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12 Best Instant Pot Recipes

Is there anything better than dinner that takes just minutes to make that's ALSO totally hands-off? That's the magic of the Instant Pot. Here are some of our favorite Instant Pot recipes!

Instant Pot Cauliflower Curry

Tender cauliflower, butternut squash, and red lentils cooked in a coconut-creamy red curry sauce and poured over a mini-mountain of steamy rice. YUM.

Chicken tacos on a plate.

Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch Slaw

These tacos are out of this WORLD! Juicy pineapple and spiced chicken crisped under the broiler, tucked into tortillas, and rolled up with creamy jalapeño ranch slaw.

Chili in a bowl with a spoon and toppings.

Instant Pot Pumpkin Walnut Chili

Yummy vegan chili featuring red lentils, fire-roasted tomatoes, walnuts, black beans, pumpkin, chipotles, and all the good toppings. I LOVE THIS ONE.

Red curry lentils with rice in a bowl with spoon.

Instant Pot Red Curry Lentils

Guess what's for dinner? Creamy, spicy, delicious red curry lentils, made in the Instant Pot.

Instant Pot Creole Chicken and Sausage

Shredded chicken, andouille sausage, creole seasoning, a rich tomato sauce, veggies, and rice. Made in the Instant Pot or slow cooker! 

Tandoori chicken in bowl with rice.

Instant Pot Coconut Tandoori-Inspired Chicken

Coconut Tandoori Chicken made with rich spices and creamy coconut milk. Ridiculously easy (like, 5 minutes hands-on time) and so, so yummy! My new favorite make-ahead freezer meal.

Short Rib Ragu in bowls with fork.

Instant Pot Short Rib Ragu

This ragu is ready in an hour. AMAZING on gnocchi, pasta, polenta, rice, potatoes, and more.

Instant Pot Korean Beef Tacos with toppings.

Instant Pot Korean Beef Tacos

Food truck fusion-style tacos, straight outta the Instant Pot! Flavorful garlic and ginger beef gets tucked into flour tortillas with kimchi, cilantro, peanuts, and spicy mayo. Oooo-ee!

White hand holding a spoon in a bowl of Wild Rice Soup. There's broken crusty bread by the soup bowl.

Instant Pot Wild Rice Soup

The BEST Wild Rice Soup - in the Instant Pot! So creamy and simple and ready in an hour. Perfect for fall/winter nights!

Mac and cheese piled high in a bowl.

Instant Pot Mac and Cheese

Made with 5 real food ingredients! This is SO MUCH BETTER than any mac and cheese I've ever had!

Instant Pot Sweet Potato Tortilla Soup

A smoky, limey, tomato-rich broth with onion, garlic, jalapeño, crispy tortilla strips, and tender chunks of sweet potato.

A pot of stew on a blue tablecloth.

Life-Changing Instant Pot Beef Stew

Beef Stew made in an Instant Pot! 6 ingredients, 45 minutes, SO EASY. The perfect, comforting meal for all those chilly fall and winter days.

One More Thing!

Looking for even more meals to pop in your pressure cooker? Check out a list of all of our Instant Pot recipes!

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    I have had my IP for a few years now. I got it to make tender meats for my aging mom. As a full time caregiver I haven’t taken the time to explore recipes and cooking techniques…until finding this wonderful website with a wonderfully expressive writer and recipes delivered to me!!! Thank you Lindsay, you are already a bright spot in my day and I know mom is going to enjoy some new foods and flavors.

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    The Wild Rice Soup and Beef Stew are staples in my house come fall and winter- I’ve made both within the past week! So excited to try some of these others!!

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    I like instant with chicken and then add some chili. It’s wonderful for a simple dish. Later, I will try other recipes following to your recommendation and find the best ones.