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32 Best Instant Pot Recipes

See my guide on how to use an Instant Pot.

The best Instant Pot recipes for easy weeknight dinners! Meal prep recipes, breakfasts, soups, chicken, beef, dinner ideas and more! With these easy Instant Pot recipes you’ll be making delicious meals that the whole family will enjoy.

Collage of photos of the best instant pot recipes.

Instant Pot recipes can help you to get wholesome meals on your table without a lot of effort. I use my Instant Pot many times per week, to cook dinner, to make Instant Pot oatmeal for breakfast, or to cook perfect hard boiled eggs.

When I shared this list of healthy Instant Pot recipes and my Instant Pot Beef Recipes, I never imagined how popular they would become. Today I’m sharing even more of the best Instant Pot recipes to give you plenty of cooking inspiration!

What is an Instant Pot?

An Instant Pot is an electric pressure cooker. It’s a multi-cooker, which means that it has many cooking functions. You can use your Instant Pot as a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker or sauté pot. I use the Pressure Cook/Manual and Sauté buttons on my Instant Pot most often.

If you are new Instant Pot user, I’ve written a simple guide to get you started: How to use an Instant Pot. If you don’t have an Instant Pot yet and are wondering which one to buy, read about the best Instant Pots. My top 10 Instant Pot accessories can help you to do things such as cook pot in pot rice and chicken at the same time.

Why Instant Pot Recipes?

  • The number one reason why I love to cook with an Instant Pot is FLAVOR. Something magical happens with pressure cooking: the best flavors develop and meats become incredibly tender. If you need more convincing, try my recipes for Instant Pot chili or cook a rotisserie chicken in your Instant Pot. Both are unbelievably tasty.
  • Another huge benefit of Instant Pot cooking is that most of the cook time is hands-off. Once you get your ingredients in the pot and set it to pressure cook, you won’t have to do anything else until the cook time has finished. There’s no stirring a pot on the stove or checking on food in the oven.
  • One of the best things about Instant Pot recipes is that they help to take the guesswork out of cooking. When you follow a good recipe, with tested cook times and methods, it should produce foolproof results. My advice is to experiment with different recipes until you find your favorites. With pressure cooking, your meals can turn out perfect every time.

Now, the recipes! Whether you’re new to using an Instant Pot or are looking for new ideas, there’s something for everyone in the list below.

Best Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Pot Roast is perfect for Sunday dinner. The Instant Pot makes the best pot roast, with tender meat, vegetables and gravy!

Easy Instant Pot Pot Roast with potatoes and carrots, served on a plate. The beef is so tender!

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup is warm and comforting, perfect for enjoying at the end of a long day.

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup in an Instant Pot.

This Instant Pot Spaghetti is easy to make and perfect for weeknight dinners. The pasta absorbs some of the sauce as it cooks, making it so flavorful!

Instant Pot Spaghetti with meat sauce in a bowl, topped with parmesan cheese.

If you haven’t tried Instant Pot Chili, you are missing out! This pressure cooker beef chili has the best rich chili flavor.

Two bowls of Instant Pot chili, with toppings and a spoon.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is a creamy, cheesy family favorite meal.

Creamy Instant Pot mac and cheese on a serving spoon over an Instant Pot.

This Instant Pot Beef Stew is a quick and easy version of the classic recipe, with all of the same rich flavors.

Easy Instant Pot Beef Stew, one of the best healthy pressure cooker recipes!

This Instant Pot Whole Chicken recipe is the EASIEST way to cook a whole chicken! This recipe is foolproof – the chicken turns out moist, juicy and flavorful every time.

A cooked whole chicken stuffed with lemon and rosemary, sitting in front of an Instant Pot.

These Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs peel so easily – the shells practically fall off! This is my favorite way to cook hard boiled eggs because it’s so hands-off.

Instant Pot hard boiled eggs with the shells coming off.

The creamiest, fluffiest mashed potatoes are Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes. So easy to make, and perfect every time!

Perfect creamy mashed potatoes in an Instant Pot.

You’ll love this foolproof recipe for Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. It’s easy to cook perfect baked potatoes in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot baked potato with butter, sour cream and chives. How to cook potatoes in a pressure cooker.

In this Instant Pot Pasta recipe, penne pasta, Italian sausage and veggies all cook together in marinara sauce in your Instant Pot. It’s one of the best Instant Pot recipes for busy weeknights!

Instant Pot pasta with sausage and veggies in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, with a serving spoon.

Instant Pot Butter Chicken has tender bites of chicken in a delicious curry sauce. This recipe has the option to cook pot in pot rice to serve with the chicken and sauce.

Two bowls of Instant Pot butter chicken served with rice.

This delicious Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup is an easy one pot meal. Load it up with your favorite toppings and enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla soup loaded with toppings in a bowl, with a spoon.

This Instant Pot Shredded Chicken is one of the best Instant Pot recipes for meal prep. Cook your chicken from fresh or frozen, and use it in your favorite recipes throughout the week.

Shredded chicken in the Instant Pot electric pressure cooker.

How to cook frozen chicken breasts in your Instant Pot. This Instant Pot Frozen Chicken cooks up moist and juicy.

Frozen chicken in an Instant Pot.

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breasts are a quick and easy meal! Serve them over rice or quinoa, with veggies for a wholesome dinner.

Honey Garlic Instant Pot Chicken Breast served over brown rice, with broccoli on the side.

These easy Instant Pot Chicken Thighs are perfectly moist and juicy. You can cook them from fresh or frozen!

Instant Pot Chicken Thighs on a plate with roasted potatoes.

This Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats recipe is the easiest, most hands-off way to cook steel cut oatmeal. It’s a true set it and forget it recipe! You can make a big batch to reheat for quick breakfasts during the week.

Steel cut oats in an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Pork Chops with delicious honey garlic sauce. My kids can’t get enough of these!

Pork chops in an Instant Pot, smothered with honey garlic sauce.

This Instant Pot Chicken and Rice has chicken, vegetables and brown rice. It’s easy to make and won’t take you long to prep.

Chicken and rice with vegetables, in an Instant Pot with a serving spoon.

This Instant Pot Potato Soup is creamy and so comforting. This easy soup recipe is made with wholesome ingredients. Load it up with your favorite toppings!

Instant Pot Loaded Potato Soup in a bowl with bacon, cheese and green onion.

This Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff is a quick and easy one pot meal. Made with ground beef, noodles and mushrooms, this recipe is a comfort food favorite.

Close up of instant pot beef stroganoff on a plate, with a fork.

This Instant Pot Rice cooks in just four minutes! Cooking white rice in an Instant Pot is an easy, hands-off way to make perfect fluffy rice.

Cooked white rice in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, with a wooden spoon.

Perfect Instant Pot Brown Rice is a healthy side dish for your favorite meals. With easy to follow instructions so you can make the best brown rice.

Instant Pot brown rice in a wooden bowl.

These Instant Pot Black Beans are so much better than canned beans. It’s easy to cook dry beans from scratch in your Instant Pot!

Instant Pot black beans in a white serving bowl, with an Instant Pot in the background.

My easy recipe for Instant Pot Corn on the Cob cooks sweet corn until it’s perfectly tender.

Cooked corn on the cob in an Instant Pot with butter.

These Instant Pot Ribs are so tender they practically fall of the bone!

Instant Pot Ribs with BBQ sauce.

Make the most amazing pulled pork sandwiches with this Instant Pot Pulled Pork. The meat is fall apart tender after cooking in the Instant Pot.

Pulled pork sandwich on a plate with coleslaw on the side.

This Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin cooks in a honey garlic sauce and is delicious served with potatoes or rice. It’s perfect for quick dinners.

Spooning honey garlic sauce over Instant Pot pork tenderloin.

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is so rich and creamy, you won’t believe it’s made without cream. It’s my favorite butternut squash soup recipe!

A bowl full of creamy instant pot butternut squash soup, with a spoon scooping up a bite.

This Instant Pot Orange Chicken with a sticky sweet orange sauce is an easy dinner idea. You can even cook the rice at the same time in the Instant Pot!

Instant Pot orange chicken with white rice in a bowl. Healthy orange chicken recipe.

Instant Pot Bone Broth (or chicken stock) is perfect for using in your favorite recipes or drinking as a nourishing beverage. It’s one of the best Instant Pot recipes to help you avoid wasting the scraps when you make soup or cook a whole chicken.

Ingredients for pressure cooker bone broth in an instant pot.

Best Instant Pot Recipes

Pot roast in an instant pot is one of the best instant pot recipes.
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