These Instant Pot recipes are about to save you from hunger and hefty takeout bills on super busy nights. If you own an Instant Pot, you know just how valuable the modern pressure cooker is. It saves you time, money, and tons of effort on preparing everyday dishes. But, the device can be a bit daunting when figuring out what recipes to make and how to make them. That’s where these 35 beginner Instant Pot recipes come in.

1. Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce: In less than 15 minutes, sauté and pressure cook your way to luscious tomato sauce. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

2. Instant Pot Ricotta: Once you try homemade ricotta, you’ll forever be addicted to it. The texture and flavor are second to none and you probably have everything you need to make it right now. (via Real Food Real Deals)

3. Instant Pot Stuffed Cabbage: Sorry, Grandma, but this stuffed cabbage is just as good as yours and way easier. (via Girl and the Kitchen)

4. Instant Pot Lo Mein: The Instant Pot is basically a takeout food-lover’s best friend. Enjoy cooking everything from perfectly tender noodles to veggies. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

5. Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup: At once light and hearty, chicken tortilla soup is the meal you’ll crave when you want some comfort food that won’t make you need a nap afterward. (via The Seasoned Mom)

6. Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: Why make hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot? Because of the change in pressure, they’re a lot easier to peel than their traditionally boiled counterparts, so you can spend more time eating your eggs and less time wrangling with tough shells. (via RDelicious Kitchen)

7. Instant Pot Potato Salad: Throw these potatoes in the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and sip on a glass of wine while they cook themselves. (via Real Food Real Deals)

8. Instant Pot Sesame Chicken: Takeout may seem like the quicker dinner choice when you’re short on time, but cooking at home can be *much* faster. With your Instant Pot, you can have sweet and spicy honey sesame chicken on the table with the press of a button. (via RDelicious Kitchen)

9. Instant Pot Beef Stew: Chances are after you make this stew for the first time, you’ll go back again and again. (via Real Food Real Deals)

10. Instant Pot Cheesecake: You might think we’re delusional if we say that the creamiest cheesecake could come from an Instant Pot, but after one bite you’ll know that we’re telling the truth. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

11. Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala: Spicy chicken tikka is perfect for a weeknight at home date night. Serve with plenty of naan and basmati rice for scooping up that addicting sauce. (via Savory Tooth)

Instant Pot Hummus Recipe

12. Instant Pot Hummus: Hummus snobs would argue that the dip is way better when made with dried chickpeas instead of canned. If you agree, this Instant Pot version will bring the cooking time down and have you snacking before you know it. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

13. Giant Instant Pot Pancake: Some days call for a massive pancake loaded with butter and syrup. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

14. Instant Pot Pork Lettuce Wraps: When all else fails, lettuce wraps are a great last-minute dinner that you can use to clean out your fridge. These happen to be full of nutrients and get a surprise texture from wheat berries. (via Sidewalk Shoes)

15. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Ramen Soup: Authentic-tasting ramen can be hard to come by. The secret to making it yourself is homemade chicken broth, which the Instant Pot makes possible in under an hour. (via Steamy Kitchen)

16. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker French Dip Sandwiches: If you’ve ever thought that four hours of roasting for a sandwich was nuts, then you’ll be glad to know that the time can be cut in half with the Instant Pot. Don’t forget to save that wonderful au jus for dipping! (via No. 2 Pencil)

17. Instant Pot Rice Pudding: Serve this creamy pudding warm or cold with a generous sprinkle of cinnamon or cocoa on top. (via Real Food Real Deals)

18. Instant Pot Chicken Adobo: Redolent with garlic, vinegar, and pepper, you’ll never think of chicken as boring once you’ve tasted this Filipino adobo. (via Savory Tooth)

19. Instant Pot Veggies: Dinner gets boring really quickly when you’re serving the same side dishes day after day. With just four ingredients and less than five minutes, you could have these veggies on the table, ready to accompany any main dish. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

20. Instant Pot Salmon With Chili-Lime Sauce: Eating healthy is a cinch with a pressure cooker. There are no time excuses, and you have the advantage of using minimal to zero oil when cooking your protein, like this chili-lime salmon. (via Savory Tooth)

21. Instant Pot Thai Chicken Rice Bowl: Put that sauté function on your Instant Pot to good use with this Thai-inspired rice bowl. Counteract the soft cooked texture with crunchy peanuts and raw carrots to serve. (via Wondermom Wannabe)

22. Pressure Cooker Bang Bang Pasta: If this Thai-American dish is a household favorite for delivery nights, then this recipe will be invaluable. (via Kirbie’s Cravings)

23. Instant Pot Creamy Chicken Pasta: Forget the takeout. You can whip up this creamy chicken pasta in less time than it takes to wait for delivery. (via The Cook Report)

24. Pressure Cooker Beef Bourguignon: Your beef chuck roast will never come out tough or dry when you make it in the Instant Pot. (via Savory Tooth)

Instant Pot Baby Carrots With Mint Recipe

25. Instant Pot Baby Carrots With Mint: Four ingredients and five minutes is all it takes to get these gluten-free minty carrots served up. (via Boulder Locavore)

26. Instant Pot Thai Chicken Noodles: You don’t have to look much further for your perfect meal. These restaurant-worthy Thai noodles are everything you’ve ever dreamed of, and they’ll be ready in just 15 minutes. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

27. Instant Pot Easy Mac and Cheese: Say goodbye to powdery boxed macaroni and cheese and take the guesswork out of making it at home with this super simple Instant Pot version. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

28. Instant Pot Brussels Sprouts: Thankfully side dishes, like this bacon-y Brussels sprouts, aren’t immune to the power of the Instant Pot. (via Savory Tooth)

29. Instant Pot Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo: This time- and money-saving chicken Alfredo uses only the Instant Pot so dirty dishes can be kept to a minimum. (via No. 2 Pencil)

30. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Chili: Now that you have an Instant Pot, you’ll finally be able to make chili with the press of a button. The best part? It takes only 10 minutes. (via Wonder Mom Wannabe)

31. Instant Pot Berry Jam: Skip the canned section of the grocery store, and make your own using your new favorite kitchen tool. (via Real Food Real Deals)

32. Restaurant-Style Chicken Tortellini: Keep your homemade Italian seasoning on hand, and you can make this authentic dish whenever your heart desires. Serve the finished chicken on tortellini with a creamy sauce, died tomatoes, and basil. (via 365 Days of Slow Cooking)

33. Easy Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin: With a pressure cooker, you can create *actually* tender tenderloin that’ll have your friends thinking you lead a double life as a pit master. (via Savory Tooth)

34. Instant Pot Carnitas: Use the slow cooker setting on your Instant Pot for succulent, beer-braised pork shoulder. Doesn’t it look dang good in the center of that burrito bowl? (via The Roasted Root)

35. Instant Pot Whole Chicken: A healthy dose of dried herbs and garlic powder help brighten up this chicken dish. It takes just 40 minutes to get it from the Instant Pot to your table. (via Savory Tooth)

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