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!

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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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We’ve Had 50 Blessed Years of Cooking With Crockpot

Crockpots have been a staple of American home cooking for decades. They’ve been there through the high school graduations, the Super Bowl victories and losses, the first day of school, Saturday mornings and Sunday nights. This beloved family-friendly s…

Crockpots have been a staple of American home cooking for decades. They’ve been there through the high school graduations, the Super Bowl victories and losses, the first day of school, Saturday mornings and Sunday nights. This beloved family-friendly slow cooker has been there with us through life’s biggest moments and now it’s our turn to celebrate it. The original slow-cooker brand is celebrating its 50th anniversary in a big way—with the launch of an all-new Design Series line featuring four new Crockpots in an array of modern hues.

"With the new Design Series—and our 50th anniversary—we wanted to celebrate our history and highlight Crockpot’s evolution, but not get too nostalgic. To do that, we focused on synthesis, bringing together past, present, and future. It’s about bringing the next generation of at-home cooks an iconic appliance but with a modern look they’ll love to cook meals in and make memories,” says Christine Robins, CEO of Home Appliances at Newell Brands, today’s manufacturer of Crockpot.

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Spicy Black Eyed Pea Nourish Bowls

Looking for another way to enjoy our fan-favorite Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas? Or have a batch in your freezer and want to take them to a whole new level? Then this nourish bowl is just what you need!
Roasted sweet potatoes pair beautifully with …

Spicy Black Eyed Pea Nourish Bowls

Looking for another way to enjoy our fan-favorite Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas? Or have a batch in your freezer and want to take them to a whole new level? Then this nourish bowl is just what you need!

Roasted sweet potatoes pair beautifully with smoky black eyed peas and mango habanero hot sauce for an incredibly satisfying, flavorful, nutrient-packed, plant-based, and gluten-free entrée.

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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Your new favorite Instant Pot meal has entered the chat! Is that what the kids are saying these days? That trend might be fleeting, but this delicious dish is here to stay! Inspired by the coconut curry from Tarka, it’s rich, comforting, and pack…

Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)

Your new favorite Instant Pot meal has entered the chat! Is that what the kids are saying these days? That trend might be fleeting, but this delicious dish is here to stay! Inspired by the coconut curry from Tarka, it’s rich, comforting, and packed with plant-based flavor. 

Roasted red peppers (DIY or easy peasy from a jar) get blended with tangy tomatoes, creamy coconut milk, and warming spices to create the perfect sauce to match tender sweet potatoes and hearty chickpeas.

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Easy Kitchari (Instant Pot Friendly!)

There’s a lot to love about kitchari, the cozy Ayurvedic porridge made with rice and lentils. It’s comforting, nourishing, infused with warming spices, and incredibly customizable. Our inspired take is Instant Pot friendly, making it a 1-pot and 30-min…

Easy Kitchari (Instant Pot Friendly!)

There’s a lot to love about kitchari, the cozy Ayurvedic porridge made with rice and lentils. It’s comforting, nourishing, infused with warming spices, and incredibly customizable. Our inspired take is Instant Pot friendly, making it a 1-pot and 30-minute dish! Let us show you how it’s done.

What is Kitchari?

Kitchari (also known as khichurikhichri, or khichdi) is a dish with ancient roots in India.

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