Make no mistake; Instant Pots are going nowhere this year, so if you haven’t experienced firsthand just how magical this kitchen appliance is, you still have time.
While Instant Pots are useful year-round, including during the summer months when you’re craving tender pulled pork and during the holidays, like Thanksgiving, it’s during the cooler fall and winter months when Instant Pots are particularly handy.
Craving a hearty bowl of butternut squash soup or a veggie-loaded minestrone soup with a rich, herby broth but have very little time left in your day to make dinner? Or want a classic French dish or a seafood dish that’ll fill you up, warm you up and leave you with minimal cleanup? Use an Instant Pot.
Ahead, we’ve gathered 11 Instant Pot recipes you’ll want to make this winter. And be sure to invite friends, family or your S.O. over, because all these recipes serve at least four. (Unless you want all the leftovers for yourself. Then go solo. We get it.)
If you’re craving a classic French meal, skip the upscale restaurant for this chicken Provençal recipe, which is ready in about 40 minutes.
Chilly Sunday evenings call for a hearty pot roast complete with meat, potatoes, carrots and gravy — and this recipe can be ready and on the table in just 60 minutes.
An Old Bay-seasoned low-country boil with shrimp, andouille sausage, baby red potatoes, corn and more in just six minutes? Count us in.
Lobster Mac & Cheese
Pick up two lobster tails for an elevated mac and cheese that’s ready in mere minutes.
Smothered Pork Chops
Savory pork chops, bacon, garlic and mushrooms are smothered in a creamy sauce. Plus, this recipe is gluten-free, low-carb, paleo and Whole30-compliant.
When you’re craving sticky, messy barbecue ribs, this recipe from Foodie and Wine takes anywhere from 25 to 35 minutes to make in your Instant Pot.
Coq au Vin
On particularly cold nights, slow-braised chicken will warm you right up. And this coq au vin recipe from Half Baked Harvest is not only a healthier version of the classic French dish, but it takes just 30 minutes to make.
Buttered Lobster Tails
For tender, juicy lobster tail drenched in butter sauce, follow Corrie Cooks’ 10-minute recipe.
This classic French chicken stew complete with tender chicken and a chock-full of veggies swimming in a silky broth may look complicated, but My Kitchen Love’s recipe makes it easy.
Have we gone overboard with the lobster recipes? Absolutely not. And once you set your eyes on this six-minute Instant Pot lobster risotto recipe from Copy Me That, you’ll want to try it ASAP.
Gumbo With Shrimp & Sausage
An Instant Pot gumbo with jumbo shrimp and chunks of sausage that would make any New Orleanian proud.
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