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Easy Kid-Friendly Instant Pot Recipes for Moms

It’s no secret that the Instant Pot is one of my absolute favorite things on the planet. That’s because there are SO many kid-friendly Instant Pot recipes for moms to choose from!

Maybe this is a weird statement to make as a food(ish) blogger, but mealtime is probably my least favorite time of the day as a mom. Surely I’m not alone in that, right?

Getting a toddler to actually eat a full meal is a battle to begin with. Finding a meal that is actually acceptable to a picky toddler, and offers them some form of nutrition is its own struggle. And having the time and space to actually cook that meal is a whole ‘nother level.

That’s where the Instant Pot comes in to save the day!

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Instant Pot Italian Sausage Pasta

I wanted to start with something fairly basic the first time I used it, since I pretty much had no idea what I was doing. This was back in 2017, long before the Instant Pot had taken over the internet the way it has now.

After two years of making and testing and making and testing this recipe… it’s finally been perfected.

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Instant Pot Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos + Pineapple Avocado Salsa

These sweet and savory Honey BBQ Chicken Tacos, topped with a complex and surprising Pineapple & Avocado Salsa, are the perfect re-entry into my own little culinary world. Not only do they require minimal prep and come together quickly and easily, but they’re a little unique and gave us a nice change of pace from my standard fare.

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Top 10 Best Instant Pot Recipes

It’s no question that I’m a self-designated Instant Pot advocate. I tell pretty much anyone and everyone I come in contact with about it, and if you come over for a meal at my house, I’ll almost definitely serve you something out of it, so you can see its wonder for yourself. 

But the hardest thing about getting a new Instant Pot (or other electric pressure cooker), is figuring out where to start. Thankfully, there are tons of recipes on the internet to choose from, but it all gets very confusing with different cook times, methods, and release types.

So, with that in mind, I’ve compiled my 10 favorite recipes from around the internet (including some of my own, of course). For the most part, these recipes are all straight-forward, easy, and tasty – AKA, great for beginners.

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