Favorite Autumn Instant Pot Recipes

Those relaxed days of summer are behind us, and we’re moving full speed ahead into the fall schedule with back-to-school days and family meals at home. If you find yourself short on time for the daily dinner crunch, here are a few Instant Pot recipes to help get a delicious meal on the table in no time.

Chicken Ramen. Forget those instant ramen packs. This recipe calls for yakisoba noodles, lots of veggies, and a rich broth made with chili garlic sauce, soy, and oyster sauce.

Pork Roast with Potatoes and Carrots. This Instant Pot pork roast recipe features tender juicy pork shoulder topped with a flavorful gravy and served with potatoes and carrots.

Instant Pot Bolognese. Make a big batch of this delicious and hearty Bolognese at the beginning of fall. It freezes wonderfully, so you can save it for lazy nights.

Butter Chicken. This 30-minute meal is a serious crowd pleaser. Sort of like a cousin to chicken tikka masala, this chicken is equally as creamy and decadent, made with tomato sauce, cream, and lots of spices.

Fettuccine Alfredo with Butternut Squash & Mushrooms. Aside from pumpkins, butternut squash comes in a close second when fall comes to mind. Make the most of this autumnal favorite with this creamy and comforting pasta that will become a go-to weeknight recipe all season long.

Beef and Broccoli. Forget Chinese take-out and instead make a favorite dish at home. Add some jasmine or brown rice, top with sesame seeds or some ‘Everything Bagel’ seasoning and your meal is complete.

Instant Pot Chili. Prep the honey-butter and cornbread! There’s nothing better than a big bowl of chili on a cool day, and this Instant Pot version is full of bold flavors, but ready in no time at all.

Chicken Noodle Soup. Dump the ingredients — diced veggies, whole chicken, and egg noodles — and wait for the most flavorful chicken noodle soup, which you can eat immediately or freeze for later.

French Onion Soup. The only cooking required that can’t be done in the Instant Pot is making the cheesy bread toppings, which you can make by topping sliced baguette with shredded Gruyère cheese and broiling until bubbly and melted.

Chicken and Shrimp Pad Thai. For a restaurant-quality meal without leaving the house or ordering take out, don’t miss this DIY pad Thai. Made with easy-to-find ingredients, the sauce is an irresistible mix of sweet and savory.

Bacon and Gouda Mac ‘n’ Cheese. Classic mac ‘n’ cheese gets an upgrade from crispy crumbled bacon and decadent gouda cheese. It’s slightly smoky, incredibly creamy, and straight-up comforting.

Chicken Pot Pie Soup. If you want to make this into a more traditional chicken pot pie, you can use store bought pie crust of biscuit dough as a topping.

Vegan Cauliflower Tikka Masala. This vegan meal will be a crowd-pleaser, even among meat lovers. Tender cauliflower is the perfect vessel for enjoying this indulgent sauce made with crushed tomatoes, non-dairy yogurt, and tons of spices.

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