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Game Day Favorites You Can Make In Your Instant Pot

Slash the time it takes to make crowd-pleasing food for your next game day party by harnessing  the power of your Instant Pot®. I've rounded up some of our most popular fan favorites, including dips, wings, ribs, chili, and flavorful fillings for tacos, burritos, and wraps. Game on!

Dips

You could do a whole game day party based on hot and hearty dips.

Instant Pot® No-Stress Buffalo Chicken Dip

Talk about easy! You can start with fresh or frozen chicken for this recipe. (Scroll to the bottom of the recipe to see the Cook's Notes if you're using fresh chicken.) The only stress will be on the field of play.

Instant Pot(R) No-Stress Buffalo Chicken Dip
Photo by bd.weld

Instant Pot® Mediterranean Pizza Dip

"I made this exactly by the recipe, and loved it. The cherry tomatoes was a great addition to the taste. I wondered if one could substitute the artichoke hearts with spinach? It's a keeper!" -- foodcritic

Instant Pot(R) Mediterranean Pizza Dip
Photo by Chef Mo

Instant Pot® Jalapeno-Chicken Popper Dip

"No changes made. It was delicious. Yes, will make it again!" -- Fishcake2018

Instant Pot(R) Jalapeno-Chicken Popper Dip
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Instant Pot® Spinach and Artichoke Dip

"This was fabulous and so easy. Only change was I used half of a big a jar of artichoke hearts in oil from Costco. Before adding cheese it looked a bit curdled but once cheese was added it’s creamy and perfect. Everybody loved it!" -- larainekurisko

Instant Pot(R) Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Wings

There must be a rule somewhere that says it's not an official sports party unless there are wings. Show up with these no-fry recipes and watch them fly off the plate.

Instant Pot® Buffalo Wings

"Excellent recipe and fall off the bone goodness!" -- Rainnie

Instant Pot(R) Buffalo Wings
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Instant Pot® Crispy Barbecue Chicken Wings

You'll cook these in the Instant Pot and crisp them up under the broiler with your favorite BBQ sauce.

Instant Pot(R) Crispy Barbecue Chicken Wings
Photo by bd.weld

Chili

Feed the fans with a big pot of chili you can make from scratch in a fraction of the time.

Instant Pot® Yardbird Chili with White Beans

"A great classic improved with dry beans vs canned and the pressure cooker. This recipe is delicious." -- MarkNVA

Instant Pot(R) Yardbird Chili with White Beans
Photo by bd.weld

Instant Pot® Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans

"Will definitely make it again. Brought it to a tailgate party and even the kids ate two bowls!" -- ssmith0625

Instant Pot(R) Quick and Easy Outlaw Chili Beans
Photo by Buckwheat Queen

Instant Pot® Vegan Chili

"This was super simple and turned out great! They no longer carry the 3 bean mix in my area so I just substituted 2 cans of other beans. First time making chili in my IP and it won't be the last." -- Soup Loving Nicole

Instant Pot(R) Vegan Chili
Photo by Soup Loving Nicole

Meats for Sandwiches, Wraps, and Bowls

Just serve with bowl of condiments and let your guests build their own.

Instant Pot® Chilorio

"This was delicious. Just the right amount of heat. I prepared it in the pressure cooker per the recipe, added the chile sauce, then let it sit in the slowcooker so we could pick at it all day." -- CHengtgen

Instant Pot(R) Chilorio
Photo by bd.weld

Instant Pot® Pulled Pork Sandwiches

"First time using the Instant Pot for pulled pork and it came out Fabulous! The pork was juicy and tender! Will make again!" -- Liz Dalton 'Lizzie'

Instant Pot(R) Pulled Pork Sandwiches
Photo by ~*MyHotSouthernMess*~

Instant Pot® Salsa Chicken

Be sure to put your chicken on the rack that comes with your Instant Pot so it doesn't scorch on the bottom. "I just got an Instant Pot and decided to try this as my first dish in it. It became an 'instant' favorite! So easy and so good." -- Missy Lou

Ribs

Yes. You can make super-tender ribs in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot® Ribs

Recipe creator ktskas says, "Cook on manual for 15 minutes on high pressure if you want ribs to still have a slight pull when biting and be able to brown them on the grill or broil the rack without meat falling off the bone. You can do 25 minutes for extra-tender, almost fall-off-the-bone ribs."

Instant Pot(R) Ribs
Photo by ktskas

Instant Pot® Baby Back Ribs

"Made exactly as directed. This was my first time using the Instant Pot and the ribs were amazing!! Seasoned just right and fall off the bone. Will definitely make again!!" -- dmurray256

Meatballs and Cocktail Wieners

These mini food-on-a-stick bites will disappear fast.

Easy Instant Pot® Cocktail Meatballs

Recipe creator France C. says, "This recipe uses apricot preserves, but feel free to use grape, orange marmalade, or even cranberry sauce - they're all delicious! Try different flavors of barbecue sauce too! These make the perfect party appetizer, especially when you're low on time!"

Easy Instant Pot(R) Cocktail Meatballs
Photo by France C.

Instant Pot(R) Cocktail Wieners with Smoky Chipotle-Orange Sauce

"Use your multi-functional pressure cooker to quickly whip up a batch of cocktail wieners that are swimming in a tasty, yet mild, chipotle-orange sauce." -- bd.weld

Instant Pot(R) Cocktail Wieners with Smoky Chipotle-Orange Sauce
Photo by bd.weld

Sides

These will go with just about anything else on your game day line up.

Easy Instant Pot(R) Potato Salad

"The best potato salad I've ever had by far and the easiest to make. I followed the recipe except for the mustard, I used deli style with horseradish." -- bd.weld

Easy Instant Pot(R) Potato Salad
Photo by bd.weld

Instant Pot® Charro (Refried Beans)

"I love the flavors of this recipe! After making these beans a couple of times I've found that cooking them for an hour on high pressure gives a more creamy bean texture and higher pronounced flavor. I do not soak the beans first. Will be making this again for years to come." -- Julie Ligon Kernstein

Instant Pot(R) Charro (Refried Beans)
Photo by bd.weld

Instant Pot® Cuban-Style Black Beans

"Give them a good squeeze of fresh lime juice, garnish with some chopped cilantro (we also add some chopped onion and a drizzle of olive oil), and you're in for a treat. These beans freeze well and reheat beautifully in the microwave." -- lutzflcat

Instant Pot(R) Cuban-Style Black Beans
Photo by lutzflcat

Instant Pot® Mexican Rice

"Made as directed. Removed lid and was a little watery, but it thickened as it sat for a few minutes. Easy and a good accompaniment to Instant Pot Salsa Chicken." -- tahoegirl

Instant Pot(R) Mexican Rice
Photo by sanzoe

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About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).