HOT 31% off Instant Pot deal + my fave recipe roundup

I'm so excited to share this post with you guys because it's about something I am OBSESSED with, my Instant Pot! I use mine about 3 times a week and it has been saving my life lately. If you don't have one yet, you need one and today is the perfect day because we found a KILLER deal for you!! Keep reading to get all the sale details, why I love it so much, plus all my favorite recipes!

instant pot deal

Instant Pot deal details

Right now you can get the 8 qt Instant Pot Duo 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker for 31% off! That makes it only $95.93 (reg $139.95). Such a steal!!

This Instant Pot comes with 14 different settings: Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, Poultry, Sauté/Simmer, Rice, Multigrain, Porridge, Steam, Slow Cook, Keep Warm, Yogurt, Manual, and Pressure Cook. You seriously can do alllllmost anything with this little guy!!

What is an Instant Pot?

So what is an Instant Pot? As the microwave is to the oven, the Instant Pot is to the crockpot. It's a pressure cooker that can cook your food in a fraction of the time it would take in a crockpot or even the oven! If you leave for work or church or wherever and forget to put your food into your crockpot, you might as well plan on grilled cheese for dinner because there's no way your food will be done if you didn't get it in there that morning. 

BUT with the Instant Pot, you can come home from your day and your crockpot meal would be done within the hour, sometimes as quick as like 30 minutes. SO awesome!!

A few people have told me that their Instant Pot intimidates them and YES I agree, it intimidated me at first too! The scariest part for me was the steam release at the end. It steams up while it's cooking, and at the end when the timer goes off you either let it “naturally release” by just keeping it on seal and letting the steam come out slowly, or you do “quick release” by pushing the steam release over to “vent.” Steam will come shooting out of that valve and the first time you do the quick release you might fear for your life (ha!) but every time after it's not scary. You'll get used to it, just try it!!

Why use an Instant Pot?

Why use an Instant Pot instead of a crockpot? Besides it being even quicker and more convenient than a crockpot, it also keeps moisture in meat so much better, so you can cook with lower fat meats and still have them taste extremely tender without drying out at all. It cooks not only at high pressure, but high heat too, which is why it cooks so efficiently.

Instant Pot Recipes

Salsa Chicken

Instant Pot salsa chicken For this recipe my mom uses green salsa, but the Pace salsa we always have on hand is great in this recipe (plus it's Neil's favorite salsa to snack on!). This dinner couldn't be easier. It's frozen chicken and a jar of salsa cooked in the Instant Pot, and then you add in a can of black beans, cheese, and frozen corn. I usually serve this with rice, but it's also good on a salad or with chips! 15 minutes start to finish!! Basically a miracle.

salsa chicken

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

Rotisserie Chicken Tacos: I originally got the base for this meal idea from the Clean Simple Eats winter meal plan and it's quickly become a family favorite. It's so easy to grab a rotisserie chicken when you're out and about (which is awesome because you can also use the chicken for sandwiches or salads), and then for this meal all you do is add a tablespoon of taco seasoning to some chicken and put it in tacos. The Clean Simple Eats recipe has a special delicious sauce that's super healthy to put on these too but if you're just looking for quick and basic and you don't care about the macros, you can just use plain sour cream!

instant pot salsa chicken tacos

Beef Stroganoff

A Bountiful Kitchen Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff: Made this when we had the 18-19 year old missionaries over for dinner and they ate up every last bite! My kiddos loved it too. To die for delicious!

Beef Stroganoff recipe

Mashed Potatoes

Our Best Bites Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes: We make these at LEAST once a week! So simple, and perfectly cooked every single time.

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Chile Verde

A Bountiful Kitchen Instant Pot Chile Verde: Another huge win! It makes a ton of food and you can use it for tacos or enchiladas or burritos, or even just over rice, and the flavor is insanely good.

Chile Verde

Pork Tenderloin

A Bountiful Kitchen Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin: I absolutely LOVE pork tenderloin. I even used the cooking directions in this post to make this older recipe of my mom's that I love and have on our dinner rotation at least once a month. Everyone in my family scarfs this when I make it and it is so nice to have it done in about 45 minutes start to finish instead of 2 hours! Thank you Instant Pot!

pork tenderloin

Hard Boiled Eggs

A Bountiful Kitchen Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs: I have to admit, I actually really don't love hard boiled eggs, but my kids are obsessed! I also don't love trying to time boiling them and not having them crack, but this Instant Pot method is the easiest of all time ever and literally perfection every time!!

pressure cooker hard boiled eggs

White Cheddar Potato Soup

White Cheddar Potato Soup: This white cheddar potato soup is absolutely delicious! I don't even like cream-based soups usually, but I LOVE this one. It comes together so easily and tastes delish as leftovers too.

white cheddar potato soup recipe a bountiful kitchen

Beef Stew

Beef Stew: My kids are absolutely OBSESSED with this Instant Pot stew. They act like they won the lottery when I make this and the leftovers don't last long at all. It does take a little longer than some of these other recipes to fully come together, just because you basically heat up the instant pot twice! So I always allow about an hour and a half start to finish. But the great news is, you only spend maybe 10 minutes cooking!

beef stew recipe

The Best Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Mac & Cheese: If all your kids want to eat right now anyway is Mac & Cheese, YOU NEED to make this recipe. It absolutely is the most delicious and if you need an easy side dish to take to a family with a main dish that the kids might not eat but the mom will love (like, salad!) then THIS is the easy but delicious go-to recipe you need in your life.

best instant pot mac and cheese

Honey Sesame Chicken

Honey Sesame Chicken: This technically is a slow cooker recipe, so you can either use the slow cooker method in your IP or you can cook it in the IP with the pressure cooker (or manual) method for like 12 minutes instead! Everyone scarfs this up in my house, and it's so easy to put on top of rice for a super simple but delicious dinner.

honey sesame chicken instant pot

Instant Pot Frozen Chicken Breasts

I also really LOVE cooking frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot! I do this maybe once or twice a week to use in any recipe that requires cooked chicken. I stick my frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot, put 1/2 cup chicken broth or water in the pot, and then set it to “poultry” 10 minutes. I make sure the valve is set to “sealing” and I allow it to naturally release, instead of pushing it to “venting” right when the timer goes off. This just allows the steam to slowly release.

frozen chicken in pressure cooker

See my mom's method of how to cook chicken in the Instant Pot here. The 8 quart size Instant Pot is big enough to do large cuts of meat for a big crowd, but it's not so big that you can't store it.

Instantly Delicious!

Don't miss out on this 31% off 8 qt Instant Pot deal! Do you have a favorite Instant Pot recipe? Tell me about it in the comments so I can try it too!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls (and soon to be baby boy!) and run a blog and business with 8 total team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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Comments

  1. Coconut Fish stew

    Ingredients

    1Tbsp butter
    1 Tbsp flour
    I cup of white wine
    I can of chopped tomatoes
    I medium leek, sliced*
    1 can of coconut milk
    I can of light coconut milk
    2 Tsp red Thai curry paste
    2 Tbsp ginger paste *
    I Tbsp lemongrass paste *
    3 Tbsp fish sauce
    I Tbsp lime juice
    I packet of Buitoni fresh linguini
    1/2 bag of mixed seafood *
    12 little neck clams
    6 extra large peeled shrimp
    Salmon filet 3/4 pounds cut into chunks

    In a small pan add red curry paste, lemongrass, and ginger. Blend these 3 items and then slowly add the 2 cans of coconut milk. Add lime juice and fish sauce after the ingredients are blended. Keeping the liquid warm will reduce the time it takes for the pressure to build in the instant pot.
    Using the sauté setting on the Instant Pot, melt butter and flour and blend. Then, slowly add one cup of white wine. You now have a basic roux which will thicken the rest of the broth beautifully. Add leeks, canned tomatoes and the liquid that the tomatoes were in.
    Add pasta, seafood and the coconut milk mix. Gently stir everything so it is well blended.
    Set pressure cooker time (low pressure) for 10 minutes. I used the vent to release the steam at the end of cooking, and then served the dinner with toasted French bread. This is a very versatile recipe and you can add onions or peppers to your liking.

    Notes:
    I defrosted and used half a bag of mixed seafood (shrimp, mussels, calamari and squid) I probably would omit this the next time as it wasn’t a great quality)

    The ginger paste and lemongrass paste is something I have found to be a great timesaver. The brand name is Gourmet Garden. It’s an organic product, priced approximately $3.98 for 4 oz. They can be found in the produce section at most grocery stores (Walmart and Publix carry them here in Florida). Once opened, I pop them in a plastic bag and freeze them. It’s impossible to squeeze the contents out once it’s frozen, so if you cut off the top of the tube, you can use a spoon and measure out what you need.

    I used leeks since my husband doesn’t care for onions.

    This recipe was inspired from recipe I saw on peggyunderpressure.com and a Thai shrimp soup recipe that I had in Palma, Majorca.

  2. Tons of great recipes on Pinterest current favorites in heavy rotation, Mongolian beef, Braised short ribs (to die for) Shrimp risotto, lasagna (yes!) Instant pot chicken fajita pasta, chicken. Piccata with lemon and capers. There are truly so many great recipes out there.

  3. Our rice cooker died so I just ordered an Instant Pot so I’m hoping to try some of these recipes when it gets here.

  4. I’ve had my Instant Pot for 6+ years now and love it so much I bought a second one when they went on sale. I use it on a weekly basis to cook all the usual things people rave about. Eggs, roasts, cheesecake, beans, and so on.. Even after all this time I’d never really cooked fish in it though. I decided to try a whole 1.5 to 2lb rainbow trout stuffed with lemon slices, herbs, and Old Bay. I set it to the Steam function for 5 minutes and quick released as soon as the time was up. I don’t eat fish often but my husband loves it so I make it for him occasionally. This surprised both of us. It’s some of the best I’ve ever had. The fish just peeled off of the bones without being over cooked. Absolutely making this again.

  5. Hi!
    I was curious if you know or remember the brand of tile your back splash is? It is stunning! Just starting to build and I have searched searched to find something like it ( multiple tile stores and online) I didn’t want to bother you with the question, but at this point I wake in the morning thinking about that tile! Thank you in advance!

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