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Adjusting Recipes for the Ace Plus Blender

All of the recipes in our Instant Pot Ace Blender Cookbook were developed from Instant Pot's first cooking blender, the Ace Blender. With the launch of Instant Pot's newest cooking blender, the Ace Plus Blender, we went back and retested our recipes. If you own the Ace Plus you can still make all of the great recipes in the book by following the recipes in the book and the adjustments below for the recipes indicated.

Chapter 1: Perfect Soups Without the Stovetop

Classic Chicken Noodle Soup (page 13) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Chicken and Ramen Soup (page 14) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program 5 minutes before it has completed in step 2. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Beef and Barley Soup (page 19) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1. In step 2, stir steak and barley into blender, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Pause program occasionally to stir ingredients that have settled to base of blender jar. Once program has completed, season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle individual portions with parsley and serve.

Spaghetti and Meatball Soup (page 20) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Assemble and chill meatballs for 10 minutes before selecting soup program in step 2. Pause program once preheating ends in step 3 (countdown timer will display 12 minutes). Proceed with recipe as directed, pausing program occasionally to stir ingredients that have settled to base of blender jar.

Carrot-Ginger Soup (page 25) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 2 (for creamy soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Butternut Squash Soup (page 26) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 2 (for creamy soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Southwestern Butternut Squash Soup (page 26) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 2 (for creamy soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Super Greens Soup (page 29) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program once preheating ends in step 3 (countdown timer will display 12 minutes). Proceed with recipe as directed.

Corn Chowder (page 30) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Loaded Baked Potato Soup (page 33) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 2, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 3 as directed.

Hearty White Bean Soup with Sausage and Cabbage (page 36) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program occasionally to stir ingredients that have settled to base of blender jar. Once program has to complete, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Red Lentil Soup with North African Spices (page 39) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Chapter 2: Easy Mains and Sides You're Sure to Ace

Chicken Cacciatore (page 42) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program 5 minutes before it has completed in step 2. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Chicken Tagine with Chickpeas and Apricots (page 44) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Pause program 5 minutes before it has completed in step 2. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Easy Ground Beef Chili (page 48) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program once preheating ends in step 3 (countdown timer will display 12 minutes), then stir beans and beef into blender. Allow soup program to complete, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Sweet and Sour Beef with Shiitakes and Bell Pepper (page 51) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program once preheating ends in step 3 (countdown timer will display 12 minutes), then stir steak and vegetables into blender.

Barbecue Pork Sandwiches (page 52) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Pause program once preheating ends in step 3 (countdown timer will display 12 minutes), then stir pork into blender.

Thai Shrimp Curry (page 55) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow program to complete in step 1. Stir snap peas, bell pepper, and shrimp into sauce in step 3, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with recipe as directed.

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower (page 60) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Lemon and Herbs (page 60) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Creamy Mashed Cauliflower with Roasted Garlic and Parmesan (page 60) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Butternut Squash Puree (page 63) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Spiced Butternut Squash Puree (page 63) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Butternut Squash Puree with Chipotle and Honey (page 63) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting puree program and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients.

Parmesan Farrotto (page 64) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Chapter 3: Dips, Spreads, and Sauces at the Push of a Button

Marinara Sauce (page 79) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Allow soup program to complete in step 1, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Applesauce (page 81) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Microwave all ingredients in covered bowl, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes, before adding to blender. Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting soup program in step 1 and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients. Allow soup program to complete, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Spiced Applesauce (page 81) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Microwave all ingredients in covered bowl, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 8 minutes, before adding to blender. Replace lid cap with food tamper before selecting soup program in step 1 and use tamper as needed to stir ingredients. Allow soup program to complete, then select soup program 1 (for chunky soups) a second time. Proceed with step 2 as directed.

Chapter 4: No-Fuss Desserts and Frozen Treats

Banana Ice Cream (page 108) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Select crushed ice program in step 2. Allow program to complete, then select crushed ice program 1 or 2 more times as needed, until banana mixture is smooth.

Peanut Butter–Banana Ice Cream (page 108) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Select crushed ice program in step 2. Allow program to complete, then select crushed ice program 1 or 2 more times as needed, until banana mixture is smooth.

Grapefruit-Elderflower Sorbet (page 111) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Select crushed ice program in step 2. Allow program to complete, then select crushed ice program 1 or 2 more times as needed, until sorbet mixture is smooth.

Pineapple-Rum Sorbert (page 111) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Select crushed ice program in step 2. Allow program to complete, then select crushed ice program 1 or 2 more times as needed, until sorbet mixture is smooth.

Orange-Campari Sorbet (page 111) – Ace Plus Adjustments: Select crushed ice program in step 2. Allow program to complete, then select crushed ice program 1 or 2 more times as needed, until sorbet mixture is smooth.