The Instant Pot can be used for commonly thought of foods such as soup, rice and hard boiled eggs but did you know all of these surprising uses of the Instant Pot?
10 Surprising Uses of the Instant Pot
If you need a bunch of chopped boiled eggs for a recipe I have a great trick for you. Some people call this “egg loaf.” Basically you crack as many eggs in a dish that you need and then cook them very quickly in your Instant Pot. Once the eggs are cooked you can cut them up easily on a cutting board. This saves so much time because there is NO PEELING!!! I like to use these eggs for cobb salad, avocado egg salad, egg salad or potato salad.
A frozen chuck roast is cooked until moist and tender in your Instant Pot along with seasoned vegetables. This is good for people like me who want to use frozen items but don’t remember to defrost them the day before!
I made the ramen noodles in the Instant Pot and my son made them in a pot on the stove. Which turned out faster? Watch the video to find out. You can see other boxed and packaged foods that I’ve tried in the Instant Pot here.
Make fluffy, moist baked potatoes in your Instant Pot without foil and in just a few minutes!
I love making baked potatoes in the Instant Pot because they are:
- faster than the oven
- fluffy and moist
- don’t require foil
- you can pile in as many potatoes as will fit (even past the max fill line)
Using your Instant Pot as a double boiler is a great way to melt the chocolate and then keep it warm and melty as you dip, dip, dip until your heart’s content. The Instant Pot keeps the chocolate the PERFECT temperature the entire time that you are dipping. I think that it’s much easier to use than the stove top method or the microwave method because the Instant Pot is placed on the counter and your parchment or waxed paper is placed right next to it. This leads to much less mess and it’s very convenient.
26 More Surprising Uses of the Instant Pot…
Here are some other fun ways to use your Instant Pot! Some are from me and others are from other bloggers. Enjoy!
- Vanilla extract
- Sterilizing bottles
- Cottage Cheese
- Rasbperry Cordial
- Lemon Curd
- Apple Cider
- Apple Sauce
- Deodorizing house using lemon essential oil on steam
- Whole Pumpkin
- Proofing bread
- Iced Tea
- Potato Salad
- Rice Pudding
- Dog Food
- Boxed Mac and Cheese
- Chicken Wings
- Reheating leftovers
- Bone Broth
- Tamale Pie
- Apple Butter
- Spaghetti Squash
And while not surprising, these are my favorite ways to use my Instant Pot...
What is your favorite way to use your Instant Pot? Do you have any surprising or weird things you use it for? I’d love to know! Comment below.
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