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Try These Takeout Faves in Your Instant Pot

Takeout is great, but consider how much money you'd save cooking them at home. Add Instant Pot to the equation and we're talking about adding quick and easy to the plus side of making restaurant-worthy meals for friends and family with very little fuss. Here are a few incredible recipes to help prove the tasty theory that homemade is best.

Instant Pot® Beef Pho

This Vietnamese noodle soup is beloved for its deeply flavored, yet light and aromatic broth. This preparation infuses steamy bowls of head cold-bashing soup with fragrant star anise, ginger, cinnamon and a hint of fish sauce.


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Instant Pot® Thai Red Curry with Chicken

"This sumptuous restaurant-worthy recipe is a perfect use of the Instant Pot," says Diana. "The Thai red curry can be as mild or spicy as you'd like. Chock-full of vegetables and so aromatic."

 Instant Pot® Thai Red Curry with Chicken

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Instant Pot® Indian Butter Chicken

Talk about an excuse to stay in and get cozy, this mildly spicy dish is going to take the chill off in a cook time that's less than 30 minutes. Yes, there's a yogurt-based marinade involved, but it's easy to put together the night before and get the chicken tucked in for a good, long soak. Basmati rice cooks in the Instant Pot in just six minutes.


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Instant Pot® Carne Adovado

Hello, Taco Tuesday! This succulent pork is begging to be tucked into a tortilla, a sprinkle of cojita cheese on top. Add a helping of Charro Beans and you've got a feast that goes on for days.

Instant Pot Carne Adovado

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Instant Pot® Cheesecake

If anyone's still wondering what the big deal is when it comes to cooking in the Instant Pot, this recipe is a game changer. Stunningly smooth, no cracks to worry about, finally a good excuse to break out the springform pan. It all adds up to what just might be the best cheesecake you've ever tasted. We're hungry to hear your feedback in the ratings.


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Photo by Shauna James Ahern

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About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!