By Kari SondeAugust 23, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EDT39
For many households, an Instant Pot is an indispensable tool for cutting effort to get dinner on the table. But the Instant Pot isn’t just great for stews and soups; it can make pasta, dessert or even breakfast.
Scroll on for awesome recipes you can make in your Instant Pot or another multicooker — manymight surprise you! If you’re looking for more classic soups and stews, click here.
Instant Pot Vanilla Cheesecake. Yes! Dessert is possible in the Instant Pot! This creamy vanilla cheesecake proves it.
Instant Pot Spaghetti. An entire spaghetti dinner from the convenience of your IP, with chickpeas for protein and goat cheese for fun.
Instant Pot Risotto. Risotto normally requires constant stirring, but not when you throw it in the IP. You can get creamy, dreamy risotto, while relaxing with a glass of wine or fixing a salad to go with it.
Alfajores (Cornstarch Cookies With Dulce de Leche). Cookies in the Instant Pot? Well, no. But you can make your own dulce de leche for this recipe using a multicooker! Read the notes in this recipe to learn how.
Homemade Yogurt. An IP can yield some seriously delicious homemade yogurt.
Steel-Cut Oats With Kimchi. Steel-cut oats take forever to cook, but not with the Instant Pot. You can have a hot bowl of delicious oats in the morning with barely any effort.
Correction: An earlier headline on this story said there were seven Instant Pot recipes featured. There are six dishes. The headline has been corrected.
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By Kari SondeKari Sonde is the editorial aide for the Food section, where she helps with recipes, cooking questions and food styling. She previously worked at Mother Jones as an editorial fellow before joining The Washington Post in 2019.