I do love me some chicken and dumplings in all kinds of ways – the classic version, the soup version – you name it, if it has “chicken” and “dumpling” in the title I am THERE. So you know that this was one of the very first recipes I needed to adapt for my Instant Pot, because the only thing better than chicken and dumplings is a recipe that makes chicken and dumplings in a super speedy way. Ready to get this comfort food favorite on the table lightning-fast? Let’s make it!
Are you the proud new (or proud experienced) owner of an Instant Pot? ME TOO! And if you just got yours over the holidays, I bet you are dying to rev it up and give it a spin. I got mine a few months ago, so I’ve done a whole bunch of test runs for us, and I’m here to tell you that if you make rice, or grits, or hardboiled eggs on any type of regular basis your life is about to change. But I gotta say that my current favorite Instant Pot creation is one that I came up with on my own, and that’s this rich, hearty beef stew. Which is now ready in under an hour, as opposed to the eons it takes in the slow cooker or the regular old stove.
So…ready to make beef stew in a reasonable amount of time on a weeknight? Get out that Instant Pot and let’s make it!
It’s not even Thanksgiving and I am already dreaming sweet dreams of the potential leftovers. And while I am always up for a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, once I get that out of my system this is my next favorite way to use up any remaining turkey, veggies and gravy, along with some freshly cooked rice. Say hello to Thanksgiving fried rice, which just might be your new favorite leftovers recipe. Make sure you get your fair share of those leftovers and let’s make it!
There is nothing more comforting than a pot full of a warm and wonderful stew bubbling away on the stove, and I have a whole lot of beef and chicken stews on this site that I go back to time and again for just that reason. This particular recipe for spiced red wine beef stew is one that I pull out right around this time of year, because not only does it have all that wonderful beef stew thing going on, but it also includes cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg and red wine, and oh my my. It’s holiday perfect. It’s chilly evening perfect. It’s time…let’s make it!
I do love a good pot pie, and I love it even more when the pot pie crust is made out of creamy, dreamy mashed potatoes. And I also love dishes that I can make ahead and then just bake up later when things are busy. I get all of this and more with this easy recipe for chicken pot pie with mashed potato crust…the more is the delicious taste of tender chicken with carrots and celery in a light herbed sauce, and did I mention the mashed potato topping? Ready for your new favorite pot pie? Let’s make it!
Of all the many soup recipes I have on this site (and I have 88 – I just counted), I think the ones I make in the slow cooker are my favorites. There is something about the low and slow process of simmering gently all day long that gives soups and stews such a rich, homey, comforting flavor. And so while I do love my various and sundry chicken noodle soup recipes, I figured it was high time I gave this comfort food classic a whirl in the slow cooker. And yep, it was a good, good thing. Ready to slow cook everyone’s favorite comfort food soup? Let’s make it!