Must-Try Instant Pot Recipes

So you've decided to give the Instant Pot a try. Here are some mouthwatering recipes that were made for the trendy, all-in-one appliance.

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Recipes for Your All-in-One Tool

By now you've probably heard the buzz about the Instant Pot, the slow cooker, pressure cooker and stove-top stand-in all wrapped into one compact appliance. It's one thing to go out and purchase the new tool of the moment, but it's another to put it to good use. If you decide to jump on the bandwagon, here are a few easy, comforting meals to set you down the right path.

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5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This macaroni for this creamy, kid-friendly dish cooks up in just four minutes when using the pressure-cook setting. And after it's been gobbled up, you'll only have one pot to clean!

Get the Recipe: 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Traditional, slow-cooked pulled pork can take up to 8 hours to cook, but when you use the saute setting, you'll be able to produce this juicy, fork-tender batch in just under two hours.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

Thanks to your new appliance, the beans for this creamy soup don't need to be soaked overnight. And they cook, under pressure, for just 1 hour. If you don't have an immersion blender, you can puree the beans in batches in a regular blender (but take care, they will be hot).

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

This simplified version of a traditional Filipino comfort food was meant for your Instant Pot. The pressure cook setting prepares it in no time and best of all, there's only one pot to clean up.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Adobo

Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens

You'll feel like a chef when you serve this salmon dinner, complete with garlicky smashed potatoes and warm greens. A little lemon zest and paprika go a long way in flavoring this quick and easy meal.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Salmon with Garlic Potatoes and Greens

Instant Pot Spinach Lasagna

Think you don't have time to make lasagna on a weeknight? Think again. Your Instant Pot just made midweek lasagna totally possible.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Spinach Lasagna

Instant Pot Vanilla Cheesecake

Yes, your Instant Pot can even take care of dessert. This creamy cheesecake comes together in a snap. Swap in 1 1/3 cups graham crackers or chocolate wafer cookie crumbs instead of using vanilla wafers for an easy variation.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Vanilla Cheesecake

Instant Pot Tex-Mex Beef Stew

This 5-star stew gets its Tex-Mex flair from chili powder, cumin, coriander and smoked paprika. And don't leave out the cinnamon — it adds warm notes you never even knew your beef stew needed.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Tex-Mex Beef Stew

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

These super creamy mashed potatoes could not be any easier — no dicing or draining required. This is a great make-ahead recipe at any time of the year, but it's especially fitting around the holidays.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Instant Pot Caribbean Chicken and Rice

Jerk seasoning flavors the rice and sauteed peppers as well as the chicken in this recipe. Serve with lime wedges for an extra kick.

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Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Didn't know your Instant Pot could handle a whole chicken? Well, it can! And you'll have soul-soothing bowls of chicken noodle soup in only 45 minutes.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Instant Pot Pot Roast

Searing and pressure cooking your pot roast in a versatile Instant Pot helps you get that fall-apart-tender meat quicker than you would with a traditional recipe.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pot Roast

Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

For a taste of the tropics, serve pulled chicken sandwiches with a hint of pineapple, and top them off with a cool and crunchy slaw that packs a flavor surprise: coconut!

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Hawaiian Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

This one-pot meal is an easy twist on the hearty classic. Filled with sauteed onions and mushrooms, garlic, diced tomatoes, and chicken, it's as good for the family as it is for company.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore

Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

A food processor and an Instant Pot make quick work of this creamy, spice-laced dessert. The result is a perfectly creamy cheesecake.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pumpkin Cheesecake

Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

These mashed sweet potatoes have all the elements of a classic sweet potato casserole, but cook from start to finish in an Instant Pot. They're topped with crunchy pecans and an optional — but deliciously decadent — marshmallow swirl.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

Even if you didn't take anything out for dinner tonight, you can still serve up this saucy pulled chicken in under an hour. Frozen chicken breasts cook quickly and easily in an Instant Pot.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pulled Chicken

Instant Pot Split Pea Soup

Just heat the broth and vegetables in the pot, then secure the lid and set to pressure according to the manufacturer's instructions. In 15 minutes, you'll have four comforting servings. Ladle them out for dinner or stick them in the fridge for easy lunches.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Split Pea Soup