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I love Easter because it’s the first holiday that really signifies that spring is here! We’re trading our hearty and comforting holiday meals for something lighter, brighter and delicious! Easter dinner can be a big task to take on, especially if you’ve volunteered to host this year!
To help alleviate some of the work, try cooking with your Instant Pot. There are so many amazing things you can cook in it from delicious appetizers to salads, side dishes, and even the main entree! Today we’re sharing 15 delicious and more importantly, effortless recipes you can prepare using the Instant Pot. Easter dinner has never looked this easy!
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Deviled eggs are a perfect appetizer. They’re a crowd favorite and can be prepared ahead of time. If you thought cooking eggs on the stovetop was easy, wait until you try using the Instant Pot.
The Instant Pot cooks the eggs in just 5 minutes of high pressure followed by a 5-minute natural release. This foolproof method makes the shells peel off like a dream! Then you can prepare the savory and spicy deviled egg filling using this recipe.
https://www.savorytooth.com/instant-pot-eggs/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: SAVORY TOOTH
The worst thing about making potato salad is having to boil the potatoes and the eggs separately. Further, potatoes are quite starchy so you definitely need to keep a close eye on them to ensure they don’t boil over and create a messy stove-top.
The Instant Pot allows you to cook the potatoes and the eggs simultaneously! This recipe provides several tips and tricks to ensure you end up with perfect potato salad every time.
https://www.eazypeazymealz.com/instant-pot-potato-salad/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: EAZY PEAZY MEALZ
Tired of the same old steamed veggies? Try serving this insanely delicious corn casserole this Easter. This recipe combines cheesy flavors with creamed corn to create one unforgettable casserole!
Before prepping the casserole, you’ll want to make sure you have a bundt pan that fits nicely inside your Instant Pot. Generally, you want about an inch of space between your pot and the pan. Then fill the pan with the delicious mixture and pressure cook to perfection!
https://temeculablogs.com/instant-pot-corn-casserole-recipe/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE TYPICAL MOM
Add some delicious veggies to your Easter feast by serving this brussels sprouts and bacon dish. It will cook effortlessly in the Instant Pot on high pressure for just 2 minutes.
Before pressure cooking, you’ll cook the bacon using the saute function. Lastly, finish the dish by drizzling a lovely balsamic glaze on top.
https://amomsimpression.com/instant-pot-brussels-sprouts/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: A MOM’S IMPRESSION
Get ready to drool for a truly ooey-gooey delicious side dish – creamy garlic scalloped potatoes! This delicious side dish comes together effortlessly using an Instant Pot and a round pan.
It’s hard to cook a thick and creamy dish in the Instant Pot without getting the dreaded burn notice, so the easiest solution is to use the “pot-in-pot” method which essentially means cooking the recipe in a pan that sits on a trivet in the Instant Pot.
https://iwashyoudry.com/instant-pot-scalloped-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: I WASH YOU DRY
Mashed potatoes may not be a light and springy side dish but it’s seriously so good it deserves to make an appearance for every holiday – no regrets!
It’s not overly hard to cook potatoes on the stove top, however, because they are quite starchy they can boil over quickly resulting in a messy stovetop. Save yourself some time, effort and future messes by cooking delicious mashed potatoes right in your Instant Pot using our recipe.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-garlic-mashed-potatoes/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Green bean casserole is traditionally enjoyed during Thanksgiving but our recipe is so good that you’re going to want to make it for Easter too. The Instant transforms this casserole dish into a quick and easy recipe.
Our green bean casserole is made with delicious salty bacon, green beans and topped with addictive fried onions. You’ll be dreaming of this casserole days after the holiday.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/insanely-delicious-instant-pot-green-bean-casserole/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Once you have your appetizers and side dishes figured out, it’s time to plan the main course! When it comes to the main entree, every household is different. Some enjoy turkey, some ham and that is why we’re sharing several great ideas!
First, we’re sharing tender lamb shanks! Instead of waiting hours for your main course to cook, consider using your Instant Pot and discover just how quickly it can cook lamb shanks without sacrificing flavor!
https://thefoodieeats.com/pressure-cooker-lamb-shanks/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE FOODIE EATS
Perhaps you’d enjoy chicken instead of lamb. If you do, you seriously need to try this method of cooking a rotisserie chicken in your Instant Pot. The chicken may not be slow roasting on a rotating spit but the end result is seriously comparable.
To achieve the crispy outer layer, you’ll need to sear the chicken by using the saute function followed by pressure cooking with chicken broth. The result is a seriously so tender and it holds so much flavor that everyone will love it!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-whole-faux-rotisserie-chicken/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
If your family prefers eating turkey for holiday dinners then try cooking your turkey in the Instant Pot. To cook a whole turkey you’ll want to use an 8 quart Instant Pot and look for an 8-pound turkey, however, if you have a 6 quart, you can cook turkey breasts instead.
To add flavor to the turkey all you’ll need is vegetable broth, celery stalks, carrots, garlic cloves, and an onion. Additionally, you can add more flavor by massaging a dry rub made from seasonings of your choice. Follow the tips in this recipe and adjust your cooking time according to the size of your turkey.
https://temeculablogs.com/pressure-cooker-turkey/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: THE TYPICAL MOM
Why not serve a delicious roast beef dinner – potatoes, carrots, and all! Not only will you be able to cook a tender roast beef but the potatoes and carrots cook in the same pot too. This means you can prepare fewer side dishes and it also means easier cleanup!
Once the cooking time has elapsed, use the leftover juices to make a savory gravy. Simply make the gravy by adding a slurry of cornstarch and reserved liquid from the pot. Add the slurry back into the pot and whisk until it reaches your desired consistency.
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-roast-beef-dinner/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY
Ham might be one of the most traditional main courses served during Easter and this too can be cooked using the Instant Pot. This ham is cooked with a lovely brown sugar glaze and pineapples.
All you’ll need is a boneless ham that fits comfortably in the Instant Pot, brown sugar, honey, and a can of pineapple chunks. Aside from the time the pot needs to come to pressure, the ham cooks in just 8 minutes.
https://lifefamilyfun.com/instant-pot-ham-brown-sugar/?cn-reloaded=1 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: LIFE FAMILY FUN
A true feast ends with a delicious dessert. Did you ever think the Instant Pot can cook delicious dessert? Well, it can and it’s so awesome!
You can’t exactly bake a pie in the Instant Pot, but you can certainly cook a lovely apple crisp. From prep to table, this delicious dessert can be ready in about 30 minutes!
https://www.5minutesformom.com/137447/instant-pot-apple-crisp-recipe/?utm_medium=social&utm_source=pinterest&utm_campaign=tailwind_tribes&utm_content=tribes&utm_term=347437776_10742822_8400 PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: 5 MINUTES FOR MOM
This Instant Pot angel food cake is the definition of light, bright, and delicious! It’s the perfect springy dessert and has a lovely pop of color – perfect for Easter!
You won’t need any advanced baking skills to make this dessert because this recipe uses a box of angel food cake mix. Aside from the Instant Pot, you’ll need a cake pan that fits comfortably in your Instant Pot. Lastly, top the cake with a delicious powdered sugar glaze and colorful sprinkles.
https://foodieandwine.com/instant-pot-angel-food-cake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FOODIE AND WINE
This oreo-crust chocolate cheesecake deserves to be the centerpiece of your table – it is seriously so stunning! Our recipe is so rich and decadent.
Aside from the ingredients, you will need an Instant Pot, a springform pan and tin foil to make this cheesecake. Instead of chocolate dipped strawberries, you could top the cheesecake with mini eggs or your favorite Easter chocolate to make it more festive!
http://www.forkly.com/recipes/instant-pot-oreo-crust-chocolate-cheesecake/ PHOTOS AND RECIPE HERE: FORKLY