21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try
We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.
1. Instant Pot Beef Stew
Using the sauté function, you'll sear the meat directly in the pot. Then just toss in the vegetables and stock — and pressure cook everything for 20 minutes. Recipe here.
2. Instant Pot Golden Lentil & Spinach Soup
3. Crispy Chicken Carnitas
The secret to getting the shredded chicken extra crispy? Tossing it in the broiler for a few minutes before serving. Recipe here.
4. Instant Pot Red Beans & Rice
The red bean mixture freezes really well, so feel free to make a double batch. Recipe here.
5. Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Sauce
6. Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs
This version uses ground turkey, but you could also swap in ground chicken or beef. Recipe here.
8. Vegan Black Bean Soup
9. Instant Pot Faux-tisserie Chicken
10. Slow Cooker Tortellini Soup with Sausage & Kale
11. Instant Pot Beef Gyros
Serve the meat stuffed into pitas, over rice, or on its own. Recipe here.
12. Vegan Chickpea Curry
14. Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa
15. Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash can take forever in the oven, but with this method, it's ready to go in about 10 minutes. Recipe here.
16. Coconut Lime Quinoa
You'll make this using the rice cooker function. Before serving, just top with your favorite meat or veggies. Recipe here.
18. Instant Pot Shepherd's Pie
19. French Dip Sandwiches
This makes enough for eight servings, and includes both slow cooker and pressure cooker instructions. Recipe here.