People ask us all the time: what are your favorite recipes for the Instant Pot?

Because we started the #takeyourInstantPottoworkday idea as part of our Quick and Carry Kitchen show, folks know that we like to eat here at Quick and Carry. There are always some enthusiastic eaters near by when the food comes out of that magic pot!

Here are our favorites, based on the taste testing of several purported experts:

#1 Korean Short Ribs – One of the best dishes ever, no matter how it is made. The delicious sauce that accompanies the ribs is so tasty, and it gets better with age.

I have found that asking the butcher for boneless ribs is less expensive and just as flavorful. The sauce comes together easily, and the ribs are very tender and succulent. The recipe feeds a bunch of people happily, so save this one for a special occasion when you want to impress your group of friend and family with your Instant Pot skills.

The original inspiration for this recipe is Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo.

Our version is here.

#2 Butter Chicken – When I first starting learning the Instant Pot, and participating in online forums about it, the most prevalent recipe shared was Butter Chicken. I glanced at the recipe a couple of times and then moved on. But, it kept coming up., tempting me. Then, I had the pleasure of interacting with the recipe’s originator, Urvashi Pitre, author and blogger extraordinaire. I decided to give it a try, and now it is on regular rotation at home, and is very appreciated at work, too, as a very delicious and interesting Indian dish.

Urvashi’s blog post about this recipe is here.

Our show and recipe here.

#3 Risotto – As I wrote in my original blog post about risotto, it is a favorite food of many, but only to eat. I usually order it in a restaurant to I can enjoy it without doing all the work! Cooking a good risotto used to take a great deal of time and patience, standing at the hot stove, stirring and stirring. Now, made in the Instant Pot, risotto is easy, delicious, and can be varied in any number of ways.

The original recipe is from Julie Hahn, from her wonderful cookbook Instantly Delicious. This pumpkin version is on her blog.

Our version and show is here. 

#4 Tomato Bisque – This recipe is not just any tomato soup, but a more flavorful and elegant version of the old family favorite. This is a famous recipe from Nordstrom’s department store restaurant, a preferred lunch of many of their customers over many years. This Instant Pot version comes via the wonderful blog of Jill over at This Old Gal. It is easy, and so very satisfying.

Our version is here.

#5 Zuppa Toscana – I have to make this almost every week! This is SUCH a good soup, and gets better the second and third day so I like to have it around for lunches. This is the Instant Pot version of an Olive Garden stand by, and I always think mine is better than theirs! This recipe is Whole30 and Paleo compliant, but anyone who eats will enjoy it so much!

The original recipe I used is from Wholesomelicious.

Our version is here.


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