There are two categories of cooks—those who have an Instant Pot (they love it!) and those who don’t (they’re developing serious FOMO). If you’re part of the first group, you already know how valuable the modern pressure cooker is to a home cook. If you’re still insta-curious, rest assured this wonder pot will save you time, money and tons of effort when it comes to making everyday meals.
Another great tip for saving time is to substitute Hunt’s Heirloom Tomatoes (which have no preservatives, artificial flavours or colours and are packed fresh from the fields in under 24 hours) for fresh or canned tomatoes.
These three recipes are good starting point for what you can make tonight. All cook in less than 30 minutes, and create vibrant, nutritious, tomato-laced meals your whole family will enjoy.
Instant Pot Risotto with Sausage Bolognese
There is no denying this dish will delight eaters of all ages. Creamy risotto combines with a quick-cooking sausage Bolognese and the result is a tender marriage of two classic Italian dishes. A quick sauté of the sausage meat and veggies, followed by a 6-minute cook time in the pressure cooker gets this dinner is done in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. Get the Recipe
Instant Pot Tomato Chicken Noodle Soup
This foolproof chicken noodle soup is a twist on our classic healthy Instant Pot chicken noodle soup recipe and is great starting point for anyone just beginning to familiarize themselves with an Instant Pot. Following the original recipe as written, reduce the chicken broth by 2 cups and replace it with two 398 mL cans of Hunt’s Heirloom whole tomatoes. Stir in a handful of chopped fresh basil at the end of the cooking time and garnish with shaved Parmesan, if desired.
Instant Pot Perfect Marinara Sauce
So many great dinners begin with a marinara sauce, and making it in a pressure cooker gets the sauce hot enough that it creates a complex, long-simmered flavour in record time. An important thing to remember here is that great sauce begins with great ingredients. Use the best canned whole tomatoes you can find, we like Hunt’s Heirloom Tomatoes, which are known for their superior flavour thanks to the carefully collected heirloom tomato seeds that ensure the same tomato variety harvest after harvest. This sauce can be served with meatballs, spooned over pasta or stirred into soups, stews and pastas. Get the Recipe
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