Each Christmas, there are a few celebration-worthy cooking utensils or small appliances that seem to take the spotlight at the top of every foodie’s wish list. This past holiday was no different, with the Instant Pot (also known as the pressure cooker) and air fryer jockeying for bragging rights as number one. The odds are high that one or both of these time-saving giants have made your kitchen their new home, so we’ve put together a recipe round up of the best Instapot recipes and air fryer recipes you need to try this winter.
The Instapot’s rise to fame in kitchens across the globe comes as no surprise when you consider the sheer time it is possible to save when preparing a hearty, home-cooked meal. Touting the promise of up to 70% faster cook times, a variety of safety features and functions, and the ability to use one machine to saute, sear, cook and warm, the Instant Pot makes some pretty bold claims. Thankfully, it delivers!
You can cook almost anything in the Instant Pot, with recipes ranging from soups, breads, rice, and yogurt, to roasts, casseroles, multi-dish meals, and even desserts. The best Instapot recipes are clear and concise, and will give you step by step instructions to guide you as you learn to use your new favorite cooking aid. Here are a few of the best Instapot recipes for winter:
We love this delicious prime rib roast recipe because the flavor is incredible and worth far more time than you will need to invest. Start with a premium prime rib roast and use fresh seasonings to take this Instant Pot roast recipe to the next level.
Maybe it’s just us, but garlic butter anything is hard to mess up. This easy Instant Pot recipe for steak from Corrie Cooks is perfect for every new and seasoned Instant Pot owner. Flavorful top sirloin steaks, garlic, butter, onion, beef broth, red wine and a skillful blend of seasonings serve up an Instant Pot steak recipe you’ll find yourself making again and again. Serve with steamed broccoli or your favorite vegetable.
Succulent chicken breast and baby red or Yukon gold potatoes, chicken broth, ranch seasoning and just the right mix of fresh seasonings will make this an instant favorite on your table. Creme De La Crumb recommends to serve their recipe with a side salad, but we also think sweet peas or a southern-style dish of green beans make the perfect accompaniment.
4. Beef Tips
With just 5 minutes (yes, really!) of prep time and only 30 minutes to cook, Soulfully Made hits it out of the park with this Instant Pot beef tips recipe. Sub out the sirloin tips for juicy, rich tenderloin tips and enjoy a feast you won’t soon forget.
5. Beef Stew
Is there anything better on a cold winter’s night than a steaming bowl of hearty, savory beef stew and some delightfully crusty bread? Rather than stew meat, we suggest tender filet tips for the best flavor you’ll find. Serve with warm bread and settle in as you celebrate your comfort food culinary expertise!
Air Fryer Recipes
If you were lucky enough to receive an air fryer this past holiday season, chances are you know just how great this small appliance really is. The air fryer is essentially the modern convection oven. Food is cooked by circulated heat and unique browning methods which add great flavor and crispness to meals.
Juicy ribeyes, topped with a gorgeous garlic herb made-from-scratch finishing butter, ready in just 32 minutes from start to finish? Sign us up! Serve with a Caesar salad and delicious Twice Baked Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon.
Tender, beef filet with mushroom duxelle, and wrapped with a delicious puff pastry…is your mouth watering yet? This recipe from Air Grub spells out a great recipe for beef wellington in your air fryer…or you can save yourself the headache and order ours. You can choose from beef wellington, chicken wellington, or even lobster wellington!
Start with succulent, white meat boneless chicken breast, then add the perfect BBQ seasoning and let your air fryer do all the work in this delicious air fryer recipe from My Forking Life. Serve with a fresh salad and enjoy a filling, light meal.
Center cut, bone in pork chops, brown sugar, paprika, salt, fresh ground black pepper, ground mustard, onion powder, garlic powder and olive oil make this recipe from Recipe Teacher the best…well, the title says it all, really.
Start with our perfect Bacon Flight and serve the Best Air Fryer Bacon recipe from Delish with your favorite eggs and toast for breakfast on a cold winter morning! Or, prepare your bacon using this recipe, then whip up our Bacon Jam Steak Sandwich. Mmm, mmm! Now that sounds delicious!
Tell us your favorite pressure cooker recipe or air fryer recipe in the comments below!