Setting down for a delicious dinner at least once a week is so important and a great tradition to start. These 40 Instant Pot Sunday Dinners will save you tons of time and you will have an incredible meal that you can all enjoy.
Cooking food in my Instant Pot is always a game-changer. Not only does it save me time, but the flavors of the food are so terrific.
Families are busier than ever and many of us crave that old-fashioned Sunday Dinner, yet soccer games, weekend swim meets and travel leagues causes us to miss out.
Using the Instant Pot allows us to have those Sunday Dinners again as they can be made in under an hour.
Other than the fact that we love the flavor of pressure cooker recipes, there are some other advantages too. I wanted to point out some of them in case you have been on the fence. It’s worth taking the plunge and creating some fabulous food.
- Food is more nutritious. When you cook vegetables by boiling or steaming them, they tend to lose some of their nutrients. There isn’t much that can be done to prevent it. However, if you cook vegetables in the Instant Pot most of the nutrients are retained.
- Cooking in the Instant Pot is convenient. Place it on your countertop, add the ingredients and let it do all the hard work. All you have to do is wait for your meal to be ready to devour.
- It makes meats super tender and juicy. Because of the way that the Instant Pot uses pressure to cook, it results in meats becoming fall-apart tender.
- You can cook all sorts of foods in your pressure cooker. Desserts, yogurt, sautéed food, meats, stews, and soups are a few things you can make in this fantastic kitchen gadget.
📚 User Manual
As with all of our IP recipe posts, I want to include the link to the IP manuals so if you have any specific questions on your version, you can check them out here. These manuals even give you the directions if you lost your IP Air Fryer lid-it’s all there for you!
👩🍳 Free Printable Cooking Time Sheets
If you are new to the Instant Pot or a seasoned pro, you might benefit from this printable Instant Pot cooking timesheets. This is a guide to help you know how long to cook some of the most popular foods.
📌 Instant Pot Mistakes Not To Make
- Don’t forget to put the silicone ring back into the lid before pressure cooking.
- Don’t add in milk or heavy cream. It risks curdling.
- Quick releasing roast and larger cuts of meat may leave your meat tough, and un-appetizing. Let the pressure come down naturally.
- Don’t overfill the Instant Pot. There is a max fill line on the side, make sure to never overfill.
- Don’t forget to deglaze the bottom of the pan if you have stuck on food, or it will cause a burn notice.
- Lastly, don’t be afraid! Take the Instant Pot out of the box and get to cooking!
🥩 Frequently Asked Questions
An Instant Pot is a multi-purpose kitchen accessory. This pressure cooker can serve as a slow cooker, a rice cooker, pressure cook dinners, make homemade yogurt, and more.
If you are looking to invest in a new kitchen accessory, the Instant Pot is top of the list.
Rice, dry beans, roasts…the list goes on and on. You will find tons of incredible recipes as listed above for you to consider making.
One of the biggest perks of the electric pressure cooker is you can put fully frozen meat in and it cooks it perfectly. From frozen ground beef, frozen chicken, and of course a frozen roast.
To me the Instant Pot is worth it. It is a fast and easy way to cook food with a hands-off approach similar to a slow cooker. It is not a full replacement to a stove and oven by any means. But it is a great addition to cooking food.
Just like any form of cooking, you can overcook meat. The key is to follow the directions and use your best judgement in terms of cooking.