Gather 'round, everyone! Whether you're a football fan or not (I prefer calling all sports "sportsball" honestly), there are two things that you can't deny: the Super Bowl has some entertaining ads, and it's a great time for food!
Regardless of what team you're rooting for this weekend, you'll probably be at someone's house or even a sports bar watching the game, or maybe you're hosting your own gathering at your home and having people bring some food over. While most people may just go buy something already made from the store, there's nothing like home-cooked food for you and your guests. And if you have an Instant Pot (which we're big fans of), there are some great recipes out there that are sure to impress your friends and family. We've gathered up some of the best recipes out there to keep your guests full and happy while you watch the big game.
Insant Pot DUO60 6-Qt Pressure Cooker
The possibilities are endless
Instant Pot DUO60 is the most popular model of Instant Pot. This 6-Qt size should be enough to feed up to four, but there are larger or smaller sizes available too. It acts as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, food warmer, and sauté pan. It cooks certain foods much faster than a slow cooker would!
- Instant Pot Award Winning Chili
- Instant Pot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Applebee's Copycat
- Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings
- Instant Pot No-Fail Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
- Instant Pot Corn on the Cob (With Cajun Butter & Lime)
- Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
- Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
- Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos
- Instant Pot Hummus
Instant Pot Award Winning Chili
With all of the sub-zero temperatures in the US lately, a bowl of hot chili sure sounds nice to warm everyone up. And even if you aren't in those states affected by the cold temperatures lately, chili is still downright tasty, especially the right recipe. This one from the Oh Sweet Basil blog utilizes bacon, which is like the secret ingredient, giving the chili a unique flavor. You'll want to use good quality bacon that's not thin or lacking fat, because otherwise, you may get the burn notice, and we don't want that!
Instant Pot Spinach and Artichoke Dip Applebee's Copycat
While Applebee's may not serve the best food (millennials are killing Applebee's, after all), they have some pretty darn good artichoke and spinach dip for tortilla chips. But who wants to go to Applebee's all the time just for this one side? The Adventures of a Nurse blog has come up with a copycat recipe that tastes just like the original, and it's a perfect snack for the Super Bowl. Plus, the ingredients are fairly easy to come by, and you may even have them already on-hand in your pantry. It's easy to make and requires little time (maybe around 10 minutes of cook time with pressure building up).
Best Instant Pot Chicken Wings
It's the Super Bowl, and it's not a party without some chicken wings, right? Believe it or not, using your Instant Pot for something like chicken wings is incredibly easy and fast to boot. Plus, you'll end up with some of the most tender, fall-off-the-bone chicken wings you've ever had! This recipe is simple enough for anyone, and you just need to put the wings under the broiler for a few minutes to get the skin brown and crispy. Easy peasy!
Instant Pot No-Fail Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
Love buffalo wings but don't care for the mess involved? Then Buffalo Chicken Meatballs are the next best thing! With these, you'll have the taste of delicious buffalo chicken, but without having to get buffalo sauce all over your hands as you dive right in. This recipe uses Frank's Buffalo Style Hot Sauce, which is the perfect buffalo flavor. Plus, it's fool-proof and easy to make so everyone's happy.
Easy BBQ Instant Pot Ribs
Ribs are a staple for social gatherings, especially for an event like the Super Bowl. But did you know that you don't need a grill to get some of the most delicious, fall-off-the-bone tender ribs you'll ever make? That's right, you can do it with your Instant Pot and oven, so you can still make them even with the cold temperatures out there. Amy + Jacky of Pressure Cook Recipes are fairly well known in the Instant Pot Community Facebook group, so you can definitely trust their recipes! This one for BBQ ribs is simple enough with just a few key ingredients, and a few minutes in the oven after coming out of the Instant Pot.
Instant Pot Corn on the Cob (With Cajun Butter & Lime)
Corn on the cob is one of my favorite snacks, and I find that it's great to have in a social gathering. Plus, it's incredibly easy to make in general, with or without an Instant Pot. But since we want to make use of our Instant Pots this weekend, this recipe is definitely worth trying out. You'll cook corn under pressure for a few minutes, and then mix in some seasonings to create flavor, bringing the corn back in to coat it in flavorful cajun butter. It adds a nice kick to the corn, and the lime gives it that nice tang. If you don't like spicy, then you can always flavor it however you want.
Instant Pot Deviled Eggs
Eggs are so easy to make and so tasty! Honestly, I can't resist eggs, and I like to make them as a snack quite often with my Instant Pot. However, for potlucks, deviled eggs make a great appetizer for everyone, especially for the Super Bowl. To make them, all you need to do is make some hard boiled eggs first (5-5-5 method, which involves 5 minutes under pressure, 5 minutes natural release, and 5 minutes ice bath), and then you peel and cut the eggs in half lengthwise, removing all of the yolks. The yolks are then mixed with the other ingredients until smooth, put back into the eggs, sprinkled with paprika, and served. Easy, right? Your Super Bowl guests will be gobbling this one up!
Instant Pot Mac and Cheese
Mac and cheese is an American classic, and it's perfect to go with the American sport of football. Plus, who doesn't love some good mac and cheese comfort food that doesn't come from a blue box? One of my favorite recipes that I've made a few times is the Salty Marshmallow Mac and Cheese. What makes this one good is the fact that chicken broth is used instead of water, and using hot sauce adds a nice bit of flavor to your dish. And while you can use whatever cheeses you want (shred up a brick yourself for best results), the combo that's in the recipe is a nice mashup. Plus, you can never have too much cheese, yum!
Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa Tacos
Beef barbacoa is delicious, but it can take hours in a slow cooker. Fortunately, the time is reduced by quite a bit with an Instant Pot! And tacos are great to serve for others, because who can resist a tasty taco? This recipe from Epicurious features easily obtainable ingredients, and all you need for the protein is a chuck roast, which is affordable and readily available. And if you don't have all of the ingredients, substitutions can be made without ruining the flavor.
Instant Pot Hummus
Hummus is another staple of get-togethers, and it's entirely possible to make some hummus in your Instant Pot without needing to soak the beans, thus saving time. This recipe over at Everyday Maven is tried-and-true by many other Instant Pot users, and only takes about an hour total to prep, cook, and serve to your Super Bowl guests. The recipe also mentions reserving the liquid after you cook the beans, which can be used for future batches of hummus or even soups.
Some helpful accessories to get the most out of Instant Pot
While most of these recipes can be made with just the Instant Pot, some could benefit from some optional accessories. Here's some great accessories that you should always have on hand when cooking with the Instant Pot.
Don't touch the water
Instant Pot Official Silicone Steamer Basket
This silicone steamer basket fits perfectly into your Instant Pot. It allows you to pressure cook or steam food without it sitting in the liquid at the bottom. The handles make it easy to take out of the pot once it is done cooking.
Instant Pot Official Silicone Egg Rack
Eggs for all
This silicone egg rack sits at the bottom of your Instant Pot, and can hold up to 9 eggs, so you can cook large batches of hard-boiled eggs at once. These are also stackable, so you can do up to 18 at once if you have two of them. Just use the 5-5-5 method and get the perfect hard boiled egg, every time!
Get ready for a tasty Super Bowl
No matter which team you're rooting for, these Instant Pot recipes are sure to impress your guests and keep them happy and full. Plus, you can reuse them year round! Save your recipes with one of these recipe apps and break them out whenever you're hankering for some tasty meals!
What are you making for the Super Bowl? Who are you rooting for? Sound off in the comments!
January 2020: Updated for the 2020 Super Bowl.
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