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The First 7 Things You Should Cook in Your Instant Pot

Your Instant Pot can do so much more than a regular pressure cooker, which might be a little overwhelming at first. No fear, here are seven dishes you can easily whip up in it.

There are so many recipe possibilities

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Your Instant Pot is packed with possibilities, so it can be overwhelming to choose what to whip up first! This multi-cooker combines the functions of a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice maker, and more so you can make comforting dishes without the hassle. Don’t know where to start with buying an Instant Pot like this one? Check out our guide and then get cooking these dishes below! Anxious to try out your Instant Pot before meal time? Try one of these non-food uses for your slow cooker.


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No matter the season, there’s something very satisfying about coming home to a warm bowl of soup. This hearty potato soup is perfect for a cold night in, and this Italian sausage and kale soup will definitely impress your guests. You can’t go wrong with soup no matter how you cook it, but something about doing these in the Instant Pot makes them just right. Don’t miss these 11 Instant Pot secrets you won’t find in the owner’s manual

Roast chicken

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You can throw a whole chicken into your Instant Pot to keep you and your loved ones fed and full all week long. Or, try chicken thighs and other cuts that typically take a long time to roast. This dish will definitely impress guests, especially when you tell them you made this hands-off version in your Instant Pot—no oven roasting required. And did you know, you can even cook frozen chicken in your Instant Pot when you’re really crunched for time?

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