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“I'm so fast that last night I turned off the light switch in my hotel room and was in bed before the room was dark.”
~ Muhammad Ali
What's An Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot is a kitchen appliance that's many tools in one. Its primary function is a pressure cooker, and that's the focus of this recipe roundup. But it also serves as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, food warmer, and it has a sauté function as well (meaning you can brown meat before cooking, and reduce sauces and gravies afterward.) It saves a lot of room in my kitchen by replacing a bunch of appliances at once, and turns many recipes into one-pot wonders.
That said, the pressure cooker function is probably my favorite part. It's worth it for bone broth alone. (It makes gelatinous broth in just 2-1/2 hours, as opposed to 24.) When you're on a healing diet, you spend a LOT of time in the kitchen, and pressure cookers save time. I can't think of a better gift. So, I've gathered together this list of Instant Pot pressure cooker recipes that fit the paleo autoimmune protocol. Here's to healthy fast food!
P.S. If you have a stovetop pressure cooker, you can still use these recipes, but you'll have to adapt them and experiment with timing, as different brands cook at different speeds.
Bone Broth from Phoenix Helix
Vegetables and Fruit
Whole Spaghetti Squash with Duck Fat Apple Juice Glaze from Phoenix Helix
Silky Sweet Potato Puree from Grazed and Enthused
Smothered Cajun Greens from Paleo Cajun Lady
Savoy Cabbage with Cream Sauce from Provincial Paleo
Steamed Artichokes from Flavor RD
Tomato-Less Sauce from Paleo Cajun Lady
Quick Onion Soup from Meatified
Butternut Squash Soup from Kat's Kitchen Collective (omit cayenne and black pepper)
Homemade Applesauce from Provincial Paleo
Turkey Breast with Gravy from Gutsy By Nature
Turkey with Cranberries and Sauerkraut from Provincial Paleo
Sweet and Sour Mango Chicken Thighs by Paleo Cajun Lady
Cooking a Whole Chicken by Paleo Gone Sassy
Cranberry Apple Chicken with Cabbage by Paleo Cajun Lady
Pina Colada Chicken from Paleo Cajun Lady
Red Chicken Soup from Provincial Paleo
Chicken Fennel Soup from Paleo Cajun Lady
Chicken Drumstick Soup from It Was Just Right (omit pepper)
Sweet and Tangy Pulled Pork from Grazed and Enthused
Soy-Free Tau Yew Bak (Braised Soy Sauce Pork) from Provincial Paleo
Pork Belly and Spiced “Rice” from Paleo Cajun Lady
Red-Cooked Pork (Hong Shao Rou) from Provincial Paleo
Kalua Pig from Nom Nom Paleo
Pork and Pineapple Stew from Provincial Paleo
Pork Carnitas from Fresh Tart
Cabbage with Minced Pork from Provincial Paleo
Cuban Lechon Asado from The Curious Coconut
Watercress, Pork & Pear Bone Broth Soup from Provincial Paleo
Maple Tamarind Ribs from Grazed and Enthused
Swedish Meatballs and Mushroom Gravy from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook
Beef Bourguignon from The Bacon Mum
Braised Beef Short Ribs from Fresh Tart
Beef and Plantain Curry from Provincial Paleo
Spiced Cranberry Pot Roast from Gutsy by Nature (follow AIP notes in Introduction)
Teriyaki Garlic Beef from The Bacon Mum
Sweet Potato Vermicelli with Meat and Vegetable Sauce from Provincial Paleo
Maple Balsamic Beef from The Bacon Mum
Cream Stew from Provincial Paleo
Beef Shank Vegetable Soup from The Paleo Partridge
Beef Neck Bone Noodle Soup from Paleo Cajun Lady
Low-FODMAP Beef Stew from Sweet Treats
Creamy Goat Stew with Taro from Provincial Paleo
Bonus Yogurt Recipe
Bonus Tip For Using the Instant Pot as a Slow Cooker
If you have a slow cooker recipe you want to cook in your Instant Pot, the slow cook “normal” setting is the same as “low” on other slow cookers. Don't use the “less” setting, or your food will never get done! I learned this through trial and error, but the normal setting works fabulously. If you're looking for slow cooker recipes, I did a recipe roundup for those already, which you can find here.
For more great Instant Pot recipes, check out our e-cookbook:
The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook.