Instant Pot tips and recipes

Look what I got for Christmas :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:
I can’t wait to try @geekgirl’s egg bites :yum:


My husband bought an instant pot last March. It’s been sitting unopened since then. We would have returned it, but…Covid.

I do use a slow cooker, can I just use the same…well, not really “recipes”, since I just throw in whatever I have on hand…

There’s a sautee setting? Will it brown meat and all? Maybe it’s time to open that box!

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Pulled my IP out tonight and made this! All in one dish of Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes.

I used a couple of recipes online to form my own, it’s what I usually do :stuck_out_tongue:
Here and Here

I am SUPER proud to say that the onions and garlic used in this recipe came from my garden :raised_hands:t2: I also used home made chicken stock that I had stored in my freezer :yum:

(not the most photogenic dish)

For the mash:
In the bottom of the Instant Pot, add around 1kg peeled and diced potatoes, 5 whole cloves of garlic and one cup of chicken stock. I also added some dried herbs.
Place the trivet on top of that and wiggle it down flat.

For the meatloaf:
Grease a small tin that will fit inside the pot. I had a small square cake tin. I was considering using my silicon egg moulds to make mini meat loaves.
Mix together 500g mince, 1 egg, 1/4 cup almond meal, 2 tbsp nutritional yeast, 1 small finely diced onion, salt & pepper and herbs & spices of your choice.
Shape into a log inside the tin.
Cover with foil and place a 1cm hole in the centre of the foil to allow steam to escape.

Set the slow cooker to 35 mins pressure cook.
Preheat oven towards the end.
Make a glaze using a mixture of ketchup, bbq sauce and yellow mustard.
Once finished, quick release steam.
Carefully remove the meatloaf and place on baking dish. Coat with glaze and bake for 5 mins.

Add some salt and few tablespoons of butter (or as much as you like) to the potatoes and mash them directly in the pot.

Because we a GF I had to modify the meatloaf recipe, it fell apart, but still tasted great :slight_smile: I would suggest you use your own tried and true meatloaf recipe. The highlight of the dish was actually the potatoes! They were so yummy :yum:

This made 4 big serves


I havent tried cooking 2 separate things in the IP yet. this sounds good.

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I’m so glad I just found this thread! I LOVE my electric pressure cooker and we use ours at least once or twice a week. Ours isn’t an Instant Pot but a Power Pressure Cooker, so it’s a little different as far as settings go, but does the same thing. The thing we make the most is what I call taco chicken.

Taco Chicken
3 Large Chicken Breasts, trimmed and cut into approx. 2" chunks (not necessary, but the smaller chunks absorb more flavor)
2 Packets of Ranch Dressing Mix
2 Packets of Taco Seasoning
Chicken Broth to Cover

I cook it for 30 minutes on my chicken setting and often release the pressure instead of letting it release on its own. Once it’s done, I use a potato masher and just squish it down and it shreds the chicken in the juice. We usually use it to make rice bowls. I take 1/2 cup of rice and top it with the taco chicken, a few spoonfuls of the broth from the pot, some black beans or refried beans, and salsa.

Makes enough for 8 or 9 meals. We often eat it once for dinner and have one serving of leftovers each then freeze the rest for later.

I’m so excited to look at all of your recipes and find some new dinner ideas!

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That sounds really good! I’ve been wanting to make burrito bowls at home.

I am still intimidated by my pressure cooker, lol. I made chicken noodle soup a few weeks ago. It was good (tasted like cooked all day after 30 mins), but I still don’t have the hang of releasing the pressure. And while it’s cooking I feel like it’s going to explode, lol. Mental.

@PrincessP - LOVE that the onions and garlic came from your garden. Mashed potatoes was one thing I was looking forward to trying with my cooker.

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The first recipe link has instructions for if you just want to make potatoes…it’s much quicker :blush:

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Ooh, !!!HUNGRY!!!

That sounds good!

Definitely give them a go. I was thinking I might make some ‘just because’ and keep them in the fridge, and they maybe turn them into some sort of potato cake/fritter.

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