If you’re looking for the best and easiest Instant Pot recipes, I have you covered!
From starters and sides to mains and even Instant Pot desserts, this collection has it all.
Cooking has never been easier. And with these Instant Pot recipes, meals have never tasted better!
What Are the Best Things to Make in an Instant Pot?
The Instant Pot makes quick meals without sacrificing flavor or texture.
It works wonders for soups, stews, meat, beans, rice, pasta, and vegetables. I even use it to make yogurt sometimes.
The possibilities are endless when pressure cooking with this nifty appliance!
How to Make Breakfast in The Instant Pot
What better way to start the day than with a steamy, creamy bowl of oatmeal? 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.
Yes, you can make your own yogurt in the Instant Pot!
It’s not as convenient as buying it 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 try it. Get ready to impress your friends!
Breakfast congee is a savory porridge loaded with chicken broth, ginger, and green onion.
No more standing over the stove waiting for your potatoes to boil! Get creamy, buttery mashed potatoes with little to no effort with your Instant Pot!
This recipe is ideal when you’re short on time but need a last-minute dinner side dish.
You’ll have hot, fluffy mashed potatoes in about 35 minutes.
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 is a breeze.
There’s no babysitting required. Just dump all the ingredients in the Pot, and it’s ready in under 20 minutes.
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.
Rice and beans are a staple in Mexican cuisine. 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.
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, they take longer than the entree itself!
Enter the Instant Pot. Baking potatoes has never been faster and easier. It’s a foolproof method of making creamy and fluffy potatoes in a jiffy.
Don’t you just hate under-cooked sweet potatoes? Some parts are tender, while others are 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.
Corn on the cob is a humble side dish that hits the spot.
With those juicy kernels bursting with flavor, it’s delicious without any additional seasoning.
But to give it more flavor, you can add butter and salt, chili powder, garlic butter, or parmesan cheese.
You can probably tell by now that I love Mexican food. It always hits the spot!
This Instant Pot recipe gives you quality refried beans with little to no effort in no time.
They rival any you’ve had at an authentic Mexican restaurant! Serve it with tacos, enchiladas, or fajitas.
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.
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.
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.
Soups and Stews
Is your grilled cheese feeling a little lonely? This rich and hearty tomato soup is the best pairing.
Tomato soup is such a cinch to make, especially when you use the Instant Pot.
Prepping, cooking, and cleaning up takes less than an hour.
Because it’s so delicious, you can easily fool people into thinking it took you all day.
Beef stew is the epitome of comfort food. Packed with tender bites of meat, potatoes, and veggies, it’s impossible to resist. The addition of dry red wine adds an extra layer of flavor.
Beef stew is typically made on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. But this easy Instant Pot meal saves you time without sacrificing taste.
Lentil soup is a rich and thick one-pot meal guaranteed to satisfy your tummy, heart, and soul.
This comforting soup is also nutritious and, thanks to the Instant Pot, easy to make.
Simply put, it’s everything you can ever ask for in a dish.
Cheese and broccoli create the perfect balance of sinful and healthy in this recipe.
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! Try it when you need a quick family dinner.
This Instant Pot chicken soup is so delicious, it tastes like it’s been simmering all day long.
Packed with chicken, corn, black beans, and fire-roasted tomatoes, it’s the perfect treat on a chilly day.
Be sure to add your favorite toppings to finish it off. I love adding cilantro, melty cheddar cheese, and a dollop of sour cream!
Pumpkin soup usually takes hours to make, but with this easy Instant Pot meal, 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.
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 make it even more irresistible.
It’s the ultimate treat on a chilly night.
If you’ve never made dal makhani before, get ready to fall in love. This Indian lentil dish is creamy, spicy, and oh-so-satisfying.
Traditionally, the dish takes hours to make. But with the Instant Pot, you can have it ready in just over an hour. (Be sure to soak your lentils first.)
Serve it with naan to soak everything up!
The Instant Pot is great for so many different recipes. But soup is where it truly shines!
This creamy chicken soup is like getting a warm hug in a bowl. It’s full of chicken, sun-dried tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, cream, cream cheese, chicken stock, and spices.
It’s the easiest way to indulge in comfort food with little to no effort.
Family Friendly Dinners
The next time Taco Tuesday rolls around, get out your Instant Pot and make these pork carnitas!
The meat is juicy with that crunchy texture we all know and love. Since the meat is ready in an hour, you have more time to prep your taco bar.
Serve these carnitas with cilantro, onions, guacamole, and any other toppings you desire.
If you love this ultra-rich and cheesy dish but want to save time, this recipe for the Instant Pot is for you.
This 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 delicious. Plus, everybody loves a one-pot meal!
The first time I made ribs in the Instant Pot, I was blown away by how tender they were!
In one hour, you can have smoky, delicious, fall-off-the-bone meat ready to devour. And the sweet, sticky sauce is finger-lickin’ good!
All you have to do is sauté the ribs, set them to pressure cook, then broil them in the oven.
With this Instant Pot chicken Alfredo recipe, you can indulge in no time flat.
You get a wonderfully rich and creamy sauce in 40 minutes, including prep and cooking time.
There’s no need to supervise it since it’s made in the Instant Pot. Dump the ingredients in the pot and let the handy appliance do its magic.
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 need is a bowl of rice or noodles, and you have a quick family dinner.
If you’re tired of pork chops drying out in the skillet, make them in the Instant Pot!
The juicy, tender meat gets coated in a creamy garlic parmesan sauce. It’s a restaurant-worthy dish that couldn’t be easier to make.
Serve these chops with rice or noodles to soak up all the delicious goodness.
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!
Here’s a dish the entire family will devour. It’ll make you feel like you’re having takeout in your own kitchen.
This chicken is made with a sweet and savory honey teriyaki sauce that’s to die for. From start to finish, it only takes 45 minutes to prepare.
It’s wonderful served over a bed of white or brown rice.
Ramen has come a long way from the little packets we all ate in college!
This homemade version is much healthier, plus it’s delicious. It’s made with chicken, vegetables, and brown rice noodles.
The best part is the noodles cook in the broth, so there’s no need to boil them separately. You can have this dish ready in 30 minutes!
Instant Pot Desserts
This applesauce is sweet and wonderfully spiced.
It’s a popular autumn treat, but with this 15-minute recipe, you’ll crave it and make it all year round.
I love to serve it as a side to oven-baked pork chops. Mmm!
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.
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.
Apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter: imagine how heavenly those ingredients are together! They don’t just taste good, but they smell heavenly, too.
Topped with a crisp oat crumble, this dessert is simply to die for.
Rice pudding is a sweet and creamy treat that will tickle your tastebuds 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 on chilly days.
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