In our house, summertime is a huge deal for gatherings and cookouts. I literally cannot express the excitement that I feel when I think about getting to spend the majority of our time eating in the great outdoors with our family and friends. There’s just something about good food, great conversation, and endless laughs that summertime is truly all about. And while gatherings and cookouts are a huge focal point of our summer months, that doesn’t always mean that I have a ton of time to plan something to take with us to contribute to those meals.
My go-to in times like this is my Instant Pot. No matter what timeframe I have, I can always create a delicious potluck recipe to have done in time that tastes delicious to share with our family and friends.
Instant Pot Potluck recipes for your next barbecue!
Not only is pressure cooking pretty stress free, but it makes planning for a potluck dinner or cookout that much easier. Many a time have we pressure cooked our dish while getting ready, grabbed it, and headed out the door. It takes literally hardly any time for recipes to be made from start to finish, but they’re so good.
My go-to loves when it comes to summer potlucks boil down to two delicious recipes: Instant Pot Chicken Wings and Instant Pot Orange BBQ Meatballs. No matter what, pure perfection each and every time I make them.
We’ll continue to add more easy Instant Pot Potluck recipes to this post!
Pressure Cooked Chicken Wings
Not only do I love the ease of these Instant Pot Chicken Wings, but since my family and I have different taste buds when it comes to spice, it’s super simple to doctor them up a bit when they’re done cooking as well.
What you’ll need to make Instant Pot Chicken Wings
- 3 pounds frozen chicken wings
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 teaspoon dried ground coriander
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
Grab a printer friendly version of the recipes for BBQ chicken wings AND Sweet Orange Meatballs here.
In just a few moments, you’ll have delicious Wings for your get together
Place the wings in Instant Pot inner pot. This recipe calls for 3 pounds of frozen chicken weeks which usually means about 8 wings or so per pound (can vary depending on the size of wings).
Once those wings are in the inner pot, it’s time to mix the tomato sauce, dried coriander, Worcestershire sauce and honey together. Once mixed, pour over the top of the chicken wings. Add in the butter.
All that’s left to do at this point is set the valve to sealed and set the manual time to 6 minutes on high pressure.
QR and remove chicken wings with thongs and place them on a baking sheet. Place your baking sheet in the oven and broil on high for 5-6 minutes or until lightly browned or ‘grilled’ doneness has been reached. (If you are like me, you like some crunch to those wings!
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Instant Pot Orange BBQ Meatballs
What you’ll need to make Instant Pot Orange BBQ Meatballs
- 24-ounce package frozen turkey meatballs
- 1/3 cup orange marmalade
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup apple cider vinegar
- ½ cup honey hickory BBQ sauce
- ½ cup water
In under 6 minutes, your turkey meatballs will be ready to eat!
No need to separate out any ingredients with this simple recipe. Literally, place all the ingredients inside the pressure cooker. Once added, turn the pressure valve to sealed and set manual pressure for 6 minutes.
How you choose to spend those 6 minutes of time while waiting for your turkey meatballs to be done is up to you. Sing a song, do a little dance, do something wacky and fun? Options are endless!
Once that 6 minutes is done, quick release the pressure and serve.
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The Instant Pot not only takes away the hassle and the stress of cooking, but it is consistent in making delicious meals that everyone can enjoy. With the upcoming summer holidays, why not subscribe to our Instant Pot-only mailing list and you’ll get notified of great recipes plus as a free gift for subscribers only where you can print out this great guide on how to properly use and maintain your electric pressure cooker. There are 14 tips and tricks in the full printout!
Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!