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30+ Best Instant Pot Recipes

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Get over 30 of the best instant pot recipes you can make in the pressure cooker! You will have a whole month’s worth of easy-cooking meals ready to solve that “what’s for dinner” dilemma we all face.

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Instant Pot recipes are all the rage right now. This is because the pressure cooker’s a versatile tool that can be used for so many different ways. You can use it as a slow cooker, yogurt maker, steamer, and rice cooker.

Today, I’m sharing our best IP recipes. We have everything from chicken recipes to bean recipes.

So whether you are a beginner or an expert at using pressure cookers, we have something for you!

Why I love using Instant Pot

I love using the Instant Pot because it’s versatile. Not only can you make the whole meal one pot, but cleanup is a breeze since you add the stainless steel inner pot to the dishwasher!

Another reason is the ability to meal prep with it. Cook a roast, chicken, or beans on the weekend and you’ll have what you need to have a whole week’s worth of make-ahead meals.

So whether you are looking for easy weeknight dinners or want to try something new, you will love these recipes.

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Chicken Recipes

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

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a casserole dish of chicken salsa verde ready to serve


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

Serve this over rice or tortillas for a delicious meal.


Make juicy, tasty chicken thighs and melt-in-your-mouth mashed potatoes, for an easy dinner that the whole family will love!


This chicken tenders recipe will show you how to cook moist and juicy chicken strips in a fraction of the time using your 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 ranch chicken dinner is so good that it will become a new family favorite. Everything is made in one pot, including the gravy, for fast cleanup after dinner.


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

Instant Pot Chicken Pozole

Make traditional Chicken Posole in a fraction of the time by pressure cooking it.

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken

You’ll have the idea meal prep stable with this salsa chicken recipe! It makes perfectly flavored, stewed chicken for a cook-once, eat again meal.

Dried Beans

Dried bean recipes are ideal for pressure cooking because they cook fast under pressure and there’s no need to soak them first.

Plus, dried beans are nutritious and can be used in many different recipes. Use them in soups, stews, salads, and more.

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Instant Pot Black Beans

This no-soak black beans recipe is so easy and delicious that you’ll never need to buy canned beans again!


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

Instant Pot White Beans

This no-soak dried white beans recipe is a creamy, delicious, and affordable way to substitute for canned beans using pressure cookers!


Cooking dinner gets so much easier with this savory, satisfying Lima Beans and Ham Soup recipe. Dried beans or frozen lima beans are tasty and a flavorful precooked ham makes this a real family dinner. Plus, it is the perfect way to use up that leftover holiday ham!


Modernize Grandma’s classic three-bean casserole recipe with ground beef by pressure cooking it. Its a delicious weeknight dinner that you will turn to time and time again.


This one-pot, budget meal turns dried navy beans into a rich soup that’s equally good for dinner or lunch.

Instant Pot Great Northern Beans

No soaking is needed to make this Great Northern Beans recipe. Just add beans, broth or water, and press start.

Make Easy Rice

Rice recipes are another great option for Instant Pots. Rice is a pantry staple with a long shelf life, so it’s probably in your pantry now.

The Instapot is perfect for cooking rice because it comes out perfectly every time. Just follow my directions to saute the rice first, and burned, mushy rice is a thing of the past!

Another benefit to using a pressure cooker is there are no worries about the pot boiling over on the stove. So try it for a quick and easy side dish tonight.

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!

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!

Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops

These deliciously creamy pork chops are so good that you’ll keep pork chops in the 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

Make the perfect weeknight one-pot pork tenderloin with creamy mashed potatoes and gravy in your Instapot.


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

And soups are the ideal make-ahead lunches or dinners since you can refrigerate or freeze them for later.

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

Instant Pot Acorn Squash Soup

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

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Cooking pasta in the 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!

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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, 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. 

Fast Beef Stew

Pressure-cooking beef always makes juicy, flavorful, and tender meat. Plus you can use it in soups, stews, chili, and more.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

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

Perfectly Made Potatoes

Potatoes are a staple 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 Instapot 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!

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)

Pressure cooking produces the fluffiest 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 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 Instantpot was made for making mashed potatoes! Pressure cooking steams the potatoes so they are light and fluffy and incredibly delicious. Make these garlicky and buttery potatoes for the ultimate side dish.

Instant Pot Breakfast Potatoes

Make the breakfast potato dish of your dreams 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 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 potatoes!

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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