It wasn’t but a few years ago when my friends were telling me I needed an Instant Pot and I was saying “no, thanks!”, I have stove top pressure cookers.
Then I finally got an Instant Pot and now, hardly a day goes by that I don’t use it. Yesterday, I knew I was making Chicken Bacon Penne Pasta in a Garlic Cream Sauce for our dinner but I had other things to make in the Instant Pot. Thank goodness, I have two Instant Pots here (and two in MO).
I needed to make food for Rita so I cooked a batch of brown rice first, then I dumped that into a bowl and boiled eggs for Rita’s food in the same pot. Then I started our dinner in the other pot.
I’m not sure I’ve ever made pasta in the IP before and I know Vince doesn’t like mushy pasta so I was a bit concerned but it turned out perfect! There’s spinach and tomatoes in there, along with chicken, bacon, pasta and herbs/spices, cream and cheese.
It was definitely as good or better than most restaurant food and so easy with one pot to clean up. This recipe is going into my favorites!