Roasted Mushroom Asparagus Farro

Roasted Mushroom Asparagus Farro uses the ancient farro, that adds fiber, and protein, in a rice shaped grain with a chewy, nutty flavor. Paired with roasted mushrooms, asparagus, thyme and a touch of red pepper for heat this healthy bowl is one for the books.

Roasted Mushroom Asparagus Bow

My first recipe using farro was back in 2015. Salmon Farro Salad was really delicious and healthy. Whole grain was just coming into the spotlight, and I made several recipes using farro (I will link more at the end of the post). Continue reading “Roasted Mushroom Asparagus Farro”

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup should have a really long title to describe accurately precisely what they are, but alas to be SEO friendly it was not to be. This recipe should be called Instant Pot Lasagna Soup in Crispy Garlic Bread Bowls. A mouthful I know, and in more ways than one.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Keeping with the Instant Pot theme since I know many of you received one as a gift this past holiday season, I wanted to create a recipe that was homey and comforting for the dreary days of winter.

Having never made pasta in the Instant Pot before I did a bit of research as I’m sure there was a trick to it…there was. It takes three times as long for the Instant Pot to come to pressure as it does for the pasta actually to cook. The pasta cooks in only four minutes, but it takes about 15 minutes for the pressure to build.

Instant Pots make one-pot meals super easy. Mine has a sear feature that lets me brown the meat and onions, then without dirtying another pot transition to cooking the rest of the dish.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

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Instant Pot Recipes

So….you got an Instant Pot for Christmas. Try our best Instant Pot recipes!

We purchased our Instant Pot back in 2015 when they were called Pressure Cookers, or Insta Pots. Whatever you call it these are really great gadgets to have when the day has been long and time is short.

Our number one recipe at What the Forks for Dinner is also our first Instant Pot recipe.

Asiago Shrimp RisottoAsiago Shrimp Risotto 2

An electric pressure cooker a.k.a. Instant Pot makes quick and easy risotto. Loaded with shrimp, herbs and asiago cheese. Creamy, cheesy and delicious!

We reposted this recipe just a few months ago as our photography skills have much improved.

Instant Pot Asiago Shrimp Risotto

Pressure Cooker Chicken MarsalaPressure Cooker Chicken Marsala 1

Make quick work of Chicken Marsala. A pressure cooker makes this rich, mellow and earthy tasting dish in minutes.

Pressure Cooker Breakfast Bread PuddingPressure Cooker Breakfast Bread Pudding

Savory breakfast bread pudding with ham, cheese, mushrooms, and onions. Topped with a dijon mustard sauce!

Insta Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla SoupInsta Pot Salsa Verde Chicken Tortilla Soup

Quick, easy and spicy. Salsa verde combined with chicken, onion, pepper, black beans and corn. Continue reading “Instant Pot Recipes”