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    20 Budget Instant Pot Dinners That Don't Take Forever To Make

    Minimum prep, maximum payoff.

    When it comes to saving time and money on dinner, the Instant Pot is key.

    It's great at taking inexpensive kitchen staples — like grains, beans, noodles, and eggs — and cooking them fast, and in a way that's almost completely hands off.

    Below are some of our favorite under-$10 recipes that put the Instant Pot to use: from budget one-pot pastas, to family-style chilis and soups, to meal prep grain bowls.

    • A pricing note: Costs were calculated via Instacart, so local prices may vary. (We also assumed you had some pantry staples — like salt, olive oil, butter, and spices — already on hand!)

    1. Instant Pot Mac 'n' Cheese

    2. 2-Ingredient Coconut Curry Pork

    3. Protein-Packed Vegetarian Chili

    4. Meal Prep Instant Pot Veggies & Rice

    5. Korean-Inspired BBQ Beef

    6. Vegan Veggie-Packed Pasta

    7. Loaded Baked Potatoes

    8. Foil Pack Instant Pot Meatloaf

    9. Vegetarian Tikka Masala

    10. 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Egg Bake

    11. Instant Pot Spaghetti With Meat Sauce

    12. Instant Pot Chicken & Potato Soup

    13. Instant Pot Fried Rice

    14. Instant Pot Salsa Shredded Chicken

    15. Instant Pot Pinto Beans With Chorizo

    16. Instant Pot Pasta Soup

    17. Dump Dinner Tex Mex Quinoa

    18. Instant Pot Mongolian Beef

    19. Instant Pot Lentils With Spinach

    20. Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore