Blog Posts – Instantly Delicious

Instant Pot® Potato and Pepper Crustless Quiche -

I love to make crustless quiches – they are great for breakfast or brunches (and afternoon snacks or a light lunch or dinner).  Making them in the Instant Pot® is easy, and if you are hosting a brunch, it frees up your oven for another dish. Quiches are extremely versatile, a great way to use up food in the fridge, and they are easy and delicious.   The great thing about this recipe is that is it both vegetarian and gluten-free.  If you are hosting a brunch with anyone following a special diet, this is a perfect addition to the table.


Easy and healthy Instant Pot® Minestrone (vegan, vegetarian) -

Two years ago today, I shared this blog with the world.  It has been really fun being a part of this whole Instant Pot® craze, creating delicious recipes, and sharing them with my readers.  To honor this anniversary, I could have come up with something flashier, but instead, I am sharing a recipe that speaks to me and my family – minestrone.  For whatever reason, this is a no-complaint dinner.  It’s comforting, humble, and budget-friendly.  We love it and think you will too.  It is so versatile – make it vegan by omitting the Parmesan cheese. Use chicken or vegetable stock, in place of water.  Use whatever beans you have in the cabinet.  Add extra vegetables.  I usually serve this with warm, crusty bread.


PictureOne-pot Instant Pot® Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes -

Today I am sharing my mom’s meatloaf recipe. It is the ultimate comfort food for me. I make it regularly during the colder months, because it is a no-fuss dinner, is easy to throw together, and it just tastes like home.  I usually bake my meatloaf in the oven, and simultaneously make mashed potatoes on the stove. I decided to try making both at the same time in the Instant Pot® and it totally worked. One-pot Instant Pot® Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes feeds a crowd and is the perfect comfort food for this time of year.


Easy Instant Pot® Oatmeal in a Jar -

I have been getting a lot of feedback on my oatmeal recipes lately, specifically related to the “burn” message on the newer Instant Pot®. My Banana Bread Steel-cut Oats and Peaches and Cream Oatmeal are huge hits, but some users are getting the “burn” message because of the fruit sugars and thickness of oatmeal. I never like to have unresolved problems with my recipes, so I decided to try and remedy this.  I cooked the oatmeal in jars on a trivet. It worked really well and should take care of this problem.


Instant Pot® Split Pea Soup (vegan, gluten-free) -

Split Pea Soup ​is a humble soup, and definitely a hard sell in my family.  Thick, green, obviously full of vegetables, everyone seems to turn their nose up at it. I love it, though, and usually, make it a couple of times a year to satisfy my craving. I really think you should, too! If I happen to have a leftover ham bone, I make it with that, but if not, I don’t let that hold me back. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free and equally yummy.  Split pea soup is also easy on your wallet if you need to stretch your food budget.  I love using the Instant Pot® for this recipe because the soup cooks really fast.


Instant Pot White Rice | Pot-in-Pot Method -

As I have mentioned before, I make a lot of rice.  My go-to method is basic Instant Pot White Rice, but some readers have mentioned that they don’t like to clean the rice that sticks on the bottom of the pot.  I understand completely, so I wanted to share the “pot-in-pot” method, which is just as easy and there is absolutely no mess to clean up after cooking.


Instant Pot® Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese -

The holidays are over.  We are in that span of time where days seem to run together and I really don’t know what day of the week it is.  I have been nibbling on treats and leftovers since Christmas and I can feel my pants getting tighter.  I never shared this here, but about a year ago, I started eating better and exercising more regularly and lost about 20 pounds.  Today I finally stepped on the scale after having about two weeks of fun and I am up a few pounds.  Not a huge deal, but it is something I am ready to tackle, before things get out of hand. This Instant Pot® Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese is not part of that plan, and this blog is not a weight loss site.  This recipe is my last hurrah for a little bit, while I rein things in.  Feel free to indulge, and you shouldn’t feel too guilty, because this mac is chock-full of broccoli!


Instant Pot® Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake -

The holiday season is upon us.  While I spend Thanksgiving enjoying apple and pumpkin pies, as soon as December rolls around it is time for cookies and cheesecake. Last year, I made an Egg Nog Cheesecake and it was a big hit with my family.  I knew I wanted to make another cheesecake that I could share at holiday gatherings. I grabbed a box of peppermint sandwich cookies at Trader Joe’s this week and I immediately thought about making a chocolate cheesecake in the Instant Pot®.  If you haven’t made a cheesecake in your Instant Pot®, I encourage you to try it.  It is pretty foolproof and makes a pretty impressive dessert.


It’s that time of year again, as people plan for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping and look for the best deals. I’ve put together a list of the different Instant Pot® options on Amazon with current prices. I expect that prices should drop on Black Friday, possibly as soon as Thanksgiving evening, so keep checking back.


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love gathering with family and loved ones over great conversation, amazing food, and an overall feeling of gratitude.  We have a lot of family at our table with different dietary needs, and at Thanksgiving we make it a point to have at least one favorite for every person.  We have a couple of vegetarians and a vegan.  We have little kids and big kids. We even have some adults who are a little (or a lot) picky.  One thing that most everyone seems to love and doesn’t require any modifications is Cranberry Sauce. Here is an easy recipe for Cranberry Sauce prepared in the Instant Pot®.