41 Easy Instant Pot Recipes You Need to Try Now

Kiss extra appliances goodbye and say hello to the Instant Pot. Using a variety of recipes and techniques, you can easily whip up just about anything!

November 19, 2018 — Keep in mind: Price and stock could change after publish date, and we may make money from these links.

Chicken Dinner With Fennel, Root Vegetables & Wilted Kale

A hearty meal with minimal cleanup.

Orange Chicken

Fresh and flavorful, this one pot recipe is sure to be a hit.

Cumin Lamb Stew With Curry & Chili

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

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs With Fingerling Potatoes

This will become an Instant Pot go-to.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Hash Brown Casserole

Less carbs means you can eat more, right?

Instant Pot Hard Boiled Eggs

"My new favorite way to hard boil eggs! It's so much easier than the traditional stove-top method!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Pot Roast

"I loved this pot roast! It was practically falling apart from how tender it was! It took no time at all, which is a major plus!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Mongolian Braised Brisket With Coconut Milk

Not your ordinary beef dinner.

French Onion Baked Potato Soup

Meet the perfect mashup of two crowd-pleasing soups.

Mac & Cheese

Your favorite comfort food just got even easier.

Turkey Chili

"Absolutely delicious! One of my favorite soups. Made another batch to freeze for later."


Bolognese Sauce

Just add pasta for a quick comforting dish.

Instant Pot Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes

Oven-baked sweet potatoes ain't got nothin' on these Instant Pot beauties.

Duck Confit

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

Instant Pot Beef Shawarma

"Didn’t have a slow cooker so I used a cast iron pot in a low oven. Very tasty but instead of water I used bone broth. I’ll make it again for sure."


Asian Pork Chops

"This couldn't be easier and the chops came out tender and moist. Perfect timing and an easy learning recipe."

-Bonnie G 2

Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

"I followed the recipe exactly! It was delicious! The result tasted as good as my favorite ribs at a restaurant in town!! :)"


Curry Ginger Squash Soup

"Easy to make and wonderful for a snowy, winter day."


Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice

Better than takeout and ready in minutes!

Chicken Chowder

“My step-daughter created this recipe and it's delicious! Very comforting and warm.”

-Diva Sarah

Instant Pot Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

"The easiest mashed potatoes you'll ever make! They take no time at all, and you don't have to worry about boiling them or waiting forever for them to cook!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Giant Instant Pot Pancakes

A giant version of a breakfast classic.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

"Very good! Make sure to serve with lots of basmati rice to soak up all of the delicious sauce!"


Lightened up Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake

Fans have called this the best cheesecake ever and we don't disagree.

Hainanese Chicken & Rice

"The chicken was moist and flavorful and the rice had the perfect texture. We loved the different dipping sauces!"



A simple variation on a classic recipe.

Italian Meatballs

"So delicious and easy! This recipe is a keeper!"


Instant Pot Sesame Chicken With Broccoli

"Made this for dinner this past week and it was a hit. Served it over brown rice. Super tasty!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Pork Carnitas

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


Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn done in 3 minutes.

Quick Butter Chicken

"This is quick and light, not so much butter and cream. Using Instant Pot, this comes together in half hour."


Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

"This was super easy to make and the meatballs were very tender and so flavorful!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Chicken & Dumplings

"Overall, the flavor is good. I was concerned the dumplings wouldn't hold together in the pressure cooker, but they did fine."


Instant Pot Bourbon BBQ Chicken

Serve with whole grain pasta or rice and steamed vegetables for a complete (and completely amazing) meal.

Instant Pot Spicy Korean Short Ribs

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

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Soft Boiled Eggs

"Perfectly cooked!"


Roast With Onion & Mushroom Gravy

Flavorful roast done in under an hour.

Chickpea Hummus

“Hummus is one of my favorites! There is nothing like homemade, creamy, healthy hummus — just delicious!”