If you've decided to play host this New Year's Eve and are now freaking out because you bit off more than you could chew in the kitchen, fret not. There are so many New Year's Eve recipes you can make in an instant pot and instantly reduce the amount of work and stress you need to put into your hosting duties — plus, it uses less energy, so it's more efficient than other cooking techniques. Cooking for a lot of people can be both physically trying and mentally complicated. Trying to figure out what the heck to cook, and then the right math to ensure everyone's fed, and then trying to make sure that everything is ready in time is a lot to juggle. But it's not too much, so long as you rely on an instant pot to do the work for you, quickly.
It's not too good to be true, instant pots allow you to toss a bunch of different ingredients together into a pot and let them cook on their own. You can leave them to cook while you're at work and you can keep them in there warming until your guests are ready to eat. It's literally the best and fastest invention for dinner parties. So, if you've had one forever but never had a reason to plug it in, or just got one for Christmas, now is your chance to put it to good use. Here I've put together a list of instant pot recipes that are perfect for entertaining on New Year's Eve, and then of course heating up all the leftovers on New Year's Day.