Everyone and their besties have an Instant Pot pressure cooker these days, and if you don’t have one yet, you really need to get one! But there’s a new impressive kitchen gadget in town that is seriously worth the money and the sacred counter space. Now keep in mind this new gadget doesn’t pressure cook, so your Instant Pot pressure cooker purchase will still be worth it!

Get ready to relive your childhood memories of an Easy-Bake Oven with this new Instant Pot gadget. The Instant Pot Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven is the more mature and sophisticated version of your childhood toy as it has 7 built-in programs. This multicooker will allow you to air fry, broil, bake, dehydrate, rotisserie, and reheat with ease! So it essentially replaces your oven, toaster, microwave, and dehydrator all in one! To ensure you make the most of your new shiny kitchen toy, we’ve compiled some of the best drool-worthy recipes that will help you explore every cooking function that the Vortex has to offer. Let’s dig in!

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1. Rotisserie Chicken

This recipe will help you explore the awesome rotisserie function the Vortex has to offer. It’s important to note that you can cook up to a 4 lb chicken. Anything bigger won’t be able to fit in the unit.

The Vortex can cook tender, juicy chicken in about 40 minutes and it has a far more impressive flavor compared to the readymade store-bought chickens. Plus, it’ll be fun watching the chicken rotate on the spit!

2. Baked Potatoes

Delicious baked potatoes can be made in a hurry using the Instant Pot Vortex. Simply rub the potatoes with oil and add your favorite seasonings.

You can either bake or fry them in the Vortex but either way, they will turn out tender on the outside and perfectly soft on the inside. Once cooked, top the baked potatoes with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, chives, bacon, or whatever your heart desires.

3. Brownies

Can you believe that ooey-gooey brownies can be effortlessly prepared in the Vortex? Since it’s essentially a mini countertop oven, it will cook everything from savory dinners to lavish desserts with ease.

These brownies are made from scratch but rest assured, they still require simple ingredients. Mix the ingredients for the brownie batter together, toss it in a baking pan that fits comfortably in your Vortex and air fry for just 15 minutes!

4. French Bread Pizza

Pizza is a crowd pleaser so when you’re looking for a quick and easy dinner that won’t get any complaints, this is the recipe you’ll want to make! This recipe is incredibly easy as it doesn’t require pizza dough, but instead, uses a French baguette.

Top the bread with pizza sauce, loads of cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. The pizza cooks on the air fry function and will be ready to eat in about 10 minutes!

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5. Rotisserie Roast Beef

Not only can you rotisserie a chicken but you can also enjoy rotisserie roast beef and this recipe explains how to do that in your Vortex. All you’ll need to make this delicious dinner is a round roast of your choice and your favorite seasoning.

Be sure to adhere the roast to the rotisserie spit first, and then season the meat. Using the rotisserie cooking function on the Vortex, you’ll have an exquisite roast to enjoy in 50 minutes or less.

6. Onion Rings

Enjoy crispy fried onion rings without the extra oil and fat. These air fried rings have that deep-fried flavor (and texture) you know and love!

This recipe will walk you through instructions on how to prepare the homemade batter and how to air fry them to perfection. The secret to ensuring the breading stays intact is to freeze the onion rings for a few minutes before air frying.

7. Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Your Instant pot vortex can even cook a gourmet dinner like this! This bacon-wrapped filet mignon has a wonderful flavor and will certainly impress those you share it with.

This recipe seasons the steak with salt and pepper, however, you can season it with whatever flavors you like. Wrap it with bacon and then air fry the steak for about 15 minutes total.

8. Pop-Tarts

This recipe proves how you can make homemade Pop-Tarts effortlessly. You’ll also feel better knowing exactly what went into making them!

These tarts require a homemade dough but rest assured, it’s made from just 2 ingredients. The fun thing about these pop-tarts is that you can fill them with what you like! Some great filling options are your favorite jam, Nutella, or any other spread you enjoy.

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9. Popcorn Chicken

Enjoy the flavor and texture of fried chicken without the extra grease! Your Instant Pot Vortex can air fry popcorn chicken to perfection.

They’re crunchy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside and come together in just 20 minutes — perfect for busy weeknights! Finally, serve the popcorn chicken with your favorite dipping sauce and dig in!

10. Pork Chops

Who needs a grill when you can enjoy tender pork chops made conveniently in the Vortex. Instead of grilling the pork chops you’ll air fry them.

To achieve maximum flavor, be sure to apply a pork rub before cooking. The chops require about 12 minutes to cook and 5 minutes to rest before serving.

11. French Toast Sticks

The Instant Pot Vortex can even help you cook a delicious breakfast. These French toast sticks are perfect for breakfast but are fancy enough for brunch too.

The French toast sticks require only 10 minutes to cook using the air fry function. It’s important to flip the sticks halfway through to ensure they’re evenly crispy. Serve the sticks with a drizzle of maple syrup and enjoy!

12. Grilled Cheese

Cooking grilled cheese on the stove-top isn’t exactly a difficult task, however, cooking it in the Vortex is even easier! You simply assemble the grilled cheese, place them in the Vortex and air fry for just 10 minutes.

The fun thing about grilled cheese is that you can customize it. Use whatever type of bread and cheese you enjoy and consider adding in delicious fillings such as meat, spinach, or sauces!

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13. Bacon And Egg Breakfast Pastries

Another enticing breakfast can be prepared in the Vortex with ease. All you’ll need are 4 simple ingredients and about 25 minutes to whip this meal together.

To help make this a quick and easy recipe, use store-bought puff pastry. Fill the pastry with an egg, crumbly bacon bits, and shredded cheese then air fry the pastries until their golden and crispy.

14. Chicken And Cheese Taquitos

Chicken and cheese taquitos make a great party appetizer, snack, or can be enjoyed for dinner. This recipe utilizes pre-cooked shredded chicken which helps make this recipe quick and easy. It’s also a great way to use up leftovers if you have chicken in the fridge!

Fill a tortilla with seasoned shredded chicken, and cheese and roll up the tortillas. These delectable bites only need 8 minutes on the air fry function and serve well with toppings and your favorite dipping sauces!

15. Corn On The Cob

You may be used to boiling corn on the cob or cooking it on the grill but air frying corn on the cob is just as delicious (and easy). This fool-proof method may become your new favorite way to cook corn on the cob. Better yet, the Vortex doesn’t heat up your kitchen which makes this a great recipe to try during those hot summer months!

Be sure to spray the cobs with cooking oil spray to help crips the corn as well as prevent it from sticking in the Vortex. Serve with garlic butter and salt and enjoy!

16. Beef Jerky

The Vortex has a wonderful cooking function that allows you to dehydrate food. This function will allow you to explore dehydrating fruit, fruit leathers, and savory beef jerky just like this recipe!

It’s important to use a lean cut of beef for this recipe and be sure to marinate the meat for 3-6 hours before dehydrating. The beef does require about 3 hours to dehydrate but it’ll be well worth the wait!

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17. Mini Loaf Cherry Cakes

This is another delicious recipe that proves your Instant Pot Vortex can bake lavish desserts that the whole family will love. This mini cherry cake recipe has the perfect balance of sweet and zesty flavors.

The loaf is infused with fresh cherries and lemon extract and is topped with a sweet glaze. The best part yet is that this delicious loaf comes together in 30 minutes or less.

18. Sesame Chicken Breast

Delicious and juicy chicken breast can be ready to eat in just 35 minutes using the Instant Pot Vortex. Simply set the chicken in the vortex and cook on the air fry function for 30 minutes.

This recipe seasons the chicken breast with sesame oil, paprika, cayenne pepper, and few other flavorful seasonings. It’s important to flip the chicken breast after 20 minutes of cooking to ensure its’ evenly cooked and crispy. Once cooked serve with your favorite sides.

19. Kale Chips

A bag of potato chips is delicious and convenient when the snack cravings strike, however, it’s not the healthiest choice! Thankfully the Vortex can help us make a delicious homemade snacking alternative to potato chips!

These kale chips are salty, crunchy, and will certainly quench a craving. Plus, they come together in just 5 minutes. Want to make them even more flavorful? Top the chips with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese!

20. Garlic Parmesan Chips

If the kale chips aren’t satisfying your craving or you want a true dupe for store-bought potato chips then try this recipe! These chips are fried to perfection using the air fry function. Better yet, they’re oil-free!

The potato slices need to be evenly thin so be sure to use a mandolin slicer. The chips are seasoned with fresh garlic, salt, and parmesan — YUM!

Clarissa Vanner

Clarissa loves experimenting with food of all cultures to make unique healthy dishes. When she’s not browsing Pinterest for new recipe inspiration she likes to pick up a DIY project and use her creative hands to make art or crafts. In her down time you can find her watching the latest documentaries on Netflix or going for nature walks.

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