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16 Instant Pot Recipes You Can Make With Just Five Ingredients

It doesn't get easier than this.

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1. 5-Ingredient Cheesy Egg Bake

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Made with bacon, frozen hash browns, eggs, milk, and cheese, this is a perfectly acceptable breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Feel free to load it up with whatever else is in your kitchen. Get the recipe.

2. Instant Pot Barbecue Ribs

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Done in 30 minutes with just five ingredients, it couldn't be easier to make ribs that literally fall off the bone. Get the recipe.

3. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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Start with boneless skinless chicken breasts, enchilada sauce, cheese, and tortillas. Then, you can add any of your favorite Mexican toppings from olives and jalapeños to salsa and guacamole. Get the recipe.

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4. Carnitas Soup

If you have leftover carnitas, this soup is a no-brainer. Or buy a pack of Trader Joe's fully cooked carnitas to save yourself a ton of time and effort. Get the recipe.
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If you have leftover carnitas, this soup is a no-brainer. Or buy a pack of Trader Joe's fully cooked carnitas to save yourself a ton of time and effort. Get the recipe.

5. Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Thou shalt always have a package of frozen meatballs on hand. That way, you can throw together a no-brainer weeknight dinner like this. Get the recipe.

6. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

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Thanks to your handy dandy Instant Pot, you don't even have to wait for a pot of water to boil to make comforting, melty mac 'n' cheese. Get the recipe.

7. Salsa Shredded Chicken

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Make a big batch of this spicy shredded chicken and use it to make tacos, pulled chicken sandwiches, or even a killer salad topper. Get the recipe.

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8. Spanish Rice

This flavorful Mexican rice — seasoned with garlic, crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth — is a real budget meal that'll fill you up. Serve it with beans, tortillas, or as a base for your favorite protein. Get the recipe.
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This flavorful Mexican rice — seasoned with garlic, crushed tomatoes, and vegetable broth — is a real budget meal that'll fill you up. Serve it with beans, tortillas, or as a base for your favorite protein. Get the recipe.

9. Chicken Burrito Lasagna

Do you like lasagna? How about burritos? And enchiladas? Consider this layered, saucy chicken dish a hybrid of all three. Get the recipe.
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Do you like lasagna? How about burritos? And enchiladas? Consider this layered,

saucy chicken dish a hybrid of all three. Get the recipe.

10. Instant Pot Pulled Pork

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Save time (and cash) by opting for a store-bought rub instead of this from-scratch version. Get the recipe.

11. Fried Rice

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You can add whatever protein you have on hand — like shrimp, chicken, or tofu —to this easy fried rice. Pro tip: It tastes even better as leftovers. Get the recipe.

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12. Chicken Chili Verde

Use your favorite cut of chicken like breasts or thighs and cook it with cumin, garlic powder, and salsa verde. The result is a seriously juicy salsa chicken you can wrap up in tacos or enjoy straight with a fork. Get the recipe.
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Use your favorite cut of chicken like breasts or thighs and cook it with cumin, garlic powder, and salsa verde. The result is a seriously juicy salsa chicken you can wrap up in tacos or enjoy straight with a fork. Get the recipe.

13. Broccoli Cheese Soup

Ten minutes and five ingredients (plus salt, pepper, and olive oil from your pantry) is all that's separating you from this super comforting soup. Get the recipe.
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Ten minutes and five ingredients (plus salt, pepper, and olive oil from your pantry) is all that's separating you from this super comforting soup. Get the recipe.

14. White Chicken Chili

This soup freezes perfectly, so make a big batch and freeze it in individual portions for a perfect dinner when you don't feel like cooking. Get the recipe.
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This soup freezes perfectly, so make a big batch and freeze it in individual portions for a perfect dinner when you don't feel like cooking. Get the recipe.

15. Instant Pot Carnitas

Making carnitas from scratch can be a tedious process, but not here. After about 90 minutes, this tender, pull-apart pork will basically cook itself. Get the recipe.
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Making carnitas from scratch can be a tedious process, but not here. After about 90 minutes, this tender, pull-apart pork will basically cook itself. Get the recipe.

16. Spaghetti Squash

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Add a cup of water to your pressure cooker and then pierce the spaghetti squash several times around the sides as you would a sweet potato. After about 25 minutes, you can slice your squash in half and the insides will fall right out. Toss it with your favorite pasta sauce like pesto or marinara. Get the recipe.