Jump On The Insta Pot Electric Presure Cooker Craze With These Easy Comfort Food Recipes !

If you haven’t heard of the Insta Pot, you need to give this a try! This thing is amazing! It speeds up cooking by 2-6 times using up to 70% less energy, and produces nutritious yummy healthy food consistently. It does the job of a slow cooker, electric pressure cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, sauté/browning pan, and warming pot all in one! It’s an incredible time saver for busy moms or working professionals on the go who care about what’s for dinner.

Seems too good to be true right? Well, it’s not!

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Insta Pot User Reviews

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Rated 4.6/5 based on 4421 customer reviews
“Highly versatile and efficient appliance for the home”
This unit works awesome, and we are fully qualified to say so. Not only do we have an “Verified Purchase” label on our review, but we use the Instant Pot 4-5x a week, literally. Probably 7-8x if you count making baked/sweet potatoes for lunches too.By October 20, 2012

“Instant pot – too easy!”
I got this after hearing a buzz about it in the vegan community, and boy am I glad I did. Creamy mashed potatoes in 6 minutes, perfectly cooked white rice in 4 minutes, delicious spicy red lentil chili in 10 minutes, potato and vegetable curry in 8 minutes… If I chop and peel my vegetables in the morning, I can have dinner on my plate 20 minutes after I get home from work.By April 10, 2016

“Ladies and gentlemen – this thing is officially awesome”
Pressure cooker veteran here – thumbs up on this one! I have owned 8 different pressure cookers over the years, including an earlier version of the Instant Pot as well as the now-ancient oval (90 degree insert inside, pull up, turn back and clip-lock) lid with weight back in Europe in the 70’s. This, so far, is the best pressure cooker I have yet seen.”By May 23, 2012

Insta Pot Pressure Cooker Recipes

So now that you know how awesome the Insta Pot is, let’s take a look at some of the yummy things it can make!

There is a really great Insta Pot cook book available here that’s free for Kindle and only $10 for a paperback and tells you how to make pretty much anything in the Insta Pot.

Mac & Cheese


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Cooking Time: High Pressure for 4 minutes


  • 14 oz (397g) sharp cheddar
  • 6 oz (170g) mild cheddar or American cheese
  • 16 oz (454g) elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups (1L) cold water
  • A pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp Sriracha Sauce 
  • 12 oz (355 ml) evaporated milk
  • 4 tbsp (60g) unsalted butter

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Maple Smoked Brisket

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Cooking Time: 50 minutes


  • 1.5 lb. beef brisket
  • 2 tbsp. maple sugar, date sugar, or coconut sugar
  • 2 tsp. smoked sea salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tsp. mustard powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • ½ tsp. smoked paprika
  • 2 c. bone broth or stock of choice
  • 1 tbsp. liquid smoke*
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs

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Mongolian Beef

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Cooking Time: 12 minutes


  • 2 pounds flank steak, cut into 1/4″ strips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 green onions, sliced into 1-inch pieces

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Cherry Tomato Chicken Cacciatore

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Cooking Time: 13 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 pounds (1.5 kilos) bone-in chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 pound (500g) cherry tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed.
  • ¼ teaspoon hot pepper flakes (or one fresh hot pepper, chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (use 2 teaspoons if your chicken has not been previously salt-brined)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ cup (60ml) tart red table wine (such as Merlot)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 sprig fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ cup (70g) pitted green olives, rinsed

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Cheesecake Creme Brulee Bites

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Cooking Time: 7 minutes


  • 6 – 8 (90g) graham crackers, finely ground
  • 3 – 4 tablespoons (42g – 56g) unsalted butter, melted
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons to 1.5 tablespoon (8.3g – 19g) brown sugar (depending on your desired sweetness)
  • Optional: ¼ cup (32g) all-purpose flour (If you are blind-baking the crust)
  • 16 ounces (454g) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ⅔ cup (133g) white sugar
  • ½ cup (120g) sour cream, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons (16g) cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons (10ml) vanilla extract
  • Crackable Caramel
  • 1 ½ – 2 teaspoons white sugar per cheesecake bite

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