Thanks to the good old Instant Pot, we can make so many wonderful recipes quicker and more easily than ever before, using a fraction of the fat and enjoying perfect results time after time. The Instant Pot is a real workhorse in the kitchen and can handle all kinds of recipes from snacks to meat, veggies, and even breads and desserts. The following collection of simple Instant Pot recipes offers plenty of food for thought if you want to try out some new recipes in yours.
Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast with Vegetables
This Instant Pot pork loin roast is an especially great recipe because you can make it in a fraction of the time you’d spend using a slow cooker or Dutch oven. Pork roast with vegetables makes a very easy dinner for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pork Loin Roast with Vegetables
Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta
This flavourful Instant Pot buttery lemon chicken pasta is well worth making. It’s a dish including pasta with zucchini and squash as well as chicken. The taste is both light and hearty and there are many ways to tweak the recipe, adding your own personal touches.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Buttery Lemon Chicken Pasta
Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Let this leftover turkey wild rice casserole come to the rescue! Combine Thanksgiving or Christmas leftovers with wild rice and other ingredients to make this leftover turkey casserole recipe. It is so easy to combine leftover turkey or a turkey breast to make this instant pot wild rice recipe that everyone will love.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Leftover Turkey Wild Rice Casserole
Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes
These Instant Pot Fireball apple shortcakes are a winning dish! It’s made with cinnamon apples soaked in Fireball whisky along with premade sponge cake dessert cups. This boozy apple dessert
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Fireball Apple Shortcakes
Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
This is an easy Instant Pot pasta recipe that the whole family will LOVE and this mac and cheese recipe is always a hit. Don’t worry about making too much, because this macaroni Instant Pot recipe is terrific as leftovers the next day.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Creamy Macaroni and Cheese
Instant Pot BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza
Instant Pot BBQ chicken French bread pizza is a super-easy 20-minute meal which I just know you’re going to love. Barbeque French bread pizza offers a change of pace from traditional pizza recipes and combines the deliciousness of baguette bread with some wonderful toppings.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot BBQ Chicken French Bread Pizza
Instant Pot Vegetable Soup – 30 Minute Meal
Wondering what to make for dinner? This simple 30 minute meal could be on your table tonight. Consider this easy Instant Pot vegetable soup. It’s bursting with healthy fresh and frozen vegetables and flavoured with tasty ingredients such as paprika, garlic and Worcestershire sauce.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Vegetable Soup – 30 Minute Meal
Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat
Taste this Cheesecake Factory copycat pasta da vinci and you’ll honestly believe you’re at the restaurant. This chicken-based pasta dish isn’t difficult to make. It’s a simple Instant Pot pasta dinner which tastes amazing. So try making Cheesecake Factory pasta at home and you will love how it tastes.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Pasta Da Vinci – Cheesecake Factory Copycat
Instant Pot Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin
I also love this Hawaiian pork tenderloin recipe. This Instant Pot pork tenderloin is quick, easy, meaty, sweet – just amazing! This tenderloin and pineapple recipe makes a great dinner. It’s a really easy Instant Pot dinner recipe.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Hawaiian Pork Tenderloin
Instant Pot Blackened Chicken Alfredo
Fans of pasta, especially chicken alfredo lovers, are going to enjoy this Instant Pot blackened chicken alfredo. It’s an easy Instant Pot dinner which doesn’t take long to prepare or cook. This one pot blackened chicken pasta dinner in an Instant Pot will be a family favourite.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Blackened Chicken Alfredo
Chicken Tortilla Soup
This soup has all of the flavor of a great chicken taco, in a cozy soup form. Make this for a busy weeknight and serve with tortilla strips or chips for a hearty and wholesome weeknight meal.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
Use chicken thighs to make this easy instant pot dinner. The flavor is perfect for those nights you crave Chinese food, but don’t feel like going out in search of it.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry
Making stir fry in your pressure cooker is a recipe for great fast food, made in a flash. This is loaded with veggies and tender chunks of chicken, and has a sprinkle of sesame seeds for added flavor.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken Stir Fry
Beef and Broccoli
Serve this pressure cooker beef and broccoli over your favorite rice for a filling family style dinner that has take out flavor without the fuss of ordering, driving and waiting in line.
Get the Recipe: Beef and Broccoli
Instant Pot Tri Tip
Tri tip steak usually takes hours to cook to perfection. This recipe uses the instant pot to get classic comfort food ready in a fraction of the time. Serve with carrots and potatoes for a Sunday style dinner, any night of the week.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Tri Tip
Instant Pot Turkey Chili
Chili is always a good idea on cold days. This recipe is lighter as it uses ground turkey, but it still delivers all of the flavor you crave, in just a few minutes of time thanks to your pressure cooker.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Turkey Chili
Instant Pot Broccoli
If you want to make an easy, yet tasty side dish tonight, turn to your instant pot! This has a yummy seasoning blend over top to take broccoli from bland to amazing in just a few minutes.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Broccoli
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Let your instant pot make short work of preparing the best spinach artichoke dip. Serve with bread slices, crackers, veggies or tortilla chips for a snack that is so delicious you might make a meal of it.
Get the Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip
This Indian inspired soup has a medley of flavors you will love. With sweet apples, creamy coconut milk, and hearty lentils, this easy instant pot recipe will satisfy you with great flavor while stetching your grocery budget.
Get the Recipe: Mulligatawny Soup
Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Let your instant pot transform affordable cuts of steak into the most flavorful entree. With garlic butter flavor in every beefy bite you will want to make this recipe in your pressure cooker all of the time.
Get the Recipe: Garlic Butter Steak Bites
Coq Au Vin
You don’t need to fuss over the stove all day to get the unforgettable flavor of coq au vin. This recipe cooks in the instant pot for fast and flavorful food on a busy weeknight.
Get the Recipe: Coq Au Vin
Spaghetti bolognese doesn’t have to take all day to prepare. This recipe puts your pressure cooker to work and makes short work of a classic comfort food. Serve with a salad and bread for a dinner the whole family will happily dig into.
Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Bolognese
Instant Pot Lamb Stew
Lamb stew makes for such a comforting and easy family dinner. This recipe is made in the instant pot for a stick to your ribs stew that is perfect on a chilly evening.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Lamb Stew
You only need 20 minutes to make this comforting chicken cacciatore in your pressure cooker. This recipe is filling, flavorful and sure to be a family favorite for weeknight meals.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Caccaitore
Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscano Soup
This instant pot soup has all of the flavor of Olive Garden without the carbs. Make this for a rich and creamy keto meal that is ready in just a few moments of time.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Zuppa Tuscano Soup
Beef and Broccoli
If your go to order of take out is broccoli beef, then you need to save this instant pot recipe. Not only is this easy and cooks fast, but also it is so delicious that it might be a regular on your meal plan.
Get the Recipe: Beef and Broccoli
Save some cash and get the flavor of great Mongolian beef in a flash. This recipe cooks in your pressure cooker for the sauciest beef. Serve with steamed broccoli, or over rice for good, homemade food.
Get the Recipe: Mongolian Beef
Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
Your instant pot can make short work of making the best, sauciest sloppy joes! This is a classic dinner option that your family will love with tater tots or fries.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Sloppy Joes
You might be used to pulled pork taking all day to cook. This recipe makes the flavor you love in an instant, thanks to the pressure cooker. It is awesome on sandwiches, in taco shells, or even iver top of nachos for a yummy and easy dinner option.
Get the Recipe: Pulled Pork
Instant Pot Lentil Soup
This lentil soup is so easy, and so filling. This recipe is easy on your grocery budget and reheats well if you like to have leftovers for lunch the next day. You can make this recipe in the instant pot, slow cooker or on the stove top.
Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Lentil Soup
Get burrito bowl flavor on the table in just a few minutes of time with the help of your pressure cooker. This recipe is so easy, and so tasty. Top with your favorite burrito fillings like tomatoes, avocado slices and sour cream.
Get the Recipe: Burrito Bowls
Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Bella Bucchiotti is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire.