Family Meals from Scratch in Your Instant Pot

What we love about this cookbook: The section titles are not boring. Most cookbooks stick to the traditional sections of categorizing food. Whether be the type of meal or type of food or diet, Lisa Burns keeps it entertaining, while still maintaining comprehensiveness. Skip the Drive has restaurant favorite recipes that you can enjoy at home. Company’s Coming has food that is for sharing with a crowd. Time for Lunch focuses on time-sensitive fast meals. Rise and Shine section, of course, is breakfast recipes. Life is Too Short contains healthy dessert recipes. Hear Them Cheer section is our favorite because it’s a whole section focused on healthy foods kids love. This is the real drive for the book. –

Making nutritious meals that fit into a hectic schedule and satisfy the entire family just got a whole lot easier. Busy mom of five and founder of This Pilgrim Life blog, Lisa Burns, shares a slew of family-friendly meals that can be ready in a flash in her new cookbook, FAMILY MEALS FROM SCRATCH IN YOUR INSTANT POT®.

Cooking for five kids under eight years old presents some challenges—to say the least.  Lisa has harnessed the time-saving power of the Instant Pot® to get food on the table—through the entire day. Lisa offers recipes for meals including breakfast, lunch, snack time, and dessert.

Breakfast is a cinch with quick and easy dishes like Make-Ahead Egg Casserole and Warm Strawberries & Cream Millet, and even the pickiest eater will love it when you serve Sausage & (Secret) Sweet Potato Macaroni or Zesty Ranch Chicken Roll-Ups for dinner.

Every recipe is made from real food, no processed ingredients, and packed with nutrients. Lisa includes recipes for healthier, homemade versions of all your restaurant favorites including Simple Egg Drop Soup and One-Pot Chicken Marsala Pasta. Her desserts range from Late-Night Fudgy Brownies to Georgia Peach Cobbler and include only all-natural sweeteners. 

As she writes in her introduction, Lisa has written this book to give her readers more than a collection of great recipes but:
• Inspiration to make the most of your Instant Pot for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
• Variety in your meals with plenty of vegetables, various proteins, whole grains, healthy fats, and a good measure of cheese and chocolate.
• Economy from budget-friendly ingredients that you will use again and again, and an essentials chapter to help you stock your freezer with staple ingredients. And finally,
• Confidence to cook from scratch, and food that makes you glad you did.

Sample recipes from Family Meals from Scratch in Your Instant Pot

Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf

Meatloaf is a meal that I often turn to when my husband is away and it will be just me and the kids at the table in the evening, because I know that no one will need any prodding to finish their dinner. This Bacon Barbecue Meatloaf takes a humble family dish and elevates it to something truly delicious and memorable that you will want to make again and again. With just a little effort, you can make a flavorful meatloaf topped with a simple, sweet barbecue sauce. Serve it with Creamy Garlic Whipped Potatoes (page 56) and Ceces Garlic Green Beans (page 44) on the side!

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