If you're cooking up a feast for the Fourth of July this year, consider thinking outside the grill. There are a ton of delicious and easy dishes you can make that don't involve cooking over a hot flame. In fact, these July 4th Instant Pot recipes might become your family's new favorites. And you don't even have to overheat the kitchen (or yourself) to prepare them.
Although the grill is a classic fixture of summertime cookouts, it isn't always the most accessible option. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo without easy access to a grill, or you just don't happen to have one at the moment. If you have my family's luck, there will be a torrential downpour any time you plan to cook outside, making grilling pretty much impossible. For all these reasons, it's smart to have a backup plan of sorts so you can still cook up all those summertime favorites without venturing outside.
This is where the Instant Pot shines. It can cook BBQ and other main dishes, sides, and even dessert with no problem. You can create an entire 4th of July dinner in this pressure cooker without ever lighting a grill or breaking a sweat. Now that's something worth celebrating.