You want the dinner, but you don't want the wait. Before you hit the drive thru, stop by your own kitchen for a speedy solution. There are quick instant pot recipes that will have you full in just a moment. Seriously, in as many minutes as it would take you to venture out to a restaurant you can have a dining out type of meal on your table.
Thanks to the miraculous instant pot — a staple cooking tool that should reside on your kitchen counter — breakfast through dessert can be a little easier on your schedule. Whether you have an hour or mere minutes, there's something that can be whipped up in time. Don't believe me? Ask the five-minute macaroni and cheese.
Sometimes these recipes are as easy as placing all the ingredients in the instant pot, turning on an episode of your favorite TV show and waiting. Other things you can do in the short wait time for your instant pot meal? Set the table. Brush your hair. Update your resume. Just don't commit yourself to something that exceeds an hour. You most likely won't have the time to finish it before the instant pot rings the dinner bell.
If you think of making chili as an all day event and therefore don't dabble in it, prepare to be forever changed. This Cowboy Chili by Nom Nom Paleo will be cooked in 35 minutes. That's literally a snap of the fingers in chili time.
Sure, you can have pasta in 12 minutes. Just pop shells into salted boiling water, toss it in store bought tomato sauce and pow, you got a Wednesday night. But if you want something a little more ~decadent~, a little more restaurant menu, this Pasta e Fagioli dish by Half Baked Harvest is what you need to make. You'll feel like you're dining out at your own kitchen table in under 40 minutes. Boom, Wednesday night!
If you don't need to go to Ikea for a puzzle — I mean, furniture — don't go all that way and deal with all of that for the meatballs. While good, you can easily make tender Swedish style meatballs in your own kitchen. In 45 minutes tops. Ikea in your kitchen! Without the did-I-do-this-right assembly thanks to Damn Delicious' easy to follow instructions.
The entire recipe takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete, which may not seem so quick, but it's — according to Taste and Tell — a fraction of the time it would take to cook in the oven. Enjoy taco Tuesday in less than 2 hours!
Who says you have to wait until summer to enjoy corn? A chowder is basically a soup which is suited for winter. Half Baked Harvest's Chipotle Cheddar Corn Chowder will keep you just as warm as your favorite blanket.
Oatmeal might sound like a mushy drab. But with the help of coconut milk, exciting toppings and the instant pot, you can have creamy maybe-better-than-french-toast breakfast in 20 minutes, tops, thanks to Oh She Glows.