Over the past few years, the instant pot has definitely earned its title as one of the most versatile small kitchen appliances.
Over the past few years, the instant pot has definitely earned its title as one of the most versatile small kitchen appliances. Whether you’re whipping up appetizers or putting together a meal for the whole family, this multi-cooker makes the job that much easier by offering a one-pot, easy clean-up solution.
With an instant pot, you can truly toss in your favorite ingredients, set it and go, making it the perfect appliance for every cook in the kitchen. So, whether you’re a pro chef or are just starting out, check out some of our favorite pork-based recipes for your next meal.
Italian White Bean and Sweet Italian Sausage Soup
Looking to keep the cold weather at bay or are in need of some warm, filling dinner ideas? This Italian White Bean and Sweet Italian Sausage Soup will do just the trick.
For this recipe, you’ll want to shop beforehand just to make sure you have a Spanish onion, chicken stock and a can of cannellini beans on hand. Otherwise, all you’ll need are some kitchen staples and a pack of ground Italian sausage. We know “sweet” is in the recipe name, but we promise you can use either Sweet or Hot sausage here — the choice is entirely up to you.
Once you’ve sautéed your veggies and browned your pork in the instant pot, all that’s left is to add the remainder of your ingredients, cover with a lid and set your pressure cooker. Voilà! After just 10 minutes of prep work and 25 minutes of cooking in your instant pot, you’ll be left with four savory fillings of a soup the whole family is sure to enjoy. Or, keep it all to yourself — we won’t tell.
Baked Parmesan Grits with Tuscan Herb Pulled Pork
If you’re tired of the same-old cereal or eggs for breakfast, this is the perfect recipe for you. Although these Baked Parmesan Grits with Tuscan Herb Pulled Pork require a bit more hands-on work, once you’ve sauteed your Tuscan Herb pork roast directly in your instant pot, half the work is already done.
As the pork cooks, boil some water and add your grits, stirring for about five to eight minutes. Once that’s finished, all that’s left is to add the remainder of your ingredients including eggs, cheese and fresh basil, and then bake for 30 minutes. Top with your shredded roast and some extra cheese and serve with a side of greens for a complete meal.
Whether you’re opting to do breakfast for dinner or just simply breakfast for breakfast, these grits will be the star of the show. Just keep in mind that they do require 90 minutes of cooking time, so you may be looking at more of a brunch situation if you plan to cook it in the morning.
Experiment with your instant pot
The fun of this multi-cooker is that there’s truly no limit to the recipes you can make with it. Once you’ve gotten comfortable with your family’s favorite meals, the low-mess, no-stress nature of the instant pot makes it that much easier to try out new ideas.