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Top Instant Pot recipes from Jo Cooks

If you’re looking to get in on the Instant Pot craze, food blogger Joanna Cismaru of Jo Cooks has got you covered. 

Cismaru (with the help of her husband, Remo) has created hundreds of delicious recipes in her time writing, creating, photographing and cooking all the delicious recipes you’ll find on her site.

“People ask me all the time, what sort of food I cook and blog about,” Cismaru writes on her site. “The truth is, everything. I cook anything and everything, and well, we eat everything, and if my husband and I can’t eat everything, there are plenty of friends, family or neighbors who love to help us out. I, most of all, love simple recipes with few everyday ingredients that you can either find in your pantry, or are easy to find at your local grocery store.”

Cismaru is entirely self-taught and has been cooking for over 20 years. In other words, she’s just the woman to introduce you to the wonders of the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot butter chicken

Don’t get intimidated by all the spice, because this quick and simple butter chicken recipe is smooth and flavorful — perfect for a weeknight dinner. This recipe starts by sautéing garlic and ginger, followed by adding tomatoes and spices for the sauce. The last step is to add chicken and allow the ingredients to finish cooking together. Serve warm over rice for best results.

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Instant Pot chicken noodle soup

Comfort food made simple! Indulge in this rich and mouthwateringly good chicken noodle soup packed full of tender veggies, chicken and egg noodles. Even though the chicken broth used is not made from scratch, the recipe compromises by adding pieces of chicken still attached to bone and skin that get removed toward the end. The result is a soup that tastes like it was made using a homemade broth.

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Instant Pot beef stroganoff

This beef stroganoff won’t disappoint. Ready in only 30 minutes, this dish is hearty and delectable! Also known as beef stroganov, this Russian recipe has become a classic all over the world, thanks to its great flavor. While there are different variations of the recipe, most stroganoffs call for beef strips cooked in a sauce made using sour cream.

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Instant Pot chicken tikka masala

Made completely from scratch, this creamy tikka masala isn’t all that hard to make and takes barely any time. Traditional tikka masala is cooked using a tandoor oven, but you can make it in an Instant Pot pressure cooker without compromising any of the traditional taste. Because the chicken gets cooked under high pressure, it becomes infused with the different spices used in the recipe.

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Instant Pot turkey breast

There are multiple ways to cook a turkey; it can be fried, grilled, roasted in an oven. But have you ever heard of putting the bird in an Instant Pot? Cooking a moist and tender turkey breast can sometimes be a challenge, but this recipe makes it simple by using the high pressure settings of an Instant Pot. Serve turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy for a tasty dinner.

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Instant Pot BBQ pork ribs

From start to finish in under an hour, these succulent and juicy BBQ pork ribs are on another level of deliciousness. The outcome of this recipe is fall-off-the-bone tender ribs made with little effort. This dish also goes great paired with the whiskey BBQ sauce mentioned in the recipe.

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