“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
Sauces and Dips
Whole Spaghetti Squash with Duck Fat Apple Juice Glaze from Phoenix Helix
Garlic Mashed Cauliflower from Phoenix Helix
Mashed Sweet Potatoes from Nom Nom Paleo (omit cayenne)
Garlicky Mashed Rutabaga from Phoenix Helix
Braised Red Cabbage from AIP Sisterhood
Steamed Artichokes from Flavor RD
Quick Onion Soup from Meatified
Turkey Breast with Gravy from Gutsy By Nature
Shredded Chicken with Tarragon and Kale from Healing Family Eats
Hawaiian Shredded Chicken from Lichen Paleo Loving AIP
Sweet & Sour Chicken from Grass Fed Salsa
Chicken Vegetable Soup by A Squirrel in the Kitchen
Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Curry from Zesty Paleo
How to Make Instant Pot Duck Confit from Food Republic (omit pepper and allspice)
Swedish Meatballs and Mushroom Gravy from The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook
Smoked Parsley Meatballs from The Castaway Kitchen
Braised Beef Short Ribs from Fresh Tart
Balsamic Roast Beef from The Paleo Mom
Garlic Rosemary Oxtail Stew from Gutsy By Nature
Beef Stew from Meatified
Low-FODMAP Beef Stew from Sweet Treats
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.
Want More Recipes? Check Out The Paleo AIP Instant Pot Cookbook.