Be it a normal day at home or a hectic day at work, after exhausting yourself all day, sometimes all one can think about is hearty, delicious comfort food being presented to them. But then, even for this fantasy, one is required to stand and cook. In case you tend to have many lazy spells like these, then there is one thing that can help you get tasty food, almost instantly- The Instant Pot.
The hype is definitely real, and these instant recipes are sure to get you going and eating.
The 10-minute Heavenly Mac and Cheese
Yes, you can have mac and cheese ready in just 10 minutes mark with an instapot pressure cooker.You will just need to add in your uncooked macaroni, chicken broth, butter, hot sauce and spices of your choice and cook on manual function, using high pressure for 5 minutes. Then just stir in your different cheese blends and milk until everything is smooth and creamy ( like it should be) . Be sure to add in a variety of cheese like Parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar to fulfill all your cheese cravings and have a heavenly experience.
The 20-min Chicken Noodle Soup
Who doesn’t like a good old bowl of chicken soup with noodles and veggies swimming in it? The perfect comfort food that makes us feel like its holidays, this soup is sure to warm the cockles of your heart. All you need are chopped onions, carrots, celery, diced chicken breast, chicken broth and egg noodles. Using the saute and soup functions on your instant pot, you will be able to cook everything together and will have a mouth-watering bowl in less than 20 minutes. You can view the detailed recipe here.
The 25-minutes Spicy Salsa Tacos
What about those cravings where your taste buds want something hot and steamy? Even that wish of yours can be fulfilled. For that raunchy, spicy chicken, be sure to whisk together chili powder, coriander, salt and pepper and of course, bottled salsas. Add this sauce to the chicken in the instant pot, along with garlic. Using the manual setting, set the time to 13 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, remove it, shred it and place in tortilla shells with toppings of your choice. and that’s it! cravings satisfied.
The 15-min Chili Lime Salmon
In any instant pot, salmon cooks perfectly with minimal clean up. But this version of the recipe calls in for not fried or cooked salmon, but steamed salmon. Therefore, for those sea-food lovers, this quick yet rich chili lime salmon will surely blow your mind. Using just 2 salmon fillets, you can bring the restaurant taste in your own kitchen. For the chili sauce, use jalapeno, lime, garlic, honey, olive oil, paprika and cumin. Steam the salmon inside the pot, by pouring water and placing the salmon on the rack and then choosing the steam function on high pressure for 5 minutes. Once the salmon is cooked, drizzle the chili sauce and devour!
The 50-min Giant Pancake
First of all, don’t get intimidated by the 50 minute mark. This pancake will be huge and will satisfy your sugar craving. And you won’t have to do anything, other than whisk the ingredients and wait while the pancakes rise on low pressure. You will need all purpose flour, milk, eggs, sugar, baking powder, butter and the dressing of your choice. Simply mix the ingredients well and pour it in the instant pot after spraying it generously with the non-stick spray. Set the pot on low pressure for about 50 minutes or until the cake is springy to touch. Once the cake has swelled and is not wet, remove it with a spatula and feast on it.
While there are thousands of quick recipes that you can try, one thing is guaranteed- with an instant pot, you can have your cravings satisfied and cooking done instantly.