Instant Pot – The newest Hip gadget in your kitchen. It seems like everyone wants to lay their hands on one. Why not? Have you heard what magical things it can do for you? All your favorite dishes can be cooked in a fraction of the time.
Life is becoming so fast and busy. If you got something that would make weeknight dinners a little simpler, a little quicker it’s a total dream come true.
When you get your instant pot, we’re sure you are pretty excited, wondering what you an cook with this new thing. Maybe looking for some new instant pot recipes to try. At first the device can be a bit daunting though, when figuring out what recipes to make and how to make them.
You might get confused how to cook all your family favorites. That’s where we come in. We thought, why not give you a list of tried and tested Instant Pot Recipes in one place.
These step-by-step recipes will not only help you learn how to use Instant Pot, but also build your confidence in cooking with it!
So, what is an Instant Pot?
It’s nothing but your old pressure cooker in “Modern Form”. It works by creating high heat under a very tight seal which creates pressure, helping food cook much more quickly than on the regular stove or in the oven.
The difference between this modern gadget and your old fashioned pressure cooker is that this new age appliance is electric, whereas it’s ancestor needed to be manually heated on stovetop. Result? All those tough cutes of meat, beans, rice and lentils cook in a fraction of the time they would take otherwise.
Why does Instant Pot deserve a place in your kitchen?
- As mentioned earlier, all meals cook faster. That’s why the name… Instant Pot!!
- It creates delicious flavors when cooking under high pressure, amazing magical flavors.
- Instant Pot recipes are one pot meals, so easy clean up and less pots to worry about for afterwards.
- There is a slow cooker and a steam function as well. You will love SAUTE mode, which allow searing and browning before throwing everything in the pot, which adds tons of flavors.
Well my friends, it’s about time to move on to some amazing flavors. From soups to chilis to stews and even lasagnas, spaghettis, ribs and meatloaf. Everything with a twist… an Instant Pot twist. FASTER…TASTIER…HASSLE FREE.
1. Instant Pot Spaghetti
We’re starting this amazing list of Instant Pot recipes with your favorite spaghetti. Classic spaghetti, made in the Instant Pot! The pasta cooks right in the pressure cooker, so no extra dishes!
2. Instant Pot Zuppa Toscana
Zuppa Toscana… Rich, hearty and Oh So Delicious. This Olive Garden copycat is unbelievably easy, thanks to your instant pot. Zuppa ready in almost 30 minutes. Unbelievable.
3. Instant Pot Pot Roast
Pot Roast, the classic one pot meal with meat, veggies and potatoes all braising together for a satisfying feast. This great recipe shows you how to use your pressure cooker to slash the time!
4. Instant Pot Chili
Hearty, delicious chili cooked in under an hour. Yes… it’s possible, thanks to your instant pot. This recipe is loaded full of flavor and takes a third of the time as stovetop.
5. Instant Pot Beef Bourguignon
Beef Bourguignon is a savory French classic. Tender chunks of beef, veggies and potatoes braised in a wine infused broth. So good. This recipe comes together in about an hour thanks to your instant pot.
6. Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings
Nothing says “comfort food” like a hearty bowl of chicken and dumplings. This Southern classic features tender chicken, peas, carrots and fluffy dumplings in a wonderfully tasty gravy. YUMMM.
7. Instant Pot Chicken Teriyaki
Super tender and juicy chicken thighs in a delicious teriyaki sauce. The whole family will love these Asian flavors. And this one comes together so fast you won’t even remember cooking it!
8. Instant Pot Brisket
This Instant Pot brisket tender and flavorful. It uses both a dry rub and BBQ sauce. Perfect for days when you want a barbecue night without the hassle.
9. Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage
Make your St Patrick’s day quick and easy with this instant pot version of Corned Beef and Cabbage. The meat turns out super tender. You better buy a big piece of beef, this one will go fast!
10. Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup
Who doesn’t love a comforting bowl of chicken noodle soup? This instant pot version makes this classic comfort food come together in no time!
11. Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast
This delicious Mississippi Pot Roast is so good! Tender beef braised in a tasty gravy enhanced buy ranch seasoning and tangy pepperoncini peppers. The flavors go together beautifully.
12. Instant Pot BBQ Pulled Pork
Make your barbecue night super easy! This pulled pork is so tender and flavorful. Goes great on sliders or on it’s own with a side of corn and cole slaw.
13. Instant Pot BBQ Ribs
If you’re like me, you like your ribs fall off the bone tender. Like, you could drink them with a straw tender. This easy recipe does the trick perfectly!
14. Instant Pot Meatloaf
Meatloaf, another classic comfort food. This instant pot version is moist and flavorful. The potatoes cook right in the pressure cooker with the meatloaf for a one pot meal.
15. Instant Pot Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy
The easy instant pot Salisbury Steak Meatballs are cooked in a delightful mushroom gravy and come together in no time. The whole family will love these alongside some mashed potatoes or noodles.
16. Instant Pot Garlic Pork Tenderloin
This Garlic Pork Tenderloin is so good! Rosemary, garlic, maple syrup and soy sauce add mouthwatering flavors to the tender pork. Fancy enough for guests but easy enough for busy weeknights!
17. Instant Pot Beef Stew
Craving Beef Stew but short on time? Let your pressure cooker speed up the process! This recipes comes together in under an hour and tastes just as good as conventional methods.
18. Instant Pot Beef Barbacoa
When you crave Mexican food, this Barbacoa Beef is the best! This tender and flavorful meat is great for tacos, burritos, bowl meals or lettuce wraps.
19. Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff
This easy Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff recipe makes that family favorite comfort food so easy! The noodles cook right in the pressure cooker for another one pot meal.
20. Instant Pot Shrimp Boil
If you want your favorite shrimp boil in no time, I have good news… Your instant pot can have it on the table in 15 minutes, start to finish! Shrimp, sausage, potatoes and corn make for a complete delicious meal.
21. Instant Pot Cabbage Roll Soup
This easy and low carb Cabbage Roll Soup combines cabbage, ground beef, carrots and onions, all cooked in a savory tomato broth. It’s a hearty and satisfying bowl everyone will love.
22. Instant Pot Chicken Cacciatore
Chicken Cacciatore is a rustic Italian favorite loaded with chicken, tomatoes, bell peppers, kale, carrots and mushrooms. It comes together in no time in your instant pot. All you’ll need is some nice crusty bread!
23. Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
This hearty and delicious Tuscan Chicken Pasta will become a family favorite in no time! The chicken and pasta are coated in an amazing creamy sauce enhanced with spinach and sundried tomatoes.
24. Instant Pot Chicken Tinga
Chicken Tinga is flavor-packed Mexican meal that makes for fun taco nights! The meat is tender, juicy and loaded with taste!
25. Instant Pot Rotisserie Chicken
Want rotisserie chicken better in a flash? Your instant pot will cook it in 28 minutes. Yes, really! Enhanced with flavorful herbs and spices, everyone will want to dig in.
26. Instant Pot General Tso’s Chicken
General Tso’s Chicken is a Chinese restaurant favorite. This recipe will make your life easy, it cooks up in less time than a trip to the takeout place.
27. Instant Pot Pork Chops
These Instant Pot pork chops are perfectly seared, tender and slathered with a delicious mushroom gravy. It’s a super easy weeknight dinner option everyone will love!
28. Instant Pot Mongolian Beef
Mongolian Beef – Melt in your mouth tender strips of beef in a silky, velvety sauce! Your instant pot can have this Asian favorite on the table in 30 minutes.
29. Instant Pot Chicken Pho
Pho is a popular Vietnamese noodle soup that is gaining a big following in the States. This easy homemade Instant Pot Chicken Pho features a delicately flavored broth tender rice noodles and shredded dark meat chicken. So good!
30. Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken
Bring some exotic flavors to your table with this Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Stew. It’s beautifully spiced with hints of sweetness and citrus. It goes great with couscous, rice or crusty bread.
31. Instant Pot Creole Shrimp and Sausage
This Creole Shrimp and Sausage is a super easy and super tasty stew that tastes like it simmered for hours. Bring the great tastes of New Orleans to you kitchen!
32. Instant Pot Swedish Meatballs
These Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food. Tender, perfectly cooked meat spheres smothered in the most delectable sauce. You’ll keep coming back for more!
33. Instant Pot Sticky Chicken Thighs
This easy Sticky Chicken Thighs recipe features tender, juicy fall-off-the-bone chicken thighs smothered in a sweet and savory sticky sauce. These delicious Asian flavors come together in no time in your instant pot!
34. Instant Pot Butter Chicken
Now how can I not have some Indian curry in this list? This restaurant favorite features tender, yogurt-marinated chicken thighs cooked in an amazingly flavorful and creamy sauce. This one is a breeze in the Instant Pot!
35. Instant Pot Lasagna
And now we’re ending this amazing collection of Instant Pot recipes with everybody’s No. 1 comfort food… Lasagna. No need to heat up the oven. Your pressure cooker makes this Italian classic perfectly, and in half the time!
There it is… There is so much you can do with the new gadget in your kitchen. Pin or bookmark this post for days when you need quick, fast and delicious food.
Make you life easy and do things that you love, instead of spending most of the time in the kitchen. Make the most of that shiny Instant Pot and try all these easy meals. Have fun…
- Choose a recipe that looks tasty. Try something you haven't had before, it's fun to experiment!
- Make a shopping list and buy the ingredients.
- Cook your new favorite Instant Pot Recipe!
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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