Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners Archives (2024)

Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners

Owner of a new Instant Pot? Don't know where to start? Looking for Easy Instant Pot Recipes for Beginners?We've got you covered. Here are our favorite first time recipes, tips and tricks, for new Instant Pot owners.

These recipes will not overwhelm you. They are simple and easy, liked over 100 K times over social media. Tried and tested by us many times and also by many of our readers, so these are fail proof recipes. Good luck fall in love with your Instant Pots.

Easy Indian Tomato Rice Recipe

Craving something quick, easy, and bursting with flavor? Look no further than our fuss-free Indian Tomato Rice recipe! Perfect for those days when you need a satisfying meal in a hurry, this dish transforms leftover rice into a culinary masterpiece that's sure to please. With just a handful of pantry staples and a dash of Indian spices, you'll whip up a fragrant pot of Tomato Rice that's as comforting as it is delicious. Whether you're a busy parent, a college student on a budget, or simply someone who loves a good meal without the fuss, this recipe is tailor-made for you. So, grab your apron and let's get cooking!

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Super Easy No Peel Apple Butter

I love the smell of apple butter cooking in the kitchen. It's like a warm hug on a cold day. No peel Instant Pot Apple Butter, a super simple and …

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Instant Pot Pasta Primavera

Our Instant Pot pasta primavera recipe offers a variety of fresh veggies in a delicious, comforting meal. With a rainbow of vegetables, this bright dish is almost as beautiful as …

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Cozy Wassail Cider

Wassail is a traditional cozy English drink that features a sweet mix of apple cider, fruit juices, spices, and sugar. This warm, festive treat is often served when caroling, at …

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Instant Pot Buttered Noodles Recipes

Our Instant Pot buttered noodle recipe has a delicious flavor and creamy texture. The pressure cooker makes prep and clean up a breeze and gives you perfectly al dente noodles …

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Easy Kaju Katli Recipe

This Kaju Katli Recipe is an Indian cashew fudge dessert that uses cashew flour and ghee to make a soft, tasty treat. We show you how easy it is to make this recipe in your Instant Pots with just 4 basic ingredients. With a long shelf life, you can enjoy kaju katli for quite a while, at least if you and your family don’t devour it first! Chances are good, once you make it, you will need to make a new batch soon after!

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Instant Pot Thai Pineapple Fried Rice

Our Instant Pot Thai pineapple fried rice recipe brings home this delicious restaurant favorite in an effortless recipe. With its savory blend of veggies, sweet and tart juicy pineapple pieces …

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10 minute Ghee and Clarified Butter Recipe

Our ghee and clarified butter recipe teaches you how to make this tasty homemade liquid gold at home quickly and easily in the Instant Pot. For ease, we use the Instant Pot for this brown butter recipe. The result is the perfect fat to use in all of your cooking.

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Mashed red potatoes

Mashed red potatoes are a tasty take on traditional mashed potatoes. When you make these mashed potatoes with red skin, you get an incredible flavor and texture. They make the perfect side dish or base for your next meal that your family will love.

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Avocado Sushi Rolls

vocado sushi rolls are one of several different vegan options for people who love sushi. Ready in only a few minutes, this is the perfect snack, appetizer, or even dinner. We love to make these with the whole family so everyone has a hand in helping make a great dinner, mixed in with a bit of healthy competition.

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How to make boba tea at home

If you love the refreshing Thai iced tea boba, then you’ll love to learn how to make boba tea at home. This recipe is simple and fast, meaning you can …

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Best Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad Recipe

Hawaiian macaroni salad makes a perfect summer meal or side. Sweet and tangy, this version of the popular picnic staple is a new, fresh take your friends and family will …

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Instant Pot Red Potato Salad

Instant Pot red potato salad makes this classic summer dish even easier to make. With the Instant Pot, you won’t have to add a bunch of steam to your house …

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Dill Pickle Pasta Salad

Dill pickle pasta salad is a creamy, simple recipe that is the perfect make ahead meal or side. We love serving this to our families for lunch since it is easy to pack for a busy day.

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Crispy Indian Dosa recipe

This crispy Indian dosa recipe is a delicious savory thin pancake often served with chutney. Crispy, warm, and savory, you will have a hard time finding a reason not to …

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Chocolate Fondue

Our easy chocolate fondue recipe creates a decadent, silky smooth dessert you’ll love. It’s perfect to dip anything from your favorite fruits to other treats like brownies into. You’ll love …

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Carrot and Ginger Soup In Instant Pot

Carrot and ginger soup in the Instant Pot provides a wholesome, satisfying meal that is perfect for a detox diet or anyone looking to add a little more veggies into …

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Vegetarian Italian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Vegetarian Italian stuffed cabbage rolls are a fun and tasty way to enjoy a wholesome dish with minimal effort. Full of nutritious vegetables and filling rice, these veggie and rice …

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Cooking Butternut Squash in Instant Pot

Cooking butternut squash in the Instant Pot creates perfectly tender morsels ready to use in your favorite recipes or on their own. Cooking the squash in the Instant Pot makes …

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Hasselback Potatoes

This Hasselback potatoes recipe dresses up plain old baked potatoes and turn them into something truly special! These specially cut potatoes burst with buttery flavor in nearly every bite because …

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Hot Apple Cider

This hot apple cider recipe is a winter time favorite in our homes. Filled with a delicious blend of spices, some tang, and a hint of sweetness, this apple cider …

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Homemade Paneer Cheese

This Indian paneer cheese recipe is super easy to make, requires no prep, uses only 2 ingredients and requires only a few hours of inactive rest. This homemade version results …

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How to Cook Beets (Boiled, Steamed, Instant Pot, Air Fried)

Love beets but not sure how to cook them? When you want to enjoy this tasty root veggie, you need to follow these tips on how to cook beets. We …

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Easy Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners Archives (2024)


What should I make first in my new Instant Pot? ›

When it comes to breaking your Instant Pot in, it's a good idea to start with some basic foods and simple meals you're already familiar with, then slowly expand your Instant Pot repertoire from there. Try making staples like eggs, sweet potatoes, rice, or lentils using just the pressure cooker function.

Which Instant Pot for beginners? ›

Instant Pot Duo Plus 8-Quart Multi-Use Pressure Cooker

Easy to clean and super straightforward, this appliance is suitable for beginners and pros.

Why do Instant Pot recipes say do not stir? ›

As explained by Kitchn, stirring the pasta with the liquid before locking the appliance and setting it to pressure cook will cause the dish to go sticky and gummy as it cooks, due to the way pasta releases starch under pressure.

Are Instapots worth the money? ›

Yes, the Instant Pot is widely considered an effective and versatile pressure cooker. Many users find it worth the price due to its convenience, time-saving features, and ability to perform various cooking functions in one appliance.

How long do Instapots last? ›

The average lifespan of an Instant Pot ranges from 2-5 years, but it can last longer depending on how often it's used and how well-maintained it is. So it's safe to say Instant Pots aren't commonly being replaced, and may even be a one-time purchase.

Why does Instapot say burn food? ›

The Instant Pot's burn message simply means that your Instant Pot has detected that its inner pot has gotten too hot. There may be a slight amount of burned food at the bottom of your pot, but not enough to ruin whatever you're cooking.

What Instapots were recalled? ›

On July 15, 2015, a recall was issued for about 1,000 of the Bluetooth-enabled “Instant Pot Smart” and “Instant Pot Smart-60” electric pressure cookers after 3 reports of consumers who suffered electric shocks. The recalled Instant Pots were sold from November 2014 through May 2015 for about $250.

Do you need to stir food in a pressure cooker? ›

There is no need to stir. High pressure means your food won't have cold spots. Yes! Sometimes with cooking doing the extra work pays off, but other times it's just a lot of extra energy for the same result.

Do you stir when slow cooking? ›

Due to the nature of a slow cooker, there is no need to stir the food unless it specifically says to in your recipe. In fact, taking the lid off to stir food causes the slow cooker to lose a significant amount of heat, extending the cooking time required. Therefore, it is best not to remove the lid for stirring.

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