Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Instant Pot One Pot Pasta & Meatballs

1 1/2 packages TJ's fusilli
2 jars TJ's marinara
1 bag TJ's party size mini meatballs

  1. put pasta at bottom of the Instant Pot, cover with hot water (just to cover)
  2. add frozen meatballs
  3. top with sauce
  5. high pressure, 5 minutes (did 6 minutes and was just a smidge over cooked), natural pressure release for 5 minutes, finish with quick pressure release, open pot, stir, serve  


Monday, December 21, 2015

Instant Pot Potato & Vegetable Soup


  • olive oil
  • 1/2 a very large red onion, diced
  • 2/3 pkg of TJ's bacon ends & pieces, rough chopped
  • 4 long thin carrots, chopped
  • garlic powder
  • red potatoes - about 3 pounds, quartered
  • bag of fresh broccoli
  • 2 medium-large zucchini
  • salt & pepper
  • chicken broth paste
  • water
  1. Turn IP on to saute, add a couple of swirls of olive oil
  2. add onion and cook until it is fragrent
  3. add bacon and cook together with onion until bacon begins to brown
  4. add all other ingredients
  5. seal lid, turn to high pressure for 15 minutes with QR 
  6. mash with potato masher
  7. top with chopped tomatoes, sour cream, cheese, or more bacon - or eat as it.  It isn't pretty but it is good stuff.