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Deliciously Simple Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp

Have I mentioned lately how much I adore my Instant Pot? Oh my gosh, I’m in love with this thing! I recently made Bang Bang Shrimp for dinner and these kids licked their plates clean! 

Ingredients:
1 bag frozen shrimp, thawed
16oz spaghetti noodles, broken in half
4.5 cups of water
1 tsp vegetable oil
1 tsp salt
3 tsp minced garlic
3/4 cup mayo
3/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
1/4 cup lime juice

Directions:
1. Place dry spaghetti in bottom of Instant Pot and add garlic, salt, oil, and water.
2. Seal lid and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
3. When done, turn off Instant Pot and use quick release.
4. In bowl, combine mayo, chili sauce, and lime juice until smooth.
5. Pour mixture over noodles and add shrimp; mix well.
6. Set Instant Pot to saute and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce and shrimp are heated through.

*I used frozen XS shrimp because it’s what I had on hand. You can use raw shrimp or any other size if you’d rather. Just be sure if you use raw shrimp that you saute for long enough to cook them all the way through. Salmonella is not your friend.

This dinner has been requested approximately 11 billion times since I made it. Every single person loved it! I’m definitely adding this to our regular dinner rotation!

Instant Pot Bang Bang Shrimp
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Ingredients
  1. 1 bag frozen shrimp, thawed
  2. 16oz spaghetti noodles, broken in half
  3. 4.5 cups of water
  4. 1 tsp vegetable oil
  5. 1 tsp salt
  6. 3 tsp minced garlic
  7. 3/4 cup mayo
  8. 3/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  9. 1/4 cup lime juice
Instructions
  1. Place dry spaghetti in bottom of Instant Pot and add garlic, salt, oil, and water.
  2. Seal lid and cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  3. When done, turn off Instant Pot and use quick release.
  4. In bowl, combine mayo, chili sauce, and lime juice until smooth.
  5. Pour mixture over noodles and add shrimp; mix well.
  6. Set Instant Pot to saute and cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently, until sauce and shrimp are heated through
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Easy Instant Pot Orange Chicken

I mentioned recently that I bought an Instant Pot. I love this thing! I don’t know why I waited so long. I’ve been collecting recipes on Pinterest that I want to try. I found a version of this one but I tweaked it to fit our family’s tastes and needs. It came out delicious and it was so easy! Seriously, this was the second thing I made in the Instant Pot and it came out perfectly. 

 

Ingredients:
1-2 lbs chicken tenders cut into bite size pieces
1 cup BBQ sauce
2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 cup orange juice
4-6 tsp cornstarch
1 jar orange marmalade

Directions:
1. Put chicken, bbq sauce, soy sauce, and orange juice in bottom of Instant Pot.
2. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
3. When done, turn Instant Pot off and use quick release to vent.
4. Combine 1 cup of BBQ liquid with cornstarch until smooth and stir back into Instant Pot.
5. Add marmalade and stir.
6. Turn Instant Pot to saute and set for 6 minutes, stirring often until sauce thickens.
7. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
8. Serve with steamed broccoli over rice.

I highly recommend this dinner! It’s definitely being added to our regular dinner rotation! I love any meal that can be on the table in less than 15 minutes!

Instant Pot Orange Chicken
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Ingredients
  1. 1-2 lbs chicken tenders cut into bite size pieces
  2. 1 cup BBQ sauce
  3. 2 Tbsp soy sauce
  4. 1 cup orange juice
  5. 4-6 tsp cornstarch
  6. 1 jar orange marmalade
Instructions
  1. Put chicken, bbq sauce, soy sauce, and orange juice in bottom of Instant Pot.
  2. Cook on manual high pressure for 4 minutes.
  3. When done, turn Instant Pot off and use quick release to vent.
  4. Combine 1 cup of BBQ liquid with cornstarch until smooth and stir back into Instant Pot.
  5. Add marmalade and stir.
  6. Turn Instant Pot to saute and set for 6 minutes, stirring often until sauce thickens.
  7. Allow to sit for 5 minutes before serving.
  8. Serve with steamed broccoli over rice.
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Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders

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I’ve been searching for some easy slider recipes for Spring. I’m tired of all my winter recipes and I’m looking so forward to pulling out some Spring pasta salads and sliders! I gave this one a try last week and it was delicious! I’ll definitely be making this again. 

Ingredients:
1 pkg slider rolls
20 slices turkey deli meat
6 slices provolone cheese
4 Tbsp ranch dressing
1 pkg bacon, cooked

Directions:
1. Slice top half of rolls off and lay bottom half in baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
2. Spread ranch dressing on top.
3. Break bacon pieces in half and lay on top of ranch dressing.
4. Layer turkey over bacon.
5. Top with cheese slices.
6. Cover with top half of slider rolls.
7. Spread thin layer of margarine on top of rolls and sprinkle with garlic granules.
8. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

So good, y’all! The kids ate every bite and I made TWO pans! Matt was mad that he didn’t have any to take to work the next day. I used the fully cooked microwavable bacon because I was short on time and it was the perfect amount of crispiness. 

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Fiesta Chicken Pasta Salad

My family loves pasta salads, for many reasons. I love that I can prepare it early in the day and chill it until dinner. The kids love that it usually means Spring is right around the corner when I start making pasta salads. Matt loves that there is always enough leftovers for lunch the next day. I made it a goal for March to find some new pasta salad recipes to try and this one was at the top of my list. It was really good- lots of flavoring and good veggie combinations. I used spicy salsa for an extra kick and I’m glad I did!

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Ingredients:
1 box favorite pasta, cooked
1-2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
1 pkt taco seasoning
1 can black beans, drained
1 can whole kernel corn, drained
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup chopped peppers
1 cup cubed cheese
16 oz sour cream
1 jar salsa

Directions:
1. Combine first 8 ingredients in large serving bowl.
2. Mix sour cream and salsa together in small bowl.
3. Pour salsa mix over pasta salad; stir to combine.
4. Chill at least an hour before serving.

I will definitely be making this one again. It would also be a great side dish if you left out the chicken! I enjoy some vegetarian pasta salads every once in awhile but Matt does not believe it’s a true meal without meat. Such a carnivore. Ha. 

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Crockpot Pesto Mozzarella Chicken Pasta

We are a pasta loving family. Pasta is one of the few things I can make that I know every single person in this house will eat without complaint. I really should just do a steady rotation of pasta and different sauces and save myself a lot of meal planning time. Ha! This dinner is one of our favorites. It’s easy, fast, and cheap. And the kids love it so much! I double this recipe sometimes so we can have enough for all the kids to take for lunch the next day.

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Ingredients:
2 frozen chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 cup pesto sauce
1/4 cup butter or margarine
3 Tbsp lemon juice
1 box pasta noodles
1/2 cup parmesan cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:
1. Add chicken to crockpot and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
2. Pour pesto sauce over top.
3. Add lemon juice.
4. Cut butter into slices and lay over top.
5. Cook on High for 4 hours.
6. Shred chicken, add cooked noodles and Parmesan cheese; stir.
7. Top with mozzarella cheese.
8. Continue cooking until cheese melts.

This is definitely one of those recipes that I could make every week and nobody in my house would complain! I love pasta recipes that I can throw together and make everyone happy. 

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