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    25 Healthy Instant Pot Dinners That Aren't Hard To Make

    Fast, flavorful, and balanced.

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    Not sure what to make in your Instant Pot?

    We've rounded up a ton of fresh and flavorful recipes that all work in a pressure cooker: from veggie-packed soups and stews, to high-protein chicken dinners, to balanced vegan- and Keto-friendly options.

    1. Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

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    The simple sauce β€” which includes soy sauce, garlic, and ginger β€” comes together quickly and packs a ton of flavor.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Cashew Chicken

    2. Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

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    If you're not into lettuce wraps, you could also serve this over rice or quinoa.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps

    3. Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

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    White beans and a ton of veggies give this soup plenty of plant-based protein and vitamin A. It also only needs two minutes of active cooking time in the IP.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Vegetable Soup

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    All of the classic Sunday roast flavors you love β€” in *way* less time.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Pot Roast With Carrots & Potatoes

    5. Cauliflower Tikka Masala

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    The sauce is thickened with a bit of yogurt to make it extra creamy.

    Recipe: Cauliflower Tikka Masala

    6. Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

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    This recipe works with fresh or frozen chicken and makes enough for six servings.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

    7. Coconut Quinoa Curry

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    This cooks using the slow cooker function of an Instant Pot β€” and it's high in potassium.

    Recipe: Coconut Quinoa Curry

    8. Pressure Cooker Salmon With Lemon-Dill Sauce

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    Depending on the size of your salmon, you can cook it on the small trivet (or rack) that came with your Instant Pot β€” or you can invest in a slightly larger all-purpose rack like this one.

    Recipe: Pressure Cooker Salmon With Lemon-Dill Sauce

    9. Vegan Instant Pot Tacos With Smoky Lentils & Rice

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    The meat-free filling β€”Β of brown rice, lentils, and spices β€” is super versatile and also makes a great base for meal prep bowls.

    Recipe: Vegan Instant Pot Tacos With Smoky Lentils & Rice

    10. Instant Pot Shrimp & Broccoli

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    Faster, cheaper, and tastier than takeout.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Shrimp & Broccoli

    11. Low Carb Philly Cheesesteaks

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    This cooks on the slow cooker function β€” and is also Keto-friendly.

    Recipe: Low Carb Philly Cheesesteaks

    12. Instant Pot Cauliflower Curry

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    This cozy veggie-packed curry is both vegan and gluten-free β€” and works with either fresh or frozen cauliflower and squash.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Cauliflower Curry

    13. Low-Carb Egg Roll In A Bowl

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    The base here is ground chicken β€”Β but you could also swap in ground turkey, pork, beef, or soyrizo.

    Recipe: Low-Carb Egg Roll In A Bowl

    14. Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

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    Swapping rice for quinoa gives this a bit more protein β€” and the whole thing would also work well as a pack-and-prep lunch.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chipotle Chicken Bowls with Cilantro-Lime Quinoa

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    Spaghetti squash often takes forever to cook in the oven β€” but it only needs about 20 minutes in a pressure cooker.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce

    16. Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

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    Spinach is in season right now β€” and this hearty stew packs a full two cups of it.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Coconut Chicken Curry Stew

    17. Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

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    To make these vegan, swap the turkey for black beans and top with dairy-free cheese or nutritional yeast.

    Recipe: Ground Turkey Stuffed Peppers

    18. Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

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    Dicing everything into small pieces first means this only needs two minutes of pressure cooking.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Aloo Gobi (Potatoes & Cauliflower)

    19. 5-Ingredient Fajita Chicken

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    This toss-and-go meal couldn't be simpler β€” and it works equally well piled into tortillas, scooped over fresh greens, or eaten solo.

    Recipe: 5-Ingredient Fajita Chicken

    20. Filipino Beef & Vegetable Soup (Nilaga)

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    The beef gets super tender in the Instant Pot. You can use chuck roast for a budget-friendly version or splurge on short rib if you're feelin' fancy.

    Recipe: Filipino Beef & Vegetable Soup (Nilaga)

    21. Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Bowls With Couscous

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    Pair the chicken with hearty roasted carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Moroccan Chicken Bowls With Couscous

    22. Instant Pot Fish Stew With Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers

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    We can't all vacation in the Mediterranean this winter β€” but we can at least cook like it. 😎

    Recipe: Instant Pot Fish Stew With Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers

    23. Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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    This is high in protein and fiber β€” and freezes super well.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Vegan Chili

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    You'll brown the pork directly in the Instant Pot first to amp up color and flavor. (This can also be made in a slow cooker or Dutch oven!)

    Recipe: Instant Pot Italian Pulled Pork & Zucchini Noodles

    25. Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

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    This recipe includes modifications for Keto and Paleo versions β€” and all are ready in less than 30 minutes.

    Recipe: Instant Pot Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry