Summer Instant Pot Recipes for Lazy (Yet Tasty) Meals

Kristen Bousquet
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Thanks to technology, I’ve grown very accustomed to the convenience of instant gratification. With the simple touch of a button—and a solid Wi-Fi connection—I can listen to any song, answer any question, and reach any of my friends and family. But food, well, that takes longer.

Sure, the Internet connects me with meal delivery services like Seamless and Postmates. (Plus, I can now order pizza online instead of calling up the restaurant every time I want a slice.) But it usually takes an hour for a meal to arrive. Since cooking at home usually takes just as long, I’m stuck waiting an hour to satiate my hanger every time it strikes.

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Enter: the Instant Pot, a machine that looks a lot like a slow-cooker—but isn’t slow at all. This baby can whip up a meal in less time than it takes you to place a delivery order online; you can cook vegetables in five minutes, and meats in 10 to 50 minutes.

What’s nice? Though it cooks food a lot faster than your standard slow-cooker, the Instant Pot doesn’t require that much work. You can still mindlessly toss your ingredients into the pot and step away from your kitchen until you hear that sweet, sweet “ding” letting you know your food is ready to go.

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If it wasn’t obvious, I’m thoroughly sold on the magic of this game-changing kitchen device. And if you’re not, might I invite you to scroll down and look our slideshow full of instant pot recipe inspiration? Surely after seeing some of the delicious things you can (quickly! conveniently!) make with an Instant Pot, you’ll consider giving it a try.

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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Clean Eating Instant Pot Summer Soup
STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | One Pot Cajun Sausage and Chicken Alfredo
STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Easy Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Wings
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Pressure Cooker Cajun Shrimp Sausage Boil
STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Baked Potato
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Santa Fe Chicken Burrito Bowls
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | The Best Instant Pot Peach Cobbler
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Kung Pao Chicken
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Banana French Toast Instant Pot
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Lo Mein
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya
STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | 3-Minute Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Honey Cinnamon Carrots
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu
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STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
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  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes for Lazy (Yet Tasty) Meals
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Oreo Cheesecake
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Fajitas
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Clean Eating Instant Pot Summer Soup
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | One Pot Cajun Sausage and Chicken Alfredo
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Easy Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Wings
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Pressure Cooker Cajun Shrimp Sausage Boil
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Baked Potato
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Sweet Garlic Chicken
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Chicken Taco Bowls
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Santa Fe Chicken Burrito Bowls
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | The Best Instant Pot Peach Cobbler
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Kung Pao Chicken
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Banana French Toast Instant Pot
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot French Dip Sandwich
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Lo Mein
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | 3-Minute Instant Pot Corn on the Cob
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Honey Cinnamon Carrots
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu
  • STYLECASTER | Summer Instant Pot Recipes | Instant Pot Stuffed Bell Peppers
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