I’ve written before about my love for the Instant Pot. It’s just a really fabulous tool and I still use it at least two or three times a week – and I’ve had it now for almost 3 years. I’ve made a couple of really good things with it yesterday and I’m going to share links to those recipes today.
- Chicken Piccata. I mostly followed this recipe but I used flour (even though she says not to) and I used onions (because I don’t generally have shallots hanging around.) I cooked some penne on the stove and tossed it with a bit of garlic and then poured the sauce and chicken over the whole thing. Delicious and easy and really really flavorful.
- Spaghetti. This was terrific and so fast and easy. Brown the meat (I used venison), layer the uncooked spaghetti over the top, pour over some tomatoes and a jar of Ragu and wait. I do want to say, and this seems like a good time to say it, that while this is set to cook for 8 minutes, it actually takes longer than that because the 8 minute count down doesn’t start until the Instant Pot comes up to pressure. I think it was more like 30 minutes from start to finish. So. It’s not always faster but it’s still (to me anyway) super convenient because it’s one pot – no colander, no boiling water – just one pot and you don’t have to watch it, you can walk away and check your email or set the table or pour a big ole glass of wine. Come back when the time goes off, stir and stir and stir, and you’ve got a spaghetti dinner that (according to Dale) tastes like it’s been simmering on the stove all day long.
- Bean Soup. I love soup for lunch and I’ve been consistently making big batches of soup and freezing it to bring to work with me. This is a great one – loads of beans so it’s full of fiber and fills me up and no soaking required, the whole thing takes less than an hour from start to finish. I did add some andouille sausage because I like the kick but it would be just as good without it.
This isn’t a sponsored post and I hope it doesn’t feel like a commercial. I just think this is a great tool and an excellent addition to any kitchen. It’s terrific for poaching chicken, hardboiling eggs, making steel cut oats, and so much more. It’s often featured on Black Friday on Amazon, too, so you may want to keep an eye out for that special because (gulp) it’s right around the corner!
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