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10 of THE BEST MEALS To Make In An Instant Pot!

I am a big fan of desserts that have a salty component to them. I find that salt brings out the sweetness and flavor in desserts and makes it even more delicious. Mango sticky rice is such an amazing example of that perfect salty sweet combination. Sweet, sticky rice and juicy mangos, drizzled with a salty coconut sauce, creates an irresistible blend of sweet and salty, chewy and creamy.

In Thailand, traditionally the sauce that is served as a topping for mango sticky rice is salty and has no sugar added. This helps cut through the richness and sweetness of the sticky rice. However, I find that in the US, whenever Ive ordered Mango sticky rice at restaurants they drizzle the sticky rice with a sweet sauce instead.

My recipe is very close to the traditional recipe and Ive included instructions to make the salty coconut pouring sauce. If you arent a fan of that salty and sweet combination, you might not prefer the salty coconut topping sauce. If thats the case, add a couple of tablespoons of sugar while making the pouring sauce and either reduce the salt by half or omit it entirely. This will result in a sweet pouring sauce similar to the one served in restaurants in the US.

Instant Pot Pork Chops And Gravy Ingredients

Yes, this recipe is quick but the best part is you dont need any ingredients or anything super fancy for this dish. You will need:

  • Pork chops
  • Chicken broth
  • Cornstarch

Pork chops Boneless or bone- in chops work in this recipe. The cook time and everything stays the same.

Spices These are basic spices that I use for most of my meals. They give the meat a good flavor without being overpowering. Feel free to adjust the spices to your taste.

Olive oil This is used to grease the inner pot. You can also use butter instead.

Chicken broth You need a liquid in the pot to cook your pork chops. Chicken broth provides a nice flavor and makes a great gravy after.

Cornstarch This will help thicken your broth and create the gravy after cooking. Cornstarch can be found in the baking aisle. You can also use arrowroot powder if youd like.

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Best Ever Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

Chili is the epitome of crowd-pleasing, and its a meal we often make for guests. So if youve got a pressure cooker, why not tryInstant Pot chili? This one is really the best Instant Pot vegetarian chili: its full of beans, veggies, and lentils to up the plant-based protein. It’s full of savory, hearty flavor and one of the best Instant Pot recipes around. Serve with our Classic Cornbread Muffins.

Reader feedback: “Made this tonight for my friends and I. So delicious! All my friends loved it as well and got seconds. Thank you!”

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Should I Use The Rice Button On My Instant Pot

The Instant Pots rice button is best used for white rice, as it is specifically calibrated to weigh white rice and water and cook the rice accordingly. This is ideal for weeknights when you truly want to set and forget your rice, but not great for cooking different varieties of rice on the fly.

Luckily, you can use your Instant Pots manual pressure function to cook white, brown, or wild rice on high pressure in just a few minutes. Heres how to do it.

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Instant Pot Beef Tips

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We have another fabulous instant pot recipe for you to try! It is SO good! This Instant Pot Beef Tips and Gravy Recipe is going to have your entire family asking for more!

Literally, everyone is going to be fighting over who gets the last drops of gravy!

This meal is perfect for Sunday lunch but easy enough for dinner during a busy week. Trust me. Its so simple and the instant pot makes it all so fast.

It comes together in under 20 minutes. Yes! That is less time than going to get take out and coming back home to eat it.

This meal is truly amazing. We all love it so much and I love that it is so very simple.

Its now on our regular menu plan rotation. Yum!

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Glass Instant Pot Lid

For when you want to turn your Instant Pot into a slow cooker! MAGIC. It also lets you see your food while it cooks which is essential for things like that homemade kettle corn above which is one of our newest obsessions.

ALSO, you can swap out the pressure cooking lid with this one after cook time to make it easier to serve up pots of chili or even homemade apple cider. #winning

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And heres a collection of the best Instant Pot recipes we tried from all around the internet.

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Instant Pot Sunday Sauce

Your Sundays are now free! No more standing over the stove babysitting Sunday supper. This sauce is fully loaded with pork, beef, sausage and meatballs, and is sure to become a family tradition that won’t leave you short on time to relax and enjoy Sunday Funday.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Sunday Sauce

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Instant Pot Sushi Rice Recipe

I have to admit this is an Instant Pot recipe Ive been working to perfect for a few weeks and I am happy to report that my recipe for Instant Pot sushi rice is finally ready to be shared!

Cooking this sticky rice in the Instant Pot has helped me make the perfect sushi rice every single time. It tastes amazing!

You might be wondering- why not just use regular white rice? Is there actually a difference?

Well, sushi rice is typically a short-grain rice that contains a lot more starch than say the regular long-grain rice that many of us eat. Having that extra starch is what helps make the rice sticky and gives it texture for some of those classic Asian dishes. .

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Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

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This speedier version of Swedish meatballs is streamlined and made in an Instant Pot®, but loses nothing that we love about the classic recipe. Gone is the step of chilling and resting the subtly spiced meatballs we brown them as soon as theyre formed. We also bypass the tedious process of making a roux and whisking in broth to form the rich, creamy gravy. Instead, we simply pour the broth over the meatballs, dot it with pieces of beurre manie and let the Instant Pot® do the work. After the steam is released, all thats left to do is stir in some heavy cream.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

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Tips For Instant Pot Beginners

No matter which method you use to cook your ham in the Instant Pot, there are a few tips you can use to ensure you make a delicious ham for your holiday meal. Use these easy tricks for making your Instant Pot ham:

  • Always add liquid to the pot. When pressure cooking your ham, its essential that you add at least one cup of liquid to the pot. Without liquid, the ham will burn and stick to the bottom of the pot. And when youre using the slow cooker method, liquid in the pot will help add more flavor to your meat and keep it moist during the extended cook time.
  • Trim to fit. Its a good idea to keep the ham from touching the sides of your Instant Pot to keep it from sticking and burning. Before putting your ham in the pot, make sure it properly fits and trim the ends as needed.

Instant Pot Blueberry Corn Muffin Bites

These mini muffin bites quickly come together in your Instant Pot®, thanks to corn muffin mix and a silicone egg bites mold. With only five ingredients and thirty minutes to spare, you can have a delicious blueberry muffin at the ready for breakfast or snack time.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Blueberry Corn Muffin Bites

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Making Yogurt In An Instant Pot With Goat Milk

Yogurt is what I call a sterile culturing process. The substrate aka the milk, is sterilized then inoculated with chosen microbes. This is very different from the wild fermentation process we normally write about. Within just 12 24 hours of inoculating sterile milk with friendly bacteria, youll have yogurt!

I highly suggest using organic goat milk or cow milk sourced from the farmers market. Raw milk works wonderfully too if you have access to someone with a dairy cow but you will have to cook it before using it to make yogurt. There are some great options for organic milk at the grocery store. Here we used Meyenberg Goat Milk from Whole Foods. Goat milk yogurt is naturally thinner than cow milk yogurt because goat milk has less lactose. If you prefer thick and more solid yogurt, you should use cow milk. You can also do a half and half mix, and then strain off the whey with cheesecloth to thicken it even more.

Heres what you will need to make this yogurt in an instant pot:

  • 64 fluid ounces organic Cow or Goat Milk
  • A starter culture or yogurt with live active cultures
  • Jars for the finished yogurt
  • Thermometer

Here are the settings you will use to make this recipe.

  • First, you sterilize the milk on the high setting at 181° F
  • Then, you allow the milk to cool
  • Next, add your starter cultures or already made yogurt
  • Last, you will incubate the yogurt for 12 hours on the medium setting at 107° F.

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash With Marinara

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This might be the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash pierce a whole squash all over with a fork, then cook it in a pressure cooker until perfectly tender. It cooks in a fraction of the time it would take in the oven, and there’s no need to struggle with cutting the sturdy squash beforehand.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

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Is Sushi Rice And Sticky Rice The Same

Sushi rice is often called sticky rice. The types of rice used in Korean cuisine are also referred to as sticky rice. Though several types of short grain rice are lumped together into the sticky category, only one kind of rice is used to make steamed sticky rice common in the Thai and Laotian cultures.

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What To Serve With Homemade Sushi Rice

Sushi rice has a great flavor profile but it also works as a blank canvas. There are so many things you can use it for.

My family LOVES sweet and sour chicken so I like to cook that up as a meal and serve it with white sushi rice. If I am trying to go for something a bit simpler and lighter, Ill cook up some sushi rice in the Instant Pot while I simmer some delicious egg drop soup on the stovetop and chop up my favorite Asian spicy cucumber salad with sesame.

Want a homemade sushi recipe to make with Instant Pot sushi rice? Check out my homemade California rolls!

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Best Instant Pot For Families

Instant Pot Duo Nova

The 6 Quart Instant Pot Duo Nova has all the functions of the Instant Pot lux and the added benefit of yoghurt making and a low-pressure option. The updated lid automatically seals the pressure valve, meaning you dont have to worry about forgetting it. It also features a quick-release button to let the pressure out, which is fast, safe and very simple to use.

Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

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You can make hearty stuffed peppers without the long bake time, thanks to your Instant Pot! Just build the ground beef and rice filling in the Instant Pot itself, then stuff into large bell peppers and pressure-cook until perfectly tender. Finish off with some extra-sharp Cheddar and chopped parsley for a great weeknight meal.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Stuffed Peppers

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Whole Wheat / Alternative Pasta

There is no need to make any adjustment to the formula if using whole wheat or alternative pasta. Because this method of cooking pasta is based on the recommended cook time on the package, any type of pasta can be cooked this way.

We tested this method with several varieties of whole wheat pasta and with several varieties of alternative pasta .

Instant Pot Mac And Cheese

Theres nothing more comforting than a good bowl of mac and cheese. Ever tried it in your pressure cooker? Turns out, Instant Pot mac and cheese is layer upon layer of cozy. The way the Instant Pot cooks pasta makes it soft and supple, which has a down-home sort of vibe to it. Its not al dente, but it almost feels like an elevated version of box mac and cheese. The method is very hands off: throw the ingredients in the pot and press Go! Nothing better than that.

Reader feedback: “Oh my! This recipe was so delicious and easy.”

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Do you see these ribs belowthey are amazing!! One of our favorite and best Instant Pot recipes for sure.

  • The tenderest ribs I have had in just 25 minutes, I just couldnt believe it. I used to slow cook them but not anymore. This is the way to go!

You can either eat right away, or put them under the broiler for just a few minutes to get just a tad of crispiness to the outside.

Stuffed peppers has always been a favorite meal, and using one of my favorite vegetable steamer baskets theyre quicker than in the oven.

I have made a few yummy Instant Pot desserts that are below, like monkey bread!!

My Instant Pot rice pudding is probably the most popular sweet pressure cooker recipes on The Typical Mom. When you make it you will see why everyone just raves about it.

You can also make it dairy free if you need to and use almond milk.

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There are healthy Instant Pot meals, breakfast ideas, and desserts listed below that we have created and love!

Instant Pot Tres Leches Bread Pudding

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Welcome to the best bread pudding my husband has ever had, Pitre claims. Roger is a bit of a bread pudding fanatic. We also love tres leches cake. So I decided to try mixing the two and ended up with a great bread pudding that was especially light and airy from the croissants, and moist from steaming in the Instant Pot. That meant Roger still had to go get me my cake, but I think he felt quite well rewarded for the effort.

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Instant Pot Ham Recipe Step By Step Guide

  • Start by putting the brown sugar at the bottom of your instant pot. No trivet needed for this recipe.
  • Add your spiral ham on top of the brown sugar in the instant pot.
  • Add the maple syrup and pour over your ham.
  • Put the slices of pineapple over and between the ham slices. And pour the pineapple juice in the instant pot.
  • Put the lid on and the valve on release. Put on the slow cooker setting, low for 5 hours or on high for 2.5 hours.
  • Once the slow cooker is done cooking your ham, take about ¼ cup of the pineapple juice and mix in a separate bowl with your remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Use this as ham glaze and spread it on your ham with a brush. If you have any remaining glaze, store it in the fridge for up to 4 days, in an airtight container.
  • Serve while hot, enjoy!
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    • Start by putting the brown sugar at the bottom of your instant pot.
    • Add your spiral ham on top of the brown sugar in the instant pot.
    • Add the maple syrup and pour over your ham.
    • Put the slices of pineapple over and between the ham slices. And pour the pineapple juice in the instant pot.
    • Put on the slow cooker setting, low for 5 hours or on high for 2.5 hours. Once the slow cooker is done cooking your ham, take about ¼ cup of the pineapple juice and mix in a separate bowl with your remaining 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Use this mix to glaze your ham with a brush. Serve while hot

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