The Instant Pot Roundup Series was one of the most popular in 2018 and I’m often asked to bring it back. To be honest, I’m not THAT much of a cook so eventually I was bound to run out of recipes to try. But, it’s been awhile so I have more to share!
Here are some of my favourites from the past few months. There’s even one in here that’s my own creation!
Soup – An Instant Pot Favourite
IPs are best known for making amazing, quick soups and that’s definitely one of the reasons I love it so much. So when I was walking through the grocery store and came across some crisp-looking leeks, I had a sudden craving to make a Potato Leek Soup. This recipe from Simply Happy Foodie was quick, simple and absolutely delicious! We added some sharp, shredded cheddar on top for extra flavour.
A Famous Side Made Easy!
Okay – stop the presses!! Did you know you can make mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot?!?! I felt like this was some secret no one told me about. Because seriously, it can’t get easier than this! I couldn’t have been happier to come across this recipe from A Calculated Whisk. It’s a fabulous, quick side (my son is obsessed with mashed potatoes and gravy) and also works well for recipes that include mashed potatoes, such as shepherd’s pie. Best part… clean up is super easy!
Have Potatoes, Need Meat!
I couldn’t include a mashed potato recipe without including a few meats, right? So here are the best that I’ve found recently.
Of course, I have to start with my own creation! I’m a huge fan of Lemon Chicken… not the Chinese-takeout version but more the French-style, as my husband would call it. It’s tangy and not at all sweet.
Now, if you do want something more on the Asian-cuisine side, this recipe for Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin from Slimming Eats is soooooo good! Mashed potato would work with this recipe but I opted for white rice instead. My family loved it!
And finally, for those of you who are into the Sous Vide craze and have an Ultra Instant Pot, you might be surprised to learn that you can use your IP to Sous Vide. Jaxx Drinkwater teaches us how in this YouTube video. It works surprising well. But you do need to use a good cut of steak that’s not too thin, which was my newbie mistake.
Thanks again for all your interest in the Instant Pot series! I’ll try not to keep you waiting as long for another instalment. Until then, if you have a great IP recipe to share, please give us a link in the comments below.