We love the rewards of cooking at home: more time together with family, easy on the budget, that warm-and-cozy feeling in your home when a meal is bubbling on the stove, and being able to share traditions and those important life skills with the kids.
Plus, with recipes we haven’t tried, we get to learn new moves, too.
Even when you want to cook more meals at home, there are still those days when the idea of standing at the stove after a long day at work or wrangling the kids has you itching to call for carryout.
That’s why, if you have a goal of serving more home-cooked meals, you need a plan.
1. Check out these Instant Pot recipes. They feature the real-food flavors that you and your family love, and they’re each ready in under 30 minutes with some quick prep and a few minutes in your pressure cooker. Bookmark them or pin them on Pinterest for easy access.
2. Keep the ingredients for your favorite Instant Pot recipes on hand. No last-minute trips to the grocery store for you. Add the nonperishable ingredients from these recipes to your list for the next big grocery trip. That way, all you’ll need to grab on your weekly run to the store are the fresh add-ins.
3. Ask the fam to help. See if your partner or the kids can take care of any prep during your commute. That way, once you’re home, you can toss everything in the Instant Pot and get cooking.
4. These recipes make great leftovers. Keep in mind that cooking once to eat twice is a winning strategy to eating more home cooked meals.
These 9 recipes stand ready to help you make homemade meals, even when you don’t feel like cooking.
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese
What it is: This Instant Pot mac and cheese takes what everyone loves about this favorite comfort food—the perfect chew, creamy cheese, and the ideal canvas for any original pasta masterpiece—and makes it super quick and easy for a weeknight.
Why we love it: The added smoke from our BBQ sauce, the spice of jalapenos, and the bright flavors of fresh scallions and parsley appeal to the grown-up tastes of any kid-at-heart.
Uses: Our Original Bar-B-Q Sauce
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot BBQ Chicken Mac and Cheese
Tailgating Smoked Brisket Chili
What it is: Put this smoked brisket chili in your set of camping bowls with some fresh-fried tortillas, or in a bag of corn chips as a portable Frito chili pie. Smoke your brisket ahead of time, use what’s leftover from the weekend and make leftover brisket chili, or order some brisket from your favorite BBQ joint.
Why we love it: This chili is the dump meal of dreams. Simply dump the ingredients in your Instant Pot insert, set it, and forget it. The aromatherapy is a bonus.
Uses: Our Original Championship Seasoning and our Original or Hot & Spicy sauce
FULL RECIPE: Tailgating Smoked Brisket Chili
Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
What it is: This Mississippi pot roast recipe is a classic dinner. Now it can be made quick and easy in the Instant Pot or your pressure cooker, so you aren’t spending all day in the kitchen.
Why we love it: Folks looking for a keto pot roast are going to love this dish, too.
Uses: Our All-Purpose Marinade
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
Instant Pot BBQ Short Rib Tacos
What it is: With rich, cozy, comfort-food flavor with just five ingredients, these Instant Pot BBQ Short Rib Tacos are going to be your go-to weeknight dinner hero.
Why we love it: They’re amazing as leftovers, too.
Uses: Our Original Championship Seasoning and our Chipotle Bar-B-Q sauce
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot BBQ Short Rib Tacos
Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteaks
What it is: Thinly sliced steak, gooey melty provolone cheese, and our Championship Seasoning fill every bite of these oh-so-easy sandwiches the entire family will love.
Why we love it: Make these for game day or homegating and you’ll have your new favorite reason to party in a parking lot.
Uses: Your favorite flavor of Head Country Championship Seasoning
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteaks
Instant Pot Chipotle Turkey Chili
What it is: When there’s a chill in the air, a bowl of steaming, spicy chili is a must. This recipe is the perfect compliment to your favorite hoodie.
Why we love it: The carb count is low, but the deliciousness is high. Plus, it’s ready in about half an hour.
Uses: Our Original Championship Seasoning and our Sugar Free Bar-B-Q sauce
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Chipotle Turkey Chili
Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos
What it is: Succulent pulled chicken is paired with a zesty broth, fire roasted tomatoes, spicy chipotle BBQ sauce, and a bit of punch from freshly squeezed lime juice in these tacos, which are ready in just 20 minutes with your Instant Pot.
Why we love it: With this recipe, taco night couldn’t be easier.
Uses: our Chipotle Bar-B-Q sauce
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Tacos
Instant Pot Turkey Enchilada Soup
What it is: Leftover turkey is transformed in this rich, hearty soup, and it’s ready in a flash thanks to your Instant Pot.
Why we love it: The spice and flavors you know and love in enchiladas meets the soup bowl for any easy, quick supper without a lot of time in the kitchen.
Uses: Our Hot & Spicy Bar-B-Q sauce
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Turkey Enchilada Soup
Instant Pot Spicy Chili
What it is: Keep this recipe on hand for those chilly days (pun definitely intended), when you need something to warm you up.
Why we love it: We love how this chili requires minimal effort, yet produces one of the best meals you’ll have all fall. Make it for the kids using Original sauce and seasoning (it’s less spicy that way).
Uses: Our Hot & Spicy Bar-B-Q sauce and our High Plains Heat Championship Seasoning
FULL RECIPE: Instant Pot Spicy Chili