4 One-Pot Recipes That Feed an Entire Family

4 One-Pot Recipes That Feed an Entire Family

Written by: Raina Mendonca


Published on: November 3, 2022

Chef Sarah Copeland‘s experience working in kitchens in New York City, Saint-Tropez and France prepared her for her biggest challenge yet – cooking for her family of four, each with their own dietary preferences.

Her secret weapon for healthy, practical, restaurant-worthy recipes: a pressure cooker. In her cookbook Instant family meals, Copeland shares delicious, clean recipes that can be made using a slow cooker, pressure cooker, multicooker, or Instant Pot. We asked her to share four favorites.

4 pressure cooker recipes from Instant family meals

  • Cacio and Pepe Risotto

    Cacio and Pepe Risotto

    For pressure cooker beginners, start with something easy. “The risotto is a perfect example because it’s forgiving,” says Copeland. “There are only a few ingredients. And if you don’t release the pressure right away, it’s not going to ruin the dish.”


  • Soup au Pistou with pasta and herbs

    Soup au Pistou with pasta and herbs

    “Like all my favorite soups, this one benefits tremendously from a flavorful stir-fry,” says Copeland. “In this case, we use the traditional pistou, a nut-free relative of Italian pesto.”


  • Maple-Cinnamon Squash Agrodolce

    Maple-Cinnamon Squash Agrodolce

    “Squash is cheap, nutrient-dense and easy – but time-consuming – to prepare. I’ve adapted my mother’s recipe for a quicker everyday meal with a touch of agrodolce.”


  • Breakfast Congee with eggs, avocado and scallions

    Breakfast Congee with eggs, avocado and scallions

    “My kids love to be in charge of topping their own meals, whether it’s a loaded baked potato or a warm bowl of porridge, and congee is made for just that,” says Copeland.


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