50 Best Instant Pot Recipes

We've rounded up the best Instant Pot recipes that you can add to your rotation. These classics are delicious, easy to make and are perfect for any dinner.

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They say the best things in life take time. But not anymore! The Instant Pot has revolutionized fast meals.

Classic comfort foods, fork-tender meat and new dinners from around the world are all at your fingertips, thanks to the Instant Pot pressure cooker. Whether you’re an expert in the kitchen or a novice, these easy Instant Pot meals will give you more time eating with your family. And isn’t that what cooking is all about?

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Pressure-Cooker Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chuck Roast

Talk about comfort food! This melt-in-your-mouth roast feels like a warm hug. The meat is fork-tender and well seasoned. And it’s much faster than a slow cooker!

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Pressure-Cooker Tex-Mex Risotto

Do you love creamy risotto and Mexican flavors? Then this recipe is about to rock your world. This 30-minute dinner will quickly become your new weeknight favorite!
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Pressure-Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken

This sweet and tart chicken is the change of pace you’ve been looking for. The saucy chicken would go perfectly over some rice.
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Instant Pot Puerto Rican Pernil

Pernil is slow-cooked pork roast. This Instant Pot version is not only fast, but also citrusy and spicy. It’s the perfect summer meal.
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Pressure Cooker German Goulash

This simple and hearty stew might just convince you to try some new seasonings! With marjoram, caraway seeds and Hungarian paprika, you’ll be stocking up your spice cabinet in no time.
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Pressure-Cooker Cajun Pork and Rice

This spicy rice dinner is a great new way to dress up pork. Full of veggies, this healthy dish is filling and packed with flavor!
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Instant Pot Chili con Carne

Nothing says cozy night in like some chili! And this Southwest chili really hits the spot. With a dollop of sour cream, you’ll find yourself polishing off the pot in no time.
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Osso Buco

This beef osso buco has gremolata, which is a chopped herb condiment made of lemon zest, garlic and parsley. This adds a wonderful flavor to the rich sauce already adorning the meal.
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Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers

We have a theory that any meal can be made better if it’s stuffed inside a pepper. And so far, these cheesesteak-stuffed peppers only prove our point! They’re savory and cheesy. What more could you ask for?
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Instant Pot Clam Chowder

This clam chowder is everything you need it to be and more. It’s creamy, garlic-y and fast!
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Pressure-Cooker Chinese-Style Ribs

Who would’ve thought that pumpkin pie spice was what your ribs were missing? These sweet and savory ribs cover every flavor profile. They’re salty, spicy and tangy!
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Pressure-Cooker Sweet ‘n’ Sour Pork

This sweet and sour pork is more than just those two adjectives. The pineapple chunks add texture and soak up the flavor of the sauce. Get ready to have a dinner that really feels like you’re trying something new.
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken and Bacon White Chili

Ranch salad dressing mix takes this recipe from good to great. It’s seasoned wonderfully with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. Don’t have any chicken on hand? Pork works too!
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Tips

After trying this recipe you won’t be able to think about comfort food without envisioning a plate of these beef tips. Not only are they nostalgic, but also so tender!
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Pressure-Cooker Autumn Apple Chicken

Get ready for your house to smell like a dream! In the short time it takes to cook, you’ll already be drooling. While this dish captures the essence of a fall candle, you can make it year round!
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Instant Pot Whole Chicken

This well-seasoned herby chicken will stop you from ever reaching for a grocery store rotisserie chicken. You can even make a gravy with the leftover juices.
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Pressure-Cooker Garlic Chicken and Broccoli

Garlic girls unite! This simple spin on the takeout classic will have you questioning why you ever order out.
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Pressure-Cooker Short Ribs

The red wine sauce on these tender short ribs offers an explosion of flavor. The whole family will ask for this dinner again and again.
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Pressure-Cooker Stuffed Peppers

Bowls are out and peppers are in! This healthy and meatless dinner loses none of the flavor. The salsa, corn and peppers really make it a winning dish.
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Pressure-Cooker Potato Soup

This soup has all the fixings of a normal potato chowder with an extra bit of spice! It’s creamy, cheesy and easily ranks supreme on our list of ultimate comfort foods.
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Pressure-Cooker Fabulous Fajitas

They really are fabulous! This colorful dinner is a great introduction to the wonderful world of Instant Pot recipes. They’re spicy, tender and versatile!
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Pressure-Cooker Sonoran Clam Chowder

A new debate has been sparked! We all know about New England clam chowder and Manhattan clam chowder, but we’d like to throw this Southwest clam chowder in the ring. If you ever thought clam chowder needed a bit more of a kick, you might have a new favorite.
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Pressure-Cooker Thai Sweet Chili Pork Bowls

These sweet chili pork bowls have a great ginger flavor that really shines through. When takeout is calling your name, try making this standout dish instead.
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Pressure-Cooker Pork Ribs

Pork ribs feel like a special occasion meal. But now they can be made whenever you like! The barbecue sauce is a delightful coating for some mashed potatoes.
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Pressure-Cooker Ground Beef Stroganoff

Does stroganoff remind anyone else of their school days? This saucy dish is made with fresh ingredients and is made simpler with ground beef rather than beef chunks.
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Rice Meatballs

Some people call this recipe Porcupine Meatballs because of how the rice sticks out and we couldn’t find it more adorable! This comfort meal is perfect for kids served over creamy mashed potatoes or rice!
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Instant Pot Corn Chowder

Corn chowder is a classic and this recipe is simply a faster way to eat it. It’s creamy, cheesy and most importantly very corny.
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Pressure-Cooker Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This quick and easy Tuscan chicken pasta is creamy and delicious. The sun dried tomatoes add the perfect amount of tartness to the final product.
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Pressure-Cooker Southwestern Pork and Squash Soup

This Southwestern stew is great for the whole family. It’s a not-so sneaky way to get your kids to eat more veggies too!
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Carnitas

Talk about a happy accident! You’re going to need to stock your spice cabinet for this wonderful recipe that was made with leftover pot roast.
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Spicy Cowboy Beans

These potluck beans are the sleeper agent of your next party. No one will expect the sweet and spicy flavor of what’ll quickly become known as the perfect side dish.
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Pressure-Cooker Cola BBQ Chicken

Cola in barbecue? Now we’re talking! This cola barbecue recipe is rich, sweet and smoky. The toppings are endless!
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Instant Pot Taco Pasta

This easy pasta dish is fun for the whole family. Kids will love the taco flavoring and adults will love how easy it is to make.
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Pressure-Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin

The brown sugar and balsamic glaze toes the line between a fancy dinner and weeknight meal. Pasta? Grits? Salad? We can’t think of anything that doesn’t go well with this recipe.
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Pressure-Cooker Barbecued Beef Ribs

These tangy ribs have a surprising ingredient: plum preserves! This gives the already heavenly sauce a bit of a fruity note that we couldn’t be more obsessed with. Try other preserves on for size and find the best one.
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Pressure-Cooker Chicken Thighs in Wine Sauce

There’s beauty in simplicity and this wine sauce chicken is our proof. It makes for the perfect weeknight dinner without a lot of fuss and it goes well with any side dish!
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Pressure-Cooker Mexican Beef Soup

This stew is a knock-out with kids and adults. It’s mildly spicy with green chiles and red pepper flakes, but this is easily cut through with the beef and sour cream.
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Pressure-Cooker Pork Chops

The creamy and light gravy on these pork chops has a wonderful garlic and mustard flavor that’ll keep you coming back to this recipe. It drizzles beautifully over mashed potatoes. If you like this recipe, then learn how make instant pot pork chops.
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Grandma’s Pressure-Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s just like Grandma used to make. Literally! The chunky carrots alone are enough to transport anyone to their childhood bedroom on a day off from school.
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Pressure-Cooker Swiss Steak

This no-fuss Swiss steak brings dinner to your table all the sooner. You can customize it to your taste with mushrooms, but we love the classic tomato and onion flavors it already offers.
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Pressure-Cooker Beef Stew

If you love pot roast, then you’ll love this beef stew. The veggies make for a well-balanced comfy meal.
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Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

The classic southern dish just got a whole lot better. With simple seasonings, you could have it as a side or dress it up as a main course!
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Pressure-Cooker Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches

Everyone loves a Philly cheesesteak sandwich. The only thing that could make it better is if you could have them on the table in a snap. And now you can! This recipe will easily become your new go-to lunch for parties.
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Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Chicken and Mushrooms

With a grocery store rotisserie chicken and a little bit of magic (ie. mushrooms), you can put together a mouth-watering dinner in just 30 minutes. This earthy and creamy dish is one you won’t want to miss!
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Pressure-Cooker Summer Squash

Every problem seems like it can be fixed with bacon. And getting out of a squash rut is no exception! The crouton and bacon combination makes squash go from ho-hum to wow.
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Pressure-Cooker Beef and Rice Cabbage Rolls

Something about cabbage just feels like spring. These stuffed cabbage rolls never disappoint and are much more filling than you might expect.
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Pressure-Cooker Smoky White Beans and Ham

Are you ever low on recipe inspiration? Get ready for your next epiphany with this recipe. The smoky dish is quick to put together in a pinch and will wow your taste buds!
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Instant Pot Meat Loaf

This ground pork meat loaf will make you think of your mom, grandma or just the general feeling of home. This make-ahead dinner is a recipe box staple.
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Pressure-Cooker Thai Coconut Beef

Nothing beats Thai takeout. Unless you make it at home! This coconut beef will meet your expectations and then some.
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Pressure-Cooker Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew

This zesty stew doesn’t require any side dishes. The Italian-Mexican fusion will please even your pickiest of eaters.

Alyssa Asaro
Alyssa has been with Taste of Home for just over a year, but has been in food and lifestyle publishing since 2018. As an associate editor, she writes and edits recipe collections and runs several newsletters, including Top 10, Slow Cooker & Casseroles, Quick Dinners and Balanced Plate. When she's not planning her next trip overseas, you can find Alyssa trying out new Chicago restaurants or watching a movie.