I’m going to keep this one short and to the point: The Essential Instant Pot Cookbook by Coco Morante is really a good, all-around cookbook for those with an Instant Pot or hoping to learn how to use one.
After having spent time time with some cookbooks that involved some more complex instructions and rarefied ingredient lists–as much as I enjoyed them!–it was quite nice to jump into this cookbook. Accessible with tasty-sounding recipes, I had no problems finding things to add to my To Make list.
I work 12 hour days. On my days off, I love spending time in the kitchen, trying out recipes and experimenting. On days that I work? A girl still has to eat. The Instant Pot is a good solution to that particular problem. If you have your ingredients ready to go in the morning, you can have a hot meal ready to go in 20-45 minutes with much of that time being hands-off. Just get the IP going when you get home, walk the dog, and then you’re good to go when you get back!
My ‘To Make’ List
- Lemon-Poppy Seed Breakfast Cake
- Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche
- Brown Butter Steel-Cut Oatmeal
- Risotto with Lemon and Peas
- Leek and Potato Soup
- Beef Shank and Barley Soup
- Ropa Vieja
- Braised Brisket with Onion Gravy
- Pulled Pork Adobo
- Pork Loin with Balsamic and Caramelized Onions
- Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage
- Sicilian-Style Chard with Raisins and Pine Nuts
- Kale with Apple and Onion
- Lemon-Honey Poached Pears with Whipped Greek Yogurt
- Meyer Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake
- New York Cheesecake
- Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote
- 30-Minute Caramelized Onions