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Instant Pot Whole30 Chili with Spaghetti Squash

This bean-free Whole30 Chili comes together easily in the Instant Pot, and the spaghetti squash adds such a flavorful and comforting taste and texture!

Instant Pot Whole30 Chili

Hey guys, did you hear??? I’m doing the Whole30 challenge this month after dining out waaaaaay too much and indulging in a mountain of sweets over the holidays, and EVERY new recipe for this month will be Whole30-compliant!

Even though I post a lot of Whole30 recipes, it’s actually been almost 2 years since I’ve done the challenge. I do eat mostly low sugar anyway but I’m really feeling sluggish lately so I thought it was a great time to try it out again and to be more intentional with my eating.

Instant Pot Whole30 Chili Recipe

The first recipe of this month is this amazingly flavorful and easy Instant Pot Whole30 Chili. Chili without beans is actually really delicious, and I don’t think you’ll miss the beans at all. However, I do like the heartiness that beans add, so I fancied up this Whole30 chili by adding spaghetti squash threads and the result is so comforting and cozy!

Instant Pot Whole30 Chili
Instant Pot Whole30 Chili

Spaghetti Squash in the Instant Pot

If you’ve never cooked spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot before, you are missing out BIG TIME. It’s SO much easier than roasting it in the oven, and you don’t even have to cut open the squash before cooking it.

You simply place the whole thing in the Instant Pot on a steamer rack over some water, and let it do all the work for you. I don’t think I’ll cook spaghetti squash any other way.

Great For a Make Ahead Meal!

If you are like me and don’t mind leftovers, this Instant Pot Whole30 Chili is a really great to make ahead of time so you can eat it for several meals. It also freezes really well so you can even divide them into individual portions before freezing them for emergency meals!

With some of the restrictions that the Whole30 challenge comes with, I so appreciate meals like this one that I can heat up quickly when I’m hungry, so make a big batch and enjoy!

Instant Pot Whole30 Chili
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Instant Pot Whole30 Chili with Spaghetti Squash

This bean-free Whole30 Chili comes together easily in the Instant Pot, and the spaghetti squash adds such a flavorful and comforting taste and texture!
Course Main Course, Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Pressure Building Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 399kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne use more or less depending on your spice level
  • 1 28-oz can of diced tomatoes sugar free
  • 2 cups bone broth or beef broth
  • Jalapeño slices, lime juice, avocado, and/or cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Place a steamer rack in the Instant Pot, and pour in 1 cup of water. 
  • Place the whole spaghetti squash, uncut, on the rack. 
  • Screw on the lid, make sure the pressure valve is closed, then cook for 20 minutes on manual. 
  • Release the pressure immediately and open the lid. 
  • Cut the squash in half, remove the seeds, and use a fork to loosen the spaghetti squash threads. Set aside.
  • Empty the Instant Pot, then set it to “sauté” and add coconut oil.
  • Once the Instant Pot indicates that the pot is “hot,” add onion, garlic, and ground beef. Use a wooden spoon to break up the meat and cook stirring for 5 minutes, until the beef is no longer pink.
  • Turn off the Instant Pot, then add in red and green bell peppers, all the spices, diced tomatoes, and bone broth
  • Stir in spaghetti squash threads.
  • Close the lid and set it to Manual on HIGH for 10 minutes.
  • Once it beeps to a finish, you can quick release the pressure to eat it right away, or let it release pressure naturally if you want to eat it later.
  • Taste to adjust seasoning or add more broth if the chili is too thick. 
  • Serve hot alone or garnished with jalapeño slices, lime juice, avocado, and/or cilantro.

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Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken

This Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken is a quick and easy stir fry dinner, perfect on a weeknight! It’s full of flavor and delicious textures.

Paleo Cashew Chicken

A good ol’ Asian stir fry is my go-to on weeknights when I need something quick and easy for me and my husband. It’s always fast and so flavorful at the same time. I made this Paleo Cashew Chicken for dinner when I only had chicken breasts on hand for protein. I’m usually not a huge fan of chicken breasts, so I like to add yummy sauces and textures to make them a bit more interesting, and this recipe did just that while adding a ton of flavor to the chicken!

Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken Recipe

I love how there are so many components to this recipe: meaty chicken, crunchy cashews, with crispy bell peppers and green onions, all coated in the most delicious coconut aminos sauce. Best of all, it takes only about 20 minutes to make, and it’s a one pot dish so the clean up is a breeze.

Paleo Cashew Chicken

How to Save Even More Time

If you want to save even more time when make this Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken, you can buy pre-toasted cashews. I personally love toasting my own cashews because I think the flavor and the aroma are so much better when you do it yourself, but buying them toasted already will cut down on time and effort In making this dish.

Also, the leftovers will taste amazing and heat up really well, so you can make a double batch on an especially busy week to enjoy for a few days!

I guest posted this Whole30 & Paleo Cashew Chicken recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Paleo Cashew Chicken

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers (Whole30, Keto)

Not only are these Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Whole30 and keto-friendly, they are deliciously creamy and so fun to eat, even kids will love it!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Ever since you guys expressed how much you love my Pizza Stuffed Peppers, I’ve been looking to create another paleo stuffed peppers recipe that’s different but still full of flavor. Not only are stuffed peppers fun and easy to make, they are REALLY fun to eat, especially for little hands!

Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers Recipe

This Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe came together by accident because I was thinking of ways to use up whatever meat and veggies we had left in the fridge. I honestly just threw everything together to come up with it, and it’s crazy but that’s how some of my reader favorite dishes are created!

Chicken and spinach are cooked in creamy coconut milk, combined with delicious spices that add a slightly cheesy and decadent flavor to the filling without dairy. It’s then thickened with tapioca starch and stuffed into bell peppers, and everything is baked together until the peppers are perfectly cooked!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

Reheating Leftovers

If you end up having leftovers of this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers, you can just bake it up in the oven at 375 degrees until it’s heated thoroughly, about 15-20 minutes.

However, I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve just been using the microwave to nuke for 2 minutes. I’m honestly 100% okay with using the microwave, if it means I can still eat a healthy home cooked meal much easily when my plate is full (no pun intended!) on weekdays. As always, don’t let perfect be the enemy of good, especially when it comes to your health!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers

I guest posted this Spinach and Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers recipe on Lauren Geertsen’s blog, Empowered Sustenance, so go check it out there. I hope you love it as much as I do!:

CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE!

Spinach Chicken Paleo Stuffed Peppers