29 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes (Quick & Easy)
Easy Healthy Instant Pot Recipes for families. With these easy pressure cooker recipes, you’ll get delicious weeknight dinners on your table faster than ever. Plus, ideas for breakfast and meal prep!
The more I use my Instant Pot, the more I realize what an amazing appliance it is. I couldn’t live without my Instant Pot at this point – it saves me so much effort with preparing quick, healthy meals!
You can use your Instant Pot as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer or rice cooker. You can also sauté veggies, brown meat and make yogurt in an Instant Pot. I use the sauté and pressure cook functions most often.
If you are new to Instant Pot cooking, read my guide on How to Use an Instant Pot.
I actually own two Instant Pots. I’ll often have them both cooking at the same time if I’m doing food prep for the week or making a main and side dish for dinner. You might think I’m crazy, but it is so convenient!
I own both the 6 quart Instant Pot LUX and the 8 quart Instant Pot DUO. I love and highly recommend both, depending on your needs. The 8 quart is great for when you are feeding a crowd or meal prepping large batches of dried beans, etc. The 6 quart is perfect for feeding a family on a daily basis. The main difference between the LUX and DUO models is that the DUO can make yogurt.
Why you need an Instant Pot (electric pressure cooker)
- You can make true one pot meals in your Instant Pot.
- If you forget to start your slow cooker, you can make dinner fast in your Instant Pot.
- You can safely and effortlessly cook meat from frozen.
- It’s a hands-off way to cook. You don’t need to watch a pot on the stove or a pan in the oven.
- You can make many meal prep staples quickly and easily, including shredded chicken, hard boiled eggs, steel cut oats and cooked beans (from dry).
- The pressure cooking process develops delicious flavors quickly. I’ve never had a better chili than my Instant Pot Turkey Chili!
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29 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes
This Instant Pot Spaghetti is one of the best Instant Pot recipes for a fast family dinner. Everything cooks together in one pot: meat, pasta and sauce!
This Instant Pot Butternut Squash and Apple Soup has all of the best flavors of fall wrapped up in one deliciously easy soup!
Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are always moist, tender and flavorful! These pressure cooker chicken breasts cook perfectly in minutes from fresh or frozen for a quick dinner.
Instant Pot Minestrone Soup is the perfect hearty meal to warm you up. This homemade recipe tastes just like the Olive Garden version and is loaded with healthy vegetables and hearty beans.
Enjoy an easy savory meal with this Instant Pot Chicken Thighs with Balsamic Sauce recipe. With onions, carrots and a glaze-like balsamic sauce, this gluten-free meal will be a hit!
These Easy Peel Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are so simple to make and easy to peel! They are a great healthy meal prep option for breakfasts, snacks and lunches.
This Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup can be made in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove, for an easy and crazy tasty soup everyone will love!
These Instant Pot Pork Lettuce Wraps are perfect for taco night or a healthy lunch. There is even a secret whole grain addition to these wraps to keep you full and feeling great.
We can’t get enough of this Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup! This healthy one pot dinner soup can also be made in the slow cooker.
This Instant Pot Greek Chicken has only 5g net carbs. This delicious and healthy meal will have you coming back for more!
Your favorite game day appetizer just got better! This Low Carb Buffalo Chicken Soup Recipe is quick, easy and only takes 30 minutes to make.
Everyone who tries this Healthy Turkey Chili Recipe says it is the best turkey chili they’ve had! I bet your family will love it too.
Instant Pot Chili Lime Chicken is a lightly spicy, tangy, sweet recipe that’s fast and easy to prepare as well as great for meal prepping!
This Weekday Ragù with Veggies is packed with tons of vegetable flavor! It’s perfect for busy days and picky-eaters!
Easy Instant Pot Chicken and Rice is always a family dinner favorite! Made with brown rice and packed with veggies, this healthy dinner cooks in under 30 minutes.
This Instant Pot Stuffed Pepper Soup is the perfect healthy, hearty, and simple weeknight dinner for everyone!
This Instant Pot Brown Rice recipe is a hands-off way to cook fluffy brown rice! This easy pressure cooker rice recipe helps to simplify dinner prep.
Make your favorite takeout food at home with this Pressure Cooker Thai Peanut Chicken & Noodles recipe. This might be the best 30-minute pressure cooker recipe you will make!
Cook your own Black Beans in your Instant Pot! These Mexican-flavored black beans are easy to make, with no soaking required! Use them in burritos, tacos, salads, enchiladas or as a side dish.
Weeknight meals just got easier with this delicious Instant Pot Faux-Tisserie Chicken that is ready in no time!
You can never have too many chili recipes and this Instant Pot Chili is healthy, adaptable and easy to make. Rachel has all kinds of tips to make it your perfect chili recipe – spicy, mild, vegetarian, Whole30, Paleo, not Paleo, whatever you like!
This Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup (or Stovetop) is perfect for cold winter days!
Breakfast just got easier with these Easiest Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats that come out perfect every time!
This Instant Pot Lemon Chicken with Garlic is an easy low carb and low effort meal for any day.
These Creamy Italian Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are so moist and flavorful! They cook in just minutes and are coated in a creamy sauce of Italian herbs, chicken broth, cream, and roasted red peppers. Perfect over pasta, rice or potatoes!
This Instant Pot Pulled Pork is the most amazing, tender, fall apart pulled pork you will ever eat! Find out how to make my best-pulled pork recipe for your family’s dinner.
Breakfast for dinner? This Instant Pot Frittata Breakfast Casserole is crazy delicious and loaded with healthy veggies. This tasty pressure cooker breakfast is easy to make and an excellent make-ahead meal!
This Pressure Cooker Pork Loin with Bourbon Apple Sauce is an easy and delicious recipe for tender pork in your Instant Pot, finished off with a savory Bourbon applesauce, this recipe is swoon-worthy!
See how to cook moist, tender and juicy chicken breasts in your Instant Pot for shredding. This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is quick and easy to make and it turns out perfect every time!
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