56 Best Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes

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Wanna know my secret to homecooked Southern soul food? What I call “Magical Meals In Minutes.”

Hint: It’s 2 words that are quick and easy.

Did you guess it?

Instant Pot!

 

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Soul food recipes + Instant Pot = magic!

From the rooter to the tooter, as old Black folks might say. Meaning from the snout to the tail – my secret to a down-home soul food dinner is Instant Pot

 

How To Use Instant Pot - Should the Instant Pot valve be up or down?
Instant Pot introduces a new generation to pressure cooking and shows people how to instantly cook a healthy meal!
This guide is for you whether you recently bought a new Instant Pot or you’re already using it.
I’ll also answer frequently asked questions with helpful Instant Pot user tips. 
Starting with --> Should the Instant Pot valve be up or down?
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How To Use Instant Pot Guide

 

Wouldn’t it be great to enjoy soul food with all the benefits of Instant Pot? 

From the turkey leg to the oxtail, I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households, hectic holidays, and home cooked meals – made from scratch!

 

The Best Recipes For A Soul Food Thanksgiving Menu
What are some good soul food Thanksgiving dinner recipes? This soul food Thanksgiving menu will make you wanna slap yo mama-but please don’t!
Check out this recipe!
The Best Recipes For A Soul Food Thanksgiving Menu

 

 

 

Want fast comfort food that goes beyond Southern?

What’s the difference between Southern food and soul food?

While most soul food is Southern. Not all Southern food is soul food. 

Get it?

No worries if you don’t get it yet. Once you start here, you’ll understand as you feast on these easy soul food Instant Pot recipes – trusted, tried, and true!

 

Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes

 

No more dry, bland recipes!

Forget about dry, bland gravy and tasteless stuffing

Get ready for tender, juicy meats and flavorful sides that’ll have your family bursting into celebration songs well before the final entrée is served! (Pastor Shirley Caesar U Name It challenge, anybody?) 

 

Black Folks Soul Food Easy Christmas Dinner Menu
A soul food Christmas dinner menu is Southern soul food entrées and Black folks recipes. Try these Black folks’ easy Christmas dinner ideas!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Easy Christmas Dinner Menu

 

From a Black folks Thanksgiving menu to a soul food easy Christmas dinner – Instant Pot will turn your entrees and side dishes into magical meals in minutes

With Instant Pot, most traditional stovetop recipe cook times are cut in half!

 

How do you cook Southern green beans?

Easily, in my Instant Pot! Soul food green beans pressure cook in 2 minutes vs. 2 hours stewing over a large hot pot all day! 

Yep! With Instant Pot it’s one-pot… straight to plate!

 

Instant Pot Cooking Times
How to cook with Instant Pot is one of my favorite topics!
I wish everyone knew how easy Instant Pot cooking is for busy households – one-pot… straight to plate!
Print my helpful Instant Pot cooking times chart to always know how long to let meats, seafood, vegetables, eggs, rice, grains, and beans pressure cook inside the pot.
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Instant Pot Cooking Times Guide by The Soul Food Pot

 

What can you cook in your Instant Pot?

From Black folks’ Southern turkey recipecandied yamscreamy mashed potatoescollard greensfresh cranberry sauceBlack folks red velvet cake, or how about Black folks baked mac and cheese!

…And the list goes on and on like ‘”Beans, greens, potatoes, tomatoes. You name it!”

 

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What’s that saying about a watched pot?

A watched pot never boils – meaning that time passes very slowly when you’re waiting for something to happen.

Well, them days are over! 

Why watch a pot and wait for it to boil when you can get an electric pressure cooker to make your favorite soul foods in an instant?

So instead, start here with these Black folks’ Instant Pot recipes – easy enough for anyone to make and everyone to love!

 

What’s the best thing to cook in an Instant Pot?

My family’s classic soul food recipes (Black folks’ food) – and I’m so proud to share these recipes with you!

The same Southern comfort food and seasoned buttery-rich flavors in a fraction of the traditional time with Instant Pot. 

 

56 Best Instant Pot Soul Food Recipes

Soul food Instant Pot main dishes

Black Folks Pineapple Glazed Ham
Black folks are famous for our sweet ham glaze recipes, especially with pineapple and brown sugar. So you may know this Black folks soul food recipe by other names like pineapple ham, pineapple baked ham, or pineapple and brown sugar ham.
No matter what you call it, it's the same beautiful and delicious glazed ham recipe masterpiece!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Pineapple Glazed Ham

 

Black Folks Southern Turkey Recipe
Crispy skin and moist, juicy, flavorful meat - that's what embodies a Black folks Southern turkey recipe!
An exceptional addition for your soul food Thanksgiving menu.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Turkey Recipe

 

Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs
Thanksgiving doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Black folks Instant Pot turkey legs are an easy alternative to a whole turkey. A welcome addition to your Southern soul food Thanksgiving menu!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Instant Pot Smoked Turkey Legs

 

Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits Recipe
The secret ingredient to Black folks shrimp and grits is the Southern Creole sauce!
Typical to soul food and Black folks cooking, the seasonings make each recipe like none other. 
It's all about the spices and the special sauce.
Check out this recipe!
What Is Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits?

 

Black Folks Soul Food Chicken Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce
Succulent shredded chicken and spaghetti noodles are prepared in a delicious broth seasoned with onion, garlic, salt, and black pepper, making flavorful a meal you’ll love.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Chicken Spaghetti With Tomato Sauce

 

Soul Food Southern Pasta with Italian Dressing
Soul food Southern pasta with Italian dressing and savory shrimp is a Black folks' creative way to make a flavorful soul food pasta dish you've come to expect from your favorite African American cookouts and family gatherings!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Pasta With Italian Dressing

 

Black Folks Southern Oyster Dressing Recipe
This classic deep South dressing is made with homemade cornbread, herbs, vegetables, and fresh or canned chopped oysters. It has everything a seafood lover looks for, plus the savory soul food seasoning you come to expect from a Black folks dressing recipe.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Oyster Dressing Recipe

 

Soul Food Southern Homemade Hamburger Helper
If you want to enjoy Hamburger Helper to the fullest of flavors, always opt for this soul food Southern homemade Hamburger Helper recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Homemade Hamburger Helper

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Meatloaf Recipe
A Black folks' Southern soul food meatloaf recipe is on the shortlist of official comfort foods of the South. A flavorful all-time favorite & classic meatloaf recipe!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Meatloaf Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Pulled BBQ Chicken
A Black folks’ Southern pulled BBQ chicken recipe is the epitome of finger-lickin’ good!
This is the ultimate in no-fail BBQ chicken recipes, whether you’re making this dish from scratch or with leftover BBQ chicken. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Pulled BBQ Chicken

 

Southern Soul Food Homemade Burger Recipe
What makes a Southern soul food burger?
A Southern soul food homemade burger is made with savory bell pepper & sweet onion for a thick, juicy, tender, well-seasoned ground beef patty.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Homemade Burger Recipe

 

Instant Pot Corned Beef The Southern Soul Food Way
The best corned beef brisket is a Southern recipe favorite enhanced with a soul food pickling spice for maximum flavor. Pressure cooker easy!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Corned Beef And Cabbage The Southern Soul Food Way

 

Easy Gumbo Recipe
Nothing's more Louisiana than gumbo! A classic Southern dish and culinary staple in The Big Easy.
This easy gumbo recipe is Cajun cooking combined with Creole seasoning & spicy flavors - served over rice and pressure cooker ready in only 15 minutes!
Check out this recipe!
Easy Gumbo Recipe

 

Instant Pot Southern Soul Food Low Country Shrimp Boil
African-Americans have been hosting gatherings with soul food low country shrimp boils for years. Often called a Southern shrimp boil Big Easy!
I love low country boils because they have all my favorite flavors – spicy sausage, tender shrimp, and sweet corn. 
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Shrimp Boil

 

Instant Pot Jamaican Oxtail Recipe
Instant Pot Jamaican oxtail recipe saves 4 hours with this easy pressure cooker method.
Cook your oxtail in half the time without compromise to the authentic Jamaican mouth-watering flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Jamaican Oxtail Recipe

 

Steve Harvey Easy Homemade BBQ Sauce
Steve Harvey shares his easy homemade BBQ sauce recipe.
This Southern BBQ sauce is perfect for slathering your favorite meats for Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, or any other holiday!
You'll have enough leftover sauce to store in a mason jar and share!
Check out this recipe!

 

Black Folks Soul Food BBQ Ribs Recipe
Soul food BBQ ribs are a perfect crowd pleaser and an all-time favorite main dish for potlucks, tailgates, game days, or a Black BBQ cookout menu. 
Check out this recipe!
How do you survive a Black BBQ?

 

Black Folks Soul Food Hoppin John Recipe
Black folks' Hoppin John is black-eyed peas, collard greens, and rice with Southern soul food flavors. An African American New Year's tradition and comfort food recipe.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Hoppin John Recipe

 

Soul Food Lobster Tail Recipe
How to steam soul food lobster tails:
Whipping together a Cajun garlic butter sauce & steaming soul food lobster tail in the Instant Pot is as easy as 1 minute! You may find yourself rereading the instructions thinking it can't be that easy! 
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Lobster Tail

 

Soul food Instant Pot side dishes 

Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese
African American grandmas and moms have been producing great pots of soul food Southern mac and cheese for years!
It just might've gotten lost how impactful this recipe is to the Black community.
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Mac And Cheese

 

Black Folks Soul Food Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Soul food baked mac and cheese is made with a rich & creamy homemade cheese sauce & yummy Southern spices. Southern comfort food the Black folks way!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Baked Mac And Cheese

 

Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad
How do you make Black macaroni salad?
Black folks soul food macaroni salad includes flavorful ingredients like sweet carrots, savory onions, and celery. Plus, mayo, mustard, and seasonings that pack a delicious punch like thyme, celery salt, and cayenne pepper for a tiny touch of sweet heat!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Macaroni Salad

 

Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe
What is a soul food collard greens recipe?
A Black folks collard greens recipe is the quintessential dish of any Southern soul food dinner.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Collard Greens Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Candied Yams
Candied yams are an old-fashioned African-American recipe. A sweet potato soul food side dish cooked to perfection in a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Candied Yams

 

Black Folks Cornbread Dressing Recipe
Black folks cornbread dressing recipe is a Southern dish you shouldn’t miss on the soul food Thanksgiving menu. It's easy for anyone to make!
Check out this recipe!
Cornbread Dressing Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Black Eyed Peas
Soul food Southern black eyed peas are intensely flavored in a thick sauce with smokey & spicy seasonings. Warm, comforting, & flavorful good luck you can eat for prosperity in the New Year!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Southern Black Eyed Peas

 

Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice
Experience the rich taste of soul food by way of a simple yet flavorful staple dish. Black folks' soul food red beans and rice. A dish that will make your mouth water when you smell the aroma of savory seasonings and spices as the red kidney beans soak in the rich flavors of this dish!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Red Beans And Rice

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Baked Beans
What can you add to baked beans for flavor?
The answer is in this Southern soul food baked beans recipe!
Because the main difference between delicious soul food baked beans and mediocre baked beans is the preparation and seasoning.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Soul Food Baked Beans

 

Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe
Black folks Southern cabbage recipe is a delicious way to enjoy one of the South's favorite side dishes that's warm and sweet with savory soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Cabbage Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Potato Salad Recipe
Black folks Southern potato salad recipe is a must-have for any African American cookout, family reunion, picnic, or potluck! It’s a creamy yet tangy dressing balanced by soul food seasonings and flavors. AKA Black cookout potato salad! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Potato Salad Recipe

 

Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
Who has the best mashed potatoes? This Black folks creamy mashed potatoes recipe is the best I've ever had & my family's favorite too!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe

 

Black Folks Baked Apple Slices
What makes this a soul food specialty? It’s gotta be the spices! 
Cinnamon, brown sugar, nutmeg, and vanilla combine with fresh apples to make Black folks baked apple slices.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Baked Apple Slices

 

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce
To make homemade fresh Instant Pot cranberry sauce, all you need is water, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon, and 5 minutes in the pressure cooker!
Check out this recipe!
How To Make Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

 

Black Folks Creamed Corn Pudding Casserole
This Southern creamed corn casserole has a sweet corn flavor with onion and garlic for a rich, savory, soul food taste. Add sour cream for a creamy melt-in-your-mouth pudding and parmesan cheese for the cornbread crust.
Check out this recipe!
Creamed Corn Casserole

 

Creamed Corn Recipe In The Instant Pot
This homemade creamed corn recipe is sure to be the hit of your next get-together. 
What’s the best thing about this recipe other than the Southern soul food flavors?
The taste is fresh and vibrant because it’s made easily from scratch!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Creamed Corn Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Green Beans In The Instant Pot
Black folks, Southern green beans are not just another bland green vegetable!
And with Instant Pot, they're ready in only 2 mins with no compromise to the irresistible Southern soul food flavors!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Green Beans

 

Black Folks Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots
Love easy Instant Pot recipes? 
And who doesn’t love a soul food seasoned side dish?
Now you can have Black folks brown sugar-glazed carrots in less than five minutes with Instant Pot!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Carrots

 

Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs
Black folks' soul food Southern deviled eggs start as hard-boiled eggs mashed. Then they're seasoned to perfection and stuffed back into the egg whites for a delicious and flavorful snack! 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Southern Deviled Eggs Recipe

 

Soul food Instant Pot drinks

Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea
Southern sweet tea is a delicious blend of refreshingly sweet and tangy flavors. (Mostly sweet flavors when it comes to making Black folks Southern sweet tea!)
But sweet ice tea is more than just a thirst-quenching beverage – it's a symbol of Southern hospitality and good company, and it's enjoyed throughout the deep South all year.
"All that sweet tea and cobbler!"
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Sweet Tea

 

Juneteenth Southern Hibiscus Sweet Tea
What is the official drink of Juneteenth?
Southern hibiscus sweet tea. It's a delicious red drink, and hibiscus flowers are native to West Africa. So, hibiscus tea has been part of Black culture since the beginning!
Check out this recipe!
What Is The Official Drink Of Juneteenth? Juneteenth Southern Hibiscus Sweet Tea

 

Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog
Creamy and sweet, Black folks' homemade eggnog has a flavor profile that resembles cinnamon, coconut, and rum. Southern comfort spice eggnog and soul food at its finest!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Homemade Eggnog

 

Soul Food Instant Pot chicken recipes

 

Instant Pot chicken – the soul food way!

Instant Pot Whole Chicken Recipe – The Southern Way
How to make a whole chicken in the Instant Pot - the Southern way! 
It's more than just a traditional chicken recipe - flavorful, tender & juicy - it's more of a soul food kick!
Check out this recipe!
Instant Pot Southern Chicken Recipe For Beginners

 

Soul Food Cornish Hens
This soul food Cornish hens recipe is made the way Black folks season and prepare chicken, so it's moist, juicy, and full of flavor!
The only thing these little birds lack is less fat and fewer calories compared to chicken!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Cornish Hens

 

Black Folks Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe
Tender, juicy, fried chicken with flavorful, crispy, crunchy skin is a Black folks' buttermilk fried chicken recipe. A soul food recipe for buttermilk marinated chicken.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Buttermilk Southern Fried Chicken Recipe

 

Black Folks Chicken And Dressing
Thanksgiving means Southern soul food, made by our grandmamas, mamas, and favorite aunties. A meal we’ve waited all year to eat!
One Southern dish that you shouldn’t miss this Thanksgiving is Black folks chicken and dressing. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Chicken And Dressing

 

Black Folks Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe
Southern comfort meets home-style goodness in this remarkable Black folks' soul food chicken pot pie recipe that'll make your taste buds sing!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Soul Food Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

 

Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks
Bored with your regular chicken dinner recipes?
Air fryers allow you to cook delicious air fryer chicken drumsticks without any mess or oil splatter. In only 20 minutes cook up something new without having to put in too much work!
Here's how you can make crispy air fryer chicken with The Soul Food Pot flavors & seasoning!
Check out this recipe!
Air Fryer Chicken Drumsticks

 

Kamala Harris Instant Pot Lemon Chicken
Got a divided country to unite?
Then you need Madam VP's recipe to get dinner on the table in a flash!
Meal prep for your family Madam VP's sunshine state-inspired dish quick and easy with Instant Pot!
Check out this recipe!

 

Black Folks Soul Food Chicken Yock Recipe (Yock-A-Mein)
Chicken yock is a big bowl of comfort. In a warm, flavorful broth, soul food and Chinese food combine for tender chicken and noodles. This dish is also known as Old Sober, yak, yok, yock-a-mein (yaka mein), or simply Chinese yock.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Soul Food Chicken Yock Recipe (Yock-A-Mein)

 

Dessert in your Instant Pot?

Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
A Black folks’ sweet potato pie recipe is a delightful Thanksgiving and Christmas dessert packed with flavorful seasonings and spices in the tradition of Black folks’ soul food cooking. 
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
New twist on an old classic: Introducing Black folks purple sweet potato pie recipe!
Same but new - incredible soul food flavors with a regal purple hue!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Purple Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe
Similar to our original Black Folks' Sweet Potato Pie, this Southern sweet potato pie recipe is made with fresh sweet potatoes and soul food spices and seasonings. 
But for this recipe, it's the Southern charm added to the pie after it bakes...
A thin layer of homemade cream cheese frosting is spread on top to savor the sweet taste of Southern hospitality!
Check out this recipe!
Southern Sweet Potato Pie Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake Recipe
Red velvet cake is considered to be soul food of the South!
A Black folks' Southern red velvet cake is a made-from-scratch decadent red sponge cake with homemade cream cheese frosting. A cake that's just sweet enough to be irresistible!
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Red Velvet Cake

 

Instant Pot Banana Pudding From Scratch
Instant Pot banana pudding from scratch - Southern desserts at their finest!
This banana pudding recipe just got easier with the help of an electric pressure cooker.
Check out this recipe!
Southern Banana Pudding Recipe

 

Black Folks Southern Pecan Pie Recipe
Black folks' Southern pecan pie recipe is an old-fashioned African American soul food classic that yields an abundance of sweet flavor with each bite.
Brown sugar is combined with a syrupy pecan filling, caramelized, and then baked.
Check out this recipe!
Black Folks Southern Pecan Pie Recipe

 

Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe
What makes this apple pie a Black folks’ soul food specialty?
The flavor! This soul food apple pie recipe features fresh apples sweetened with brown sugar and spiced with a blend of cinnamon and nutmeg.
Seasoned to perfection, the apples are roasted and then baked in the pie to leave you reminiscing on the best Southern dinners!
Check out this recipe!
Soul Food Apple Pie Recipe

 

What are some of your favorite soul food pressure cooker recipes?

Which of the easy Instant Pot recipes from this list will you try first?

Leave your answer in a comment below!

 

Black History Month Food Facts & Best Soul Food Recipes

The best Black History Month soul food recipes & Black history food facts. What's the difference? Southern food, soul food & Black folks food
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Black History Month Food Facts And 47 Best Soul Food Recipes

 

And if you like these recipes, you’ll love these best soul food cornbread recipes, best soul food chicken recipes, and these best Southern desserts!

 

17 Best Southern Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners
Best Southern Instant Pot recipes for beginners & pros. These Southern-style pressure cooker recipes cut the time & enhance the flavor!
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17 Best Southern Instant Pot Recipes For Beginners

 

The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide
What is soul food? Soul food recipes are African-American recipes full of flavor! A legacy of Southern cooking the Black way. Check out this collection of the best soul food recipes!
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The Ultimate Soul Food Recipes Guide

 

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What Is Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits?

Best Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes | Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits

The secret ingredient to Black folks shrimp and grits is the Southern Creole sauce!
Typical to soul food and Black folks cooking, the seasonings make each recipe like none other. 
It's all about the spices and the special sauce.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Pressure Release Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 37 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Soul Food, Southern Food
Keyword: Black folks recipes, Cajun shrimp, Creole sauce, Instant Pot shrimp boil, Instant Pot shrimp recipes, shrimp and grits, Southern grits, Southern shrimp and grits recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 508kcal
Author: Shaunda Necole

Equipment

  • Instant Pot electric pressure cooker
  • Instant Pot Omni Plus oven
  • 10-inch cast iron skillet

Ingredients

Ingredients for the shrimp

  • 2 pounds shrimp jumbo, frozen or thawed, peeled and deveined
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ teaspoon avocado oil or cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon butter unsalted
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Ingredients for the grits

  • 1 cup corn grits white
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream and another ½ a cup on reserve in case it’s needed at the end
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup mascarpone cheese

Ingredients for the creamy shrimp and grits Creole sauce

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granulated
  • cup fresh parsley finely chopped

Instructions

Instructions for the shrimp

  • Remove the Instant Pot lid and turn on the sauté setting for 5 minutes. (Although you will not use all of this time. I like to have the extra minutes for the time it takes for the sauté to become active.)
  • With the lid off the pot, heat the water, avocado oil, and butter in the stainless-steel inner pot for up to 1 minute.
  • Add the shrimp, garlic, salt, and pepper.
  • Cancel the sauté setting and close the Instant Pot lid.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 1 minute.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 2 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Use a colander to drain the liquid from the cooked shrimp and set the shrimp aside to add to the grits later.
  • *To prepare shrimp on the stovetop – Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the shrimp with the seasoning ingredients for about 4 minutes until they turn pink.

Instructions for the grits

  • Open the Instant Pot lid and add the chicken broth, grits, salt, and butter to the stainless-steel inner pot.
  • Close the Instant Pot lid (make sure the valve is up – in the position for sealing) and pressure cook on high for 10 minutes.
  • When the cooking time is finished, allow a natural pressure release for at least 5 minutes.
  • To open the Instant Pot lid, move the valve to ‘venting’ and manually release any remaining pressure, if applicable.
  • Pour in the heavy whipping cream.
  • Stir the grits to combine the ingredients.
  • Add the mascarpone cheese and continue stirring.
  • Remove the stainless-steel inner pot with the grits inside so they don’t dry out.
  • Cover the Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot with the Instant Pot lid to keep the grits warm while off of the Instant Pot burner.
  • *To prepare the grits on the stovetop – In a large saucepan, bring the whipping cream and salt to a boil, then stir in the grits. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cover, stirring occasionally. After 5 minutes, fold in the mascarpone cheese.

Instructions for the Southern shrimp and grits sauce

  • (You may need to transfer the grits to the skillet at this point if you only have one Instant Pot because you will need to use the stainless-steel inner pot for the sauce.)
  • Add the heavy whipping cream, smoked paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chicken bouillon to the empty Instant Pot stainless steel inner pot.
  • Turn on the sauté setting for 10 minutes. (Although you will not use all of this time. I like to have the extra minutes for the time it takes for the sauté to become active.)
  • All the sauté to come to a boil and let boil for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Cancel the sauté setting and stir in the parsley.
  • Remove the shrimp and grits sauce in the stainless-steel inner pot from the Instant Pot burner.
  • While the sauce is boiling, keep watch of it and occasionally stir to avoid overcooking and burning.
  • *Preparing the sauce on the stovetop – In a medium-sized saucepan, stir together the whipping cream and spices and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes.

Instructions for setting up Black folks’ Southern shrimp and grits

  • Add the grits to a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  • Optional: you can mix in 1/4 – 1/2 a cup of heavy whipping cream to loosen the grits if needed.
  • Place the cooked shrimp on the grits.
  • Then pour the sauce over the shrimp and grits.
  • Heat the skillet with the shrimp and grits in the Instant Pot Omni Plus oven on the ‘warm’ setting for 5-7 minutes or 5 minutes in the conventional oven on the ‘warm’ setting or 150 degrees F.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven, serve Black folks’ shrimp and grits right away, and enjoy!

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Notes

Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits Recipe Card

Nutrition

Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 146mg | Sodium: 1023mg | Potassium: 295mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2949IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg
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Nutrition Facts
Best Soul Food Instant Pot Recipes | Black Folks Southern Shrimp And Grits
Amount per Serving
Calories
508
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
42
g
65
%
Saturated Fat
 
26
g
163
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
11
g
Cholesterol
 
146
mg
49
%
Sodium
 
1023
mg
44
%
Potassium
 
295
mg
8
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
6
g
12
%
Vitamin A
 
2949
IU
59
%
Vitamin C
 
12
mg
15
%
Calcium
 
111
mg
11
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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