These delectable Whole30 Instant Pot recipes are the best allies on your road to a healthier you!
Giving up grains, sugar, dairy, and alcohol doesn’t have to be so miserable.
Having to temporarily say goodbye to common food staples can be overwhelming.
You might be wondering, if you can’t have carbs, cheese, milk, and sugar, then what can you eat?!
Don’t worry, I have you covered! There’s a simple way to make things a little easier.
If you haven’t gotten yourself an Instant Pot yet, this is your sign.
This handy-dandy appliance will be your best friend as you go through this life-changing journey.
The IP cooks food quickly and can make a large batch, which is exactly what you need for meal prep.
From meaty stews to meatballs and marinara, you have a ton of options here that are so yummy it’s as if you’re not on a diet at all.
Reset your mind and body the healthy and delicious way with these quick and easy Whole30 Instant Pot recipes!
What is Whole30?
Whole30 is a food program created in 2009 by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig.
It involves eliminating certain foods from your diet for 30 days, including grains, legumes, dairy, sugar, alcohol, and processed foods.
After the 30 days are up, you gradually reintroduce these foods back into your diet to see how they affect you.
The idea behind it is that by eliminating these foods from your diet, you’ll be able to better understand how they affect your body.
Then, you can make healthier choices going forward.
The program has been incredibly popular in recent years.
People have noticed major changes in their bodies such as energy boosts, mental clarity, and better sleep.
It’s definitely worth a try!
Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes
1. Instant Pot Creamy Herbed Chicken Stew
This creamy herbed chicken stew is the perfect comfort food for a chilly winter night.
This dish is packed with flavor, thanks to the juicy chicken, hearty carrots, herbs, and spices.
Plus, since it’s Whole30-friendly (and dairy- and gluten-free, too), you can feel good about what you’re eating.
2. Whole30 Instant Pot Butter Chicken
This recipe for Whole30 Instant Pot butter chicken is the perfect weeknight dinner. It’s quick, easy, and full of flavor!
The total cooking time is just 35 minutes, and yet, this butter chicken tastes like it’s been slow-cooking the whole day.
Serve this delectable Indian dish on a bed of cauliflower rice for a hearty, low-carb meal.
3. Instant Pot Shredded Chicken
Shredded chicken can be used in a variety of Whole30 recipes, so it’s a good idea to stock up on this dish.
If you’re looking for the quickest and easiest way to cook shredded chicken, the Instant Pot is a perfect choice.
With the IP, you can cook a large batch at once and then store it in the fridge for later use.
All it takes is 15 minutes, and you won’t even need to thaw frozen chicken beforehand! How awesome is that?
4. Whole30 Salsa Chicken Stew
For a tasty and healthy recipe the entire family will love, you can’t go wrong with this Whole30 salsa chicken stew.
This recipe is packed with flavorful ingredients like chicken, salsa, potatoes, red peppers, and a whole lot of herbs and spices.
While it’s Whole30-friendly, this dish is definitely for the whole crew.
5. 30-Min Greek Instant Pot Chicken Stew
Thirty-minute meals are a lifesaver on busy weeknights.
This Greek Instant Pot chicken stew is not only incredibly easy to make, but it’s also mind-blowingly scrumptious!
It has shredded chicken breast cooked in a hearty sauce flavored with tomatoes, cinnamon, and bay leaves, to name a few.
Serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice for a satisfying meal.
6. Instant Pot Sesame Chicken
Juicy chicken swims in a sweet and tangy sauce infused with apple juice, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, chili, and white wine vinegar.
It’s sprinkled with sesame seeds on top for added crunch and a mouthwatering finishing touch.
It cooks in just 15 minutes, which is perfect if you left it to the last minute.
7. Instant Pot Orange Chicken
Yes, the Whole30 diet is all about eating wholesome, nutritious foods.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the occasional treat.
This Instant Pot orange chicken is a delicious and healthy way to satisfy your cravings for takeout, without breaking your diet.
It’s made with chicken breasts, fresh orange juice and zest, coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic.
This dish has a wonderful balance of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors.
And because it’s cooked in the Instant Pot, it’s done in no time!
8. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken
This Whole30 recipe for Instant Pot lemon garlic chicken is healthy, flavorful, and perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
Chicken thighs are cooked in a creamy yet dairy-free lemon garlic sauce, and the entire dish is ready in just 45 minutes.
Serve it over a bed of cauliflower rice or steamed vegetables and enjoy!
9. Instant Pot Breakfast Casserole
Warm, comforting, and filling, this Instant Pot breakfast casserole is a fantastic way to start your day.
Made with eggs, hash browns, red pepper, and bacon, this dish is a frittata loaded with appetizing colors, flavors, and textures.
It’s sure to satisfy even the heartiest of appetites.
Plus, it’s easy to make ahead of time and can be reheated for a quick and convenient breakfast option.
Whether you’re looking for a nutritious meal or a satisfying dish to share with family and friends, this casserole won’t disappoint.
10. Instant Pot Chicken and Gravy
Whole30 can be tough, especially when it comes to dinner.
You want something that’s hearty and filling, but that won’t take hours to make.
This Instant Pot chicken and gravy is the perfect solution.
The chicken comes out tender and juicy, while the gravy is rich and flavorful.
Best of all, the whole dish can be made in just an hour.
So if you’re looking for a delicious Whole30 dinner that won’t leave you feeling exhausted, give this Instant Pot chicken and gravy a try.
11. Instant Pot Chicken Meatballs and Marinara
This dish is made with balls of ground chicken, almond flour, and a handful of spices.
It all gets pressure-cooked to perfection in a sweet and refreshing marinara sauce.
The best part? The entire dish can be made in your Instant Pot!
You won’t even need to brown the meatballs beforehand.
Just dump them all in there and let the appliance work its magic.
12. Whole30 Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla-Less Soup
This Whole30 Instant Pot chicken tortilla-less soup is a hearty and flavorful dinner that comes together in 45 minutes with an Instant Pot.
The chicken is flavored with tomatoes, green chiles, garlic, paprika, chipotle, and more, creating the most vibrant Mexican flavors!
Serve this soup with a side of roasted sweet potatoes or a simple green salad for a complete and satisfying meal.
13. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken
Chinese takeout is one of America’s favorite comfort foods. But while it’s easy to order out, it’s not always the healthiest option.
This homemade cashew chicken is just as delicious but much better for you.
Made with chicken, vegetables, and a cashew cream sauce, this dish is healthy, flavorful, and perfect for a weeknight meal.
So if you’re craving Chinese food, skip the restaurant and make this wholesome cashew chicken instead.
14. Garlic Dijon Whole30 Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin
This Whole30 Instant Pot garlic dijon pork tenderloin is a paleo and keto-friendly recipe, which means everyone can get in on the fun.
You’ll love how juicy the pork tenderloin is, and how wonderful the combination of garlic and dijon mustard makes.
Plus, it’s all cooked in one pot, so cleanup is a breeze! It’s very weeknight staple material.
15. Instant Pot Magic Pork
This recipe for Instant Pot magic pork is hearty and satisfying, while still staying Whole30 compliant.
It’s made with fork-tender pork shoulder cooked in umami-rich ingredients such as ghee, shiitake mushrooms, and kosher salt.
Orange juice adds a bit of a sweet, refreshing, and tangy contrast to the highly delectable dish.
Whether you’re doing Whole30 or not, this dish is bound to be a new family favorite.
16. Juicy, Shredded Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
Even if you’re not on the Whole30 journey, I still highly recommend you cook pork carnitas in the Instant Pot.
The whole process is ridiculously quick and easy, and the pork carnitas always comes out juicy and so good.
There are a ton of ways you can use it, making it perfect for meal prep.
17. Instant Pot Pork Chops with Apple Balsamic Topping
Moist and juicy pork chops are bathed with a sweet and tart apple balsamic glaze.
While the meat is the main attraction, it’s the glaze that steals the show.
This mouthwatering and healthy topping is made with apples, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of ghee.
18. Instant Pot Pork Green Chili
What could be better than a cozy, home-cooked meal that’s also Whole30 compliant?
This Instant Pot pork green chili is made with pork shoulder, fire-roasted tomatoes, roasted green chiles, and a hearty dose of spices.
It’s filling and satisfying without being too heavy.
Whole30 or not, this chili will surely delight everyone at the table.
19. Instant Pot Beef Stew
During the winter, there’s nothing better than coming home to a warm bowl of beef stew.
Apart from the tender and succulent beef, this stew is also packed with hearty vegetables like baby potatoes and carrots.
And best of all, it’s ready in just 35 minutes!
So if you’re looking for nutritious comfort food to get you through the cold months, look no further than this beef stew.
20. Instant Pot Short Ribs
These Instant Pot short ribs are hearty and flavorful, and they’ll stick to your ribs without weighing you down.
The best part is that, unlike traditional short ribs that take hours to cook, this recipe only requires 1 1/2.
But don’t worry, while it’s ready in no time, these short ribs are still so incredibly tender, juicy, and flavorful!
21. Instant Pot Cuban-Style Beef Lettuce Wraps
These lettuce wraps are hearty and flavorful, yet light and healthy.
The beef is cooked in the Instant Pot with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and a variety of spices.
It has a wonderfully complex Cuban flavor.
It’s then shredded and served on lettuce wraps for a quick and healthy meal any time of day.
22. Instant Pot Pot Roast
Pot roast is a hearty and satisfying meal, and it can easily be made Whole30 compliant by using healthy ingredients.
The key to making pot roast in an Instant Pot is to brown the meat before pressure cooking it.
This helps to create a crispy exterior that seals in the juices, ensuring that the meat is flavorful and tender.
Once the meat is browned, simply add in your veggies, set it, and forget it.
In just 1-2 hours, you’ll have a yummy, healthy dinner the whole family will enjoy.
23. Instant Pot Spaghetti Meat Sauce
Zucchini noodles are a great way to get your spaghetti fix without all the carbs.
And what better sauce is there to toss those noodles in than the classic spaghetti meat sauce?
Using a combination of Italian sausage and ground beef makes this sauce extra meaty and tasty.
The tomato sauce adds acidity and freshness to contrast with the umami-rich meat.
Seasoned with garlic, onion, and Italian seasoning, the sauce also bursts with earthy and pepper flavors.
With just how phenomenal this sauce is, you won’t even realize you’re not eating real spaghetti!
24. Instant Pot Pumpkin Soup
Get into the fall spirit with this Whole30 pumpkin soup!
A blend of pumpkin, coconut milk, and carrots, this soup is warming, cozy, and packed with delectable flavors.
Plus, it’s super easy to make.
Simply dump the ingredients into the Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 8 minutes.
After a quick release, you’ll have a scrumptious pumpkin soup that’s perfect for a fall meal.
Serve it with some paleo bread or crackers for a complete meal.
25. Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup
This Instant Pot vegetable beef soup is perfect for a winter dinner.
The soup is loaded with beef, carrots, green beans, and potatoes, and it’s flavored with garlic, celery, and dried herbs.
Serve this stew as-is or with a side of Whole30-compliant bread. Either way, it is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters.
26. Butternut Squash Soup with Bacon + Apples
There’s something about a cozy bowl of soup on a chilly day that just hits the spot.
This butternut squash soup is the perfect Whole30 comfort food. It’s hearty, flavorful, and satisfying.
It’s made with simple ingredients like butternut squash, apples, bacon, and onion.
Warming spices like cinnamon and ginger give it a lovely fall flavor.
It’s easy to make and can be made in advance.
So whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight meal or a comforting dish to take to a potluck, this soup has you covered.
27. Instant Pot Chicken Stock Bone Broth
Tasty, healthy, and versatile, having a steady supply of bone broth will make your Whole30 journey a whole lot easier.
This recipe cooks chicken carcasses and bones along with carrots, celery, onion, and a ton of herbs and spices.
So believe me, it’s shockingly delectable, even if it’s just broth.
This chicken stock bone broth can be used in a variety of ways. It can be a base for soups or stews, or you can serve it on its own.
28. Easy Potato Soup Instant Pot
With the Instant Pot, you can make appetizing potato soup in no time. I’m talking half an hour, tops!
And just because it comes together quickly doesn’t mean it’s mediocre.
This potato soup is incredibly creamy, hearty, and comforting.
29. Keto Instant Pot Thai Shrimp Soup
Getting bored with your usual soup recipes? How about you try something Thai-inspired, for a change?
This soup is hearty, filling, and loaded with vibrant Thai flavors!
It’s packed with sweet and snappy shrimp cooked in a rich curry sauce that’s infused with lemongrass, lime, and coconut milk.
30. Perfect Whole30 Instant Pot Tomato Soup
Packed with fresh tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and nutritional benefits, this soup is both flavorful and nourishing.
Plus, it’s embarrassingly easy to make.
In just 10 minutes, you’ll have a steaming bowl of tomato soup that will satisfy your hunger and warm your soul.
31. 5-Minute Instant Pot Flaky Lemon Pepper Salmon
Having for fellow Whole30ing friends at home? Impress your guests with this Instant Pot lemon pepper salmon!
The salmon comes out flaky and moist with a bright and zest lemon pepper flavor.
Serve the fish on a bed of sauteed carrots, bell peppers, and zucchini for extra nutrition and a colorful flair.
32. Whole30 Instant Pot Seafood Gumbo
Bass fillets, bell peppers, and shrimp come together to create a colorful and flavorful gumbo.
You’ll absolutely want to add it to your Whole30 meal rotation.
It’s hearty and warming, perfect for a winter night.
Serve this seafood gumbo over steamed broccoli or cauliflower rice. Enjoy!
33. Slow Cooker Lemon Basil Ratatouille
Raise your hand if the only reason you know about ratatouille is the Disney movie!
Before that, I had no idea what ratatouille was and that it tasted awesome.
It might sound intimidating.
But ratatouille is actually a homey, cozy vegetable stew featuring slices of eggplant, zucchini, squash, and tomatoes.
Lemon, basil, and more herbs give it a bright, flavorful twist.
And because this recipe makes ratatouille in the IP, your ratatouille will be ready in just minutes.
34. Instant Pot Chicken Sweet Potato Curry
This Whole30 Instant Pot chicken sweet potato curry is the Indian-inspired comfort food you didn’t think you needed.
What’s not to love? Juicy chicken, sweet and starchy potatoes, and a heavenly sauce are infused with tons of warming spices.
35. Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes
This recipe makes a hearty and healthy alternative to traditional mashed potatoes.
It’s made with Whole30-approved ingredients like coconut milk, ghee, and low-sodium broth.
These potatoes are perfectly creamy, delectable, and wholesome.
36. Instant Potato Leek Soup with Cauliflower
Here’s another cozy and warming soup ideal for winter!
This Whole30 Instant Pot leek soup is scrumptious, satisfying, and simply delicious.
The leeks add a lovely sweetness to the soup, while the cauliflower provides a slight bitterness that helps to balance out the flavors.
37. Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Thai Beef Lettuce Wraps
These Thai beef lettuce wraps are a fantastic meal for a busy weeknight.
They have savory-sweet chunks of tender beef and vegetables cooked in coconut cream and Thai curry.
That’s all placed on a bed of iceberg lettuce.
If you’re craving something new and exciting for dinner, this one fits the bill.
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