The Best Mealthy Crisplid Recipes For Beginners

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The Best Mealthy Crisplid Recipes. We have taken a tour through our Instant Pot and Air Fryer recipe archives, to give you a fantastic list of the best mealthy crisplid recipes for beginners that you must try first.

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Mealthy Crisplid Recipes

Today I wanted to share with you what to cook first with your new Mealthy Crisplid and give you some inspiration of how the Mealthy Crisplid works best.

Here in the Milners kitchen, we have been hard at work trying out the Mealthy Crisplid ever since we shared with you our Mealthy Crisplid Unboxing. It has that feeling that a start of a new relationship has.

It is new and exciting; you make mistakes and then you try again, and we go from love to hate and the fun of getting to know each other.

If you are new to the Mealthy Crisplid then let me tell you this:

  • The Mealthy Crisplid will crisp your food perfectly and will work like magic, especially if you want to melt cheese or make toast.
  • The Mealthy Crisplid is perfect for casseroles. If you want to make a gratin like our Instant Pot Cauliflower Cheese, then it’s a dream come true and you can also add in a layer of breadcrumbs for the ultimate foodie feast.
  • The Mealthy Crisplid saves on appliances. If you are following an Instant Pot recipe that now says “place it under the grill for 10 minutes” then the crisp lid comes in!

But beyond this and you are going to cry into your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker with frustration. Don’t expect it to make you delicious air fryer fries, because what you get in reality is an hour of cooking and testing, to realise that you or potatoes are still raw, and you could have baked them quicker in the oven!

I know many of you have messaged me to ask after frustrations EXACTLY what to cook in your Mealthy Crisplid alongside your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker and this list is EXACTLY where I recommend you start.

Forget the frustrations and second guessing this is EXACTLY what we have been cooking in our Mealthy Crisplid so far…..

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#1 Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Pasta

Instant Pot Jalapeno Popper Pasta

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: The biggest frustration when we recipe tested this, was how long it took to melt the cheese on top. I wish we had a crisplid back then! Get the instant pot jalapeno popper pasta recipe here.

#2 Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Instant Pot White Chicken Chili

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: If you want to make casseroles like this, or like our jalapeno popper chicken, then the crisplid makes it so easy to have the cheesy topping! Get the instant pot white chicken chili recipe here.

#3 Instant Pot Broccoli

Welcome to my Instant Pot 2 minute steamed broccoli recipe.

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: This is my favourite crisplid recipe so far! If you love baked broccoli with that lovely crisp, then steam broccoli in the instant pot and then sprinkle with salt, extra virgin olive oil and parmesan and crisp up. Get the instant pot broccoli recipe here.

#4 Instant Pot Mediterranean Chicken Wings

Welcome to my latest Instant Pot recipe and this recipe is for Instant Pot no washing up Mediterranean chicken wings.

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: Pressure cook your chicken wings until they are perfectly cooked, then toss in a little olive oil and salt and then crisp up in the crisplid basket! Get the instant pot chicken wings recipe here.

#5 Instant Pot Corn On The Cob

Instant Pot & Air Fryer Mexican Street Corn

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: I made this Mexican street corn recipe back in the early summer with fresh corn on the cobs. Problem was it needed to go to the air fryer to crisp up. With the Crisplid it can be so much easier, and you can forget moving gadgets around! Get the instant pot corn on the cob recipe here.

#6 Instant Pot Asparagus Wrapped In Bacon

Instant Pot Asparagus (Steamed In Just 2 Minutes)

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: I love bacon and I love how delicious it cooks in the Instant Pot, but it lacks crispiness. Cook asparagus in the Instant Pot and then crisp it in the crisplid and its heaven.  Get the instant pot asparagus wrapped in bacon recipe here.

#7 Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes kids mini baked potato bar

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: In the Milner house we love to eat instant pot baked potatoes and have a mini baked potato bar, but don’t you hate it when the skin is not crispy? Give your potatoes 5 minutes under the crisplid at the end of cooking to crisp the skin. Get the instant pot baked potatoes recipe here.

#8 Instant Pot Brussel Sprouts Gratin

Pressure Cooker Recipes - Pressure Cooker Brussel Sprouts

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: I am a BIG gratin addict and in the Crisplid they are even better. Steam your sprouts, add sauce, then add breadcrumbs and it will do the rest for you! Get the instant pot brussel sprouts gratin recipe here.

#9 Instant Pot Potato Hash

Welcome to my Instant Pot Spanish chorizo and potato hash recipe.

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: Because we spent most of 2018 camping with our Instant Pot hash was our most eaten meal. You can steam your potatoes first and then let the crisplid crisp up your potatoes and maybe add some cheese too? Get the instant pot potato hash recipe here.

#10 Instant Pot Beef Hotpot

Slimming World Beef Hotpot
Instant Pot Beef Hotpot

Why this Instant Pot recipe is perfect for the Mealthy Crisplid: Do you want to make a delicious old school hotpot with crispy potato slices on top? Well you can with the crisplid! Steam the potatoes first to blanch them and then load them up and cook them like pot in pot cooking. Get the instant pot beef hotpot recipe here.

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Hi! I am Sam and along with my chef hubby Dom we love sharing with you easy everyday recipes using kitchen gadgets. We are also the authors of The Complete Air Fryer Cookbook, an amazing air fryer cookbook filled with 140+ everyday air fryer recipes. Beyond the air fryer we also love the instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, ninja foodi, pie marker and several other kitchen gadgets. CLICKING HERE →

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