Why You Should Bring Instant Pot Chili to Your Next Potluck, According to Ree Drummond

She says it's a guaranteed success.

Tired of bringing the same old bars to every potluck? Here’s an idea from the Pioneer Woman herself. Pack up an Instant Pot chili recipe instead! It’s easy to throw together and always a crowd-pleaser. In fact, Ree Drummond likes to whip up a batch to take to potlucks in real life.

Find more of the Pioneer Woman’s favorite potluck foods.

Why Use an Instant Pot?

Ree told Taste of Home, “I love making chili in the Instant Pot because you can saute the meat there and you can add everything and cook it all in one vessel.” Not surprisingly, she’s got a good point. With a slow cooker chili, you’d have to brown the meat in a pan and then transfer it. Could be a hassle if you’re in a rush. The Instant Pot saves you a step.

You can convert your go-to chili to an Instant Pot recipe. (Here’s how to do that.) You can also start with an Instant Pot chili recipe from the beginning.

For something with a kick, check out our chili con carne recipe. If you want something on the leaner side, try this turkey chili, which is thick and delicious. Or, if you want guests clamoring for your recipe, make this white bean chicken chili.

And, if all else fails and you’re really pressed for time, stock up on some canned chili.

But no matter what chili you decide to bring, follow Ree’s suggestion to make it in the Instant Pot!

Bring All the Fixings, Too

Instant Pot chili is a perfect potluck dish not only because it’s convenient, but also because you can dress it up however you’d like. Bring along sour cream, red onions, sharp cheddar and avocado as toppings.

Another thing the Pioneer Woman brings along: baked potatoes. That way, people can just load up the potato with chili, and of course, toppings. (Here’s how to make baked potatoes in a slow cooker)

Need something with even less prep? Ree suggests taking along a bunch of snack-size Fritos bags. Guests can make walking tacos!

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Erica Young
Erica is a freelance lifestyle writer with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her favorite recipes are quick, easy and something her kids will actually eat. When she's not writing you'll find her organizing a closet, roaming the aisles at Target or nursing her third Diet Coke of the day.