25 Best Instant Pot Recipes to Make

25 of the most amazing recipes you can make in the #InstantPot. What makes them the best Instant Pot recipes? They're delicious, crowd-pleasing and easy to prepare without being boring!  #instantpotrecipe

These are 25 of the most amazing recipes you can make in the Instant Pot. What makes them the best Instant Pot recipes? They’re delicious, crowd-pleasing and easy to prepare without being boring! 

Ever since purchasing my first Instant Pot a couple years ago (I now own two!) I’ve been obsessed with it. I cook with it at least a few times every week, either just for making basics like this Instant Pot Rice, or for making a dish that’s worthy of company and a good bottle of wine, like these Instant Pot Chicken Breasts with Gravy.

If you haven’t hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon yet, I’m here to entice you with these 25 recipes that I consider to be some of the best Instant Pot recipes around.

Instant Pot Soup Recipes

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup

Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup cooks up quick and easy in one pot with the help of your electric pressure cooker! Topped with sour cream & fresh dill, it tastes just like cabbage rolls without all the work! It’s one of the best instant pot recipes during the chilly winter months! 

Side view of bowl of cabbage roll soup.

Instant Pot Bean Soup with Pesto

This Instant Pot Bean Soup with Pesto is made with chickpeas and tomatoes. It’s vegetarian friendly, super delicious and cooks up quick in your pressure cooker. This soup is so hearty and comforting and the flavor is really amped up with the pesto. 

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Instant Pot Lasagna Soup tastes just like lasagna. Your electric pressure cooker makes it super simple. It’s the best instant pot recipe when you want lasagna without all the work. 

Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup

Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup is loaded with fresh vegetables. It’s high in flavor, yet naturally low in fat and calories! Make this nutritional soup in just minutes with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Zero Weight Watchers points! 

Close up on bowl of Instant Pot Weight Loss Soup

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage & Kale

Instant Pot Lentil Soup with Sausage & Kale comes together quickly with the help of your electric pressure cooker. It’s a hearty soup that’s perfect for chilly days.

 

Instant Pot Chicken Pho

This Instant Pot Chicken Pho makes the traditional Vietnamese chicken noodle soup easy to make at home in around 30 minutes with the help of your pressure cooker. Pho sure you’ll love this one! 

This Instant Pot Chicken Pho makes the traditional Vietnamese chicken noodle soup easy to make at home in around 30 minutes with the help of your pressure cooker. | platingsandpairings.com

 

Instant Pot Bone Broth

Instant Pot “Better Than Botox” Bone Broth is full of natural collagen! Make chicken, pork or beef stock using kitchen scraps and your electric pressure cooker. I always have this bone broth on hand. I like to freeze it in this silicone ice cube mold so that I can quickly thaw it to use in recipes. This is one of the best instant pot recipes for saving money.

 

Instant Pot Pasta Recipes

Best Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

This is the BEST Instant Pot Mac and Cheese! Made extra creamy with a secret ingredient plus sharp cheddar & parmesan cheese. It can be made in just 4 minutes with your electric pressure cooker.

 

Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Chili Mac and Cheese is the ultimate comfort food. Plus, it comes together in just 30 minutes with the help of your electric pressure cooker. This dish pleases both kids and adults! 

Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese Sauce

Instant Pot Lentil Bolognese Sauce can be made in no time with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, it’s vegetarian and packed with fiber and nutrients. 

This Lentil Bolognese Sauce can be made in no time with the help of your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe results in the most tender beef, in a saucy, creamy gravy. The egg noodles even cook in the same pot making for easy cleanup and a no-fuss meal. Comfort food at its finest – the beef gets extra tender in the Instant Pot. 

 

Instant Pot Pasta with Lamb & Mint

Instant Pot Pasta with Lamb & Mint will be on your dinner table with minimal effort. This delicious dinner is quickly & easily prepared with the help of your electric pressure cooker. It’s an instant pot recipe that’s impressive enough for a dinner party but simple enough for weeknight meals. 

Side view of bowl of lamb pasta.

Instant Pot Authentic Italian Sunday Gravy

This Instant Pot Sunday Gravy recipe is the perfect shortcut for making my Nana Lamancuso’s authentic Italian meat sauce using your electric pressure cooker. My Nana’s sauce can now be made so much quicker. 

 

Instant Pot Main Dish Recipes

Instant Pot Chicken Breasts (+Gravy)

Learn how to make the perfect Instant Pot Chicken Breasts (+Gravy) with these simple tips that will flavor your chicken from the inside out. These are the most flavorful and juicy pressure cooker chicken breasts. This is the most tender and delicious chicken you’ve ever had! 

Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork

Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork cooks up so tender and delicious with the help of your electric pressure cooker. The tangy citrus marinade is loaded with delicious spices and makes for the most flavorful meat that’s perfect for piling into tortillas. These tacos are a definite crowd pleaser! It’s one of the best instant pot recipes for parties or tailgating. 

Instant Pot Cuban Mojo Pork

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps can be made in just 20 minutes with the help of your electric pressure cooker and five simple ingredients. 

Instant Pot Salsa Chicken Taco Lettuce Wraps can be made in just 20 minutes with the help of your electric pressure cooker and five simple ingredients. | platingsandpairings.com

 

Instant Pot Dal with Split Peas

Instant Pot Dal comes together with minimal effort with the help of your electric pressure cooker. These delicious bowls of dal are topped with quick-pickled red onion and tangy yogurt for an unforgettable, vegetarian meal that’s perfect for Meatless Monday or any day of the week. This vegetarian dinner is super hearty and so beautiful too! 

Instant Pot Glazed Corned Beef & Cabbage

Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage is made with the help of your electric pressure cooker and finished off under the broiler with a brown sugar-mustard glaze, giving it a perfectly crispy exterior. This is one of the best instant pot recipes for St. Patrick’s day, but you’ll want it all year long! 

This Instant Pot Corned Beef & Cabbage is made with the help of your electric pressure cooker and finished off under the broiler with a honey-dijon glaze, giving it a perfectly crispy exterior. 

 

Instant Pot Persian Beef Stew

This Instant Pot Persian Beef Stew is a delicious, hearty stew made with split peas and savory spices. Your electric pressure cooker makes the beef extra tender in just a short amount of time.

Instant Pot Persian Beef Stew ready to be served.

BEST Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

The BEST Instant Pot Pork Carnitas are easy to make at home with your electric pressure cooker. A quick pop under the broiler at the end ensures that the carnitas get nice and crispy. These are definitely the best and most flavorful carnitas I’ve ever had. 

 

Instant Pot Side Dish Recipes

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes are quick and easy to make with the help of your electric pressure cooker. Plus, this recipe gives them SO much flavor! Artichokes are the best but they take so long to cook – not so with the Instant Pot! 

Instant Pot Steamed Artichokes

Perfect Quinoa in the Instant Pot

With these easy tips, you’ll see it’s simple to cook perfect quinoa in the Instant Pot with minimal measuring. Fluffy and flavorful quinoa that’s super simple to prepare. Use it as a base for these Quinoa Taco Bowls, these Taco Quinoa & Turkey Lettuce Wraps or these Chicken Gyro Bowls with Quinoa.

Instant Pot Baked Potatoes (with Crispy Skins)

Learn how to make Instant Pot Baked Potatoes with crispy skins! They cook in just 12 minutes in your pressure cooker. Then, finish them off under the broiler for perfect, crispy & salty skins. Who doesn’t love baked potatoes? Now you can prepare them so much quicker with the Instant Pot! 

Instant Pot Breakfast Recipes

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites // 5 Ways (Starbucks Copycat)

Instant Pot Sous Vide Egg Bites are just like the ones you’d find at Starbucks. By making them at home in your electric pressure cooker, you’ll save lots of money and you can totally customize them with your favorite flavors. This is one of my most popular recipes – It’s gone viral for good reason! Definitely one of the best instant pot recipes for breakfast.  

BEST Instant Pot Oatmeal

Instant Pot Oatmeal makes cooking breakfast a breeze because the entire process is hands-off. It’s the perfect breakfast for busy weekday mornings and will keep you feeling full and satisfied until lunch! A healthy and hearty breakfast that you can start before hopping into the shower. 

Close up on bowl of Instant Pot Steel Cut Oatmeal

 

Be sure to check out all my Instant Pot recipes, and don’t forget to pin this for future reference!

 

7 comments

  1. Mary

    Yesssssss! I was hoping you’d do a roundup like this now that I FINALLY have an IP. First things first I’m gonna try that chili mac and cheese (for my boys) and that mojo pork (for me!!).

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    1. Erin

      The mojo pork is one of my favorites!

      Reply

  2. Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life

    Your IP recipes all look so beautiful! I’ve never done breakfast yet in my Instant Pot but I’ll have to try some of your breakfast IP recipes!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you so much Marlynn!

      Reply

  3. Meagan

    I’ve never used an instant pot. But I love my crockpot.

    Reply

  4. Pech

    I still don’t have an instant pot, but I love this roundup to share with friends I know have them because there is such diversity here – especially the Starbucks copycat sous vide egg bites and that potatoes one!

    Reply

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