There is no denying that it is quite a chore to cook for an entire family. Now just imagine doing this every day of the week for 18 to 20 years. Yeah, you could see how it could get pretty tiresome pretty quick. That being said, there have been some great inventions of the years that have made supper all that easier. Fast food is one of them, but it certainly isn’t the healthiest way to go. If you want a healthier alternative, you should consider the instant pot. Not only will this device whip up an amazing meal for your family, but it will whip up on that is healthy. And, the best part is, the right recipes will be virtually effortless. Check these 9 and you will see!
Celebration Brussels Sprouts
This recipe really is so great because it hits all the major and tasty flavor points. In fact, this dish right here would make a great addition to the Thanksgiving or Christmas recipe book. Plus, you just have to love a dish that requires minimal effort and doesn’t consume your entire kitchen. Just remember that you can also omit the bacon if you have a vegan in the family or are looking for something a bit healthier.
Apple Balsamic Chicken
Who doesn’t love that sweet and tart flavor that balsamic vinegar gives? Everyone and this is just why this dish is so perfect for any late-night occasion. After just a few hours in the instant pot, the chicken will be so tender and juicy that it will fall off the bone right into your mouth. The hardest part of this entire setup will be combining the ingredients which are chicken broth, apple cider or juice, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt, garlic powder, dried thyme, paprika, pepper, chicken thighs, butter, and all-purpose flour. After that, it will simply be a matter of letting the instant pot do its thing.
Lemon Red Potatoes
This one might require some extra effort and ingredients, but the butter, lemon juice, parsley, and chives will enhance those flavors and have your taste buds screaming. Don’t be food because the dish is still fairly effortless. Plus, you are cooking the potatoes in the instant pot, so there will be plenty of room on the stove for other pertinent dishes. To prepare the potatoes all you have to do is skin them and put them in the pot with a ¼ cup of water. After just 12 short minutes and draining the liquid, you’ll have potatoes that are ready to be seasoned with butter, parsley, lemon juice, chives, salt, and pepper.
Garlic-Dill Deviled Eggs
Easter is just right around the corner and this will be the prime time to take advantage of unique seasonings like dill. It will be in season and fresh dill is just what is needed to add the scrumptious flavor to this dish. That being said, you don’t have to wait until Easter to whip up this dish because there are tons of other exciting flavors and ingredients that you can substitute.
Carrot Cake Oatmeal
Speaking of health and nutrition, breakfast is the best place to start. And, that being said, there is no better way to start your morning than with an exciting bowl of oatmeal. There are thousands of ways that you can prepare oatmeal, but this warm breakfast cereal in an instant pot with some veggies will be your go-to recipe after just trying it once. If you want to make the dish a little crisp and crunchier, you always have the option of throwing in some ground walnuts and pecans. Of course, this requires a bit more effort, but it will be more than worth it.
Instant Pot Zucchini
Looking to try something new? Instant pot zucchini is not only super fast and easy, but it is super healthy. Not only this but it works any time of the day or night. It will make a great addition to any meal and you can whip it up in just a matter of minutes. It goes especially well as a side dish or stacked on top of pasta. You can get the full instant pot recipe here along with others, but don’t be afraid to put your own twist on things. Life is all about trying new things and experiencing new flavors.
Black Bean Chicken Nachos
Nachos like this might seem like a lot of work, but that isn’t the cash at all when an instant pot is involved. All you have to do is gather your chicken, some salsa, and peppers and throw them into your pot. Close the lid and cook on high until the chicken reaches the desired temperature of 165 degrees, which should just take a few minutes. From this point, it will just be a matter of laying out the nachos and dressing them up chips and sprinkling on the toppings of your choice.
Mexican Beef Soup
A good stew or soup is something that you can’t pass on every once in a while. Sure, you can buy some from the store, heat it right out of the can, and serve, but it will not have the flavors and tastes of this authentic Mexican dish. It really is so simple and takes minimal effort. The dish also goes great with corn chips or cornbread. After 15 minutes of careful planning and 15 minutes of cooking, you’ll have 8 delectable servings of authentic Mexican stew that will fall in love with from the very first bite.
Looking for something to spice up those plain pancakes or waffles? Maybe you just want something that stands alone on its own. It doesn’t matter with this fruit compote because you can do whatever you want with it. It goes great on pancakes and waffles or wells work on its own. It only takes 20 minutes and all you have to do is combine cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice concentrate, vinegar, and let cook on high for 3 minutes. When done stir in some apricots, raisins, or walnuts and you’ll have a dish that is tasty you won’t think twice about going back for seconds.