When you ask people why the Instant Pot is such a game changer for them, most of us are going to say “because it saves time”. In most cases, the Instant Pot can drastically reduce the cooking time of whatever you are making: yes, timing can be unexpected in the Instant Pot, but when you are doing a simple meal, the Instant Pot can come in handy. Not only it saves time when it comes to the cooking, but also because of the time you save by not “monitoring” what you are making. I’m going to stop blablaing about the Instant Pot and present you this week’s 2 Instant Pot Meals.
Vegan Bolognese Gnocchi
- 1 package gnocchi (700 grams)
- 2 Carrots, 1 onion, 3 garlic cloves, a handful of spinach
- 2 Vegan steaks (I used herta’s vegan steak soy steak)
- 1 cup of veggie broth
- 1 cup Tomato sauce
- Oregano, parsley, salt & pepper
- Olive oil
- Sauté all the ingredients (steak, carrots, onion & garlic) for 2-3 minutes.
- Add the tomato sauce, broth and spices.
- Add the gnocchi on top.
- Close the lid, set the valve to sealing and click on manual. Set the timer to 3 minutes. The Instant Pot will take around 15 to 20 minutes to reach pressure. When the timer goes off, do a Quick Release (QR). When it’s safe to do so, open the lid.
- Add the spinach and mix everything well.
- Enjoy !
Tortellini tomato soup
So I had previously posted this recipe in tofucado (around january) and it quickly became a fan favorite. I decided that I could re-do it again, this time in a video recipe, just to show you the simplicity of it!
Last time I realized that the stuffed pasta I used wasn’t really tortellini (oops, my bad), but this time, I did it with tortellini and it still works amazingly!
An endless list of instant pot meals
If you still wanna try other Instant Pot meals that are easy, (mostly) dump & go, and delicious, try these out (some are mine, some aren’t!)
- Creamy mushroom risotto
- 20 minute primavera pasta
- Sweet potato and carrot soup
- Taco Pasta
- Sweet potato & quinoa chili