22 Easy Instant Pot Recipes

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Assortment of easy Instant Pot recipes

We were originally Instant Pot skeptics, but now we’re in the camp of how did we ever live without one! From making lightning-quick dinners, sides, and breakfasts to preparing the freshest pantry basics, they’re truly the ultimate kitchen gadgets! Whether yours is well-loved or freshly unwrapped, get inspired with this round-up of our EASIEST, most delicious Instant Pot recipes!

New to the Instant Pot world? We’ve got you covered! Check out these posts for our best tips on how to get started:

Now, friends, it’s time to get Instant Pot-ing with our favorite, easy Instant Pot recipes!

Note: Dietary symbols listed throughout for easy navigation!

Beans & Grains

Instant Pot of Homemade Black Beans with onion
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Instant Pot Black Beans (Perfect Beans Every Time!)
A quick and simple method for making PERFECT black beans in the Instant Pot every time! Just 3 ingredients and 1 pot required.
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Stirring a pot of pinto beans made in the Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Pinto Beans (Fast, Perfect, No Soaking!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT pinto beans in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and 1 pot required!
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Instant Pot Chickpeas with a wooden spoon
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Instant Pot Chickpeas
How to cook chickpeas in the Instant Pot! Our easy technique yields perfectly tender chickpeas perfect for salads, sandwiches, dips, and more!
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Bowl of Instant Pot white rice
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Instant Pot White Rice (Fast, Tender, Fluffy!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT, fluffy white rice in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and about 20 minutes required!
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Instant pot filled with brown rice and water
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Instant Pot Brown Rice (Perfect Every Time!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT brown rice in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and less than 30 minutes required!
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Bowl of Instant Pot Quinoa
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Instant Pot Quinoa (Fluffy, Perfect, No Soaking!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT quinoa in the Instant Pot every time! Just 1 ingredient and about 20 minutes required!
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Breakfasts

Bowl of Instant Pot oats topped with sliced banana, brown sugar, and pecans
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Instant Pot Oats (Fast, Creamy Oatmeal!)
A quick and simple method for making PERFECT, creamy oats in the Instant Pot. Just 1 ingredient and 20 minutes required!
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Holding a spoon in a bowl of banana bread steel cut oats
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Banana Bread Steel Cut Oats (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy steel cut oats infused with the flavor of banana bread! Instant Pot friendly, incredibly comforting, and effortless to make! Just 7 wholesome ingredients required.
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Bowl of Instant Pot steel cut oats
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Instant Pot Steel Cut Oats (Fast, Creamy, Perfect!)
A quick & simple method for making PERFECT, creamy steel cut oats in the Instant Pot. Just 1 ingredient and an Instant Pot required!
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Using a wooden spoon to stir a pan of our easy Applesauce recipe
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3-Ingredient Applesauce (No Sugar Added)
Unbelievably simple applesauce made right on the stovetop with 3 ingredients. Ready in less than 30 minutes, no added sugar, delicious applesauce every time.
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Small plate of perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs
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Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs Every Time (3 Ways!)
The definitive guide to perfect hard boiled eggs every time! With tips on boiling, steaming, and using an Instant Pot!
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Sides & Veggies

Vintage spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot mashed potatoes
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Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes (No Drain, 20 Minutes!)
Incredibly fluffy, buttery mashed potatoes made entirely in the Instant Pot in just 20 minutes! Just 3 ingredients required for these fuss-free mashed potatoes, perfect for the holidays and beyond!
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Bowl of Instant Pot sweet potatoes with vegan butter
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Instant Pot Sweet Potatoes (Fast, Tender, Perfect!)
A quick & easy way to cook sweet potatoes in the Instant Pot! Tender potatoes in less than 45 minutes start to finish. Just 1 ingredient and 1 pot required!
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Yukon gold potatoes on a trivet in an Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Potatoes (Fast, Tender, Buttery!)
A quick & easy way to cook potatoes in the Instant Pot! Tender, buttery potatoes in about 30 minutes. Just 1 ingredient and 1 pot required!
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Cooked spaghetti squash in the Instant Pot
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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash (20 Minutes!)
The fastest, easiest way to make spaghetti squash is in the Instant Pot! Let us show you how easy this 20-minute, 1-ingredient, 1-pot recipe really is!
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Mains

Holding a bowl of roasted red pepper chickpea curry topped with cilantro and limes
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Roasted Red Pepper Chickpea Curry (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Rich and creamy roasted red pepper curry sauce with hearty sweet potatoes and chickpeas. Plant-based, Instant Pot friendly, and just 10 ingredients required!
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Bowl of kitchari topped with coconut milk and cilantro
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Easy Kitchari (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Delicious, easy, Ayurvedic-inspired kitchari that’s Instant Pot friendly! Comforting, nourishing, and infused with warming spices. Just 1 pot and 30 minutes required!
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Bowls of yellow split pea soup topped with roasted sweet potato
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Creamy Yellow Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy, Ethiopian-inspired yellow split pea soup made in the Instant Pot. A delicious, comforting plant-based side or main. Just 1 pot and 9 ingredients required!
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Bowls of Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup topped with croutons
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Creamy Potato Green Split Pea Soup (Instant Pot Friendly!)
Creamy, comforting split pea potato soup made in the Instant Pot! Fast and easy, BIG flavor, and naturally gluten-free and plant-based!
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Holding a bowl of creamy sweet potato lentil soup topped with coconut milk and pepitas
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Warming Red Lentil Sweet Potato Soup (Instant Pot!)
Creamy sweet potato and red lentil soup infused with coconut milk and warming spices. The ultimate fall and winter dish. Made in the Instant Pot and perfect for meal prep!
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Bowl of smoky black eyed peas and collard greens
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Smoky Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas & Greens (Vegan)
Comforting, smoky black eyed peas and collard greens made in the Instant Pot! BIG flavor, plant-based, so hearty and nourishing.
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Spoon in a bowl of Instant Pot chili
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Easy Instant Pot Chili (Vegan, Oil-Free)
Instant Pot chili that’s fast, easy to make, and versatile. Hearty, warming, incredibly comforting, and savory-sweet thanks to sweet potatoes and kidney and black beans.
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  1. Susan says

    The smoky black eyed peas and greens were phenomenal! We have black eyed peas and cabbage on New Years Day every year and this was the best recipe yet! Although ours made with lots of garlic and tomatoes is a close second! Thanks for a great recipe!

  2. Patricia Dorothy Downing says

    Thank you for this wonderful gift. I can hardly wait to try several of these recipes.

    Wishing you success and joy in all that you do,
    Pat

    PS: This program did not allow me to use my email or url.
    Email is downingpd and I am at hotmail.

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      We’re so glad you like it, Pat! Thank you for your kind words! I’m unsure what you mean by the last part? Were you trying to subscribe to our newsletter and having issues?

  3. Sabrina says

    On the kitchari recipe it says pressure cook on high for 5 minutes but basmati rice takes 12 according to instapot and personal experience. Is that 5 a mistake?

    • Support @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Sabrina, 5 minutes is correct for that recipe. Perhaps you’re using par-boiled brown basmati if it’s taking longer? Let us know if you try it!