30 Instant Pot Recipes for April
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Are you like me and totally in love with your Instant Pot and what it can do for you? Split Pea soup from dried peas in less than 30 minutes? French Onion soup in less than 20? That’s just the tip of the ice berg with this magical cooker! While our Instant Pot now lives on the counter in the kitchen, we want to encourage you to use yours more so we have this collection of 30 Instant Pot Recipes for April.
The Instant Pot Saves Time And Money
We’re all busy and spending less and less time at home. As a result, it’s hard to find the time to cook a nice home cooked meal. We simply can’t spend hours and hours in the kitchen stirring pots. Heck most of us don’t even have the time or energy at the end of the day for a quick 30 minute meal cooked from scratch.
The end result is that we rely on convenience food and takeout. While those options certainly save a good bit of time, we end up paying a lot more for our food. Let’s not even mention the fact that it isn’t always the healthiest food out there and we’re not sure what ingredients and preservatives are in the food.
What if there was a way to save both time and money, and still get wholesome, home cooked meals on those nights when you don’t have a lot of time or energy left. There is and the solution to your problem is the Instant Pot. Not only does it cook your food faster than just about any other method of cooking, it is also very hands-free. You can even cook frozen meat and veggies for those days when you forget to thaw ahead of time.
This means that you can come home, throw some ingredients in the Instant Pot, turn it on, and then focus your attention on something else. This means that you can help your kids with homework, start a load of laundry, catch up on work email, or just sit back and relax for half an hour before dinner is served.
In other words, the Instant Pot saves you time in two different ways. It will take less time overall to cook the food, and most of the cooking time doesn’t require you to be there, stirring pots and playing an active role in the cooking process. That’s a big deal and something you’ll come to appreciate when you start to use your Instant Pot regularly.
Now it’s time to talk hard, cold cash. An Instant Pot is a bit of an investment, even when you can find a great “Black Friday” style deal on it. On average, you can expect to spend about $100 for this electric pressure cooker. The good news is that it won’t take you long to recoup this investment.
An instant pot allows you to cook more at home instead of going out to eat, or ordering takeout. This alone will save you anywhere from $5 to $50 per family meal. But it doesn’t stop there. The Instant Pot really shines with inexpensive cuts of meat like roasts, whole chickens and even more frugal fare like beans and rice. If you get in the habit of making just one frugal meal per week using your pressure cooker, those savings will quickly add up.
You can go even further by cooking double batches and taking leftovers for lunch instead of buying it. Saving time and money with an Instant Pot is quick, easy, and almost automatic. The only trick is that you have to actually get in the habit of using it regularly.
Can you believe spring is already here? It feels like winter just started here, but with Easter coming up in just a few days, you can’t deny that April is almost here. These Instant Pot recipes are the perfect dishes to make while you’re spring cleaning your home, or when you want dinner on the table fast! Here are 30 Instant Pot Recipes for each day in April. Just check out these tasty favorites we have for you!
30 Instant Pot Recipes for April
- Cherry Cheesecake
It is a light and fluffy cheesecake, which is very easy to make. The prep time is minimal, and you can make this cake real quick. The taste is so good that my kids refuse to have baked cheesecake after eating this recipe.
- Instant Pot Pizza
It is the right size for a quick lunch and a great instant pot recipe. I have been making these instant pot pizzas for weeks now, and my husband just loves them. You can choose any kind of toppings for the pizza – sliced sauteed mushrooms, sliced red onions, or bell peppers. If you like non-veg, then you can add pepperoni or ground ham.
- Butternut Squash Risotto
The butternut squash has a naturally sweet flavor, and if you like that flavor, then you will love the risotto as well. It is very flavorful and very creamy. I usually serve this as a main course or side dish.
- Beef Stroganoff
Ready in 30 min, it is the most fantastic beef stroganoff you can ever have. The juicy beef strips taste delicious when they are smothered in a sour cream mushroom gravy. However, if you want this dish to be perfect, then you need a good quality steak.
- Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
45 minutes…yes, you are right. That is all you need to prepare juicy and tender instant pot rotisserie chicken. My whole family loves to have it on game nights. The best part is that is it is cheaper than buying a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket.
- Pork Carnitas
The recipe of pork carnitas that is I am sharing today is closest that you can get to the original Mexican carnitas, and that too without using lard. The carnitas is tender, juicy on the inside, and has a golden color on the edges. The carnitas are very versatile, and can be used to fill any burrito or taco or use them in the Nachos as a topping.
- BBQ Chicken Sliders
It is a simple, but delicious slider recipe which you can feed your loved ones. The real advantage of these sliders is that one can stuff these with virtually anything. The kids usually prefer ham and cheese sliders, and these are my personal favorites too.
- Ham & Potato Soup
The tasty recipe of Ham & Chicken Soup is everything that you would love in a warm soup on a chilly winter night. The method uses lots of veggies and lots of golden potatoes. Use the leftover bacon or ham that you have in your fridge to make the perfect soup.
- Tomato Basil Pasta with Chicken
The tomato basil pasta with chicken is a very delicious dish that uses straightforward ingredients that you may already have in your kitchen. The basil and the tomatoes are the main ingredients here. They will bring in fresh flavors.
- Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
Everyone in the family likes the Mexican stuffed sweet potatoes. The dish is very healthy and full of flavor. The kids in your family should have the stuffed sweet potatoes as they are very filling, have loads of protein, and fiber.
- Chicken Tikka Masala
It is an easy weeknight recipe that can be prepared in the instant pot pressure cooker. It has tender pieces of chunky chicken in a spiced up tomato sauce that has a creamy texture. The instant pot chicken tikka masala is served with warm naan or buttered rice.
- Balsamic Pork Tenderloin
The Instant Pot Balsamic Pork Tenderloin boasts of a rich and deep flavor. The balsamic sauce over the pork imparts a fantastic taste. Many people prefer to use pork shoulder instead of pulled pork as the former is very tender.
- Loaded Broccoli Cheddar Soup
It is a creamy soup where cheddar and a whole lot of broccoli taste delicious. The full family can enjoy such a soup, and you can even offer some to the kids.
- Shrimp Scampi
The shrimps cooked in instant pot is a pleasant surprise as the shrimps are all firm and tender even after cooking. It takes only a few minutes to prepare, and this delicious dish can be served with rice or pasta for a quick dinner.
- Stuffed Cabbage Casserole
It is a delicious, instant pot dish, and it requires only an instant pot to make this super dish. You will not believe how easy it is to make this dish in the instant pot compared to the traditional method.
- Shrimp Paella
The shrimp paella recipe is served in my household with a salad for a complete and healthy meal. The great thing about this recipe is that there is no need to defrost the shrimp as you can directly put it in the instant pot. It is probably the quickest dinner you can make in the pot.
- Balsamic Chicken
My whole family loves the dish of balsamic chicken. The tender pieces of chicken with the skin looks very delicious, and since the chicken is braised in balsamic vinegar, and tomato sauce, the flavors get transferred into each bite.
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
I had made several soup recipes, including this one before I had an instant pot, but they were hardly any good. I made the chicken tortilla soup in the instant pot a few days back, and it took only a fraction of the time taken in the traditional method. The soup is full of chicken, and vegetables, and is very soul-warming, and comforting.
- Instant Pot Whole Chicken
The instant pot whole chicken is very tender and juicy, and believe it or not, very easy to make. One can make this time-saving recipe in less than an hour with either fresh or frozen chicken. It is important to note that there is no need to rinse the chicken, one just put the chicken in the instant pot for cooking directly.
- Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
When I came across this recipe at my friend’s place, I knew I had to make this recipe. After all, it is a straightforward, and ultra cheesy recipe that is fully packed with sensational flavor, and has loads of meat, peppers, and, of course, cheese.
- Split Pea Soup
The split pea soup is full of flavor and is excellent to have during the winter or fall months. It is a healthy and hearty meal as it is made with a ham bone with carrots, celery, and onions. The soup is very delicious as the flavor of the ham is imparted throughout this tasty looking soup.
- Hard-Boiled Eggs
I know many people would think that I was simply wasting my time when I was writing this recipe as it is incredibly easy, but many are not aware of this secure method to make hard-boiled eggs. It is effortless to make in an instant pot, done in a few minutes, and even very easy to peel.
- Instant Pot Apple Crisp
The instant pot apple crisp is a speedy and easy dessert recipe that can be made with any variety of apples, but granny smith, and Fuji tastes better. The instant pot apple crisp can be enjoyed throughout the year, and the best part is that it can be made with ingredients that you already have in your kitchen.
- Greek Chicken Skewers
The instant pot Greek chicken skewers recipe is a magical one as it very healthy, delicious, and is a one-pot wonder. The chicken and the rice are prepared at the same time in the instant pot. But they do remain separate from each other.
- Pressure Cooker Ribs
The pressure cooker ribs are so easy that you might think I wasted my time on this recipe. The pot ribs are very tender, delicious, and full of flavor. It is tough to make one believe that this delicious recipe can be cooked in just 30 min.
- Beef Barbacoa Copycat
I am a big fan of barbacoa beef, and I had to try this recipe in the instant pot. It can out wonderfully, and my family said that it was delicious to the last bite. The beef barbacoa copycat is naturally healthy as it has low carbs and free from gluten.
- Oreo Cheesecake
The instant pot Oreo cheesecake is the easiest cheesecake you can make in an instant pot. It has an Oreo crust, and crushed cookies are mixed into the batter, which makes the cheesecake extra special.
- Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
The instant pot peanut butter-cup cheesecake is genuinely surprising, and before you know it, it will disappear right before your eyes. The chocolate and peanut layers are very enticing, and I will not be surprised if you end up having the whole thing at one go. It is so delicious!
- Smothered Pork Chops
When I started to learn cooking, my mother told me that if a recipe has ‘smothered’ in its name, it is always easy. The smothered pork chops are no exception, but being comfortable does not take the richness of its taste and flavor. It is so delicious that you would love to make it every day.
- Honey Glazed Ham
The honey-glazed ham is a super easy recipe and is full of flavor and is very moist. It can be served either warm or cold and is a perfect treat during evenings or high tea.
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