10 Most Often Made Recipes–I asked my readers what recipes they made the most often. Here is what you said…
Most Often Made Recipes
I asked my email subscribers what slow cooker or Instant Pot recipe they made the most often. I received over 250 answers. It was so fun for me to read what you enjoy making regularly. Sometimes the recipes I make the most often aren’t the most exciting but they are important, basic staples that I can’t live without.
I’d like to share the results of my survey with you today. I think you might find it interesting and maybe you’ll gather some new recipes to love at your house.
Chicken, shredded chicken, basic seasoned chicken and chicken thighs were the most popular answers. Personally I love my Basic Seasoned Shredded Chicken recipe. I make it quite often. Some other answers in the chicken category were
- garlic parmesan chicken
- homestyle chicken and vegetables
- salsa chicken
- honey garlic chicken
- creamy chicken
- chicken and rice
- chicken tikka masala
- chicken and broccoli rice casserole
- chicken adobo
- chicken cordon bleu
- chicken pot pie
- seasoned chicken with salsa verde
- cashew chicken
- chicken marsala
- chicken lime tacos
- crack chicken
So many people answered that they made baby back ribs the most often in the Instant Pot or slow cooker. I can see why! They are so easy to make in the IP and taste so great.
#3: Pot Roast
A whole slew or you answered you make pot roast with vegetables the most. And another group said that you make the Mississippi roast a lot. Pot roast is a perfect thing to make in the slow cooker or the Instant Pot! I can’t imagine making it any other way.
#4: Soup and Stew
Soup is one of my absolute favorite go-to meals in the winter and fall. It can be an all-in-one meal and it’s just so comforting. The instant pot makes soups super fast to get on the table. Here are some of your favorite soups:
- beef stew
- wild rice soup
- taco soup
- chicken enchilada soup
- corn chowder
- split pea soup
- white bean soup
- tortellini soup with sausage, spinach and mushrooms
Like soup and stew, chili was a super popular answer. There are so many different types of chili and they all taste great cooked in a slow cooker or Instant Pot.
- buffalo chicken chili
- white chicken chili
- chili colorado
- turkey lentil chili
#6: Pulled Pork
A very general answer of “pulled pork” was given so many times. I’m not sure what recipe you all are using or if it’s just one of those “recipes” you have in your head. But pulled pork can be made very easily in the Instant Pot in a relatively short amount of time compared to other methods.
#6: BBQ Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
My bbq meatloaf and mashed potatoes recipe was a very popular answer. I am so glad so many of you like this recipe. We just made it this weekend and loved it as much as ever.
#7: Hard Boiled Eggs
I’m glad that you have found the magic of making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot. For me it has been a game changer. I like to stick a hard boiled egg in my kids’ lunch each day. A little protein goes a long way!
#8: Mashed Potatoes/Potatoes
Another common response to what is your most often made recipes was mashed potatoes or potatoes in general. I also love using my Instant Pot to make potatoes. From potato salad to baked potatoes there’s so many easy ways to make them.
Spaghetti and spaghetti sauce came up a lot on this survey. I’m not sure which recipe everyone uses but I like spaghetti chicken myself.
Beans work out fabulous in the Instant Pot. The time it takes to cook is significantly reduced compared to other methods. Here are some recipes that you like that use beans:
- Mac and Cheese
- Other pasta dishes such as Tuscan Chicken Pasta or Bruschetta Chicken Pasta
- Gyros–beef, chicken, pork
So there you have it! Which recipes do you make the most at your house? Will you try any of these others?
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Tom Reinhart says
Karen, I am now a widower at age86. We have used only a few times, a Elite 6 qt pressure cooker. It seems everything having todo now with pressure cooking is Instant Pot directed. Should I retire my Elite and buy an Instant Pot to take advantage of all the recipes on your web site – and others – or are Instant Pot directions and Elite directions reasonably the same? I am sure I can experiment but… Thanks for any advice. My mouth waters just looking at your website. Tom
They will be pretty close! My recipes can be used with any electric pressure cooker. Some of the names of the buttons might be different though.
Rosslyn C says
I had my Instant Pot for a year before I had the nerve to try the yogurt recipe. You made it look so easy. I have made yogurt twice now and WOW!!! I am now a yogurt snob. I did use full fat milk. It was so much like sour cream without the tang. The only thing I forgot to do was sterilize the pot like it said in the Instant Pot recipe book I bought from Costco. Other than that I followed your video instructions to the letter. Most of the recipes are just for me, as my son won’t eat “soft foods” like pasta or yogurt or succulent meals like chicken thighs. He likes his food more well done, more like shoe leather. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes and videos and inspiration to all cooks, young and old. I am 84.
Good for you!! It’s never too late to learn something new!
James Williams says
I’ve owned my IP for several years. I use it more and more every year. My favorites, the ones that I make most often are “Potato salad”, “Pot Roast”, and “Stuffed pepper casserole” (every-thing is chopped, I add can of drained sweet corn and can of drained diced green beans, and leave out the spinach). I try cook something new every week, and your menu in your “365 Days of Crock pot” blog sure is fun to read. I’ve burned a few recipes (not often), and learned how to do it better next time. The answer to preventing burn was the introduction of the 3 quart pot-in-pot insert trick, it solves a lot of problems. I hope you’ll include at least one or two new Pot-n-pot recipes each week (and say specifically “Pot-n- Pot”, it helps me better categorize each menu favorite). I tried your Cheesecake #17, and it was perfect, a real crowd pleaser. I am making “shredded chicken” for chicken tacos tonight. My reason behind why I like the Pot-n-pot method, I burned the salmon, with guests coming over, lucky for me IP cooking is fast and easy, so I went to plan “B”, which was IP tamale casserole, and it was perfect, everyone liked the corn bread touch. Thank you signed James
Thanks for your comment James! Good idea on the 3 quart inside the 8 quart!
Grace S Arnold says
I adore my IP! I may be an old woman, but it is a joy to get out of my comfort zone and try new toys and recipes sometimes. Almost weekly, I make about a dozen hard boiled eggs, a pot of rice, and the basic seasoned chicken or pulled pork. It is nice to have things on hand so I don’t have to worry about what to make for supper.
My husband and dogs love the eggs, and they are available if I want to make macaroni, potato, chicken or tuna salads. With rice, it is always ready to have with the chicken or pork. When preparing these meats, I shred some and have some on hand to use in other ways.
Having fibromyalgia, I never know how I am going to feel on any given day. With prepared ingredients on hand, it is easy to throw together a quick meal.
On days when I am feeling well, I make other things, like pot roast, soups or stews, spaghetti or other pasta dishes for supper. The batches usually make three meals for us, so some of it goes in the freezer and/or to use for another meal later in the week. The nice thing is that I can put things into the IP, set it, and walk away. Life is also less stressful with meals in the freezer, too.
If you haven’t taken your Instant Pot out of the box, get going! You will wonder why you waited so long!
Good points Grace!!!
Robin Friedman says
I don’t have an Instant Pot, but I love my CrockPot. Is it possible for your emails to have a choice to just get emails for Crockpots?
Yes I will add you to that list.
Suzi Lipes says
How could you leave out Tuscan chicken? That is my all-time favourite favorite! Taste even better than next day!
Haha! you’re right that is a great one!
We are (my other kids & I) are getting my daughter an instant pot for her birthday this year! Instead of getting her a cookbook to go with it, she’s getting the address of your web site! Much better!!
Thanks for all your great recipes and tips!!
That is great!!! Thanks Susan!
Jane Ann says
Do you have an IP recipe ratatouille?
no but that sounds like a great summer dish!!!
Suzanne Crispens says
I made my first meatloaf in my IP. I can’t believe how moist it was….it was fantastic!
Good job! 👏👏
Why does my chicken curry burn in the IP? I’ve never had anything else burn.
Can I see the recipe? Is the sauce too thick? Maybe that’s why.
Kathleen M Long says
I can’t believe no one mentioned your Creamy Sausage Parmesan Pasta! Probably one of my all time favorites and SOOOOOOO easy!! Really good for all the newbies on the IP…a dump and go recipe! DELICIOUS! Like all the other readers, I have not really cooked much over the years, but I have to say, your recipes make everything so easy!! My husband is thrilled and hasn’t asked me the dreaded “what are we having for dinner” question in about a year! Thanks, Karen!!
Wow that’s so awesome. I really hate that question too Kathleen 🙂
Greta Isham says
I hated the dreaded “whatever you want to make, you know what I like” answer when asked what he wanted to have for dinner so I finally got him to slow down with that reply. One evening he gave me that answer and I told him I didn’t want to make anything – – so I didn’t! I had a relaxed evening with a good book and a sandwich later on when I got hungry. He really did make an effort after that to at least give me some idea of what things he’d like. LOL
Patty Young says
I’ve made my husbands favorite recipe. Barrocho beans. They turned our wonderful!! My favorite recipe for my insta pot!
I don’t know what Barrocho beans are! Can you give me the recipe?
Just made the Instant Post Lemon Herbed Chicken and Red Potatoes recipe last night – it was a HIT! I added fresh mushrooms as well, that was the only tweak. My husband said it was the best stew he has ever had! Thank you.
I’m in love with mushrooms to I’ll have to try that!
Joyce Andersen says
Hi Karen, I’ve had this instant pot now for a year and a half and it’s still in the box. I’m terrified of it! I love my crock pots (I have many of them!) but would love to try this – I’m just intimidated by it. I watched your “get started” video with your mother in law and tried to download the getting started booklet but couldn’t manage it so I’m still stymied. Besides hard boiled eggs, what’s the next best thing to try? I’d like to make dinner for my family and eggs are great but not enough! Thank you!
I would try rice. Or maybe a soup. Here is an article that you may like: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/10-instant-pot-recipes-beginners/
Marg Specht says
I too was very afraid of my IP (it stayed in the box for a month) but I finally jumped in with brown and wild rice. It was perfect. I did use it the a back pantry room behind a closed door. I went on to a full head of cabbage for cabbage rolls…. and then on to 2 soups. My husband and I can’t eat the amount of food that I make so our freezer is very full. Once you try it you will become addicted.
Thanks Karen for you recipes. They are an inspiration!
You’re welcome Marg!!
Sherry Tysver says
Mine was in the box for almost 2 1/2 years. When I finally got it out I followed the instructions and did the water test, then hard boiled eggs. I read the instructions very carefully. So often I see questions that have been answered in the instructions. I then chose a pasta recipe that had good reviews and it was awesome. I think the key is to read the directions and go for it. Doing all of this on one day made me lose all IP inhabition. Best of luck 🤩
Thanks for all your recipes. I’m a new instant pot owner. Love love your recipes. Thanks.
Zuppa Toscana copycat recipe is one of my favs.
I’ve been a Pothead for over 3 years, but lately I’ve been embracing the joys of slow cooking. Even though I love pressure cooking, slow cooking removes so much of the stress that inevitably goes with getting dinner on the table every night. Usually all I need to do is plate the food that’s been cooking for hours, and add a tossed salad or roasted or steamed veggies.
Yours is the only blog I know that gives me the choice with every recipe to cook it fast or cook it slow. Words can’t express how much I appreciate this. I can make something at the last minute, or prep when I want to during the day, with no rush to make sure everything finishes at the same time. It’s a huge relief to know that I don’t have to figure out how to make it work either way, because you’ve done that for me. Thank you! From the bottom of my heart (and my tummy!), a thousand thanks!
As for what I’ll make from this list, there’s very little on your blog that doesn’t appeal to me. You’re a treasured resource, and often the first place I look when searching for new recipes. If I want to make something, you’ve usually got a recipe for me.
Oh what a sweet note. Thank you so much! I really appreciate this positive boost to my day 🙂
Couldn’t have said it better. I’m so glad I found your blog.
If you like casseroles, try her hashbrown casserole. That is a recipe I make once a week, it’s wonderful.
Anne Olson says
Karen, your recipes are great; they hit the spot. I’ve been a potter since early spring, so still collecting recipes. Thanx.