Potato Bacon Chowder and an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Give Away!

On December 1, 2011, by Glenda Embree- BusyAtHome
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Are you a pressure cooker pro?  I had absolutely zero experience with one, prior to last week, and after some of the old horror stories I had read, I fully expected to burst, damage or maim myself (Gross!  That would be so messy!) or others if I was foolish enough to try and use one.  -lol-  It turns out that I had nothing to fear!  Thankfully, some of those stories may be slightly exaggerated and ALL of them were from a point in time where the technology had not developed to the level we enjoy, today.  What a relief to see how safe modern pressure cookers have become!  The Instant Pot Electric slow cooker was easy and safe to operate.  And best of all, the Instant Pot is electric.  I don’t even need to use a burner on my range, which means more space available to cook other dishes while my Instant Pot pressure cooker cooks a dish for our meal!

slow cooker

The Instant Pot slow cooker I tested and reviewed for this post. What a fabulous appliance!

Pressure cooking has many advantages, speed being the most noticeable, for this novice.  However, after preparing several different recipes, it was soon evident that speed is just scratching the surface of the list of benefits of using the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker.

  1. During pressure cooking, heat is very evenly, deeply, and quickly distributed.  This provides not only faster cooking times (up to 70% reduction in cooking times!), but consistency throughout your dish.  Foods, especially meats, tend to be more tender and juicy when prepared in a pressure cooker.  Dishes burst with flavor, since they are cooked in a sealed environment, with only enough liquid to keep the pressure cooker filled with steam.  This pressurized steam pushes seasonings and flavor deep into the food and also results in the greater retention of nutrients.
  2. The InstaPot has 10 safety features built in, that exceed the already vastly improved safety of modern pressure cookers.
  3. Instant Pot has eight intelligent programming, one-key operation buttons built in.  You can select pre-programmed cooking times for Soup, Rice, Multi-grain Rice, Congee, Meat & Stew, Beans & Chili, Steaming, and Slow Cooking.  (Yup, it can also function as a slow cooker!)
  4. You can select Manual Mode to select your own specific length of time for the recipes you’re preparing.
  5. It’s automatic!  Once a dish has completed the selected time or cooking program, it automatically switches to Keep Warm mode.  You don’t have to stand over the cooker, monitoring every second of cooking and timing it to remove it from the heat at the proper time.
  6. The delayed cooking feature allows you to plan up to 24 hours ahead when preparing dishes.
  7. Reduced cooking time, means reduced energy usage and it already uses far less energy than your range or oven.  Imagine the energy-savings recognized in 70% shorter cooking times!
  8. You don’t heat up your kitchen using it and it is extremely energy-efficient.  The Instant Pot exterior housing is fully insulated and cool to the touch during short-term operation and only lukewarm during long-term cooking.  The “intelligence” built into it, means that only the inner pot is being heated in order to maintain the pressure level and that energy is concentrated on cooking the food.  Having to heat the inner pot only to reach and maintain specific pressure levels means that the heating element is only actively “heating” about 40% of the time during long-term cooking.
  9. It is totally quiet during operation.  I remember a spitting, steaming, click-click-clicking pressure cooker on my Grandma’s stove top when I was a child.  There is none of that with the Instant Pot.  I have the option of opening the pressure valve and releasing steam quickly at the end of cooking or simply allowing the steam to dissipate naturally as part of the pre-programmed settings.  Even with the manual quick-release of the pressurized steam in the pot, the noise is minimal.
  10. It has been easy to learn to use.  I was somewhat fearful, in the beginning, but have really enjoyed how simple it is to operate the Instant Pot.  Straight from the box, I was able to have my first dish cooking away in a matter of minutes.

In the Box – These are the manuals, tools and accessories that were included in the Instant Pot package with my slow cooker.

If I had to pick one thing that I wish was different, it would be that the User Manual and Recipe Booklet, included, would be more detailed.  Both seem to assume the user will have some general knowledge of pressure cooking and so did not answer all the “newbie” general questions I had about pressure cooking.  Many of those questions were easily answered through Google searches and studying pressure cooker recipes, at Food.com and Allrecipes.com, however.  I have also heard of using pressure cookers for home canning and there was no mention of this possibility, so I will need to further research that, as well.

The Instant Pot is definitely one of those multi-use appliances that is going to be heavily used in my kitchen.  It’s a slow cooker, rice cooker, vegetable steamer AND a pressure cooker.  I’m really anxious to see all the ways I will be able to use it for holiday cooking.  The first day I received it, I prepared this beautiful and absolutely mouthwatering pork loin roast in only 40 minutes.

pork loin sliced

Sliced pork loin after 40 minutes in the Instant Pot.


pork loin and potatoes

The meat was moist and tender. Yum!


I also used the Instant Pot to cook dry beans.  From dry to tender and ready to use in any recipe, it was only 45 minutes!  I forgot to take any pictures in all the excitement of mass cooking all those beans so quickly, but here’s all I did.  I used a 1 lb bag of red beans and a 1 lb bag of black beans.  Place the beans in a large bowl and cover completely with water.  Allow them to soak for about 4 hours (Skins will be wrinkly.)  Drain and rinse the beans.  Place the dry beans, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 cup butter in the Instant Pot.  Cover beans with water, making sure the water level is 2 to 3 inches above the level of the beans.  Lock pressure cooker lid into place and make sure steam valve is sealed.  Press the program button for beans and leave the cooker to work.  At the end of the 45 minute cycle, quick-release the steam and remove the beans.  They are ready to use in any recipe.  I actually used some for taco soup and then froze the rest in quart-sized ziptop bags.

The recipe I want to share with you was one I devised hurriedly on Wednesday afternoon, when I realized I hadn’t thawed anything for supper, which was going to have to be early because of Wednesday night church activities.  I decided to use ingredients I already had in my kitchen and make a hearty soup that would fill every one up, for their evening out.  This yummy Potato Bacon Chowder was the happy result.  It was so simple and exceptionally fast, which was just what I needed.

soup bowl

Yum! Potato Bacon Chowder made in my Instant Pot. Once the pot came up to pressure, the actual cooking time was 5 minutes! Amazing!


Potato Bacon Chowder in the Pressure Cooker

Rating: 51

8 servings

Potato Bacon Chowder in the Pressure Cooker


  • 5 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced thin
  • 1 large onion, small diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon seasoning salt (I used Country Bob's)
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 lb. bacon, fried crisp and rough chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and diced green onion for garnish


  1. Place potato chunks into inner pot of pressure cooker.
  2. Add celery, onion, garlic, seasoning salt, pepper and butter. Stir to combine.
  3. Add bacon and chicken stock to pot and then stir to combine. (I debated on whether to add the bacon, now, or when the soup was done. Now, meant sinking that smoky flavor deep into the potatoes. Later, meant having that crispier texture element to enjoy in my finished soup. Tonight, I opted for the deep flavor (Totally delish, by the way!), but you could go either way and it would be tasty and perfectly acceptable.) If you decide to wait, you will add the bacon when you stir in the milk and cream.)
  4. Place the lid on the Instant Pot slow cooker and lock it into place.
  5. It will start, off to the side, so it drops into the slots in the rim and then you will grip the handle to spin the lid into the locked position. See how the arrows line up when it's locked?
  6. Push the Manual mode button and set the timer for 5 minutes. (I started with 10 and then checked half way through. At five minutes, the potatoes were fork tender and perfect. Amazing!)
  7. Quick-release the steam from the pressure cooker.
  8. When steam is fully gone, remove the lid of the slow cooker. There should still be liquid in the pot with your veggies.
  9. Use a potato masher to crush vegetables, resulting in a thick, semi-smooth mash. I left a few bigger chunks of potato, in mine, for texture. That's totally a preference thing, so adjust for what your family likes.)
  10. Add cream and whole milk, stirring to incorporate.
  11. Serve hot and steaming, topped with sour cream, shredded cheddar and sliced green onion.
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Are you hungry, yet?  :)  Me, too!  Well then, let’s get down to it.  You can certainly purchase this fantastic Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for your kitchen and wouldn’t it make a fabulous gift?  The price at Amazon is a good value for such a versatile, multi-purpose appliance.  However, if you’re feeling lucky, you may just want to enter below, because one very blessed Busy-at-Home reader is going to win an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker!  Now, this giveaway is slightly different from others that I have done.  While it is still open to everyone residing in the U.S., it’s also open to those in Canada.  The other major difference is that residents of Hawaii and Alaska would incur some shipping charges to receive their prize, as it is shipping from Canada, not the U.S.  So, with that in mind, enter, enter, enter!  You definitely don’t want to miss out on this one!


I received an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker in order to test it in my own kitchen and write this review.  No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required.  As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own.

316 Responses to Potato Bacon Chowder and an Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker Give Away!

  1. Nancy E says:

    I think I would start with the Potato Bacon Chowder (sounds great). Thanx for the chance .

  2. Dana says:

    I would love to make a bbq chicken.

  3. amy marantino says:

    i look forward to trying this chowder

  4. Cheryl says:

    I would start with beef roast or better yet, a deer roast. So quick and tender, this would leave me time to start a potatoe soup too! Two wonderful meals from one pressure cooker in no time.

  5. Kathy Eyre says:

    My husband loves chicken in a pressure cooker

  6. Lacy says:

    That looks ridiculously delicious. I can’t wait to visit and taste mom-made-food again. :)

    I want a pressure cooker so I can make roast beast in it.

  7. OH, I think your soup looks fabulous, and I’d love to try making rice and another time a roast in this. I grew up around pressure cookers, but have never owned one!

  8. Patty says:

    I think I would start with potatoes. I mastered my pressure canner now it’s time for a pressure cooker!
    Thank you

  9. I want to make the Potato soup recipe you just shared!

  10. Shelly Schmidt says:

    This looks yummy on such a cold day and with snow coming our way! Something hot to eat and a great looking pressure cooker. I have always wanted one for canning and cooking roast in. I have heard they make the best roast!

  11. I’ve been looking at pressure cookers lately! I would love to try making pork meat for tacos.

  12. Katie Walker - kmw0919 on Twitter says:

    I’d love to try making my mom’s stuffed artichokes!

  13. Darla says:

    I would love to try a roast.

  14. I would definitely try chili!

  15. Amy says:

    I have no clue what I would make in a pressure cooker, but I’d love to figure something out!

  16. Stacy Swann says:

    Your Potato Bacon Chowder looks amazing! I would definitely make that first!

  17. scottsgal says:

    I’d try pot roast
    msboatgal at aol.com

  18. Karen says:

    I would like to prepare dry beans with a pressure cooker

  19. gina says:

    I would try everything!!!!!!

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  21. Sue Ellison says:

    I would like to try a roast first. Your Potato Bacon Chowder sounds delicious, I would try it too.

  22. April Brenay says:

    I’d probably do something with Turkey, takes forever to cook so this might make it more then a once a year dish :)

  23. Anne Taylor says:

    The chowder looks fantastic, I’d definitely like to try it! I’d also like to try a beef roast and even a moose roast! Yum


    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

  24. Jeffrey G says:

    I’m not much of a chef, but I’d throw in potatoes, butter, chives and salt and see what happens.

  25. Ashley rexrode says:

    I would love to make a stew

  26. nickie says:

    roast beef/chicken

  27. Rebecca Graham says:

    I would like to make beef stew.

  28. Penny Snyder says:

    I would love to try a roast first!! Penny Hayes Snyder – grammypenny@frontier.com

  29. Rebecca says:

    CHICKEN!! I used to do this in a big one at a deli and I bet I could do it for my family in this one!

  30. Sonya Morris says:

    I normally would do a roast with potatoes and carrots, but now I want to make this recipe you have listed!! Thanks :)

  31. Adrienne gordon says:

    pot roast

  32. Christine Savinelli says:

    I would love to try the Potato Bacon Chowder!

  33. nan says:

    cheddar brocolli soup
    nannypanpan at gmail.com

  34. Jen says:

    I’d probably try a seafood chowder.

  35. Ampi Castano says:

    I would first make “carne con papa,” which is a Cuban beef stew.

  36. Deb Anderson says:

    Chicken and dumplings!

  37. Jennifer S says:

    Boston baked beans.

  38. Wilma P says:

    I would like to try Pot Roast in the pressure cooker. I have never used one; but would like to give it a try.

  39. Erinn S says:

    I would love to make BBQ pulled pork for sandwiches

  40. andrea says:

    This looks so great and easy to use. especially right now around the holidays.

  41. I really want to try making the Potato Bacon Chowder. Sounds great!

  42. chantal cooper says:

    I love the potato recipe above.. YUMMY!
    I would like to try my homemade chili recipe!

  43. Eddie says:

    I think I’d start with French Beef Stew and then maybe try out your recipe.

  44. Jennifer Ryder says:

    I would love to make pulled pork in this. I’ve never used a pressure cooker-I’ve always been kind of scared of them. My mom swears by them, though.
    jryder416 at yahoo dot com

  45. debbi says:

    I would love to try a pot roast. My mom had a pressure cooker that made the best pot roast, but (like you) I have always been afraid to use one! This one seems simple and ‘safe’.

  46. Sue D says:

    I would like to try your recipe for Potato Bacon Chowder and try a pork loin too.

  47. Well, your chowder sounds great! :) I would also like to make chili or rice. Thank you for the giveaway!

  48. Liz Robinson says:

    I would like to try a pot roast and so many other things!

  49. Mary Casper says:

    I would make beef stew

  50. Michelle jadaa says:

    Chili would be cool,you could start with dry beans no problem!


  51. Gail says:

    Hard to say what I would make first but during harvest or planting when meal times are up in the air and unpredictable it would be fantastic. Plus having a glass top stove now and not being able to use a pressure cooker any more this appliance would be great.

  52. Cynthia C says:

    I think the first thing I’d make would be beef stew.

  53. EMMA L HORTON says:


  54. Denise Belk says:

    BBQ Chicken!

  55. Jody Sisson says:

    I would try a Beef Roast.

  56. Your Chowder sounded amazing, but I would love to make some southern pulled pork BBQ in it.

  57. Thank you for this terrific giveaway and what a great job on that chowder! Yum! :D

  58. Cathy Wallace says:

    Italian beef

  59. Lisa Burke Cook says:

    A Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots

  60. ericka coello says:

    honestly, my husband is the chef at home. I just want to give him a surprise with this awesome product if I won it

  61. My husband would say a roast but your chowder looks amazing!

  62. Anne-Marie T says:

    I would like to do a Beef Stew.

  63. Mary Baker says:

    I love putting a inexpensive pork roast in and letting it cook down to falling apart, then I add BBQ sauce and some chopped onions and you have pulled pork that will make your tongue slap your brains out while eating it!

  64. Denise Bogue-Skonieczki says:

    I would love to have a pressure cooker especially that is electric… I would use it to make wonderful pot roasts, and chowders like the recipe above… that recipe sounds so good I will attempt to make it on the stove top until I win my own Instant Pot!!! Thanks for this wonderful opportunity

  65. Mary Calabrese says:

    I’d make beef stew and dumplings like my mom did.

  66. Kelly D says:

    I would make Chicken Noodle Soup in this

  67. Rob says:

    That pork you made looks very very delicious. I want to make some for myself!

  68. Joseph Stowell says:

    Pressure cookers are great for cheap cuts of meat. I would definitely use it to make a pot roast — one of the best comfort foods! Thanks for the chance to win the Instant Pot.

  69. Lauren says:

    YUM! Well, my indian friend keeps telling me I need to get a pressure cooker, so I’d want to make some spicy chickpea dal a in honor of him!

  70. elizabeth says:

    i would love to make chicken and dumplings or chicken noodle soup!

  71. Kristi C says:

    I would like to make some pinto beans.

  72. Belinda McNabb says:

    I would love to try making a beef pot roast in it


  73. Missy Lynnh says:

    Honestly, I’d make this chowder first. That looks right up my alley!

  74. CanadianMama says:

    Anything really but mostly stews, soups, chili, etc!

  75. Denice P says:

    I’m actually a pretty easy to please on what I would cook. I’ve got a major craving to make pinto beans with bacon. Just the thought of it makes my mouth drool. Thank you for the chance to win.

  76. Monique Rizzo says:

    Thanks for the chance.

  77. shala_darkstone says:

    I’d like to try a meatloaf.

  78. Tamra says:

    I would love to make a lamb stew! Great giveaway.

  79. Mercedes says:

    I’ll tell you straight up that I’d like to make your potato bacon chowder recipe in the pressure cooker! It looks delicous and not too hard.

  80. Lisa Smith says:

    I would make pot roast!

  81. Jamie Casolari (@JamieCasolari) says:

    We eat a lot of vegetarian meals and cook a lot of beans , this would be fabulous for chilis and soups.

  82. Ron Casteel says:

    I would make BBQ Short Ribs

  83. Sarah Walker says:

    I would like to make Clam Chowder with the pressure cooker

    Sarah Walker

  84. cathy miller says:

    I’d like to make an old fashioned pot roast with all the vegetables nupa123atgmaildotcom

  85. stephie says:

    Probably chicken or a roast

  86. Deb K says:

    I would make a Pork Roast!


  87. That soup looks incredible! Great giveaway..
    I’m a new reader, and I can’t wait to read more!

  88. Jeni Monroe says:

    I think I would love to make a pot roast or a nice veggie soup….maybe both, lol.

  89. Laura says:

    I’d love to make some kind of hearty stew with winter vegetables.

  90. Angelica says:

    I linked here because of the Potato Bacon Chowder recipe – so it is first on my list!

  91. Sassy says:

    I am really looking forward to making white great northern beans. I think this is such a fantastic giveaway. I really need to be eating healthier and I think that this would greatly help. Thank you for the opportunity to enter for a chance to win.
    sassysasha817 at gmail dot com

  92. Okay so I have NO clue what I’d make! I’d probably start with your recipe but that pork loin looks delicious. I love my slow cooker but there are so many nights that it’s 4pm and I’m just standing in the kitchen wondering what to do and the slow cooker is just well slow!

  93. Angela Maa s says:

    I’d love to make perfectly tender – pull apart ribs. :)

  94. Jill says:

    I would make a roast. My roast always come out so dry.

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  96. Gemma says:

    I’d start with a lovely Roast.

  97. Johannah B says:

    First thing I am making is your soup. Next thing I would like to try are some chicken recipes I have that I usually cook in the crockpot. Adapt and adjust!

  98. Roxann says:

    I would like to make chop suey in the pressure cooker.

  99. Shae Johnson says:

    I want to make the chowder! Thanks for the giveaway!

  100. I would love to cook whole chicken in it!!! Yum!!!

  101. Lisa M says:

    I would make my homemade noodles in them. My grandma use to cook hers in pressure cooker!

  102. Robin says:

    I would like to make pot roast in it.

  103. Lydia Fredin says:

    I would like to make a pot roast.

  104. joni Owada says:

    I would definately like the try the recipe above, just making it dairy free instead…this looks so very neat…

  105. Janine B says:

    I’d love to make bean soup! Thanks for the great review and the giveaway!

  106. I could see it filled with lots of homemade vegetable beef soup this winter!

  107. Tabitha says:

    I would love to try just potatoes. My sis-in-law makes mashed potatoes in no time with her pressure cooker. That would be great!

  108. Brittany G says:

    I’m new to having a little family, and still learning the ropes of cooking, so not really sure what I would/could cook in a pressure cooker. I’m sure it would be a great help to me learning new recipes, though!

  109. Michael says:

    porcupine meatballs. My mom made these for me in her pressure cooker when i was younger

  110. Lisa Bolduc says:

    i always make fresh dog food in the pressure cooker!

  111. Debbie Clauer says:

    I would like to make some white rice with a layer of saffron & butter at the bottom, to be flipped over in one piece when finished cooking.

  112. Teri says:

    I would love to be able to cook my potatoes fast–thanks for the giveaway!


  113. dorothy says:

    I would like to make some pulled pork

  114. April Taylor says:

    I would like to try a beef roast in the pressure cooker

  115. Sarah says:

    I’d make roast beef, the old classic. Use the dripping to make a gravy, mmmmmm.

  116. Geri S says:

    I LIKE the reduction in cooking times!

  117. I would love to make some great soup! It would be perfect for the cold weather months!

  118. Elizabeth says:

    I would like to make your Potato Bacon Chowder of course :)

  119. gibberish says:

    I’d like to try pulled pork or beef stew.

  120. rice with ham and veggies

  121. Rebekah Kuczenski says:

    I would love to make a roast!

  122. angelia says:

    I would love to try to make fried chicken!

  123. Stevie M says:

    That soup looks great! I think it’d be fun to cook a whole chicken.

  124. Laura Lane says:


  125. Beef tips, onions and Gravy, oh my!

  126. Michelle Beggs Delgado says:

    I would like to make soup.

  127. Sandy R says:

    Aroast, either beef or venison (if hubs gets one)

  128. Lantana H. says:

    I’d like to make your Potato Bacon Chowder! That looks so very yummy. Thanks for the great giveaway and the great recipe. The pictures are beautiful and I’m sure the dish was delicious!

  129. My grandpa used to make this New England Dinner he called it, which was like beef roast with potatoes, carrots + cabbage and big chunks of onion and celery! then you take the broth and make it into a gravy, yummy!

  130. Cassie Posey says:

    I would make porcupine meatballs!

  131. Serena Powell says:

    I’d love to try to make a vegetarian pulled “pork” using seitan

  132. Tiffany LaCourse says:

    I would make beef stew

  133. Jean Carlisle says:

    I would start with a roast. I’d like to try the potato soup too!

  134. Beth says:

    I’d make pulled pork for sandwiches!

  135. mandy says:

    i will do stew. this is the best time for stew, but i always dont have enough time to make the meat tender enough, with the pressure cooker, it can be done QUICK!!!

  136. Lyn says:

    My husband loves short ribs, so it would be that or Oxtails for soup.

  137. Catie says:

    I think I’d make a vegetable stew – perfect for this time of year!

  138. Jenn says:

    Honestly, I want to make that potato bacon chowder!!! I’d also love to try some other chowders and creamy soups, and pot roast. Mm… I just had dinner, but now I’m hungry again, lol.

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  140. Karen says:

    love to try making a yummy stew

  141. Michelle Kafka says:

    I would begin with a chicken stew and dumplings.

  142. Wendy McBride says:

    The first thing I would make in the Pressure cooker is Chicken Fried Steak and gravy….like my mom used to make in hers!

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  143. Schmidty says:

    The first thing I would cook in this pressure cooker is a pork loin roast!

  144. LaNan Ray says:

    I’d try a roast the first time, then maybe pork loin.

  145. lisa says:

    This recipe sounds amazing!! and would love to try pot roast!

  146. I would like to make beef stew.

  147. I’d make my mom’s stew! I cannot ever get it right…… but Love stew!

  148. angie says:

    I would make beef stew.

  149. Tamara says:

    Mmm! For one thing, I’d like to make your Potato Bacon Chowder in the pressure cooker. I usually like to pressure cook vegetables like carrots or potatoes, to quickly prepare them for other recipes, and I also enjoy making a pot roast like that too. Thank you for the chance to win this!!

  150. Tamara says:

    I messed up one of my entries in the Rafflecopter. For one of the Twitter entries, I accidentally submitted the last thing I had “copied” and I “pasted” that in there. My Twitter name is: Pixel_Berry_Pie
    I hope this clears things up!

  151. Chelle says:

    It’s a toss up between rice and roasts…heck put them together!

  152. Cheryl Free says:

    I’d like to make your Potato Bacon Chowder :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  153. Jim W. says:

    I’d love to make pea soup, it takes all day on the stove.

  154. Donna Welch says:

    I think I would try the Potato Bacon Chowder first. I would be a newbie to cooking this way, but I think it would be better for my family since the pressure locks the juices in.

  155. TAMMY says:

    My grandmother always made sauerkraut with pork ribs in her old pressure cooker. I have never had the nerve to try the old style cooker, so if I had this newer, safer model, that would be the first thing I cooked.

  156. DebbyM says:

    I would like to try a pot roast with veggies or a pork roast with sauerkraut…since that’s how the PA Dutch say you should ring in the New Year (I’m originally from PA).


  157. Caroline B. says:

    I would love to make delicious sides like garlic mashed potatoes.

  158. Nicole H says:

    I would make some kind of stew.

  159. Sheila A says:

    love to try a yummy roast and veggies!

  160. Laura L. says:

    I would like to make soup in the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker – my first soup would probably be beef stew – perfect for winter weather.

  161. cindi m says:

    your chowder soup looks super yummy, so I would def make that. And I’ve always wanted to make beans in a pressure cooker, so that would also be at the top of my list.

  162. Lucero says:

    I’m always looking for ways to cook beef roasts, chicken breasts and pork loins that will leave them perfectly cooked and moist without having to use my oven and reduce the mess.

  163. Dj says:

    I’ve always wanted to try a pressure cooker. This one looks pretty nice.

  164. Ann G says:

    I’d love to try some ribs

  165. I would like to try cooking some lamb.

  166. domestic diva says:

    I would make beans. This looks fab!

  167. gina says:

    Sounds delish!! Can’t wait to try!

  168. Stacy Schleichert says:

    I would love make stew with it!

  169. Gloria Schulte says:

    I would like to make beef stew

  170. Heather Reich says:

    I’d make a batch of chili, I’m sure it would be quick & easy in a pressure cookier!

  171. Trista Zollars says:

    without a doubt, beef stew like my mom made in the stove top pressure cooker!

  172. Jason Vaughn says:

    I have a chili this could help with.


  173. Nancy Brumfield says:

    I would make roast beef and soups in the pressure cooker.

  174. Ed Donovan says:

    I would like to try making pulled pork with the Instant Pot slow cooker. Having it in minutes instead of hours would be great.

  175. jennifer says:

    I would love to make chili! Yummy

  176. Crystal Mexico says:

    Not sure what I would cook first, that would be hubbys call :P

  177. Kelley F says:

    I would make something with chicken, since that’s something all my kids will eat.

  178. rebecca w says:

    I’d like to make slow cook chili or taco soup. thanks for the chance

  179. Erica C. says:

    I’d like to make a nice beef stew.

  180. Beth T says:

    I would try lentil soup in it.

  181. Christina says:

    I would make meatballs!

  182. linda brooks says:

    I would love to try some soup.

  183. Debra Hall says:

    the chowder sounds really good

  184. I think I would try loaded potato soup…

  185. Daniel Casto says:

    taco soup

  186. Israel Goldshmid says:

    pot roast with veggies

  187. Dana says:

    Pulled pork for me!

  188. Roy F. says:

    I’d like to make Chili with the pressure cooker.

  189. megan cromes says:

    roast yum!;)

  190. Susan Smith says:

    I’d make beef stew

  191. melissa Resnick says:

    bbquc pulled pork

  192. Jill Myrick says:

    I would love to make a pot roast with potatoes, carrots, celery and onions.


  193. Daniel Morrell says:

    beef stew is my fav

  194. Debbie C says:

    I’d like to make Chili in the Instant Pot. Also Beef Stew.


  195. Angela Cisco says:

    I would make a roast

  196. erma H says:

    I’d make the Potato Bacon Chowde

  197. Lindsay says:

    I’ve always wanted a pressure cooker – I would love to try your potato soup

  198. ferriz says:

    soup. not sure which kind but im a soap addict. may start with your recipe since im drooling on the keyboard!

  199. Bobbi says:

    The potato bacon chowder looks amazing, that would be the first thing i would make

  200. sandra says:

    a pot roast

  201. Tanya Hebert says:

    That potato soup looks delicious. I want to make that!

  202. Kelsey A says:

    I would make beef stew! I love this.

  203. kristen says:

    I would love to make beef stew!

  204. Nikki Elkins says:

    A pot roast!

  205. Heather M. says:

    I’d make the potato soup. It looks delicious!

  206. andrea says:

    This just looks so good, I would love to try this for making meals easier

  207. Julie says:

    I would like to try making a pot roast

  208. Huston Smith says:

    beans and stew

  209. erma H says:

    I’d make a roast.

  210. Karen says:

    Fried chicken. I have been trying to replicate CFA chicken (usually on a Sunday) for years….

  211. rachel low says:

    I would try a homemade chili

  212. John Kirkpatrick says:

    Pot Roast, with pot roast for desert!

  213. Michelle L says:

    I would like to make chili

  214. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    potato soup sounds so yummy
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  215. Robyn Baker says:

    Would absolutely l o v e to have one of these electric cookers. I think this would really be super to use it during the busy holiday season!

  216. Sharold Friedrich says:

    I would make ben soup. This is such a nice pressure cooker!! My current one is from the 1940′s that my mother in law gave me from her mother’s basement.

  217. Valeen N says:

    I would love to try the Potato Bacon Chowder recipe you shared!

  218. Caroline B says:

    I would make potato-leek soup!

    gatsby1981 at gmail dot com

  219. Roberta Horn says:

    omg!!! I want what you made!!! That looks awesome!!!

  220. Liz Terek says:

    I’d like to try that chowder

  221. Jammie says:

    I would love to make a pot roast! My mother in law use to make the best pot roasts in her pc.

  222. renee walters says:

    I would love to make clam chowder! Happy holidays! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Renee Walters

  223. Linda says:

    I would like to make a roast

  224. Brian says:

    Clam chowder and pot roast

  225. Russell Moore says:

    Smothered steak. One of my best memories is my mom making this when I was a kid.

  226. melissa miller says:

    beef stew

  227. Lara says:

    Pot Roast!!!!!!!

  228. Lucy Schwartz says:

    I used to make beef stew and chop suey for the family in my OLD pressure cooker. The food always turned out with out any horror stories. Now i am cooking for 2 and the big pot was just too big and I stopped using it. These cookers sound wonderful.

  229. Thomas Gerber says:

    love chicken cooked in a pressure cooker.

  230. Brittney House says:

    I would love to make pot roast and steamed potatoes.

  231. bonnie says:

    I’d love to use this to make vegetarian baked beans.

  232. Sylvia says:

    I would make a slow cooker lasagna

  233. Priscilla says:

    I would make my mom’s famous potato soup. yum.

  234. Beth Brickell says:

    I’d make Corned Beef with all the trimmings in the Instant Pot Electric Pressure Cooker. Thanks

  235. Theresa Jenkins says:

    BBQ pork ribs…yum-o

  236. elangomatt says:

    I’ve been wanting to make chilli in a pressure cooker over since Alton Brown did it on Good Eats.

  237. Susan Banton says:

    augratin potatoes would be good.

  238. Pam Sims says:

    I would like to make beef stew

  239. Shena Deokoro says:

    I would make homemade potato and dumpling soup

  240. Janis says:

    definatly Brunswick stew…

  241. tracey byram says:

    I’d make chicken and dumplings and bean with bacon soup.

  242. Dorothy7 says:

    I’d like to cook a corned beef briskit

  243. Terri P says:

    I would make chicken wings. Thanks for the contest.

  244. Susan says:

    I would make Chicken and Dumplings ;)

  245. kelley c says:

    I’d love to try making different rice recipes in this.


  246. Julie L says:

    hamburger soup thanks

  247. Dorothy Hubbard says:

    I would probably make the 1st time a bean soup.

  248. Patricia Elliott says:

    I just started learning to cook this would be amazing prize to jumpstart that new year’s resolution

  249. judith T says:

    I’d like to dry different soups, the potatoe soup looks easy and yummy. MOM always used a pressure cooker, but not one like this, this looks amazing.

  250. SHAYNA says:



  251. cassandra says:

    I would make a pot roast, its my husbands favorite!

  252. DeeAnn S says:

    I’d like to make chili and pot roast. Thanks.

  253. Candie L says:

    I was going to post Potato soup, but then I saw the entry for BBQ and that did it for me. Thank you

  254. julieh says:

    I’d love to make a roast in this!

  255. Gaines Simmons says:

    Hello, how are you? Thank you for this opportunity. I would cook ‘Conch Stew.’ I am following, joining, liking and subscribing.

  256. Lisa Walker says:

    I would make stew and the great looking potato soup you made!

  257. Jennifer J says:

    I think I would start off with a pot roast. Thanks!!

  258. mary gardner says:

    chicken stew

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  259. Ashley Brauer says:

    I’ve got a new beef stew I’ve been hoping to try out. I bet it’d be delicious made in this.

  260. James Coyne says:

    I would like to try some wings

  261. Jen C. says:

    I’d love to try to make a hearty vegetable soup in this!


  262. Kirsten says:

    I want to make your potato bacon chowder…it looks and sounds DELICIOUS.

  263. Melanie says:

    Yummy pot roast.

  264. kathy pease says:

    i would love to make a hearty beef stew with potatoes,carrots,onions celry and beef

  265. R Hicks says:

    I would first make some delicious Parmesan Red Potatoes

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  266. pamela morgan says:

    I would love to make a roast in this crockpot!

  267. susan smoaks says:

    i would love to make a chicken noodle casserole

  268. Doug D. says:

    The first thing I would make would be a pork roast.

  269. Denise B. says:

    I would make pulled pork.

  270. Renee Richardson says:

    I would love to make a roast. Thanks for the yummy giveaway and recipe :)

    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

  271. Carolyn G says:

    I would love to make some oxtail stew

  272. Mark Price says:

    I have always loved pot roast that is pressure cooked to make it so tender.

  273. Denise M says:

    i would like to make some sort of roast or short rib dish

  274. Ann Marie Walker says:

    I’d like to try a pork roast or a beef roast. SweepsGirl(at)aol(dot)com

  275. shirley pebbles says:

    Pork chops, onions and cream of mushroom soup.

  276. Simone says:

    I would like to make plain rice so that I can make onigiri.

  277. Holly Hennessy Swint says:

    Pork BBQ

  278. misty says:

    I’d like to make a vegetable stew.

    misteedawnw at aol dot com

  279. robyn paris says:

    i would try pulled pork.

  280. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Nice review, now I want the Instant Pot slow cooker. I think it would be great for making that pot roast on Sundays. Thanks for having the contest!

  281. amy deeter says:


  282. Rebecca C says:

    This is the perfect time of year for chowder!

  283. alyce poalillo says:

    I would love to make pot roast in this pressure cooker

  284. Heidi says:

    I would love to make some vegetarian chili with this!
    textbookmommy at gmail dot com

  285. kay says:

    The bbq chicken.

  286. DanV says:

    I’d like to make veggie stew

  287. Maylone says:

    Two parent working household we use the slow cooker a lot, I would be interested in making several dishes in a pressure cooker

  288. Marcy Strahan says:

    I would make some beef tips stew meat with some burgandy win, potaotes, celery, carrots, green onions & broth.
    In other word my own beef tip stew.

  289. Jaque R. says:

    I would definitely like to try a beef roast in this cooker….and home made soups. :-) Thank you.

  290. Trung Nguyen says:

    I’d probably make chicken noodle casserole

  291. Emmi says:

    Stews, Chicken, cabbage rolls, lamb, roast beef, you name it, yum!

  292. loni says:

    This would be great for chili!

    trippyjanet at gmail dot com

  293. Rita a says:

    I would like to make short ribs

  294. Michelle H. says:

    I would love to make corned beef and cabbage.

  295. Sand says:

    I would love to make beef stew.

  296. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we have a pot roast in mind !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  297. heather c says:

    BBQ Ribs!

  298. Faith says:

    Wonder what it would do for venison!

  299. Tina Rath says:

    I would make Venison Stew.

  300. Angela Morales says:

    I’d make some kind of soup or chili!

  301. Jessica Sage says:

    I would use it to make bbq chicken for bbq chicken sandwiches!

  302. Anything! I’m completely at a loss as to what to cook these days. Our schedule is packed. Kids are becoming picky eaters. Oy.

  303. Cathy Davis says:

    I’d try your potato bacon chowder first, actually! That looks good!!
    I know I’ve found recipes that I wanted to try before but as soon as I saw the “in a pressure cooker” part, I’d be disappointed and skip over them. Would love to have this to open the door to even more recipe experiments in my kitchen! hehe

    Cathy Davis

  304. Glenna Faccenetti says:

    I would love to try the chowder recipe, also any soups or stews.

  305. Kim Presley says:

    I would love to try a roast!

  306. Ann Fraser says:

    OMG Corn Chowder sounds sooo good now!!! My dad has a recipe and I have never tried to make it, I sure would with this thing! Going through the fire department recruit class and taking care of family and kids I think this would make meals quicker and easier!

  307. Pressure Canning Cooker says:

    I would love to try that one!I hope I can win that but how?

  308. Taike says:

    Made this potato soup today and it turned out quite nice. I used a 4 liter stovetop PC. Not quite as many spuds and about 1/2 the bacon. Creamed with just milk. Thanks for posting!

  309. I already own an Instant Pot and you will find 2 of my recipes in the recipe booklet. I also agree about the instruction manual. I am pretty sure that the people writing pressure cooking instruction manuals have not used a pressure cooker of any kind.

    I have a pressure cooking cookbook The New Fast Food which helps people over their pressure cooking fear and answers newbie questions. It was written for the stove top cooker but most of the recipes work in the Instant Pot.

    I want to let you know that you CANNOT use the Instant Pot for canning for at least 2 reasons: 1) you cannot fit enough jars in it to make it worth it and 2) the pressure does not go high enough to ensure that canning will be safe. The only pressure cooker (not canner) that might work for pressure canning (according to the company) is the Fagor 10 quart cooker. Still, you can only can 4 jars at once. A pressure canner is still the most efficient way to pressure can.

    Thanks for introducing more people to pressure cooking. It has changed my life and I have been teaching people about it for almost 20 years.

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