The past 40 days have been different to say the least. Different than at any other time. We’ve all been home a lot more than normal. Eating at home a lot more than normal. Cooking a lot more than normal. Going to the grocery store a lot less than normal.
So because of all this un-normalness going on I thought it would be interesting to pull up stats to see which recipes have been viewed a lot more than normal. I wanted to see what people were making the most with the foods that they have at home in their pantries and freezers.
Here are the recipes with the biggest percentage increase over the last month or so…
#10: Slow Cooker Mexican Black Beans and Rice
Percentage increase: 229%
This one is a staple at my house! It’s a meatless recipe that’s fast and easy to get going with only a handful of ingredients.
#9: Instant Pot Recipes with Frozen Chicken Breasts
Percentage increase: 231%
One of the coolest things about the Instant Pot is cooking meats from frozen in a short amount of time. Here are plenty of ideas on how to use your bag of frozen chicken.
#8: Instant Pot Creamy Hamburger Tortellini Soup
Percentage Increase: 238%
If you’re looking for some comfort in the form of a soup this is a great one to make!
#7: Instant Pot Sausage Gravy
Percentage Increase: 244%
More time to prepare breakfast? This biscuits and gravy is a southern comfort food delight!
#6: Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup
Percentage Increase: 399%
If you’re looking to get your Panera Bread fix at home try this broccoli soup. I believe this version is just as good or better than you could order at any restaurant!
#5: Instant Pot Cheater Lasagna
Percentage Increase: 405%
You can make this Instant Pot lasagna pasta recipe with 6 ingredients and in just a few minutes instead of the more laborious traditional lasagna.
#4: Slow Cooker 3 Ingredient Chicken and Gravy
Percentage Increase: 442%
This recipe has just 3 ingredients…chicken, onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup. It’s perfect served over mashed potatoes or noodles.
#3: Instant Pot Chicken Margherita Pasta
Percentage Increase: 456%
Penne pasta, bites of chicken, halved grape tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, fresh basil and mozzarella all come together in a simple but totally flavorful one pot meal.
Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Salsa Pasta
Percentage Increase: 556%
This recipe calls for only 4 ingredients. It’s the easiest recipe ever and I must say quite tasty!
Instant Pot Million Dollar Spaghetti
Percentage Increase: 1271% (wow!!!)
Spaghetti but a whole lot better! Kids and adults love this one.
Have you been eating differently this past month? What kinds of dinners have you had? I’d love to know!
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karen Lea eaton says
Love your recipes, before and doing pandemic. New favorite is balsamic vinaigrette chicken recipe. This 2 ingredient recipe is do easy and delicious. We love over rice with vegetables. I make my own balsamic dressings so always have ingredients on hand.
I’m glad I could be helpful. And yes that recipe is so easy and so tasty!!
Ellen Campbell says
Karen, First I want to thank for your wonderful website. Two yrs, ago I bought the Lux mini. I use it so much, I actually bought a second IP (Duo 6qt.} I have a question about the Ranch Chicken Taco Rice Recipe. I used the Lux mini IP and the taste and flavors were great it was quite dry. Do I need to add more water next time?
Hi Ellen, I would try adding an additional quarter cup of broth. I bet that will help!
Can’t thank you enough Karen. I would be lost w/o you and the IP. We never ate at home until 2 months ago. The IP is by far the best investment ever made. I would get so stressed out trying to cook several dishes at a time. I am no longer afraid of the kitchen. BTW, love your new kitchen! We have a new kitchen too but sorry we used can lighting. Can’t see a thing. Wishing we have your lights.
I am so glad to hear that you are enjoying my recipes Dawn!! And it’s so fun to have a new kitchen. That’s too bad about your lighting though!
Robyn Johnson says
I’m new to IP. I use my crock pot often because of the ease and was wondering if and how I can incorporate crock pot recipes into IP. Is there a conversion guide on how much cooking time, crock pot versus IP? I know with my crock pot I can open it and add things often but not so with IP. I tried a beef stew and my potatoes became mush and part of the sauce. Probably because with the crock pot I usually throw the potatoes in first because they take longer to cook. When I did the IP I just threw everything in together. My bad, I usually don’t follow recipes so since I’ve made it so often I should have looked up the recipe for IP beef stew. I feel like this is a whole new learning curve. I think I’m a little bit intimidated by the cooker. I know its silly! I would love to incorporate my crock pot recipes to my IP. Any suggestions? thanks for your help. You’d a laughed at watching my husband and I trying to put the IP together. They sent an extra rubber ring and for the life of us we could not figure out where it went. We had no idea it was an extra. thank goodness for you tube and on line blogs. 🙂
Bonnie S says
I have to say that it’s a good thing you’re here, because Karen has converted a huge amount of crock pot recipes to work in the instant pot. She’s done all the testing already so you don’t have to. Just know that in the IP you will use much more liquid than you do in a crock pot. Go to the (almost) top left of her page and click on “filter recipes” to help you search the site. Her recipes are delicious!
Haha! Glad you finally figured out what the sealing ring was for.
There is no hard and fast rule about making crockpot recipes into Instant Pot recipes. If you give me a recipe I could tell you what I would do.
A YVONNE MENDENHALL says
We loved the Cheater Lasagne. I wanted to do meatless so added some fresh spinach leaving out the sausage and it was delicious. I’ll be making that again for sure! THANKS!
We are also making popcorn more often that usual and like the easy instant pot method and clean up.
Yum! Sounds like you are eating good at your house 😊
Popcorn in the IP??!!
I must have missed that recipe!!!
Dee Hall says
We have been grilling a lot. B/S marinated chicken breasts one day and sandwiches the next or on a green salad. IP boiled eggs for tuna salad, deviled eggs, and egg salad. IP dried pintos one day and chili the next, also refried beans, Spanish rice, and beef enchiladas. Lots and lots of homemade breads–from homemade rolls, cornbread, homemade biscuits, raisin bread, Cajun bread, onion bread and hamburger buns, IP spaghetti, bow ties and rice. Even made homemade pizza dough with all the fixings. Also a lot of homemade cakes,
Wow Dee! I want to come live at your house. Sounds so tasty!