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30+ Best Instant Pot Recipes

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Check out our list of the 30+ best instant pot recipes – it is essentially an entire month’s worth of easy-cooking meals right here!

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Instant Pot recipes are all the rage right now. This is because the Instant Pot is a versatile tool that can be used for so many different things.

It is a pressure cooker and can also be used as a slow cooker, yogurt maker, and rice cooker.

We will be sharing with you some of our best IP recipes. We have everything from chicken recipes to bean recipes.

So whether you are a beginner or an expert at using the Instant Pot, we have something for you!

Why I love using Instant Pot

Instant Pot is a pressure cooker that can do so much more than just pressure cook food quickly. It can also steam, bake, roast, and slow-cook food.

I love using the Instant Pot because it is so versatile. I can make a whole meal in one pot! And cleanup is a breeze because there is only one pot to wash.

This is also great for cooking food quickly. I often use it to make quick and easy weeknight dinners.

It has been so helpful for the last few years because I can cook a big batch of food and then have leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.

So whether you are looking for easy weeknight dinners or want to try something new, here are some of our best Instant Pot recipes!

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Instant Pot Chicken Recipes

Chicken recipes are some of the most popular recipes on our blog. And for good reason! Chicken is one of the most versatile meats and it can be cooked in so many different ways.

Here are some of our best Instant Pot chicken recipes:

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This Instant Pot Salsa Verde Chicken dish is quick and easy to make. The chicken is cooked in the Instant Pot with salsa verde, making it tender and juicy.

Serve this over rice or tortillas for a delicious meal.


This Instant Pot Chicken Thighs and Potatoes are juicy, and delicious, and adding the creamy and melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes, you have an Instant Pot meal that the whole family will love!


This Instant Pot Chicken Tenders recipe will show you how to cook moist and juicy chicken strips in a fraction of the time using a pressure cooker!



This Instant Pot Pesto Chicken is an easy-to-make keto friendly recipe made with chicken thighs and covered with mozzarella cheese and a delicious creamy pesto sauce.


This Instant Pot Ranch Chicken and Potatoes recipe features tender, juicy chicken breasts with cream cheese and potatoes. You’ll love the delicious ranch flavor throughout!


Take your tastebuds on a vacation to the Hawaiian Islands with this deliciously tangy Instant Pot Huli Huli Chicken recipe.

It combines juicy chicken thighs, pineapple, soy sauce, and ketchup to create just the right balance of sweet and savory flavors that you crave.

Instant Pot Chicken Pozole

Our Chicken Posole recipe made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker is perfect for creating a rich and flavorful dish in a fraction of the time it takes to make a traditional version!

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

This Instant Pot Salsa Chicken makes perfectly flavored, stewed chicken chicken that is ideal as a cook once, eat again meal.

Make it early in the week for dinner, and you can use the chicken to create other meals, such as tacos, chicken enchiladas, chicken cobb, later that week. 

Instant Pot Beans

Beans recipes are perfect for the pressure cooker because they cook so quickly under pressure. They are cheap, nutritious, and can be used in so many different recipes.

And beans are such a versatile ingredient! You can use them in soups, stews, salads, and more.

Here are some of our best Instant Pot bean recipes:

Instant Pot Black Beans

This no soak Instant Pot Black Beans recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll never need to buy canned beans again!


These Instant Pot Pinto beans use a simple and easy no-soak recipe for cooking dried pinto beans with bacon in your pressure cooker.

So delish, you’ll forget they are a healthy dinner loaded with protein and fiber.

Instant Pot White Beans

This no-soak Instant Pot White Beans is a creamy, delicious, and affordable way to substitute for canned beans using a pressure cooker!

Plus, you can use any dried white beans like Cannellini beans, great northern beans, or navy beans for this Instant Pot recipe!


Cooking dinner gets so much easier with this savory, satisfying Instant Pot Lima Beans and Ham Soup recipe.

Dried beans or frozen lima beans are tasty and budget-friendly, and a flavorful precooked ham makes this a real family dinner. Plus, it is the perfect way to use up that leftover holiday ham!


This Instant Pot version of Grandma’s classic calico beans casserole recipe with ground beef is an easy, hearty, and budget friendly dinner!


Hearty navy bean soup is a deeply flavorful dish that is full of tender beans, celery, carrots, and savory chicken broth.

This one-pot, budget friendly Instant Pot Navy Beans Soup recipe uses dried beans, but since it’s made in a pressure cooker there’s no soaking needed!

Instant Pot Great Northern Beans

This Instant Pot Great Northern Beans recipe is a delicious and easy way to make beans in a pressure cooker with no soaking required!


This Instant Pot Fresh Green Beans is an easy, delicious, and budget-friendly recipe you can make in your pressure cooker in minutes.

It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you need a quick and healthy vegetable side recipe.

Instant Pot Rice Recipes

Rice recipes are another great option for the Instant Pot. Rice is a staple food in so many cultures and it can be cooked in so many different ways.

The Instant Pot is perfect for cooking rice because it comes out perfectly every time. No more burnt or mushy rice!

And since the Instant Pot cooks rice so quickly, it’s great for making quick and easy weeknight dinners.

Here are some of our best Instant Pot rice recipes:

Instant Pot Brown Rice

Instant Pot Brown Rice is a quick, healthy side dish recipe you can make in your pressure cooker!

Instant Pot Jasmine Rice

This Instant Pot Jasmine Rice recipe is a fluffy and fragrant pressure-cooked rice that’s so easy and foolproof that you’ll never want to make rice any other way again!

Instant Pot Coconut Rice

This Instant Pot Coconut Jasmine Rice is a perfect go-to side dish recipe.

This is fragrant and creamy, and it pairs well with many different meals.

Instant Pot Basmati Rice

This Instant Pot Basmati Rice recipe is so easy, foolproof, and yields the most perfect, fluffy rice every time!

Instant Pot Rice-A-Roni

This foolproof Instant Pot Rice-A-Roni recipe is perfect for including in your weekly meal plan for an easy and delicious dinner side dish. You’ll have the fluffiest rice in minutes every time!

Instant Pot Pork Recipes

Pork is a delicious and versatile meat that can be cooked in so many different ways. And the pressure cooker is perfect for cooking pork recipes because it comes out juicy and tender every time.

Pork recipes are great for weeknight dinners because they are usually quick and easy to make. And since the Instant Pot cooks pork so quickly, you can have dinner on the table in no time!

Here are some of our best Instant Pot pork recipes:

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

How many times have you wondered what to make for dinner at the last minute? Well, this Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops recipe is the solution to that dilemma.

These deliciously creamy pork chops are so good that you’ll keep pork chops in freezer just for moments like that! And, yes you can use frozen pork chops for this Instant Pot recipe.

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin With Potatoes and Gravy

This Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin recipe is the perfect weeknight one-pot meal with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy.

It’s tender and juicy, and comes out fork-tender. Everyone will love it!

Instant Pot Soup

Soup recipes are another great option for the Instant Pot. Soup is a comfort food that can be made in so many different ways.

And the best part about soup is that it can be made ahead of time and then frozen for later.

So if you are looking for an easy and delicious weeknight dinner, try one of our pressure cooker soup recipes!

Instant Pot Acorn Squash Soup

This gluten free Instant Pot acorn squash soup recipe includes whole squash, apple, and heavy cream to create a hearty cold-weather dish that tastes simply delicious.

It has the right balance of savory and sweet flavors with a rich, creamy texture that will make everyone return for more!

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is an incredibly tasty and creamy recipe that is perfect for a hot summer or a cold winter day!

Instant Pot Tortellini Soup

This Instant Pot Tortellini Soup is packed with Italian sausage, tortellini, and veggies, and it is a deliciously easy and quick weeknight meal that can be on your table in just 30 minutes.

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

This creamy Instant Pot Lasagna Soup is an easy, one-pot recipe that’s hearty, comforting, and perfect for a winter night!

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Cooking pasta on an Instant Pot is one of my favorite weeknight dinner hacks! It’s so quick and easy to make, and cleanup is a breeze because there is only one pot to wash.

Plus, the pasta always comes out perfectly every time. I can serve it with a simple salad and some bread, and dinner is done!

Here are some of our best IP pasta recipes:

Instant Pot Lasagna

Get ready to be amazed at this Easy Lasagna! It tastes just as good as traditional, casserole lasagna in only a fraction of the time.

Instant Pot Ravioli Lasagna

Lazy ravioli lasagna uses frozen ravioli, jarred sauce, and the Instant Pot pressure cooker for an easy and cheesy family-friendly recipe.

Instant Pot Chili Mac with Cheese

A healthier alternative to Mac and Cheese. It delivers on the vegetables with puree, diced tomatoes, onions, and bell pepper.

But, thanks to the ground beef and cheese, though, it doesn’t skimp on flavor. This Instant Pot Chili Mac is a deliciously, cheesy pasta meal. 

Instant Pot Beef Recipes

Beef is another great option for the Instant Pot. Beef recipes are usually hearty and filling, making them perfect for colder weather.

Pressure-cooking beef always yields juicy, flavorful, and tender results. It also allows it to retain its nutrients and moisture, making it a healthy option.

Beef is also a very versatile meat. You can use it in soups, stews, chili, and more. So, if you want something new to try, check out our Instant Pot beef recipes!

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Make the best, tender, and savory comfort food using your pressure cooker with this Instant Pot Beef Stew recipe.

Instant Pot Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple food in so many cultures and can be cooked in many different ways. The pressure cooker is perfect for cooking potatoes because they always come out soft and fluffy.

Cooking potatoes in the Insta Pot is also a great way to save time. For example, if you are making mashed potatoes, you can cook them in the Instant Pot and then mash them right in the pot. No need to dirty another pot!

Here are some of our best Instant Pot potato recipes:

Instant Pot Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Instant Pot Cracker Barrel cheesy hash brown casserole recipe is perfect for making in the pressure cooker as a side or main dish for breakfast or dinner.

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole

If you’re looking for an ultra-creamy and delicious dish, this is the one! Instant Pot Loaded Potato Casserole is all that with cheesy goodness, crisp bacon, and green onions.

The Instant Pot makes it quick and easy, so it’s on the table in a flash. If you don’t have an Instant Pot, see the recipe to make this without one!

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (Easy, No Drain Method)

The Instant Pot was made for mashed potatoes! Pressure cooking produces the fluffiest, absolutely best mashed potatoes.

And, you’ll see this recipe is lower in fat and calories than stove top recipes but is a no peel and no drain method!

Instant Pot Smashed Potatoes

This steamed Instant Pot Smashed Potatoes recipe uses baby red potatoes, bacon and parmesan for an easy, deliciously cheesy twist on mashed potatoes.

Instant Pot Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The Instant Pot was made for mashed potatoes! Pressure cooking produces the fluffiest, absolutely best garlic mashed potatoes.

This recipe is lower in fat and calories than stovetop recipes and has a no peel and no drain method!

Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes

Use the Instant Pot and potatoes to make the breakfast potato dish of your dreams.

You can even add eggs and cheese for a hearty, delicious, casserole-like creation that’s amazingly easy and ready in 30 minutes!

Instant Pot Mashed Red Potatoes

Make the creamiest, richest, most delicious Instant Pot mashed red potatoes with only 4 ingredients. This easy recipe takes under 30 minutes to make, and you don’t even need to peel the red potatoes!

Just ressure cook, drain, and mash with butter and cream cheese for a delicious Instant Pot red skin mashed potatoes side dish.

Thank you for checking out our best Instant Pot recipes! We hope you find a recipe you love that will help make your weeknight dinners a little bit easier.

And if you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us.

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