Updated: Oct 20, 2020
You would think that being home every day means more time cooking and saving money at home. So why do we keep ordering delivery when the kitchen is right there? Despite public perception, you don’t have to cook everything from scratch. Using kitchen appliances speeds up the cooking process; however, there is an endless amount of appliances to choose from, and most of the time it’s impossible to tell what to use them for! So what if there was an all-in-one kitchen appliance that was able to cook meat, vegetables, soups, stews, and even bake bread? (There is, and it's called an instant pot) instant pots are one of the most used kitchen appliances in recent history with a wide array of cooking capabilities.
Chefling already wants to save you time in the kitchen with recipe suggestions based on ingredients you have at home, as well as pantry management to keep track of which food is about to expire, but what about recipes that utilize instant pots? Due to the versatility of this appliance, we have dedicated an entire recipe category in the app for instant pot recipes! So, if you want to save time and money by cooking at home, make sure to download Chefling today so that you take control of your kitchen! In the meantime, while you’re waiting for Chefling to download, (cough…cough) check out our top seven instant pot recipes that are easy to make and taste great too!
1) Instant Pot Beef Fried Rice
This recipe normally would require lots of pots and pans that all have to be cleaned and put away afterward, but the instant pot makes this yummy side dish super easy to make with only one pot! This way, you won’t have a pile of dishes in your sink! With a cook time of 55 minutes, this is sure to be an easy recipe that you’ll want to save in the Chefling app.
Here is your recipe: Instant Pot Beef Fried Rice (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
2) Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
You can never go wrong with mashed potatoes. Mashed potatoes use a maximum of 5 ingredients and only take the push of a button with an instant pot! Think about the way you would make mashed potatoes in a regular pot. First, you would boil the potatoes, drain the water with a colander, then use a potato masher to finish the job. That’s extra dishes that the instant pot can do in one sitting! So if you want to avoid dishes like the rest of the team here a Chefling does, you’ll love this recipe.
Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
3) Instant Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti
We know that spaghetti is another classic recipe but this Million Dollar Spaghetti recipe will leave you wanting more. The difference here is that this recipe calls for decadent amounts of cheese and looks more like lasagna than spaghetti when finished. A creamy layer of cheese in between spaghetti and ground beef… yum. Here’s the recipe (you’ll thank us later):
Instant Pot Spaghetti Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
4) Instant Pot Irish Stew
Moving on to the main course - The Irish Pot Stew is an easy main dish that feeds up to 4 people in no time. The classic beef and vegetable combo in the instant pot makes the meat tender and the vegetables juicy while saving you the mess. Pro tip: Darker beers mixed in with the sauce produce a richer flavor in the stew. So without further ado here is the recipe:
Instant Pot Irish Stew Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
5) Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken
Another recipe that is just as easy as its title! This simple recipe uses the instant pot to quickly cook the chicken in 20-30 minutes. Then simply add your sauce mix for an easy main course item that will never disappoint! Here is the link to the recipe, but did you know that you can also import any recipe from the web using the Chefling app 🤔?
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
6) Instant Pot Apple Cake
Instant pots are great because they can cook just about anything, including cakes. (really, we tried it ourselves and it’s awesome!) So why not recommend an easy bake recipe for apple cake in the instant pot. This simple cake is a party pleaser that has the sweet-tart mix with fresh apples tossed in. Check out the recipe here:
Instant Pot Apple Cake Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
7) Instant Pot Cheesecake
If you thought cooking cake in the instant pot was crazy, try cooking Cheesecake! Even the team here at Chefling didn’t believe it when we saw that cheesecake can be made in an instant pot, so we decided to try it and it did not disappoint. Although we must say that this recipe takes significantly longer because there are multiple steps that go into creating a cheesecake. Here is the recipe for this awesome cheesecake:
Instant Pot Cheesecake Recipe (Click on the link on your phone to open the recipe in Chefling)
We hope you get the most out of these tips. This is one of many new posts brought to you by Chefling, so don't forget to like and share! And most importantly, check out the Chefling app for all your kitchen needs!