Things You Shouldn’t Cook in an Instant Pot

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By accelerating the cooking process and making life simple, instant pots emerged as a must-have appliance for every kitchen. Still, their versatility doesn’t make them suitable for every kind of dish. Here are some things that you should never cook in an instant pot.


While this meaty dish will not cause any damage to your instant pot, they are better cooked on gas or on a grill. This will make the meat come out juicier and will also take quicker to prepare.


If you’re looking to make a firm yet flaky pie, then an instant pot is not the place to do it. This requires baking the pie in an oven.

Creamy Sauces

Because an instant pot cooks at a very high temperature, it will likely curdle any creamy or dairy-based sauces and get them to clump together. Rather add cheese to your dish once you’ve finished cooking.