Quick and Easy Italian Instant Pot Meal Prep
8 delicious Italian meals in 45 minutes!
Servings
8servings
Servings
8servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Slice spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise. Spoon out seeds and strings. Place halves in steamer basket and into liner pot. Add one cup water.
  2. Set pot to manual high pressure for 4 minutes and allow 5 min natural release. If you like firmer strands of spaghetti squash, you may opt to do 3 minutes instead.
  3. While squash is cooking, cube red potatoes. Trim ends from fresh green beans and cut into thirds. Cube raw chicken and season with salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. You may choose to add additional seasonings of your choice. I typically add a garlic seasoning from Sprouts that I like.
  4. When Instant Pot timer goes off and steam has released for five minutes, turn the valve to release remaining steam. Use an oven mit to remove squash from pot. Allow to cool.
  5. Wash your liner pot.
  6. Add potatoes, green beans and chicken (in that order) into pot. Add one cup broth.
  7. Replace lid on pot, turn valve to sealing, and reset to 8 minutes high pressure.
  8. While the chicken and potatoes are cooking, use a fork to scrape spaghetti squash out of its skin. Transfer strands to a large bowl.
  9. Stir in 6 oz (half the jar) of Tomato Bruschetta. Portion out squash into four meal prep containers.
  10. When timer goes off in Instant Pot, use a quick release for the steam.
  11. Use a large spoon to scoop out half of the chicken chunks and evenly portion in each container on top of the squash.
  12. Spoon remaining Tomato Bruschetta evenly across all four containers over the chicken chunks.
  13. Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese, if desired.
  14. Carefully use a slotted spoon to scoop the remaining chicken, potatoes, and green beans out of the pot. Potatoes will be very soft so handle with care. Discard broth that remains in the pot.
  15. Combine pesto and olive oil in a small bowl to thin it out a bit.
  16. Spread pesto over chicken and potato mixture, and carefully toss to coat evenly.
  17. Distribute to four meal prep containers.
  18. Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese and walnuts or pine nuts, if desired.
  19. Enjoy!