Fixing Instant Pot one pot meals such as soups and stews is so easy that this electric pot is quickly becoming the appliance of choice to prepare all sorts of healthy lunches without breaking a sweat.
Not only can you use an Instant Pot as a rice cooker, but it’s also perfect for making pasta- and bean-based dishes that form the perfect foundation for midday meals, such as the ever popular Mac ‘n Cheese and Chili con Carne.
Want something lighter? Try boiling eggs to complement a nice salad, or make a batch of potato salad from start to finish.
Taking time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast has become a thing of the past, and with busy schedules, dinner is often chaotic. That leaves lunch as the only meal you can truly enjoy with some degree of peace and quiet.
Here are a few one pot Instant Pot meals that pack a punch, are filling and are easy to make. Double the recipe, and you have leftovers that are also easy to store so you don’t have to cook for a while.
Shredded Meat Taco
A simple meal you can make ahead of time for lunch on the go is shredded meat tacos. You can use chicken or turkey to make a healthier taco, or pork or beef if that is your preference. Place your meat into your Instant Pot together with your vegetables and seasoning.
Cook your meat on the meat setting and when it’s done, shred it with a fork. Mix in any taco sauce or other sauces that you may like. Warm your soft or regular taco shells. Fill with your meat mix and enjoy.
Broccoli and Cheese Soup
A soup and sandwich or salad combo is a simple but filling meal. Broccoli and cheese soup is a basic soup for this type of combo. It is easy to make in your instant pot, and best of all you will have leftovers to enjoy later or freeze for another meal.
Instant pot soup can be made in less than an hour using fresh superfood ingredients. Chop up a head of broccoli and mix with garlic, carrots, and onion. Add chicken stock, butter, cheddar, plus heavy cream and cook on the Instant Pot soup setting.
Here is a healthier alternative to store bought dips. Using the meat setting, cook a chuck roast together with beef broth and seasonings. Cook the meat until tender and carve or shred it.
Place on the hamburger buns and make your dipping sauce. Quick and easy, it is ideal for make ahead lunches you can pair with soups or salads. You can have enough for several meals so you don’t have to cook for a while.
Take these ideas and let your imagination loose so you can find the best options for you and your schedule. It allows you to familiarize yourself with the different instant pot settings so you can enjoy creating your own delicious meals.