The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (2024)

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Everyone is trying to figure out how to use electric pressure cookers and with this amazing collection of easy instapot recipes, you’ll be set!

If you’re looking for instapot recipes, you’ve come to the right place! If you watch our live show, you’ve seen me adapt several of our slow cooker recipes into instant pot recipes, because we love the Instant Pot! It’s like a slow cooker on crack!

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Except it also has the slow cooker option. Oh em gee!

This collection includes, dinner recipes for the instant pot, snack recipes for the instant pot, make ahead recipes for the instant pot, soups and chili recipes for the instant pot, and even dessert recipes for the instant pot.Did you know you could make dessert in a pressure cooker!!!

Instapot Recipes

INSTAPOT RECIPES! The BEST Collection of Instant Pot Recipes

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Potato Soup with Instapot Directions

This potato soup is not only my husband’s favorite meal, but the most popular recipe on our entire site! I love that it’s been updated with instapot pressure cooker directions. It’s so quick and easy to make, also there’s no heavy cream!

Cabbage Soup in the Instapot

I love this instant pot cabbage soup when I’m in the mood for something light on fat and calories, but filling and delicious. It’s a total lunch staple for me and freezes beautifully.

Balsamic Pot Roast in the Instant Pot

Can you believe this instapot balsamic pot roast was made from frozen in about an hour! And tasted amazing! It’s incredible what you can accomplish with pressure cooker recipes.

Instapot Hard Boiled Eggs

My kids go through about a million hard boiled eggs a week so I was thrilled to learn you can make them in your instapot! We pile a dozen or more in at a time. It’s so convenient.

Chicken Zoodle Soup

Another light on the calories, heavy on flavor option is this chicken zoodle soup. The recipe provides directions for instapot, slow cooker, and stove top!

Instapot Vegetable Beef Soup

I don’t know if there’s anything more nostalgic for me than vegetable beef soup. This one is made in the instapot and creates the most tender beef you’ll ever have in a soup. I could eat it every day!

Chili Recipe (No Beans)

Chili with beans is good, but sometimes I want a really intense beef chili and this is the perfect recipe for that. You can make this recipe on the stove top or in in the instapot! Make a big batch and freeze for later!

Instant Pot Recipes – Tips and Tricks

  • Always use at least 1/2 cup liquid when cooking in your instant pot. I usually use at least one cup, just to be on the safe side.
  • Never quick pressure release liquids like soups and broths as it can cause scalding food to come out of the pressure release valve and burn you. It can also cause the pressure release valve to jam in future cook sessions.
  • Grab a few extra rubber seals if you cook fragrant foods a lot, as these absorb odors and will get stinky!
  • Ditch the slow cooker, because your instapot can double as one! No need to take up all that shelf space.

Italian Sausage Soup Recipe

This Italian Sausage Soup made with sausage, pasta, peppers and spinach is so flavorful and satisfying, you’ll wish you had made a double batch!

Tender Corned Beef

Corned Beef and Cabbage is an absolute must for St. Patrick’s Day and New Year’s. And this is the BEST Instapot Corned Beef and Cabbage ever!

Instant Pot Italian Beef Dips

Italian Beef is so delicious! You can make it in the slow cooker, instapot, or in the oven. Serve it on it’s own or as Italian Beef Sandwiches!

Instapot Ribs Recipe

Instant Pot Ribs cooked in apple cider are tender, perfect, and on the table in less than an hour! Eat as is, or baste and toss under the broiler (or on the grill) before serving!

Pulled Pork Chili

Tender pork and hearty beans in a savory sauce with just a touch of sweetness made in your instapot, this pulled pork chili is so good that my 13 year old hid the last serving in the back of the fridge so he could have it to himself!

Simple Beef Stew in the Instapot

Beef stew is one of my favorite comfort foods. You’re going to love this recipe for beef stew because it’s easy to make, filling and delicious.

Instapot Pulled Pork Recipe

You will adore this easy Pulled Pork Recipe. It’s savory and a little bit sweet and just melts in your mouth. I literally stand by the instant pot and sneak nibbles out before dinner when we make this. It’s just so good!

Broccoli Cheese Soup (Instapot)

This broccoli cheese soup is a warm hug on a cold day. And if it’s not cold out? Knock down the A/C and pretend, because you need this recipe in your life now!

Instapot Corn Chowder Recipe

Corn Chowder is an easy, gluten-free and DELICIOUS soup! You’re going to love this potato corn chowder!

Mashed Potatoes in the Instapot

We run out of these mashed potatoes every single time I serve them, no matter how much we prepare! They are the creamiest most delicious potatoes ever!

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Quick Meatball Soup

Meatball Soup is a simple recipe idea that tastes fantastic and comes together in no time at all. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner solution!

Seafood Potato Chowder

Seafood Chowder is hearty, filling, delicious, and super easy to make. You’ll wow everyone with this simple recipe. Use whatever seafood is your favorite!

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Instapot Zuppa Toscana Recipe

Our Zuppa Toscana made with Italian sausage, potatoes, and kale is even better than Olive Garden’s recipe. And easier too!

Three Ingredient Instapot BBQ Pork

This BBQ Pulled Pork is the perfect meal to throw in your crock pot at the beginning of the day and come home from work to a delicious simple dinner.

Instapot Recipes – Tools

There are so many amazing gadgets and tools for the instapot! These tools will totally help make your instant pot recipes even better.

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (23)How To Cook A Whole Chicken In The Instant Pot

Roasting a whole chicken takes a looooooong time. And and if you don’t do it right, or do it too long, it comes out dry and tasteless.

But voila! In the Instant Pot, it comes out moist and juicy and flavorful and it takes less than half the time!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (24)How To Cook Brisket In The Pressure Cooker

M’mm….brisket. But it tends to present the same problems as a whole chicken. Plus, who wants to wait all day to get a bite of juicy beef? I don’t!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (25)Instant Pot Baked Potatoes

I love baked potatoes, but I hate having to heat up the oven and wait for them to cook. I think it’s amazing that I can make a whole batch of yummy baked potatoes in just a few minutes with my instapot!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (26)Instant Pot Barbecue Beef

Barbecue Beef sandwiches are one of my all time favorite meals, but in order to enjoy them I have to really plan ahead or else I face the risk of not getting my beef into the slow cooker on time.

I don’t have to worry about that with this recipe! Isn’t that amazing??

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (27)Instant Pot Barbecue Chicken & Potatoes

Barbecue chicken ranks right up there with barbecue beef. I love that I can just throw it in the instant pot, and in a few minutes I’ll have a juicy delicious meal for the entire family – no excessive waiting!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (28)Instant Pot Beef Gyros

Om nom nom nom. I could probably eat a million of these. Not even joking. I just might, since they’re so easy to make in a pressure cooker.

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (29)Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff

Oh beef stroganoff, how do I love thee?? Let me count the ways…

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (30)Instant Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Chicken & dumplings is a nostalgic comfort food for sure, but gone are the days of yore and slaving over a hot stove top. I’m OK with that. Thank you Instant Pot! 🙂

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (31)Instant Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Tikka Masala is incredibly yummy. When you’re done cooking your chicken, you can throw your rice in the pressure cooker and poof! Instant meal!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (32)Instant Pot Chocolate Banana Cake

I think it’s SO COOL that you can even make desserts like this chocolate banana bread in a pressure cooker! Goodbye hot oven, hello tasty cake.

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (33)Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Seriously, is there anything you CAN’T make in an Instant Pot??

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (34)Instant Pot Monkey Bread

Monkey bread, too???? I’m dying over here guys. Dead.

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (35)Instant Pot Parmesan Garlic Artichokes

Oh, yum! This is one I’m definitely going to be trying out for SURE!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (36)Instant Pot Salsa

And this one, too! Think of all the salsa you can enjoy with this recipe!

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (37)Instant Pot Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Thighs

The pressure cooker possibilities are endless! Just look at those saucy thighs. 😉 Wow.

The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (38)Instant Pot White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Now we’ve moved on to cheesecake in the instapot? I can’t take it. This is a dangerous game we’re playing here. Man I love instapot recipes!The Ultimate Collection of Instant Pot Recipes (39)Low Country Shrimp Boil in The Pressure Cooker

Low country boils are SO. MUCH. FUN. Look at all that tasty food! And it was all done cooking in the instapot in the blink of an eye.




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Instapot Recipes – Pot Roast

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Instapot Recipes - Pot Roast

This pot roast is one of the instant pot recipes you will want to know, it's super basic and the best part is that you can cook it from frozen. Yay for instapot recipes!

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Course: Main Course

Cuisine: American

Keyword: instapot recipes

Prep Time: 5 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour hour

pressure build: 15 minutes minutes

Total Time: 1 hour hour 5 minutes minutes

Servings: 4

Calories: 252kcal

Author: April Woods


  • 3 pounds beef chuck roast can be frozen
  • 1 packet onion soup mix
  • 1 cup water
  • OPTIONAL: root vegetables, as desired carrot, potato, etc.
  • 2 tablespoons OPTIONAL: corn starch


  • Optional: Turn instant pot to saute mode and with a small amount of oil, sear all sides of chuck roast. Skip this step if in a hurry or if roast is frozen.

  • Add vegetables (if using), and chuck roast to inner pot of instant pot.

  • Mix onion soup mix with one cup of water and pour over meat and vegetables.

  • Cover, lock, and set pot to 'sealing'.

  • Turn on manual for 40 minutes if seared, 45 minutes if thawed but not seared, and 60 minutes if frozen. Meat should be tender when finished. If meat is not cooked to tender, turn back on to manual for an additional 5 minutes.


  • Remove meat and vegetable from instant pot and place on a serving tray. In a small cup or bowl combine 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water and mix well.

Turn instant pot to saute mode and bring to a simmer. Pour in corn starch slurry and stir well.

    Continue stirring until sauce thickens.


      calories are calculated for meat.

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      Serving: 3oz | Calories: 252kcal

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      Instapot FAQ

      What can I cook in the instapot?

      The instapot can cook everything from eggs, to soups, to chilis, to ribs, and even whole chickens.

      What does a pressure cooker do?

      A pressure cooker uses pressure to simulate the effects of a longer cook time so your food cooks quickly.

      What is the difference between a pressure cooker and an Instapot?

      An instapot is a type of pressure cooker.

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