Insta Pots are what we like to call “leveled up” crockpots. Unlike slow cookers, they do their job quickly and these are one of the best gadgets to have in a home filled with multiple busy schedules. We scoured some of our favorite spots and are featuring 16 insta pot recipes to whip up for the family. And when we say “whip up” that’s truly what we mean – and as far as the food itself, these dishes satisfy all kind of tastebuds, even the pickiest of eaters.
1. Beef Stew
Every family needs to have a solid beef stew recipe on hand. And this one is not only delicious but it’s quick and easy to pull off in a pinch. Filled with delicate beef and veggies, everyone will want seconds. Grab the recipe at The Lean Green Bean.
2. Copycat Wendy’s Chili
A Night Owl Blog makes a wonderful copycat Wendy’s chili (but without he rumored sand in the mix). Perfect to serve up with some grilled cheese sandwiches or spicy cornbread. It’s a wonderful fall dinner idea for the family.
3. Turkey Meatball Stroganoff
Here’s a healthier and family-friendly take on classic beef stroganoff. Made with turkey meatballs, it still satisfies everyone’s craving for some comfort food after a long weekday. Visit Skinnytaste for the details.
4. Barbecue Ribs
Cooking With Curls will teach you how to be the true hit of the neighborhood. Learn how to make the most tender ribs around right inside your insta pot. Just pick your favorite BBQ sauce and slather them up.`
5. Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Jump on over to The Big Apple Mama and check out this easy, cheesy insta pot recipe. It’s a favorite soup for adults and kids alike, except this one is also low-carb so there’s no guilt. It’s also keto-friendly for those looking to satisfy all kinds of taste buds and diets in the house. Of course, you can always serve it in a bread bowl to make it extra indulgent.
6. Buttery Lemon Chicken
Mama Instincts makes this indulgent buttery lemon chicken and pasta dish that the entire family will gobble up. If you’d like to add some greens, toss a salad to serve up on the side with some homemade garlic bread. It’ll surely become an “insta” classic in the house.
7. Chicken Alfredo
Another classic, family favorite dish, this chicken alfredo pasta from No. 2 Pencil will be an instant hit and won’t take all day to make thanks to the insta pot! Make some homemade garlic bread and toss some Cesar salads to serve up on the size.
8. Old-Fashioned Meatloaf
Recipes That Crock used an insta pot to make some old-fashioned meatloaf. While your loaf is cooking, mash some potatoes to go on the side. Throw some broccoli in the oven with a pinch of garlic salt and parmesan to complete the meal!
9. Stuffed Shells
Here’s another delicious recipe that is super kid-friendly and easy to whip up. These stuffed shells from Busy Cooks will have the entire family excited for dinner. Serve it up with a green salad on the side for a balanced meal.
10. Chicken Tortilla Soup
Kristine’s Kitchen makes a mean chicken tortilla soup. If the family is looking for comfort food with an extra bout of spice, this is the recipe for you to try out! Top with some fresh avocado and sour cream!
11. Shredded Mexican Chicken
Rebooted Mom has a recipe that can be used to make so many wonderful dishes. Chicken tacos, tostadas, burritos, rice bowls, salads, or even casseroles, this is a must-have recipe to have on hand inside the family home. Check out the instructions on Rebooted Mom.
12. Chicken Noodle Soup
Here’s a classic recipe that’s perfect for chilly fall or winter nights. Of course, it’s also great to pull out when someone in the house has the sniffles. Check out how to whip up some delicious and nutritious chicken noodle soup by visiting No. 2 Pencil.
Believe it or not, lasagna can be made inside the insta pot as well. You can do so many different variations on this recipe as well. From traditional to Mexican-inspired. Check it out at Spaceships and Laser Beams.
14. Round Steak & Gravy
If the fam is feeling like some steak and potatoes, we’ve got you covered there too. The Tipsy Housewife has a wonderful recipe for round steak & gravy. Make sure to whip up some mashed potatoes and corn on the side.
Kitchn whipped up a delicious pot of spaghetti .. instantly .. as well. Again, some homemade garlic bread and a side salad will balance out the pasta dish nicely. Even the smallest of eaters will fill their plates with this one.
16. Tuscan White Bean Soup
This is a “safe” soup recipe that the kiddos will love and you’ll love feeding the kiddos (because it’s packed with good-for-you ingredients!). Follow along with the recipe at Brit + Co and serve it up with some fresh cornbread or a side salad depending on what everyone is in the mood for.