The ALDI Nerd’s Second Love: My Instant Pot

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You all know how much I LOVE ALDI! However, I wanted to introduce you to my second love: My Instant Pot!

The Instant Pot IP-DUO 7-in-1 Multi-Functional Pressure Cooker is a dream come true for busy moms. Imagine you have gotten home from work and it is 5 pm. Everyone is hungry, so you go to cook dinner, but you suddenly remember that you forgot to pull meat out of the freezer. Ugh!!! What are you going to do??

Nope, you’re not going to call your husband and ask him to pick up a pizza on the way home. You are going to go to your cupboard and pull out your Instant Pot and make a healthy, fast, and DELICIOUS dinner. It’s true!

For example, take my Instant Pot Turkey Breast Tenderloin recipe. In a nutshell, you take a cup of water or chicken broth and pour it in to your Instant Pot. Place your FROZEN AS A ROCK Turkey Tenderloin inside. Put on the lid, seal it, and set the timer. By 6 pm you have a hot, juicy, delicious Turkey Tenderloin for your family to dig in to! Make a quick salad while it cooks, to round it out and make it a meal.

Do you like steel cut oats? With my Instant Pot, I no longer have to constantly stir and watch my 3-Berry Steel Cut Oats as they cook on the stove top. I can dump everything in the pot, seal it, set it and FORGET IT! My oats come out perfect EVERY time! They don’t burn or boil over and now that they are so easy to make, I am eating them SO much more! It is such a filling and healthy way to start the day.

How does the Instant Pot do all these amazing things? It uses Pressure Cooking technology however, this is not your Grandma’s “afraid it’s going to explode on the stove” pressure cooker. The Instant Pot has 10 levels of safety protection to make it super user friendly even for beginners. Each pot comes with an Instruction Manual, Recipe Book, Trivet, and Rice Paddle. I also love that there are so many Facebook groups dedicated to helping new Instant Pot users and providing awesome recipes specifically written for the Instant Pot. (Plus you know I’m going to post all my ALDI Instant Pot Recipes here!)

This DUO model is available in 5, 6, or 8 quart (I have an 8 quart!) and it can perform 7 different functions, including:

  • Pressure Cooker
  • Slow Cooker
  • Rice Cooker
  • Saute/Browning
  • Yogurt Maker
  • Steamer
  • Warmer

I use this quite a few times a week and it has been amazing! I love how it…

  • Gives soups, stews, and chili that “all day slow cooked” flavor in a fraction of the time.
  • Makes the most perfectly cooked, and easy to peel hard-boiled eggs.
  • Cooks spaghetti squashes WHOLE (those suckers are hard to cut!)
  • Takes roasts and makes them so tender they fall apart in less time than slow cooking.
  • Allows me to saute/brown meat and veggies prior to pressure cooking all in the same pot! No need to dirty extra pots and pans!

This is not just for making dinner either! Many Instant Pot owners use them to make delectable desserts, including CHEESECAKE yum!

Check out some more of the recipes I have made in my Instant Pot using ALDI brand products!

You can pick up an Instant Pot IP-DU060 (6 quart) for $99.99 now on Amazon or for only $30 more you can have more room  to cook for your bigger family (or if you like freezing leftovers)  and be rocking the Instant Pot IP-DUO80 (8 quart) like me!