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The Best Vegan Instant Pot Recipes To Cook In 2022

From drunken noodles to stuffed peppers, an Instant Pot can help you whip up a plant-based meal in no time at all.

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While the Instant Pot made its debut onto the market only a handful of years ago, it seems as though there's always someone who just bought an Instant Pot for the first time and wants to know all about how to use it. This is a testament to the kitchen tool's popularity and versatility, as it can do everything from making yogurt and apple sauce to cooking your meals soooo much faster.

Whether you're brand new to the Instant Pot or just looking for some vegan-friendly recipes for it, this list of plant-based recipes is sure to inspire your next meal in the kitchen!

1. Instant Pot Vegan Split Pea Soup

Healthier Steps / healthiersteps.com

Now that it's getting to be a bit cooler and Fall is not so far away, it's the right time to get back into warm soups. This split pea soup recipe is filling, nourishing, and incredibly easy to make in an instant pot — the definition of "set it and forget it". It also keeps well and can quickly be reheated into an excellent leftover soup, too.

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2. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup with Apple

Cotter Crunch / cottercrunch.com

Another soup that's a fall favorite in my home is butternut squash soup. This particular recipe incorporates another stellar fall ingredient — apples — for a zing of sweetness that brightens up the entire soup. Don't sleep on this recipe!

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3. Instant Pot Thai Peanut Noodles

Cook With Manali / cookwithmanali.com

A recipe for peanut noodles that's quick and is made in only one dish? Yes, the Instant Pot makes it possible. In order to make this dish fully vegan, replace the honey asked for in the recipe with brown sugar. 

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4. Instant Pot Vegan Chicken And Dumplings

Healthier Steps / Via healthiersteps.com

Soy curls and handmade dumplings make this deliciously cozy Instant Pot recipe unique and will keep you coming back for more. In fact, I'd be surprised if this didn't become a staple during wintertime in your home!

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5. Instant Pot Tacos

A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

Have you ever tried using quinoa as a meat replacement? It actually tastes great and I suggest that you do. This recipe uses rice and lentils for a smoky tasting taco filling, and can easily be reheated for leftovers. Try it!

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6. Instant Pot Cauliflower Tikka Masala

Full of Plants / fullofplants.com

This Indian-inspired tikka masala recipe features perfectly tender cauliflower, the tastiest blend of spices, and comes together in only 30 minutes.

7. Apple Cinnamon Pressure Cooker Steel Cut Oats

A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

Chop up your apples, and put them in the Instant Pot with vanilla, cinnamon, and the other spices that use this recipe for a quick and easy oatmeal. A breakfast made for champions!

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8. Instant Pot Lasagna Soup

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

This recipe is part lasagna, part soup — how can you go wrong? Forget about layering your noodles in this Instant Pot recipe, all you need to do is drop the ingredients in and let it cook! Serve it with or without bread, and enjoy the coziest winter meal you can imagine.

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9. Stuffed Bell Peppers

Yummy Mummy Kitchen / Via yummymummykitchen.com

As long as you have the steamer/grate attachment for your Instant Pot, this recipe for stuffed peppers is a breeze.

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10. Instant Pot Vegan Minestrone Soup

The Belly Rules The Mind / thebellyrulesthemind.net

This classic recipe is a winner: It's widely beloved, comes together in under 30 minutes, and it's all going down in only one pot. Mix up the veggies based on what you have on hand, and it's a win-win! Oh, and did I mention that this particular recipe is actually an Olive Garden copy-cat recipe? Say no more! 

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11. Instant Pot Vegan Drunken Noodles

Cook With Manali / Via cookwithmanali.com

Even better than how it looks, this savory recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes and can be used with the veggies you have leftover in the freezer.

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12. Instant Pot Vegan Mac and Cheese

Happy Food Healthy Life / Via happyfoodhealthylife.com

Follow the instructions of this tasty recipe, and you'll be well on your way to the easiest one-pot vegan mac and cheese you've tried! If you have leftovers, you can use them for some more creative recipes like mac and cheese balls or even a burger with mac and cheese topping!

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13. Best Ever Instant Pot Vegetarian Chili

A Couple Cooks / Via acouplecooks.com

An Instant Pot is a great way to make chili without a lot of pots, pans, or stress. Try this recipe here.

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14. Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Vegan Huggs . veganhuggs.com

As always, one of the Instant Pot's biggest perks is the amount of cooking time it reduces. This recipe for a mushroom risotto is no different, coming together after a mere ~15 minutes~ in the Instant Pot. (I'm impressed and will be making risotto in my Instant Pot soon.)

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15. Instant Pot Creamy Tomato Gnocchi Soup

Cook With Manali / Via cookwithmanali.com

What could be more soothing than a cup of tomato soup on a cold winter day? Oh, right: a cup of tomato soup with gnocchi in it, too.

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16. Instant Pot Vegan Burritos

Nora Cooks / Via noracooks.com

This simple recipe for black bean burritos comes together in less than 10 minutes prep time, but it'll look like it took three times as long. Note: You'll be making the burrito filling inside the Instant Pot and will wrap them up outside of the Instant Pot, so don't worry about that!

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17. Easy Jackfruit Curry

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

This jackfruit curry recipe calls for one can of green jackfruit, but you can substitute beans, chickpeas, and a host of other things.

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18. Vegan Carrot Ginger Soup

Sweet Peas and Saffron / sweetpeasandsaffron.com

This recipe for a blended carrot ginger soup is the perfect recipe for Instant Pot beginners. When you first start out with your new device, you might be sticking to specific recipes. But you'll eventually learn that almost any vegetables plus some stock can equal a delicious soup after it's been through the blender. 

19. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

Get your cauliflower on with this recipe for aloo gobi with ease in your Instant Pot.

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20. Instant Pot Vegan Alfredo Sauce

Nora Cooks / Via noracooks.com

My favorite part about this recipe is how tasty and versatile the sauce is. Jazz it up by adding spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, or anything else you'd like.

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21. Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Cozy Peach Kitchen / Via cozypeachkitchen.com

This recipe can be used as a side dish, filling for a taco or burrito, placed on top of a salad, or eaten on its own.

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22. Easy Instant Pot Apple Butter

The Fit Cookie / Via thefitcookie.com

This recipe for apple butter takes away the pain-in-the-butt factor of canning and allows you to make the entire thing at once, no extreme methods needed.

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23. Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup

The Belly Rules The Mind / Via thebellyrulesthemind.net

This deliciously creamy recipe uses turmeric, onions, garlic, and cashews for a smooth and savory cauliflower soup.

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24. Vegan Wild Rice Soup

Veggies Save The Day / Via veggiessavetheday.com

As this recipe points out, the key to allowing your chickpeas to be super soft is soaking them for a few hours before you put everything into the Instant Pot. But even if you don't, it'll still taste delicious!

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25. Instant Pot Spaghetti

Nora Cooks / Via noracooks.com

Yeah, sure, spaghetti is easy to make for pretty much anyone. That doesn't mean we don't listen to reason...for instance, why not make it even easier in an Instant Pot?

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26. Instant Pot Sweet Potato Soup

Instant Pot Eats / Via instantpoteats.com

This soup recipe has sweet potatoes, black beans, and a hearty filling to keep you feeling satisfied. Lots of superfoods involved in this dish, too!

27. Easy Vegan Mashed Potatoes

Vegan Richa / Via veganricha.com

Bet you never thought to make mashed potatoes with an Instant Pot! But luckily, I'm here to tell you that you can make mashed potatoes so...much...faster...in an Instant Pot. Try it out yourself with this recipe.

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28. Instant Pot Refried Beans

Simple Veganista / Via simple-veganista.com

Every good taco plate comes with refried beans, and every good double decker taco needs a layer of it. Learn how to make it like a pro with this recipe, and then please report back.

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29. Instant Pot Penne Puttanesca

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Olives are the star of the show in this penne puttanesca recipe, but they can easily be omitted for a more ziti-like dish. Promise, it'll be tasty either way!

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30. Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili

Pinch of Yum / pinchofyum.com

Whether or not it's fall, you can make this recipe for pumpkin chili whenever you want to — as long as you have a can of pumpkin nearby! This recipe is a must-try for people looking to try something new in the kitchen and for absolute chili-heads alike.

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