Sometimes, life takes unexpected turns and we find ourselves with limited resources to put a meal on the table. When it comes time to focus on items that are readily available in our cupboards, fridge and/or freezers, be it perishable items or canned/dried, these recipes are going to make sure you get a spectacular meal on the table in record time.
If a recipe calls for spices or ingredients you currently don’t have on hand, don’t worry! I call out the main ingredients you’ll only need to focus on under each recipe below. From there, feel free to leave out whatever else you don’t have and improvise with substitutes that you DO have in your cupboards. Remember, SEASONINGS ARE EVERYTHING AND MAKE THE BLANDEST FOOD COME TO LIFE! And frozen meats and veggies can always be used in place of fresh, if necessary. Basically speaking, use the recipe as a blueprint and put your own delicious touches on it!
Suggested Bare Essential Key Spices/Ingredients To Keep On Hand
- Broth (any flavor – I especially suggest using Better Than Bouillon)
- Seasoned Salt
- Salt (Kosher or Iodized)
- Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder/Granulated Garlic
- Onion Powder
- Italian Seasoning
- Grated Parmesan
- Hot Sauce
- Salted Butter/Margarine/Butter Substitute
- Dried Beans
- Jarred Sauces (be it Marinara, Alfredo, Pesto and/or Alla Vodka)
ALL RECIPES IN THIS LIST HAVE 5 MAIN INGREDIENTS OR LESS!
All short pastas (penne, rotini, farfalle, campanelle, macaroni, cavatappi, etc) and linguine will cook for 6 minutes at High Pressure. Spaghetti and rigatoni will cook for 8 minutes at high pressure.