59 Easy Instant Pot Recipes

Whether you need easy weeknight meals to new or an exciting cooking experiment, these are Food.com's best Instant Pot recipes. Never used a pressure cooker before? No problem! From chili and pot roast to low-carb options and more, these simple dishes make dinner a breeze. Get more inspiration with our pressure cooker favorites and healthy Instant Pot recipes.

Quick & Easy 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

Instant Pot Shrimp Fried Rice

Better than takeout and ready in minutes! Plus, you can make the rice ahead of time to save time on weeknights.

Instant Pot Cauliflower Hash Brown Casserole

Make this versatile side dish for literally any meal. Cauliflower and potato are a winning low(er)-carb combo. Plus, you can make it ahead in the Instant Pot and reheat in the broiler just before serving.

Instant Pot Hard-Boiled Eggs

"OMG, 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."

-Bonnie G 2

Instant Pot Honey Butter Sweet Potatoes

A great, flavorful alternative to traditional mashed potatoes. If you're trying to be somewhat healthier, this is the side dish for you!

Instant Pot Bourbon BBQ Chicken

A healthy and fast Instant Pot chicken recipe for a weeknight meal. Serve with whole grain pasta or rice and steamed vegetables for a complete (and completely amazing) meal.

Instant Pot Beef Shawarma

"Excellent! I'll definitely make this again. I added the marinade to give more flavor and I'm so glad I did. The meat was tender and flavorful."


Instant Pot Baby Back Ribs

"I followed the recipe exactly and it was delicious! As a busy mom with three little ones, this was a little more labor intensive than most of my Instant Pot meals, but it was so worth it when the result tasted as good as my favorite ribs at a restaurant in town!"


Instant Pot Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

A lightened up version of mashed potatoes, ready in just minutes in the Instant Pot. This version uses a combo of buttermilk and olive oil.

Instant Pot Creamy Mac & Cheese

You'll never want to make regular mac and cheese again. No more need to boil noodles and dirty a bunch of dishes, because all you need is an Instant Pot! It's the creamiest mac and cheese you'll ever have!

Instant Pot Sausage & Potato Breakfast Casserole

"This is one of my favorite breakfast and brunch recipes. It's easy, delicious and a crowd pleaser!"

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Potatoes Au Gratin

This recipe cuts the cooking time in half compared to traditional potatoes au gratin, but it doesn't skimp on flavor.

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

Instant Pot Spaghetti & Meatballs

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

-Jonathan Melendez

Instant Pot Spicy Korean Short Ribs

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

-Jonathan Melendez

Lightened-Up Instant Pot Mango Cheesecake

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

Instant Pot Prime Rib

"This is an excellent recipe and does have great flavours. We always sear the roast before pressure cooking as we find this adds extra flavour to the gravy and also makes the juices much darker."

-John D.

Instant Pot BBQ Brisket

This flavorful brisket might be made with store-bought BBQ sauce, but that doesn't mean it isn't loaded with flavor. Cooking it in the Instant Pot really infuses it and makes it very tender.

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

Yes, you can make roasted potatoes in a pressure cooker. And once you do, you probably won't make them any other way.

Instant Pot Collard Greens & Black-Eyed Peas

This southern staple is usually eaten around the new year for good luck, but—as it turns out—it's a great side dish for any recipe.

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?

Instant Pot Honey Roasted Carrots

The most flavorful carrots you'll probably ever try, and the best part is that making them in the Instant Pot is super easy and makes them extra tender!

Instant Pot Sweet & Spicy Cocktail Meatballs

You don't have to wait hours on end to make delicious cocktail meatballs in a slow cooker. These ones are ready in no time.

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

You'll never make a quicker nor easier rice pudding than this one right here. It's made with arborio rice and flavored with cinnamon and bits of raisins.

Instant Pot Figgy Pudding

A deliciously moist cake flavored with pureed figs and dates. Top it off with fresh whipped cream and it's just perfect for the holidays—or any other special occasion.

Instant Pot Chocolate Almond French Toast Casserole

A chocolatey twist on a holiday morning classic. It's perfect for breakfast or brunch, but can also be a great dessert.

Instant Pot Green Bean Casserole

"Delicious! I used veggie broth instead of chicken broth to make it vegetarian. Also forgot to buy cream cheese, but a little plain yogurt worked fine. Would definitely make again—next time I'm using fresh green beans."

-Amy B.

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Casserole

A great sweet potato casserole that you can make without ever having to turn on your oven. It's like a side dish meets dessert!

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!

Instant Pot Sausage Stuffing

A flavorful stuffing that you can make either on the stove-top or entirely in your pressure cooker! You're going to love it!

Instant Pot Cranberry Sauce

Sure, opening a can is much easier, but this homemade version is absolutely tasty—and so easy too.

Instant Pot Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Some of the best mashed potatoes you'll ever have. The Instant Pot makes quick work and then keeps them warm for serving, while the parmesan and garlic add tons of flavor.

Instant Pot Apple Crisp

Although you won't get that iconic crispy topping, this pressure cooker apple crisp is packed with so much flavor and really comes together in no-time at all!

Instant Pot Bacon Lemon Brussels Sprouts

These brussels sprouts are a cinch to make, and are packed with so much flavor because of the bacon and fresh lemon juice!

Instant Pot Cheesy Jalapeño Corn Casserole

Corn pudding? Meet corn soufflé. It's cheesy, slightly spicy, and makes for the perfect side dish.

Instant Pot Bread Pudding

Making bread pudding in a pressure cooks makes a very moist pudding that is packed with so much flavor. The bourbon sauce for serving, of course, helps too!

Instant Pot Mulled Wine

A flavorful mulled wine recipe flavored with fresh apples, oranges and cranberries. Keep it warm in your Instant Pot or serve it over ice for a refreshing sangria-like refreshment.

Chicken Dinner With Root Vegetables & Wilted Kale

Cooking a whole bird in one pot in just one hour? Say it ain't so! This chicken dinner is hearty and the cleanup is minimal.

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

"This was really easy to make. The sauce was very flavorful, chicken tender, and the sugar snap peas were a healthy colorful addition. This is a keeper!"

-Carol A.

Instant Pot Cumin Lamb Stew With Curry & Chilis

Serve a spicy stew that will warm up any day of the week.

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs With Fingerlings Potatoes

Tender beef in a deep, rich red wine sauce? This will become your new go-to meal for any night of the week.

Instant Pot Mongolian Braised Brisket With Coconut Milk

"The ingredients of this dish blended beautifully in that subtle way where no one flavor is more pronounced than any other. Grandchildren aged five, seven, and nine all declared it a hit."

-Robin G.

Instant Pot French Onion Baked Potato Soup

Meet the perfect mashup of two crowd-pleasing soups.

Instant Pot Mac & Cheese

Your favorite comfort food just got even easier!

Instant Pot Turkey Chili

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


Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce

Just add your favorite pasta for a quick, comforting dish.

Instant Pot Duck Confit

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

Instant Pot Asian Pork Chops

"Was looking for ways to use my new Instant Pot and found 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 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. Serve with lots of basmati rice to soak up all of the delicious sauce!"


Instant Pot Beef Tips

A simple, saucy variation on a comfort food classic.

Instant Pot Italian Meatballs

"So delicious and easy! I used quinoa flakes instead of breadcrumbs to make it gluten-free."


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 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."


Instant Pot Chicken Chowder

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

-Diva Sarah

Giant Instant Pot Pancakes

A fun and giant take on a breakfast essential!

Instant Pot Hainanese Chicken & Rice

"A full meal of soup, poached chicken with dipping sauces, and rice."


Instant Pot Corn on the Cob

Fresh corn, ready in just three minutes!

Instant Pot Quick Butter Chicken

A half-hour meal with flavors that will make you go back for seconds and thirds. Use your favorite vegetables, and omit the tofu if you're not a fan!

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings

"The dumplings are wonderful, the chicken is moist, and it has a wonderful chicken flavor to it. Growing up, the recipe we were given was a milky, tasteless soup with chicken and biscuits from a can. I love this homemade, from-scratch recipe with rich flavors and honest-to-goodness dumplings."