58 Healthy Instant Pot Recipes

These healthy Instant Pot recipes will make it a breeze to maintain your healthful eating plans. Whether you are following a specific diet or just want to make smarter meal choices, you are bound to find a tempting recipe to add to your weekly menu.

Instant Pot Thai Green Curry Chicken

"Very good! I've never had Thai green curry before and was very impressed with this recipe. I used Thai Kitchen brand of green curry paste and it wasn't too spicy. Make sure to serve with lots of basmati rice to soak up all of the delicious sauce!"


Slow-Cooker Chicken Taco Meat

"this recipe was simple and incredibly delicious. As mentioned before, just start in the morning and when you get home you have perfectly cooked and seasoned chicken. Great for enchiladas, burritos, tacos, or whatever!”


Granny's Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Chili

"I'm not vegetarian but have been trying to cut down on meat consumption; I've found that all the vegetarian chilis I've tried taste like they're lacking something. Not this one.”


Kittencal's Juicy Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

“This is by far the BEST turkey I've ever made and eaten. The rest of the family thought so too. I strained the liquid and made about two cups of the best turkey gravy ever.”

-Nathans Nana

Slow-Cooker Chicken Vindaloo

"By Indian cooking standards, this recipe delivers an authentic taste. Both myself and my Indian wife were quite pleased with the results, although by personal preference I'd recommend a couple of changes: cut down the vinegar, add a little brown sugar, and add some salt. This one's a winner in our household!"


Easy Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

"I put all of the ingredients in the slow-cooker just before I went to bed. I woke up to the wonderful aroma!! The chicken was so moist it fell apart. I packed it for husband to take to work for lunch. He ended up calling me at my job just to say how good it was and how everyone who had a taste loved it!”


Red Lentil, Carrot & Coconut Soup

"I love this recipe! I've made it six or seven times in the last couple of months, and it's tons of fun to play with! I'll halve the lentils and add brown rice, or add extra veggies or play with the spices, and it's amazing every time.”

-Chef Kirsten 1

Slow-Cooker Curry (Aloo Rajma)

"Delicious and dead easy to make. I gave samples to three people at work and they each wanted the recipe, which is always a good sign. I made the recipe exactly as written (with all optional spices), and it's hot, but not annoyingly so to my palate.”


Instant Pot Pork Carnitas

"Amazing recipe! I made this in the Instant Pot and it was some of the best carnitas we've ever had."


Instant Pot Quick Butter Chicken

“This is quick and light and doesn’t have so much butter and cream. Using the Instant Pot, this comes together in half an hour.”


Instant Pot Asian Pork Chop

“I was looking for ways to use my new Instant Pot and found this; it couldn't be easier, and the chops came out tender and moist. Perfect timing and an easy learning recipe.”

-Bonnie G 2

Instant Pot Beef Shawarma

“I made this for dinner last night. I added the marinade in with the cooking liquid (I used low sodium beef stock). It was absolutely delicious — so tender and perfect with gluten free naan.”

-Liesl G.

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

"Absolutely delicious! It’s of my favorite soups. I made another batch to freeze for later."


Instant Pot Duck Confit

“Simplify an impressive dish by cooking it in your Instant Pot."


Instant Pot Cumin Lamb Stew With Curry and Chilis

“Serve a spicy Instant Pot stew to warm up any day.”


Butternut, Chard & White Bean Soup

"Just got my Instant Pot and tried this recipe, and the whole family loved it! I added some pork shoulder meat to make it tastier.”


Sweet and Spicy Vegetarian Chili

"This Chili was delicious! I couldn't find barley malt, so I substituted molasses. It was still very, very good. This is one of the few recipes that tastes best just like it is.”


Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

“What have I been missing? So fast, easy and peels like a dream. The perfect texture with no rubbery feel or that dreaded gray, green circle around the yolks. 3 minutes to the perfect hard boiled eggs."

-Bonnie G 2

Instant Pot Spicy Korean Short Ribs

"Loved this simple recipe for the Instant Pot. It was delicious!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Prime Rib

“It might seem crazy or down right impossible to make an entire prime rib in an Instant Pot, but I'm here to tell you that it is possible and totally delicious.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Collard Greens & Black-Eyed Peas

“A great side dish that pairs well with so many different recipes. You'll want to make it again and again, trust me.”

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Cheesy Cauliflower

“Tender cauliflower in a luscious cheese sauce that you won't be able to get enough of. The cauliflower makes this dish healthy, right?”

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Turkey Breast With Gravy

“Don't want to spend hours cooking a big turkey for just a few people? Try this delicious and moist turkey recipe all done in an Instant Pot!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Bacon Lemon Brussels Sprouts

“These brussels sprouts are a cinch to make, thanks to the Instant Pot. They're packed with so much flavor because of the bacon and fresh lemon juice!”

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Chicken Dinner With Root Vegetables

“A hearty meal with minimal cleanup.”


Instant Pot Curry Ginger Squash Soup

"I made this twice today. I made it for my neighbor who was feeling under the weather. I ran out of butternut squash from my garden, so I substituted Hubbard squash. It was so delicious I made a batch for myself. Easy to make and wonderful for a snowy, winter day."


Lentil Soup in 10 Minutes

"So delicious! I didn't have savory, but it was great without it."


Flawless Brown Rice

"Best brown rice I have ever eaten! It is similar to risotto and just yummy! I didn’t use the spice mix but added three teaspoons of powdered bouillon.”


Moroccan Chicken, Chickpea & Apricot Tagine

"This is the best thing I have ever made in the slow cooker! It has helped to restore my faith in having a tasty and nutritious meal waiting for my family after work.”


Ratatouille in the Slow Cooker

"Wow! What a great recipe! I cleaned out the kitchen sink with this. I added all sorts of fresh veggies I had in the fridge, including green beans, asparagus, celery, potatoes.”


Vegetarian Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup

"I looked up this recipe a few days ago and made it tonight. It's perfect! I just added Hungarian paprika, Mrs. Dash, and a pinch of Adobo seasoning and it’s absolutely perfect! It's a great addition to my winter soup book!"


Slow-Cooker Fat Free Refried Beans

"I did this recently and it worked out wonderfully. I keep my beans whole in case I need them for chili or baked beans instead of refried beans. I use my food processor to mash them up for refried beans. Delicious, easy and cheap."


Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup

"This is excellent and tastes great. I usually find that my cooking tastes amateur, but this is a good recipe. I would serve this to company any day with total confidence.”


Lentil & Veggie Soup

"We really enjoyed this healthy soup! I added some zucchini and even some cauliflower left over from a veggie tray.”


Hearty Black Bean Chowder

“An easy and tasty recipe. I am sure I will make it again."


Slow-Cooker Lentils & Quinoa

"Delicious healthy meal!"

-Baton Twirling

Steel-Cut Oatmeal for the Slow Cooker

“The best oatmeal I've ever had. I add cranberries and chopped walnuts to my bowl. I put it in bowls in the fridge and take one each morning to work. To heat, I just add milk and microwave for two minutes. My husband raves about this oatmeal.”


Spinach Spoon Bread

"What an interesting recipe! I made this last night, and it was so easy to put together. Tasted wonderful! I will make this often!"


Spanish Braised Pork

"I don't use my pressure cooker enough and with recipes like this, that will change! This is a good, basic recipe (and method) that would lend itself well to additions, like mushrooms or pearl onions.”

-Outta Here

Chef Joey's Anasazi Bean Chili

“This morning I made some corn bread and was thinking, “you can't eat corn bread without chili.” So, this is what I came up with.”

-Chef Joey Z.

Instant Pot Favorite Chickpea Hummus

"Hummus is one of my favorites! There is nothing like homemade, creamy, healthy hummus — Just Delicious!”


Vegan Chickpea Curry

"I cooked this last night for my family using my pressure cooker for the first time. I increased the garam masala, coriander and lemon juice and also added half a teaspoon of chili powder.”


Thick & Chunky Tomato Sauce With Veggies

"I love, love, love this! I have made it twice this month from fresh tomatoes and other CSA goodies — the first time I made it as written, and the second with a few little tweaks. Both times I got enough for three meals, and my freezer is now full of healthful and delicious sauce that my kids gobble down without a second thought.”


Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Minestrone Soup

“It’s very rich with a sort of thick tomato broth, which seemed to please the children. Hearty, tasty and ridiculously easy. Very enjoyable, and I look forward to the leftovers tomorrow.”

-magpie diner

Slow-Cooker Spinach, Tomato & Vegetable Soup

"I go to Weight Watchers so I really appreciate this version of vegetable soup. When I make it I wind up throwing things in that I have left over. It is a wonderful soup. My husband takes it with him for his lunch each day. It's the best vegetable soup I've eaten."

-Lois R.

Pressure-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

"The recipe was fantastic, and I have a very skeptical and picky group of eaters. The sauce was awesome. I liked the red pepper flakes at the end, especially. Don't forget to add the garlic with the onions as this step is left out. The chicken was fall apart tender. I am adding this to my regular rotation of recipes."

-Buffalo John

Spicy Slow-Cooker Chickpeas

“I made it pretty much exactly according to the recipe, and it got rave reviews all around. I really liked the flavour the balsamic vinegar added. I will certainly be making this again! (and it was really easy, too).”


Slow-Cooker Lentil and Apricot Soup

“Delicious! The lentils were soft and the apricots did seem to disappear. The consistency was pretty thick, almost like a stew, but I prefer that anyway (more stays on my spoon). I loved the mix of spices, and the turmeric gave it a nice color. This was super easy. I'll be sure to make it often.”


Creamy Mexican Chicken (AKA Fiesta Chicken)

"The only thing I did differently with this recipe was that I shredded the chicken while still in the slow cooker before adding the cream cheese. It was delicious! This will become a staple food at my house."


Super Garlic Chicken Legs

“This is a good one and very forgiving when adapted. I used chicken tenders (instead of legs) and chopped garlic because that is what I had on hand. I also did not measure the spices just sprinkled them over the top of the pieces.”


Savory Slow-Cooker Bean & Green Soup

“I used extra broth (six cups) and less rice (1/4 cup), and it was still nice and thick. Use a good quality (organic) vegetable broth if possible.”


Slow-Cooker Green Beans & Petite Reds

"Wow! Great beans and potatoes! I loved the fresh green beans, and the sauce was full of flavor. I layered some sliced ham on top of the mixture for about the last hour of cooking and had a one-pot delicious meal.”


Wonderful Slow-Cooker Lentils

"This is a nice lentil recipe but found that the carrots cooked too much. Next time I will add the carrots near the end so that they will be a little crunchy and not soft."

-I_love2nurse in Can

Slow-Cooker Pork Chili Verde

"This was wonderful. I did have to change it a little because of time constraints. I put the whole pork roast in the slow cooker mixed the sauce ingredients substituting green chilies for the jalapeños (we're wimps). I also added two tablespoons of taco seasoning to the sauce mixture. I just poured it over the roast and set it for eight hours on low. It was perfect! Came home shredded it and voila! Dinner was ready.”

-children from A to Z

Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken

"The is a great master recipe! It allows cooks some creativity (if desired), but is fabulous just as is. I made this using a whole chicken (approximately four pounds). I browned it on all sides after seasoning generously with salt and pepper. While it was browning, I popped the broth into the microwave then steeped a sprig of rosemary in the broth.”


Tomato and Chicken Rogan Josh Curry

“I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use the pressure cooker. This is a great dish. I was going to give it four stars because I found the instructions to be too busy and they didn't say what to do with the spinach and cilantro (I just dumped them in with everything else), but the flavor of this and the final product rated more than a five, so it balanced out. Will be making this again.”

-Outta Here

Pressure-Cooker 30-Minute Marinara Sauce

"This sauce is so delicious and so easy. It has just the right amount of seasoning and consistency. I don't think I can ever buy jarred marinara again!"


Spicy Cornish Game Hens

"Excellent! Fast, easy and delicious."

-Scott D