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UNUSUAL KETO INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR 2024

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Welcome to what I consider to be the most unusual  Keto Instant Pot Recipes for 2024!

I’m writing this blog because I adore this kitchen gadget. The Instant Pot is an amazing kitchen tool, far superior to any crock pot I’ve ever used. That’s what I call it—a Keto Instant Pot because that’s what it’s used for!

The Instant Pot I’m using has 11 different settings: air fry, roast, bake, dehydrate, pressure cook, slow cook, rice cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, sauté pan, sterilizer, and food warmer. Can you believe you can use the Instant Pot as an air fryer? It’s incredible! You can cook fast or slow. I’ve prepared a variety of keto-friendly dishes in my magical pot, and I stand behind this product 100%.

For this blog I decided to use pictures of keto dishes that can be prepared in the Instant Pot.

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WHAT IS AN INSTANT POT?

An Instant Pot is a versatile kitchen appliance used for cooking various dishes quickly and easily. It combines several kitchen appliances into one, such as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, yogurt maker, and more. This multi-functional device simplifies meal preparation and saves time in the kitchen. With its ability to cook food under pressure, it speeds up the cooking process significantly. Additionally, it offers convenience and flexibility in meal planning, making it a popular choice for busy individuals and families. Overall, an Instant Pot is a must-have tool for anyone looking to streamline their cooking routine and enjoy delicious homemade meals with minimal effort.

CAN YOU USE INSTANT POT FOR YOUR KETO DIET?

Pulled Pork in Keto Instant Pot

Yes, you can use the Instant Pot for a Keto diet. The Instant Pot offers versatility and convenience for preparing Keto-friendly meals. It allows you to cook various low-carb dishes quickly and easily. Additionally, the Instant Pot is suitable for cooking meats, vegetables, and soups, which are staples of the Keto diet. By using the Instant Pot, you can create flavorful and nutritious meals that align with Keto principles. Moreover, the Instant Pot‘s pressure cooking feature helps retain the nutrients and flavors of ingredients, making it an ideal tool for Keto cooking. In summary, incorporating the Instant Pot into your Keto diet can streamline meal preparation and support your dietary goals.

HOW DO I USE AN INSTANT POT?

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To use an Instant Pot, first, familiarize yourself with its parts and functions. Next, add ingredients to the pot according to your recipe. Then, close the lid securely and set the desired cooking mode using the control panel. After that, adjust the cooking time and pressure level as needed. Once everything is set, press the start button to begin cooking. During cooking, avoid opening the lid unnecessarily to maintain pressure. When the cooking cycle is complete, release the pressure manually or let it release naturally, depending on the recipe. Finally, carefully open the lid away from you, and your meal is ready to enjoy. Remember to clean the Instant Pot thoroughly after each use for optimal performance.

WHAT BEST KETO INSTANT POT RECIPES CAN I MAKE?

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You can make a variety of Keto recipes with an Instant Pot. Some popular options include Keto-friendly soups, such as broccoli cheddar or creamy cauliflower. Additionally, you can prepare tender and flavorful meats like roast beef or pulled pork using the pressure cooking function. For sides, consider making Keto mashed cauliflower or garlic butter green beans. If you’re in the mood for something hearty, try making Keto-friendly chili or creamy chicken Alfredo. Furthermore, the Instant Pot can also be used to prepare Keto desserts like cheesecake or chocolate lava cake. With the versatility of the Instant Pot, the options for Keto recipes are endless, allowing you to enjoy delicious and satisfying meals while staying within your dietary guidelines.

 

HOW DO I CLEAN AN INSTANT POT?

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Cleaning an Instant Pot is straightforward and simple. Start by unplugging the device and allowing it to cool down completely. Then, disassemble the removable parts such as the inner pot, sealing ring, lid, and steam rack. Wash these parts with warm, soapy water using a sponge or cloth. For tough stains or residue, you can use a mild abrasive cleaner or baking soda paste. Rinse the parts thoroughly and dry them with a clean towel. Next, wipe down the exterior of the Instant Pot with a damp cloth. Pay attention to any food splatters or spills around the control panel. Finally, reassemble the Instant Pot once all the parts are clean and dry, and it’s ready for future use. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help keep your Instant Pot in optimal condition for years to come.

WHAT ARE THE COOKING TIMES FOR DIFFERENT FOODS IN AN INSTANT POT?

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Cooking times in an Instant Pot vary depending on the type of keto-friendly food you’re preparing. For instance, chicken breasts typically cook in 8-10 minutes on high pressure, while cauliflower florets take around 2-3 minutes. For low-carb vegetables like zucchini or bell peppers, 1-2 minutes is usually sufficient. When cooking cauliflower rice or shirataki noodles, you’ll need about 3-5 minutes. For tougher cuts of keto-friendly meats like beef brisket or lamb shanks, you may need 20-30 minutes. It’s essential to adjust the cooking time based on the size and thickness of the food. Always refer to a keto recipe or Instant Pot cooking guide for specific instructions tailored to each dish.

CAN I COOK FROZEN MEAT IN AN INSTANT POT?

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Yes, you can cook frozen meat in an Instant Pot. However, it’s essential to ensure proper cooking times and safety precautions. When cooking frozen meat, you may need to increase the cooking time by approximately 50% compared to fresh meat. This compensates for the additional time required for the Instant Pot to come to pressure and thaw the meat. Additionally, it’s crucial to check the internal temperature of the meat after cooking to ensure it reaches the recommended safe temperature. Using the Instant Pot’s “Manual” or “Pressure Cook” setting is typically the best option for cooking frozen meat efficiently. Always refer to specific recipes or guidelines for cooking frozen meat in your Instant Pot to ensure safe and delicious results.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN INSTANT POT MODELS?

The differences between Instant Pot models vary depending on the specific model you choose. However, some common variations include the size, features, and cooking programs available. For example, different models may have varying capacities, ranging from three quarts to eight quarts, catering to different household sizes. Additionally, some models offer advanced features such as yogurt making, sous vide, or cake baking functions, while others focus on essential cooking functions like pressure cooking, slow cooking, and sautéing. Higher-end models may include built-in smart programs with preset cooking times and temperatures for various dishes, while more basic models may require manual adjustment. When choosing an Instant Pot model, consider your cooking needs, preferences, and budget to select the one that best suits your lifestyle.

IS THE INSTANT POT SAFE TO USE?

Yes, the Instant Pot is safe to use when used according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s equipped with multiple safety features such as lid locking mechanisms, pressure release valves, and thermal sensors to prevent accidents. Additionally, the Instant Pot has undergone rigorous testing and meets various safety standards set by regulatory agencies. As with any kitchen appliance, it’s essential to follow safety guidelines, such as ensuring the sealing ring is properly seated, releasing pressure carefully, and avoiding overfilling the pot. With proper use and maintenance, the Instant Pot provides a convenient and safe cooking experience for users.

CAN I BAKE IN AN INSTANT POT?

Yes, you can bake in an Instant Pot using specific accessories like a cake pan or silicone mold. While the Instant Pot is primarily known for pressure cooking, it also has functions like “Cake” or “Steam” that can be used for baking. To bake in an Instant Pot, you’ll need to adjust recipes for the pot’s size and cooking method. It’s essential to use appropriate baking containers that fit comfortably inside the Instant Pot and to follow baking instructions carefully. While baking in an Instant Pot may take longer than traditional methods, it can be a convenient option, especially if you want to avoid heating up your kitchen with a traditional oven.

HOW DO I TROUBLESHOOT COMMON INSTANT POT PROBLEMS?

To troubleshoot common Instant Pot problems, start by checking if the sealing ring is properly installed and not damaged, as this can cause pressure issues. Ensure that the steam release valve is in the sealing position and not clogged with food debris. If your Instant Pot is not coming to pressure, check for leaks and make sure the sealing ring and valve are clean. If the pot is not heating properly, verify that the inner pot is correctly positioned and that there is enough liquid inside. Additionally, resetting the Instant Pot by unplugging it for a few minutes can sometimes resolve minor issues. If problems persist, consult the user manual or contact Instant Pot customer support for assistance.

WHAT ARE SOME INSTANT POT ACCESSORIES I SHOULD CONSIDER PURCHASING?

Keto Instant Pot

When considering purchasing Instant Pot accessories, there are several options to enhance your cooking experience. A tempered glass lid allows you to use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker or for sautéing without the pressure cooking lid. A steamer basket expands your cooking capabilities by enabling you to steam vegetables, seafood, and dumplings. Silicone egg molds are perfect for making hard-boiled or soft-boiled eggs in fun shapes. Additionally, extra sealing rings are useful for ensuring a tight seal and preventing flavors from transferring between dishes. Silicone mitts or heat-resistant gloves provide protection when handling hot components. Finally, a stainless steel inner pot serves as a durable and easy-to-clean alternative to the non-stick coating of the original pot. Consider these accessories to make the most of your Instant Pot cooking adventures.

WHAT OTHER KETO RECIPES CAN YOU PREPARE THAT ARE NOT IN THE INSTANT POT?

Here are some Keto Low-carb Salmon dishes you may want to prepare:

Smoked Salmon Rolls (Heart Healthy)

Cajun Salmon (Heart Healthy)

Maple Lemon Salmon (Heart Healthy)

Salmon and Brussels Sprouts (Heart Healthy)

Bacon-Wrapped Salmon Asparagus (Heart Healthy)

Salmon with Lemon, Honey, Thyme

Fresh Pasta Salmon

Salmon Canapes

WHAT ARE THE BEST KETO INSTANT POT RECIPES FOR 2024?

QUICK KETO BEEF STROGANOFF

BY THINLICIOUS: If you’re looking for an easy healthy family meal, cooked in just 30 minutes, then Keto Beef Stroganoff In The Instant Pot could be on your dinner table tonight.

KETO INSTANT POT CARNITAS

BY PRIMIVERA KITCHEN: This crispy and delicious Keto Instant Pot Carnitas recipe is the best pulled pork recipe you’ll ever make! Super easy to make in the pressure cooker and then broiled in the oven, this carnitas recipe is flavourful, tender, and juicy.

KETO INSTANT POT CRACK CHICKEN

BY KICKING CARBS: Keto Instant Pot Crack Chicken is my ultimate quick and easy dinner. Chicken is perfectly seasoned, coated in a creamy cheese sauce, and topped with crispy bacon. It is perfect served with a green salad or over cauliflower rice. So creamy, rich, and satisfying.

LOW-CARB INSTANT POT LEMON CHICKEN

THE WHOLESOME RECIPE BOX: This recipe is Trim Healthy Mama friendly (THM S), low carb, Keto friendly and gluten free. It only has 2g of net carbs per serving!

INSTANT POT LOW-CARB SWEET AND SPICY BARBECUE CHICKEN WINGS

BY REAL BALANCED: These Instant Pot Low-Carb Sweet & Spicy Barbecue Chicken Wings top the chart on my Could-Eat-For-Every-Meal-Every-Day List. You, honestly, would never get bored of them!

LOW-CARB INSTANT POT COCONUT SALMON WITH FRESH HERBS AND LIME

BY PURE WOW: Instant Pot salmon? Yes, it’s a thing, and it’s delicious. Give Sarah Copeland’s recipe for coconut salmon with fresh herbs and lime—from her new Instant Family Meals—one taste and you’ll never look back.

LOW-CARB INSTANT POT THAI PORK COCONUT CURRY

BY YUMMY FOR ADAM: This fiery Instant Pot pork curry is bursting with classic Thai flavours! Succulent pieces of pork simmered in a spicy blend of aromatic spices, coconut milk, and a touch of heat. This tantalizing combination of flavours will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. A perfectly cooked low carb, Paleo, and whole30 friendly curry in a fraction of the time!

KETO INSTANT POT BUTTER CHICKEN

BY KETO FOCUS: Keto Butter Chicken is protein-packed, full of natural spices, and low in carbs and sugar. Plus it’s made in an Instant Pot to provide a healthy, lip-smacking dinner in under 30 minutes.

LOW-CARB INSTANT POT THAI PORK COCONUT CURRY

BY YUMMY FOR ADAM: This fiery Instant Pot pork curry is bursting with classic Thai flavours! Succulent pieces of pork simmered in a spicy blend of aromatic spices, coconut milk, and a touch of heat. This tantalizing combination of flavours will leave your taste buds tingling with delight. A perfectly cooked low carb, Paleo, and whole30 friendly curry in a fraction of the time!

BUFFALO CHICKEN CAULIFLOWER MAC AND CHEESE

BY PEACE, LOVE AND LOW-CARB: This rich and cheesy Keto Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Mac and Cheese is the ultimate in gluten free keto comfort food. With the spiciness of the buffalo sauce and the cooling blue cheese, it is perfectly balanced. Best of all, it has minimal ingredients and can be on the table in under an hour.

INSTANT POT JALAPENO POPPER CHICKEN

BY KICKING CARBS: All the flavors of your favorite appetizer in the form of a hearty and satisfying meal? YES, please! This Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Chicken is a fun twist on a classic. With a kiss of heat, and creamy, cheesy goodness, this recipe could not be more comforting.

LOW-CARB INSTANT POT VENISON CHILI

BY LOW-CARB YUM: This recipe can be prepared in the Instant Pot or crock. Venison chili is rich and hearty, made with ground meat, bacon, veggies, and healthy beef bone broth. This deer meat chili recipe is a comforting, paleo and keto-friendly, low-carb meal for hunting season or any cold-weather night. Make it on a stovetop or in a slow cooker!

INSTANT POT EGG ROLL IN A BOWL (LOW-CARB)

BY THE GIRL ON BLOOR: This Instant Pot Egg Roll in a Bowl is a delicious low-carb take on your favourite takeout dish with ground chicken and cabbage.

KETO INSTANT POT LEMON BUTTER SALMON WITH HERBS

BY KETO VALE: Not only can you cook many types of meat in the Instant Pot, other types of fish such as salmon can also be cooked, too. Today we’re sharing with you our Instant Pot salmon recipe that is packed with rich flavors.

INSTANT POT BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP

BY WHOLESOME YUM: Making buffalo chicken dip in the Instant Pot takes only 15 minutes! This easy Instant Pot buffalo chicken dip recipe is perfectly spicy, creamy, and cheesy.

INSTANT POT CHICKEN TORTILLA SOUP (LOW-CARB)

BY KAYLYNS KITCHEN: My Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is a delicious low-carb version of the classic Mexican soup that’s served with tortilla chips. I use toasted low-carb tortilla strips to keep it low in carbs, but you can offer regular tortilla chips for family members or guests who don’t care about carbs!

KETO INSTANT POT CHICKEN PESTO SOUP

BY SWEET MAKES THREE: This keto Instant Pot chicken pesto soup with zoodles is wonderful to enjoy on a fall or winter day. Scroll to the recipe to check out those macros!

INSTANT POT KETO MISSISSIPPI POT ROAST

BY TRIED AND TASTY: A fork-tender roast made in the Instant Pot, using quality ingredients (no packets!) and ready in less than two hours from start to finish. The perfect Keto dinner, especially served over mashed cauliflower!

INSTANT POT GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN

BY MY MONTANA KITCHEN: Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken is a creamy and savory boneless chicken recipe. An easy Instant Pot parmesan chicken dinner that is smothered in a creamy sauce and can be served with zucchini noodles, cauliflower rice, spaghetti squash, or your favorite side.

INSTANT POT BUTTER BEEF ROAST – KETO, LOW-CARB RECIPE

BY BEYER BEWARD: This keto Instant Pot butter beef recipe is full of flavor, tender to eat, and perfect as a keto beef recipe, on a sandwich, or over mashed potatoes. For those of you trying to eat keto or low-carb, this is also a perfect beef roast recipe for your diet plan. This butter beef roast is like the Mississippi pot roast recipe in many ways with the stick of butter, banana peppers, and zesty seasonings.

INSTANT POT KETO TUSCAN SOUP

BY EAT WELL 101: Instant Pot Keto Tuscan Soup – Creamy and hearty, you’ll enjoy every spoonful of this Instant Pot Tuscan Keto Soup. Italian sausage, kale, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and onion are all cooked to perfection with the Instant Pot in a savory cream base. This KetoTuscan soup tastes divine and it is unbelievably easy and effortless – anyone can make it! It’s comfort food at its best!

KETO INSTANT POT KOREAN BEEF BULGOGI

BY COTTER CRUNCH: Instant Pot Korean Beef Bulgogi is a gluten free recipe that creates a healthier version of a classic Asian dish. Make it in your Instant Pot or on the stove top for a delicious gluten free dinner. We also have a keto recipe option!

KETO INSTANT POT COCONUT CHICKEN WITH LIME

BY CLEAN EATING KITCHEN: This Instant Pot Coconut Chicken with Lime recipe is a 30-minute meal with only six ingredients. Serve the tender and flavorful coconut chicken with cooked rice or sautéed cauliflower rice. This recipe is gluten-free, Whole30, and keto-friendly.

KETO INSTANT POT RATATOUILLE

BY TASTY GALAXY: This perfect summer ratatouille comes together in less than an hour! The dish just says summer, with all the delicious summer vegetables, such as eggplants, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions coming together in this perfect French dish. And there is almost no work involved in making it, as Instand Pot Pressure Cookier is doing the work for you!

KETO INSTANT POT CHICKEN, SPINACH, ARTICHOKES & TOMATOES

BY INSTANT COOKING: This keto Instant Pot chicken recipe with spinach, artichokes, and sun-dried tomatoes is an adaptation of the  stove top version of the recipe from Anna Vochino’s NSNG (no sugar, no grain) cookbook Eat Happy.  That cookbook is a wonderful resource of NSNG recipes, most of which will also be keto and/or low carb. I  was very happy with the results of my adaptation of the recipe in which I made several substitutions, in particular I used sundried tomatoes instead of cherry tomatoes, and added garlic. Then I adapted it for the Instant Pot.

KETO LEMON BUTTER CHICKEN

LIFE MADE SWEETER: Instant Pot Lemon Butter Chicken – a flavorful one pot recipe made in the pressure cooker is the easiest meal for busy weeknights. This chicken recipe cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.

KETO INSTANT POT CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA

BY TASTY THIN: Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala (Whole30 Paleo Keto) – A comforting, flavorful Whole30 compliant dish cooked in the Instant Pot or slow cooker! Paleo and Keto friendly.

KETO INSTANT POT PHILLY CHEESESTEAK BOWLS

BY BEAUTY AND THE FOODIE: Keto Instant Pot Philly Cheesesteak Bowls are a simple, quick, warm & comforting, low carb recipe for your Instant Pot. A  low carb, keto version of a favorite cheesy beefy sandwich.

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