Easy Beginner Instant Pot Recipes

If you don’t know what an Instant Pot is, the simple answer is an electric pressure cooker. But it’s also a MASSIVE TIME SAVER. It’s magical! Here are a few delicious recipes to start out with.

Article Image From: Savory Tooth

1. Baked Potatoes


Instant Pot makes cooking so much easier. And sometimes, like in the case of these baked potatoes, they make some of the best tasting foods you’ll ever have. No mess, no fuss!

From: Mom 4 Real

2. 15 minute Orange Chicken


Cook this Instant Pot Orange Chicken Recipe in 15 minutes! It is an easy, delicious meal that your whole family will love.

From: A Fork’s Tale

3. Chili Mac in the Pressure Cooker


This delicious pressure cooker chili mac in the Instant Pot is a quick and easy, frugal weeknight dinner your family is sure to love!

From: Margin Making Mom

4. Instant Pot Broccoli & Cheddar Pasta


You know that moment that you fall in Love? When you can’t wait to see that person again? I think I am in love with my Instant Pot. This is the perfect way to hide veggies right in with pasta. Cheesy and creamy this will be your families new favorite meal.

From: Adventures of a Nurse

5. Wendy’s Copycat Chili


This Instant Pot Wendy’s Copycat Chili is delicious and so easy to make! Dinner is ready in less than 30 minutes!

From: A Night Owl Blog

6. Instant Pot Popcorn


This is how to make Instant Pot popcorn that tastes great and is ready in just 5 minutes!! Easy to do and tastes way better than microwave popcorn too. It’s fun to make at home and a great pressure cooker snack your whole family will surely love!

From: The Typical Mom

7. Chicken Breasts


This is my tried and true method for making Instant Pot chicken breasts that are tender, juicy and delicious!

From: A Pinch of Healthy

8. One Pot Teriyaki Rice with Chicken and Vegetables


One Pot Teriyaki Rice with Chicken and Vegetables makes the perfect easy weeknight meal. Best of all, everything cooks up in only ONE pan in just 30 minutes. Plus Instant Pot pressure cooker instructions plus a step-by-step video.

From: Life Made Sweeter

9. Corned Beef and Cabbage


Corned beef and cabbage is by far one of my favorite meals ever, and this tutorial showing How to Cook Instant Pot Corned Beef and Cabbage is so easy, it will knock your socks off!

From: Mom 4 Real

10. Faux-Tisserie Chicken


Do you ever find yourself at the grocery store buying a week’s worth of food, then reach for a rotisserie chicken because you no long have the energy to go home and cook what you just purchased? I admit it, I am guilty. But have you ever looked at the ingredients label on that chicken? Yikes! My Instant Pot Faux-tisserie Chicken is pure goodness…..

From: Cooking With Curls

11. Panera’s Copycat Broccoli and Cheddar Instant Pot Soup


Panera’s Copycat Broccoli and Cheddar Instant Pot soup is also probably one of the most comforting soups you can make, plus broccoli is great to incorporate into your diet. This soup takes just 15 minutes to cook in your Instant Pot so not only is it delicious but it is super fast to whip up! If you go the slow cooker route on this recipe, it cooks for hours, so the Instant Pot once again comes in to save the day!

From: Adventures of a Nurse

12. BBQ Chicken Sliders


The best part about these is they take 15 minutes to make using the Instant Pot! If you’re always looking for super easy meals to make for your family because it seems like life just keeps getting busier. These would be great for lunch, dinner or any party!

From: Eighteen25

13. Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup


This quick and easy creamy chicken and wild rice soup is made in the Instant Pot. It makes a delicious and comforting dinner!

From: Everyday Jenny

14. Beef Vegetable Soup


This easy Instant Pot Beef Vegetable Soup Recipe is ready in under 20 minutes from chopping to serving. Plus it tastes like it has been cooking all day. Talk about the perfect dinner when you are in a hurry but are craving some amazing comfort food.

From: Eating on a Dime

15. French Dip Sandwiches


French Dip Sandwiches made in the Instant Pot are a perfect way to put together a quick and easy dinner that’s delicious!

From: Your Home Based Mom

16. One Pot Baked Ziti with Ricotta


One Pot Baked Ziti with Ricotta – easy cheesy vegetarian pasta casserole made in one pot in 30 minutes!

From: Kitchen Nostalgia

17. Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes


Instant Pot Meatloaf Mashed Potatoes combines two classic comfort foods into one super quick and easy meal. Get dinner on the table in a hurry with this easy recipe!

From: I Wash You Dry

18. Stuffed Shells


Another great twist on Taco Tuesday! Don’t let tacos be the only thing you eat on Tuesdays!

From: Right Meow or Never

19. Cinnamon Roll Casserole


This crock pot cinnamon roll casserole is amazing and perfect for any brunch, holiday, or even dessert. The ingredients are simple but the flavors are amazing. Plus this recipe is perfect for summer. Enjoy your cinnamon rolls without heating up the kitchen.

From: Eating on a Dime

20. Pot Roast


This pot roast was very tender and shreds very easy and bursting with flavor. The veggies were very tender but not overdone like you would think. You will have plenty to feed the family a nice dinner and have leftovers to make sandwiches.

From: Adventures of a Nurse

21. Baby Back Pork Ribs


Instant Pot Baby Back Pork Ribs are fall off the bone tender and only take 25 minutes to cook!

From: I Wash You Dry

22. Boneless Pork Chops with Bacon & Gravy (Keto)


Boneless pork chops cooked in the Instant Pot, smothered with a creamy gravy and topped with crispy bacon. Keto, low carb, and gluten free.

From: Savory Tooth

23. Spaghetti


The easiest spaghetti recipe ever! A quick recipe for spaghetti made right in the instant pot. Get a family favorite meal on the table even faster on busy nights!

From: The Salty Marshmallow

24. Instant Pot Beef Stew


This Instant Pot Beef Stew is a delicious, healthy dinner recipe. It’s so easy to make this comfort food favorite in the Instant Pot. (gluten-free, dairy-free)

From: Real Food Real Deals

25. 3 Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake


Three ingredient Japanese cheesecake is made even easier in the Instant Pot. The result is a light, fluffy, cotton-soft Japanese style cheesecake made in much less time.

From: Kirbie’s Cravings

26. Chicken Tikka Masala


Get your Indian fix by making one of my most popular recipes, chicken tikka masala, now adapted for the Instant Pot pressure cooker.

From: Savory Tooth

27. Bang Bang Pasta (Shrimp)


This easy and flavorful bang bang pasta is made in the Instant Pot. No need to drain the water from your pasta!

From: Kirbie’s Cravings

28. Chicken Alfredo Pasta


This Instant Pot Chicken Alfredo Pasta is so delicious and so easy to make, this is definitely going to be one of your go-to Instant Pot dinners! Flavorful chicken breasts, garlic, penne, real cream and real parmesan cheese, and the best part is it all cooks together in the Instant Pot.

From: No. 2 Pencil

29. Instant Pot Applesauce


Instant Pot Applesauce is so easy and simple, not to mention absolutely delicious! Made with minimal ingredients, the apples are the truly the star! Instant Pot Applesauce is perfect for a healthy snack or school lunches!

From: Cooking with Karli

30. Steel Cut Oats


Cook this Healthy & Creamy Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats Recipe (Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats) in 30 mins. You can also make-ahead or set it overnight. No need to stand by the stove & babysit the pot to make perfect oatmeal!

From: Pressure Cook Recipes

31. Chicken and Rice Burrito Bowls


With chicken, rice, black beans, and corn, it’s a wholesome supper that tastes like it took much longer to make than it actually did.

From: the kitchn

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