44 Easy Instant Pot Dinners That Require Zero (Or Very Little) Upfront Prep

    Dinner tastes way better when it makes itself.

    Easy Instant Pot Dinner Recipes

    Dinner tastes better when it makes itself.

    So we've gathered more than 40 of the absolute easiest Instant Pot recipes we know — from classic chicken dishes, to hearty soups and stews, to family-favorite pastas. They're all made using a pressure cooker, and the majority are drop-and-go meals, meaning the appliance does all the hard work for you!

    1. Instant Pot Chicken Pot Pie Soup

    2. Instant Pot Short Ribs

    Instant Pot short ribs

    3. Instant Pot Corn And Bacon Soup

    Instant Pot corn and bacon soup

    4. Instant Pot Carnitas

    5. Shortcut Instant Pot Spaghetti

    Making shortcut Instant Pot spaghetti

    7. Pressure Cooker Salmon With Lemon-Dill Sauce

    Instant Pot salmon with lemon and dill

    8. Instant Pot Mac 'n' Cheese with Broccoli

    Macaroni with broccoli in an Instant Pot

    9. Instant Pot Stir Fry (From Frozen)

    The ingredients necessary to make Instant Pot stir fry: frozen vegetables, chicken, and quinoa

    10. Instant Pot Mississippi Pot Roast

    Instant Pot Mississippi pot roast, before and after it's cooked

    11. Creamy Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    12. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

    Bowls of Instant Pot vegetable soup

    13. Instant Pot Beef & Potato Stew

    Beef and potato stew in the Instant Pot

    14. Instant Pot Broccoli Cheddar Soup

    15. Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

    16. Instant Pot Chicken & Potato Soup

    Chicken and potato soup in the Instant Pot

    17. Loaded Baked Potatoes

    18. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

    Cashew chicken with vegetables being made in the Instant Pot

    19. 5-Ingredient Instant Pot Egg Bake

    20. Instant Pot Pinto Beans With Chorizo

    21. Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    22. Instant Pot Pasta Soup

    23. Instant Pot Pot Roast

    24. Vegan Instant Pot Tacos With Smoky Lentils & Rice

    A finished pair of vegan Instant Pot tacos

    25. Instant Pot Lemon Chicken Thighs

    Fully cooked lemon chicken in the Instant Pot

    26. Loaded Sweet Potatoes

    Finished loaded sweet potatoes lined up on a cutting board

    27. Chicken Taco Soup

    28. 15-Minute Shortcut Meatballs

    29. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

    A finished plate of Instant Pot aloo gobi

    30. Protein-Packed Vegetarian Chili

    31. Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

    A finished plate of Instant Pot chicken and broccoli

    32. Low-Carb Egg Roll In A Bowl

    Egg roll in a bowl, prepared in the Instant Pot

    33. Instant Pot Chicken & Potatoes

    Chicken and tri-color potatoes, cooked through in an Instant Pot

    34. Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

    35. Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

    Coconut chicken curry stew, before and after it's cooked in the Instant Pot

    36. Beef & Bacon Chili

    37. Instant Pot Pineapple Pulled Pork

    38. Instant Pot Moqueca

    Moqueca, before and after it's cooked in an Instant Pot

    39. Instant Pot Wendy's Copycat Chili

    Instant Pot chili plated in a bowl

    40. Vegetarian Portobello Pot Roast

    41. French Dip Sandwiches

    A French Dip sandwich being dunked into a small bowl of au jus

    42. Keto Kung Pao Chicken

    Keto kung pao chicken in an Instant Pot

    43. Instant Pot Chili Mac 'n' Cheese

    44. Freezer Prep Beef & Broccoli

    Freezer prep beef and broccoli

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