These instant pot comfort food recipes may seem too good to be true.
Instant pots are growing in popularity every day because of their convenience and fast cooking. Since everything is made in one pot, the clean up is small and minimal as well as taking the place of your pressure cooker, steamer, slow cooker, and rice cooker. It’s also brilliant if you have a small kitchen or no pantry storage space because it is an all in one machine.
Honestly, I think it’s amazing but some people get intimated by it and have no idea how to use it. Well, first of all, you don’t need to babysit it, you can simply set a timer and temperature for “setting it and forgetting it.” Once the time is up you have a delicious, complete meal made in one pot.
Today we are talking about instant pot comfort food! Usually, comfort food takes a lot of work and takes forever to make but admittingly that’s what makes it taste so good. But what’s incredible about these comfort food recipes below is how you can achieve the same soul-satisfying flavor with less time in a one-pot wonder machine, the Instant Pot!
Here are 11 Instant Pot Comfort Food Recipes That Are Soul-Satisfying!
Let’s Get Cooking!
1. Instant Pot Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Found from Sweet and Savory Meals
Tuscan chicken is an easy crowd favorite that you can have any day of the week. Easily cook the pasta in the creamy cheesy sauce and cook the chicken with Italian seasonings. Then add chewy sundried tomatoes and fresh spinach for color. Sprinkle parmesan cheese before serving and enjoy!
2. Instant Pot Baby Back Pork Ribs
Found from I Wash You Dry
I love baby back ribs but they are usually so inconvenient to make so as soon as I saw this recipe I got really excited! It’s so simple that I feel like a pro making these fork-tender baby back ribs. You will quickly add this instant pot rib recipe to your dinner rotation!
3. Instant Pot Mac & Cheese
Found from Platings and Pairings
This Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipes is perfect any day of the week. The trick to this extra creamy and cheesy mac and cheese is evaporated milk and a combination of sharp cheddar and parmesan cheese! It’s everything you in a rich mac and cheese!
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4. Instant Pot Thai Chicken Rice Bowls
Found from Wonder Mom Wannabe
This Thai chicken rice bowl is super flavorful and really colorful that you can’t help but dig in! This is not only a great dinner option but definitely something you can make for your week’s lunches! It’s so comforting that you will feel full and satisfying!
5. One Pot Instant Beef Stew
Found from Yup Foodie
Beef stew on a cold day is everything you want. It’s comforting and soul-satisfying. This beef stew is also a complete meal with protein, starches and lots of veggies so a bowl will fill you up which is a nice bonus with such an easy recipe! This beef stew is quite easy to make because everything is made in one pot. Imagine that minimal cleanup!
6. Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice with Sausage
Found from Simply Happy Foodie
Beans and rice were big in my home growing up. We have made many different versions and usually some kind of sausages like hot Italian or chorizo. It’s a quick comfort food that great for a cold winter night! This red beans and rice recipe is inspired by New Orleans and southern cooking. It’s bold and rich in flavor that everyone will simply love!
7. Instant Pot Goulash
Found from I Don’t Have Time For That
Goulash is the perfect comfort food it’s typically a Hungarian stew with some kind of meat and pasta. This recipe has a nice Italian twist with Italian seasonings, tomatoes, and ground beef. It’s easy to put together since you probably already have the ingredients in your pantry!
8. Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Found from Well Plated
I love french onion soup it’s a classic soup that is packed full of flavor! I personally love thinly sliced onions because they melt into beef broth. And of course, this is comfort food with all the melted cheese that you add to the soup!
9. Beef Barley Soup
Found from Little Spice Jar
Barley is one of those ingredients that when cooked correctly is insanely delicious and really filling. But its always been one of those things that can go horribly wrong. Luckily for you this instant pot beef and barley soup is foolproof and something you can make again and again. The beef is super tender and the barely makes this soup so satisfying!
10. Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Found from No. 2 Pencil
Chicken Alfredo is a classic dinner recipe and it just got a whole lot easier to make. Using simple ingredients like chicken breast, garlic, cream, and parmesan cheese, instantly creates the most flavorful sauce. And the best part is how you can cook the pasta in the sauce so the pasta takes on all this deliciousness!
11. Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff
Found from Julie’s Eats and Treats
This instant pot hamburger stroganoff is something that you can make fast especially for a last minute dinner. The sauce is velvety and rich in flavor. Using hamburger meat you can cut the cooking time down in half. It’s a meal that your family will enjoy on a busy weeknight!
The reason why we love comfort foods because it reminds of our childhoods and gives us a hug when we need it most. Making them in an instant pot just makes us fall in love with these comfort foods all over again. Some might say an Instant Pot is life changing! Do you agree? What Instant Pot Comfort Foods will you be making?