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So Santa brought you an Instant Pot for Christmas? Here’s what you need to know!

Santa was nice to you this year and brought you an Instant Pot for Christmas this year.  I’ve had mine since last year and I love it!!  It makes meal time so much easier especially when you want to make real food for your family and not the junk easy fast food you usually have time for.  I know what it’s like to have a chaotic lifestyle, I have 2 boys that eat tons and play lots of sports.  And with 2 businesses that we run out of our house, sometimes dinner time is not the easiest!  I love making hard boiled eggs, potato salad, roast and mashed potatoes in mine!  I’ve also made beef n broccoli and a few other yummy things too!!
You can also use your Instant Pot to make desserts.  I’ve made homemade cinnamon applesauce and I’ve also made an oreo cheesecake!!  This thing is amazing.  There are a few recipe pages out there that I read, I also read them on Pinterest and I have some groups on Facebook that I’m on that also help.

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One Pot Penne Dinner – Instant Pot Dinner Idea Spaghetti Dinner

img_61061So last Christmas season I kept hearing about this amazing kitchen tool that would make your cooking faster and easier on those nights you are short on time.  This amazing appliance is called Instant Pot!  It is a new age pressure cooker!  It’s all electronic and very safe to use.

My favorite fast dinner recipe is so easy!

You will need these items to make the Penne Pasta dish-

1 box of penne pasta (any larger style pasta will work)

1lb of hamburger/ground turkey

1 jar of your favorite pasta sauce

Water

Spices to taste


Directions:

Turn on Instant Pot to sauté and put in your ground meat.  Add any of the regular spices you would add to your spaghetti dinner. I added some garlic powder, fried onion and basil.  Mix the meat around and cook it until it’s browned.

Once your meat is browned, you’ll want to turn the Instant Pot off sauté and add in your box of noodles and your jar of spaghetti sauce.  You’ll also need to add in a jar of water to the pot during this time.  The pressure cooker portion needs water/liquid to help cook the food, so don’t forget this part.  Mix it all together.

Put the lid on the pot and lock it and press manual.  Turn the timer to 5 minutes and let it start! When the pressure cooker is done cooking, it will beep.  Let it come down from pressure for 5 minutes and then let the rest of the pressure out.  Open up the Instant Pot and stir your food around.  That’s it! Dinner is complete!! It’s really that easy and such a great meal! And you’ve only dirtied 1 pan!!


I added parmasean cheese for a finishing touch.  Serve with garlic bread and voila!

Another easy dish to make is potato salad and hard boiled eggs!  If you get one, you won’t be disappointed at all!

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