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These Instant Pot family recipes are some of our favorites. Do you love cooking for your family with your Instant Pot pressure cooker? I absolutely love my Instant Pot and since getting it, have used it on a regular basis. After searching through hundreds of recipes and reading scores of posts in Facebook message groups, I’ve seen certain recipes come up again and again as favorites that people recommend. Here are 15 all-time best family recipes for your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot 15 All Time Best Family Recipes

Although I did include a cheesecake recipe (because it’s cheesecake), most of these are basic meals you could make for your family’s weeknight dinner and come away from the table enjoying rave reviews.

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Healthy Family Instant Pot Recipes

Is cooking with an Instant Pot healthy?

To some degree, all cooking methods reduce the nutritional quality of food, but science offers arguments for and against pressure cooking. – CNET 

From my experience, I can get real food, healthy meals made for my family with an Instant Pot and that’s what is important to me.

What is the best thing to cook in an Instant Pot?

There are so many, however here are a few of our favorites…

What is the best Instant Pot for a family of 4?

This question is asked often and here is the advice I give…the 3-quart Instant Pots are targeted to cook for 1-2 people, the 5-quart and 6-quart models are intended for families of no more than about 4 people, and the 8-quart models are definitely best for larger families.

Is an Instant Pot really worth it?

Yes, especially if you get it on sale.

The price of and Instant Pot might seem high among counter top appliances since you can get a quality slow cooker or rice cooker for $20. But as a multi-cooker, the Instant Pot could feasibly replace several small appliances, which could be cheaper overall — and save counter space, too.

Instant Pot All-Time Best Family Recipes

Instant Pot Spaghetti with Meat Sauce – One of the most popular Instant Pot recipes on The Holy Mess website.

Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken –-This tender chicken has savory seasonings and the bright taste of lemon. Making a whole chicken can sometimes be time-consuming, and even messy, but thanks to your Instant Pot pressure cooker, making a whole chicken is now a breeze. Try our Instant Pot Whole Lemon Chicken for a delicious dinner your whole family will enjoy.

Instant Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast Recipe –Ask any Instant Pot owner for a favorite recipe using their pressure cooker, and time and again you discover many claim this pot roast as a favorite. Often called Mississippi Mud Pot Roast, this Instant Pot Pepperoncini Pot Roast recipe is a staple.

Instant Pot Mac n Cheese

Instant Pot Cheesecake. Because I like cheesecake, and I love my Instant Pot, and my Instant Pot makes awesome cheesecake, with a little help from me.

Instant Pot Whole “Rotisserie” Chicken

Easy Pressure Cooker Pork Chops -These fork-tender, fall-off-the-bone pressure cooker pork chops in mushroom gravy is a long-time family favorite. Serve over creamy pressure cooker mashed potatoes for the perfect old-fashioned comfort food.

Pressure Cooker Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken – Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Garlic Chicken is a quick 30-minute restaurant-quality meal that you can make any night of the week. Keto and Low Carb.

Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli – This Instant Pot / Pressure Cooker Beef and Broccoli recipe is one of the most popular recipes on Pressure Cooking Today. And it’s no wonder! This dish features tender, thin-sliced beef and broccoli in a rich sauce that is salty and sweet, with just a little heat from the red pepper flakes. It’s better than take-out!

Instant Pot Burrito Bowls with Frozen Chicken

Instapot Chicken and Dumplings – Our family LOVES Chicken N Dumplings and this recipe is one of the best.

Instant Pot Stew -While there is no such thing as an instant stew, my Stew for You (or Two) recipe is pretty close if you don’t factor in the 3-hour cook time beforehand to create the stew packets.

 

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Instant Pot Butter Chicken – Instant Pot Indian Butter Chicken is a buttery chicken that is smothered in a creamy tomato-based sauce that is one of our favorite Indian food dishes we enjoy. This Instant Pot recipe is so simple to make, and frankly, taste better than ordering from your favorite restaurant. A simple pressure cooker recipe that gives you that low and slow simmer taste, in every single bite.

Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl – This Healthy Instant Pot Egg Roll Bowl Recipe is a great meal prep recipe, healthy weeknight dinner, and one pot meal that is fast, easy, and delicious.

What is your favorite Instapot recipe? Is there one I left off the list that you think should be included?

More Instant Pot Articles You Will Enjoy

How to Get Started with Your Instapot Pressure Cooker –Here is everything you need to know for how to get started with your Instapot Pressure Cooker.

Instapot: What the Heck is It and Do You Really Need One? –You may have wondered about this new kitchen gadget. Instapots – Types of Instapots and find out if you need one in your kitchen.

Family Favorite Crock Pot French Dip –Our family absolutely loves this crock pot French Dip recipe. French Dip was always one of my favorite meals to order in restaurants as a kid, and this one is just as good as any restaurant version.

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