10 Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners

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The Instant Pot grew to fame in 2017 and hasn’t slowed down yet. This multi-cooker is most popular for it’s electric pressure cooking mode, but there are many other things that make this the ultimate kitchen appliance. If you’re just opening the box on your new pressure cooker, you may be feeling overwhelmed at all the bells and whistles. But fear not! We’ve rounded up some simple Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for beginners, and will have you loving the appliance like everyone else.


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1. Hard Boiled Eggs

No more messed up hard boiled eggs! The Instant Pot will give you an entire batch of perfectly cooked eggs every time, and save you the time of waiting for that pot to boil. Speaking from a person who ALWAYS messes them up, this sounds like a dream. Meal prep with simple and toss a whole dozen in and stick to your diet easy peasy.

Get all the details on cooking perfect eggs at UnsophistiCook.com.

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2. Steel Cut Oats

Tired of standing around, stirring your pot of oatmeal? Welcome to the Instant Pot, where cooking oatmeal (or steel cut oats as we have here) is a dream. Add water and oats, then set your IP’s timer and walk away. Come back to oatmeal that’s hot and ready, without any stirring, and at the perfect texture and consistency.

Check out all the ways to make steel cut oats in your Instant Pot at PressureCookRecipes.com.

Lunch & Dinner

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3. Pot Roast & Potatoes

Yes, pot roast is so amazing when it falls apart and melts in your mouth, but if you forget to get started early enough in the day, your crock pot just won’t work. This Instant Pot version gets you the same tasty dinner in just an hour and a half! Made with traditional sides like carrots and potatoes, you won’t feel like you’re missing a thing when you make this pressure cooker version and get your dinner in a quarter of the time.

LeCremeDeLaCrumb.com has this savory recipe and a few more Instant Pot dinners that look to die for!

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Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the managing editor at Red Tri. I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!
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