Instant Pot

An Instant Pot is a multi-cooker that can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker and several other functions.

Is an Instant Pot worth the space it takes up in a one-butt kitchen? Absolutely! While I most often use this multi-cooker as a pressure cooker to make meals faster, it can also serve as a slow cooker, rice cooker, and several other functions. Over achievers (or people who have higher standards for yogurt than I do) can even make their own yogurt.

Another thing I like about Instant Pot meals, especially soups, is that I can make extra and freeze the rest for future meals. After a busy day exploring new surroundings, it’s nice to come home to an easy meal direct from the freezer.

Full disclosure: I store my Instant Pot under the bed, not in my one-butt kitchen.

Here are some of the recipes I make in my Instant Pot:

Sausage, kale and potato soup

Pulled pork

Chicken peanut sauce over spaghetti squash