9 Hearty Instant Pot Dinners To Get You Through the End of Winter
Instant Pot Beef Stew
This Instant Pot beef stew packs the comforting and hearty flavors you crave, but it takes a fraction of the time to make. The gravy is rich, thick, and flavorful—thanks to the browned meat, so be sure to not skimp on that step. Thanks to a little Instant Pot magic, the meat comes out tender but maintains its shape, and does not flake apart into little pieces.
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Very creamy and saucy with a faint sharpness from the cheddar, this mac and cheese packs hot sauce and dry mustard, which adds depth. If you don’t have dry mustard, substitute with Dijon. Once the pasta is cooked, the dish comes together very fast, so have your sauce ingredients ready.
Instant Pot Chili With Beans
This tasty, yet basic, chili is great for both football weekends and busy school nights, thanks to the ease and speed of an Instant Pot. This beef and bean chili has all the classic flavors, plus a bit of a kick from chipotle chili powder. The sour cream and cheese add a touch of creaminess and temper the heat. Leftovers make for a hearty lunch at your desk, or get a little more creative and use them as a topping for nachos, or add to pasta for Chili Mac. Look for the 25% less sodium packet of taco seasoning next to the standard taco seasoning in the Mexican food aisle.
Lazy Lasagna Soup
Your family will love this fun departure from the Italian classic—and you’ll love its ease and simplicity. Want to make it in an Instant Pot? Get the recipe here.
Instant Pot Beef Bourgignon
This classic French stew is perfect cold-weather fare and is delicious over noodles or mashed potatoes. If you can't find shiitake mushrooms, Portobello mushrooms make a good substitute in a pinch.
Instant Pot Tex-Mex Chicken and Black Bean Soup
This filling and flavorful soup is ideal for a chilly evening. Freeze leftover chipotle chiles and adobe sauce in a flattened Ziploc bag for future use.
Instant Pot Turkey and Sage Dumpling Soup
Can’t find turkey cutlets? Use chicken cutlets or breasts. Serve the soup with a crunchy salad and citrus vinaigrette.
Instant Pot Chili With White Beans, Pork, and Green Chiles
This Southwestern-inspired chili is hearty and comforting, with pork in every bite. Your Instant Pot can easily cook up the unsoaked cannellini beans in about an hour, making this a weeknight-friendly meal the whole family will love. Creamy cheese and avocado make ideal toppings, while a squeeze of lime juice elevates this filling dish.
Instant Pot Jambalaya Soup
We've reimagined the traditional rice dish into a comforting soup that's made in your handy Instant Pot. Look for andouille near the smoked sausages in the refrigerated section of your grocery store. If you don't own an Instant Pot, you can also make this recipe in your slow cooker.