You can save loads of money by cooking at home as much as you can! I love using my Instant Pot for time saving recipes that would usually take hours in a slow cooker or twice the time to make on the stove or in the oven. When you cook dinner in your Instant Pot the cooking is done for you while you are mostly liberated from your kitchen. Grocery prices are sky high right now, but here is a collection of dinners you can make using inexpensive, simple ingredients. Here is the best collection of Budget-Friendly, kid friendly recipes to make for you family this week!
Pantry Ingredients to keep on hand
noodles, canned tomatoes, beans, canned vegetables, rice, potatoes, carrots, spices and onion
Ingredients to keep in your freezer
ground beef, chicken breast, chicken thighs, frozen vegetables, frozen tortellini, broth
Pasta cooks up in the Instant Pot in no time flat! Your kids will love this Instant Pot Recipe! All you need is dried tortellini, peas, and chopped up ham lunchmeat!
This entire dish is all made in one pot! I love cooking the potatoes and vegetables all in one pot with the chicken.
Your family will go crazy over this stew meat supper made with a sweet maple dijon sauce! This entire meat is cooked in the pressure cooker together!
I often get ground pork for less than $3.00 a pound at my local grocery store. A steaming hot bowl of this Instant Pot Chili will be sure to please the whole family! I like to garnish mine with sour cream and a bit of cheese! All you need for this recipe are some beans and tomatoes from the pantry, along with ground pork and a little onion.
Here is an Instant Pot meatloess meal, where you wont miss the meat! Promise! You will love the flavor of the Parmesan cheese, lemon and garden asparagus! You can always sub broccoli in this meal as well.
Cooking tougher cuts of meat, like stew meat in your Instant Pot turn those cuts of meat super luscious and tender! Who knew that beef sandwiches could be included in this round up of cheap Instant Pot recipes!
Chicken drumsticks are super inexpensive! When you make these large batch Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks, you will have enough for more than one meal! You can round out your meal with a side salad and toasted bread. You could also try this recipe with a whole chicken, but you would want to adjust the cooking time.
All you need for this recipe is a pound of ground beef, flatbreads, and a few vegetables. This ground beef is cooked with garlic, onion and Greek spices, and tastes super flavorful! A simple salad would make a great side dish!
Classic French Flavors are often super simple and inexpensive! In my opinion, chicken thighs are the tastiest cut of meat for the price. Thie entire meal is cooked together in the nick of time!
If you are watching your carbs, you should try building your pizza on top of chicken breasts! This pizza is topped with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and cheese!
I love making Spaghetti in my Instant Pot because it cooks so quickly and my kids always love it!
Did you know you could make Homemade Macaroni and Cheese in less time than you can make the boxed stuff on the stove? All you need is noodles, the appropriate liquids, butter and cheese!
This Instant Pot Crack Chicken Recipe is incredibly creamy, cheesy, and full of delicious bacon. It’s definitely a family-friendly dinner.
These delicious instant pot burrito bowls are healthy, simple and budget friendly. Even better is this recipe makes 6-8 servings so it stretches a long way.
Instant Pot Fried Rice recipe is a quick, easy and super tasty way to use up leftovers. Skip the takeout and whip up a batch of this delicious fried rice in Instant Pot instead!
This 15 bean soup makes a perfect hearty meal when you are craving for some comfort food. It is vegan, gluten-free and made in the instant pot without soaking the beans
Instant Pot chili mac is a family and kid favorite meal that is super cheap. tons of flavor and a one pot meal that is great with or without cheese on top.
This hearty Dump and Start Instant Pot Chicken Stew recipe is full of pantry staples and super quick to make thanks to the InstantPot.
This Turkey Meatloaf is mouthwatering meal that is budget-friendly! If you have leftovers, I suggest making sandwiches or serving this with mashed potatoes!
It’s hearty, filling, and downright delicious. This instant pot chicken and dumplings features potatoes and carrots – it’s the only meal you need to keep you full on a budget!
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