When I want to make an easy dinner, I often turn to my Instant Pot or slow cooker. I love both of them and have created recipes that cook either fast in the pressure cooker or low and slow in the crock pot. If you need some inspiration, I think you will love these easy recipes.
Instant Pot Recipes
If you’re new to pressure cooking or just want some new ideas, there are 12 recipes here to browse. My Instant Pot recipes are well tested and so easy to make!
Garlic Parmesan Macaroni and Cheese | Creamy garlic parmesan macaroni and cheese is made in the Instant Pot. It takes only about 5 minutes to cook everything! I also have a traditional macaroni and cheese you can make in your IP.
Mongolian Beef | Easy, homemade Mongolian beef made in the pressure cooker. Everything cooks in one pot for easy clean-up and it tastes better and is healthier than take-out!
Pepper Steak | This is a one-pot dinner that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Orange Chicken | Tender pieces of chicken coated in a savory, sweet, and sour sauce. This take-out favorite can easily be made in your Instant Pot in about 30 minutes.
Spaghetti Dinner | You can cook everything in your pressure at once, including a from-scratch sauce, for this easy spaghetti dinner. It’s so quick!
Korean Beef | This is a really easy version of Korean beef that only takes about 30 minutes to make.
Bang Bang Pasta | This flavorful bang bang pasta with shrimp is quick to make. It all cooks together in your Instant Pot for an easy weeknight dinner.
Lo Mein | This take-out favorite doesn’t have to be complicated to make. My version is fast and simple and just as good as take-out.
Mashed Potatoes | I love to use my Instant Pot to make mashed potatoes because it frees up space on the stove. Plus, it’s a lot faster!
Cheesy Garlic Spaghetti Squash | This entire dish, including the cooking of the whole spaghetti squash, is made in the Instant Pot. It is an easy cheesy and flavorful low carb meal. Or, you just cook plain spaghetti squash for an even easier side dish.
Chinese Steamed Eggs | The classic Chinese steamed eggs dish comes out perfectly silky and smooth when cooked in the Instant Pot. It’s my favorite way to make this savory custard egg dish.
Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken | Chicken breast cubes are coated in a flavorful honey garlic sauce for an easy meal that is ready in less than 30 minutes.
Slow Cooker Recipes
These are my favorite slow cooker recipes that I’ve made countless times. I love that you can prep them in early in the day and just leave the slow cooker to do all the work while you go about your day. I hope you enjoy these easy recipes!
Chicken Noodle Soup | Make homemade, comforting slow cooker chicken noodle soup and you won’t want to buy canned soup again.
Slow Cooker Orange Chicken | This orange chicken is cooked in the slow cooker for an easy weeknight dinner! It’s a healthier version of take-out orange chicken and all you have to do is toss the ingredients in your crockpot and let it do all the work.
Honey Garlic Chicken | Tender, slow-cooked chicken simmering in a honey garlic sauce. This is an easy and delicious meal.
Creamed Corn | This slow cooker creamed corn is an easy and delicious side dish that’s perfect for special occasions and holiday dinners.