Category Archives: Instant Pot Recipes

Lechon Asado—Cuban Pulled Pork

Recipes and cookbooks all over the world have this recipe in various forms. I’ve substituted Swerve for the classic brown sugar and swapped lettuce for corn tortillas, or fried cauliflower rice for regular rice. You can either cook it for 80 minutes in a pressure cooker, or 8 hours in a covered Dutch oven over low heat.

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Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)

This soup is based on a recipe from Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in an Instant” book. I’ve created a low-carb version.

Vietnamese Chicken Soup (Phở)
4 servings // 340 calories, 6 net carbs

2 packages (12 ounces total) shirataki fettuccine-style noodles
8 cups organic chicken bone broth
4 skinless, pastured-raised boneless chicken thighs (about 1 pound)
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Instant Pot Barbecued Chicken (keto)

I like to make some Cauliflower Mac & Cheese while the chicken is cooking, just to make things traditional. This recipe is a low-carb version of Melissa Clark’s “Smoky Barbecued Chicken” in her book, “Dinner in an Instant.”

Instant Pot Barbecued Chicken (keto)
Serves 4  // 263 calories, 4 net carbs (using very little sauce)

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Asian Pot Roast (keto)

This is based on a recipe from the I Breathe I’m Hungry website, although I’ve changed portion sizes and recipe item quantities to my taste.

Asian Pot Roast
6 servings // 409 calories, 3 net carbs

—During 40-minute pressure cooker setting—
1 boneless pasture-raised chuck roast (3 pounds)
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and

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Instant Pot Recipe Roundup

My sweetie and I like to make low-carb stews, pot roasts, braises, chili, curries, soups—and desserts—especially since cool weather in the Pacific Northwest favors those kinds of foods for most of the year.

So to simplify our lives, we just bought a six-quart Instant Pot. After breakfast, we’ll prep a pot full of something tasty, set the pressure, and

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Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)

Just the thing to have of a cold winter night, this recipe would pair well with my Cauliflower-Cheese Mash.

Braised Lamb Shanks (Instant Pot version)
Serves 4 // 563 calories, 8 net carbs

3 pounds lamb shanks
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 small turnips, roughly chopped
2 celery stalks, roughly chopped
1 … Read more