The Best Instant Pot Recipes cook meat, vegetables, pasta, potatoes, and desserts to perfection! With quick cook times, these recipes make easy weeknight dinners and side dishes for your family!
From an easy to make Salisbury Steak to Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice, there is someone for everyone on this list.
WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO COOK IN AN INSTANT POT?
There are really so many different recipes you can quickly make in an Instant Pot. From beans, to a complete chicken dinner, or a full pot roast — the possibilities are endless.
Here are a few of our favorites:
- Mashed Potatoes
- Beef Stew
- Pork Chops
- and so much more!
Did you know that you can even make the most delicious cheesecake in an Instant Pot! It’s easy peasy – and is ready in no time at all.
WATCH THIS STEP-BY-STEP RECIPE VIDEO:
VIDEO RECIPE: The Best Instant Pot Lasagna Recipe from Spaceships and Laser Beams. CLICK HERE for the Printable Recipe!
WHAT CAN YOU NOT COOK IN THE INSTANT POT?
One food I don’t recommend cooking in the actual instant pot itself is dairy. Why? Because it tends to curdle while it’s cooking.
Don’t worry though, we have an easy fix! Cook the recipe with all ingredients except for the dairy. Once you release the steam from your instant pot and remove the lid you can safely add any and all dairy products and stir together before serving.
A few other no-no things that we wouldn’t put in our instant pot are: cookies, fried chicken, burgers, pie, and steak.
CAN YOU COOK FROZEN MEAT IN THE INSTANT POT?
Yes, you can indeed safely cook frozen meats in an Instant Pot. Because the meat cooks so quickly in a pressure cooker, it comes up to temperature fast enough that it is safe to eat when it is done cooking.
This is one of the wonderful reasons I love my Instant Pot. I can go from frozen to a fully cooked dinner in less than an hour!
Slow Cookers and Crock-Pots do not bring meat to a hot temperature quick enough. The frozen meat stays at a dangerous in-between temperature that allows bacteria to grow that can you make you sick if you eat it.
HUNGRY YET? Check out our list of the Best Instant Pot Recipes below:
1. INSTANT POT GARLIC PARMESAN CHICKEN AND RICE
From SPICY SOUTHERN KITCHEN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Rice is creamy, rich comfort food with chunks of white chicken meat. It is probably my favorite chicken Instant Pot meal to date.
2. INSTANT POT PIZZA PASTA
From FAMILY FRESH MEALS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE With this Instant Pot Pizza Pasta, you can whip up a dinner that’s got all the crowd-pleasing dinner– no joke – 15 minutes flat.
3. INSTANT POT ROUND STEAK AND GRAVY
From THE TIPSY HOUSEWIFE :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This recipe is best served on top of creamy mashed potatoes and with buttery corn.
4. INSTANT POT TURKEY BREAST
From DIETHOOD :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Tender, succulent, and flavorful turkey breast prepared in the Instant Pot in just around 30 minutes! Juicy and perfectly cooked turkey in no time. Use those delicious dripping juices to make an amazing gravy.
5. PERFECT INSTANT POT BAKED ZITI
From TOGETHER AS FAMILY :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Baked Ziti is a family favorite dinner that’s made even easier when you “bake” it in an Instant Pot! 15 minutes start to finish and only a few simple ingredients. Your family will love this perfect baked ziti recipe.
6. INSTANT POT CINNAMON APPLES
From SWEET AND SAVORY MEALS :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Cinnamon Apples make for a perfect fall side dish or dessert! Pressure cook this quick and simple dish for just two minutes to make an easy and delicious dessert!
7. INSTANT POT SALISBURY STEAK
From SPEND WITH PENNIES :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Salisbury Steak is a quick and delicious dinner that is ready in just 35 minutes. On a cold winter day, there’s nothing like this comforting recipe coated in gravy to satisfy your cravings.
8. INSTANT POT SALISBURY STEAK
From PLAIN CHICKEN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Crack Chicken Pasta – chicken pasta loaded with cheddar, bacon and ranch! Seriously delicious!
9. INSTANT POT MASHED POTATOES
From NO 2 PENCIL :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Buttery garlic mashed red potatoes cooked and mashed right in the Instant Pot.
10. INSTANT POT SOUR CREAM PORK CHOPS
From WHOLESOME RECIPE BOX :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Instant Pot Sour Cream Pork Chops are an easy and delicious dinner recipe your whole family will love. Takes minutes to prep and you end up with juicy pork chops smothered in a creamy sauce!
11. INSTANT POT BEEF STEW
From FROM VALERIE’S KITCHEN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE Exceptionally tender beef, perfectly cooked vegetables, and a luscious, flavor-packed sauce. This Instant Pot Beef Stew is so quick and easy that it can be on your menu any night of the week.
12. INSTANT POT CORN ON THE COB
From NATASHA’S KITCHEN :: Click HERE for the RECIPE This Instant Pot Corn on the Cob recipe produces the sweetest, tender and juicy corn in minutes! Instant pot corn kernels are perfectly cooked and burst in your mouth with wonderful flavor.
Hope you enjoyed the Best Instant Pot Recipes! Before you go, here are a few more delicious recipes you might enjoy today!
- CARAMEL BANANA DESSERT RECIPES
- BLUEBERRY CREAM CHEESE DANISH
- BETTER THAN ANYTHING CAKE RECIPES
- EASY TO MAKE TRIFLE RECIPES
- CHRISTMAS DESSERT RECIPES
- OLD FASHIONED COBBLER RECIPES
- SOUTHERN SWEET TEA RECIPES
- CREAMY LEMON DESSERTS
- EARTHQUAKE CAKE
- EASY CHEESECAKE DESSERT RECIPES
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