Food & Home

4 One-Pot Recipes That Feed a Whole Family

Written by: Raina Mendonça


Published on: November 3, 2022


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

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 e Pepe Risotto

    Cacio e Pepe Risotto

    For pressure-cooker novices, start with something easy. “The risotto is a perfect example because it’s forgiving,” Copeland says. “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 enormously from a flavorful stir-in,” Copeland says. “In this case, we’re using the traditional pistou, a nut-free relative of Italian pesto.”


  • Maple-Cinnamon Squash Agrodolce

    Maple-Cinnamon Squash Agrodolce

    “Squash is inexpensive, nutrient-dense, and easy—though time-intensive—to prepare. I’ve tweaked my mom’s recipe for a quicker weeknight side dish with a touch of agrodolce.”


  • Breakfast Congee with Egg, Avocado, and Scallion

    Breakfast Congee with Egg, Avocado, and Scallion

    “My kids love being 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 exactly that,” Copeland says.


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