RV Cooking Made Easy with Simple Instant Pot Recipes

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It’s no secret that I love making easy RV meals in the Instant Pot. Whether you already have an Instant Pot or are looking to get one, here are some of my Instant Pot recipes for simple RV cooking.

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Instant Pot Recipes for Simple RV Cooking

A quick note about which size Instant Pot to get. When we were traveling full time in a Class A motorhome I cooked out of the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart. Now I use the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 quart in our Class B RV. The smaller Instant Pot works well for two adults where space is limited in a small camper.

Want to see how we make Instant Pot meals in the RV? Watch the video below where we talk about food storage, grocery shopping and healthy cooking in an RV. The quinoa and wild salmon recipe, is featured in this video.

Chicken Stew Instant Pot Recipe

In 2016, one of our YouTube subscribers turned me on to the Instant Pot. At the time, we were living in a small Class A RV with plenty of room to store a 6 Quart Instant Pot. This chicken stew Instant Pot recipe is one of my favorites because it’s simple to make and I only have to clean one cooking device. As I say in the video “I think I’m in love with the Instant Pot!” Watch my chicken stew Instant Pot recipe video to see how you can make this dish in your RV.

Sausage Rice Instant Pot Recipe

If you want to experiment with a rice based dish in the Instant Pot, you’ll have to give this sausage rice recipe a try. This dish is perfect for when you have leftovers or want to make a hearty meal. In less than 30 minutes, you will have a delicious and easy RV meal to enjoy.

Kimchi Stew Instant Pot Recipe

When I have access to an Asian grocery store, I love to make some of my favorite comfort dishes. This kimchi stew Instant Pot recipe uses shiitake mushrooms, firm tofu, and soy bean paste. As you’ll see in the video, I don’t limit the use of the Instant Pot to our camper.

Joe’s Instant Pot Chili Recipe

Although I am the primary user of the Instant Pot, Joe also comes up with some tasty dishes. In this 10-minute chili Instant Pot recipe video, you can follow along with Joe in re-creating the dish. Note: habanero pepper powder is optional.

I hope these Instant Pot recipes gave you some inspiration for future meals in your RV! Please let me know if you try any of these recipes by leaving a comment below or tagging me on Instagram.

What is an Instant Pot

If you don’t have an Instant Pot, you may be wondering what it is. To answer this question simply, an Instant Pot is a cooking device that combines several different cooking functions in one, making it an ideal multi-cooker to have for RV living. For example, this 9-in-1 Instant Pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker, warmer, sterilizer and a sauté mode.

Whether you are interested in an Instant Pot for your RV or for your house, having one cooking gadget that can do multiple cooking functions means space savings and fewer cooking devices.

Check out my Essential Kitchen Gadgets post for some other RV cooking gadgets.

Is an Instant Pot Safe to use?

When I first started using the Instant Pot in 2016, one of the first questions my mom asked me was whether the Instant Pot is safe to use. Since it is primarily an electric pressure cooker, her concern was around whether the device would explode due to too much pressure. Based on my years of personal experience using the Instant Pot and following the instructions provided with it, I can share that I’ve never had an issue.

Once I showed my mom how to use the Instant Pot she was quickly fell in love with it and has been using it on a regularly basis for nearly as long as I have. I would venture to say that mom probably uses her Instant Pot more than I do!

When Will Your Instant Pot Cookbook Be Released?

I have put my Instant Pot cookbook on hold for the time being and hope to find get back to it later this year. Until then, I hope you will enjoy some of the Instant Pot recipes shared in this post.

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14 thoughts on “RV Cooking Made Easy with Simple Instant Pot Recipes”

  1. If you make it through Ann Arbor as you take Mom north you’re welcome to spend the night and enjoy some hospitality. Room for you all. We’ve been following you for years.

    We tried a blog awhile ago but weren’t as disciplined as you. See our website. Being retired we’re jamming things into our gogo years.

    We also have a Beast we’ll pick up at the end of this month in Birmingham. We started tent camping back in early 2017 when we retired (it was about that time we started following you and Kristen at Barefoot Theory), moved to a DIY transit conversion and finally said – let’s get a Beast!

    Hope we cross paths. Safe travels.

    Also – we’re completely fine not posting this as a public comment.

  2. Hi Kait – looking forward to your instant pot mini cookbook for RV life. I noticed on your page that you wrote a few times that you don’t eat sausage or pork anymore. That’s great! I’m hoping you’ll include some self stable substitute options in the recipes. We often use Butlers soy curls to replace pork and chicken in recipes, or the little shelf stable boxes of tofu, but really looking forward to seeing the creative options you come up with. Love your website.

  3. Kait, have you experienced having to adjust cooking time on your Instant Pot Mini recipes when you cook at high altitude? Do you have any recommendations? Thank you!

    • Hi Lucie, I have been using the same cooking time at different altitudes throughout the U.S. Have you experienced issues with the Instant Pot at higher altitude?

  4. Such great recipes! You couldn’t put the articles in a printable format, could you? Printing 8 pages of stuff to get 1 page of content seems wasteful. Similarly, the vids are great but it’s too bad there are no transcripts or redux I could just print and take with to the grocery, for example. Maybe there is a way to easily print and I just don’t know how to get at it?

  5. Where is the cook book Kate. I brought an instant pot just because of you. All the good healthy meals you cooked look super good and super easy. Let me know when it comes out.

    • It depends on your setup. The mini is 750 watts so you’d need a large enough inverter and enough batteries to power it. We had no issues in our last camper van running it with shore power.

  6. Your how-to cooking videos and cooking in a kitchen with size limitations (camper kitchen) have been very helpful for me to understand choosing a workable kitchen layout design for my future new camper.

    The farm visit was a nice change of scenery from tourist sites and good to know about. Perhaps there could be future videos to market outdoor activities or products (ie. whitewater rafting, etc).

  7. I absolutely love watching your videos. We have only been full time rving in a class A for 2 months and love it. I have been thinking about a insta pot and happy you are doing gluten free recipes.


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