7 Savory Weeknight Meals You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

The Instant Pot electric pressure cooker has developed a cult following. Here are seven recipes to show you why.

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Chelsea's Choices

We're always looking for better and faster ways to make delicious meals, so when we heard about the Instant Pot craze, we were all aboard as soon as we could get our hands on one. This all-in-one electric pressure cooker is popular among busy parents due to its ability to lock in nutrients and make healthy meals possible between after-school activities. Bonus: a shorter cooking time means more energy saved! To use this favorite multifunctional tool every night of the week, here's a list of our favorite Instant Pot recipes. Which will you try tonight?

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1. BBQ Pork Chops

Must Have Mom

Perfectly caramelized BBQ pork chops in under 20 minutes? We definitely had our doubts. But this clever blogger cooked up her own recipe using just five ingredients, and it is finger-licking good.

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2. Coconut Lime Quinoa

Unsophisticook

Make the most of your Instant Pot by using all the settings, including rice cooker. This recipe for coconut lime quinoa cooks in just over 10 minutes and is the zesty side dish you've been searching for.

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3. Sweet Potatoes

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With a recipe so fast and easy, sweet potatoes aren't just for Thanksgiving anymore! The Instant Pot will have your dinner ready in the time it takes to set the table and have the kids downstairs for dinner. This blogger topped them with homemade cinnamon honey butter for an extra sweet twist.

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4. Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

What Great Grandma Ate

This Instant Pot recipe is a snacktime game-changer, especially on game days. Get the watch party started with buffalo chicken meatballs served alone or over cauliflower rice. They're filling, delicious, and way healthier than appetizers found in the freezer section!

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5. Gumbo

Little Family Adventure

Your go-to tool for soups and stews used to be a slow cooker, but the Instant Pot has since stolen the throne. It takes under an hour to make New Orleans-worthy gumbo that is so flavorful you'll want to go back for seconds… or thirds!

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6. Chicken Teriyaki

Chelsea's Choices

The only thing easier than ordering Chinese take-out is this yummy Instant Pot chicken teriyaki recipe. Don't believe us? Try it for yourself! This blogger made her own teriyaki sauce, but you can save even more time and effort with sauce from the grocery store.

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7. Chicken Taco Bowls

Wondermom Wannabe

Tired of the same taco night? Switch things up by thinking outside the tortilla! Taco bowls are a great way to make sure the whole family has something they like, and with the Instant Pot, it has never been easier.

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