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The best Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes that are delicious and easy to make! This collection of Instant Pot vegetarian recipes includes quick dinners, side dishes, soups, breakfast, meal prep and more.

collage of photos of vegetarian instant pot recipes

I love using my Instant Pot to prepare meals for my family, and it can be hard to find tasty vegetarian recipes for the Instant Pot. So I’ve searched through all of my Instant Pot recipes to collect the best vegetarian Instant Pot recipes all in one place. Many of these Instant Pot recipes are also vegan. 

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Below you’ll find satisfying meatless meals and healthy side dishes and breakfasts. You can also use your Instant Pot pressure cooker to cook vegetables, beans and rice. Instant Pot cooking is hands-off once you get everything in the pot and press pressure cook.

Why use an Instant Pot?

  • Pressure cooking develops delicious flavor in foods quickly.
  • It’s hands-off. While the pot is pressure cooking, you are free to prepare other parts of your meal or tend to that laundry that needs folding.
  • It takes the guesswork out of cooking. When you follow a good recipe, with tested cook times and methods, it should produce foolproof results. You don’t have to check on a pot on the stove or a pan in the oven to see when your food is done.

Instant Pot Tips

Vegetarian Instant Pot Recipes

Instant Pot Vegetable Soup is hearty and nourishing. The leftovers reheat wonderfully and are perfect for lunch.

instant pot vegetable soup in a bowl with a spoon

This Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash is the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash! Use it in place of spaghetti, serve it as a side dish, or dress it up with your favorite toppings.

Cooked spaghetti squash in an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese is creamy, cheesy and so easy to make. It’s the ultimate comfort food!

mac and cheese on a serving spoon held over an instant pot

Instant Pot Lentil Sloppy Joes are a vegan alternative to traditional sloppy joe sandwiches. They have all of the same delicious flavor and are packed with nutritious lentils and veggies.

lentil sloppy joe sandwich with onion made in the instant pot

Perfect Instant Pot Baked Potatoes. Cooking potatoes in your Instant Pot is faster than the oven and the potatoes turn out tender and fluffy.

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

This Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup is luxuriously creamy, even though it’s made without cream. This is our favorite way to make butternut squash soup.

A ladle full of creamy butternut squash soup scooped from an Instant Pot, garnished with thyme.

Cooking Instant Pot Pinto Beans from dry is simple. The beans are vegan and perfect for a quick dinner, served with rice or in burritos.

Cooked pinto beans in an Instant Pot pressure cooker, garnished with cilantro.

You’ll need just a few ingredients to make this Instant Pot Potato Leek Soup, and the flavor is outstanding.

Close up of instant pot potato leek soup in a bowl with a spoon.

Looking for a hearty vegetarian chili recipe? Pressure cooking makes this Instant Pot Vegetarian Lentil Chili so flavorful. It’s packed with wholesome ingredients including black beans, quinoa and lentils.

Vegetarian lentil chili in a bowl with toppings that was made in an Instant Pot

Load up this creamy Instant Pot Potato Soup with your favorite toppings and enjoy a cozy meal that’s perfect for a chilly day.

Easy Instant Pot Potato Soup in a bowl with toppings including cheese and bacon

Learn how to cook the best Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes. With cook times based on size, your sweet potatoes will be perfectly cooked with a creamy texture.

pressure cooked sweet potatoes with butter, salt and pepper on a plate in front of an instant pot.

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs are easy to make and easy to peel! This is the most hands-off method for preparing hard boiled eggs.

hard boiled eggs with the shells falling off that were made in the Instant Pot

Cooking steel cut oats on the stove can be a hassle with the long cook time and frequent stirring. I love this Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats recipe because you set it and forget it.

Steel cut oats in an Instant Pot.

Classic potato salad is a delicious side dish and this Instant Pot Potato Salad is one of the easiest ways to make it. The potatoes and eggs cook at the same time in your Instant Pot.

Instant Pot potato salad in a white bowl.

This Instant Pot Rice recipe makes the best fluffy white rice and you won’t need to worry about a pot boiling over on the stove.

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

Once you try these Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes, you won’t want to cook mashed potatoes any other way. This recipe is incredibly easy, and it makes the best creamy, fluffy mashed potatoes!

Creamy mashed potatoes with butter and chives in an Instant Pot.

Here’s another foolproof, hands-off Instant Pot recipe: Instant Pot Corn on the Cob. Once you try it, it will be your go-to method for cooking corn on the cob.

pressure cooked Corn on the cob with butter in front of an Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Black Beans are a versatile ingredient that you can use in many meals and recipes. The recipe includes instructions for cooking soaked and unsoaked beans.

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

Instant Pot Brown Rice is another basic Instant Pot recipe that you’ll want in your collection. Cooking fluffy brown rice has never been easier!

Instant Pot brown rice in a wooden bowl.

Instant Pot Artichokes are a healthy side dish. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce.

Two Instant Pot artichokes on a plate with lemon and melted butter.

These creamy Instant Pot Mashed Sweet Potatoes are lightly sweetened with a touch of butter.

mashed sweet potatoes in an Instant Pot with butter

When you want a fast, healthy side dish, these Instant Pot Green Beans are a tasty option.

Instant pot steamed green beans with lemon in a serving bowl.

Cooking quinoa in the Instant Pot is so quick and easy – it cooks in just one minute! Instant Pot Quinoa is perfect for meal prep since you can use it to make a variety of healthy meals.

Cooked quinoa in the Instant Pot.

The Instant Pot makes delicious soup and this Instant Pot Minestrone is full of healthy ingredients, including vegetables, beans and tomatoes. 

instant pot minestrone soup in white bowl

Making homemade lentil soup in your Instant Pot is easy with my favorite Instant Pot Lentil Soup recipe.

lentil soup on a ladle held over an instant pot

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