21 Easy And Comforting Instant Pot Recipes To Try This Winter (2024)

Let dinner cook itself.

Hannah LoewentheilPublished on January 12, 2019
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Maybe you got a brand new Instant Pot over the holidays. Perhaps you're just looking for some new recipes. Either way, here are some cozy winter Instant Pot recipes to inspire your next home-cooked dinner.

1. Mushroom Risotto

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Forget about all of that stove-top stirring and make creamy risotto the lazy (and delicious) way. Get the recipe.

2. One-Pot Teriyaki With Chicken and Vegetables

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It's just as tasty as take out...and just as easy as picking up the phone to place your order. Get the recipe.

3. Tortellini Soup With Sausage And Kale

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Because tortellini > all other noodles. Get the recipe.

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Just throw all the ingredients into the Instant Pot and let this juicy chicken cook itself. When it's done, toss it in the oven for ten minutes so it gets nice and crispy. Get the recipe.

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Have an Instant Pot? You're five minutes away from perfectly cooked, flaky salmon. Get the recipe.

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Pasta night just got a whole lot more interesting, thanks to this tender, umami Bolognese sauce. It comes together in about an hour and tastes delicious on top of your favorite pasta. Get the recipe.

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Cold nights call for piping hot bowls of this hearty soup loaded with tender beef, chewy barley, and lots of veggies. Get the recipe.

9. Short Ribs

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These fall-off-the-bone short ribs are so simple. All you need are boneless short ribs, red wine, carrots, onion, and a handful of herbs. Serve them over mashed potatoes, egg noodles, or with roasted root veggies. Get the recipe.

10. Chili Garlic Noodles

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Toss everything — raw chicken cut into bite-sized pieces, uncooked rice noodles, and all — into your Instant Pot and let it cook for three minutes. Yup. It's that easy. Get the recipe.

11. Shrimp and Grits

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Bring some southern comfort into your kitchen, thanks to this decadent recipe perfect for brunch or dinner. Get the recipe.

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When it comes to comfort food, it doesn't get much better than rich French onion soup, covered in a layer of bubbly, melted cheese and bread drenched in delicious broth. Get the recipe.

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A better-for-you take on pad Thai, these delicious shredded chicken and lettuce wraps won't disappoint. Just wait until you try the quick homemade peanut sauce. Get the recipe.

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When you're craving lasagna but don't have the time to make it in the oven, this Instant Pot recipe is here to save the day. Get the recipe.

15. Tom Yum Soup

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This classic Thai soup gets its sweet and savory flavor from coconut milk, lemongrass, Thai chili peppers, and lime juice. Get the recipe.

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Save yourself the trip to IKEA and whip up these decadent, creamy meatballs in no time. Get the recipe.

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For a meatless dish you'll want to put in your dinner rotation, this Indian-inspired cauliflower is a must-try. Get the recipe.

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If you're sick of chicken, feel free to swap in your favorite protein like shrimp, flank steak, or tofu. Or if you're trying to go meatless, keep things entirely vegetarian. Get the recipe.

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Top your bowl with diced jalapeño, sliced avocado, and some tortilla strips for crunch. Get the recipe.

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Step away from the boxed stuff. This mac 'n' cheese is the ultimate feel-good food, and you don't even need to boil water to make it. Get the recipe.

21. Beef Stew

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The holy grail of comfort food: Beef stew has never been easier to make. Get the recipe.

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    What can I cook in a low pressure Instant Pot? ›

    Hard-, medium, and soft-cooked eggs come out perfectly when cooked on a low-pressure setting. Along with eggs, you might see an occasional recipe for vegetables and fish use low pressure. Most of those recipes, however, give an alternative for cooking at high pressure with a shorter cook time.

    What is the Instant Pot equivalent cooking times? ›

    Take the total cooking time of the recipe and divide it by 3. So, for a dish that has a total cook time of 30 minutes in the oven, you'll need to cook it for 10 minutes in the Instant Pot®. Similarly, a recipe that takes an hour to cook in the oven, would need 20 minutes in the Instant Pot®.

    How much does Instant Pot reduce cooking time? ›

    Most things cook (at least) 60–70% faster in a pressure cooker than when using any other type of cooking. That doesn't count the prep time of course, or any time the oven, pot, or pressure cooker takes to come to temperature for the food to start real “cooking” though, or “resting” time in the pot for some foods.

    Can you make everything in an Instant Pot? ›

    The Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker but also a slow cooker, yogurt maker, rice cooker, big sauté pot, steamer, and more. We have the 6-Quart Instant Pot Duo which is what we use for all our Instant Pot recipes. They also make a 3-Quart Instant Pot Mini and a hefty 8-quart Instant Pot.

    Why does Instapot say burn food? ›

    The Instant Pot's burn message simply means that your Instant Pot has detected that its inner pot has gotten too hot. There may be a slight amount of burned food at the bottom of your pot, but not enough to ruin whatever you're cooking.

    Why did Instapot go out of business? ›

    “In particular, tightening of credit terms and higher interest rates impacted our liquidity levels and made our capital structure unsustainable,” Mr. Gadbois said. Instant Brands said in a statement on Wednesday that the new financing would allow the company to continue paying workers, vendors and suppliers.

    Is Instapot worth it? ›

    Yes, the Instant Pot is widely considered an effective and versatile pressure cooker. Many users find it worth the price due to its convenience, time-saving features, and ability to perform various cooking functions in one appliance.

    Can you pressure cook with less water? ›

    Water and pressure cooking go hand in hand. In fact, it's water that helps generate the high-pressure environment that makes your food cook faster. Most pressure cooker instructions state a minimum amount of water required for pressure cooking even a tiny amount of food.


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