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I won an Instant Pot at last year’s white elephant my friends throw every year. It was arguably the best gift. To be honest, I didn’t know exactly what an Instant Pot could do, but by the looks on everyone’s face when I opened the gift, I knew I had to keep it from getting stolen by all means. And protect it I did, but that’s a story for a later time.
Anyway, after hearing claims of “it will change your life” the Instant Pot had a lot of high expectations to live up to. The first thing I tested it out with was baking a sweet potato for Ollie. Usually his sweet potatoes are baked in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour. The Instant Pot was able to do it in 10 minutes. So yeah, I guess it has changed my life.
Anyway, sans sweet potato, I wanted to share two instant pot recipes that we’ve made successfully.
The first one is pasta. I’ve been making a rotini & sausage pasta, but you can really use whatever combination you want.
I got inspiration for the recipe from Lemon Lavender Love, but did rotini and sausage instead of penne because I like how the tomato sauce gets in the little crevices of rotini better.
The second recipe is Korean chicken drumettes, which the fiancée made so I’m not going to try to pretend I know how to do this yet. It was definitely more involved than the pasta, but the recipe he used is from Ahjumma Recipes. The dish reminded me of a chicken stew dish I had at OB Bear in Koreatown here in LA. It was really rustic and comforting with big chunks of onion, potato and carrot with spicy chicken.
What are your favorite Instant Pot recipes?