5 Budget-Friendly Instant Pot Meals

Have you heard? The Instant Pot is all the rage! Home cooks everywhere are excited about this easy-to-use, electric pressure cooker! Yes! It’s a pressure cooker, like the one your grandmother had, but with a 21st century update. People who have them love them and often say that they choose to eat at home, instead of eating out, because it’s so easy and so much cheaper.

But, if you don’t have one (or haven’t opened yours yet), it can be a little bit intimidating to know where to start. If you decide to invest in an Instant Pot (6qt or 8qt), here are a few recipes that are particularly budget-friendly.

Instant Pot Fried Rice

For a classic meal that is filling and cheap, try fried rice! You can choose to add any type of meat or keep it vegetarian to save a little more money. Just don’t forget the egg! Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Cheeseburger Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

If you need a cheaper twist on meat and potatoes this is a great recipe. This is a great way to please a crowd! Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Unstuffed Peppers

Just as delicious, but way easier than stuffed peppers. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana

A riff on the classic soup often found at Olive Garden, this soup is the perfect way to satisfy your need for comfort foods on a budget. Get the recipe here.

Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Pasta

Warm, cheesy and satisfying: this meal can be eaten as a side, or just add a little chicken or sausage for a full meal. Get the recipe here.

BONUS: Instant Pot Cheesecake

Did you know you could make dessert in the Instant Pot? It’s true, you can! Here’s a delicious recipe that is sure to impress.

Do you have an Instant Pot? What is your favorite meal?

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