Instant Pot Coconut Rice (Perfect Every Time!)

Rice is always the right answer. It’s the perfect base for countless dishes, and this Instant Pot Coconut Rice is the quickest and easiest way to take your everyday rice to the next level! 
It’s fluffy, subtly sweet, and perfectly coconutty. And t…

Instant Pot Coconut Rice (Perfect Every Time!)

Rice is always the right answer. It’s the perfect base for countless dishes, and this Instant Pot Coconut Rice is the quickest and easiest way to take your everyday rice to the next level! 

It’s fluffy, subtly sweet, and perfectly coconutty. And the flavors pair beautifully with entrées like Samoan chicken (recipe coming soon!), Massaman Curry, and Thai Yellow Coconut Curry. The best part?

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Our 5 Favorite Instant Pot Chicken Thigh Recipes

Chicken thighs are a weeknight workhorse: They’re far more flavorful than other cuts (looking at you, chicken breast) and manage to stay juicy throughout cooking. However, when you’re exhausted from a long day, the idea of cooking a whole meal—and doin…

Chicken thighs are a weeknight workhorse: They’re far more flavorful than other cuts (looking at you, chicken breast) and manage to stay juicy throughout cooking. However, when you’re exhausted from a long day, the idea of cooking a whole meal—and doing all those dishes—can still feel daunting. Enter: the Instant Pot. Using one of these electric pressure cookers speeds up the cooking process dramatically, meaning you can have dinner on the table in as few as 30 minutes.

To get you started, we’ve collected five of our favorite recipes that marry the versatility of chicken thighs with the quick-cooking abilities of an Instant Pot.

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Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We try not to play favorites in the MB kitchen, but we’re BIG fans of butternut squash and risotto. It was only a matter of time before we brought them together. This fall-forward risotto combines the sweet and wholesome goodness of butternut squash wi…

Creamy Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto (Instant Pot Friendly!)

We try not to play favorites in the MB kitchen, but we’re BIG fans of butternut squash and risotto. It was only a matter of time before we brought them together. This fall-forward risotto combines the sweet and wholesome goodness of butternut squash with roasted garlic and creamy arborio rice for the ultimate comforting entrée! And with the ease of the Instant Pot?

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Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

It’s no secret we love butternut squash and certainly no secret the Instant Pot is a good friend of ours. Putting the two together? It had to happen! This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is creamy, comforting, quick and easy, plus warm and spicy than…

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup (Thai-Inspired)

It’s no secret we love butternut squash and certainly no secret the Instant Pot is a good friend of ours. Putting the two together? It had to happen! This Instant Pot butternut squash soup is creamy, comforting, quick and easy, plus warm and spicy thanks to a touch of Thai red curry paste.

It’s perfect for chilly days and meal prep and pairs beautifully with everything from peanut tempeh to salads and spring rolls.

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Carrot Cake Oatmeal (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Who doesn’t want cake for breakfast?! This Carrot Cake Oatmeal has all the flavors of carrot cake, but in breakfast form! It’s undeniably creamy, hearty, and spice-infused perfection!
Enjoy as a quick, comforting breakfast, or make ahead to enjoy…

Carrot Cake Oatmeal (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Who doesn’t want cake for breakfast?! This Carrot Cake Oatmeal has all the flavors of carrot cake, but in breakfast form! It’s undeniably creamy, hearty, and spice-infused perfection!

Enjoy as a quick, comforting breakfast, or make ahead to enjoy throughout the week (it reheats beautifully!). These oats can be made in the Instant Pot or on the stovetop and require just 30 minutes and 9 ingredients!

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Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

This delicious new recipe was a reader request, and since we love Instant Pot meals, it needed to happen! Our inspired version of this traditional Mexican dish is easy to prepare and nutrient-packed — but with all the classic flavors you know and love….

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)

This delicious new recipe was a reader request, and since we love Instant Pot meals, it needed to happen! Our inspired version of this traditional Mexican dish is easy to prepare and nutrient-packed — but with all the classic flavors you know and love. It’s smoky, spicy, perfectly brothy, and undeniably comforting! 

With just 1 pot required, this soup comes together in no time but is incredibly flavorful, not to mention satisfying and nourishing!

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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Have you ever made roasted chicken and saved the bones for bone broth, but then didn’t have time to wait around and babysit the stovetop? Us too. This recipe is the solution!
With an Instant Pot and 6 ingredients, flavorful homemade chicken stock is re…

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Stock

Have you ever made roasted chicken and saved the bones for bone broth, but then didn’t have time to wait around and babysit the stovetop? Us too. This recipe is the solution!

With an Instant Pot and 6 ingredients, flavorful homemade chicken stock is ready in less than 2 hours (instead of 6-12!). It’s a flavorful base for soups, stews, risotto, and beyond! Let us show you how it’s done!

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19 Healthy-ish Instant Pot Recipes That You’ll Actually Want to Eat

In our eyes, healthy eating is not defined by recipes that are “low-calorie,” “low-carb,” “sugar-free,” or any other phrase intended to make you think you need to deprive yourself of delicious food and in with delicious meals that make your mind and body happy.


Our Healthy-Ish Instant Pot Recipes

1. Instant Pot Beans

Beans are jam-packed with protein and are, naturally, a seamless substitute for meat in so many recipes (burritos! chili! burgers!). But they’re also great to have on hand for sprinkling over salads or simply eating straight out of the pot by the spoonful.

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In our eyes, healthy eating is not defined by recipes that are “low-calorie,” “low-carb,” “sugar-free,” or any other phrase intended to make you think you need to deprive yourself of delicious food and in with delicious meals that make your mind and body happy.


Our Healthy-Ish Instant Pot Recipes

1. Instant Pot Beans

Beans are jam-packed with protein and are, naturally, a seamless substitute for meat in so many recipes (burritos! chili! burgers!). But they’re also great to have on hand for sprinkling over salads or simply eating straight out of the pot by the spoonful.

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Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quic…

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup

Friends, today we have an easy, delicious, plant-based soup to share with you! Adapted from our fan-favorite Curried Potato & Lentil Soup, it keeps all the bold curry flavor but has a creamy twist and is made in the Instant Pot, making it even quicker and easier!

Rich in fiber, protein, iron (and more!), it’s a nourishing, plant-based meal to fuel you all winter and beyond!

Instant Pot Curried Lentil Soup from Minimalist Baker →

A Beginner’s Guide to Using an Instant Pot

The Instant Pot is still going strong. The popular multi-cooker launched in 2010 and has since captivated home cooks everywhere for its easy, efficient cooking prowess. If your partner finally picked up on the hints you’ve been dropping for years and b…

The Instant Pot is still going strong. The popular multi-cooker launched in 2010 and has since captivated home cooks everywhere for its easy, efficient cooking prowess. If your partner finally picked up on the hints you’ve been dropping for years and bought you an Instant Pot Duo Nova for your birthday, you may be thinking, “but...how does an Instant Pot work, anyway?” This multi-tasking tool can operate as a rice cooker, electric pressure cooker, air fryer, steamer, slow-cooker, yogurt maker, and sauté pan.

Setting Up Your Instant Pot

I hate instruction manuals. I get bored after the cover page, quickly skim the steps for setting up any new device, and assume that I’ll just figure it out as I go. Of course, that never works and I end up begging my fiancé or parents to read the booklet for me and tell me what I need to do. This is not a great way to set up your Instant Pot, or any other new gadget for that matter. You should take the time to read the instruction manual thoroughly before playing around with your new toy, especially when heat and high pressure steam are involved. But if you too want to immediately recycle the manual, here’s what you need to know about setting up your Instant Pot.

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