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want a crust for your Instant Pot cheesecake that doesn’t need an oven? During the summer we try really hard to NEVER turn on the oven.. and that’s where this No Bake Pecan Crust shines!

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Chicken Parmesan – Instant pot conversion

Chicken Parmesan Instant Pot Conversion Recipe


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Chicken Parmesan - Instant Pot Conversion
In our continued effort to convert all of our favorite recipes to be made in our magic Instant Pot we have Chicken Parmesan Instant pot version
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  1. Set IP to saute Throw in chopped onion and mushrooms. Saute until onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender.
  2. Meanwhile take flour, garlic powder, basil, oregano, and parsley and mix in a gallon size baggie! ( can you tell I hate dishes? but you can always do this in a shallow dish too.)
  3. place the chicken into the baggie and gently shake until chicken is coated.
  4. Now here is where I would like to tell you to just brown the chicken in the Instant Pot.. however when I try to do this, it never ends well.. the coating sticks to the bottom and then begins to burn... I find it's just easier to get a frying pan out and brown the chicken a couple minutes each side.
  5. While chicken is browning on the stove you can start adding the parmesan cheese, crushed garlic, marinara sauce, chicken broth, and red wine to the IP. Mix it up and add just a pinch of pepper and salt, remember you can always add more later.
  6. transfer the chicken to the IP and cover it with the sauce.
  7. secure the lid and make sure the valve is set to seal. Set to manual for 11 minutes. While this comes to pressure (took about 10 minutes) and cooks, you can prepare some noodles and bread.. or whatever you want to serve with it.
  8. When cooking is done, let it Naturally Pressure Release (NPR) for 5 - 10 minutes. Smother it in mozzarella cheese and more Parmesan before serving. Serve with Pasta and bread!
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Instant Pot Smothered Beef Burritos

Instant Pot Smothered Beef Burritos

Enjoy instant pot smothered beef burritos

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This is one of our favorite crock pot dinners converted for the beloved Instant Pot! And I'm so excited that now this meal is ready in under 30 minutes!!!!!! If you like "wet" burritos you will love this meal!
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  1. turn your Instant Pot on to Saute and allow to heat up a minute. Add Oil and swish around, add meat. Allow the meat to brown, stirring frequently to brown all sides. Be sure to scrape up any bits on the bottom of the pot.
  2. Add bullion and enchilada sauce, stir and secure the lid Make sure the valve is set to seal and press pressure cook Adjust time to 12 minutes. This came to pressure in under 10 minutes because the pot is already hot.
  3. Let the meat Naturally Pressure Release for 5-10 minutes. Then release the remaining pressure manually.
  4. Meanwhile, heat up the refried beans (using the microwave or a saucepan on the stove top.)
  5. Place Tortillas on your plates ( I like deep dish plates for all that yummy sauce) Spoon some beans on each tortilla and a spoonful of meat roll up the tortilla.
  6. Pour sauce over the top and sprinkle with cheese. ( If you are making this right away the cheese will melt but if not, you can stick this under the broiler for a minute or two) We love to finish this off with a dollop of sour cream and dip tortilla chips in the sauce!
    Enchilada sauce burritos
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We hope you enjoy this conversion of an old favorite to the amazing Instant pot. If you are new to the Instant Pot please search here on Love and Scribbles for some tips, tricks and learn why we love it so very much! 🙂

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Instant Pot Sausage and Ravioli

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  1. saute the sausage in the instant pot until brown.
  2. add the rest of the ingredients to the sausage. close lid, set valve to seal. select manual (high pressure) for 6 minutes
  3. ( This recipe does take a little while to come to pressure... i would say it was probably close to 20 minutes)
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Applesauce in the Instant pot

Applesauce in the Instant Pot!

Applesauce could not be easier using the Instant Pot and it is soooo delicious!


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First off we are blessed to live close to a lot of great Apple Orchards. The Apple Hill Growers are an annual family outing for us. And we always bring home our favorites, This year we grabbed Apple pie (to be baked later), Apple Cider, and a box of apples!

And then made our Applesauce in the Instant Pot!

I started by peeling all of the apples.

If you don’t mind the skin you should totally skip this step!! This step was definitely the most work, but since my little guy will be eating it I decided it was necessary!

Then just a quick ruff chop and throw them in the pot! chopped apples

I had a lemon so I squeezed some juice to preserve color and brighten flavors..(this is especially helpful if you have to stop in the midst of making this, to attend to two hyper boys and a fussy babe)

Add 1/4 – 1/2 cup water

and your favorite seasonings.

Applesauce is awesome because you can really add any flavors, seasonings you want to.

Want to pack in as much health benefits as possible? Here’s some easy ideas.

Butter (healthy fats)

Pink Salt ( trace minerals)

Cinnamon

cloves

nutmeg

Local Honey (great for seasonal allergies) ** Not appropriate for little guys under a year though.

instant pot seasoned applesauce

place lid on and seal.

Set on Manual for 3 minutes!   The Pot will come to pressure then cook for 3 minutes. Let it natural release completely. Turn off the pot, so it doesn’t stay on keep warm.  (depending on how many apples you do at a time, this will take about 15-20 minutes) Walk away and let it cool off.

Then my other favorite kitchen appliance comes in super handy. If you have an immersion blender you can blend the apples up right in the pot!

immersion blender in the instant pot

They aren’t very expensive so grab one on amazon before you make your first batch of applesauce.

You can store your applesauce however you want. Usually I put some in a mason jar for my bigger guys. home made applesauce

And my awesome squeeze station pouches for the baby ( I freeze most of these)

And there’s always the old standby ice-cube trays for the freezer, This is perfect for applesauce because I love to add applesauce to baby’s meal if what I have fresh for him needs a little more! 🙂

Either way, it is yummy and just wonderful! I have discovered I enjoy applesauce best when it’s still warm so don’t forget to pour yourself a nice helping while you put the rest away! 🙂

Happy Instant Pot to you all!

Deanna Grace

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My favorite fall home made snack or side! Applesauce is just a cozy delicious treat and it's easier than ever in the Instant Pot.
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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  1. Peal apples (if desired) and chop.
  2. Place apples, water, and seasoning in the Instant pot.
  3. Seal lid and set on Manual (High Pressure) 3 minutes. And that's it!
  4. Once it's done cooking, turn the IP off and let it natural realease until the pin drops and you can open the lid. ( Or whenever you get back to it. )
  5. Blend until as smooth as you like it. The immersion blender is awesome for this. But if you don't have one you can transfer the apples to a blender and blend that way. Be careful if the apples are still hot.
  6. You can add so many things to applesauce. try: Nutmeg or cloves Butter (for healthy fats) Local Honey (great for seasonal allergies) Not appropriate for babies less than a year though. a pinch of Pink Salt ( for minerals)
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Peas in the instant pot

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I'm enjoying using the Instant Pot for all of our baby food! Here's just a sample of what I've been doing for David's veggies. You could use this method for most veggies (add a minute to the IP if it's a tougher vegetable like broccoli)
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  1. Throw the peas into the Instant Pot I added half a cup of our home - made whey for added nutriton and digestive help. But you can use any kind of liquid you want ( bone broth would be great too!)
  2. Close lid, set valve to seal. Select Manual/Pressure Cook, adjust down to 0. Pot will come to pressure then shot off. Quick Release to stop cooking.
  3. I transfered all of this into my Ninja Blender and pureed it,Then put into ice cube trays for the freezer!
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For even more awesome veggies in the instant pot check out this post--

http://www.loveandscribbles.com/calling-veggies-instant-pot-recipes-brussels-corn-peas/

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Corn in the Instant pot

Corn on the cob – Instant pot version

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Corn in the Instant pot
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  1. Husk all the ears of corn.
  2. Add 1 cup of water and the trivet to the instant pot. Throw the corn on top of the trivet to keep out of the water.
  3. place lid on and set valve to seal. Select Manual and adjust to 2 minutes. Quick release when pot is done!
  4. smother with melted butter and any seasoning you like!
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Garlic Butter and Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Instant Pot Version

Garlic Butter and Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Instant Pot Version

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Calling all the Veggies, “get in my Instant Pot!!!” 🙂

Steaming veggies in our “magic” pot is super simple!


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Although it may be easy, I know all things Instant Pot were nerve-racking and intimidating for all of us at one time. So, I thought I would just quickly explain how I do it and of course you should try it and find exactly how you like it!

 

For most vegetables I would cook them in the Instant pot on the manual setting (high pressure) for 0 minutes! Yep! zero minutes! This means that it will come to pressure and then immediately be done. And always do a quick release to stop the cooking right away!  The only time I have it in the pot for any longer, is if it’s a little tougher veggie, but even then it’s usually just 1 or 2 minutes!

I’ll give a couple of examples:

First up let me show you these delicious, amazing brussels sprouts (No, I’m not even joking, they are my new favorite veggie)

Brussels sprouts

I adapted this to start in the Instant Pot and then finish in a pan (but actually you could saute in the pot, not sure why I didn’t think about that until now). The original recipe comes from my beautiful friend Tiffani Swain.

 

There are a few ways to put your veggies in the pot.

1. Straight in the pot with the water.

2. On the trivet or in a steamer basket .

3. In a bowl with the water on top of the trivet. This is called Pot in pot (pip) cooking. If you don’t have a steamer basket this is a great option to easily remove all the sprouts after cooking.

Whichever way you choose, you’ll just need a cup of water and the brussel sprouts.

Trim off the ends and if they are pretty big, cut them in half. Brussels in the IP

 

 

 

 

Close the lid and seal. Set for 1 minute and you’ll be ready in no time.

 

You’ll need Garlic, Butter, salt and pepper, and Parmesan cheese to finish these beautiful veggies.  Salt and pepper box

Have I posted about my awesome salt and pepper box?? I’m not joking when I say this is the first thing I bought for the new kitchen project. I had it sitting on my wish list for a while and as soon as we finished setting a budget and planning, I ordered it from amazon! 🙂 It’s my favorite and you can get one here!

 

Melt the butter and saute the garlic until fragrant. Add the steamed brussels to the pan and saute for several minutes, stirring frequently. Once done (I usually like a little crispy edges from the saute, but if in a hurry I just take them off after they are completely coated in the yummy butter. delish either way!) sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

 

we really do love these Garlic Butter and Parmesan Brussel Sprouts Instant Pot Version.

 

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Even if you think you don't love Brussel Sprouts give this recipe a chance and it might surprise you! Adapted from an original recipe from the kitchen of Tiffani Swain
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  1. Prep the Brussel Sprouts by simply chopping the root end off. Cut the bigger ones in half for more even cooking.
  2. Place 1 cup of water into bottom of IP. Put brussel sprouts in the Instant Pot , I like to use a steamer basket best. (see note above for a few other ideas of what to steam your sprouts in)
  3. Close lid, set valve to seal. Select Manual for 1 minutes. (quick release when finished)
  4. To make the garlic butter you can use a small frying pan on the stove or just use the saute' function on your instant pot once they are done cooking. just simply remove them, dump water out Melt the butter Saute the garlic until fragrant 1-2 minutes add the brussel sprouts, add a dash of salt and pepper Saute in the butter for a few minutes, tossing to coat them well! transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
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Instant Pot Greek Yogurt

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Seriously! It's Easy and delish! So don't be scared, give it a try!
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  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
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  • 1 Gallon Milk I usually do full fat Vitamin D milk because I like the thickness (but really you could use any)
  • 2 TBSP Greek Yogurt Plain with Milk and Live Cultures being the only ingredients.
  • optinal: Vanilla for flavoring the whole batch.
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  1. Starting with a clean Instant pot. (you can sanitize it by adding water and pushing the steam button, set for 5 minutes then quick release. if you want) Making sure to switch out your ring to your designated yogurt seal ring!
  2. Pour milk into the cold pressure cooker liner. secure lid (or use a glass lid). Push Yogurt button and ADJUST until it says "boil". A few times during this stage, take lid off and stir milk with a whisk. The boil cycle will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
  3. When IP beeps, open lid, whisk and then take temperature. You are looking for a temp of 180. If it hasn't reached that after a round on the boil setting, you can set it to saute and stir, taking temp frequently until you have reached 180.
  4. Once milk is 180. remove the liner and place in a cold water/ice bath. Usually just the sink filled a bit works just fine. Cool milk down to about 95-110 degrees, whisking often.
  5. At this point you want to temper the starter by scooping out some of the warm milk and mix in the yogurt starter. then return that milk/starter mixture to the pot and mix well!
  6. Dry the outside of the liner and place back into the pot. cover with lid or even a glass lid. Press Yogurt button. The display should say 8:00, just adjust it if it says something else. Making sure the display says "normal" (you can also incubate this for a shorter time if you are wanting less tart yogurt in the end. or longer if you really like the tartness. I find 8 hours to be perfect!)
  7. After 8 hours in the pot Incubating. remove the liner, cover and refrigerate, anywhere from 6-8 hours. You want to leave it undisturbed at this point.. so DON'T stir it up.
  8. Technically at this step you now have yogurt!! If you want GREEK yogurt you need to use a yogurt strainer to strain the yogurt in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours more. The whey that drains from the yogurt should be clear or nearly so. something like the Euro strainer or the small mesh Rice strainers I found work perfectly.
  9. This is when I like to put yogurt into our individual jars and add the flavorings. Usually putting fruit in the bottom of the jars and then filling the jars up with the yogurt. For the kids and husband i add a bit of honey too! yum!
  10. Don't forget to reserve 2 TBSP of the plain yogurt for a starter for your next batch!
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Easy Instant pot chicken for lunch

Easy Instant pot chicken for lunch

 

 

Instant pot for lunch?

Yes! I can make chicken (from the freezer) in minutes and tada delicious lunch is happening for this momma!!


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Everyone knows by now how much I love the instant pot.

 

I really enjoy using the instant pot to help me stay on track at lunch time!

An easy way to make sure I get my protein in the middle of the day is by cooking chicken.

cooking in the Instant pot means you don’t have to thaw it!!!!!!

So, usually I just throw one frozen boneless chicken breast or boneless thigh in the pot and season it however I’m feeling that day.

 

My current Favorite seasonings are:

Cumin, chili powder, onion powder, and cyan pepper – if I want to make a something like a taco salad or just a little black beans.

Garlic, salt, pepper is my go to when I just want to have some veggies or a salad.

Celery Salt, olive oil and pepper is yummy too!

Really the options are endless

 

Cooking this in the instant pot couldn’t be easier!

Just grab some chicken out of the freezer and throw it in! I like to use the metal trivet that came with my pot. To me, it seems like the chicken is a better texture when it isn’t sitting in the water/juices. Also with just a little bit of chicken like this, I find it doesn’t need that much liquid to pressure cook. Chicken produces quite a bit of it’s of its own juices (yum chicken broth) and less water makes it come to pressure faster!! So I only put about 1/2 a cup into the bottom of the pot.

 

I set the pot for 15 minutes (high pressure) and make sure it is set to seal. And that’s all I have to do!!!!

Usually I set this and then start the boys lunches! By the time I’ve got them sitting and eating, my lunch is done and I get to eat too!!! yay!

 

 

Last week I had sweet potatoes! So, I seasoned my chicken as usual and threw the sweet potato in the pot along with it. I set it to the usual 15 minutes and it was seriously perfect!!!

 

Happy Instant Pot-ing to you all!

 

 

 

Check out these other instant pot related posts:

seriously easy instant pot yogurt

cook once for the whole month

Instant Pot craze

 

 


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Instant Pot Chicken
Perfect for a quick easy lunch for 1 or 2! Really you can serve this to the whole family if you want!
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  1. Place 1/2 cup of water in the bottom of the Instant pot. Place Trivet in the instant pot.
  2. Add chicken straight from the freezer. Set lid and check the valve is on seal. Set Instant pot to 15 minutes (high pressure) If you are doing more than one piece of chicken at a time or maybe a particularly big piece of chicken I would set it to 20 minutes.
  3. optional: You can toss a sweet potato in at the same time! Just pierce it a couple times with a fork and throw it on the trivet next to the chicken before starting it!
    easy chicken and sweet potato lunch
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