Fall can be quite a busy time, especially for families with children, and it's the perfect time to pull out the pressure cooker and whip up incredibly quick meals. Whether you need to save time and effort on breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the famously popular Instant Pot can handle it.
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So let's get right to it, shall we? By the time we get through these 9 recipes, you'll have had nearly enough time to cook any one of them, so let's not dilly-dally!
What's more comforting on a cool fall evening than some hearty Italian soup? This recipe from Keri Lyn at All Because She Saved takes no time at all and has ground Italian sausage, chopped carrots and potatoes, stewed tomatoes, and a few other awesome ingredients. Serve it up with some hearty bread and you're all set for a cozy night in.
This delicious flank steak dish is spiced with red pepper flakes, orange zest, and green onion for a very satisfying Asian-inspired dish. Enjoyed with a little rice and some pressure-cooked veggies, this another quick but hearty dinner.
Let's switch gears a little and move on to dessert: this recipe takes advantage of crisp fall apples and marries them with rolled oats, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg—all the sweet flavors of fall! Plus is comes together in less than 15 minutes.
This instant pot salsa chicken from Arlene at Flour On My Face results in a perfectly seasoned batch of shredded chicken with flavors of peach and mango, ready to be wrapped up in warm tortillas and topped with shredded cheddar cheese. This could not be easier to make, and is sure to please the whole family.
Sometimes the fall months call for some classic comfort food, and this dish from Keri Lyn at All Because She Saved is just the ticket. The glazed chicken is seared, then pressure-cooked and served with rice and broccoli, resulting in a healthy meal that the whole family enjoys.
Barbecue never goes out of season, but it's certainly harder to grill when the weather is cold. That's part of what makes these pulled pork bbq sandwiches from Arlene at Flour On My Face so perfect! Pulled pork is cooked quickly in the Instant Pot and comes out super tender and flavorful—the baked beans you'll want to serve alongside are also perfect when made in the Instant Pot!
Last but not least, this morning oatmeal from Debby at A Feast For The Eyes combines bruleed bananas, chopped pecans, and rolled oats for an irresistable yet healthy fall breakfast.
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Keri Lyn, author of All Because She Saved, has been blogging for 10 years and loves sharing what she's learned along the way with her readers. She is passionate about saving money, but more importantly managing time—making time for the important, life-giving things (including meals with family) and minimizing the rest.
Arlene, author of Flour On My Face, loves cooking and blogging for the chance to express her creative personality. She is also a stay at home mom of 3 with empty nest syndrome on the horizon and is an excellent resource for those who need to cook for the whole family.
Debby, author of A Feast for the Eyes, is a recipe blogger from California. Her cooking influences include her mother's Bavarian cooking and her father's Latino heritage. She loves recipes that are simple, unpretentious comfort home cooking.