You know how sometimes you watch a movie or a TV show and it features a particular dish that is either a part of the story or is somehow highlighted and then all you can think about is how much you want to eat it! Well, with these TV shows and movie-inspired Instant Pot recipes, you can watch the movie and enjoy THE dish at the same time. Of course, it might not be the exact recipe but it will still satisfy that strong craving. Do you have a movie dish you’d like to cook?
Are there some movies you love where the food is as important as the storyline? You can probably say it’s a character itself. Watching the creation be made and then savoured can make your own mouth water with envy.
Even though Ratatouille was a cartoon, the culinary artistry was so captivating you cared little that it was a story about a rat. And can you eat a plate of spaghetti with someone you love without making a reference to sharing a single noodle for a kiss? After watching A Hundred-Foot Journey weren’t you determine to make the perfect omelette? And after watching Close Encounters you realized you weren’t the only one playing with your mash potatoes.
These TV shows and movie-inspired Instant Pot recipes will let you watch and enjoy THE dish at the same time. Of course, it might not be the exact recipe but it will still satisfy that strong craving and change the meaning of the term dinner and a movie. Why not make it a movie-themed dinner night?!
Burnt: Cacio e Pepe Pasta
One of Rome’s most popular pasta dishes famously featured in Anthony Bourdain’s show ‘No Reservations’ and cooked for Bradly Cooper in a movie Burnt. For such a delicious, comforting spaghetti dish, it is ridiculously easy to make and we will show you how. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Ratatouille: Instant pot Ratatouille
Making French-inspired Instant Pot ratatouille is quick and easy. You have the option of roughly diced vegetables or a more artistic arrangement to impress your guests. This pressure cooker recipe is gluten-free, vegan, Whole30 and Paleo. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Julie & Julia: BOEUF A LA BOURGUIGNON
This pressure cooker beef bourguignon has all the flavors is inspired by Julia Child’s beef stew with red wine and has tender, fall-apart beef chunks. Easy and fast because its made in an Instant Pot but with the same flavors! Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Eat Pray Love: PASTA ALLA MATRICIANA
Pasta all’Amatriciana is simple and made with fresh ingredients. At its most basic, includes onions, tomatoes, pancetta, olive oil, and chili peppers—is native to the town of Amatrice, located to the east of Rome near the border dividing the regions of Abruzzo and Umbria. Recipe from Owi Owi Fouette-Moi.
The Joy Luck Club: instant pot EGGPLANT
Sweet and Spicy Eggplant stir fry is a delicious Meatless Monday recipe that is healthy, quick, and full of flavors! This sweet and spicy Instant Pot eggplant stir- fry is so addictive and versatile. Cooked to perfection in minutes, each bite is bursting with flavor! It is so easy to put together and make for a perfectly healthy lunch or dinner! Recipe from Belly Rules The Mind.
Lady and the Tramp: Spaghetti & Meatballs
An Italian dinner for everyone is possible with this Instant Pot spaghetti and meatballs dish, substituting bread and egg with quinoa to make it gluten-free and egg-free. This is a perfect meal for two in love to share a noodle and a kiss. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Bridget Jones’ Diary: Leek Soup
This homemade Instant Pot potato leek soup is made with kale and Cheddar cheese. It’s quick and easy and much tastier and healthier than the canned stuff. This soup recipe is gluten-free and vegetarian-friendly. Just don’t use a blue string like Bridget Jones did. Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Lincoln: Instant Pot Oyster Stew
Oysters filter nutrients in phytoplankton and then concentrate those nutrients into their meat. So they are especially high in vitamin B12, zinc, and copper. They’re also very rich in omega-3 fats. On an ounce-per-ounce basis, they provide triple the amount of omega-3 fatty acids as you would find in wild salmon. Recipe from Healing Gourmet.
Chocolat: Instant pot HOT CHOCOLATE
Whip up a batch of homemade hot chocolate in your Instant Pot for a creamy, dreamy drink to enjoy on those cold winter days. This is a great chocolatey treat to make for an indulgent treat. Recipe from Pip and Ebby.
Sixteen Candles: Confetti BIRTHDAY CAKE
Sprinkles always makes thing more festive! This ‘set it and forget it’ cake is perfect when you don’t want to turn the oven on and when you are having so much fun you forget to check what’s cooking. Recipe from The Food Network.
The Hundred-Foot Journey: VEGETABLE CURRY
You don’t have to walk a hundred feet for this curry. Tender chunks of delicata squash, kale, red bell peppers, and chickpeas are enveloped in super rich tasting coconut and spice for the coziest (vegan) fall meal you ever did see (or taste.) Once the pressure-cooker comes to pressure, it only takes 3 minutes of cooking time! Recipe from Healthy Seasonal Recipes.
Tortilla Soup: Sopa de Tortilla
This classic chicken tortilla soup recipe is Mexican home cooking at its best, and the perfect place to showcase a flavorful chicken broth..Recipe from Instant Pot Eats. Check out this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup for a vegan/vegetarian option.
Soul Food: INSTANT POT MAC AND CHEESE
Made extra creamy with a secret ingredient plus delicious Cheddar & Parmesan cheese. This soul food cooking is made in just 4 minutes with your electric pressure cooker. Recipe from Platings and Pairings.
Their Eyes Were Watching God: NOT QUITE ENOUGH BACON GREASE MULATTO RICE
Mulatto rice is the name of the dish Pheoby brings Janie in the opening of Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. However, it unknown what this dish really was or what made it be called “mulatto”. So to appreciate all types of rice varieties check out Pressure Cook Recipes.
Chicken Run: INSTANT POT CHICKEN POT PIE
The main characters are the chickens in this movie. The evil Mrs. Tweedy makes chicken pot pies. Does a vegetarian pot pie sound as comforting as a hearty, creamy chicken pie? Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding: LAMB SHOULDER ROAST GREEK-STYLE
The best part of My Big Fat Greek Wedding is when Aunt Voula abruptly asks, “What do you mean he don’t eat no meat? Oh, that’s okay. I make lamb!” Recipe from Instant Pot Eats.
Cool Hand Luke: HARD-BOILED EGGS
“I can eat 50 eggs,” wagers Luke Jackson (Paul Newman) bragging to his fellow prisoners in the movie Cool Hand Luke. How many eggs can you cook at once in an Instant Pot? 78 Large Eggs. That’s six and a half dozen! Recipe for 2-12 eggs on Gimme Some Oven.
Watch video of 78 Eggs in an Instant Pot from The Cooking Family.
Close Encounters of the Third Kind: perfect MASHED POTATOES
Have you ever played with your food? Moe specifically your mashed potatoes? Blue-collar electrician Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) has a close encounter with a UFO, which leads him to sculpt Wyoming’s Devils Tower into a pile of his mashed potatoes. Recipe from Dinner At The Zoo.
Have you ever watched a movie or a TV show and saw a dish or dessert and all of sudden wanted it? What was it? Share with us below!