Category Archives for "Instant Pot Recipes"

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe

Easy and so delicious banana nut bread recipe. You can make this in the oven or even in the pressure cooker.

My daughter begged for a huge bunch on bananas last week, with promises that she would eat every single one of them. Well, 6 days later, guess what? We had 4 very ripe bananas left, that were not going to get eaten. I hate wasting money so I had to think of something to do with them! It occurred to me that I have never tried to make banana nut bread! Now I have to admit something, I am NOT a baker. I don’t have a fancy mixer (although I do stare at them longingly in the store..) and I love my cakes from a box. When I looked up banana nut bread recipes a lot of them called for “cutting in cold butter” and other things that just weren’t going to work for me, and I got to thinking that it probably doesn’t for a lot of other people either, so I wanted to share this Super Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe with you guys! It takes about 5 minutes of prep, and 25 minutes in the oven, that’s it!

Banana-Nut-Bread

Continue reading

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

Healthy Stuffed Peppers

stuffed pepper

I hope you are hungry and you want a  healthy stuffed pepper because I have a treat for you. These are so good my kids ask me to make them. I know it is hard to believe but when you make them not only will you look like a gourmet cook but you will fall in love with stuffed peppers.

It gets even better not only can you make stuffed pepper in your oven. I will tell you how to make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.

These healthy stuffed peppers make a great quick dinner or a Freezer meal in a jiffy. I loved that I was able to use Jimmy Deans Sausage Crumbles. They really sped up my prep time and increased the flavor factor to an out of control “YUM!” Jimmy Dean was kind enough to send me free products coupons which were a good thing because I made several batches to freeze for those nights when I want something healthy and hearty but I do not want to actually “cook”. I am a pop it in the oven kind of gal. These also look amazing when you have a party and serve them. I am spoiling my secret sharing how easy they are to make especially since Jimmy Dean cooked the meat and that is usually the hardest and most time-consuming part.

You will need the following ingredients for your very own quick, healthy, and easy to prepare meals. Yes, you can freeze this just put it together and do not cook it until you are ready to eat it.

healthy stuffed peppers

jimmy dean ingredients (1 of 1)

 

1 bag of Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles or sausage

2 cups of Spanish rice (cook it according to directions on the box, can, or bag)

5 Bell Peppers with the seeds removed

Salsa ( I used Peach Salsa)

Olive Oil

Cheddar Cheese or a Mexican blend

Toppings:
fresh cilantro

Instructions:

healthy stuffed peppers

Cut the pepper and remove the top

stuffed pepper

Remove the seeds from the pepper

spanish ricerice

Add the Spanish rice that you cooked per the recipe on the box, bag, or can

jimmy dean sausage

Now add in the Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles…..  and pretend you cooked for hours..

salsa in peppers

I add in a mango salsa but your favorite salsa will do nicely

sausage stuffed peppers

Another layer of our secret ingredient the Jimmy Dean pork sausage crumbles

rice stuffed peppers

Another layer of the Spanish rice

water into baked stuffed peppers

Add another layer of salsa and then fill your dish up 50% of the way with water. This will help keep the peppers tender. I put in a tablespoon of olive oil into the water.

baked stuffed peppers

Bake for 20 minutes and then bake the cheese until it is melted.

peppers final

Serve!

It is hard to imagine these tasty ingredients created this gourmet meal in minutes.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and pour in some water into the pan to keep them moist then roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.

If you chose to freeze them do so before cooking, then you will then need to do the above instructions, but you will have to cook them for an additional 10 minutes.

*Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro

This is how you make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.

Pressure Cooker Stuffed Peppers Recipe

*** Use your stuffed pepper recipe and follow these cooking instructions.

Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your pressure cooker make sure that your pan is in there. I know a lot of people forget that part and ruin their unit. Then place a steamer or ramekins in the pressure cooker.

You will then place your stuff peppers in the Pressure cooker.

If your pepper is stuffed with precooked meat, then you will cook them for just 5 minutes.

If your stuffed pepper has uncooked hamburger meat in it, then you will need to cook your peppers for 15 minutes with a 10-minute natural release. Natural release means to open the vent and let your stuffed peppers sit in the pot.

I found that the ramekins help the peppers keep their shape.

These are a couple of my must-have accessories for your pressure cooker.

mitts


Trivet 

Set of everything you need for a pressure cooker

Can You Make Bread in a Pressure Cooker

Now that you have two ways to make healthy stuffed peppers. You will need to know What Goes Good With Stuffed Peppers

 

Instant Pot Baked Apples Recipe

Instant Pot Baked Apples Recipe

Want an easy but yummy dessert? Try my instant pot baked apples recipe, best with ice cream on top

Ever just get that craving for something sweet late at night but you don’t want to spend the time making something (or eat so many calories late at night)? Me too! Some of you know that I love my Instapot, mostly for easy weeknight dinners, but as I have recently discovered it’s easy to make super awesome desserts in it too! My little family loves all things apples. Applesauce, apple slices, apple pie, all of it. So naturally I had to try out some Instant Pot Baked Apples! It’s the easy and fast way to make baked apples, and man-oh-man are they tasty. The best part? It takes 8 minutes to make 6 of them. (Yes, really). Continue reading

Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer by starving or eating tasteless food. You can still lose weight by eating in moderation and choosing the food you eat. Weight Watchers Recipes will help with your weight loss goals while still letting you enjoy great tasting food. If you’re busy and don’t have much time to cook I highly suggest you get a pressure cooker. It makes cooking delicious meals super quick and easy, and by cooking at home, you can save money and make sure that your ingredients are all healthy. To help you plan your meals I listed down my favorite 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes that you can easily prepare at home.

Eat without guilt with these 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes

Continue reading

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant potAnd after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.

You are going to love this simple recipe for making Swedish Meatballs in your Instant Pot

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Continue reading

How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker

Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.

    1. Precooked ham 6-7 lbs
    2. Packet it comes with for glaze (Or 1/2 cup of brown sugar 1/2 tbs of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp of nutmeg)
    3. Can of pinapple rings
    4. Water
    5. Foil
    6. Sling made with the foil or this thing is the best. The blue meatlifter. This is my favorite pressure cooker accessory pack.
    7. Water
    8. Pressure cooker – I use a Power Pressure Cooker XL

Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.

1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.

2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)

3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.

5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.

6. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling

7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling

8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.

9. Pour in the liquid mixture.

10. Close the Foil

11. Shut the Pressure cooker

12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs

13. Let the pressure release when it is done

14. Use your mitts to take off the top

15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.

I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.

Cooking ham in the oven can take 2 hours so I decided to make it in the pressure cooker. Learn how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker for just 10 minutes in this easy recipe tutorial.Ham Recipes:

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches Recipe

Amish Ham Loaf Recipe

Leftover Ham and Cornbread Casserole Recipe

Sweet and Savory Ham Sandwich Recipe

Homemade Egg McMuffin Breakfast Recipe

Leftover Ham Recipes: Harvest Salad

Slow cooker ham

Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls

Recipes for Ham Roundup

Must Have Instant Pot Accessories

These are my favorite pressure cooker accessories. I find the one I use the most is the Silicone starter pack. I use it for every meal I make in the pressure cooker or outside of it.

This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack 

I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack

This is my go-to cookbook. I also love this one for my Pressure Cooker XL.

This is the pressure cooker I have.

Steamer

When I make eggs I use just my pot but people swear by this egg stand
and this one with the silicon molds that they also use to make egg omelets in.

I love my steamer basket

When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
Stackable Basket


and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.

Steamer basket

Non-stick Springform Bundt Pan

This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!

For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks

The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook: Fresh and Foolproof Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker

Dinner in an Instant: 75 Modern Recipes for Your Pressure Cooker, Multicooker, and Instant Pot®

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Cookbook: 550 Recipes for Any Budget. Simple And Quality Guide For Beginners And Advanced. Vegan Instant Pot Recipes.

Instant Pot® Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook: Easy Recipes for Fast & Healthy Meals

Weight Watchers Instant Pot Smart Points Cookbook: The Complete Weight Watchers Instant Pot Cookbook – with 60 Healthy & Delicious Instant Pot Cooker Recipes

Cook perfect meals using your pressure cooker by making sure you time them perfectly. Print our instant pot pressure cooker cook time cheat sheet.

Print Our Pressure Cooker Cook Time Cheat Sheet

Instant Pot Recipes

You have to try this simple instant pot pressure cooker salmon recipe. It's easy and so tasty. A healthy meal that your whole family will love.

Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe

instapot swedish meatballs

Simple Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs Recipe

You have to try this easy instant pot pressure cooker chicken cacciatore recipe! It's easy to make and so tasty. A healthy dinner recipe for the whole family.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Instant Pot Beef Roast Recipe

Hearty Beef Stew Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Recipe

instapot baked apples recipe

Instant Pot Baked Apples Recipe

Fast and Easy Instapot Baked Potatoes Recipe

Instapot cinnamon applesauce

Easy Instant Pot Cinnamon Applesauce Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Instapot Pot Roast Recipe

Drool-worthy instant pot dessert recipes that you should try now!

Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts

Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

This easy one pot chicken pot pie recipe is pure comfort food. Everyone in the family will surely love it and best part is it's so easy to make in the pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

4.5 from 2 reviews
How to Cook a Ham in the Pressure Cooker
 
Ingredients
  • precooked ham 6-7 lbs
  • Packet it comes with for glaze (Or ½ cup of brown sugar ½ tbs of cinnamon, ½ tsp of nutmeg)
  • Can of pinapple rings
  • Water
  • Foil
  • Water
Instructions
  1. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.
  2. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
  3. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
  4. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with ½ cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
  5. Then put down the trivet. If you do not have a trivet the sling made of foil or the silicon one will work. If you do not know how to make a sling. This is an excellent post How to Make A Sling
  6. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
  7. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
  8. Pour in the liquid mixture.
  9. Close the Foil
  10. Shut the Pressure cooker
  11. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
  12. Let the pressure release when it is done
  13. Use your mits to take off the top
  14. unwrap your ham and let it cool

1 2 3 8