Got a new Instant Pot? Discover popular recipes you can make in your pressure cooker for fast, healthy, and tasty family meals.
All hail the Instant Pot, unofficial kitchen superhero of our time! With practically boundless powers to transform family meals into something fast, tender, and tasty, it’s no wonder the Instant Pot has become so popular with home cooks.
If you’ve recently gotten one of your own, you might be wondering where to start. This post gives you a solid foundation of recipes to let you hit the ground running with your newest gadget.
Our Instant Pot recipe round-up includes healthy and tantalizing dishes for your family, organized by meal type so you can find just what you’re looking for. Build your repertoire of great Instant Pot recipes right here! Enjoy.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Instant Pot Hard Cooked Eggs
- Instant Pot Oatmeal
- Instant Pot Yogurt
- Instant Pot Chicken Soup
- Instant Pot Vegetable Soup
- Minestrone Soup
- Creamy Thai Coconut Chicken Soup
- Comforting Beef Barley Soup
- Chicken Vegetable Soup
- Instant Pot Chicken Stock
- Scrumptious Lentil Soup
- Beef, Chicken, Fish, and Pork
- All-in-one Instant Pot Chicken and Brown Rice
- Instant Pot Sloppy Joe Meat
- Instant Pot Salmon (10 Minutes from Frozen!)
- One Pot Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
- Pressure Cooker Chili-Lime Chicken
- Instant Pot Pork Carnitas
- Paleo Instant Pot Mexi-Meatloaf
- Instant Stew
- Instant Pot Whole “Rotisserie” Chicken
- Easy One Pot Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese
- Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken
- Texas Beef Chili
- Stuffed Bell Peppers
- Vegetarian Dishes
- Vegetarian Sweet Potato Chili
- Chickpea Sweet Potato Spinach Curry
- Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili
- One Pot Pressure Cooker Penne Rigate Pasta
- Side Dishes
- Pressure Cooker Quinoa
- Instant Pot Brown Rice
- Fresh and Frozen Vegetables
- Perfect Baked Sweet Potatoes in the Pressure Cooker and Oven
- That’s a Wrap
If you’ve never made hard “boiled” eggs in the Instant Pot, you’re in for a treat. Eggs cook perfectly (and perfectly fast) and the shells slip off easily every time.
Steel cut oats make a super-nutritious breakfast, and this no-fuss recipe lets you cook this traditionally slow-cooking whole grain quickly and easily in the Instant Pot.
If you have a family of yogurt lovers, this recipe lets you batch-cook your own probiotic-rich yogurt from milk.
We love the Instant Pot for soups because it creates a long-cooked flavor in a short amount of time.
Soothing, delicious chicken soup cooks fast in the Instant Pot.
This recipe uses pre-cut frozen veggies to cut down on prep time.
This hearty vegetarian soup is filled with Italian flavor, with a vegan option, too.
Coconut milk and chicken broth add richness to this comforting Thai soup.
Healthy veggies and fiber-rich barley make this soup a balanced meal.
Chicken soup with carrots, celery and leeks provide comfort and warmth.
Amazing, collagen-rich chicken stock can be ready in an hour with the Instant Pot.
A mixture of two kinds of lentils gives this savory stew the perfect texture.
Beef, Chicken, Fish, and Pork
The Instant Pot works magic on your favorite protein, creating ultra-tender meat that falls apart at the touch of a fork.
This is the most popular Instant Pot recipe on our site. Tender chicken and veggies cook together with whole grain brown rice for an all-in-one dinner.
Healthy homemade sloppy joes are on the menu! Lock the lid and let the Instant Pot take care of the rest.
No need to defrost your fish before cooking; this Instant Pot recipe makes perfectly tender salmon out of frozen fillets.
This recipe shows you how to cook your spaghetti squash right on top of the sauce. How amazing is that?
Use this delicious chicken in salads, burritos, quesadillas, rice bowls, sandwiches, and more. Skip the liquid smoke for a lighter, fresher-tasting chicken.
Yummy Mexican pulled pork is achievable right in your own kitchen, thanks to the Instant Pot! Use these versatile carnitas in tacos, burritos, salads, or rice.
This meatloaf skips the bread crumbs and uses salsa (choose mild for kids who can’t handle heat) and spices for a southwestern kick.
Hearty, beef stew is a winter classic, and a great Instant Pot candidate. This recipe calls for red wine, but you can use more broth instead if you like.
It takes less than an hour to cook a tender, juicy, and flavorful whole chicken in the Instant Pot.
In this unique recipe, you cook the pasta right along with the sauce.
Prep this flavorful shredded chicken on Sunday to use in meals throughout the week.L
Use your Instant Pot to make tasty chili with slow-cooked flavor in under an hour!
Cook these tender stuffed peppers in just five minutes under pressure.
The Instant Pot is just as good with beans and other vegetarian staples as it is with meat. Check out these tasty vegetarian recipes you can cook under pressure.
Vitamin-rich sweet potatoes and black beans pair with classic chili spices in this hearty vegetarian meal.
You’ll find Instant Pot instructions for this vegan curry in the notes section of the recipe.
This vegetarian chili boasts a variety of nourishing ingredients like beans, sweet potato, and corn. It also calls for a half cup of beer, but feel free to substitute water or broth instead.
Savory sauce and pasta cooks together in the Instant Pot!
Don’t underestimate the Instant Pot’s ability to make side dishes super simple. This section has some make-ahead help, too: try batch-cooking your grains to use all week long.
Quinoa cooks in one magical minute in the Instant Pot!
Your Instant Pot can make fluffy whole grain brown rice in no time.
The link above takes you to a helpful table on the Instant Pot site where you can learn how long to cook tons of different veggies under pressure.
Pile in those potatoes! Make a big batch of creamy, perfectly-cooked sweet potatoes for quick veggie sides all week.
That’s a Wrap
That’s our list! Get comfy with your Instant Pot and share your own favorites in the comments below.
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