Usually, when most people google a recipe for the Instant Pot, they are looking for a quick meal or dessert from start to finish. The Instant Pot is perfect for this, you can make chills, soups, pastas, even roasts in less than half the time. The Instant Pot is also great at saving money as well as time.

Ever since I started cooking to help take care of my Mother-in-Law, I constantly look for ways to have large amounts of meats or poultry cooked at once and divided up into freezer bags so that I could, when I had the time, make a week's worth of meals. Typically, this meant cooking foods for hours on a weekend day and then putting the meals together on a different day, because it all took so long.

The Instant Pot has changed all of this. I only buy meats when they are on sale and am able to put at least two packages into the Instant Pot at one time for less than half the time it would normally take. It doesn't heat up my kitchen in the summer and I no longer have my oven on for hours at a time. I then divide them into freezer bags to make meals later. Take chicken for example.

This saves us so much money, plus if I want chicken salad, chicken tacos/enchiladas, or any other chicken dish, it's quick and easy to defrost it in the Instant Pot. Do you have an Instant Pot? If so, how do you save money with your Instant Pot? I'd love to share ideas with you.

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