Sunday, 19 November 2017

Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

I love this pumpkin soup, it is simple clean with fresh flavors that will please everyone at your Thanksgiving Table!!

  Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup

Start your Thanksgiving off with this yummy soup! It is over the top delicious! And so simple to make! It looks elegant and is an appealing addition to any holiday meal.

1 c. leeks, white part chopped
1/2 c. carrots, chopped
1/2 c. celery, chopped
4 T. unsalted butter/ Olive oil
1 lb pumpkin puree fresh or canned
4 c. homemade chicken stock or a very good canned one
salt and pepper
1 c. half and half (fat free okay)

Garnish- parsley, popcorn, Balsamic syrup, roasted pumpkin seeds or pepita's.


In the Instant Pot, saute leeks, carrots and celery in 4 tablespoons of butter or olive oil until soft.

Add pumpkin puree, broth, salt and pepper. Put on "manual" pressure for 4 minutes. 

I use a immersion blender at this point to puree right in the IP, however you can transfer to the food processor or blender. Return to IP and add half and half. Simmer on saute, stirring for a minute or two to heat through.

Serve in bowls and garnish with 3 or 5 (odd number) popcorn kernels floating on top, or garnish with fresh parsley, few roasted pumpkin seeds or pepitas. I like a little Balsamic syrup as a garnish or cream too!

For more Thanksgiving recipes and ideas go to Thanksgiving round up! 
Left overs? I got you covered! Go to Master Recipe List and scroll down to Thanksgiving left overs!

Have a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! 


Friday, 17 November 2017

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce- JJ's favorite

Thanksgiving! That time of year when we give thanks. I have such wonderful memories of Thanksgiving, the cousins coming out to the country to ride horses, jump around in the hay barn and swing on a big rope swing hung in a large Maple Tree by the creek.

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Instant Pot Hamburger Stroganoff

I have fond memories of a delicious "Hamburger Stroganoff" that was served at school lunch time when I was growing up. My neighbor, Dee Merlini, mother to two of my best friends was head cook at the school and gave me the recipe when I got older. I used to cook this for a quick dinner when I was working in my twenties.....delish! Then.....somehow that recipe went by the wayside and I started using sliced steak in my stroganoff.  The other day, I was thinking and remembered that delicious stroganoff of long ago.....I decided to revamp the recipe for the "Instant Pot" and for my grandchildren's dinner! Delish!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

Mississippi resident Robin Chapman is the star behind the Mississippi Roast, a slow-cooking dish with surprisingly simple ingredients that was one of the most popular recipes on the Internet a couple years ago.