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8 Great Comfort Food Dinners From Your Instant Pot

Fall is the perfect time to invest in (or maybe dust off!) the Instant Pot®. This counter top miracle worker excels at making comfort foods in record time without sacrificing flavor. Hearty dishes that normally take hours to cook are all on the menu even on busy weeknights, thanks to Instant Pot recipes that keeping things simple, streamlined and of course, delicious. Check out these comfort food recipes you can make in your Instant Pot.

1. Instant Pot Pork Chops and Gravy

After a quick sear to get the flavor going, tender pork chops get the pressure cooker treatment with garlic/wine/mushroom sauce.

"My family ate these up," says Tammy Lynn. "Tender and flavorful pork chops. The only thing I added was about a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce to the soup mixture. The gravy was great on white rice, and I served it with peas. I have made plenty of pork chops with cream of mushroom soup, but these were some of the easiest and most tender. I'll be using the Instant Pot for this recipe again."

Instant Pot Pork Chops and Gravy
Photo by lutzflcat

 

2. Instant Pot Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots

This classic one-pot dinner is usually reserved for long, lazy Sundays when you might have all day to let this simmer. But with your Instant Pot, you can have this crowd-pleasing supper on the table in under two hours.

Try these tips from Arizona Desert Flower: "We LOVED IT! I will admit, I didn't add the veggies in from the beginning. I did the roast for the full 60, then manually released the pressure, added the veggies back in and did them for 10 minutes with immediate release. We like our gravy thicker, so I added a bit more cornstarch. Delicious!"

Instant Pot Pot Roast with Potatoes and Carrots
Photo by bd.weld

 

3. Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken

"This luscious, deeply flavored dish, originally created by a Pakistani food cart vendor in Delhi, is a cinch to make in an Instant Pot. After an overnight marinade in yogurt and traditional spices, you can use an Instant Pot to cook every step, from toasting spices to cooking aromatics, to adding the tomatoes and chile." — Shauna James Ahern

Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken
Photo by Shauna James Ahern

 

4. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This popular soup is easy to make in your Instant Pot. Just saute the vegetables in the pot, add the liquid ingredients and the chicken, then lock and walk.

"This soup turned out AWESOME, just exactly as written," says Sourpuss. "I like it with lots of lime juice, fresh cilantro, and a little dollop of sour cream on top. I will definitely make this again! Even the kids liked it."

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup
Photo by voraciousgirl

 

5. Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef Rice

"I will definitely make this again! I was hungry for a ground beef and rice casserole, and had (I thought) all of the ingredients on hand. Turns out I didn't have any white rice so I used brown rice, and I used a left over ear of corn instead of canned. Served it with tortillas and YUM!" — jakeanddaniellesmom

Pressure Cooker Mexican Beef Rice
Photo by ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

 

6. Instant Pot Coconut-Curry Chicken

"The only change I made was to add a bit more curry to the chicken and it's delicious! Easy to make and it exceeded my expectations." — Buxxsaw

Instant Pot Coconut-Curry Chicken
Photo by Helene Choi

 

7. Kielbasa and Cabbage for Electric Pressure Cookers

This quick and satisfying meal is ready in a speedy 35 minutes. Allrecipes home cook Laura Swafford says, "Added crushed garlic, simple but yet delicious. My husband already wants it again. Will be added this to my arsenal of good recipes."

Kielbasa and Cabbage for Electric Pressure Cookers
Photo by lutzflcat

 

8. Instant Pot Double Bean and Ham Soup

No more soaking and simmering beans for hours! For this recipes, you simply put the dried beans right in the pot along with a few everyday ingredients you're sure to have in your pantry. After only 45 minutes the beans are tender. Stir in smoky bits of ham and a can of pork and beans and you'll have a warming fall dinner the whole family will love.


Check out our collection of Instant Pot® Recipes.


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Hilary Meyer

About Hilary Meyer

I'm a freelance recipe tester and developer. When I'm not cooking or eating, I'm growing way too many vegetables in my backyard.