The Instant Pot is hands-down my favorite appliance in my kitchen. The Cool Mom Eats team has been singing the praises of the Instant Pot for several years now, and I agree; every time I cook a meal in it, I think “why don’t I cook all of the meals in this magic appliance?”

So that’s just what I’m doing next week. I’m putting that Instant Pot on my counter and cooking every meal in it. I mean why not?

If you haven’t made the jump to the Instant Pot yet, no worries. Nearly all of these recipes can also be cooked in a slow cooker or on the stove top. And if you are on the fence, I definitely recommend the purchase. Keep your eye out for upcoming sales on Prime Day and Black Friday, as they tend to get fairly discounted then.

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Instant Pot Veggie Curry  recipe via Healthy Seasonal Recipes

A couple of weeks ago, I shared my family’s favorite comfort foods for our weekly meal plan and a friend replied in our Recipe Rescue group that curry is the ultimate comfort food. I totally agree. I love this recipe for Instant Post Veggie Curry from Healthy Seasonal Recipes because it takes full advantage of all of the amazing fall produce available right now. Plus, curry. Win!

Instant Pot Taco Pasta  recipe via Tornadough Alli

Instant Pot Taco Pasta from Tornadough Alli is a great way to put your Instant Pot to work on Taco Tuesday in a whole new way. This hearty bowl of pasta serves up all of the flavors of taco night in an easy, fulfilling one-pot dish.  If you prefer, swap out the ground beef for ground turkey or chicken — you really can’t go wrong either way.


Instant Pot Mongolian Beef  recipe via Simply Happy Foodie

The Instant Pot is amazing for re-creating your favorite take-out Chinese food and this recipe for Instant Pot Mongolian Beef created by Simply Happy Foodie is another family favorite around here. I prefer using flank steak for this recipe, but as she mentions, you can use a nice marbled chuck roast — just be sure to slice it thin. Serve over rice with some steamed green beans. And chopsticks, of course!


How to cook a whole chicken in an Instant Pot recipe via Kristine's Kitchen

I have failed at roasting a whole chicken so many times. Enter the Instant Pot, and this recipe from Kristine’s Kitchen with instructions for How To Cook a Whole Chicken in an Instant Pot. It will truly save you from (another?) culinary disaster. One of the more magical things about the Instant Pot is that you can cook foods right from the freezer on those days you forgot to pull the chicken out. I’d serve up this golden delight with some mashed potatoes and roast broccoli, or shred it up in any number of dishes your family prefers and make it last all week.

Related: The easiest, most versatile slow cooker pulled chicken recipe that the whole family swears by


Instant Pot Low Carb Stuffed Peppers Meat Lovers Filling from Food Fitness Life Love.

Friday still calls for pizza night in my home, but we’re open to variations. So I am super excited to throw down these Instant Pot Low Carb Stuffed Peppers Meat Lovers Filling from Food Fitness Life Love. It’s all of the best things about a pizza stuffed into in one little bell pepper, and it takes less time to prepare and cook than ordering and waiting for delivery. Great alternative for those of you eating gluten-free, or cutting back on carbs. Plus, you can swap out any of the ingredients for your own favorite pizza toppings so it’s just the way you want it.


Follow our Weekly Meal Plan Ideas for Families board on Pinterest @CoolMomEats for even more ideas!

I put these weekly meals plans together based on recipes I am actually cooking for my family, and with you in mind.  If you have suggestions, tips or recommendations for recipes or other food bloggers I should check out please comment here, or shoot me a message in our Recipe Rescue group on Facebook.  – Lisa