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Amazing Instant Pot Honey Sesame Chicken

This is hands down one of our most favorite meals I’ve made with the Instant Pot. Every single person in my house ate it and several who shall remain nameless actually licked their plates clean. It’s that good!

3 chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 water
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
3 tsp cornstarch

1. Place chicken in bottom of instant pot.
2. In small bowl, combine honey, ketchup, soy sauce, sesame oil, and garlic.
3. Pour over chicken.
4. Add water and stir to combine.
5. Seal lid and set to manual high pressure for 6 minutes.
6. When done use quick release.
7. Dissolve cornstarch in 1/3 cup of liquid from Instant Pot and pour back in, stirring on saute function for 5 minutes.
8. Serve with broccoli and rice.

Oh my gosh, y’all. This is sooooo good! It’s got amazing flavor and the chicken came out so tender and juicy. I’ve added it to our regular meal rotation because the kids love it so much!

Delicious Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

My kids love pizza. They love it a lot. But I can’t just make pizza every night. So when I tossed together this Pizza pasta in the Instant Pot I was crossing my fingers they would consider it an acceptable replacement for frozen pizza. Guess what? They did! They loved it, ate every bite, asked for second helpings, and immediately asked me to make it again! Hashtag winning.

1 lb sausage
8oz pizza sauce
16oz spaghetti sauce
28oz water
2 cups shredded mozzarella
1 lb penne pasta
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 bag sliced pepperoni
1 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp butter

1. Melt butter in Instant Pot on saute function and add sausage, garlic, and Italian seasoning; saute until sausage is cooked.
2. Add pizza sauce and spaghetti sauce; stir.
3. Pour pasta over top and add water.
4. Seal lid and set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
5. When done use quick release.
6. Add half the cheese and pepperoni; stir to combine.
7. Top with remaining cheese and pepperoni; allow to melt.

This one is a staple in my dinner rotation now because they loved it so much! And I love that I can sneak extra veggies in there too without them noticing. I’ve added diced onions, sliced mushrooms, diced tomatoes…..anything you like on pizza you can toss into this dish!

Easy Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs

I have found so many amazing recipes to make for the Instant Pot. This is one of our favorites. I tweaked it a little bit and changed some ingredients based on our personal tastes and it was delicious! Definitely a favorite!

1 can beef broth
1 cup milk
3 cans cream of mushroom soup
1.5 cups water
16oz egg noodles
1 pkg frozen meatballs
1 cup sour cream

1. Combine beef broth, milk, mushroom soup, and water in Instant Pot.
2. Add meatballs.
3. Add noodles.
4. Seal lid and set to manual high pressure for 8 minutes.
5. Use quick release and stir in sour cream.

My kids ate every single bite! They loved it and they’ve asked me to make it every single week. Definitely a keeper!

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Pasta

I love chicken parmesan but my kids will only eat it if I make it into a pasta dish. Picky little things. Luckily I also love pasta so this dish is the best of both worlds. And it’s so so easy to make in the Instant Pot!

3 chicken breasts, fresh or thawed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 Tbsp Italian seasoning
3 cups water, divided
16oz penne pasta
2 jars (24oz each) pasta sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

1. Lay chicken breasts in bottom of Instant Pot.
2. Add 2 cups water, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, and Italian Seasoning.
3. Seal lid and set on manual high pressure for 12 minutes.
4. When done, allow to natural release for 5 minutes and then quick release.
5. Remove chicken and cut into bite size pieces.
6. Stir back into IP and pour pasta over top; stir.
7. Pour pasta sauce over top and add 1 cup of water.
8. Seal lid and set on manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
9. When done use quick release and stir in cheeses.

The chicken was so tender and moist and the whole dish was full of flavor. We didn’t even have any leftovers- everyone loved it and went back for seconds….and thirds! I’ve added this one to our regular dinner rotation!

Amazing Instant Pot Shrimp Lo Mein

My kids are addicted to Chinese Shrimp Lo Mein. They love it and would literally eat it every single night if I let them. Unfortunately they also eat a lot and we would be homeless if I indulged their love of Lo Mein as often as they would like. So I had to find a way to make it at home. I tried probably 10 different recipes and finally created this one with bits and pieces of all of them. It’s a winner! My kids love it! They even ate the vegetables with no complaints. 

1 bag frozen shrimp
2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 Tbsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 cups beef broth
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp soy sauce
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 box Lo Mein noodles
2 cans sliced mushrooms
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup snow peas
1 can water chestnuts
1 can baby corn

1. Combine sesame oil, minced garlic, vinegar, beef broth, lemon juice, soy sauce, and brown sugar in Instant Pot.
2. Add shrimp.
3. Layer noodles over top.
4. Add mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, water chestnuts, and baby corn.
5. Seal lid and set to manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
6. Use quick release and stir.

It really tastes just like Chinese Lo Mein take out. I’m going to try it with chicken next time and see if the kids love that as much as the shrimp. This is definitely a recipe that’s on my regular menu plan now!