Board games and card games are a great way to find out if you can “handle the pressure”, while still having a great time with friends and family!
We have picked out five pressure cooker recipes that are easy to make, will delight any crowd, and will allow players to munch aways without interrupting the game flow.
Before you start cooking, make sure you have everything at the ready by selecting some games to get the night going. Here are a few quick suggestions:
Monopoly, Scrabble, Trivial Pursuit… most people have played these games dozens of times over, so they know the rules and are sure to jump right in on the action. For more ideas on classic board games, check out Reader’s Digest article, “12 Classic Board Games Everyone Should Own”.
Strategy Board Games
In a world where people are constantly in front of the computer or TV, board games have made a big come back as a nice getaway from screen time. If you and your crew are up for a challenge, check out games like Pandemic, Catan, or one of Popular Mechanic’s 50 Best Board Games of 2018.
Card games keep things simple because all you need is a full deck and you’re ready to play the all-time card classics. If you want to spice things up, you could try a casino standard like Blackjack, but make sure you learn the rules first. Playing blackjack is not as simple as buying a lottery ticket – which can now be done online through lottery agents – and hoping for the best, because your decisions actually matter in blackjack.
Alright, now that you have the most essential ingredients for Game Night covered, let’s look at some recipes that will keep every player satisfied:
Pressure Cooker Chicken Wings
Wings are a great choice for the game night because they are easy-to-serve finger food. Just remember to keep some napkins at the ready!
This pressure cooker wings recipe by A Mind”Full” Mom ensures the wings come out juicy and tender by putting the pressure cooker to work. And flavour lovers fear not: the final step of adding your favourite sauce and throwing the wings into the broiler ensures a perfect finish.
Pressure Cooker Spinach Artichoke Dip
This recipe is always a crowd-pleaser, and dips are great to enjoy while playing board games. If you have any vegetarians in your group, this is a nice option, and the pressure cooker makes it very simple to whip up.
Check out this recipe from Pressure Cooker Today for the perfect spinach artichoke dip.
Pressure Cooker Cheddar Bacon Ale Dip
Again, dips really are the perfect food for game night, and this recipe is so mouth-wateringly good you won’t even get a chance to roll the dice before it’s all gone.
Taste of Home has an easy cheddar bacon ale dip recipe that you will want to check out.
Pressure Cooker Barbecued Meatballs
The first time someone told me to combine grape jelly and BBQ sauce to make meatballs I thought they were crazy. But if you haven’t tried this recipe, you are totally missing out.
This recipe from Pressure Cooking Today uses frozen meatballs, so it’s ridiculously simple to make. Just stick some toothpicks in the meatballs and you’ve got a tasty, mess-free treat for your guests.
Pressure Cooker Pulled Pork
The Instant Pot is chef’s best friend when it comes to making tender, shredded meat recipes. Gone are the days of waiting eight hours for the crockpot!
This pulled pork recipe by Sweet & Savory Meals really gets it right on flavour. If you’re looking to pull a shortcut though, there are dozens of tasty BBQ sauce options ready-made at most local grocery stores. Also– consider throwing the meat on slider buns to make fun-sized treats for everyone sitting at the game board!