Comfort Foods To Make In Your Instant Pot® Or Slow Cooker

Are you in the Instant Pot camp or the Slow Cooker camp? Or, do you own both kitchen appliances? (We’re with you, if so!) 

Though the Instant Pot is definitely the #trending, newer tool, the Slow Cooker will always be a classic favorite. Just set it, forget it and come home to a hot meal (that you didn’t technically have to cook all day) ready to be dished up. If you love your Slow Cooker, we’ve got four delicious and cheesy (read: full of Cabot’s amazing cheeses) recipes for you! 

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 If you’re not familiar with it yet, the Instant Pot can cook the same foods a Slow Cooker can (think: pot roast, stew, pulled pork) with its “slow cook” settings. But, it can also be used as a pressure cooker. It even has five additional settings, making it a seven-on-one appliance. Yep! You read that right. It can also steam, sauté, cook rice, make yogurt and has a “keep warm” mode. So, if you love your Instant Pot, you’re in luck: because we’ve got four tasty recipes for you, too! 

Whatever you’re cooking in, we have one question: can we come to your house for dinner? 


Cabot Recipes to Make In Your Slow Cooker 

1. Slow Cooker Spicy Hot Potato Soup 

Bacon + Cabot Jalapeno Lite50 Cheddar + Potatoes = a winning dinner.  

2.  Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese 

If you’ve never made mac & cheese in a slow cooker, today is your day. It only takes one hour on a high setting, and trust us, the bubbly, cheesalicious outcome is so worth it. 

 3. Slow Cooker Spinach and Artichoke Dip

This easy yet incredibly flavorful and impressive spinach artichoke dip recipe comes from the Cabot farmers at Five Mile Farm in Lisbon, New York and is sure to become your go-to dip for parties.

4. Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa Casserole 

Quinoa, bell pepper, salsa verde, cumin and chili powder—plus Cabot Pepper Jack cheese!—combine for one delicious dish. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lime and chopped cilantro…plus, some more Pepper Jack, grated, because #cheese. 


Cabot Recipes to Make In Your Instant Pot  

1. Instant Pot Mini Parmesan Chicken Calzones

For these handmade mini calzones, dough is wrapped around a flavorful chicken parmesan-inspired filling of chicken cooked in your instant pot (or slow cooker) with a fragrant sun-dried tomato sauce, shredded and mixed with a generous amount of Cabot Alpine Cheddar Cheese. Then it’s baked to tender perfection for a finger-food that’s second to none.

2. Instant Pot Chile Con Carne 

This Instant Pot Chili con Carne makes quick, hassle-free work of a dish that usually takes hours and hours of simmering. With meltingly tender cubes of beef in a spice-packed, garlicky chile pepper sauce, this is the perfect dish to warm you up from the inside out.

3. Instant Pot Cheddar & Corn Risotto with Bacon 

Dry white wine, slices of bacon and three ears of corn go into this recipe. You know it’s gonna be good (and you can have a glass of that wine while you’re prepping the ingredients!) 

4. Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup 

Tortellini soup is always a crowd-pleaser, and this recipe is no different. Topped with freshly chopped basil and grated Cabot Farmhouse Reserve Cheddar, it’s also a pretty party dish. 

5. Instant Pot Butter Chicken 

Butter chicken flavored with garlic, curry powder, red curry paste, ginger, cardamom, garam masala and Cabot Greek Yogurt doesn’t get much better than this, served on hot basmati rice. 

6. Creamy Instant Pot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe 

Three different award-winning Cabot cheeses—cream cheese, Monterey Jack and sharp cheddar—this dish is rich and super creamy. 

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