You’ve probably heard of the Instant Pot ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

But these simple & easy to follow recipes work with any pressure cooker! All pressure cookers work on the same, simple principle: Steam pressure.

Within the sealed pot, the steam builds up therein to a very high pressure, which helps food cook much faster than other traditional methods, such as with crock pots and or ovens!

Hey guys! I love using my Instant Pot. With Back To School upon us I have definitely been using it more frequently. Today I’m sharing the Top 3 Instant Pot Recipes you are going to want on hand for this school year. These simple Instant Pot Recipes are perfect for beginners.


Macaroni & Cheese

1 lb pasta
1 tsp hot sauce
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp dry mustard
4 cups water
1 cup milk
3 cups shredded cheese

Add the pasta, water, dry mustard and hot sauce to the Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. fast Release. Drain pasta if excess water. Stir in butter, cheese and milk and allow cheese to melt. Serve.


1 lb ground beef
1 big onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 – 15 oz cans chopped tomatoes
2 – 15 oz cans tomato sauce
2 tbsp Italian seasoning
1 tbsp W sauce
3 cups elbow noodles
2.5 cups water
3 bay leaves
salt, pepper, onion powder & garlic powder

Turn the Instant Pot onto Saute. When hot, add ground beef, garlic, salt, pepper, onion, garlic powder and onion powder. Cook until meat is browned. Drain fat if important. Add tomato sauce, chopped tomatoes, Italian seasoning, W sauce, water, noodles and bay leaves. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes. fast release. Take out bay leaves and stir. Serve topped with Parmesan cheese.

Honey Garlic Chicken

3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 small onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup ketchup
2/3 cup honey
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp water

Add chicken, onion, garlic, soy sauce, ketchup and red pepper flakes to Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 6 minutes. fast release. Add honey and stir to combine. Mix cornstarch and water in small bowl then add to Instant Pot. Let sauce thicken. Serve over rice topped with green onions and sesame seeds.

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