I am a kitchen gadget geek. Nine times out of ten, I get the gadget, use it once, and then into the kitchen gadget graveyard it goes! But there are a handful of things I bought because they looked cool and use ALL OF THE TIME. A mandoline, for one. A good garlic press. Citrus juicers of various sizes, and an egg poaching pan. But my number one best kitchen small appliance is my Instant Pot. I’ve always been fascinated with pressure cooking. But having a glass cook top and a healthy fear of exploding pots kept me away. The Instant Pot takes the fear out of pressure cooking, and makes my life immeasurably easier. If you have one, these 23 Instant Pot Recipes are must-tries. If you don’t have one, well, what are you waiting for?!

You can make almost anything in your Instant Pot. It’s a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, and yogurt maker, and more. It even sautes! These 23 Instant Pot recipes are a great collection of all the different kinds of meals, sauces, sides, and desserts you’ll be cranking out of the kitchen.

Instant Pot Meals

1. First up, one of my favorite Instant Pot recipes of all time: bone broth!

Another one down! Owen woke up with a sore throat so I knew he was struck down with whatever virus Ollie and I caught earlier this week. As soon as he told me he felt icky, I threw together my standard hearty veggie soup for everyone’s breakfast. I don’t have a set recipe, but here’s how I made today’s version: # INGREDIENTS (serves 4): 2 small russet potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes 2 large carrots, cut into coins, 1 large shallot, thinly sliced 5 garlic cloves, minced 3 dried shiitake mushrooms, rinsed 1 small Napa cabbage, sliced 2 handfuls leftover cooked protein (I had cooked pork shoulder) 5 cups bone broth Red Boat fish sauce, to taste Diamond Crystal kosher salt Scallions, thinly sliced (optional) # METHOD: Dump the everything except the salt and scallions into the metal insert of your Instant Pot. The amount of fish sauce depends on the saltiness of the broth. I always add a few dashes to start because my broth is normally unsalted or lightly seasoned. # Give everything a stir and then set the Instant Pot to cook for 3 minutes under high pressure (if your carrots and potatoes are larger, add more time). # When the soup is done cooking, release pressure manually. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and fish sauce. # Ladle up in bowls and sprinkle on the scallions! # #instantpot #whole30 #nomnompaleo #whole30recipes http://nom.gy/IPDeals

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I swear by Nom Nom Paleo’s Instant Pot bone broth recipe. It’s beyond easy, and the resulting broth is so incredibly versatile. I make at least once batch a week for drinking and to use in soups and anything else that calls for broth. You can use any bones you want, but I’ve found that chicken feet and pork bones have just the right balance of flavor, fat, and tons of gelatin.