6 Instant Pot Dinners That Double as Tomorrow's Lunch

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Does the thought of coming up with creative meal ideas for lunch and dinner make you want to jump in the car and head to the nearest takeout joint? If your life is hectic (whose isn't?), there's a good chance that getting all "Rachel Ray" in the kitchen is not something that's likely to happen.

The good news is, there are tons of simple instant pot dinner recipes that can double as tomorrow's lunch. So if you have an instant pot that's just waiting to feel some pressure, give one of these recipes a try. 

20-Minute Chicken Burrito Bowls

What could be better than a burrito in a bowl? How about a tasty burrito bowl that only takes 10 minutes to prep and 10 minutes to cook? This recipe calls for chicken, but you can substitute ground beef or even shrimp. Or, leave the meat out and eat it vegetarian style. 


All-In-One Chicken and Brown Rice

This healthy all-in-one meal is kid-friendly and parent-approved, which means double-up on the ingredients and use the leftovers for lunch the next day. With ingredients like chicken, brown rice, carrots and mushrooms, this fan favorite is sure to please.


Salisbury Steak Meatballs With Creamy Cauliflower Puree

After a long day, there's nothing quite like sitting down to some hearty comfort food. This beef and turkey meatball recipe  includes a creamy mushroom gravy and is piled high on a healthy serving of cauliflower mash . Enjoy it for dinner and pack the leftovers in a thermos for to-morrow's lunch.


Breakfast Burritos

Breakfast for dinner? Sounds good to us! It's not just the ease of using an instant pot that makes it such a great kitchen tool; it's also the wide range of recipes that you can prepare in one pot that makes this cooker a must-have. Serve these breakfast burritos in a flour or corn tortilla with a side of fruit at dinner and send the leftovers in the lunch bag tomorrow.


Bang Bang Pasta

Sweet meets spicy with this creamy noodle dish. The recipe calls for shrimp, but you can add an-ything you want to this meal. Plus, if you want to go sans meat, add more veggies and call it a day!


Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

No instant pot recipe roundup would be complete without a hearty bowl of soup. This easy chicken tortilla soup is completely customizable for lots of different dietary needs. Plus, the moderate spice level means it's fit for even the most sensitive of taste buds.


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