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35 Best Instant Pot Recipes

If you’re looking for the best and easiest Instant Pot recipes, I have you covered!

The Instant Pot is a handy kitchen appliance with multiple functions, allowing even the most newbie home cooks to create delectable dishes in no time, without fail. 

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If you’ve recently purchased an Instant Pot and are wondering what you can cook with it, you’ve come to the right place. 

Instant Pot Chicken Curry with Rice

From starters and sides to mains and desserts, this collection of Instant Pot recipes has it all.

With this list, you’ll have the most scrumptious dishes the whole family will enjoy.

With the Instant Pot, cooking has never been easier. With these recipes, meals have never tasted better.

1. Instant Pot Oatmeal 

What better way to start the day than with a steamy, creamy bowl of oatmeal?

You’re probably used to cooking oatmeal over the stovetop. But if you want to cut the cooking time in half, you can count on the Instant Pot.

Not only is it faster, but a lot easier as well. With the Instant Pot, you won’t have to supervise the oatmeal the entire time.

Just throw the ingredients together and the IP takes care of everything.

Whether you’re on team steel-cut or rolled oats, it doesn’t matter. The Instant Pot can handle both well.

2. Instant Pot Hot Chocolate

Making a cup of hot chocolate is a breeze, but what if you’re serving cocoa to a huge crowd? The solution is simple: the Instant Pot.

This IP recipe yields an incredibly rich, creamy, and chocolatey hot chocolate in no time.

When I say in no time, I mean 10 minutes!

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3. Instant Pot Rice Pudding 

Rice pudding is a sweet and creamy treat that will tickle your taste buds and soothe your soul. 

Apart from the richness, this pudding is also loaded with autumn flavors. I’m talking cinnamon, nutmeg, and a sprinkle of brown sugar.

Served hot, It’s a wonderful way to warm you up during the cold autumn days.

It’s very hearty, too, so you can serve it either for breakfast, afternoon snack, or dessert.

4. Instant Pot Vietnamese Coffee

Looking for an interesting twist to your regular morning coffee? This recipe is exactly what you’ll need.

Vietnamese coffee is cold, bold, and decadent. The brew is very strong, but it is wonderfully balanced out by sweetened condensed milk.

Whether hot or cold, this cup of joe will not disappoint.

Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can make a huge batch of Vietnamese coffee in just 5 minutes.

5. Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Who doesn’t love mac and cheese, am I right?

If you’re a fan of this ultra-rich and cheesy dish but do not want to go through the tedious work that comes with making it, this is the recipe for you.

Instant Pot mac and cheese is a significant upgrade to the boxed version but is just as easy.

Sure, it may not be as fancy as a four-cheese mac and cheese, but it’s still pretty darn good. It’s perfect for scratching that late-night mac and cheese itch. 

6. Instant Pot Coconut Rice 

Coconut rice is a classic Asian dish that’s loved all over the world. It’s sticky, creamy, and oh so addictive. Best of all, with the Instant Pot, cooking it is a breeze.

It’s so easy there’s no babysitting required. Just dump all the ingredients in the Pot and wait a few minutes.

7. Instant Pot Yogurt

Yes, you can make your own yogurt in the Instant Pot!

Sure, it’s not as convenient as buying one from the grocery store, but it’s a lot more affordable. And the flavor is significantly better.

Trust me, you’ll feel a different level of satisfaction once you unlock this achievement. If you’re looking for a way to impress your friends, this is it.

8. Instant Pot Rice and Beans 

Rice and beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine and in my household. The dish is hearty, flavorful, and goes well with a wide array of entrees. 

Flavored with salsa and a bunch of spices, it’s a wonderful base for burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican dishes.

You can also serve it as an entree, topped with shredded cheese, sour cream, guacamole, and tortilla chips. 

9. Instant Pot Tomato Soup 

Is your grilled cheese feeling a little lonely? This rich and hearty tomato soup is the best pair. 

Tomato soup is a cozy and refreshing appetizer that’s such a cinch to make, especially when you use the Instant Pot.

Prepping, cooking, and cleaning up will only take you less than an hour.

But because it’s so insanely delicious, you can easily fool people into thinking it took you all day.

10. Instant Pot Baked Potatoes 

Baked potatoes are a classic side dish we all know and love. What we don’t like, though, is how long it takes for them to cook.

Sometimes, it even takes longer than the entree itself!

Enter the Instant Pot. Baking potatoes has never been faster and easier. It’s a fool-proof method of whipping up creamy and fluffy potatoes in a jiffy.

11. Instant Pot Spanish Rice 

Spanish or Mexican rice is another staple in the house. It’s filling, flavorful, affordable, and best of all, easy to make. 

Rice, tomato sauce, garlic, and onions in one dish: that’s what arroz rojo is all about.

It’s usually served as a side dish to Mexican dinners, but it’s so packed with flavor that I don’t mind eating it on its own.

12. Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes

Don’t you just hate under-cooked sweet potatoes? Some parts are tender, while others tough and dry.

With the Instant Pot, though, you eliminate that problem entirely. 

Yup, just like potatoes, you can also bake sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot. The result will be creamy and fluffy sweet potatoes, every time.

13. Instant Pot Lentil Soup 

Lentil soup is a rich and thick soup that’s guaranteed to satisfy your tummy, heart, and soul.

This comforting soup is also nutritious, and thanks to the IP, easy to make. 

Simply put, it’s everything you can ever ask for in a dish.

14. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheese Soup

Cheese and broccoli, together, creates the perfect balance of sinful and healthy.

This soup is the best way to encourage kids to fall in love with the unpopular vegetable.

It’s not only seriously addictive, it’s also insanely easy to make. It only takes a minute to cook!  

15. Instant Pot Corn on the Cob 

Corn on the cob is a humble side dish that hits the spot. With those juicy kernels bursting with flavor, it doesn’t take much to flavor this golden crop.

In fact, I don’t even need to season it at all! I love corn on the cob as it is.

But if you want to give it more flavor, you can season it with butter and salt, chili powder, garlic butter, or parmesan cheese.

16. Instant Pot Chickpeas 

This easy-peasy Instant Pot recipe gives the spotlight to the underrated chickpeas! These legumes, once cooked, are sweet, buttery, and addictive.

They’re so tender, you can mash them to make a dip, spread, or salad dressing. 

Sure, you can cook them on the stovetop. But why would you, if you can do so with the Instant Pot with such ease?

17. Instant Pot Refried Beans 

You can probably tell by now that I love Mexican food. If you’re like me, then you have to have a recipe for refried beans in your back pocket.

If you don’t have one yet – try this one!

This Instant Pot recipe gives you quality refried beans with little to no effort in no time.

They’re so good, they can rival any you’ve had at an authentic Mexican restaurant!

18. Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup 

Pumpkin soup usually takes hours to make, but in this recipe, it’s ready in just 40 minutes. 

Made with real sugar pumpkin, this soup is wonderfully sweet. Coconut milk makes it ridiculously creamy.

The infusion of turmeric, cumin, and ginger knocks it out of the park.

19. Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash 

Attention all health-conscious readers: this spaghetti squash will be your new favorite dish.

Apart from the nutritional value and flavor, you will love how simple this recipe is. With the Instant Pot, spaghetti squash is ready in under 30 minutes. 

To serve, just coat the squash with tomato sauce and top with parmesan. It’s simple, yet delightful.

20. Instant Pot French Onion Soup 

French onion soup is comfort food at its best. This indulgent soup served in a bowl of bread is impossible to resist!

The caramelized onions, the savory broth, and the cheese on top don’t help, either.

21. Instant Pot Grits 

Not familiar with this beloved southern dish? Grits are made from ground dried corn kernels.

When cooked, they become super creamy and buttery. It’s the true definition of comfort. 

You can go the savory route and serve grits with garlic shrimp or cheese, or satisfy your sweet tooth by topping them with fruit jam or compote.

Either way, you’ll have a lovely meal.

22. Instant Pot Granola 

This Instant Pot granola is full of crunch and flavor. It’s easy to boot! Healthy living has never been this great.

This recipe is a blank canvas that you’re free to garnish all you want.

You can add chocolate, almonds, dried fruit, honey, toasted coconut – take your pick, or mix and match.

23. Instant Pot Cornbread 

This Instant Pot cornbread is wonderfully buttery, tender, and moist with a perfect crumb. 

It’s great for dinner with fried chicken, beans, and chili, but you can also serve it for breakfast with butter and honey. You can’t go wrong either way.

24. Instant Pot Alfredo 

Everyone has to have a recipe for Alfredo. I’m not saying it should be this one, but yeah, it’s definitely a must-try.

Why? Because this recipe yields a wonderfully rich and creamy sauce in just 20 minutes.

There’s no need to supervise it, too – just dump the ingredients in the pot and let the handy appliance do its magic.

25. Instant Pot Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom stroganoff may be meatless, but it’s so good you won’t even miss the beef. It’s a definite must-try, even if you aren’t a vegetarian.

Mushrooms have such a deep earthy flavor, making the sauce so wonderfully addictive. All you’ll need is a bowl of rice or noodles and dinner is ready.

26. Instant Pot Borscht 

Borscht is a traditional Ukrainian soup consisting of cabbage and beets. It may not seem appetizing, but trust me, this hearty soup is a show-stopper!

Flavored with dill, garlic, and sour cream, this soup has the perfect balance of rich, creamy, and earthy. 

27. Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Risotto sounds like such a complicated Italian dish, but with the Instant Pot, it could not be easier to make. 

There’s no stirring or babysitting required. It’s another easy recipe that’s impossible to mess up.

The result is a rich and hearty risotto packed with mushrooms, spinach, peas, and parmesan. It’s perfection!

28. Instant Pot Asparagus 

Asparagus, water, and the Instant Pot: that’s all you’ll need to make this crunchy and nutritious side dish.

It doesn’t sound at all exciting, but if you’re looking for a light side dish to contrast a hearty main, this is it.

29. Instant Pot Cottage Cheese

I never imagined myself making my own cheese at home. It was such a fun and fulfilling experience, and I highly encourage you to try it.

It will give you serious bragging rights!

All you need is this recipe and the Instant Pot and you’d be able to make your very own cottage cheese. 

30. Instant Pot Applesauce 

This applesauce is sweet and wonderfully-spiced. It’s a popular autumn sauce, but with this 15-minute recipe, you’ll crave it and make it it all-year-round.

31. Instant Pot Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Want to make something special on your anniversary? What could be more romantic than a box of chocolate-covered strawberries?

This easy 3-ingredient dessert is all you’ll need to make your partner fall in love with you even more.

32. Instant Pot Fudge 

This treat is chewy, chocolatey, and wonderfully fudgy! With the Instant Pot, you can whip it up with ease!

It’s so easy that you won’t even need a candy thermometer. 

It has an impressive shelf-life, too, which makes it ideal for gift-giving. It’s the best way of showing your friends how much you love them.

33. Instant Pot Boiled Peanuts 

Boiled peanuts may sound so boring, but don’t be fooled. These guys are highly addictive. 

Once boiled, the peanut shells become soft and easy to open. Once cracked, you’ll get to enjoy those soft, chewy, and flavorful peanuts.

Trust me, you’ll love this southern snack!

34. Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter: imagine how heavenly those ingredients are together! They don’t just taste good; they smell heavenly, too.

Topped with a crisp oat crumble, this dessert is simply to die for. 

35. Instant Pot Pear Sauce 

This pear sauce is a perfect addition to French toast, muffins, and waffles. It’s even great on pork, chicken, and savory entrees.

But my favorite way of eating it is on its own. It’s such a sweet treat infused with just the right balance of warm spices. Yum.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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