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Mix and Match Instapot Recipes

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American, Asian, Latin American


  • Pressure Cooker


Base Recipe:

  • ¼ lb protein per serving (approximately)
  • 1 tsp seasoning per serving (or to taste)
  • ½ cup sauce per serving (or to taste)


  • Season protein with seasoning, and layer with sauce in instapot. Pressure cook, according to manufacturer’s instructions, approximately 20-45 minutes, depending on the size of the protein, and of your pressure cooker. Serve with side and slaw of your choice.


  • Boneless, skinless chicken thighs, English-cut short ribs, Pork shoulder


  • Seasoned Salt, such as Omnivore Salt, Taco seasoning, Five Spice Blend


  • Homemade barbecue sauce , Homemade teriyaki sauce , Homemade salsa:
  • roast tomatoes, onions, and anaheim and/or jalapeno peppers until charred. Place in food processor with ½ a bunch of cilantro, the juice of one lime, and a teaspoon of salt. Process to desired consistency.


  • Hawaiian rolls, Homemade tortillas, Haiga style rice:
  • Never cooked haiga style rice before? It’s foolproof in your instapot. Measure 2 (US standard) cups of rice and add 1 ½ cups water. Gently swirl the rice to polish and then drain and rinse until water is clear. Place the drained rice in the bottom of your instapot and cover with 2 ⅓ cups water. Level the rice, and seal the instapot; pressure cook for 4 minutes and allow for 10 minutes natural release, before a manual release.


  • Napa cabbage slaw, Cilantro lime, Classic coleslaw:
  • dress shredded cabbage and carrots with a dressing of: ½ cup mayonnaise, 1 T sugar, 1 T apple cider vinegar, ½ t celery seed, ½ t ground mustard and salt and pepper to taste.


Combos to Try:
Short Ribs + Five Spice + Teriyaki + Tortillas + Cilantro Lime Slaw
Chicken Thighs + Seasoned Salt + Barbecue Sauce + Hawaiian Rolls + Napa Cabbage Slaw
Pork Shoulder + Taco Seasoning + Salsa + Rice + Classic Coleslaw
Keyword instapot inspiration, quick and easy dinner recipe