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These Must-Try Instant Pot Recipes Will Make Every Family Meal Extra Special

Let’s face it, the world as we know it is an extremely hectic world indeed and the people of today find themselves barely having a few minutes within every day to tuck into a good, hearty home-cooked meal! It’s true, almost the entire nation has become a society that indulges in far too much junk food, and it is simply down to the fact that it is the quick and easy option! 

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In all honesty, the world of junk food can have some pretty serious consequences on a person’s health, especially when it is turned to as a means to survive and indulged upon every waking day! However, even though the population is fully aware of the disastrous effects it can have upon their overall health and their family’s, due to its convenience, the warnings simply fall on deaf ears! This is why it is extremely important that the people of today take notice of just what they are actually consuming and instead before the damage is done, choose to make the transition to eating healthy foods that are good for the body and the immune system!

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Now, you may think that cooking a healthy and hearty meal every single day is simply far too time-consuming and, in all honesty, is impossible! However, you could not be more wrong! Thanks to the creation of the instant pot, a full afternoon slaving away in the kitchen have become a thing of the past, and now you can produce and serve a nutritional meal to your family in record-breaking time! 

Getting Started

Sounds good right? Can’t wait to get started? Well …slow down as before putting your instant pot firmly into action, it is important to carry out the water test to make sure your instant pot is in good working order and to avoid anything going wrong before you even start! Once the test is complete, and you are ready and raring to go, here are a few recipes you can try out that are sure to make your meals within the household extra special!

1. Instant Pot Succulent Lamb Chops – Serving 4

Instant pot succulent lamb chops are the perfect dish that you can serve up to your family that surely will make them feel extra special! These delicious lamb chops will be a treat on the palate of any person and will not fail in satisfying the family’s hungry appetite. This delicious dish can be prepared and served up in under 40 minutes. Bonus!


Ingredients Needed Are:

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 4 lamb chops (bone-in)
  • Some salt and ground black pepper 
  • Half an onion chopped up 
  • 1 cup of button mushrooms chopped up
  • 1 cup of water 
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce

Begin by placing the olive oil in the instant pot and select the sauté setting. Add the chopped onion and the button mushrooms to the pot and cook on sauté for around 5 minutes. Then it is time to add the lamb chops, also adding the black pepper and salt, continuing to cook for about 5 minutes until the chops are browned on all sides. After done, hit the cancel button and begin stirring in the water and the tomato sauce. Shut the lid, making sure it is secure, and set the pot to manual and to the high-pressure setting, cooking for around 15 – 16 minutes. After the time is up, press the cancel button and very carefully do a quick release. Then it is time to remove the lid, serve up and enjoy a good, hearty meal!

2. Instant Pot Cheesy Chicken – Serving 4

Instant pot cheesy chicken is the ultimate recipe for the cheese lovers of the world and sure is a dish that the whole family is bound to enjoy! An absolute pleasure on the taste buds, this recipe is a quick and easy option for anyone looking to rustle up dinner in record-breaking time, taking only 15 minutes to cook up and dish out.

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Ingredients Needed Are:

  • 4 chicken breasts 
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup of water 
  • 1 tbsp of smoked paprika 
  • Some salt and black pepper

First, begin by seasoning the chicken breasts with a little salt, pepper, and paprika then arrange the trivet in the instant pot making sure to add water. Place the chicken breasts onto the trivet and top the chicken with the shredded cheese. Close the lid firmly and set the instant pot to the manual setting, cooking for around 8 minutes on high pressure. Once done, be sure to release the pressure naturally, then dish out and enjoy your cheesy delight!

3. Instant Pot Delicious Beef Fajitas – Serving 4

Gift your family with a true taste of Mexico by serving up some instant pot delicious beef fajitas! This is the perfect option for any family that loves to spice up their meal times and explore the unique tastes of Mexican cuisine. Taking only 25 minutes to prepare and serve up this is the perfect, speedy meal to grace your family with.

Ingredients Needed Are:

  • 1 lb beef steak (sliced)
  • ¼ cup of beef stock
  • 1 bell pepper (sliced)
  • Half an onion chopped up
  • 1 tbsp of garlic (minced)
  • 1 jalapeno (minced)
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp of chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp of smoked paprika

Start by selecting the sauté setting and adding the canola oil to the instant pot, then add the chopped onion, cooking for around 2 minutes. Continue cooking on the sauté setting whilst adding the bell peppers and garlic for a further 2 minutes. It is then time to add your sliced beef to the pot, also adding the spices and the jalapeños. Continue to cook until both the beef and the onion appear to be browned. Once done, pour into the pot the beef stock and securely close the lid and cook on high pressure for around 8 – 9 minutes. Once the cooking time has ended, make sure to do a quick pressure release, then open up the lid and give it a quick mix. Hey, presto!  You are now done and can pack your fajitas with the mixture you have prepared and add your favorite extras such as salsa and plenty of cheese!

Since the rise of the instant pot, preparing delicious home-cooked meals has never been simpler and more convenient! Equipping your household with this miraculous machine surely is one way you can prepare dishes that will make every family meal extra special!


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