Today, we are sharing our latest installment in our series of Instant Pot cookbook reviews. We love sharing recipes with you, but we’re also eager to share great written resources as the Instant Pot grows in popularity, and more cookbooks or guides are on the market. In this post, we’re featuring author, Stefanie Bundalo’s cookbook, Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot.
The book: Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot
The focus: Time-saving versatile collection of recipes with just 15 minutes or less of prep work.
Featured guest recipe: Instant Pot Whole Blackened Chicken
About the cookbook
Flavor-forward, fuss-free meals come together effortlessly with this indispensable guide to creating restaurant-quality dishes with your multi-cooker. From Lemon-Paprika Smothered Pork Chops to Lobster Fettuccini, each fresh and time-saving recipe in this versatile collection requires just 15 minutes or less of prep work so you can enjoy satisfying, gourmet flavors on even the busiest weeknights. The variety of options for both pressure cooking and slow cooking offers a solution for every occasion, whether you need dinner in an instant or want to prep it and forget it. Let Turkey Egg Roll Meatballs slowly simmer on a lazy afternoon, or whip up some Tex-Mex Chorizo Chilaquiles in a fraction of the time. Impress guests with Balsamic Burst Tomato & Basil Bucatini, or dig into a comforting plate of Bourbon Pot Roast Nachos. With step-by-step instructions and packed with easy, approachable recipes for meats, pasta, soups, sides, and staples.
What we love about this cookbook
So many Instant Pot cookbooks and recipes boast about how fast it is to cook a meal. But what really takes time cooking any meal is the prep time. You can cook on the stove or in the oven or in a pressure cooker in a relatively short amount of time depending on the dish. What actually takes up valuable time is preparing these elaborate dishes with so many stages and methods. The key is keeping things simple. Sounds easy enough. But here is a book that collects those eas and fast recipes that have short prep times. So you can be out of the kitchen quickly and with your family.
Who is this book for?
This book is for anyone with who has just 15 minutes or less. Because that is all you need to make a fun, tasty and easy meal. Just because a meal is quick doesn’t mean it has to lack flavor or originality. Mealtime can feel hectic, but it is supposed to be a time to nourish your body and recharge after a long day or long week. This book basically takes care of you with satisfying comfort meals that are fun. You can accomplish a lot in just 15 minutes.
About the author
Stefanie Bundalo is the founder of Sarcastic Cooking. Her recipes have been featured on Self.com, Better Homes & Gardens, Buzzfeed, The Huffington Post, Shape.com and she’s worked with a number of liquor companies such as Wave Vodka and Buffalo Trace Distillery to produce recipes that highlight their products. Prior to starting the blog in 2011, Stefanie worked as a restaurant inspector, catering manager and every job in between. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and children. She is a craft beer, food, and multi-cooker enthusiast. Stefanie believes cooking shouldn’t have to take a long time or be complicated to be delicious.
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Reprinted with permission from Quick Prep Cooking with Your Instant Pot by Stefanie Bundalo, Page Street Publishing Co. 2019. Photo credit: Stefanie Bundalo.