By Leslie Kelly

Better than takeout.

Takeout is great, but consider how much money you'd save cooking them at home. Add Instant Pot to the equation and we're talking about adding quick and easy to the plus side of making restaurant-worthy meals for friends and family with very little fuss. (Plus, you get to control all the ingredients.) Here are a 10 great recipes to help prove the tasty theory that homemade is best.

1. Instant Pot® Beef Pho

This Vietnamese noodle soup is beloved for its deeply flavored, yet light and aromatic broth. This preparation infuses steamy bowls of head cold-bashing soup with fragrant star anise, ginger, cinnamon and a hint of fish sauce.

Photo by Shauna James Ahern

2. Instant Pot® Chilorio

The taco truck can't touch this succulent, boldly flavored pork! "Use it to make tacos, burritos, chimichangas, tostadas, quesadillas, sopes, or even tamales," says bd.weld.

Photo by bd.weld

3. Chicken and Veggie Miso Soup

"A Japanese-inspired take on traditional chicken noodle soup," says JoDee Phillips. "Full of fresh ingredients and delicious flavor!" Bobby Robinette raves, "This was my first Instant Pot Soup and it turned out great."

Photo by Bobby Robinette

4. Instant Pot® Thai Red Curry with Chicken

"This sumptuous restaurant-worthy recipe is a perfect use of the Instant Pot," says Diana. "The Thai red curry can be as mild or spicy as you'd like. Chock-full of vegetables and so aromatic."

Photo by Diana71

5. Instant Pot® Indian Butter Chicken

Talk about an excuse to stay in and get cozy, this mildly spicy dish is going to take the chill off in a cook time that's less than 30 minutes. Yes, there's a yogurt-based marinade involved, but it's easy to put together the night before and get the chicken tucked in for a good, long soak. Basmati rice cooks in the Instant Pot in just six minutes.

Photo by Shauna James Ahern

6. Instant Pot® Carne Adovado

Hello, Taco Tuesday! This succulent pork is begging to be tucked into a tortilla, a sprinkle of cojita cheese on top. Add a helping of Charro Beans and you've got a feast that goes on for days.

Photo by bd.weld

7. Instant Pot® Mongolian Chicken

"Crispy, tender, and flavorful, this sweet and sour chicken is made in less than 30 minutes in your Instant Pot®," says Fioa. "Serve over rice for a quick and easy midweek dinner."

Photo by Paula

8. Instant Pot® Coconut-Curry Chicken

"This rich, creamy coconut-curry dish comes together quickly in an Instant Pot®," says Helene Choi. "Customize the taste by using more or less curry powder and sugar. Delicious over jasmine or basmati rice!"

Photo by Helene Choi

9. Easy Instant Pot® Chicken Tikka Masala

"A wonderful and easy midweek dinner option," says Fioa. "Simple and absolutely irresistible chicken tikka masala made in the Instant Pot® with all the flavors of garam masala and turmeric."

Photo by Ricmarkr

10. Instant Pot® Sweet and Sour Pork

"Sweet and sour pork is a traditional and delicious Chinese dish," says recipe creator lutzflcat. "There's no need for takeout when you can make it with very little effort at home."

Photo by lutzflcat


Want more? Check out our collection of Instant Pot Recipes.


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