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3 EASY & AFFORDABLE Instant Pot Dinner Ideas And Recipes

We are all about easy meals, but making them affordable is even better! These 3 recipes are a breeze to throw together, and taste delicious!
We have 1 Instant Pot Keto recipe, one loaded with carbs, and the other a healthy dinner idea! I would love to hear what kind of recipes or dinner ideas you want to see! Hope you have a good Monday and stay warm!

3 Easy Dinner Recipes Using Electric Slow Cooker

Instant Pot BBQ Wings


roasted chicken wings

  • 3 pounds chicken drums or wings
  • 1/2 tablespoon seasoned salt
  • 1 cup water
  • Favorite Buffalo Sauce


  • Toss chicken wings with seasoned salt.
  • Pour 1 cup water into the inner pot of the pressure cooker. Place rack or steamer basket inside instant pot.
  • Place seasoned wings on a rack or in the steamer basket.
  • Close the lid and make sure the knob is turned to SEALING.
  1. For Fresh Wings: Cook on high pressure for 10 minutes.
  2. For Frozen Wings: Cook on high pressure for 15 minutes.
  • Once the cooking time is done, turn the knob to VENTING to let the pressure out.
  • Remove chicken wings from instant pot and place in a large bowl.
  • Pour half the buffalo sauce over the chicken wings and gently toss.
  • Place the chicken wings on a baking sheet lined with foil and topped with a cooling rack.
  • Broil chicken wings under high heat for 2-3 minutes per side to crisp up the chicken skin.
  • Brush the chicken wings with remaining buffalo sauce and serve with ranch dressing.
  • Bacon Mac and Cheese in Slow Cooker

Bacon Mac N Cheesemac n cheese in instant pot


1/2 cup bacon bits
1 pound uncooked macaroni pasta
4 cups water
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons salt
1 (5-ounce) can evaporated milk
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
black pepper to taste


  • Add the pasta, water, butter, and salt into the Instant Pot.
  • Close the lid and turn the knob to SEALING. Cook on high pressure for 4 minutes cook time
  • When time is done, turn the knob to VENTING.
  • Remove lid and stir in the evaporated milk, cheeses and black pepper.
  • Using the sauté setting, cook for about 4 minutes or until the cheese had melted, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in bacon and serve warm
  • Garnish with additional bacon if desired

Chicken Teriyaki Bowls


1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked
salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
2 cups uncooked Jasmine rice
2 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth (or water)
1 cup carrots
1 head fresh broccoli , chopped into florets
2 cups teriyaki sauce


  • Add rice and 2 1/2 cups of water (or chicken broth) to the bottom of the instant pot. Spread into a single layer, making sure the rice is covered with water.
  • Add the cooked chicken and carrots to instant pot, nestling it on top of the rice.
  • Secure the lid, and set the valve to SEALING.
  • Cook on manual or pressure cook, high pressure, for 7 minutes.
  • Once the Instant Pot timer beeps, quick release the pressure by turning it to VENTING.
  • While the mixture cooks in your Instant Pot, cook your broccoli.
  • Fluff rice with a fork and add broccoli into the pot with the rice.
  • Spoon servings into bowls and top with desired amount of teriyaki sauce.

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