Instant pot air fryer lid recipes can be a new concept to some people. Whether it’s baking, broiling, grilling or pressure cooking, these recipes can cater right to your demand. All it takes is plugging the pot in and pressing some buttons, that’s when the magic happens.
But, businesses are thinking of more innovative ways to recreate your guilty pleasure dishes. Consequently, air fryers are introduced to the market to make your fried food guilt-free and less greasy, in which case these delicious ground beef recipes with the air fryer would work excellently for you.
And instant pots are quick to adapt a module air fryer lid to its already marvelous cookers, which makes your cooking experience a whole lot easier now. And these recipes are here to accompany your excitement in trying out your instant pot’s air fryer lid.
The best thing about an instant pot with an air fryer lid is that it’s extra functional, which means it is easier and more exciting for you to whip up a feast for yourself and friends or family. Let us dive into the recipes for exactly such a feast.
Total time: 25 minutes.
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What better way to elevate your all-time favorite snack than to crisp up those potatoes while cutting down on the grease.
Because French fries are such a classic and loved by people of all ages, I don’t think it is necessary to elaborate on how great these will turn out in the instant pot. But I can tell you how to spice them up by sprinkling some garlic or onion salt on them. Thank me later!
Another awesome tip I want to include in this recipe is placing your fresh-out-of-the-pot fries on a baking tray and into a warm oven. By doing so, you can keep your fries from ever getting soggy, and they will be crispy until the very last bite.
This tutorial will demonstrate how to make extra crispy French fries with an instant pot air fryer.
Total time: 17 minutes.
Now that I have shown you how to make french fries in our instant pot, let’s pair the fries with some chicken tenders. I guarantee you’ll become the children’s favorite.
Now chicken is the kind of protein that can easily get rubbery and dry if overcooked. So, what do you do to prevent this from happening? Well, soaking your chicken in water and pinches of salt for 20 minutes will do wonders, and your chicken tenders will come out as juicy as ever.
But please keep in mind this step is optional. Soaking your chicken in salted water or not, the dish is going to be just as enjoyable thanks to the instant pot and how it manages to keep all the juice. Doing this step only enhances how tender and moist they already are.
Total time: 15 – 23 minutes.
This recipe is perfect for times when you’re starving and so worn out by work the only thing you just need is dinner in the twinkling of an eye. A whole meal made in an instant pot air fryer ready in less than 25 minutes? And many more amazing air fryer recipes for dinner? Sign me up!
Our meal in such a situation today is pork chops. They are such a simple ingredient, one you can never go wrong with. But don’t be fooled by pork chops’ plain taste as they can go extremely well with the Italian seasoning and the Parmesan cheese in this recipe here.
Making this dish, you won’t need to prepare a breading mix as the pork chops are going to be covered with the seasoning rub itself for better flavor absorption. You’ll find that not only will the pork chops turn out tender and juicy, but they will also burst with flavor.
Total time: 25 minutes.
Interestingly, biscuits are an essential part of the cuisine of the Southern United States. Southerners usually pair biscuits with gravy and eat them with a side of pork sausage.
This recipe is a perfect example for such a case. Although dressing itself in a rather light color, this delight has a surprisingly pleasant flavor that is infused with butter and honey. The texture, on the other hand, is crispy yet tender at the same time, making your biscuits extra addictive!
For beginner bakers, it is important to remember to go lightly on your dough as it can turn your biscuits into flaky ones in the end. Another helpful tip is to not twist your ring mold as it can create wrinkles in the dough, which can cause the biscuits to cook unevenly.
Total time: 16 minutes.
Now that you have aced the Brussel sprouts with your instant pot, why not add some protein and make it a decent dinner for you and your loved ones?
Excitingly, it only takes 16 minutes to throw together this dish of Salmon and Brussel sprouts. All you have to do is prepare a concoction of olive oil and some seasonings, brush them up on your filet of fish, and in goes the salmon.
One more thing, I usually don’t share this with anyone, but if you want your fish to be extra juicy, you can try wrapping your fish in some aluminum foil and cooking it away. If you are wondering whether it is possible to put aluminum foil in an air fryer, the answer is a big yes.
Total time: 17 minutes.
Fish tacos, originally called “tacos de Pescado”, is a dish created in Baja California, in Mexico. It’s one of the most common seafood variations of the original tacos, besides shrimp-based ones.
Fish tacos can be made with a wide selection of fish. In this particular recipe, you should use cod, a silky-textured type of fish that tastes fantastic when they’re rubbed with taco seasonings, salt and pepper. A drizzle of some Cholula hot sauce on top, and it’s perfect!
One more awesome thing about this recipe is that, by using an air fryer, you don’t have to feel guilty eating the battered fried fish tacos since it doesn’t require deep frying the fish. Even better, it’s healthier with the cabbage slaw you’re making.
This recipe is perfect for when you want to host a Mexican food fiesta, with your fish tacos as the superstar of the party. And if you happen to be a fish lover, do check out these effortless and appetizing air fryer fish recipes in case you’re feeling experimental, or you’re having tons of friends over.
Total time: 45 minutes – 1 hour.
Though being an Indian delight, Samosas have gained fame worldwide, and they’re loved by everyone. The best part about this menu is that it is vegan-friendly as it consists of spices (like cumin seeds and coriander seeds) and vegetables (like Yukon gold potatoes and green peas).
The most important part of this recipe is the dough. And the best way to secure a good batch of samosa dough is rubbing it thoroughly with oil for about 5 minutes. Then, when your dough starts to stiffen, that’s when it’s ready to turn into beautiful crispy samosas.
In addition to that, in order to bring out the best texture of your samosas, it is advised to spray or baste them with vegetable oil once more after baking to prevent drying.
This recipe might take a tad bit longer in the making process, but I’m sure you will find it extremely worth your time and effort.
Total time: 34 minutes.
Ah yes, the infamous egg rolls. These are the classic side dishes that you often see in every American Chinese restaurant.
Traditionally, to make these egg rolls, you have to deep fry them in oil for a while so that they can turn out gold and crispy. But now that you’re using an instant pot air fryer, this recipe is going to save you so much time. Plus, it’s a lot healthier not to drench them in oil, right?
The secret to keeping your egg rolls crispy even after a long time sitting outside is to drain all the water from your ground meat first, as excessive water in the egg rolls’ filling can turn the wrapping soggy after a very short amount of time.
Making classic egg rolls in a blink of an eye with an instant pot air fryer has never been easier.
Total time: 45 minutes.
You’ve heard of ravioli (Italian stuffed pasta). You’ve heard of lasagna pasta. But have you ever heard of the best of both worlds – ravioli lasagna? I have to admit this dish is my ultimate weapon on days when I’m feeling extra lazy and not in the mood for cooking.
What this recipe offers is that it’s painfully easy to put together yet so filling to eat. You get to taste all the rich flavors of lasagna without having to put in any work. All you need to do is assemble all the ingredients together and let the pot take care of the rest.
The best thing about this recipe is that almost every ingredient, like frozen raviolis, ground beef, pasta sauce, and cheese, can be store-bought, and your final result will be just as luscious as can be.
Total time: 15 minutes.
Bang Bang Chicken is another Chinese dish, though not as common as Orange Chicken or Chow Mein. The funny-sounding name was established from the sound of the hammer tenderizing the chicken in the prepping step.
Aside from Bang Bang, it also has other names, like Bam Bam or Bon Bon Chicken. And the secret of this dish lies in the sauce that’s slightly spicy and creamy. In some recipes, Bang Bang Chicken sauce is also made with some peanut butter for extra sweetness and nuttiness.
If you want your Bang Bang Chicken to turn out to be a huge success, try serving them the instant they come out of the air dryer to preserve the crispiness. And don’t be afraid to go all in with the Bang Bang sauce as it will elevate the chicken just fine.
Total time: 23 minutes.
It’s a shame that Brussels Sprouts isn’t a widely preferred food. These small buds of cabbage carry a subtle bitterness to them, which can be unpleasant for some people. However, in this recipe, I will show you how to make the best out of them, and you will surely enjoy this dish.
The trick here is, before putting your Brussels sprouts into the instant pot, toss them around with some butter, chili, and garlic. But if you want your Brussels sprouts to be oil-free, feel free to cut down on the olive oil.
Total time: 20 minutes.
While it can be challenging to nail your desired doneness while cooking a piece of t-bone steak on a skillet, cooking it in an instant pot with an air fryer lid is a different story.
Long gone are the day of watching your steak cook on the stove and worrying it might turn well done and dry. Now you can make everything hassle-free by seasoning your steak, letting it rest for a couple of minutes, and wrapping everything up by throwing it into the pot.
You can either serve your steak with a side of potatoes, be it baked, mashed, or french fries, and a bit of gravy. Or, if you are anything like me, you could just enjoy the steak on its own to savor its flavor to the fullest. Either way, enjoy!
This is the most infallible way to cook steak in an air fryer-attached instant pot.
Total time: 14 minutes.
This menu will thrill our health-conscious foodies to the fullest, as you no longer have to do meal prep every week. Instead, you could just put your chicken breasts in the instant pot with the air fryer lid on, clean up your kitchen, and your food will be ready right before you know it.
What I love about this recipe is that by cooking it in an instant pot, your chicken breasts will not dry up and get rubbery but instead stay juicy. And the thing is, these other healthy weight watcher air fryers recipes are the same in that they stay juicy and tasty no matter what.
Total time: 35 minutes.
Now that we have covered how to make plain chicken breast, let’s move on to some breaded ones so that you can elevate your salad at lunch next time.
For your breaded chicken breast to be more flavorful, try putting some seasoning powder in the flour and mixing them thoroughly.
This condiment is not included in the recipe, but from my personal experience, seasoning powders like Cajun seasoning, cayenne, or paprika are going to bring out extra fragrance for the dish.
Your breaded chicken breast when finished cooking can go well with a side of Caesar’s salad. Or, if you’re feeling like you’re in the mood for some extra carbs, I suggest topping some pasta in original tomato sauce with some chicken, and you would have yourself a wholesome dinner.
Total time: 1 hour 13 minutes (1 hour of freezer time).
I don’t know about you, but growing up, I have been such a sucker for Mozzarella sticks. From what I usually see, people usually eat them as a snack.
Sometimes, Mozzarella sticks are served as dinner especially for kids as it can be very addictive, seducing them into enjoying lots of Mozzarella sticks.
You may have heard of the fancy term “hors d’oeuvres”, meaning an additional dish or an appetizer. And Mozzarella sticks, together with these succulent air fryer appetizers, are hors d’oeuvres dishes that are commonly served in diners.
This recipe will give you extremely tasty Mozzarella sticks with a significantly lighter mouthfeel. This is due to the fact that they are made with an instant pot air fryer and not with a pot full of oil. Therefore, your cheese sticks are going to be a lot less greasy.
Total time: 46 minutes.
Fried rice is a very common staple in most Asian households, and this happens for many reasons. The biggest reason, in my opinion, is that rice is a very filling ingredient, and it complements other ingredients extremely well.
When it comes to fried rice recipes, there are tons of variations you can choose from. This depends on the different ingredients you put in your fried rice. Some like their fried rice with greens like long beans and carrots, others like it with protein like shrimp and eggs.
The most authentic ingredient, I have to say, is Lap Cheong, a type of Chinese sausage that’s a little sweet in the flavor and firm in the texture. People usually blanch Lap Cheong in boiled water for a few minutes and then dice them up and put them in the fried rice.
Total time: 12 minutes.
Everybody knows how much of a hassle it is to make crispy green snacks at home, from cutting the greens up to drying or dehydrating them to baking them. All of these take up a lot more time than you would think.
This recipe is therefore established to tackle exactly that problem. For people who want to munch on something guilt-free on their movie night, kale chips are the perfect answer for them.
Not only does this recipe take just under 15 minutes to make, but kale chips are also packed with nutrients like vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and iron.
But don’t worry about the taste of your kale chips: they are going to be much more pleasant in flavor, providing a less bitter and more fragrant savor. And in case you’re wondering, the green hue of the chips are going to be just as vibrant as raw kale.
Total time: 40 minutes to 1 hour.
Earlier I showed you how to make a piece of delicious steak in the instant pot. I think it would be reasonable to now share with you this roasted potatoes recipe so that you can pair them together flawlessly.
For this recipe to work at its best, I suggest using russet potatoes. This type of potatoes carry a rather dry skin, making it perfect for baked dishes as it doesn’t get soggy but rather crispy.
Since baked potatoes are pretty plain on their own, it is advised to put a dollop of butter on top for some extra flavor. But of course, it is also possible to just feast on your baked potatoes without any condiments if you feel like it.
An effortless way to make baked potatoes with an air fryer lid instant pot.
Total time: 25 minutes.
So far, throughout this article, I have walked you through recipes that are rather on the dry side, meaning they are mostly roasted and dry baked. However, this particular recipe is the polar opposite of those before it, as it is a warm and hearty baked batch of chili.
Chili is the answer to a rainy day where you just want to stay home and cook up a batch of honey goodness. Imagine beans and beef that are cooked until soft into a tasty stew together with tomatoes. This Mexican-themed dish is guaranteed to warm your body up after only one bowl.
Total time: 10 – 15 minutes.
You know those moments when you’re in such a rush, say to work, to school, or to run errands, and you haven’t got the chance to grab a bite? I’m not even lying when I tell you that this recipe for instant pot grilled cheese is going to be your lifesaver.
There’s no need to boast about the flavor of grilled cheese since everyone already loves it so much. But you can’t deny that the golden crispy exterior and the shiny silky layer of cheese inside are irresistible.
Who can ever refuse such a perfect combination of soft and crispy goodness in one bite?
A plate of grilled cheese only takes 10 minutes to make, and you’re set to go about with your daily tasks. What’s so great about this recipe is that while waiting for your grilled cheese, you can make some instant tomato soup to accompany them!
A quick and easy tutorial for instant pot grilled cheese you should watch.
Total time: 20 minutes.
I’m afraid I might be committing a crime of some sort if I don’t show you how to make some burgers with an instant pot.
We all love burgers, but not every one of us owns a BBQ at home, so it’s not the best experience making your burgers at home. But that was before this recipe came along because you are guaranteed some juicy patties of burgers if you follow through with this recipe.
I usually have my burgers with a side of fries, which I have listed right at the beginning of this article. Some days when it’s extra hot and sunny, an extra bowl of summer salad would make everything a tad bit more enjoyable, so try that out if you have a chance.
Total time: 17 minutes.
Here’s the truth about this final recipe: it does an excellent job clearing out the leftovers in your fridge!
With this dish, you only need a few fridge staples like cheese, some rice, broccoli, that leftover rotisserie chicken, and you have already fixed yourself a decent dinner. Thanks to the air fryer lid, this dish will come out with that crispy layer of cheese on top.
The best part about this is that by making this in large batches, you can save it for lunch or dinner the next day! Since there’s already rice in your casserole, it’s better if you pair it with side dishes like Quinoa salad, pickled vegetables, or some air-fried Brussels sprouts from the recipe above.
Nowadays, our needs are becoming more specific as we are more aware of what is essential for a quality lifestyle. Therefore, equipment like instant pots can be such a relief in the kitchen sometimes.
Making good food indeed requires effort and attention, but looking out for yourself and your family members requires just the same qualities. So, what better way to balance both matters out than by utilizing the multi-functional wonders of your instant pot.
I believe this article has been of help for you in figuring out ways to elevate your meals’ quality while shortening the time making them.
If you find these recipes helpful and worth trying, leave a comment to share about your results, and please feel free to share it with your loved ones so they will also get to experience the same results. Enjoy!