Having the foresight to prep your slow cooker before you leave for work is … aspirational. Having the time to make a fancy dinner when you get home from work sometimes isn’t even realistic! Enter the Instant Pot, the pressure cooker that has reached cult status in recent years, and with good cause: You can make a delicious dinner in a matter of minutes. Add one of these five bloggers’ recipes to your dinner routine to switch things up from your usual chicken and rice dish.
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Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Bowls
Get a complete, tastes-slow-cooked Moroccan-style meal on the table in just 45 minutes. While the sweet potatoes roast in the oven and the couscous cooks on the stove, a pressure cooker infuses each ounce of chicken thigh with warm, savory spices. Swap 365 Everyday Value Organic Riced Cauliflower (frozen) for the couscous to make this recipe without wheat. (Just doctor it up with the same herbs and citrus elements as called for with the couscous.) Skip the feta cheese if you don’t eat dairy.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Bowls
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Instant Pot Vegan Lasagna Soup
Red lentils give this Italian soup a hearty quality. Craving even more vegetables? Add in mushrooms when you toss in the other veggies. If you follow a gluten-free diet, the recipe recommends using gluten-free pasta or to just add extra lentils and quinoa in place of the pasta.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Vegan Lasagna Soup
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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon
Begin with frozen salmon, then speed steam it in the multicooker alongside herbs and lemon for a flaky, fresh-flavored, 10-minute meal. As is, this seafood recipe is paleo-friendly and avoids including gluten and dairy ingredients. You can supplement it with your favorite sides to fit your diet.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Salmon
Spicy Beef and Broccoli Zoodle Soup
This Asian-inspired soup tastes just like beefy ramen thanks to layers of umami goodness from sirloin steak, portobello mushrooms, beef broth and coconut aminos. To make this 10-minute meal even easier to prepare, try 365 Everyday Value Prepackaged and Precut Broccoli Florets for a shortcut.
Get the recipe: Spicy Beef and Broccoli Zoodle Soup
Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
Sauté the pork shoulder in your multicooker, then pressure cook for half an hour with a citrusy sauce. Paprika, garlic, parsley and cumin ensure each juicy bite is extra flavorful. This recipe is paleo friendly, since it calls for tortillas made without grains or romaine lettuce in place of traditional tortillas.
Get the recipe: Instant Pot Carnitas