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12 Best Instant Pot Recipes

Is there anything better than dinner that takes just minutes to make that's ALSO totally hands-off? That's the magic of the Instant Pot. Here are some of our favorite Instant Pot recipes!

Cauliflower curry on top of white rice.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Curry

Tender cauliflower, butternut squash, and red lentils cooked in a coconut-creamy red curry sauce and poured over a mini-mountain of steamy rice. YUM.

cauliflower, squash, red lentils, red curry paste, coconut milk

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch Slaw stacked next to each other in a bowl.

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos
with Jalapeño Ranch Slaw

Juicy pineapple and spiced chicken crisped under the broiler, tucked into tortillas, and rolled up with creamy jalapeño ranch slaw.

chicken thighs, pineapple, jalapeño, sriracha, mayonnaise, fresh herbs

Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili in bowl with spoon.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili

Yummy vegan Instant Pot chili featuring red lentils, fire-roasted tomatoes, walnuts, black beans, pumpkin, chipotles, and all the good toppings. I LOVE THIS ONE.

poblano peppers, chipotle peppers, walnuts, red lentils, bulgur, pumpkin puree, black beans

Red Curry Lentils in a deep dish with a spoon.

Instant Pot Red Curry Lentils

Creamy, spicy, delicious red curry lentils, made in the Instant Pot. This is the BEST easy, filling, healthy dinner!

brown lentils, red curry paste, ginger, garam masala, coconut milk, tomato sauce

Instant Pot Creole Chicken and Sausage in a bowl with a spoon in it.

Instant Pot Creole Chicken and Sausage

Shredded chicken, andouille sausage, creole seasoning, a rich tomato sauce, veggies, and rice. Cooked in the Instant Pot or slow cooker! 

chicken breasts, Andouille sausage, fire-roasted tomatoes, Creole seasoning, red bell peppers

A bowl of shredded tandoori chicken and white rice with a fork.

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken

Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken made with rich spices and creamy coconut milk. EXTREMELY EASY and so, so yummy.

chicken thighs, spices, honey, coconut milk

Short rib ragu in a bowl with homemade gnocchi.

Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu

Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu! Ready in an hour. AMAZING on gnocchi, pasta, polenta, rice, potatoes, and more.

short ribs, marinara sauce, garlic, onion, dry red wine

Korean Beef Tacos in a row.

Instant Pot Korean Beef Tacos

Food truck fusion-style tacos, straight outta the Instant Pot! Flavorful garlic and ginger beef gets tucked into flour tortillas with kimchi, cilantro, peanuts, and spicy mayo. Oooo-ee!

top sirloin, pears, ginger, soy sauce, flour tortillas

Instant Pot Wild Rice soup in bowl with spoon.

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

Wild Rice Soup in the Instant Pot! So creamy and simple and ready in an hour. Perfect for fall/winter nights!

wild rice, mushrooms, celery, onion, carrots

Elbow macaroni pasta covered in cheese sauce.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese – made with just 5 real food ingredients. This is SO MUCH BETTER (and easier) than any mac and cheese I’ve ever had! Unreal.

pasta, butter, whole milk, shredded cheese

Chicken tortilla soup in a bowl.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

A smoky, limey, tomato-rich broth with onion, garlic, jalapeño, crispy tortilla strips, and tender chunks of sweet potato.

sweet potatoes, corn, fire-roasted tomatoes, chipotles in adobo sauce, jalapeño, corn tortillas

Beef Stew in a pot.

Instant Pot Beef Stew

Beef Stew made in an Instant Pot! 6 ingredients, 45 minutes, SO EASY.

beef, onion, celery, carrots, tapioca pearls, tomato juice

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Looking for even more meals to pop in your pressure cooker? Check out a list of all of our Instant Pot recipes!

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    Sherri A Wittenburg

    I have had my IP for a few years now. I got it to make tender meats for my aging mom. As a full time caregiver I haven’t taken the time to explore recipes and cooking techniques…until finding this wonderful website with a wonderfully expressive writer and recipes delivered to me!!! Thank you Lindsay, you are already a bright spot in my day and I know mom is going to enjoy some new foods and flavors.