bolognese sauce
1 Spaghetti Squash
2 cups of water
1 can of chopped tomatoes
1 jar of pasta sauce
1 clove of garlic
2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil
Place the spaghetti squash on the tray inside the pot.
Add 2 cups of water
Cook for 15 minutes on high pressure
Once it’s done, remove the skin, scoop out the seeds and use a fork to turn it into spaghetti squash strands.
Wash out the pot
Saute olive oil and garlic
Add ground turkey
Add spices (basil and parmesan cheese)
Add chopped tomatoes
Add tomato sauce
Cook on low pressure, 5 minutes
Open the lid, add the spaghetti squash
Mix together on warm
Makes 4 servings
4. Meatballs & Whole Grain Linguine
1 package of chopped meat
1 cup of Italian breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 Garlic cloves
1 cup of beef broth
1 package of whole grain linguini
1 jar of your favorite tomato sauce
Mix ground beef, egg, breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and garlic cloves
Saute olive oil and garlic in Instant Pot
Roll meatballs and place in Instant Pot
Add beef broth
Close lid and cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
You can cook the linguini and pasta sauce on your stove top while you are making the meatballs. However, you should know that it’s just as easy to cook pasta in the Instant Pot as well(10 minutes on high pressure with water). I’ll have more recipes for pasta soon but just want you to know it’s easy to do that too.
Once the meatballs have finished cooking, you can add them to your tomato sauce that’s cooking on the stove.
Once the linguine is done, dinner is served!