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You'll Win the Super Bowl With These Instant Pot Recipes

This weekend kitchens across North Texas will be bustling with activity ahead of Super Bowl Sunday watch parties.

And for some, that means becoming a full-on "pothead."

Before you go there, you should know that's the term popping up in Facebook community groups for fans of the Instant Pot — which is hyped up to be something of a cooking miracle for the casual chef in need of a quick meal.

And thankfully, our NBC 5 viewers came through with Instant Pot recipes that are perfect for your last-minute Super Bowl cook off.

We tried them, each with varying levels of success.

Instant Pot Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dip

Source: Adventures of a Nurse


• 1 pound chicken breast
• 1 packet ranch dip
• 1 cup hot sauce
• 1 stick butter
• 16 oz cheddar cheese
• 8 oz cream cheese

NBC 5's Deborah Ferguson took a viewer's Instant Pot recipe to the test ahead of Super Bowl Sunday.

Was it good? Two thumbs up from Deborah.

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Tacos

Source: Marc Fein


• 1 pkg raw chicken
• 1 pkg taco seasoning
• 1 jar salsa

Combine it all together, seal the pot and cook on high pressure for 13 minutes.

Can the Instant Pot come through with Super Bowl tacos? NBC 5's Marc Fein had to find out.

Was it good? Definitely.

Instant Pot Spaghetti

Source: Samantha Davies


• 1 pound lean ground beef
• ½ teaspoon each of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning
• Noodles
• 1 jar of spaghetti sauce
• 1½ spaghetti sauce jar filled with water
• 1 can of diced tomatoes

Saute the ground beef with spices until cooked. Drain excess grease if necessary. Break the spaghetti in half and place on top of meat in the Instant Pot. Pour the sauce, diced tomatoes and water in the pot, making sure spaghetti is completely covered in liquid. Seal the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for eight minutes. Use quick release before opening.

Result? Some of the noodles were a bit firm, but overall it was tasty!

Chamberlain's Steakhouse Prime Beef and Bison Meatballs
NBC 5 News

Source: Chef Richard Chamberlain
Serves 6

• 1 lb. ground beef (80/20)
• ½ lb. ground bison
• ½ seasoned bread crumbs
• ½ cup minced onions
• 1 egg
• ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
• 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
• 2 tablespoon olive oil
• 2 cups beef broth
• Salt and fresh ground pepper

In a bowl combine beef, bison, breadcrumbs, onion, tarragon, smoked paprika, egg and season with salt and pepper.
Mix well and form into golf ball size meatballs. Heat olive oil in sauté pan over medium high heat. Add meatballs and brown on all sides. Place meatballs in instant pot with broth. Steam for 5 minutes. remove and top with your favorite steak sauce or tomato sauce. Serve.

Chamberlain's Bacon and Lobster Deviled Eggs
NBC 5 News

Source: Chef Richard Chamberlain
Serves 6

• 12 large eggs
• ½ cup mayonnaise
• 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
• 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
• Salt and fresh ground pepper
• Smoked paprika
• 4 slices Applewood smoked bacon (cut into ¼ inch slices and cooked brown)
• 1 lobster tail (steamed and diced into ¼ inch pieces)

Place raw eggs in instant pot with ¾ cup water. Steam for five minutes. place eggs in cold water and peel. With a knife, remove 1/8 inch from top and bottom of egg. scoop out yolk and place in bowl with mayonnaise, Dijon, vinegar, dash of paprika and season with salt and pepper. Place filling in a pastry bag and pipe into eggs. Top with bacon and lobster and serve.

Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore


• 4 chicken thighs, with the bone, skin removed
• Kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste
• Olive oil spray
• ½ can (14 oz) crushed tomatoes (Tuttorosso my favorite!)
• ½ cup diced onion
• ¼ cup diced red bell pepper
• ½ cup diced green bell pepper
• ½ teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 bay leaf
• 2 tablespoons chopped basil or parsley for topping

Instructions: ONLINE

Perfect Pressure Cooker Cheesecake

Source: Pressure Cooking Today

• 1 cup graham cracker cookie crumbs
• 2 tablespoons butter melted
• 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
• ½ cup sugar
• ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 eggs, room temperature

Instructions: ONLINE

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