We found the most mouth-watering Instant Pot recipes that you will want to eat right now. We have done all the research for you, so you can turn up the flavor on your Instant Pot cooking game.
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Here is a list of absolutely delicious Instant Pot recipes for family-friendly meals. We’ve included everything from comfort foods and game day snacks, to healthy keto and vegan options, to meals you can make under 10 minutes. The one thing these Instant Pot recipes all have in common is their mouth-watering flavors that are bound to please everyone you are feeding.
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10 MINUTE INSTANT POT RECIPES
This Brown Sugar Garlic Chicken is full of flavor and only takes 8 minutes to pressure cook. This recipe delivers browned and juicy chicken thighs in a savory brown sauce that can be served over rice or pasta for a complete family dinner. For the best flavor, be sure to use bone-in, skin on chicken thighs and don’t skip the browning step.
Chicken Parmesan Casserole might be your kids new favorite dinner. Cooked in just 10 minutes, you can dish up classic chicken parm with pasta for a quick weeknight meal. The best part? It calls for simple ingredients you should be able to find easily at your grocery store, all for under $15.
If your family loves Mexican, this Smoky Chicken Chili recipe is perfect. It’s full smoky flavor and only requires 10 minutes of cooking time. Just add all of the ingredients to your Instant Pot and set to pressure cook – it’s so easy! If you want to save on the prep time, buy the peppers and onions already chopped from the refrigerated produce section of your grocery store.
PALEO/WHOLE30 INSTANT POT RECIPES
Your partner might think you ordered takeout from your local Mexican hot spot, but instead you are the one who just cooked up these tender and juicy Chili Lime Short Ribs. The lime and chili spices are a perfect complement to the fall off the bone short ribs. Get bored with leftovers? You can switch up the next day’s menu by using the meat as a taco filling.
This version of Chicken Saltimbocca has crispy prosciutto and a white wine date sauce for the perfect salty and sweet chicken combination. It promises to “jump in the mouth with flavor” and has the ease of cooking up quickly in the Instant Pot. This recipe is paleo friendly, and includes a Whole30 modification if you need.
The Instant Pot was made for making dishes like pot roast, right? This Paleo and Whole30 version is a melt in your mouth Pot Roast that cuts down the cooking time to 50 minutes total. It’s such a rich and flavorful winter meal that is guaranteed to make hungry mouths happy. Don’t skip on the searing step, because it really does add the best umami flavor to this dish. You can also use leftovers in soup, fried rice or tacos to get the most out of your roast!
COMFORT FOOD INSTANT POT RECIPES
This recipe for chicken and sausage Jambalaya is bursting with flavor! It has the best savory cajun spices that are paired with various textures of rice, shrimp, sausage and crunchy veggies. Add this to your meal rotation if you want to throw your family a party in their mouths! And it’s a one pot meal, so bonus points for having less things to clean up.
There are so few steps in this Salisbury Steak recipe and it cooks up in 21 minutes, so it’s a fantastic weeknight meal. And by using such an affordable type of beef, you won’t break the bank. Serve it on a bed of mashed potatoes and cover with savory mushroom gravy.
Comforting Stuffed Peppers make for a fantastic dinner or make ahead lunch. And did we mention they only take 8 minutes to cook? That’s a game changer! They are filled with ground beef and cheese, covered with savory tomato sauce, and are sure to satisfy at meal time.
INTERNATIONAL INSPIRATION INSTANT POT RECIPES
These Sweet and Sour Meatballs make for such a kid pleasing dinner! Prep time is 15 minutes, and cook time is about 15 minutes more. While you’re at it, you can make an extra batch and freeze them for another dinner a few weeks later. And you can secretly sneak in some veggies. With the meat and sauce combination, they’ll eat them up and never know!
This 20 minute recipe for Mussels Marinara is perfect for an at home date night. And it’s low carb, so you can add a glass of wine and treat yourself! Using some onions, garlic and tomatoes, you can have a homemade marinara sauce to savor. And though some people stay away from cooking mussels, this recipe includes a foolproof cooking method using the Instant Pot so you can enjoy a restaurant quality dish at home.
It’s time to change up taco night with these Spicy Korean Pork Tacos. Some soy sauce, chili paste, garlic and ginger pack this dish with flavor that will keep you going back for more. This is a great way to cook a pork shoulder or pork butt in under an hour to feed a large family or meal prep for the week.
It’s time for your quick Italian lesson. Braciole are Italian Beef Rolls stuffed with cheese, garlic and herbs, and they are a great way to shake up your same old dinner rut! This recipe for braciole will taste like you were cooking it all day. Serve it with a side of pasta or Italian bread for dipping for a special weekend dinner that you’ll remember.
GAME DAY INSTANT POT RECIPES
This Totcho Casserole marries two family favorites, tater tots and nachos. You can make it a meal by adding layers of beef, beans and veggies for a delicious one dish delight! And you can put out a variety of toppings, such as pico de gallo, sour cream, cilantro and jalapenos, so everyone can customize it to their liking. This dish is best if you have an Instant Pot air-fryer lid to crisp up the tots, but if needed, you can always use your oven to cook the tots and then add them to the casserole.
Football season or not, you should be making these unbelievable Buffalo Chicken Sliders for any event or stay at home fun night. The chicken cooks in just 10 minutes in some butter and hot sauce. Once it’s combined with the cooling celery and blue cheese, it’s ready to go on a slider bun. Or switch things up and use it for a salad or nacho topping.
LOW CARB/KETO INSTANT POT RECIPES
If you are looking for a new creamy, comforting meal, you need to try these Sour Cream Pork Chops. Just brown the onions and pork, add the sauce and set to pressure cook for the perfect juicy pork chop meal. And bonus – the recipe is low carb and keto friendly, so you can take comfort in that too.
These Mexican Shredded Chicken Thighs are a fantastic “please everyone” way to meal prep. The tender chicken cooks in minutes and shreds so easily. It’s the perfect filling for lunch quesadillas, baked enchiladas for dinner, and a great protein packed way to top your salads. It’s so versatile, you will want to make some every week and keep it in the fridge to feed your hungry family in no time.
Sous Vide Egg Bites are a great protein packed breakfast or snack to have on hand when the ‘hangries’ kick in. This recipe is Keto and Whole30 friendly, and you can fill it with whatever protein or veggies you like so you never get bored. It can easily be taken to go for a breakfast or snack on the run. Oh, and you gotta have this amazing Instant Pot egg mold, so you can make a batch to have in the fridge for the week.
BREAKFAST INSTANT POT RECIPES
We’ve found the perfect winter breakfast: Gingerbread Steel Cut Oats. Packed with warming spices and a kiss of sweetness from molasses, you will thoroughly enjoy this healthy breakfast bowl. It does cook in only 10 minutes, but you can make a batch for the whole week and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Get bored easily? Change up your toppings every day – from cranberries, chocolate, coconut, nut butters or fresh fruit, the possibilities are endless!
The most fun you will have at breakfast – making a giant pancake for your kids in the Instant Pot! This Giant Buttermilk Pancake recipe is fantastic and you can customize the toppings for anyone’s taste. It’s so fluffy and beautiful, you will be sure to impress your family during weekend brunch. You should use this Instant Pot branded springform cake pan, which has so many other uses it is worth the small investment.
If you want a weekend morning crowd-pleaser, try this warm, layered Blueberry French Toast Bake. Make sure you get a sturdy bread that can stand up to the liquid custard in this casserole, such as French bread or Brioche. And you can substitute the blueberries for other berries you have on hand. If you don’t want to use the Instant Pot, this recipe site actually shows you how to make the french toast casserole in your oven or slow cooker too.
This fruity Strawberry Trail Mix Oatmeal is the best breakfast to keep you full until lunch. The combination of chopped nuts, orange juice and dried fruits is so satisfying in the morning. And with only 5 minutes, you can throw everything in your Instant Pot, set it and finish getting ready while it cooks itself. Top it with fresh strawberries or other fresh fruit for extra nutrients and fiber.
VEGAN/PLANT-BASED INSTANT POT RECIPES
If you are looking for an easy one pot meal and want to take a break from meat for a night, definitely give these Drunken Noodles a try! This dish takes 20 minutes for perfectly cooked noodles and is packed with flavor from soy sauce, brown sugar and rice vinegar. And it can easily be made gluten free using rice noodles.
This herbaceous and garlicky Butternut Squash Risotto is a wonderful bowl of warmth. The dish gets an extra kick of flavor from the basil pesto topping, which takes it over the edge and keeps you wanting more. Typically, you have to stand over risotto and stir to get it just right, but the Instant Pot frees you of this awful stovetop labor! Get the butternut squash already cut up into cubes from the grocery store to save more time and energy.
Here is a simple and creamy Mushroom Tetrazzini that can be made with ingredients already in your pantry. The thick creamy sauce combines nicely with meaty mushrooms for a satisfying, clean your plate pasta dish. And it looks so beautiful, your family will be impressed when you serve it up on pasta night.
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