13 Meals to Make in Your Instant Pot This Fall

by Justina Huddleston
Aug 24, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Fall is coming, and that means one thing: It's time to get serious about comfort food. But so many of our favorite cold-weather dishes take a long time to make, whether it's a slowly braised cut of meat or a hearty pot of bubbling beans.

Luckily, thanks to the Instant Pot, these comfort food classics don't have to take all day. Mac and cheese in 10 minutes? Consider it done.

Falling-off-the-bone ribs? Yup, you can have them on the table in less than an hour. The key is the high pressure that's generated in the Instant Pot, which dramatically cuts the cooking time of all your favorite dishes. You’ll start to wonder how you ever lived through winter without one.

So stock up on those inexpensive, tough hunks of meat and some cheap dried beans. Thanks to the Instant Pot, they'll be magically turned into dinners that will warm you from the inside out.

1 /13: Instant Pot chunky beef chili

1/13 :Instant Pot chunky beef chili

Forget the beans — this hearty chili is all about the tender, pressure-cooked beef.

2 /13: Instant Pot brisket sliders

2/13 :Instant Pot brisket sliders

Tender, saucy brisket sliders are the perfect winter party replacement for your go-to summer finger foods. 

3 /13: Instant Pot bean & sausage soup

3/13 :Instant Pot bean & sausage soup

Hearty pressure-cooked beans get creamy and tender, flavored with bold sausage for a craveable meal.

4 /13: Instant Pot Vietnamese beef stew

4/13 :Instant Pot Vietnamese beef stew

This low-carb, gluten-free stew of tender spiced beef and turnips is full of flavor. 

5 /13: Instant Pot cassoulet

5/13 :Instant Pot cassoulet

Master this classic French dish in no time with the help of your pressure cooker. 

6 /13: Instant Pot tempeh tagine

6/13 :Instant Pot tempeh tagine

Warm spices, sweet dried fruit, tomatoes and lemons make this vegan tagine a satisfying meal. 

7 /13: Instant Pot chicken burrito lasagna

7/13 :Instant Pot chicken burrito lasagna

Spicy, cheesy chicken burrito lasagna is made with flour tortillas instead of pasta and cooks up in 10 minutes.

8 /13: Instant Pot kielbasa & sauerkraut

8/13 :Instant Pot kielbasa & sauerkraut

Tangy sauerkraut and kielbasa cooked in the Instant Pot make for a delicious meal in rolls or over pasta.

9 /13: Instant Pot Buffalo chicken soup

9/13 :Instant Pot Buffalo chicken soup

Spicy Buffalo chicken soup will warm you from the inside out. 

10 /13: Instant Pot Thai green curry

10/13 :Instant Pot Thai green curry

The warming spices in this Thai green curry will keep out the cold all winter long. 

11 /13: Instant Pot country style ribs

11/13 :Instant Pot country style ribs

Less expensive cuts of meat like country-style ribs become meltingly tender in the Instant Pot. 

12 /13: Instant Pot mac & cheese

12/13 :Instant Pot mac & cheese

Homemade macaroni and cheese can be made in just five minutes thanks to your Instant Pot. 

13 /13: Instant Pot chicken noodle soup

13/13 :Instant Pot chicken noodle soup

Nothing hits the spot on a chilly day like a big bowl of homemade chicken noodle soup.