These quick instant pot recipes are a life-savor! Sometimes we all need a quick meal or recipe, without a lot of hands-on time.
These 20 recipes are ready with just 15 minutes of instant pot cooking!
What’s an Instant Pot?
An instant pot is a pressure cooker and multicooker (rice cooker, slow cooker, yogurt maker, etc).
It’s primarily known and used for the quick, pressure cooking function and is a favorite of home cooks who like easy, quick meals.
It also has a sauté setting that allows you to brown meat and sautés vegetables – so it can truly be one-pot cooking.
Tips for Cooking in an Instant Pot
Make sure to read the Instant Pot manual before using the machine.
Make sure to cut meat and vegetables in equal sizes to ensure even cooking.
Higher altitudes will affect cooking times in the Instant Pot.
Don’t skimp on moisture – the easiest way to ruin your food is to use too little water, stock, or other liquid in your Instant Pot.
There are two types of ways to release the pressure from the Instant Pot – there’s a natural release and a quick release. The quick-release blows quite a bit of steam out of the top of the pot, throw a towel over it if you are worried about getting the surrounding area wet.
Don’t cook with the Instant Pot under your cabinets, as it will vent onto them – keep it in an open area of your kitchen.
Packed with flavors, this Instant Pot Sweet Potato Curry is nutritious, Vegan, gluten-free, and goes very well with Rice or Naan. It gets ready in just 15 minutes and that makes it perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
You are going to love this Instant Pot Lemon Asparagus Risotto. No more sweating over the stove – this Instant Pot method is the easiest way to make risotto! Made with arborio rice, asparagus, freshly grated parmesan, and lemon, this is a delicious vegetarian meal or side dish.
Dump and start Instant Pot sesame chicken cooked in a rich honey soy sauce. This Chinese classic is made so easy in the Instant Pot, perfect for a busy mid-week dinner and definitely much better than a take out!
Learn how to make steel-cut oats using two different cooking methods: Instant Pot (pressure cooker) and stovetop. Dig into this warm, healthy breakfast option that is perfect for meal prep and can be customized with countless topping options.
Pasta e fagioli (also commonly referred to as pasta fazool) is a traditional Italian dish made with pasta and beans for a hearty, nourishing bowl of nutritious comfort food that is perfect for chilly nights.
This Colombian Chicken Potato Soup is hands down the best potato soup made easy in the instant pot (electric pressure cooker) or on the stove! It’s light but wholesome and filling. Simple, healthy, nutritious, delicious!
A paleo and Whole30 chili recipe that is so quick to prep, you’ll be excited to add it to your weekly meal plan. This chili is low carb, bean-less, full of flavor, well-balanced, and absolutely delicious!
Super easy, tasty, and healthy Instant Pot Sticky Maple Ginger Rice Noodles. This pressure cooker dish can be ready to enjoy in only about 10 minutes! This delicious noodle recipe is gluten-free, vegan and positively bursting with flavor.
Looking for the best Instant Pot chicken breast recipe? You’ve found it. This method produces flavourful, tender, perfect chicken breasts using fresh or frozen chicken. Excellent for meal prep and make-ahead meal solutions.
This vegetarian instant pot gumbo recipe is quick and easy to make. A wholesome vegan dinner that feeds a crowd. Rich in plant based protein, with the addition of lentils, this gumbo is grain free, filling, and nourishing!
Spaghetti tossed in a creamy cheese sauce loaded with mushrooms. If you love mushrooms, this creamy mushroom pasta is going to be your new favorite. Make this amazingly delicious creamy dreamy pasta in the instant pot in less than 30 minutes!
Have any other favorite, quick instant pot recipes? Leave them in the comments below!