It’s hard to believe it’s almost New Year’s Eve! One of our favorite kitchen tools has always been the Instant Pot when looking for a quick meal. During the holidays, we always like to look to assemble some appetizers for the Eve of that night, be it Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve. Sometimes it can be difficult though to get the wheels turning for meal planning so here are some tasty appetizer ideas that you can easily make in your Instant Pot. From BBQ pulled pork sliders to spicy sausage and cheese dip, these appetizers are sure to be a hit with your guests.
BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders: Start by seasoning a pork shoulder with your favorite BBQ rub and placing it in the Instant Pot. Add a cup of water and cook on the “meat” setting for 90 minutes. Once the pork is tender, shred it with a fork and mix in your favorite BBQ sauce. Serve the pulled pork on small slider buns with coleslaw and pickles for a tasty and easy appetizer.
Garlic Parmesan Wings: Add a pound of wings to the Instant Pot with a cup of water and cook on the “poultry” setting for 10 minutes. Release the pressure and carefully transfer the wings to a baking sheet. Brush the wings with a mixture of melted butter, garlic, and parmesan cheese, then broil for a few minutes until the cheese is melted and the wings are crispy. Serve with a side of ranch dressing for dipping.
Queso Dip: Combine a block of cream cheese, a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies, and a cup of shredded cheese in the Instant Pot. Cook on the “manual” setting for 5 minutes, then use the “saute” function to stir the ingredients until the cheese is fully melted and the dip is smooth. Serve with chips, veggies, or crackers for a crowd-pleasing appetizer.
Spicy Sausage and Cheese Dip: Cook a pound of sausage in the Instant Pot on the “manual” setting until it is browned and crumbled. Add a can of diced tomatoes, a jar of your favorite salsa, and a cup of shredded cheese to the sausage and cook on the “manual” setting for 5 more minutes. Use the “saute” function to stir the ingredients until the cheese is fully melted and the dip is hot. Serve with chips or veggies for a spicy twist on a classic cheese dip.
Artichoke and Spinach Dip: Combine a can of artichoke hearts, a bag of frozen spinach, and a block of cream cheese in the Instant Pot. Cook on the “manual” setting for 5 minutes, then use the “saute” function to stir the ingredients until the cream cheese is fully melted and the dip is smooth. Serve with crackers, bread, or veggies for a delicious and healthy appetizer.
In conclusion, the Instant Pot is a fantastic tool to have in your kitchen when it comes to creating quick and delicious appetizers for your New Year’s Eve party. These 5 appetizers are sure to be a hit with your guests, whether you’re in the mood for BBQ, wings, cheese dip, or something a little healthier. What are some of your favorite holiday appetizer ideas? Be sure to comment below!