There’s something about slow cooking recipes that just adds comfort to your life. It’s partly the seasonings and flavor, but sitting and enjoying a warm bowl of food is also simply soothing. These recipes can be made in a slow cooker or an instant pot, so if you’ve got one of those, these are for you! Both are handy because you don’t have to sit and watch your food cook; you can just pour in the ingredients, set the pot, and not long after, you’ve got a whole meal! Don’t forget to check out these recipes and many others on our Food Monster App!
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1. Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal
You could easily make this dhal on the stovetop. Maybe just add a wee bit more liquid, and cook for a long time over a slow heat. You might want to soak your split green peas for a couple of hours beforehand, too. However, this Slow Cooker Split Green Pea and Red Lentil Dhal by Jenny Marie works perfectly if you’re looking to pop it into your slow cooker!
2. Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew and Dumplings
This Slow Cooker Vegetable Stew and Dumplings by Emma Blake is a slow cooker recipe that you will quickly fall in love with. The stew is filled with healthy veggies and bursting with flavors, and the dumplings are absolutely amazing mixed in!
3. Slow Cooker Atomic Pecan Loaf
Source: Slow Cooker Atomic Pecan Loaf
This Slow Cooker Atomic Pecan Loaf by The Vegan Slow Cooker, Kathy Hester combines about four recipes and added a few things on top of that. You can add almost anything you have on hand, so it’s a great way to use up leftovers!
4. Slow Cooker Coconut Soup with Mushrooms and Jackfruit
This is a vegan version of a Thai chicken soup called Tom Kha Gai. This one is mild, but you can add a little chili oil to spice yours up a bit. There are a few specialty ingredients in this soup, so you will need to find an Asian market where they will be inexpensive. Tamarind concentrate adds a tang, and the kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass, and galangal root are the heart of this aromatic soup. It’s worth a trip to the market, and it comes together fast once you have the ingredients.
5. Instant Pot Sticky Rice
Source: Instant Pot Sticky Rice
6. Instant Pot Corn Chowder
Source: Instant Pot Corn Chowder
7. Instant Pot Ramen
Source: Instant Pot Ramen
This Instant Pot Ramen by Taavi Moore is extremely tasty and only requires an instant pot and 30 minutes of your time. No big mess, minimal ingredients, and cheap. With a flavorful broth, crispy tofu, and crunchy toppings this will sure satisfy your taste buds.
8. Instant Pot Tomato Butternut Squash Dal
This is a simple Instant Pot Tomato Butternut Squash Dal by Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot is made with red lentils, tomatoes and butternut squash. Make it while butternut squash is in season! This dish is very lightly spiced so that you can fully appreciate the natural flavors of the tomato and squash.
9. Instant Pot Jackfruit with Chana Dal
This Instant Pot Jackfruit with Chana Dal by Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Potis full of spice and delicious flavors. If you haven’t tried jackfruit yet, you need to! The meat-like texture provides heartiness to plant-based dishes like these.
10. Instant Pot Idlis (Steamed Rice Lentil Cakes) with Coconut Chutney
This Instant Pot Idlis (Steamed Rice Lentil Cakes) with Coconut Chutney by Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot is a must-try! A traditional south Indian breakfast, idlis are a steamed rice lentil cake. They are traditionally made by fermenting rice and lentils. Once you have the batter made, these idlis can be on the table in 15 minutes! For this recipe you do need an instant pot and an idli stand, which you can find at an Indian grocery store or online. This recipe will make enough batter for two batches – you can store the batter in the fridge for three to four days!
11. Instant Pot Coconut Steel Cut Oats
12. Instant Pot Steamed Spring Rolls With Mushrooms, Napa Cabbage and Bamboo Shoots
Serve with a spicy peanut sauce or a sweet-and-sour dipping sauce to bring out the traditional Southeast Asian essence of these rolls. You’ll rarely find a fresher, straight from the garden quality to spring rolls than in this easy Instant Pot™ dish. Tender mushrooms, Napa cabbage, and bamboo shoots all combined into one delicious spring roll. Need we say more?
13. Instant Pot Green Kitchari
Source: Instant Pot Green Kitchari
Kitchari is an Indian Ayurvedic dish that is used primarily during healing fasts and during and after illness, but can be eaten anytime. It is very easy to digest, comforting and most of all, flavorful. This recipe is spiced with ginger, healing turmeric, cumin, and coriander, but the hidden star of the spice mixture is fenugreek! If you can get it, you should definitely try it!
14. Hearty Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Instant Pot Soup
This Hearty Red Lentil and Sweet Potato Instant Pot Soup by Tara Binder is a hearty, flavourful lentil soup recipe for the Instant Pot. Let this soup sit for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend. Refrigerate until later or reheat to serve. Serve with a crusty roll and a side salad. It is well worth the wait.
15. Oil-Free Instant Pot Paella
Source: Oil-Free Instant Pot Paella
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